Health IT Business News – April 29, 2021

Trending News

Sphere Joins with Raintree Systems to Enable Integrated Payments for Practices
Sphere (@SphereCommerce), a provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, announced it has teamed up with Raintree Systems, a provider of Practice Management, Revenue Cycle, Clinical Documentation, and Interoperability solutions to a broad range of healthcare specialties and industry segments including Physical Therapy, Pain Medicine, Rheumatology, and more.

J2 Global Announces Plan to Separate Into Two Leading Publicly Traded Companies
J2 Global, Inc. (@j2global), an internet information and services company, announced its plan to separate the company into two independent publicly traded companies – J2 Global and Consensus – through a spin-off of at least 80.1% of the outstanding shares of Consensus common stock to J2 shareholders. The separation is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2021.

EHNAC and Velatura Announce Referral Agreement to Deliver Trust and Transparency for Organizational and Individual Access to Data
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (@EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, and Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura) announced a referral agreement to bring the Trusted Dynamic Registration & Authentication Accreditation Program (TDRAAP) to health plans, health information exchanges (HIE) and providers nationwide.

CareCloud to Announce First Quarter 2021 Results on May 6, 2021
CareCloud, Inc. (@CareCloud), a provider of healthcare technology solutions for medical practices and health systems nationwide, will release its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 before the market opens on Thursday, May 6, 2021. The Company will follow with a conference call for investors at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Strive Health Partners with NextGate to Support Whole-Patient Kidney Care
Strive Health, a value-based kidney care company, announced a strategic partnership with NextGate (@NextGate), the global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, to support Strive’s whole-patient solution for kidney disease populations with accurate, consistent patient identification.

Collaboration News

Implicity Earns Coveted Spot in the Plug and Play Cleveland Health Accelerator Program
Implicity (@ImplicityHealth), a remote patient monitoring and cardiac data management solutions company, announced the company has been selected to join Plug and Play Cleveland – one of the world’s largest accelerators programs. Implicity is among only six startups chosen from hundreds of startups around the globe to be accepted into the 12-week health program for Spring 2021.

PatientKeeper Integrates its Mobile App with MEDITECH Expanse Hospital EHR System
PatientKeeper®, Inc. (@patientkeeper), a provider of electronic health records (EHR) optimization software solutions, announced it has integrated its mobile app with the MEDITECH® Expanse™ hospital EHR system, enabling healthcare providers to view inpatient data stored in Expanse on their iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

Hinge Health and Carrum Health Join Forces to Create a One-of-a-Kind Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Solution for the Employer Market
Hinge Health (@HingeHealth) and Carrum Health (@CarrumHealth) jointly announced a partnership unveiling a fully integrated, end-to-end digital musculoskeletal (MSK) solution. The partnership unites Hinge Health’s patient-centered Digital MSK Clinic with Carrum Health’s technology-powered Centers of Excellence (COE) platform to offer employers the most affordable and complete clinical care model available today.

AccessDx Laboratory Partners with JASE Health
AccessDX Laboratory (@accessdxlab), an international provider of advanced laboratory diagnostics solutions, announced its strategic partnership with JASE Health, a technology and professional services provider of end-to-end integration solutions with major electronic medical record (EMR) systems.

Financial News

Modernizing Medicine® Acquires TRAKnet to Accelerate Innovation in Podiatry
Modernizing Medicine (@modmed) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Modernizing Medicine Podiatry Systems, has acquired TRAKnet and other assets from podiatric electronic health records (EHR) vendor NEMO Health. Following the acquisition of the SammyEHR Podiatry platform last year, the addition of TRAKnet’s specialty-specific technology and expertise further solidifies Modernizing Medicine’s position as a market leader in podiatry.

Vocera Introduces Environmental, Social, and Governance Framework
Vocera Communications, Inc. (@voceracomm), a company in clinical communication and workflow solutions, introduced its first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Framework. The newly published framework provides insight into the company’s progress and plans for addressing a range of corporate responsibility and sustainability topics. It also summarizes the company’s performance in 2020 across three key areas related to people, products, and operations.

Weldon Acquires Popular Parenting App Family5 to Accelerate Development and Meet Growing Demand From Parents
Weldon (@HelloWeldon) announced that it has acquired Family Five Pte Ltd (“Family5”), accelerating the deployment of the first expert-centered, personalized parental support and guidance platform. Parents can access coaching (live workshops & group sessions), community, and content for every age and stage of their parenting journey.

Medchart Raises $17M to Transform Business Beyond Care
Medchart (@realMedChart) announced that it has raised $17M in Seed and Series A funding led by Crosslink Capital and Golden Ventures, with additional funds from Vast Ventures, Union Ventures, iGan Partners, Stanford Law School, and Nas, an original backer. The company will apply the current investment to accelerate product innovation and hire new talent to meet the widespread demand for businesses to get patient-authorized health information.

Seqster Raises $12M Series A to Accelerate the Adoption of its Healthcare Data Interoperability Technology
Seqster PDM Inc. (@seqster), a provider of patient-centric healthcare data technology, announced it has raised $12M in a Series A round of venture capital financing. The funding round was led by OmniHealth Holdings LLC, with additional investment from Takeda Digital Ventures and 23andMe’s CEO and Founder, Anne Wojcicki. This investment fuels Seqster’s ability to grow and evolve its technology to meet the demand for its multi-dimensional healthcare data platform.

Product News

Affinity Empowering Is Partnered with Over 25 U.S. Labs To Coordinate Back-to-school COVID-19 Testing Nationwide
Affinity Empowering, Inc. (@AffinityRTW), a provider of sophisticated and secure occupational and behavioral health services, has the framework in place to coordinate COVID-19 testing at K-12 schools across the United States, favoring a cost-effective, pooled classroom testing strategy. Affinity’s capabilities for back-to-school testing are due primarily to its existing occupational health and COVID-19 testing program infrastructure and to its integrated partnership with over 25 U.S. laboratories. Affinity currently works with states, universities, schools, private companies, Fortune 100 companies as well as some of the largest film and TV studios to provide a variety of COVID-19 solutions.

Cotiviti Expands HITRUST CSF® Certification Across Quality, Performance, and Risk Adjustment Solutions
Cotiviti (@Cotiviti), a data-driven healthcare solutions company, has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST® for its Quality and Performance as well as Risk Adjustment solutions for the third consecutive year. Earning HITRUST certification for the first time are Network Intelligence, which enables payers and providers to collaborate to manage value-based healthcare delivery and payment, and Quality Reporter Web, Cotiviti’s new streamlined, web-based quality reporting solution.

Published Research Validates HealthMyne’s Radiomic Technology as a Robust Predictor of Tumor Response and Biomarker Identification
HealthMyne (@healthmyne), a pioneer in applied radiomics, announced that a recent scientific publication has validated the company’s technology as a radiomics tool to inform clinical decision-making, identify imaging biomarkers and predict tumor response to cancer treatment.

Contract News:

UT Health East Texas Licenses TheraNow to Offer Remote Telehealth Physical Therapy to Patients
TheraNow (@realtheranow), a telehealth technology and platform for physical therapy and pain management, announced that UT Health East Texas at Ardent Medical Services has licensed the TheraNow Platform to provide telemedicine and remote physical therapy treatment to patients throughout East Texas.

UBC Selects THREAD to Expand Its Global Industry-Leading Decentralized Clinical Research Offering
UBC, a late-stage research and patient-support services organization, and THREAD, a technology and service provider enabling DCTs, announced UBC’s selection of THREAD (@THREADresearch) to leverage decentralized approaches across studies in the UBC portfolio. The fully connected offering further enables powerful decentralized approaches, rapid program start-up timelines and a more integrated offering from data acquisition through actionable insights in a single platform.

Oklahoma and Appriss Health Announce First Year Outcomes on Integration of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Data into Providers’ Electronic Workflows Advancing
Prescribers in Oklahoma have made more than 15.5 million patient queries to the state’s prescription monitoring program (PMP) database in the first year of an initiative between the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control (OBN) and Appriss Health (@apprisshealth), a cloud-based care coordination software and analytics solutions company focused on behavioral health and substance use disorders that delivers seamless access to PMP data within the electronic health record (EHR) and pharmacy management systems (PMS) of physicians across the state.

Making the Cut:

Vocera Customer Success Team Wins 2021 Excellence in Customer Service Award
Vocera Communications, Inc., a company in clinical communication and workflow solutions, announced its customer success team has been named a winner in the 2021 Excellence in Customer Service Award presented by Business Intelligence Group (BIG). The Vocera Customer Success Team was selected for its innovative response and service in support of hospitals and health systems in need during the pandemic.