Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of June 5, 2015

June 6, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Comvest Partners, a private investment firm, has acquired McKesson‘s care management business — renamed AxisPoint Health – for an undisclosed sum.

Fitbit, a manufacturer of wearable fitness-tracking devices, has announced plans to conduct an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange to raise up to $478 million…Careport Health, a health IT vendor, has raised $2 million in a funding round with participation from multiple investors…online pharmacy PillPack has raised $50 million in a funding round led by CRVTeva Pharmaceuticals is investing “tens of millions of dollars” in American Well, a provider of telehealth services.

Contracts

Fruit Street Health, a provider of telehealth software, has selected Validic‘s digital health platform…HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Utah has selected TruClinic‘s telehealth platform…Valley Health System in New Jersey and New York has selected Violin Memory‘s suite of all-flash storage platforms…Solutions Recovery Center, a Florida-based provider of addiction treatment services, has selected ZenCharts‘ EHR system.

Product Development and Marketing

SIGNiX has integrated its electronic signature services with Trinisys‘ health care process automation platform…Apervita, a provider of health analytics services, has partnered with the Mayo Clinic to develop a self-service health measures platform…nVoq, a provider of cloud-based voice-recognition workflow software, has partnered with SyTrue, a provider of a business and clinical intelligence platform, to develop a clinical workflow documentation tool…the Georgia Partnership for Telehealth has joined the Georgia Health Information Network.

Personnel

Molly Coye, former chief innovation office and clinical professor of medicine at UCLA Health, has been named social entrepreneur in residence at the Network for Excellence in Health InnovationPamela Lane, former deputy secretary of health information at the California Health and Human Services Agency, has been named vice president of government relations at the American Health Information Management Association; Jeff Smith, former vice president of public policy at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, has been named vice president of public policy at AHIMA…Gary Kolbeck — former president of SONIFI Health, a provider of patient engagement tools — has been named vice president of business development at TeleHealth Services, a provider of integrated communication and patient engagement tools… Steven Plochocki — president and CEO of Quality Systems, a provider of practice management, EHR and revenue cycle management applications — will retire on June 30; Rusty Frantz, senior vice president and general manager of CareFusion‘s Global Dispensing Division, has been named president and CEO of Quality Systems, effective July 1.

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