Health IT Business News – January 16, 2020

Collaboration News

MobileSmith Health and AT&T Work Together to Help Hospitals Reduce Cancellations and Complications Across Episodes of Care
MobileSmith Health (@TheMobileSmith), a company in the digital health and mobile development sector that is reshaping traditional healthcare, announced a strategic alliance with AT&T that will expand the reach of the company’s perioperative mobile platform to hospitals nationwide. Through the seamless integration of Peri™ by MobileSmith Health with AT&T’s Edge-to-Edge Digital Hospital solutions, hospitals will now have the ability to connect with patients pre and post procedure – allowing for better network integration, increased patient engagement and loyalty, all while improving a hospital’s bottom line.

Livongo and Dexcom Partner to Integrate Dexcom’s G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System into Livongo’s Applied Health Suignals Platform
Livongo (@livongo), an Applied Health Signals company empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, has partnered with Dexcom, Inc. (@dexcom), a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) provider, to offer Livongo Members the ability to synch data from their Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with the Livongo platform, providing access to key insights and Health Nudges™ from Livongo’s Applied Health Signals platform based on their CGM data.

University of Chicago Offers Mammosphere from Life Image to Support WISDOM Study Participants, Improve Breast Health Research
Life Image (@lifeimageinc), a medical imaging network, announced that it will provide Mammosphere, a breast health data access tool, to the University of Chicago Medicine to support recruitment for a pioneering research effort.

Product News

Replacement Solution for Discontinued Littman TeleSteth System: ClearSteth from GlobalMed
GlobalMed (@globalmed_usa), an international provider of virtual health solutions, announced its ClearSteth® software application as an immediate replacement to the 3M Littman® 3200 TeleSteth™ tele-auscultation software that was discontinued effective Jan. 1, 2020.

NextGate to Demonstrate System Integration and Interoperability at IHE NA Connectathon 2020
NextGate (@NextGate), the global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, announced its participation in the 2020 IHE North American (NA) Connectathon, January 20-24, in Cleveland, Ohio. An avid supporter of the event since 2010, NextGate will showcase its leadership and long-term commitment to facilitating adoption of healthcare industry standards for enhanced integration and interoperability.

Financial News

Arcadia Finishes Strongest Performance Year Ever by Closing Fully-Subscribed Growth Equity Investment
Population health management technology leader Arcadia (@ArcadiaHealthIT) announced at the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference that it finished 2019 by achieving its fourth consecutive year of sales over performance-to-plan while sustaining leading marks from market analysts and customers alike. In Q4, Arcadia also closed a fully-subscribed growth equity investment of $29.5M led by Cigna Ventures and augmented by existing shareholders.

URAC to Purchase CHQI Programs
URAC (@URAC) announced that it has acquired the programs of ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI), a health care accreditation organization based in Annapolis, MD.

Kyruus Raises $42 Million in New Financing After Delivering Another Year of Record Growth
Kyruus (@kyruus), a provider of search and scheduling solutions for health systems, announced that it raised $42 million in new financing in a Series D round that brings its total funding to more than $125 million since its founding in 2010. Venrock and Highland Capital Partners led the round, with participation from other existing investors, such as Providence Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. Kyruus, which already serves one in five US healthcare providers, plans to use the new funds to extend its product portfolio while also consolidating providers across the US on its industry-defining platform.

Definitive Healthcare Acquires PatientFinder
Definitive Healthcare (@definitivehc), a provider of data, insights, and analytics on the healthcare provider market, announced the acquisition of PatientFinder, a software analytics firm that helps life science companies and healthcare providers find patient clusters who would most benefit from their products and services.

DrChrono Raises $20 Million Growth Capital Round to Accelerate Growth
DrChrono Inc. (@drchrono), the company developing the essential platform and services for modern medical practices to make care more informed, more interactive, and more personalized announced it has raised a $20 million growth capital round from ORIX Growth Capital to spur expansion and increase market share through further investing in the technology platform (EHR, medical billing and API) and expansion of engineering, sales, and support functions.

Contract News

WakeMed Health & Hospitals Selects Health Catalyst to Transform Healthcare Delivery through Centralized Data and Analytics
Health Catalyst, Inc. (@HealthCatalyst), a provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, announced that WakeMed Health & Hospitals (WakeMed) will implement Health Catalyst’s Data Operating System (DOS™) and Rapid Response Analytics (RRA) solution which will assist WakeMed in providing efficient, quality care across the Raleigh, N.C.-based health system.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Selects NeuroLogica Mobile CT for Brachytherapy Imaging
BioSpace reports that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has selected the NeuroLogica BodyTom® Elite mobile computed tomography (CT) scanner for its brachytherapy program. Deployed in the radiation oncology department at the point of care, the advanced, 32-slice full-body scanner will help support more precise radiation delivery, enhanced departmental workflow and faster patient throughput in the busy treatment area. The hospital utilizes brachytherapy to treat a wide range of cancers.

Making the Cut

MEDITECH Customers Earn Top Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization, recently announced the results of its fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade scores. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade recognizes hospitals on how safe they keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections; 33 percent of MEDITECH (@MEDITECH) customers earned an “A,” the highest grade. Results are available to the public, enabling consumers to make more informed decisions about their care.