Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of May 15, 2015

May 16, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

MEDNAX, a national group practice of pediatric and anesthesiology specialists, has acquired vRad, a provider of radiology and telehealth services, for $500 million.

Health care supply chain and performance services provider Premier has reported a Q1 2015 income of $72 million on $261.7 million in revenue.

Fitbit, a manufacturer of fitness-tracking wearables, plans to conduct an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange to raise up to $100 million…MD Insider, a provider of a big data health care platform, has raised $9.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Jason AderCarePredict, a provider of remote monitoring services and devices, has raised about $1 million in funding from undisclosed investors…NantBioscience, a precision medicine company, has raised $100 million in funding from undisclosed investors…DocPlanner, a provider of online appointment scheduling services, has raised $10 million in a funding round led by multiple investors.

Contracts

Delaware Health Net, a health center-controlled network, has selected SA Ignite‘s meaningful use process automation software…Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center in Florida has selected Regent Revenue Cycle Management‘s revenue cycle management services…Southeast Alabama Medical Center has selected Plexus Information Systems‘ anesthesia information and medication management system…OSF HealthCare, a health system based in Illinois, has selected CipherHealth‘s digital rounding data collection tool.

Product Development and Marketing

Medicfusion has integrated its EHR tools with Kareo‘s suite of billing, practice management and practice marketing tools…PokitDok, a provider of a medical claims data tracking platform, has partnered with Evidation Health, a digital health product testing and validation company, to develop a streamlined process for identifying eligible participants for clinical studies on digital health interventions…Welltok, the technology company that created the CafĂ©Well Health Optimization Platform, IBM Watson and Colorado-based Centura Health have partnered to develop an application for virtual heart health advice and coaching.

Personnel

Penny Wheeler — president and CEO of Allina Health, a not-for-profit health system based in Minnesota — has been appointed to the board of directors at Health Catalyst, a provider of data warehousing and analytics services…Kathleen Brenk — former vice president of people and culture at Trust Company of America, a provider of investment adviser consulting services — has been named chief human resources officer at Recondo Technology, a provider of cloud-based revenue cycle management services…Kingshuk Chatterjee — former CTO of MD Insider, a provider of a big data health care platform — has been named chief data officer of MD Insider; Randy Womack — CEO of Aasonn, a cloud-based consulting firm — has been appointed to MD Insider’s board of directors.

Jessica Mega, a cardiologist at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, has been named lead researcher of Google X‘s personalized medicine Baseline Study…Sameer Samat — former vice president of product management at Google — has been named president of Jawbone, a fitness-tracking wearables manufacturer…Michael Evers – former executive vice president of PatientsLikeMe, a medical information network for patients — has been named director of PatientsLikeMe’s consumer and technology group…Jonathan Rende — former executive vice president of products and marketing at Keynote, a provider of cloud application testing and analytics software — has been named research development officer of Castlight Health, a provider of health care pricing transparency services.

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