Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of March 13, 2015

March 14, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Kareo, a provider of cloud-based medical practice software, has acquired DoctorBase, a practice marketing and patient communications services platform provider, for an undisclosed sum…Maximus, a Medicare claims processing company, will acquire Acentia, an IT contractor, for $300 million.

SocialWellth, a mobile health platform, has raised $7.5 million from an undisclosed investor…Pager, a telehealth services provider, has raised $10.4 million in a funding round with participation from multiple investors…HealthMyne, a developer of data analytics software, has raised $4.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Venture Investors and 4490 Ventures.

Contracts

Cornerstone Health Group, a Texas-based provider of acute and post-acute care services, has selected M*Modal‘s transcription and clinical documentation tools…the Harris County Public Health Environmental Services in Texas has selected emocha‘s remote patient management platform…St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates, a multispecialty physician group in New York, has selected Phytel‘s population health management and patient engagement platform.

Jefferson Hospital in Pennsylvania has selected STANLEY Healthcare‘s Wi-Fi-enabled infant protection and location software…The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has selected TeleHealth Services‘ television-based entertainment and education services…Arcadia Home Care Staffing, a provider of home care and staffing services, has selected Healthsense‘s remote monitoring system.

Product Development and Marketing

PatientPoint, a provider of patient and physician engagement tools, has partnered with Telemundo, a Spanish-language content distributor, to create Spanish-language educational and informational materials for Hispanic patients…Elsevier Clinical Solutions has integrated its clinical decision support software with Allscripts‘ EHR system…the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems has partnered with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives to integrate their management services offerings.

Personnel

William Bria, chair of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, has been named executive vice president of medical informatics and patient safety for the College of Healthcare Information Management ExecutivesTodd Rogow — former CTO of HealthInfoNet, a health information exchange in Maine — has been named CIO and senior vice president of Healthix, a regional health information organization in New York…Kate Black, a former federal regulatory and interoperability policy analyst with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, has been named privacy officer and corporate counsel at 23andMe, a personal genetic-testing company.

Heyward Donigan — former CEO of ValueOptions, a provider of mental and emotional well-being services — has been named CEO of Vitals, a provider of pricing transparency and physicians reviews; Jeffrey Boyd — former CEO of Priceline Group, a travel booking and pricing transparency services provider — has been named adviser and board director of Vitals…Christopher Daily, former vice president of solution engineering at the Indiana Health Information Exchange, has been named chief development officer of Stratice Healthcare, a health IT vendor.

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