Health IT Business News – August 15, 2019

Financial News

Experian Acquires MyHealthDirect, Strengthening Leadership Position in Patient Access and Engagement
Experian (@Experian), the global information services company, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MyHealthDirect, which offers a digital care coordination platform that optimizes scheduling for providers, payers, and consumers. This acquisition further solidifies Experian’s position as a leading provider of solutions that simplify the financial and administrative aspects of healthcare—making tasks like scheduling, registration and check-in smoother, cost estimates more accurate, and insurance coverage easier to verify.

Women’s Health Startup Genneve Lands $4M to Grow Telemedicine Service for Menopause
Genneve (@mygenneve), a Seattle startup that runs a telemedicine service for women experiencing menopause, landed a $4 million seed round led by BlueRun Ventures. The fresh cash will be used to grow the company’s user base and geographic footprint.

Allscripts Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (@AllscriptsADP) announced its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019.

WebMD Acquires QxMD; Builds on Medscape’s Point of Care Tools and Services
WebMD Health Corp. (@WebMD), an Internet Brands company and health information services for physicians and consumers company, has acquired QxMD, a Vancouver, BC-based learning technology company that delivers mobile decision point tools and personalized learning solutions for physicians and health care professionals (HCPs).

Product News

EHNAC Announces Launch of Consulting and Advisory Services
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (@EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced the addition of new Consulting and Advisory Services. The new offerings are designed to provide healthcare stakeholders with crucial guidance on conducting organizational risk assessments, remediating compliance gaps, and meeting third-party assurance requirements as they navigate the continuously evolving industry compliance and regulatory environments.

Veeva Brings Artificial Intelligence to Drug Safety
Veeva Systems (@veevasystems) announced Veeva Vault Safety.AI, a new artificial intelligence (AI) application that automates case intake to reduce the time and effort of manual data entry for more efficient case processing. Together with Vault Safety and Vault SafetyDocs, Veeva offers the first integrated suite of cloud applications on a common platform to manage the end-to-end drug safety lifecycle, from case intake and adverse event processing to authoring and submissions.

Alexa, ask UCHealth
UCHealth now offers a virtual assistant who allows patients to interact universally across the health care system using conversational intelligence, accessed through smart speakers.

Contract News

Kyruus ProviderMatch® Patient Access Platform Now Powering Patient-Provider Matching at Norton Healthcare
Kyruus (@kyruus), the leader in provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, announced that Norton Healthcare, a leading not-for-profit health system based in Louisville, Kentucky, has deployed the company’s patient-provider matching solutions to enhance patient access for both adult and pediatric care. The health system recently launched Kyruus ProviderMatch® for Consumers on its website to help consumers and their caregivers research and select care options across its five hospitals, 14 urgent care clinics, and 190 medical practices.

Collaboration News

Leading Prenatal App Babyscripts Announces Partnership with Axia Women’s Health
Babyscripts (@Babyscripts), a virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, announced that they are entering into a partnership with Axia Women’s Health, the nation’s largest independent, physician-led women’s health network, with nearly 300 providers and more than 115 health centers across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The partnership provides pregnant patients who receive care at Axia access to the Babyscripts app during the entirety of their prenatal journey and beyond.

Cerner, Duke Clinical Research Institute Launch New Solution to Innovate Clinical Research
Cerner Corporation (@cerner) has announced the development of the Cerner Learning Health NetworkSM to help clinicians more easily and efficiently gain health insights and guide care. Cerner aims to automate data collection from multiple sources, including the electronic health record (EHR), to rapidly give medical researchers access to important information that has the potential to transform patient care. Through combined technology and expertise, Cerner and the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) have joined together to pilot the Cerner Learning Health Network and innovate clinical research registries in the process.

Lilly, Evidation Health and Apple Study Shows Personal Digital Devices May Help in the Identification of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia
Initial results from a feasibility study conducted by Eli Lilly and Company (@LillyPad), Evidation Health, and Apple Inc. showed that an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and the Beddit sleep monitoring device, in combination with digital apps may be able to differentiate people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia.1 The exploratory results were presented today at the Association for Computing Machinery’s KDD conference in Anchorage, and are published on the conference website as one of the top papers of the conference.