Health IT Business News – April 27, 2017

Seventh Annual Spok Survey Finds Additional Opportunities in Hospital Mobile Strategies
Spok, Inc. (@spoktweets), a global leader in healthcare communications, released the first of two reports on the results of the annual mobility strategies in healthcare survey. This research, conducted by Spok since 2011, is designed to assess mobile workflow enablement progress and trends in hospitals across the country. More than 300 healthcare professionals throughout the U.S. responded to this year’s questions about mobile strategy development, bring your own device policies, communications infrastructure, and opportunities to improve mobile communications.

ClearDATA Investors Finance the “Healthcare-Exclusive Cloud” with Additional $12 Million
ClearDATA (@cleardatacloud) announced that it raised $12 million to support its continued high growth. The proceeds will be used primarily to expand the company’s presence in the marketplace and for continued product innovation. The financing will support a significant expansion of ClearDATA’s healthcare-exclusive, HIPAA-compliant cloud. [tweet_dis excerpt=”@carecloud No-penalty #MIPS guarantee programs don’t go far enough for high performing med groups What does? #MACRA”]Tweet This[/tweet_dis]

CareCloud MIPS Guarantee Accelerates Transition to Value-Based Care
CareCloud (@carecloud), the platform for high-performance medical groups, is making it easier for eligible clinicians to integrate the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services into their clinical quality management programs. A combination of efficient workflows and the integration of clinical quality templates will streamline MIPS reporting for CareCloud clients. Through a new guarantee program announced today, the company also promises that its medical practice clients will avoid costly penalties. [tweet_dis excerpt=”@carecloud No-penalty #MIPS guarantee programs don’t go far enough for highest performing medical groups. What does? #MACRA”]Tweet This[/tweet_dis]

ZirMed’s Coverage Detection Solution Identifies Hidden Health Insurance Coverage to Help Providers Collect More Revenue
ZirMed Inc. (@zirmed), a provider of cloud-based revenue cycle software and predictive analytics, announced the launch of its next generation Coverage Detection solution which includes significant enhancements that improve the overall solution and user experience, expand the healthcare provider markets it serves, and drive even more return on investment for ZirMed clients. [tweet_dis excerpt=”@zirmed announces enhancements to its Coverage Detection solution!”]Tweet This[/tweet_dis]

drchrono Raises $12m Series A Financing Round to Build the Medical Practice of the Future
drchrono Inc. (@drchrono), the provider of the Electronic Health Record, practice management, medical billing, revenue cycle management, and healthcare API platform on iPad, iPhone and web, announced its 12 million dollar Series A round of funding. Runa Capital led the 12 million dollar round with other investors including Maxfield Capital, Eric Dunn (CEO of Quicken Inc. and Intuit’s first CTO), and FundersClub participating. The Series A round will fuel the company’s growth in larger healthcare organizations and revenue cycle management business.

Aprima Medical Software and ActX Partner to Deliver Integrated Genomic Decision Support Solution
Aprima Medical Software (@AprimaMedEHR), a provider of innovative electronic health records, practice management and revenue cycle management solutions for medical practices, announced plans to integrate the ActX Genomic Decision Support platform within the Aprima EHR. The addition of the ActX platform provides Aprima clients with access to genomics in everyday patient care and delivers clinically actionable insights that facilitate personalized medication and screening choices based on a patient’s unique genetic profile.

Solv Closes $6.25 Million Series A from Benchmark Capital
Solv (@solvhealth), a new service that lets you find and book a same-day doctor’s appointment at an urgent care clinic and skip the wait, has secured Series A financing of $6.25 million led by Benchmark Capital, with participation from Theresia Gouw of Aspect Ventures and Malay Gandhi of Ensemble Labs, formerly CEO of Rock Health. Solv will use the funding to open up its private beta to more patients and providers in Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, as well as expand to more cities and grow its world-class team. As part of the funding round, Bill Gurley of Benchmark Capital will join Solv’s Board of Directors.

Praxify and NTT DATA Partner to Improve Decision-Making at Point of Care And Save Clinicians Time
Praxify (@Praxify) and NTT DATA Services (@NTTDATAServicesannounced a partnership that will provide hospitals and health systems with Praxify’s MIRA technology, a mobile-based tool that works with existing electronic health records to enhance clinical workflows. MIRA leverages advanced design principles, machine-learning algorithms, and a voice-enabled digital assistant to reduce charting time for clinicians while also providing them with clinical insights at the point of care. NTT DATA Services will offer this technology to its expansive client base of healthcare providers.

CloudMine and Medical Web Experts Partner to Simplify mHealth Solution-Building for Healthcare Providers
Medical Web Experts (@MedWebExperts), a web and mobile design and development house specializing in tailored healthcare solutions, has announced a partnership with CloudMine (@CloudMine), a secure, cloud-based platform that enables healthcare organizations to build connected digital health applications.