Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2014

September 20, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Viverae, a health management systems provider, has acquired OneHealth, a provider of a cloud-based peer support system for behavioral health, for an undisclosed amount…Cognizant Technology Solutions, an IT vendor and consulting firm, will acquire TriZetto, a health care software provider, for $2.7 billion in cash…Omada Health, a developer of Web-based behavioral medicine programs, has raised $450,000 in a funding round led by the California HealthCare Foundation. CHCF publishes iHealthBeat.

iVinci Health, a provider of an online payment and financing portal, has raised $5 million in funding from several investors…RightCare, a medical technology vendor, has raised $4 million in funding from NewSpring Health CapitalPrivia Health, a physician practice management and population health technology provider, has secured $400 million in funding from a Goldman Sachs-led investor group…6SensorLabs, a developer of a food allergy sensor, has raised $4 million in a funding round led by Upfront VenturesChartSpan Medical Technologies, a mobile EHR system developer, has raised $1 million in a funding round led by investor Don Byrne.


Epic Systems, an EHR system provider, has hired lobbying firm Card AssociatesFitBit, a maker of health-tracking devices, has hired lobbying firm Heather Podesta + PartnersAzalea Health — a provider of EHR, practice management and revenue cycle management systems — has donated its EHR software and services to the Rural School-Based Telehealth Center Initiative in Georgia…Not-for-profit Willis-Knighton Health System in Louisiana has selected Merge Healthcare‘s cardiology and interoperability tools.

Pharmacy benefit managers CVS/caremark and Express Scripts have selected Surescripts‘ electronic prior authorization service; health IT vendors Aprima, Medical Software, DAW SYSTEMS – SCRIPTSURE, digiChart, First Databank, OA Systems and Stratus EMR have selected Surescripts’ electronic prior authorization service…Madison Radiology Medical Group in California has selected eRAD‘s Web-based medical imaging and speech recognition system…Inova Health System in Virginia has selected the Cross Sector Digital Identity Initiative‘s electronic authentication and identity management system…Post Acute Medical, a long-term acute care provider serving six states, has selected Quantia‘s physician engagement system…Holyoke Medical Center in Massachusetts has selected T-System‘s electronic physician documentation system. 

Product Development and Marketing

Toshiba has partnered with Johns Hopkins University to establish a data analytics research center for cancer treatment…PrescribeWellness will provide its patient engagement tools to members of Pharmacy First‘s independent network of pharmacies…CarePayment will provide patient financing services to customers of Siemens Healthcare, a health IT vendor… SpendWell Health, an online health care marketplace, has partnered with PaySpan, a provider of reimbursement and payment automation systems, to create a nationwide online marketplace of medical services for consumers with high-deductible insurance plans.

SilverCloud Health, a provider of Web-based behavioral and wellness services, has partnered with Wiley — an education, medical and psychological information and research company — to develop cloud-based therapeutic programs for behavioral health and chronic disease management…Sunquest Information Solutions, a provider of clinical diagnostic tools, has partnered with Partners Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care system in Boston, to develop improved workflow systems for genome-based medical research.


Lane Monson — president and COO of Aviacode, a provider of medical coding services — has been named CEO of the company…Phillip Fasano, a health IT executive at Kaiser Permanente, has been named executive vice president and CIO American International Group, a New York-based insurer…Mike Fogarty — former senior vice president and global publisher at BabyCenter, a provider of digital information on pregnancy and parenting — has been named executive vice president of consumer sales and product marketing at WebMD Health, a medical information content provider…Larry Ellison is stepping down as CEO of technology firm Oracle to become its executive chair and CTO; Safrz Catz and Mark Hund have been promoted to the position of CEO.

William Corsten – former senior vice president of sales at M*Modal, a clinical documentation and speech recognition software provider — has been named regional president in North America at Agfa HealthCare, a medical imaging and IT services provider; Frank Pecaitis — former senior vice president of sales at PatientSafe Solutions, a provider of mobile point-of-care tools —  has been named vice president of enterprise imaging sales at Agfa HealthCare…Jennifer Palow, former Medicaid director of operations in Maine, has been named a senior consultant for management service provider CSG Government Solutions‘ Healthcare and Human Services practice…Chris Davis, chief medical informatics officer at Baptist Health System, has been named CIO at the health system… Alicia Morton – deputy CMO at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and a senior adviser in ONC’s Office of Science and Technology – has been named director of the ONC Health IT Certification Program.

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