Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of December 12, 2014

December 13, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Welch Allyn, a provider of medical diagnostic devices, has acquired HealthInterlink, a developer of remote patient monitoring software, for an undisclosed sum…SocialWellth, a mobile health platform, has acquired Happtique, developer of a mobile health and prescription certification platform, for an undisclosed sum…Meridian Medical Management, a provider of revenue cycle management and system integration services, has acquired Origin Healthcare Solutions, a health care business intelligence and analytics services provider, for an undisclosed sum.

Maxwell Health, a provider of a mobile platform for employee benefits, has raised $26.4 million in a funding round led by Adams Street PartnersTute Genomics, a provider of cloud-based genome analysis services, has raised $2.3 million in a Series A1 funding round led by EurovestechTouchCare, a provider of a mobile telemedicine app, has raised $4 million in a funding round led by Mosaic Health Solutions, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina subsidiary…Gamgee, a provider of patient engagement apps, has raised $4 million in equity and debt, with contributions from three investors…MD Aligne, a telehealth services provider, has raised $400,000 from equity and security offerings.

Contracts

Greenville Health System in South Carolina has selected Orion Health‘s interoperability and care coordination tools…Paladina Health, a subsidiary of DaVita HealthCare Partners, has selected eClinicalWorks‘ population health management system…Banner Health, a not-for-profit health system, has selected Craneware‘s revenue management software… Women’s Health USA – a health care administration, consultation and management services provider — has selected athenahealth‘s EHR system, revenue cycle management tools and patient engagement services.

Product Development and Marketing

Vitaphone e-Health Solutions will integrate its chronic disease management tools with Qualcomm‘s care coordination and device connectivity systems…PatientsLikeMe, a medical information network for patients, has partnered with the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare to develop a survey and related educational content on patients’ perceptions of compassionate care…Omron Healthcare, a medical device provider, will offer AliveCor‘s mobile electrocardiogram online and at additional retail store locations.

Personnel

Steven Russell — former senior vice president of corporate development at Quantros, a developer of health care quality and safety applications — has been named senior vice president of sales and strategic accounts at Leidos Health, a health IT consulting firm…Ben Panning, former director of architecture and technology at GE Healthcare, has been named vice president of technology at CarePayment, a provider of payment services for patients; Daniel Kutchel, a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, has been named regional vice president for the Midwest region at CarePayment.

Jean-Luc Neptune, former manager of Health 2.0‘s developer challenge, has been named executive director of Blueprint Health, an entrepreneur accelerator program…Naomi Fried, chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, has been named vice president of medical information, innovation and external partnerships at Biogen Idec, a biotechnology company…Sandip Mohapatra, a member of the board of trustees of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, has been named CTO of PaySpan, a provider of reimbursement and payment automation services.

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