Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of December 5, 2014

December 6, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Sharecare, provider of a health and wellness engagement platform, has acquired QualityHealth, a patient identification and engagement platform, for an undisclosed sum…Emdeon, a vendor of revenue cycle management software, has agreed to purchase Change Healthcare, a price transparency tool, for up to $185 million…Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm, will acquire the Advanced Computer Software Group, a British health care and business software developer, for ¬£725 million, or about $1.14 billion…defense contractor Lockheed Martin has finalized its acquisition of Systems Made Simple, a provider of data analytics and health IT services, for an undisclosed sum.

Self Care Catalysts, a developer of digital health software, has raised $1.8 million in a funding round led by Prosoft DevelopmentCareLinx, a Web-based platform for connecting home health care workers with patients, has received an undisclosed investment  from the Ziegler Link-age Longevity FundMedigo, a provider of hospital quality and price comparison and transparency tools, has raised $6.2 million in funding from Accel PartnersZipnosis, a developer of diagnosis and treatment option software, has raised $1.5 million in a seed funding round led by Arthur Ventures.

Contracts

The Minnesota Department of Health has selected FAIR Health‘s data validation services…Kennedy Health System in New Jersey and Advocate Community Providers, a delivery system reform incentive payment program in New York, have selected eClinical Works‘ population health management and electronic data exchange interoperability platform…Arriva Medical, a direct medical equipment provider, has selected Orion Health‘s business automation software…Wake Radiology, an imaging practice in North Carolina, has selected Mach7 Technologies‘ medical image management tools…the American College of Radiology and Massachusetts General Hospital have selected Nuance Communications‘ cloud-based medical imaging exchange system.

Gila River Health Care, a not-for-profit health system in Arizona, has selected NextGen Healthcare Information Systems‘ ambulatory EHR and practice management software…Silver Hill Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Connecticut, has selected QPID Health‘s EHR augmentation software…Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has selected Strata Decision Technology‘s decision support and cost accounting software…ProHealth Care, a community-based health system in Wisconsin, has selected Kaufman Hall‘s cost accounting and decision support software…Granite Healthcare Network, a coalition of health care organizations, has selected athenahealth‘s population health management software.

Product Development and Marketing

ClearDATA, a provider of information security and cloud computing services, will integrate its cloud-based secure application hosting services with Merge Healthcare‘s ambulatory radiology tool for imaging providers… NextGen Healthcare has formed a partnership to allow its customers to send electronic imaging orders via Merge Healthcare’s interoperable network…BaseHealth, provider of a health data management platform, has partnered with LABCO Quality Diagnostics, a diagnostic and management services provider, to develop an integrated health management platform for genomic research and analysis.

Personnel

Joseph Eberle — a former principal consultant at CTG, an IT services provider — has been named managing director of data analytics at CTG…B. Anderson Flatt, former vice president and CIO of insurer Cigna-HealthSpring, has been named senior vice president and CIO of Corizon Health, a correctional facility health care provider…John Glaser, CEO of Siemens Health Services, will become senior vice president of Cerner upon its acquisition of Siemens…Juliet Cunningham — former managing director of the Blue Shirt Group, a communications firm — has been named vice president of investor relations at Alere, a provider of rapid diagnostic testing tools…Jon White, interim head and acting CMO of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT‘s Office of Clinical Quality and Safety, has been named acting deputy national coordinator at ONC…George Halvorson, former chair and CEO at Kaiser Permanente, has been named to the board of the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that operates federal government-sponsored research and development centers.

Michael McDonnell — former vice president of global talent acquisition at TOA Technologies, a developer of customer service software — has been named chief people officer of Aver Informatics, a developer of bundled payment analytics software; Mike King, former vice president of global strategic alliances and business development at software vendor CA Technologies, has been named vice president of global sales at Aver Informatics…William Moore — former CFO at 4medica, a provider of cloud-based data integration applications, has been named CFO of Essia Health, a provider of medical scribes and EHR implementation assistance; Anita Pramoda — cofounder and CEO of TangramCare, which developed a mobile patient screening platform — has been named to Essia Health’s board of directors.

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