Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of January 16, 2015

January 17, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Essia Health, a medical scribe firm, has acquired Eastside Specialty Scribes for an undisclosed sum…EHR vendor athenahealth has acquired RazorInsights, a cloud-based EHR vendor, for an undisclosed sum.

Augmedix, a startup that incorporates EHR data into Google Glass for physicians, has raised $16 million in a Series A funding round led by Emergence Capital and DCM VenturesKit Check, a provider of automated drug and operating room inventory software, has raised $12 million in a Series B funding round led by Kaiser Permanente VenturesSmartlink Mobile, a provider of mobile patient communication tools, has raised $2.3 million from multiple investors…MediSafe, a provider of a medication management platform, has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round led by Pitango Venture CapitalWelltok, a provider of Web and mobile health and condition management applications, has raised $37 million in a funding round with participation from Hearst Health Ventures and Catholic Health Initiatives.


Tulane University Medical Group in New Orleans has selected eClinicalWorks‘ population health management software…Good Samaritan Hospital-Southwest in California has selected MEDHOST‘s EHR system…Marquis Diagnostic Imaging has selected Practice Fusion‘s cloud-based EHR system…Healthfirst, a not-for-profit health plan, has selected InterSystems‘  health informatics platform…the University of North Carolina School of Medicine‘s urology department has selected ArborMetrix‘s cloud-based analytics platform.

Product Development and Marketing

MedAptus will offer its revenue cycle and patient management tools to providers who use athenahealth ‘s EHR system…OPTIMIZERx will integrate its patient savings and support system with PracticeFusion‘s EHR system…Oracle has integrated its cloud-based clinical trial data capture and management software with Proteus‘ digital health feedback and adherence data system…Kinsa, a provider of a smartphone-connected thermometer and health tracking mobile application, has integrated its app with Apple‘s HealthKit.


Dieter Weinand, president and CEO of drugmaker Bayer Pharma AG, has been named to the board of directors of HealthPrize Technologies, a provider of medication adherence and patient engagement services; Dawn Owens, former CEO of OptumHealth, a provider of population health management tools, has been named to the board of directors of HealthPrize Technologies…Jack Lord, a board-certified forensic pathologist and fellow at the College of American Pathologists, has been named to the board of directors of par8o, a health IT vendor.

Bryan Ness — former vice president of sales at Phytel, a provider of patient engagement and population health management tools — has been named regional general manager for the Western U.S. at Wellcentive, a population health management system provider; Jim Clifford, a current executive at Wellcentive, has been named regional director of the company’s Central and Midwest U.S. regions…Ralph Keiser, a former consulting director at Deloitte, has been named chief growth officer at Recondo Technology, a revenue cycle management software vendor.

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