Health IT Business News – January 14, 2021

Collaboration News

Capsule and Retia Medical Collaborate on Argos Cardiac Monitor to Streamline Device Interoperability, Protect Patient Safety
Retia Medical is the first company to utilize Capsule Technologies’ (@capsule_tech) new Device Driver Interface (DDI) development strategy to integrate its Argos Cardiac Monitor, the companies announced.

RefleXion and HealthMyne Collaborate to Use Patient’s Tumor Data to Guide Cancer Therapy
RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering biology-guided radiotherapy* (BgRT) as a new modality for treating all stages of cancer, and HealthMyne Inc. (@healthmyne), a developer of applied radiomic solutions announced a strategic partnership to bring together the companies’ technologies to quantify and improve the inherently complex decisions surrounding cancer treatment.

Ochsner Health First Healthcare System to Go-Live with Vynca and Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum’s Statewide Electronic Registry for LaPOST Forms
Vynca (@vyncahealth), an advance care planning company, in partnership with the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum (Quality Forum), announced that Ochsner Health, Louisiana’s largest non-profit academic healthcare system, is the first hospital network to go-live on Vynca’s EHR-integrated advance care planning solution.

Central Logic Acquires Acuity Link for Intelligent Transport & Announces New Bed Visibility Capability, Advancing Mission to Enable Health Systems to ‘Operate as One’ through Improved Access and Orchestration
Central Logic (@CentralLogic), a healthcare access and orchestration company, has acquired Acuity Link, a provider of transportation communications and logistics management software. Acuity Link’s technology powers Central Logic’s new Intelligent Transport capability, which was announced today along with the company’s real-time Bed Visibility platform.

Parexel and Signify Health Collaborating to Develop New Solutions to Promote Access and Inclusion in Clinical Trials
Parexel (@Parexel) and Signify Health (@signifyhealth) announced a strategic collaboration to provide customers with new solutions to enable access to a more diverse and traditionally underrepresented population for their clinical trials. The partnership will focus on improving patient access to clinical trials, bringing studies to patients in their own homes, and identifying relevant social determinants of health (SDoH) to facilitate connections among local resources, patients, and caregivers.

Product News

Arcadia Prepares Healthcare Organizations For COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach: ‘The Single Greatest Patient Engagement Challenge Of Our Lives’
Arcadia (@ArcadiaHealthIT), a population health management and healthcare intelligence platform company, announced the launch of tools to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts across its national customer base.

Withings and Redox launch remote EMR solution
Healthcare electronics company Withings (@WithingsEN) has partnered with Redox (@Redox) to help integrate electronic health records (EHR) with healthcare products and services. The partnership is producing MED·PRO CARE, a remote patient monitoring solution that’s compatible with different EHRs.

Financial News

Parexel Completes Separation of Parexel Informatics and Medical Imaging Business
Parexel, a provider of solutions to accelerate the development and delivery of innovative therapies to improve world health, from clinical through commercialization, announced it has completed the separation of its Parexel Informatics and Medical Imaging business.

Modernizing Medicine Announces Acquisition of Orthopedic Healthcare Technology Company, Exscribe, Inc.
Modernizing Medicine (@modmed) announced it has acquired orthopedics electronic health records (EHR) vendor Exscribe. The acquisition brings together two of the healthcare industry’s leading, all-in-one orthopedic EHR vendors with a shared mission of increasing practice efficiency by transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized.

Carrum Health Raises $40 Million to Transform Healthcare Delivery and Lower Costs through First-of-Its-Kind Digital Marketplace
Carrum Health (@CarrumHealth), a digital health company connecting employers and employees to Centers of Excellence (COEs) through a technology-powered platform for better, more cost-effective healthcare, closed $40 million in Series A funding led by Tiger Global Management LLC, with participation from GreatPoint Ventures and Cross Creek and return investors Wildcat Venture Partners and SpringRock Ventures.

Rimidi Grows Client Base 600% in 2020 as Providers Seek to Streamline Workflows and Implement Remote Patient Monitoring Technology as a Result of COVID-19
Rimidi (@Jointherimidi), a cloud-based software platform that enables personalized management of health conditions across populations, announced that the company grew its customer base by 600% in 2020, driven in part by changing provider needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contract News:

Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Integration of its Clinical Interface Terminology Solutions with Henry Schein MicroMD’s EMR Platform
Wolters Kluwer Health (@Wolters_Kluwer) announced that Henry Schein MicroMD, a practice management and electronic medical record (EMR) solution, will be using Health Language Clinical Interface Terminology (CIT) to quickly map over a million medical abbreviations, typos, incomplete terms, and acronyms to standardized terminology.

State of California Selects HHS Technology Group to Provide Continuous Delivery of Digital Services to Child Welfare
HHS Technology Group, LLC™ (@hhstechgroup) announced that it has entered into a long-term, multi-year contract with the state of California’s Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) to support the continued delivery of the California Automated Response and Engagement System (CARES-Live).

Making the Cut

DrFirst Passes 100 Million Real-Time Price Transparency Checks Informing Providers and Patients About Prescription Costs
When medications are too costly, patients tend to abandon them regardless of their importance to their health. Health technology pioneer DrFirst (@DrFirst), a company providing real-time price transparency, has reached a new milestone in helping to reverse this trend. By processing more than 100 million benefit and pricing inquiries within prescribing workflows through its real-time myBenefitCheck tool, DrFirst gives providers and patients information on alternative medications that may be more affordable during an encounter.