Health IT Business News – February 14, 2018

Navicure® and ZirMed® Announce Naming of Merged Company to Waystar™
Navicure® and ZirMed®, the two top-rated providers of revenue cycle technology, who merged in November 2017, announced the combined organization will operate under the new name Waystar™. Waystar simplifies and unifies the healthcare revenue cycle with innovative technology that empowers clients to collect more with less cost and less stress, so they can focus on their goals, patients, and communities.

CareCloud’s Breeze Patient Experience Platform Adds 760 Providers in First 90 Days
CareCloud (@carecloud), the platform for high-growth medical groups, released the first set of performance metrics on Breeze, the patient experience management (PXM) platform launched in October 2017 with strategic investor, First Data (NYSE: FDC). Breeze helps patients check-in, schedule appointments, and process payments natively on Clover® Stations, iOS or Android devices, or any computer — transforming the interaction between patient and practice.

Atrius Health Leverages Linguamatics NLP to Support Value-Based Care
Natural Language Processing (NLP) text analytics provider Linguamatics (@Linguamaticsannounced the implementation of the Linguamatics Health enterprise NLP platform, powered by I2E, at Atrius Health to identify and extract critical clinical information hidden within unstructured patient data.

Jeff Immelt Appointed Chairman of athenahealth Board of Directors
athenahealth, Inc. (@athenahealth), a provider of network-enabled services for hospital and ambulatory clients nationwide, today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Jeff Immelt, former GE chairman and CEO, as chairman of athenahealth, effective February 7, 2018. Mr. Immelt is recognized for advancing digitization across industries, in particular for driving the first wave of digitization across healthcare enterprises and the healthcare industry at large. Immelt plans to purchase $1 million of Athenahealth common stock in the open market. Shares of Athenahealth gained 3.7 percent after the announcement.

Change Healthcare Acquires National Decision Support Company
Change Healthcare (@Change_HCannounced the acquisition of National Decision Support Company (NDSC), a leader in cloud-based solutions that deliver medical guidelines to the point of care through leading electronic health record (EHR) systems. The addition of NDSC accelerates the efforts of Change Healthcare to leverage evidence-based clinical information and next-generation technologies to reduce cost and help ensure appropriate care.

DrFirst’s myBenefitCheck Surpasses 6 Million Price Transparency and Electronic Prior Authorization Transactions
DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and medication management solutions, is pleased to announce that its industry-leading benefit verification system, myBenefitCheckSM, has now processed more than six million benefit and pricing inquiries on behalf of physicians and patients nationwide.

Zipongo Extends Total Financing To Over $50M To Launch FoodScripts™ And Lower Chronic Disease Costs
Zipongo (@zipongo), which launched the food benefits management category to address chronic disease, recently announced that it has extended its total financing to over $50 million with an $18 million Series B1 round led by Seventure Partners, a European leader in venture capital, and by Zaffre Investments, the investment fund of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Zipongo plans to use the additional funding to expand its nutrition platform beyond wellness to use food as first-line therapy in treating chronic disease.

Emerald Health Information Systems Transitions to Harris Healthcare
Harris Healthcare (@Harris_HCare), the largest business unit in Harris Computer System’s Healthcare Division announced Emerald Health Information Systems will transition from MediSolution, Harris Healthcare’s sister company under the Harris umbrella, to Harris Healthcare Clinical Solutions. Harris Healthcare and MediSolution have a long history of working together to deliver comprehensive solutions to clients.

drchrono Announces Partnership with HDP Health Enabling Physicians and Patients Access to Clinical Trials
drchrono Inc. (@drchrono), the company enabling the medical practice of the future, announced that it has partnered with HDP Health to provide physicians and medical facilities with access to thousands of the latest clinical trials for their patients. HDP Health software is now integrated with drchrono’s EHR platform and lets the doctor know which of their patients are eligible for clinical trials.

ProgenyHealth Receives Significant Growth Investment from Sunstone Partners
ProgenyHealth, the only national company focused exclusively on neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) utilization and case management, announced that it has received a significant growth investment from Sunstone Partners, a private equity firm that invests in technology enabled services and software companies. Sunstone, which has wide experience in the health care information technology space, will help the company expand its platform and provide strategic advice to guide Progeny through its next stage of growth.

Bernoulli Health Builds on Recent Success
Bernoulli Health (@BernoulliHealth), the developer of the advanced Bernoulli One™ clinical surveillance, medical device integration (MDI), and real-time data analytics platform, continues to gain traction in the healthcare IT market. Advancements to its product portfolio, new strategic partnerships, new customer wins, a peer-reviewed study in partnership with Virtua Health System (NJ), and leadership accolades have Bernoulli poised for continued success.