Health IT Business News – April 16, 2018

SA Ignite Customers Achieve High MIPS Scores Using IgniteMIPS Solution
SA Ignite Inc. (@saignite), a recognized leader in delivering solutions that help healthcare providers achieve top performance scores and financial incentives in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program announced that it helped its customers achieve an average overall MIPS score of nearly 95 percent in this first performance year for the program. This score puts this group into the exceptional performance bonus range for the program, ensuring they receive maximum financial incentives. Further, SA Ignite announced a successful first submission season, spearheading 485 submissions for 7,027 clinicians.

CareCloud Named Market Leader in the Spring 2018 Medical Practice Management Software Customer Success Report
CareCloud (@carecloudhas been named a Market Leader in the Medical Practice Management category for the Spring 2018 Customer Success Report published by FeaturedCustomers. As only one of 20 companies to meet the criteria for inclusion in the report, CareCloud received an overall score of 86, earning the company the Market Leader award in the category.

Ambra Health Partners with MC Healthcare to Launch Cloud Medical Imaging Platform in Japan
Ambra Health (@ambrahealth), makers of the leading cloud-based, medical image management suite, announced the company has signed a distribution agreement with MC Healthcare, one of Japan’s largest medical distributors and a subsidiary company of Mitsubishi Corporation, to offer the Ambra Health medical imaging platform in Japan. Ambra Health is MC Healthcare’s first digital health solution offered in the Japanese market.

Synzi Partners with ClearDATA to Safeguard its Virtual Care Platform and Ensure Regulatory Compliance
Synzi (@SynziCare), a leading virtual care company, has partnered with ClearDATA (@cleardatacloud), the healthcare-exclusive cloud provider with proven expertise in security and compliance. Synzi will leverage ClearDATA’s HIPAA-compliant and HITRUST-certified solution to ensure the security, privacy and compliance of Synzi’s virtual care platform.

Virginia Hospital Center Selects Spok’s Enterprise Communication Platform to Complement EHR
Spok, Inc. (@spoktweets), a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. and the global leader in healthcare communications, announced that Virginia Hospital Center has chosen Spok Care Connect®, a unified healthcare communication platform, to speed response times and improve clinical workflows and quality outcomes. Virginia Hospital Center is a 394-bed community-based teaching hospital and member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Healthcare Cloud Leader® Raises $7 Million in New Funding (@hc1_HRM), a healthcare relationship management company, announced it has raised $7 million in new Series B capital to fund its continued growth. The funding round was led by private equity firm Health Cloud Capital and included participation from Elevate Ventures, a long-time investor in The latest round of funding enables the company to continue its aggressive expansion within the healthcare CRM market, and to drive expanded adoption of its newly launched information services, including hc1 ProviderView™ and the hc1 Opioid Dashboard.

NextGen Healthcare launches New Corporate Logo and Brand Identity
ICYMI – NextGen revealed its new logo and branding at this past month HIMSS Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Quality Systems, Inc., known to its clients as NextGen Healthcare (@nextgen), unveiled its new corporate logo and brand identity, following years of recent acquisitions that expanded the company’s offerings in the rapidly evolving data analytics and mobile solutions spaces.

NextGen is going all in on AWS to eliminate the cost and complexity of operating its own data center:

HGS Aquires AxisPoint Health
Hinduja Global Solutions Limited, announced that its subsidiary, HGS Population Health LLC, USA, has completed the acquisition of CMH Services Subsidiary LLC, USA, operating under the trade name of AxisPoint Health (@axispointhealth), a population health management company. AxisPoint Health offers industry-leading care management,nurse advice line and analytics services, including CarePoint, GuidePoint and Analytix. The company has around 400 employees including over 280 US registered nurses in the US providing condition and case management programs, a 24/7 nurse advice line, and powerful tools for member identification, stratification and reporting. HGS gains access to over 20 new clients across leading commercial plans, Blues plans and state Medicaid programs.

Advantum Health Acquires MedAdvantage
Advantum Health (@RevenueSherpa), a revenue cycle services company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Florida-based MedAdvantage, one of the country’s most significant provider enrollment and credentialing verification organizations. The MedAdvantage office in Orlando, FL will gain additional resources and continue to provide the same levels of exceptional customer service as part of Advantum Health. With this acquisition, Advantum Health also gains Med Advantage’s proprietary technology, and continues its rapid growth in reducing the administrative burden for thousands of medical practices, hospitals, and health systems nationwide.

BioIQ Raises $26.5M to Transform Value-Based Care Delivery for Payers, Providers and Consumers
BioIQ (@BioIQ), a healthcare technology company driving the shift to value-based care, announced it has raised $26.5M. The financing was led by HealthQuest Capital, with Arboretum Ventures and select insiders joining the syndicate. BioIQ will use the funding to fuel continued growth and support its mission to help transform the U.S. healthcare system and impact more than 100 million lives.

DrChrono Launches Apple Hardware Leasing Bundles for Doctors and Medical Practices
DrChrono Inc. (@drchrono), the company enabling the medical practice of the future, announced that it is the first medical records company to offer Apple leasing bundle plans for doctors and medical professionals to combine the power of its award winning EHR with Apple hardware. The focus of this program is to kick-off the first white glove Apple hardware concierge experience to specialize and personalize what hardware a medical professional will need to meet the demands of running a modern medical practice.