Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Medsphere Systems, a health information system vendor, has merged with Phoenix Health Systems, a provider of health IT consulting services…Weight Watchers has acquired Weilos, a mobile health application provider, for an undisclosed sum…Healthland, a health IT vendor, has acquired Rycan, a developer of revenue cycle management technology, for an undisclosed sum.

Livongo Health, a diabetes management software vendor, has raised $20 million in a funding round with participation from multiple investors…Ayogo, a digital health vendor, has raised $2.5 million in a Series A funding round with participation from multiple investors…Novu, a health IT vendor, has raised $20 million in a funding round led by SSM Partners and Noro-MoseleySharecare, a mobile health app developer, has raised $25 million in funding round with participation from multiple investors.

Contracts

Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin has selected Quality IT Partners‘ EHR training services…St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in New York has selected PatientMatters‘ financial management services…Baptist Health in Kentucky has selected CapsuleTech‘s medical device integration services…Pennsylvania insurer Independence Blue Cross has selected CareCam Health Systems‘ chronic condition self-management app…the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center has selected Voalte‘s suite of communications and alarm and alert notification tools.

EvergreenHealth Partners, a community-based health care organization in Washington state, has selected Wellcentive‘s population health management services…Fisher-Titus Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital in Missouri have selected the CommonWell Health Alliance‘s interoperability services…the Indiana Health Information Exchange has selected DataMotion‘s secure messaging software.

Product Development and Marketing

CareCloud has integrated its cloud-based practice management, EHR and medical billing software services with Marshfield Clinic Information Services‘ EHR, analytics and patient portal platform…software vendor Tableau Software has partnered with EHR vendor Cerner to develop a data mining and analysis tool.

Personnel

Sachin Kheterpal, a physician anesthesiologist and associate professor at the University of Michigan — has been added to NIH‘s team of experts to help set the path for President Obama’s Precision Medicine initiative…Scott White — a former sales leader at Rackspace, a cloud hosting company — has been named chief revenue officer of ClearDATA, a provider of cloud computing services…Fred Goad — a partner at Voyent Partners, a private investment company — has been named to the board of directors of par8o, a health IT vendor.

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