Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of July 24, 2015

July 25, 2015 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

NantHealth, a health IT vendor, has acquired Harris Corporation‘s clinical systems integration services…EHR vendor Modernizing Medicine will acquire gMed, an information¬† platform provider, for an undisclosed sum…Physicians Interactive, a provider of digital health care engagement tools, has acquired QuantiaMD, a Web and mobile community of physicians, for an undisclosed sum.

Quality Systems — a provider of practice management, EHR and revenue cycle management applications — has reported a Q1 2016 income of $6.4 million on $122.2 million in revenue, compared with a Q1 2015 income of $5.2 million on $117.9 million in revenue.

Curely, a developer of a telehealth mobile app, has raised $2 million in a funding round led by Exponential PartnersAccolade, a provider of a consumer health engagement platform for large employers and insurers, has raised $22.5 million in a funding round with participation from multiple investors…Axial Healthcare, a provider of pain management and analytics services, has raised $8 million in a Series A funding round led by .406 Ventures.

Bright.md, a developer of virtual care software, has raised $3.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Oregon Angel Fund1DocWay, a telepsychiatry network, has raised $1.7 million in a funding round led by iSeedVCACT.md, a provider of a care coordination platform, has raised $8.4 million in a Series A funding round led by Rose Park AdvisorsLimelight Health, a provider of a health insurance quoting application, has raised $3 million in a funding round with participation from multiple investors.

Contracts

Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families — a provider of care services for foster care children and adults with developmental disabilities — has selected Virtual Health‘s data analytics services…NorthStar Anesthesia, an anesthesia management company, has selected Plexus Technology Group‘s information management system…Keck Medicine of the USC Care Medical Group has selected Kyruus‘ suite of patient access and referral management tools.

The Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt, an accident insurance company in Austria, has selected Cerner‘s EHR system…Bon Secours Richmond Health System in Virginia has selected MedAptus‘s automated hospitalist coding and billing software…New York-Presbyterian Hospital, an academic medical center, has selected athenahealth‘s EHR system.

Product Development and Marketing

Nuance Communications has integrated its voice recognition and documentation services with athenahealth‘s More Disruption Please program, a partnership aimed at bolstering health care innovation through cloud technology…NextGen Healthcare Information Systems has integrated its connectivity software with the Mass HIway, an HIE in Massachusetts…Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, the health care arm of IT and managed services provider Logicalis, has partnered with Ascendian Healthcare Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in medical imaging, to provide medical imaging resources health IT professionals.

HealthSpot has opened a network of telehealth stations within Rite Aid pharmacies in Ohio…UMass Memorial Health Care, a not-for-profit health system in Massachusetts, has partnered with Zipnosis, a provider of diagnosis and treatment software, to develop an online diagnosis and treatment service…AncestryDNA, a consumer genetics company, has partnered with Calico, a therapeutics and longevity research company, to develop research projects on the genetics of the human lifespan…Medidata and Validic have integrated their cloud-based digital health platforms.

Vocera has integrated its suite of clinical communications tools with Zebra Technologies‘ mobile computer device…TriCore Reference Laboratories, a provider of clinical diagnostic testing services, has partnered with Sunquest Information Systems, a provider of diagnostic and lab information systems, to develop a diagnostic lab software for population health management…Dell Services has partnered with Baystate Health in Massachusetts to develop a series of programs to improve disease management and population health using predictive analytics, big data and telehealth…insurer Humana has partnered with AMC Health, a provider of patient management services, to develop a post-discharge telehealth program for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries.

Personnel

Jeffrey Golove — former executive vice president at DHR International, an executive search firm — has been named senior vice president of the managed care/payer and health care technology practices at Gibson Consultants, a search firm for health care and digital health companies…Matt Schlossberg, former manager of publications at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Media, has been named digital and content account director at Amendola Communications — a public relations, marketing communications, social media and content marketing firm.

Marilyn Tavenner, former administrator of CMS, has been named CEO and president of America’s Health Insurance PlansArno Elmer — managing director of gematik and scientific director of the Research Group eHealth at FOM Hochschule University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Management in Germany — Mike Fuller — director of marketing at InterSystems UK, a provider of interoperability services — and Line Linstad, department head at the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, have been added to the board of HIMSS Europe‘s Governing Council.

Jack Hemmert — former CIO of Verisk Health, a provider of health care analytics — has been named CIO of Intermedix, a provider of sales management and analytics software…Tim Weldon — former senior manager at the Chartis Group, a health care consulting firm — has been named regional general manager at Wellcentive, a provider of population health management services…Steve Barsh, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania‘s Wharton School of Business, has been named managing partner of DreamIT Health, a health technology accelerator…Wayne Orchard — former vice president of vendor relationships at New Benefits, a Texas-based insurer — has been named vice preside of strategic partnerships at MyTelemedicine.com, a provider of cloud-based telemedicine services.

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