Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2014

September 27, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Conifer Health Solutions, a health IT outsourcing firm, will acquire SPi Healthcare, a revenue-cycle and health information management software provider, for $235 million…Hospital chain HCA will acquire PatientKeeper, a developer of software for physicians, for an undisclosed amount… ZirMed, a provider of cloud-based clinical and business performance management tools, has acquired MethodCare, a provider of predictive analytics tools, for an undisclosed amount.

iHealth Labs, a designer of mobile health applications for Apple’s iOS platform, has raised $25 million from investment firm Xiaomi VenturesTeladoc, a telehealth services provider, has raised $50 million from several investors…Beyond Verbal, a provider of emotions analysis software, has raised $3.3 million in a funding round led by Winnovation and SingulariTeamSense.ly, a virtual follow-up care provider, has raised $1.25 million in funding from Launchpad Digital Health, East Link Capital and five other investors…Jiff, a developer of a private health care social network and digital health applications, has raised $18 million in a funding round led by Venrock.

Contracts

Inova Fairfax Medical Center in Virginia has selected Qstream‘s mobile, game-based patient safety and clinical knowledge education software…North Philadelphia Health System has selected MEDHOST‘s EHR system…Kennedy University Hospitalists, a provider network in New Jersey, has selected MedAptus‘ revenue cycle management software.

Product Development and Marketing

Boston Software Systems will integrate its health care automation tools into Tools4ever‘s identity and access management software…IBM has partnered with AirStrip, a mobile health care application provider, to create a mobile acute care early warning system…Allscripts, an EHR vendor, has partnered with Citra Health, a provider of consulting services and health IT for provider and payer organizations, to make their respective EHR and consulting services available to each other’s clients.

Personnel

Doug Fridsma, former chief science officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, has been named president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics AssociationCharles De Sanno, former executive director of enterprise systems engineering at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been named vice president of health IT strategy at Systems Made Simple, a provider of health IT systems and services.

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