Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of January 9, 2015

January 10, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

PipelineRX, a telepharmacy company, has acquired Quality Pharmacy Management, a telepharmacy services provider, for an undisclosed sum…Centene, a provider of health care management services, has acquired LiveHealthier, a health management platform provider, for an undisclosed sum.

PocketDerm, a provider of teledermatology services, has raised $2.85 million from an undisclosed investor…Wellbe, a provider of cloud-based patient engagement systems, has raised $2.42 million from multiple investors…Ginger.io, a provider of analytics services and a mobile health behavior monitoring application, has raised $20 million from undisclosed investors…Noom, a developer of mobile wellness apps, has raised $15 million from multiple investors.

Caremerge, a provider of a care coordination platform, has raised $4 million in a funding round led by Cambia Health SolutionsApervita, a provider of health analytics services, has raised $18 million in a Series A funding round led by GE Ventures and Baird CapitalZipnosis, a provider of diagnosis and treatment software, has received an undisclosed investment from Fairview Health ServicesWelltok, a provider of population health management programs, has raised $37 million in a Series D funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners.

Contracts

Catawba Valley Medical Center in North Carolina has selected CHESS‘ population health management tools…Methodist Dallas Medical Center has selected Wellbe‘s patient engagement software…Presence Health in Illinois has selected Kaufman Hall‘s cost accounting software…Rush University Medical Center has selected Merge Healthcare‘s cardiology workflow consolidation tool.

Beaumont Health System in Michigan has selected Language Access Network‘s video medical interpreting device…the Health Information Network of Arizona has selected Mirth‘s suite of HIE services… Allina Health, a not-for-profit health system based in Minnesota, is outsourcing its data warehousing, analytics and performance improvement services to Health Catalyst for $110 million over 10 years.

Product Development and Marketing

Qualcomm Life, a vendor of mobile health IT services and applications, has partnered with Walgreen to develop a suite of connected mobile and Web-based health apps; WebMD Health will provide its virtual wellness coaching program through Walgreen’s website…Iron Bridge Integration, a provider of cloud-based interoperability services, has entered a partnership to provide their clients with access to immunization registries through ADP AdvancedMD‘s cloud-based EHR system…Allscripts, an EHR vendor, will integrate Perceptive Software‘s content management tools into its content management platform.

Personnel

Rick Adam — former CIO at Goldman Sachs and founder of Recondo Technology, a revenue cycle management software vendor — has been named president and COO of Stanson Health, a provider of clinical decision support and analytics software…Jeffrey Schussler, a clinical and interventional cardiologist at Baylor University Medical Center, has been named to the senior editorial board of COR Medical Technologies, a provider of outcome support software for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up patient management.

Cassi Birnbaum — senior vice president of health information management and consulting at Peak Health Solutions, a provider of remote coding, auditing and clinical documentation services — has been elected president and chair of the American Health Information Management Association‘s 2015 board of directors…David Silberstein, a former senior partner at Teradata‘s health care provider’s practice, has been named service line director for analytics of Leidos Health, a health IT consulting firm.

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