Health IT Business News – January 30, 2020

Collaboration News

Nuance Continues Specialty Expansion Adding Cardiovascular CAPD Through Partnership with Industry Leader ZHealth
Nuance Communications, Inc. (@NuanceInc) introduced Nuance Cardiovascular CAPD, a new Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD) solution designed to help cardiologists improve the quality of complex documentation and the accuracy of reimbursement for cardiac catheterization procedures. The Nuance Cardiovascular CAPD solution is available through an exclusive partnership with ZHealth for this solution, which is based on patented algorithms built with ZHealth’s industry-leading interventional documentation and coding expertise.

Product News

Surescripts Transforms Prescribing Process for Rapidly Growing Specialty Medications Market
Surescripts (@surescripts) is again bringing innovation to the prescribing process with its new Specialty Patient Enrollment service, which helps prescribers, specialty hubs and pharmacists automate the specialty prescribing process. The technology auto populates the electronic enrollment form required for specialty medications and integrates it into the e-prescribing process. When combined with access to patient-specific prescription price information and the ability to process prior authorizations electronically, Specialty Patient Enrollment helps reduce excessive administrative delays and speed time to therapy, all while improving the cost, quality and safety of patient care.

BioIntelliSense Announces FDA Clearance of the BioSticker™, the First Single-Use Medical Device Enabling 30 Days of Continuous Vital Signs Monitoring
BioIntelliSense (@biointellisense), Inc., a continuous health monitoring and clinical intelligence company, announces the U.S. commercial launch of its medical grade Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform and FDA 510(k) clearance of the BioSticker™ on-body sensor for scalable remote care. BioIntelliSense offers a new standard for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) by combining an effortless patient experience with medical grade clinical accuracy and cost-effective data services.

Financial News

Imprivata Acquires GroundControl to Expand its Mobile Solutions
Imprivata (@Imprivata), a digital identity company for healthcare, announced the acquisition of GroundControl Solutions, Inc., a leader in cloud-based automation software for provisioning shared mobile devices. The combination of Imprivata and GroundControl innovations will advance the proliferation of Digital Identity Authorization and Access Management solutions and services for mobile devices in healthcare. It will accelerate the development of new capabilities on fleets of enterprise mobile devices for large and small enterprises.

CareMount Health Solutions ACO, LLC Generates Shared Savings for Performance Year 2018
CareMount Medical announced its Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (Next Generation ACO), CareMount Health Solutions ACO, LLC, generated $778,583 in shared savings for the Performance Year 2018 for The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Next Generation ACO Model initiative. CareMount ACO was one of a total of 38 Next Generation ACOs nationally to achieve earned savings for the 2018 Performance Year.

Healthcare Finance Leaders Focused on Identifying and Managing Cost Reductions but Most Lack Sufficient Tools, Kaufman Hall Survey Finds
The need to identify and manage cost reduction initiatives continues to be a top priority for senior financial executives in healthcare organizations, according to Kaufman Hall’s new report 2020 Healthcare Financial Outlook: Performance Management Trends and Priorities. This has been an ongoing theme since the report was first introduced in 2017, and today 87% of respondents say cost reduction is among the most important financial performance activities for their organizations.

Contract News

VisiQuate Announces Deployment of AI-based Analytics for Fresenius Medical Care
VisiQuate Inc. is pleased to announce that Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) has expanded a pilot program into a system-wide deployment of two of VisiQuate’s leading analytics solutions: Denials Management Analytics and Denial Flo. FMCNA is the leading provider of kidney care products and services including life-sustaining dialysis treatment for patients with kidney failure.

Making the Cut

Vocera Smartbadge Wins 2020 BIG Innovation Award
Vocera Communications, Inc. (@voceracomm), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, announced that the Vocera Smartbadge has been named a winner in the 2020 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group.

Black Book’s 2020 Top-Rated Healthcare Analytics Solutions Vendors and Consultants Announced
Black Book polled 3,190 professionals in 748 healthcare organizations in Q2 through Q4 2019 to develop the annual comprehensive industry report on the state of the adoption, implementation and current utilization of analytical software and service programming. The recognized top-performing vendors, based on client experience and customer satisfaction indicators in strategic project planning for 2020, earned top honors as the highest-rated overall healthcare technology vendors for the niche of client or industry type application in use.

IMAT Solutions Achieves NCQA eCQM Certification
IMAT Solutions (@IMATSolutions), a leader in delivering innovative, real-time, healthcare data management and population health reporting solutions, announced that its platform has achieved National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) eCQM Certification, which helps ensure data integrity, improves efficiency in collecting data and can be used as standard supplemental data to calculate HEDIS® measures.