Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of March 20, 2015

March 21, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Data center operator ByteGrid Holdings has acquired Sidus BioData, an EHR data center, for an undisclosed sum.

Health Catalyst, a provider of data warehousing and analytics services, has raised $70 million in a funding round led by Norwest Venture PartnersConversa, a provider of a digital patient engagement platform, has raised $2.5 million from undisclosed investors…Eko Devices, a developer of a smart stethoscope, has raised $2 million in a funding round led by Founder.orgReltio, a data analytics provider, has raised $10 million in a Series A funding round with participation from Crosslink Capital and .406 Ventures.

Accriva Diagnostics, a medical device maker, has raised $15.5 million from undisclosed investors…Glooko, a provider of glucose meter and wearable device data analytics, has raised $16.5 million in a Series B funding round led by multiple investors…Orb Health, a developer of a patient portal, has raised $650,000 in seed funding from multiple investors…Conversa Health, a provider of patient-doctor communication tools, has raised $2.5 million in funding from multiple investors…Clue, a mobile health application developer, has raised $2 million from multiple investors.

Contracts

Duncan Regional Hospital in Oklahoma has selected Merge Healthcare‘s cardiology management and real-time documentation services…the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services has selected Cerner‘s revenue cycle management services and EHR system…the Genetic Testing Resource and Quality Consortium in Michigan has selected ArborMetrix‘s analytics services.

Product Development and Marketing

Authentify, a provider of mobile authentication services, has partnered with LifeMed ID, a provider of automated patient verification and record matching services, to develop a mobile application for patient identity validation…Validic will integrate patient data from its digital health platform into Cerner‘s EHR system…Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have partnered with WebMD, a medical information content provider, to develop wellness programs, including an online wellness platform for health assessments and information…the American Health Information Management Association has partnered with the Healthcare Billing Management Association to collaborate and share educational benefits with their members.

Personnel

Debra Barksdale, a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nursing, has been named to the senior editorial board of COR Medical Technologies, a provider of clinical decision support software…Alicia Hanson — former assistant vice president of revenue cycle at MedAssets, a medical technology and consulting firm — has been named senior vice president of business development at Recondo Technology, a developer of revenue cycle management software; Jamie Oakes — former vice president of business development at Adreima, a provider of revenue cycle management services — has been named regional vice president of sales at Recondo Technology; Kevin Kenny, former enterprise senior vice president of Allscripts, has been named vice president of strategic sales of Recondo Technology’s Eastern region.

John Kansky, former interim president and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, has been named president and CEO of the exchange…Kevin McNamara — former executive chair of CenseoHealth, a provider of in-home physician visits — has been named CEO of CenseoHealth…Cliff Bleustein, former CMO and global provider solutions leader of Dell Services, has been named president and CEO of CTG, an IT services provider…Daniel Dean — former CIO of Health Share of Oregon, a coordinated care organization — has been named CTO of Conversa Health, a provider of patient-doctor communication tools.

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