Health IT Business News – December 19, 2019

Product News

ClearDATA Introduces New SaaS Solution for Automated Healthcare Cloud Compliance at AWS re:Invent
ClearDATA (@cleardatacloud), a healthcare public cloud security, compliance and privacy company, announced a new Software as a Service (SaaS) compliance management solution, ClearDATA Comply™, that helps healthcare organizations monitor and manage their privacy and compliance obligations in the cloud. Comply provides healthcare organizations direct access to the cloud with automated compliance and remediation, as well as a real-time compliance dashboard, facilitating rapid adoption of cloud services with peace of mind.

DrFirst’s Patent-Pending AI-Based Technology Solves Major Hurdles to Medication Reconciliation: Missing Information and Unstructured Data
DrFirst (@DrFirst), a provider of e-prescribing, patient medication management, and price transparency solutions, announced that it will be awarded a second U.S. patent for its SmartSuite technology. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) Notice of Allowance for a patent (application no. 14/972,209) is for SmartSig’s “method and system for intelligent completion of medical records based on big data analytics.”

Financial News

Arcadia.IO MSSP ACO Customers Averaged $4.36 Million in Shared Savings Bonuses in 2018
Arcadia (@ArcadiaHealthIT), a widely-recognized leader in population health management, congratulates its Accountable Care Organization (ACO) customers in achieving over $423 million in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) savings in 2018. On average, Arcadia customers increasingly outperformed other ACOs over the past three performance years, achieving on average $5.88 more savings in Medicare expenses per-member-per-month (PMPM) in 2018.

Peregrine Ventures Raises $115 Million for its Fourth Fund Bringing Total Managed Funds and Co-Invest Capital to $400 Million
Peregrine Ventures, an Israeli med-tech venture capital fund, just closed its fourth fund, Peregrine 4, raising $115 million. Their partners include some of the leading institutional and private equity investors from Israel, the United States, Europe and Australia.

Vibrant Emotional Health Receives Twilio Grant to Create Innovative Technology to Support People in Mental Health or Suicidal Crisis
Vibrant Emotional Health (@vibrantforall) announced that it has received a Impact Fund Grant Award in the amount of $150,000. This 12-month grant will fund Vibrant’s efforts to send callers a short, secure custom URL over SMS where they can retrieve personalized referral information via smartphone or web.

Collaboration News

Cleveland Clinic London Collaborates with Vocera to Build State-of-the-Art Communications Platform for Caregivers
Vocera Communications, Inc. (@voceracomm), a clinical communication and workflow solutions company, announced that the Cleveland Clinic London will use the Vocera Platform to standardize care team communication across the hospital when it opens in 2021. The eight-story, state-of-the-art facility will boast the latest technology and exceptional talent from around the world. Nurses, physicians, consultants and other care team members will use the wearable, voice-controlled Vocera Smartbadge and the Vocera Vina smartphone application to quickly connect and collaborate on patient care.

GlobalMed and DH Wireless Partner for Enhanced Telemedicine Connectivity in Remote Areas
GlobalMed (@globalmed_usa), an international provider of virtual health solutions, has announced a new partnership with DH Wireless Solutions for greater telehealth connectivity in the field. DH Wireless Solutions, a leader in Machine-to-Machine solutions, will partner its secure Portable Data Network (PDN®) with GlobalMed’s telemedicine stations to extend an advanced mobile WiFi hotspot in remote areas and emergency situations.

CarePort Health Collaborates with NC HealthConnex to Optimize Care Coordination for UNC Health Care through Real-Time Data Exchange
CarePort Health (@careporthealth), a pioneer in care coordination and post-acute outcomes management, announced its collaboration with NC HealthConnex, North Carolina’s new and modernized health information exchange. The integration aims to streamline care coordination for NC HealthConnex customer UNC Health Care, a not-for-profit integrated health care system in North Carolina, through real-time notifications and enhanced reporting capabilities that enable the health system to more actively manage patients and improve post-acute outcomes.

Genomind Joins Forces With Sharecare to Improve Mental Health Outcomes
Genomind (@genomind), a mental health company, and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, have formed an exclusive joint venture to provide precision solutions aimed at improving mental health and well-being. Through the partnership, Genomind’s innovative mental health education and pharmacogenomic (PGx) services will be available through Sharecare’s award-winning health and wellness engagement platform.

Contract News

County of Monterey to Improve Patient Matching and Coordinated Care Delivery with NextGate
NextGate (@NextGate), a provider of healthcare enterprise identification, announced that the California County of Monterey has selected its cloud-based Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) as a strategic component for fully-connected, person-centric care. The SaaS implementation will create a sustainable, county-wide system of accurate patient data across Natividad and the Monterey County Health Department by eliminating duplicate records and automating medical record matching for highly collaborative care and community-based interoperability.

Leading Healthcare Organizations Choose Health Catalyst to Accelerate Cost-Management Transformation and Savings
Health Catalyst, Inc. (@HealthCatalyst), a provider of data and analytics technology and services to health care organizations, announced that INTEGRIS Health and Woman’s Hospital join a growing group of forward-thinking health systems selecting Health Catalyst’s activity-based costing and cost insights technology, the CORUS™ suite, to drive transparency on the cost of patient care and surface opportunities to improve outcomes.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) awards Audacious Inquiry contract to further develop the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE) to Support National Use
Audacious Inquiry (@a_inq), an industry leader in connected care, was awarded a new contract to expand the PULSE platform to improve usability, scalability, and flexibility to support a tighter integration with the national data exchange frameworks. These improvements will position PULSE for broad national adoption.

Making the Cut

Medici Wins Silver in 9th Annual Best in Biz Awards
Medici has been named a silver winner in the Most Innovative Product of the Year–Healthcare category in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.