Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of February 6, 2015

February 7, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Cerner, a health IT vendor, has completed its acquisition of Siemens Health Services, the health IT business unit of Siemens AG, for $1.3 billion…athletics apparel company Under Armour has acquired MyFitnessPal, a mobile health and diet-tracking app, for $475 million and Endomondo, a GPS-based fitness app, for $85 million…health IT vendor athenahealth has acquired the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center‘s Web-based clinical application and EHR platform for an undisclosed sum…Sunquest Information Systems, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, will acquire Data Innovations, a provider of clinical laboratory connectivity tools, for an undisclosed sum.

Advance Health, a health IT software developer, has raised $40 million in a funding round led by Summit PartnersSkipta, a manager of social media networks for medical specialties, has raised $2.5 million in a funding round led by Mansa CapitalMonica Healthcare, the developer of a wireless fetal monitor, has raised $3 million from multiple investors… Force Therapeutics, provider of remote physical therapy monitoring services, has raised $2.2 million from multiple investors.

Contracts

The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital has selected Mach7 Technologies‘ medical image management tools…the Pocono Medical Center in Pennsylvania has selected Authentidate‘s telehealth services…Henry Schein has selected ClearDATA Networks‘ HIPAA-compliant data backup and disaster recovery services.

Product Development and Marketing

The Mayo Clinic has partnered with EHR vendor Epic to develop an integrated EHR and revenue cycle management system…health IT vendor athenahealth has partnered with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Massachusetts to develop an Internet-based medical record management system…Kareo, a health IT software developer, will integrate its practice management and billing tools with digiChart‘s EHR system for obstetricians and gynecologists.

The American Medical Association has partnered with MATTER, a health care technology incubator in Chicago, to provide a technology-enabled space for health care professionals to develop new care delivery models…Merge Healthcare, a provider of imaging services, has partnered with ICT Health, a technology vendor and consulting firm, to provide hospitals in the Middle East, North Africa and India with imaging tools.

Personnel

Richard Holada, former director of IBM‘s predictive analytics and business intelligence services, has been named chief data and technology officer at Truven Health Analytics, a provider of health care analytics services…Murray Reicher, a fellow of the American College of Radiology, has been named CEO of EHR vendor DR SystemsDavid Gamble II — former vice president of business development for Medical Reimbursements of America, a provider of reimbursement services for hospitals and health systems — has been named regional vice president of sales at CarePayment, a provider of payment services for patients…Mark McClellan, former head of CMS and FDA, has been appointed to the board of directors at the Gary and Mary West Health Institute in California and the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

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