Health IT Business News, Financial Edition January 19, 2023

Trending News

DirectTrust and EHNAC Announce Closing of Merger
DirectTrust and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) announced the completion of their previously announced merger, effective January 4, 2023.

DirectTrust Announces TNAP-Participant V2.0 Accreditation Criteria Available for Public Review through March 20
DirectTrust™, a non-profit healthcare industry alliance created to support secure, identity-verified electronic exchanges of protected health information, announced TNAP-Participant program, Version 2.0 criteria is available for public comment.

Mergers and Acquisitions

LeanTaaS Acquires Hospital IQ to Create AI Innovator for Hospital Operations Optimization
LeanTaaS, Inc. (@leantaas), a Silicon Valley-based provider of AI-powered and SaaS-based capacity management and patient flow software for health systems, announced it has acquired Hospital IQ (@HospitalIQ), a provider of intelligent automation solutions for hospitals.

OpenLoop Acquires Reliant.MD Practice Group
OpenLoop Health (@openloophealth), a leader in white-label telehealth support services powering virtual and hybrid care across the country, announced its acquisition of Reliant.MD’s practice group.

Avel eCare Announces The Acquisition Of NightWatch To Expand Pharmacy Telemedicine Services
Avel eCare, a national provider of clinician-to-clinician telemedicine services, announced the acquisition of NightWatch, a West Virginia-based company that provides remote pharmacy services to hospitals, clinics and nursing homes throughout the Midwest and mid-Atlantic region.

Contract Announcements

Allina Health Partners with Qventus to Improve OR Efficiency and Grow Surgical Program
Allina Health is partnering with Qventus (@qventus), a provider of AI-powered software for care operations automation, to use its Perioperative Solution in order to automate operating room (OR) scheduling processes and maximize its surgical program.

wellconnected and DrFirst Partner to Connect Community of Care Providers and Clients for Referrals and Services
wellconnected, the developer of allco, the first centralized social care platform, is partnering with healthcare technology company DrFirst (@DrFirst) to connect its community of care providers with each other and clients for referrals, services, and follow-up.

PointClickCare and the Georgia Hospital Association Expand their Partnership to Further Advance Care and Improve Data Sharing
Together with the Georgia Hospital Association’s GA Notify Program, PointClickCare Technologies (@pointclickcare), a healthcare technology platform enabling meaningful collaboration and access to real‐time insights to deliver value-based care, announced the completion of its network expansion in the state of Georgia.

Intermountain Healthcare and Story Health Partner to Transform Specialty Care for Patients with Heart Failure
Intermountain Healthcare (@Intermountain), a health system of 33 hospitals in seven states, and Story Health, a health technology and services company that provides scalable specialty care beyond the clinic, have entered into a strategic partnership to improve access to specialty care for patients with heart failure.


Engage Venture Partners Announces Lead Investment in VOCxi Health
Engage Venture Partners, a venture capital (VC) firm committed to building a funding community for early-stage medical technology companies and their investors, announces its investment in VOCxi Health.

Making the Cut, Milestones, Accolades, Awards and More

Gozio Closes Out 2022 with Momentum and Growth
Gozio Health (@GozioHealthachieved a milestone for mobile patient engagement in 2022, exceeding 350 million total mobile interactions with patients, visitors and staff supported since the company’s inception. In 2022 alone, the company helped its health system clients drive 430,000 downloads of their mobile apps, deepening its impact on patient care and the patient experience.

Raintree Systems Announces Rebranding, Unveils New Logo
Raintree Systems (@RaintreeSystems), a provider of electronic health records (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) software solutions for the therapy and rehab industry, announced a rebranding centered around a new, modern logo that reflects the company’s continued mission to be the most powerful, flexible all-in-one EMR for therapy.

Built In recognizes data analytics leader as one of the top workplaces in Boston and Chicago
Arcadia (@ArcadiaHealthIT), a data analytics platform for healthcare, announced that it has earned inclusion in Built In’s 100 Best Places to Work in 2023.

Availity Earns Great Place to Work Certification™ for 3rd Year
Availity (@availity), the nation’s largest real-time health information networks, is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the third consecutive year.

VisualDx Awarded Grant to Advance Global Health and Diagnostic Accuracy in Underserved Regions
VisualDx (@visualdx), a web-based clinical decision support system, has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop diagnostic and surveillance tools to help medical providers improve treatment decisions and outcomes in underserved areas.