Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

KPMG has acquired Beacon Partners, a provider of clinical performance and IT advisory services, for an undisclosed sum…SSI Group, a provider of hospital revenue cycle management services, will acquire payment software vendor Provider Advantage NW for an undisclosed sum…Patient Bond, a patient and member engagement software vendor, has acquired c2b Horizons, a provider of consumer profiling software, for an undisclosed sum.

Arcadia Health Systems, a data analytics provider and consulting firm, has raised $13 million from multiple investors.

Contracts

Trinity Health, a Catholic health system in Michigan, has selected athenahealth‘s suite of EHR, practice management and patient engagement tools…CFP Physicians Group in Florida has selected Allscripts‘ chronic care management services…Federal Occupational Health, a non-appropriated agency within HHS, has selected Medical Informatics Engineering‘s suite of health IT tools…Carolinas Healthcare System, a health care organization in North Carolina and South Carolina, has selected Influence Health‘s care management and patient engagement platform.

Product Development and Marketing

PatientsLikeMe, a medical information network for patients, has partnered with drugmaker AstraZeneca to create a medicine development research project…MDLIVE, a provider of digital health services, has partnered with Microsoft to provide telehealth services through Skype, a video conferencing service…Epic has partnered with eClinicalWorks to make their EHR systems interoperable.

EHR vendor Cerner has partnered with Qualcomm Life, a provider of mobile health IT services and applications, to develop a network of remote health monitoring devices for Cerner clients…Caradigm, a population health management company, has partnered with Eliza Corporation, a provider of health engagement tools, to develop a patient outreach tool…SilverCloud Health, a provider of behavioral and mental wellness telehealth services, has partnered with Wiley — an education, medical and psychological information and research company — to develop Web-based therapeutic programs for anxiety management.

Northrop Grumman, a defense contractor, has expanded a partnership with the University of Maryland-Baltimore County to develop research projects on health data analytics…Partners Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care system in Boston, has partnered with Samsung to develop mobile health tools…Get Real Health, a provider of patient engagement and EHR tools, has partnered with Tribridge, a provider of technology services, to develop a suite of personalized care management tools.

Personnel

Ryan Witt – vice president and managing director of health care industry practice at Fortinet, a provider of cybersecurity services — has been named co-chair of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange‘s security and privacy workgroup…Gregg Fonarow, a professor of cardiovascular medicine and science at the University of California-Los AngelesDavid Geffen School of Medicine, has been added to the senior editorial board of COR Medical Technologies, a provider of clinical decision support software.

John Dorman — former vice president of defense health services at Acentia, a government technology provider — has been named vice president and CIO of ManTech International‘s health IT unit…William Spehr — former chief sales officer at WebMD Health Services, a provider of corporate wellness services — has been named executive vice president of sales and marketing at Connecture, a provider of Web-based health care information systems; David Sockel, co-founder of Connecture, has been named vice president of strategy and corporate development at Connecture.

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