Health IT Business News – August 5, 2021

Trending News

Premier Inc. and Honeywell Collaborate to Expand U.S. Production of Nitrile Exam Gloves
Honeywell (@honeywell) and Premier Inc. (@PremierHA), a technology-driven healthcare improvement company, announced a new commercial relationship dedicated to expanding the domestic production of nitrile exam gloves. This new collaboration is expected to produce at least 750 million domestically made nitrile exam gloves in the first year alone.

CareCloud Selected by Veteran Senior Care MSO to Accelerate Expansion and Optimize Delivery of Patient Care
CareCloud, Inc. (@CareCloud), a provider of healthcare technology solutions for medical practices and health systems nationwide, announced Spring Hills Management Services Organization (Spring Hills) will implement CareCloud’s software-enabled solutions, including its electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software, with its remote patient monitoring system in order to optimize delivery of patient care.

Health Catalyst Launches Value Optimizer – A New Approach to Managing Risk and Achieving Profitability in Population Health
Health Catalyst, Inc. (@HealthCatalyst), a provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, announced the launch of Value Optimizer™, a new population health solution that quickly identifies highly valuable opportunities for value-based care (VBC) performance improvement.

Healthmark Releases Newest Borescope: FIS-007
Healthmark Industries (@HmarkNews) is delighted to introduce the FIS-007 to its ProSys™ Optical Inspection product line. It is a borescope designed to visually inspect internal channels of potentially soiled or damaged items with enhanced light, vision, and magnification. It also offers users the option to document with photos and videos the lumens and crevices not visible to the unaided eye.

CPSI and Medicomp Systems Announce Licensing Partnership to Integrate Quippe Clinical Data Engine Into Acute and Post-Acute EHR Platforms
CPSI, a healthcare solutions company, and Medicomp Systems (@MedicompSys), which makes medical data relevant, usable and actionable, announced that CPSI is integrating Medicomp’s Quippe Clinical Data Engine across its electronic health record (EHR) platforms.

Qure4u Announces Close of $25M Growth Equity Investment to Accelerate Innovation in Digital Health Solutions
Qure4u (@Qure4u), a digital health company, announced the close of its $25M funding from Boston growth equity firm Volition Capital. The investment follows record 140% YoY growth fueled by a rapidly expanding customer base and increased adoption of Qure4u’s patient engagement and virtual care platform that supports the entire patient journey.

COVID-19 News:

Epic to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all US-based staff
Epic Systems is requiring that all US-based employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 1, according to a letter sent by the company to all staff.

Collaboration News

Eastside Health Network and Arcadia Partner to Improve Value-Based Care Performance with Population Health Platform
Arcadia (@ArcadiaHealthIT), a population health management and health intelligence platform, announced that Eastside Health Network will utilize Arcadia Analytics to improve overall performance in value-based care arrangements. The platform will allow Eastside Health Network to achieve greater insights into how patient care is delivered and the costs incurred.

Greenway Health client HealthLinc implements Greenway Telehealth to expand virtual care offerings
Greenway Health (@greenway), a health information technology services provider, announced an expanded partnership with HealthLinc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care for the residents of northern Indiana. A Greenway client for more than a decade, HealthLinc will be leveraging Greenway Telehealth, the first tool in the company’s virtual care portfolio, to remove care delivery barriers, enabling greater provider productivity and improved patient outcomes.

Withings and One Drop Partner to Bring Best-In-Class Medical Devices to Multi-Condition Employer Program
Withings, early pioneers of the connected health revolution, and One Drop (@onedroptoday), a provider of precision health solutions for people living with diabetes and other chronic conditions, are partnering to connect One Drop’s predictive health platform with Withings’ best-in-class smart medical devices for blood pressure and weight management.

VirtualHealth Partners with Inovaare to Provide a Compelling Alternative for Compliance Management
VirtualHealth (@VirtualHealth_) announced a partnership with Inovaare Corporation (Inovaare), an industry-leading healthcare compliance and operations management software provider, to offer health plans an integrated solution for complex compliance, reporting, and audit needs that automates workflows and minimizes costs.

Verana Health Partners with Komodo Health to Give Clinical Researchers Deeper Insight into Real-World Patient Journeys
Verana Health (@veranahealth) announced it is strengthening its de-identified, real-world electronic health record (EHR) data sets in a partnership with Komodo Health, arming researchers with a more comprehensive understanding of patient experiences at the population level. The agreement will enable Verana Health to expand the depth, breadth, and diversity of its real-world EHR data sets, unlocking new insights into the patient journey for multiple disorders and conditions in ophthalmology, neurology, and urology.

Cohere Health Announces a Groundbreaking Collaboration with American College of Cardiology to Advance High-Quality Care
Cohere Health (@CohereHealth), an emerging high-growth digital health company, announced a new solution for health plans in partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) that actively engages physicians, patients, health plans and clinical ecosystem partners in shared patient decision-making to improve the quality of cardiology care, further avoid unnecessary medical expense, and improve patient experiences.

Lightbeam Health Solutions Partners with Surescripts to Promote Medication Adherence Across Populations
Lightbeam Health Solutions (@LightbeamHealth), a provider of end-to-end population health management solutions and services, announces a new partnership with Surescripts, a nationwide health information network. The Surescripts Medication History for Populations service will be available to Lightbeam clients through the partnership, adding valuable insights on top of the robust analytics already available within the Lightbeam platform.

Financial News

Connie Health Secures an Additional $13 Million to Scale Its Tech-enabled Medicare Navigation Platform
Connie Health, a tech-enabled consumer Medicare navigation platform helping Americans make more informed health and financial choices, announces a $13 million Series A round and begins operations in its second state; Texas. The Series A comes just four months after the company began serving the public in Arizona and was led by Khosla Ventures and Pitango Healthtech. It follows the company’s $3 million seed round in January 2020 also, led by Khosla Ventures.

Health Tech Venture Capital Firm Nina Capital Announces Five More Investments and Launches Second Fund Set to Reach EUR40 Million ($47.4 Million)
Nina Capital (@NinaCapital), a specialized venture capital (VC) firm focused on health technology, announced its last five investments of its first fund and the launch of its second fund, Nina Capital Fund II FCRE, with an investment goal of EUR 40 million, or approximately USD 47.4 million.

WellSky® to Acquire Healthify to Enhance Social Services Care Coordination Across the Continuum
WellSky (@wellskyhealth), a health and community care technology company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Healthify, a company that improves the health of communities by connecting healthcare organizations with social service organizations to address the social determinants of health (SDoH).

Contract News

LTC ACO Selects PatientPing’s Real-Time E-Notification System to Improve Patient Outcomes and Lower Total Cost of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries Across the Healthcare Continuum
PatientPing (@PatientPing), an Appriss Health company and a national care collaboration platform, announced that LTC ACO, the first long-term care Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO dedicated to long-term care residents in the United States, has selected PatientPing to better coordinate care of its beneficiaries across its 700+ facilities spanning 33 states.

Intelerad Announces New Managed Services Agreement with LifeBridge Health
Intelerad Medical Systems™ (@intelerad), a global company in medical image management, announced a new contract with LifeBridge Health to provide cloud-based medical imaging managed services. The partnership focuses on enhancing workflow and productivity to continue to ensure the protection of patient data and optimize LifeBridge Health resources.

Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) Selects Lyniate to Support Integration Needs Amid Rapid Business Growth
Lyniate (@lyniate), a trusted connector of healthcare worldwide, announced that Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), the Best in KLAS™ provider of remote patient monitoring solutions, has selected Lyniate Rhapsody to better serve its customers who exhibit an increased demand for remote care solutions.

Cynerio, A Leading Provider of Healthcare IoT Cybersecurity Solutions, Launches Global Channel Partner Program
Cynerio (@cynerio), a provider of Healthcare IoT cybersecurity and asset management solutions, announced the formal launch of its global channel partner program. Led by infosec industry veteran Joel Silberman, Cynerio’s partner program will provide MSPs, VARs and MSSPs servicing hospitals and healthcare systems with a clear path to revenue through robust marketing and sales support and expert-led education, among other benefits.

2bPrecise Deepens Oncology Functionality, Introduces Automation To Identify Medication Safety Risk In Polypharmacy Patients
2bPrecise (@2bPrecise), an EHR-agnostic, cloud-based precision medicine platform, announced it delivered advanced and innovative functionality to clients via its Summer 2021 Product Release.

HealthMyne® Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third-Party Privacy, Security, and Compliance
HealthMyne (@healthmyne), a provider of applied radiomics, announced that the HealthMyne Cloud hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and managed by Cloudticity has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

Product News

Lightbeam Health Solutions Launches Marketplace to Advance Value-Based Care Initiatives
Lightbeam Health Solutions announces the launch of the Lightbeam Marketplace, a centralized hub for integrated value-based care services and solutions. The Marketplace expands Lightbeam’s core offerings through integrations with partners that provide technology and services including remote patient monitoring, collaboration tools, point of care integration, social determinants, and other capabilities to improve efficiency and extend population health operations.

Making the Cut

eHealth Technologies Celebrates a Landmark Achievement
eHealth Technologies (@eHealthTec), provider of clinical information services, surpassed its two million patient request mark on June 30, 2021. That’s two million people receiving cancer, cardiac, and organ transplant diagnosis and treatment promptly, without delay in medical record collection, sorting, summarizing, and review time.