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

December 20, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Trio Consulting, a management and technology consulting firm, has acquired iMedX‘s business unit, Alpha Transcription, a transcription firm that serves Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, for an undisclosed sum.

American Well, a telehealth services provider, has raised $80 million in Series C funding…Oneview Healthcare, a developer of patient engagement and clinical workflow software, has raised $7 million from undisclosed investors…Kinsa Health, a provider of a smartphone-enabled thermometer, has raised $9.6 million in a funding round led by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield ByersExco InTouch, a clinical trial technology vendor, has raised $5 million in a funding round led by Albion VenturesSoloHealth, a provider of telehealth services, has raised $4.3 million in equity and securities from 24 investors…Lift, a mobile health application provider, has raised $1.1 million from Spark Capital and Obvious VenturesRise, a developer of a nutrition coaching mobile health app, has raised $1 million from Cowboy Ventures and Floodgate.

Contracts

The Compass Group, a network of not-for-profit integrated delivery system leaders, has selected Visiun‘s business intelligence and analytics software…Iron Mountain, a provider of storage and information management services, has selected Livongo Health‘s diabetes management software…Not-for-profit MultiCare Health System has selected Premier‘s suite of supply chain improvement services…Meridian Health in New Jersey has selected Cerner‘s suite of population health data management software.

Product Development and Marketing

Health Catalyst, a data warehousing and analytics service provider, has partnered with Microsoft to develop a health care data warehousing and analytics platform…AARP and 1776, a startup incubator, have partnered to develop an incubator program for various startups — including health and technology companies — that serve individuals over 50 years old… Sprint has partnered with the University of Kansas Medical Center to develop a three-month mobile health startup accelerator program.

Personnel

Zachary Sherburne — former CIO and vice president of information services for hardware and home improvement at Spectrum Brands, a global consumer product company — has been named senior vice president and global CIO of Quality Systems, an EHR and practice management systems vendor…Charles Christian, vice president and CIO at St. Francis Hospital in Georgia, has been named chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives‘ board of trustees… Paul Argay — former chief marketing officer at Resolution Health, a health IT vendor — has been named chief marketing officer of AMC Health, a provider of patient management software.

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