Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of May 29, 2015

May 30, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Xerox has acquired Healthy Communities Institute, a cloud-based public health data company, for an undisclosed sum…Grey Healthcare Group, a provider of health care communication services, has acquired a minority stake in PARx Solutions, a provider of prior authorization services for an undisclosed sum…Welltok, the developer of the CafĂ©Well Health Optimization Platform, has acquired analytics provider Predilytics for an undisclosed sum.

Quality Systems — a provider of practice management, EHR and revenue cycle management applications — has reported a Q4 2015 income of $10.7 million on $128.4 million in revenue, compared with a Q4 2014 income of $5.2 million on $115.2 million in revenue.

Jiff, an enterprise health benefits platform provider, has raised $23.3 million in a Series C funding round led by Rosemark CapitalOvuline, a women’s health mobile application developer, has raised $3.2 million in a funding round with participation from multiple investors.

Contracts

Erlanger Health System in Tennessee has selected Epic‘s EHR system…Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative, a partnership between the University of Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, has selected ArborMetrix‘s cloud-based analytics services…Health Quest, a health system in New York, has selected Health Catalyst‘s data warehouse and analytics platform…the National Institute of General Medical Sciences has selected LCG‘s IT infrastructure support services.

Product Development and Marketing

EHR vendor Practice Fusion has partnered with ePatientFinder, a provider of EHR clinical trial recruitment services, to develop an EHR-based clinical trial network…DataMotion, an email encryption and health information services provider, has joined the National Association for Trusted Exchange, an association focused on advancing health information exchange…the Cleveland Clinic has integrated its algorithms for various specialties with Apervita‘s data analytics community and marketplace.

Personnel

Susannah Fox — former associate director of the Pew Research Center and “entrepreneur in residence” at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — will replace Bryan Sivak as CTO of HHS…Jonathan Scholl, former chief strategy officer at not-for profit health system Texas Health Resources, has been named health and engineering sector president at Leidos Holdings, a health IT consulting firm…Eldon Richards — former executive vice president of product and technology at PatientPoint, a provider of patient engagement services — has been named CTO of Recondo Technology, a provider of cloud-based revenue cycle management services; Perry Sweet — former vice president of services, support and account management of Allscripts‘ population health and community solutions division — has been named chief client officer of Recondo Technology…Peter Sheehan, founder of software vendor REPTrax, has been named vice president of sales at Apervita, a health data analytics provider.

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