Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of November 21, 2014

November 22, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Southern Tier Healthlink, a not-for-profit regional health information organization, and Taconic Health Information Network and Community, another RHIO, will merge to become HealthlinkNYMedeAnalytics, an analytics and performance management tools provider, has acquired OnFocus Healthcare, a provider of performance management services, for an undisclosed sum.

Cue — a provider of smartphone-enabled, remote lab tests — has raised $7.5 million in a funding round led by Sherpa VenturesRiffyn, a provider of analytics and process design software, has raised $1.8 in a seed funding round led by O’Reilly AlphaTech.

Contracts

Oakland Physician Network Services and Citrus Valley Health Partners have selected Practice Fusion‘s EHR system…CMS has selected Navicure‘s ICD-10 end-to-end testing services…Kentucky-based St. Elizabeth Healthcare has selected Strata Decision Technology‘s financial analytics, decision support and performance management systems…Sidney Health Center in Montana has selected Kaufman Hall‘s financial reporting and planning software…Wake Radiology, a radiologist-owned imaging practice in North Carolina, has selected Mach7 Technologies‘ communication and workflow software.

Rio Grande Valley Health Information Exchange, in partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, has selected Wellcentive‘s population health management tools…Virginia Premier Health Plan, a managed care organization, has selected PaySpan‘s provider reimbursement and member engagement software…DataGen, an analytics provider, and SingleTrack Analytics, a health care consulting firm, have selected Genesis HealthCare‘s analytics services for the Medicare Bundled Payment for Care Improvement demonstration program.

Product Development and Marketing

AHA Smartmarket —  an online network created by the American Hospital Association for providers to rate medical products and collaborate on projects — will offer its services to members of the Illinois Hospital AssociationMedidata, a provider of electronic data capture and clinical data management applications, has partnered with GlaxoSmithKline to develop a new mobile health-enabled model for clinical trials… …V?lant has entered a partnership to be the exclusive EHR system provider for members of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, a professional association.

Personnel

Richard Agee, a former principal at investment banking firm Stoneworth Financial, has been named president and CFO of COR Medical TechnologiesBruce Matter, former sales and practice leader of EHR and population health enterprise services at GE Healthcare, has been named senior vice president of sales and client development at AMC Health, a provider of patient management services.

Ted Reynolds, a former executive at EHR-vendor Epic Systems, has been named senior vice president of CTG, an IT services provider…Chartése Day, a former senior strategist for several public relations firms, has been named director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT‘s Office of Public Affairs and Communications; Amanda Woodhead, former head of corporate communications at health IT vendor Emdeon, has been named stakeholder engagement lead of ONC’s Office of Public Affairs and Communications.

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