Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of May 8, 2015

May 9, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Imprivata — a provider of authentication, access management and secure communications services — has acquired HT Systems, a developer of patient identification technology for about $19.1 million…Weight Watchers has acquired Hot5, a mobile fitness-tracking application developer, for an undisclosed sum…IBM has acquired Phytel, a provider of population health management software, for an undisclosed sum.

Health IT vendor athenahealth reported a Q1 2015 loss of $8.8 million on $206.4 million in revenue.

Sherpaa, a digital health company and provider of remote patient-physician communication services, has raised $2.25 million in a funding round with participation from undisclosed investors.

Contracts

Desert Valley Medical Center in California has selected Leaf Healthcare‘s wireless patient monitoring software…Doc-Aid — a provider of walk-in, on-demand health care clinic services in Texas — has selected TeleCommunication Systems‘ telehealth services…Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York has selected Spok‘s secure smartphone messaging tools…Athens Regional Medical Center in Georgia has selected MedAssets‘ revenue cycle management tools…Indiana-based Community Health System has selected Allscripts‘ interoperability platform.

Product Development and Marketing

Surescripts, a health information network, has partnered with PDR — a provider of drug information, prescriber communication and consumer health information services — to develop an expanded electronic prior authorization platform…AMC Health, a provider of real-time patient management services, has partnered with URAC, a health care organization accreditation company, to develop national telehealth standards…Sysmex America, a provider of medical diagnostic equipment and information systems technology, has partnered with Medicus Middleware, a laboratory information systems company, to develop interfacing software for lab devices and EHRs.

Personnel

Adam Wilcox, director of medical informatics at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, has been appointed to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute‘s methodology committee…Kathleen Blake, vice president of performance improvement at the American Medical Association, Global Liver Institute Founder and President Donna Cryer and Brent Snyder, CIO at Adventist Health System in Tennessee, have been appointed to the Health IT Policy CommitteeHenry Chao, former HealthCare.gov IT program manager, has stepped down from his position as deputy director of CMSOffice of Information Services.

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