Health IT Business News – April 16, 2020

Coronavirus News

Orion Health eases strain on health systems with COVID-19 patient management platform
Orion Health (@OrionHealth) has been working closely with its customers since the beginning of the outbreak to quickly develop and deploy COVID-19 solutions that meet an individual provider’s focus. The company is dedicated to finding solutions to manage the COVID- 19 pandemic, and is responding directly to its customers’ specific needs and priorities with a range of different offerings. Orion Health’s comprehensive solution helps alleviate the pressure on overburdened global health systems, and supports the shift to the virtual care modality.

MTBC’S CareCloud Launches New Telehealth Solution to Help Physicians and Patients Stay Connected During Coronavirus Pandemic
MTBC, Inc. (@carecloud), a provider of proprietary, cloud-based healthcare IT solutions and services, announced the launch of CareCloud Live, a new telehealth solution that gives providers using CareCloud Central the ability to seamlessly offer secure virtual visits to a growing number of patients seeking remote care with minimal disruption.

MedPower Collaborates with MEDITECH to Help Deliver Complimentary COVID-19 Online Training
MedPower, LLC, and MEDITECH (@MEDITECH) are collaborating to develop mobile microlearning courses to speed the onboarding of hospitals using MEDITECH’s EHR and Virtual Visits software. This collaboration supports the growing demand for telemedicine in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

MakerCause Launches to Create 3D Printing Collaboration Network in Partnership with MaketheMasks to Support COVID-19 Efforts
Unique Software Development announced that it has launched the “MakerCause” initiative at to centralize efforts to produce 3D-printed respirator masks, face shields and nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs to support healthcare workers, first responders and individuals with suppressed immune systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. This launch coincides with the formation of a partnership with MaketheMasks, an initiative by the inventors of the Montana Mask, a 3D-printed respirator mask that is in wide use across the country.

Matrix Medical Network Launches Targeted Telehealth Visits
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the entire U.S. population on some level, people at highest risk are older Americans and those with multiple chronic conditions. With states implementing stay-at-home orders and the likelihood of seclusion extended into the foreseeable future, Matrix Medical Network (@MatrixMedNtwk) announced that it has launched telehealth visits to help health plan members across the country to prepare and cope during the pandemic.

TransformativeMed Expands Free COVID-19 EHR Application to Several Health Systems and Medical Centers Across the U.S. and Saudi Arabia
TransformativeMed (@Tx4Med), which transforms electronic health records (EHRs) with directly embedded apps, has extended its offering of the Core COVID-19 App to several health systems and medical centers across the U.S. free of charge during the COVID-19 outbreak. These institutions are:

Collaboration News

Health Catalyst and Carle Health Partner to Improve Patient Care with Data and Analytics Solutions
Carle Health joined Health Catalyst, Inc. (@HealthCatalyst), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, in announcing a five year, multi-million dollar strategic partnership to improve the quality of patient care, lower costs and meet the changing needs of patients, providers and payers in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare marketplace.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Enhances Maternal and Fetal Safety with Go-Live of PeriGen’s PeriWatch Vigilance
PeriGen (@PeriGen), an innovator in perinatal early warning systems, announced that Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, a 519-bed acute care teaching hospital and trauma center that is part of the not-for-profit Cottage Health system, is now using PeriGen’s PeriWatch Vigilance® automated maternal-fetal early warning system (EWS) in its labor and delivery (L&D) department.

Life Image and Dicom Systems Partner to Enable the Alaska Native Medical Center in Enhancing Telehealth and Teleradiology for Native Populations
Life Image (@lifeimageinc), a medical evidence network for clinical and imaging data, announced that the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC), operated jointly by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Southcentral Foundation, selected the company as its image exchange and network access provider to enhance the Anchorage-based hospital’s capability to provide telehealth and teleradiology services throughout Alaska and beyond.

Product News

Equality Health Offers Free Telehealth Solution to Physician Practices in California Network
Equality Health (@equalityhealth), a whole-health delivery system, announced that it is offering a turnkey telehealth solution to primary care practices in Southern California that are in the Equality Health Network for their entire patient population, including Medicare Advantage patients. The no-cost initiative, which stands through June 30, 2020, includes rapid onboarding and training support for practices, as well as ongoing coding and billing education.

ChartLogic Releases Integrated Telehealth Solution
Medsphere Systems Corporation (@MedsphereH), a provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare IT platform solutions, announced that the company’s ChartLogic division has added a telehealth component to the ChartLogic electronic health record (EHR) for ambulatory practices. In the midst of the COVID-19 nationwide outbreak, the company is making ChartLogic Telehealth available to both existing and new clients.

One Drop Announces Launch of SugarRx
One Drop (@onedroptoday), a provider digital therapeutics solutions for people living with diabetes and other chronic conditions, announced the launch of SugarRx, a digital subscription for personal diabetes coaching and education, delivered entirely in the award-winning One Drop app.

HHS Tech Group Launches Robust Analytics Platform to Improve Provider Enrollment and Program Integrity
HHS Technology Group, LLC™ (@hhstechgroup) announced the addition of a robust analytics platform, “Discover your Data (DyD),” that enables healthcare organizations and state health agencies to drive improvements in provider enrollment and program integrity.

Financial News

SilverCloud Health Announces $16M Series B Funding for Digital Mental Health Platform
SilverCloud Health (@SilverCloudH), a digital mental health platform for healthcare systems and providers, health plans, and employers, announced a $16 million Series B funding round led by MemorialCare Innovation Fund, which included LRVHealth, OSF Ventures and UnityPoint Health Ventures, elevating the company’s total funding to more than $30 million. Existing investors Act Venture Capital and B Capital Group participated in the round as well.

Yes Health closes $6 million Series A to expand digital health platform
Yes Health, a digital health provider focused on weight loss, nutrition counseling and preventing type 2 diabetes, announced $6 million in new Series A funding led by Khosla Ventures. Yes Health is a fully CDC-recognized lifestyle and behavioral-change system that combines personalized coaching with a mobile-based platform that helps members prevent and manage chronic conditions through better diets, exercise and well-being.

OrthoSensor Receives 510(k) Alignment Clearance For VERASENSE To Be Used With Zimmer Biomet’s Persona Knee System
OrthoSensor, Inc. (@OrthoCG), a provider of sensor-assisted technology for total joint replacement, announced it has received a 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Alignment capabilities with VERASENSE™ Sensor-Assisted Technology, (VERASENSE), the only single-use intelligent sensor that measures tibial coronal alignment and quantifies soft-tissue balance when used with the Zimmer Biomet Persona Knee implant system (Persona).

One Drop Acquires Sano
One Drop announced it has acquired all of the assets and intellectual property of Sano Intelligence, Inc., an innovator in health sensing technology. The deal was structured as an asset purchase, and several Sano team members will be joining One Drop.