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

March 28, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

ZeOmega, a population health management vendor, has acquired HealthUnity, an HIE operator and health IT software vendor for an undisclosed sum…health IT vendor Certify Data Systems, health care analytics provider Anvita Health and wellness technology vendor nliven systems have merged to form Transcend Insights, a provider of interoperability and analytics services.

MedaCheck, a provider of a medication reminder mobile tablet, has raised $1.1 million in a funding round led by Queen City Angels.

Contracts

Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit health system in Utah, has selected Cerner‘s EHR, revenue cycle and practice management systems…the Physician Alliance has selected Wellcentive‘s population health management services…the Maury Regional Medical Center in Tennessee has selected MedAptus‘ revenue cycle management automation software…Continuum Health Alliance — a provider of practice management, population health and community care services — has selected Caradigm‘s suite of population health management tools…Advocate Physician Partners, a care collaboration with Advocate Health Care, has selected Burgess Group‘s revenue management and Medicaid claims process software…Cancer Research UK, a charitable fund for cancer research, has selected Medidata‘s electronic data capture and management tools.

Product Development and Marketing

The American Medical Group Association has partnered with Avatar Solutions, a research and analytics company, to deliver CG-CAHPS surveys and CMS reporting services to AMGA members…TeleHealth Services, a provider of hospital televisions and patient engagement tools, has partnered with Samsung to develop a combined patient engagement and clinical applications tool…Medsphere Systems Corporation, an EHR vendor, has partnered with Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut to develop an enhanced discharge summary module for Medsphere’s OpenVista EHR.

Personnel

Brad Ryan — former general manager of payer and provider solutions at IMS Health, a health IT firm — has been named chief commerce officer of Aprevita, a health data analytics provider…Fred Brown — former chair of the board of commissioners of the Joint Commission, a health care accreditation organization — has been named chair of the advisory board of PatientMatters, a provider of hospital financial management services.

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