Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of February 27, 2015

February 28, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

WebMD, a medical information content provider, reported a Q4 2014 profit of $16.3 million on $162.7 million in revenue, compared with a Q4 2013 profit of $10.8 million on $146.3 million in revenue.

Atheer, developer of an augmented reality platform for smart glasses in the operating room, has raised $8.8 million…Iagnosis, a teledermatology company, has raised $1.25 million in funding from undisclosed investors…Sikka Software, a practice management software developer, has raised $5.5 million in a Series B funding round led by Sierra Ventures.

Contracts

The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Registry has selected Medidata‘s electronic data capture and management tools…A.O. Fox Hospital in New York has selected Phytel‘s population health management platform…SCAN Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage plan in Arizona and California, has selected ikaSystems‘ suite of business performance software…Zynx Health, a provider of secure clinical messaging software, has selected Amendola Communications‘ public relations and marketing services.

Product Development and Marketing

Cleveland Clinic has partnered with Cox Communications, a cable and broadband provider, to develop an in-home telehealth services program…Surescripts has integrated its electronic prior authorization software into NextGen Healthcare‘s EHR system…the NYC Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health will offer to its providers SA Ignite‘s cloud-based meaningful use program and EHR management software.

Personnel

Doug Fleishman — former vice president of sales at Verisk Health, an analytics services provider — has been named chief growth officer of MedHOK, a software-as-service company… Katie Christopherson, former director of clinical service solutions at Philips Healthcare, has been named chief customer operations officer at Healthsense, a provider of remote monitoring, emergency response and wellness management tools.

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