Health IT Business News – August 6, 2020

Collaboration News

Holon Solutions and Cerner Team Up to Advance Value-Based Care Success
Holon Solutions (@holonsolutions), a knowledge delivery company, and Cerner Corporation, a global health care technology company, announced they are joining forces to accelerate the seamless delivery of critical patient information to providers. Working together, Holon and Cerner will deploy patented technology that automatically delivers contextually relevant patient information from Cerner’s HealtheIntent® population health platform, which is electronic health record (EHR)-agnostic, directly to clinicians in their workflow to inform care decisions.

CareCom Joins Lyniate’s Co-Creation Lab to Address Interoperability
Lyniate (@lyniate), a healthcare data interoperability company, announced a partnership with CareCom, a provider of terminology services management, to drive interoperability innovation. The two companies are collaborating in Lyniate’s Co-Creation Lab, a design environment that facilitates the advancement of cutting-edge health IT. The initial Co-Creation Lab project focuses on the development of a tailored data-normalization solution for shared customer Manifest MedEx, California’s largest nonprofit health data network, and will be scalable, adaptable, and easily replicated for other healthcare organizations looking for customized integration support for health information exchange (HIE).

Current Health Partners with Dexcom to Offer Healthcare Providers Continuous, Remote Glucose Monitoring of Patients
Current Health (@HeyCurrent) announced it has partnered with Dexcom to add continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) capabilities to Current Health’s AI-powered remote patient monitoring (RPM) platform. By continuously monitoring patients’ glucose levels – largely considered the fifth vital sign – the Current Health platform will empower health systems to secure actionable and comprehensive insights into overall patient health, resulting in improved patient outcomes and decreased healthcare costs.

Aetion and Cegedim Health Data announce new partnership to power real-world evidence research in Europe
Aetion (@aetioninc) and Cegedim Health Data announced a new partnership to integrate Cegedim’s THIN® European real-world data (RWD) into Aetion Evidence Platform® (AEP). AEP analyzes data from the real world, including claims, electronic health records, registries, and clinical trial data to produce transparent, rapid, and scientifically validated real-world evidence (RWE) on the safety, effectiveness, and value of medical interventions.

Biofourmis’ AI-Powered Remote Monitoring Platform Deployed to Monitor COVID-19 Patients in Singapore
Biofourmis (@biofourmis) , a company in digital therapeutics that powers personalized predictive care, announced that its Biovitals® Sentinel platform has been deployed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Singapore to remotely monitor COVID-19-positive patients to aid in early detection of deterioration and to enable clinicians and nurse teams to intervene early.

Product News

Rhinogram Enhances Virtual Care Platform with the Availability of Live Video Calls
Rhinogram (@rhinogram), a provider of cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant telehealth solutions, announced the availability of live video capabilities with the launch of RhinoVideo. This new feature enables providers using the Rhinogram platform to deliver virtual visits without patients having to download an app or log into a portal.

2bprecise Releases V3.0 With Advanced Precision Oncology, Germline And Pharmacogenomic Capabilities
The latest update to the 2bPrecise (@2bPrecise) precision health platform includes functionality to help oncologists identify genetic factors indicating patient risk for secondary cancers, as well as elevated risks for the patient’s family members.

BHE Announces Rebrand to Panalgo, Continues Its Mission of Leadership in Analytics Software for Healthcare
BHE (@panalgoinsights), a healthcare analytics company, is now Panalgo. The new name reflects the company’s commitment to expanding the accessibility of trusted analytics across the healthcare ecosystem via its Instant Health Data (IHD) software. IHD is being used by leading healthcare organizations to answer their most pressing scientific, business and regulatory questions faster and more easily.

Atlas Health Introduces Navigator 4.0: AI-Powered Matching & Enrollment Ensures Optimal Philanthropic Reimbursement, Including COVID-19 Aid Programs
Atlas Health (Atlas), a philanthropic reimbursement company that empowers health systems with an end-to-end solution for enrolling patients in medical financial aid programs, announces an upgrade to Atlas Navigator. Atlas Navigator is a proprietary AI-powered financial counseling service that finds non-traditional coverage options to deliver maximum reimbursement. The upgrade includes new features to ensure that no reimbursement opportunity is missed, display proprietary confidence scores and reimbursement estimates for enhanced forecasting and resourcing, and provide COVID-19-specific programs.

Greenway Health Works with AWS to Further Meet Needs of Ambulatory Care Providers in a Post-COVID Healthcare Environment
Greenway Health (@greenway), a health information technology and services provider, announced a new agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Inc. The agreement will promote collaboration in the healthcare industry with the primary goal of developing transformative healthcare products that will further meet the needs of ambulatory care practices in a post-COVID world.

Intelligent Medical Objects Launches IMO Precision Normalize
Intelligent Medical Objects (@IMOsolutions) launched IMO Precision Normalize, a product that powers more accurate insights with a precise normalization engine that improves clinical, quality, and financial decision-making. The product standardizes inconsistent diagnosis, procedure, medication, and lab data from diverse systems into common, clinically validated terminology for healthcare providers and companies that support them.

Diameter Health’s FHIR Patient Access Solution Enables Payer Compliance with Federal Interoperability Requirements
Diameter Health (@diameterhealth), the standard for clinical data optimization, announced the launch of its FHIR Patient Access solution that enables payers to comply with federal regulatory requirements to provide members with access to their health data using FHIR standards.

Ontrak achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to further mitigate risk in third-party privacy, security, and compliance
Ontrak, Inc., an AI and technology-enabled healthcare company, announced that the company’s data pipeline system, eOntrak Case Management System and supporting technology infrastructure have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST®.

Imprivata Introduces Digital Identity Framework for Healthcare
Imprivata (@Imprivata), the digital identity company for healthcare, building on the work done by H-ISAC, introduced the Imprivata Digital Identity Framework for Healthcare, a unified, security- and efficiency-focused structure for managing identities across the healthcare delivery organization’s (HDO’s) complex ecosystem. The framework provides CISOs, CIOs, and other IT leaders with strategic guidance to drive their Identity and Access Management (IAM) strategy, along with insights about how healthcare’s unique considerations must necessarily govern solution choices.

Financial News

Health Catalyst Announces Agreement to Acquire healthfinch, a Healthcare IT Company that has Helped Define the Clinical Workflow Optimization Space with its Award-Winning Software
Health Catalyst, Inc. (@HealthCatalyst), a provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire healthfinch, Inc., a Madison, Wisconsin-based company that provides a workflow integration engine delivering insights and analytics into EMR workflows to automate physicians’ ability to close patient care gaps in real-time. The healthfinch acquisition, which will allow Health Catalyst’s customers to enhance clinical workflows in the EMR, further strengthens the Health Catalyst Population Health portfolio, which was bolstered by the Able Health acquisition in February 2020 and Care Management Suite launch earlier this month.

Kindbody Raises $32 Million in Series B Funding to Grow Employer Benefits Solution and Fuel U.S. Expansion
Kindbody (@WeAreKindbody), a health and technology company providing fertility, gynecology, and family-building care, announced $32 million in Series B funding, bringing its total amount raised to $64 million.

CAREMINDr introduces a $100,000 ‘Jump $tart’ Program to Help Financially Strapped Primary Care Doctors
CAREMINDr Corporation delivers mobile-enabled remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions that give doctors the ability to check in on patients in between face-to-face visits. Recently the company announced that, due to the staggering economic crisis facing primary care doctors, it will award start-up grants of $5,000 to $10,000 to selected independent medical practices. This Jump $tart program enables solo/small practice doctors to launch RPM and generate new ongoing revenue.

TA Associates and Francisco Partners Announce Significant Growth Investment in Edifecs
TA Associates, a private equity firm, and Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to make a significant growth investment in Edifecs, Inc. (@Edifecs), a global health information technology solutions company. Financial terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020, were not disclosed.

Employer COVID-19 Testing Platform BRIO Systems Raises $1.9 Million in Seed Funding
BRIO Systems, a technology company offering a complete COVID-19 testing system for the workplace, has raised $1.9 million in seed funding to advance its platform that helps employers navigate the complexities of workplace safety and reopening amid the pandemic. The funding comes from lead investor One Way Ventures, Techstars Ventures, Nimble Ventures, Castor Ventures (AVG), and individual angels such as John Capodilupo (CTO of Whoop).