Health IT Business News – February 14, 2019

Collaboration News:

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Issues Authority to Operate (ATO) for Diameter Health’s Data Quality Technology
Diameter Health (@diameterhealth), a company that enables clinical data normalization and enrichment, and Four Points Technology LLC has been issued a Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) High General Support System Authority to Operate (ATO) for Diameter Health’s Analyze Data Quality Tool. This validation of a secure environment is mandatory for the VA because of their work with confidential patient data. Protecting this data is critical to making a difference for Veterans. The FISMA High ATO for Diameter Health will enable the VA to securely analyze patient data to support their mission of serving the men and women who are America’s Veterans. Diameter Health and Four Points Technology received the original award for clinical data quality surveillance from the VA in May 2017.

MEDITECH Joins Forces with Nuance to Deliver AI-Powered Virtual Assistants for Healthcare
With a constant eye toward improving both physician efficiency and the patient experience, MEDITECH (@MEDITECH), an Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendor, and Nuance Communications, Inc. (@NuanceInc), a provider of AI-powered solutions for more than 10,000 global healthcare organizations, announced MEDITECH is integrating Nuance’s Dragon Medical Virtual Assistant into MEDITECH Expanse. Building on a long history of innovation by the two companies, this integration will complement common clinician workflows by automating high value clinical and administrative tasks that will allow physicians to spend more time focused on, and improving, the patient experience.

Healthdom Partners with Medfusion for Patient Data Access
Healthdom, a SaaS-based personalized preventive healthcare platform, has partnered with Medfusion (@medfusion), a provider of patient data connectivity solutions, for patient health record retrieval and aggregation capabilities. Medfusion was chosen because of its impressive network of 700,000+ providers already mapped for data retrieval—with more than 53,000 active connections across 55 major EHR systems.

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Partners with QuadraMed® to Prevent Patient Identification Errors
LexisNexis Risk Solutions (@LexisNexisRiskhas collaborated with QuadraMed, a division of Harris Healthcare, to improve patient matching for QuadraMed’s Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) software and clean-up customers at over 1,200 healthcare facilities. Specifically, LexisNexis Risk Solutions will augment QuadraMed’s EMPI data cleansing services by resolving unmatched patient identity or duplicate records to unique identities, utilizing LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ vast referential repository of data sources in addition to information that QuadraMed derives from healthcare organizations.

Financial News:

MediQuant Acquires DataEmerge to Enhance Data Management Bandwidth and Capabilities
MediQuant (@MediQuantLLC), a provider of enterprise active archiving solutions to hospitals and health systems, announced the acquisition of DataEmerge, a leading data extraction service and long-time cooperative partner with MediQuant in supporting speed to value for clients.

Definitive Healthcare Acquires HIMSS Analytics’ Data Services Business
Definitive Healthcare (@DefinitiveHCis proud to announce that they have acquired the vendor data services business of HIMSS Analytics. Today, Definitive Healthcare delivers a best-in-class data and analytics platform on healthcare providers for unmatched sales and marketing intelligence.

eMDs Acquires Aprima, Further Strengthening Position as a Leading Healthcare Ambulatory Solutions Organization
eMDs, Inc. (@emds) announced that it has acquired Aprima Medical Software (“Aprima”), a provider of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) software and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions to ambulatory care organizations. The acquisition creates a world-class provider of fully integrated financial, administrative and clinical solutions that are utilized by more than 63,000 providers in over 26,000 practices and hospitals across the world.

PerfectServe Acquires Lightning Bolt and CareWire, Reinforces Vision of Care Team Collaboration Platform
PerfectServe (@perfectserve), a provider of cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) solutions, announced the acquisitions of Lightning Bolt Solutions, an AI-optimized physician shift scheduling technology for hospitals and health systems, and CareWire, a mobile patient engagement platform. These standout solutions are critical components of PerfectServe’s effort to deliver the industry’s first true care team collaboration platform – one that overcomes the persistent care coordination challenges that exist across a patient’s healthcare ecosystem.

Contract News:

US-based Charlotte Radiology chooses Sectra as its Breast Imaging Vendor
International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra will install its enterprise breast imaging solution throughout the fifteen North Carolina-based breast centers of Charlotte Radiology. Upon project completion, radiologists will experience enhanced workflow productivity through multi-modality viewing on one workstation with the end goal of improved cancer care.

Leading Imaging Centers Select Ambra Health as Cloud VNA For Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
Ambra Health (@ambrahealth), makers of a cloud-based, medical image management suite, announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading providers and networks to adopt Ambra’s digital health solutions for Cloud VNA.

Making the Cut:

MEDITECH Recognized as 2019 Best in KLAS for Acute Care EMR – Canada
The global healthcare research firm KLAS ranked MEDITECH in their annual Best in KLAS: Software & Services report for the fourth year in a row. In the 2018 Best in KLAS report, MEDITECH’s top-performing C/S and 6.x platforms received Best in KLAS for Community HIS and ranked as 2018 KLAS Category Leader for Patient Accounting & Patient Management (Community Hospital). MEDITECH’s 6.x Enterprise Health Record (EHR) also ranked No. 1 as 2018 KLAS Category Leader for Global Acute Care EMR – Canada.