Health IT Business News and HIMSS23 Edition- April 20, 2023

Announcements from HIMSS 2023

symplr Launches Product Suites at HIMSS23 Supporting Hospitals’ Operational Requirements and Mission-Critical Workflows
symplr (@symplr), a company offering enterprise healthcare operations software, launched four product suites as part of its Connected Enterprise initiative and announced the latest version of the industry-leading Midas Care Management solution at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference.

The iGlucose® Challenge, a Pay-for-Performance Program Cutting the Cost of Managing Diabetes, is Being Issued for All US Healthcare Payors and Providers at the HIMSS Global Conference
Smart Meter (@SmartMeterRPM) announces a pay-for-performance program that reduces the costs associated with managing diabetes called the iGlucose Challenge to all healthcare payors and providers in the United States.

Microsoft and Epic expand strategic collaboration with integration of Azure OpenAI Service
Microsoft Corp. and Epic announced they are expanding their long-standing strategic collaboration to develop and integrate generative AI into healthcare by combining the scale and power of Azure OpenAI Service1 with Epic’s industry-leading electronic health record (EHR) software. The collaboration expands the long-standing partnership, which includes enabling organizations to run Epic environments on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

XRHealth and Amelia Virtual Care Announce Merger, Creating the Largest XR Therapeutics Platform in the World
XRHealth, a Boston-based developer and operator of virtual treatment rooms, and Amelia Virtual Care, a global leading virtual reality platform for mental health professionals based in Barcelona, Spain, announced their intention to merge into one company, which will remain called XRHealth. The union aims to create an XR therapeutic powerhouse, uniquely capable of addressing both physical and mental health issues.

NeurOpTrek Launches as New Wearable System to Visually Improve Balance, Vision and Reduce Risk of Falls
Sensoria® Health, a developer of smart garments and wearable technology, in collaboration with Padula Rehabilitation Technologies (PRT), announced the launch of NeurOpTrek™ powered by Sensoria®, an innovative new wearable system designed to improve vision and help reduce the risk of falls, a serious health concern especially for older adults.

Novelle and Tausight Partner to Bring PHI Detection and Response to Healthcare
Tausight (@tausight), healthcare’s first AI-powered protected health information (PHI) security company, announced a new partnership with Novelle IntelliSolve™, the managed security service provider (MSSP) providing cyber preparedness and response solutions for healthcare and the life sciences. Together, the new partners have designed a unified solution that gives healthcare organizations a single tool to identify, detect, and respond to ePHI vulnerabilities.

Trending News

MRO Is Among Latest to Earn Validated Data Stream Designation in New NCQA Data Aggregator Validation Program
MRO Corp. (@MROCorp), a clinical data exchange company, is honored to announce that its platform has earned the Validated Data Stream designation for the second year in a row, in the new National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Data Aggregator Validation program. It was part of the latest NCQA cohort to voluntarily seek and earn the new NCQA validation.

Niagara Health Launches SeamlessMD Digital Care Journeys
Niagara Health, a multi-site hospital organization serving over 450,000 residents across the Niagara region, announced the launch of SeamlessMD (@seamlessmd), a Digital Care Journey platform that improves patient outcomes.

MDClone Synthetic Data Platform Drives Deeper Provider/Life Sciences Collaboration for Therapeutic R&D
MDClone (@MDCloneHQ), a data analytics and synthetic data company, announced that its MDClone ADAMS Platform is enabling an increasing number of partnerships between provider organizations and life sciences companies to accelerate therapeutic research and development.

HITRUST Completes Compliance Reporting Pilot in Support of Microsoft’s Global Healthcare Compliance Scale Initiative
HITRUST (@hitrust), the information risk management, standards, and certification body, announced its global compliance reporting program, called Compliance Insights. The program is designed to streamline organizations’ compliance reporting and support Microsoft’s Global Healthcare Compliance Scale Initiative, created with healthcare partners and customers to accelerate compliance, solution adoption, and time-to-value globally.

Canary Telehealth Selects GenieMD as Their Virtual Care Platform Provider
GenieMD, Inc (@geniemd), provider of an award-winning virtual care platform and Canary Telehealth, Inc, a patient-centered care coordination organization that has been serving people with chronic conditions and cognitive impairment for over a decade have announced a partnership that leverages the GenieMD virtual care platform to be deployed across their delivery of care community.

Product News

AristaMD Launches Combined eConsult and Referral Management Platform, Gives Patients Faster Access to Specialty Care
AristaMD (@Arista_MD), a digital healthcare company specializing in eConsult and referral management services, announced the launch of a unified care transition platform.

Lightbeam Health Solutions Announces Platform Migration to Microsoft Azure SQL Database
Lightbeam Health Solutions (@LightbeamHealth), a company in population health enablement solutions and services, announces its adoption of Microsoft Azure SQL Database to further accelerate the performance, speed, and efficiency of the Lightbeam technology suite.

Suki Adds Ambient Documentation Capabilities to its EHR Integrated, AI Voice Assistant for Clinicians
Suki (@SukiHQ), a company in voice artificial intelligence (AI) technology for healthcare, announced Suki Assistant Gen 2, which adds the revolutionary capability to automatically generate notes from listening to a clinician-patient conversation.

Implicity Introduces New Algorithm to Address Alert Fatigue in AF Care
Implicity (@ImplicityHealth), a remote patient monitoring and cardiac data management solutions company, introduced a new algorithm designed to reduce alert fatigue in the remote monitoring of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).

4medica’s Master Patient Index Now Available on Google Cloud Marketplace
4medica® (@4medica), a company in healthcare data quality and matching technology, announced that the 4medica Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) platform is now available on Google Cloud Marketplace.

Implicity Introduces New Algorithm to Address Alert Fatigue in AF Care
Implicity (@ImplicityHealth), a company in remote patient monitoring and cardiac data management solutions, introduced a new algorithm designed to reduce alert fatigue in the remote monitoring of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).

Collaboration News

Gilda’s Club Twin Cities Launches Oncology-Focused Initiative to Reach Medically Underserved Communities Via FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program
Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, part of the Cancer Support Community (@CancerSupportHQ) global non-profit network providing free social and emotional support for everyone impacted by cancer, announced a new initiative to improve access to cancer support and education, especially among individuals at higher risk of developing cancer residing in urban and rural settings in Minnesota.

Xandar Kardian Announces its First Embedded Technology Partnership to Integrate Radar-Based Vitals Monitoring into Caregility’s Leading Virtual Care Platform
Xandar Kardian, a Toronto-based comapny developing radar signal processing technology for presence detection and vital sign monitoring, has formally announced an integrated partnership with Caregility (@caregility), an enterprise telehealth company dedicated to connecting care for patients and clinicians everywhere. For the first time ever, Xandar Kardian will embed its radar technology into a partner’s existing product line, joining Caregility’s Best in KLAS Caregility Cloud™ virtual care ecosystem to create a solution wholly focused on optimizing acute patient care.

Relias and 321 Coffee Partner To Open Inclusive Café at Relias Headquarters
Relias (@relias), trusted education and workforce development partner to more than 11,000 healthcare organizations worldwide, announced a new partnership with 321 Coffee, a Raleigh-based coffee shop and specialty roaster staffed by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Ancora Heart Inc. and egnite, Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Clinical Trial Enrollment for Heart Failure Patients
Ancora Heart, Inc. (@AncoraHeart), a medical device company developing a novel transcatheter device-based therapy to address heart failure (HF), and egnite, Inc., a digital health company in the field of cardiovascular care, announced a strategic partnership to accelerate clinical trial enrollment for Ancora Heart’s CORCINCH-HF pivotal clinical trial, which is evaluating the safety and efficacy of the AccuCinch® Ventricular Restoration System.

Product Certification News

Noyo’s Benefits Data Platform Extends SOC and HIPAA Compliance with Robust Third-Party Audits
Noyo (@NoyoHQ), a benefits data management company, outlined its extensive data security accreditations, protocols, and processes for the Noyo benefits data platform, which includes SOC 2 Type II and HIPAA compliance, and third-party audits.