Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of June 19, 2015

June 20, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Advice Media, a provider of health care industry digital marketing services, has acquired MedNet Technologies — a provider of health industry website design, management and marketing services — for an undisclosed sum…Hill-Rom, a medical equipment manufacturer, will acquire Welch Allyn, a manufacturer of diagnostic and patient-monitoring equipment, for $2.05 billion…Fitbit, a manufacturer of wearable fitness-tracking devices, has increased its proposed initial public offering share price from between $14 and $16 to between $17 and $19.

Aledade, an accountable care consulting firm, has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by ARCH Ventures PartnersHello, a manufacturer of a sleep-tracking health device, has raised $20 million in a funding round led by TemasekDoctor on Demand, a telehealth services provider, has secured $50 million in a Series B funding round.

Contracts

The Florida Hospital Physician Group has selected Smartlink Mobile Systems‘ patient engagement and chronic care management platform…Millinocket Regional Hospital in Maine has selected MEDHOST‘s ED information system…Westchester Medical Center Health Network in New York has selected Royal Philips‘ consulting and technology services…the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has selected Truven Health Analytics‘ business intelligence and data management services.

Product Development and Marketing

EBSCO Health, a provider of clinical decision-support tools, has partnered with the American College of Physicians to give its members access to ACP’s clinical decision-support tool…the Personal Connected Health Alliance, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and Games for Health Project have partnered to create business development resources for the health care-related gaming community…Evidation Health, a digital health product testing and validation company, has integrated its predictive analytics tools with MedHelp‘s condition management platform…Exostar will provide secure, single sign-on access to SIGNix‘s digital signature technology…ClearDATA will integrate its cloud management platform and services with MedEvolve‘s practice management and revenue cycle management software and services.

Personnel

Deven McGraw – a partner in the health care practice of Manatt, Phelps Phillips and former director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy Technology — has been named deputy director for health information privacy at HHS’ Office for Civil Rights…John Brownstein — director of Boston Children’s Hospital‘s computational epidemiology group — has been named chief innovation officer of Boston Children’s Hospital…David Leslie, founder of education management e-commerce company ZippSlip.com, has been named CEO of the MedicAlert Foundation, an emergency identification and medical information network…Leigh Burchell, vice president of policy and government affairs at EHR vendor Allscripts, has been named chair of the Electronic Health Records Association.

Glenn Steele, former president and CEO of the Geisinger Health System Foundation in Pennsylvania, has been appointed to the board of directors at Stratus Video Interpreting, a provider of remote interpreting services…Pantas Sutardja — co-founder and former CTO of Marvell Semiconductor, a manufacturer of storage and communication technologies — and Paul Chau, managing director of international venture capital franchise WI Harper, have been named to the board of directors at DynoSense, a provider of health scanner technology…Richard Correll, co-founder and former president and CEO of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, will retire at the end of June…Paul Clip, former vice president of engineering for platform services at RelayHealth, has been named senior vice president of engineering at Healthline, a health IT provider.

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