Health IT Business News – July 19, 2018

GlobalHealth Partners with Synzi for Virtual Member Engagement and Case Manager Training
Synzi (@SynziCare), a virtual care company, has announced that GlobalHealth, an Oklahoma-based health maintenance organization, has selected its virtual care communication platform to remotely connect members to their case managers, before hospital discharge, to increase engagement and enable more seamless transitions. The platform will also be used for virtual onsite review training, with case managers providing virtual training to their peers in other facilities.

InstaMed Joins Epic App Orchard With New Patient Payment Integration
InstaMed (@InstaMed) announced recently that InstaMed External Payment Page Integration is available in the Epic App Orchard, and Boston Medical Center (BMC) is the first customer to leverage the integration. This integration enables healthcare organizations using Epic to create a seamless and secure online consumer payment experience while dramatically reducing Payment Card Industry (PCI) scope and costs.

ClearDATA Launches Healthcare Compliant Cloud Offering on Microsoft Azure
ClearDATA (@cleardatacloud), security and compliance experts in the healthcare cloud, has launched a new healthcare compliant offering for Microsoft Azure. The new offering helps healthcare organizations operating on Azure to innovate and scale while maintaining compliance with rapidly-changing laws and regulations affecting privacy and data collection of protected health information (PHI).

Health Catalyst Acquires Medicity, Extending Its Leadership as the Data Platform for Healthcare
Health Catalyst (@HealthCatalyst), a provider of next-generation data, analytics, and decision support, recently announced completion of its acquisition of Medicity, a population health management company with solutions for health information exchange, business intelligence, and provider and patient engagement. Medicity adds to the Health Catalyst customer base more than 100 clients including 21 state and regional HIEs, large employers, health plans, 75 health systems encompassing over 1,000 hospitals and more than 185,000 providers in physician groups and extended care facilities, in support of over 75 million patients.

Tempus Receives $80 Million Investment For New Developments
Tempus (@tempuslabs), a company that was built to fight cancer through thorough research and new implementation of technology has recently received an $80 million investment for the development of better technology and processes to tackle the issues faced when it comes to cancer care and research. The founder of the company, Eric Lefkofsky was offered this amount by a group of new first-time investors who were looking to divulge into this sector of cancer research.

One of the Largest Health Systems in the U.S. Expands Engagement with CynergisTek to Bolster Security and Privacy Programs, Supplement On-Site Security Teams
CynergisTek (@cynergistek), a provider of healthcare cybersecurity and information management, announced that one of the largest health systems in the U.S. has selected to expand its agreement with CynergisTek for Professional Services. Under the terms of the multi-million dollar contract, CynergisTek will place additional security resources in the health system to augment the organization’s existing security team, helping to overcome the security personnel shortage facing the healthcare industry.

DrChrono Partners with Collectly to Automate Billing and Collections for Practices through Digital Statements Delivered to Patients Via Text and Email
DrChrono Inc. (@drchrono), the company enabling the medical practice of the future, announced a new partnership with Collectly, a fellow Y Combinator company that streamlines the billing and collection process for healthcare companies.

Y Combinator Healthcare Startups DrChrono and Stitch Join Forces
DrChrono Inc., the company enabling the medical practice of the future, announced a new partnership with Stitch (@StitchHQ), a company that has created a free HIPAA-compliant app for healthcare teams to send internal messages, communicate with patients and track daily tasks. Both DrChrono and Stitch are Y Combinator portfolio companies.

Biotricity Provides Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Updates for Shareholders
Biotricity Inc. (@biotricity_inc), a medical diagnostic and consumer healthcare technology company dedicated to delivering innovative, biometric remote monitoring solutions, recently provided operational updates for its fiscal 2018 first quarter which ended June 30, 2018. The Company’s premier product, Bioflux, has achieved market expansion throughout five states, where it has commenced generating revenue.

SCIO Health Analytics Culminates 10 Years of Innovation with Announcement of Acquisition by EXL
SCIO Health Analytics (@SCIOanalyticsannounced that it completed its sale to EXLService Holdings. Inc., an operations management and analytics company. SCIO’s growth over the last 10 years has been driven by its proven leadership in strategy and innovation around the use of big data and analytics to help payers, providers, and life sciences organizations improve revenue, quality, and operations while solving some of healthcare’s greatest challenges.

Hg Invests in Orion Health Rhapsody and Population Health Businesses
Orion Health Group Limited (@OrionHealthannounced that it has reached an agreement in relation to Orion Health’s Rhapsody and Population Health businesses with Hg, a specialist technology investor committed to helping build global businesses with funds of c.GBP10 billion under management. The agreement is for entities managed by Hg to acquire majority ownership of Orion Health’s Rhapsody business and to invest in Orion Health’s Population Health business.

SensorRx To Acquire Groundbreaking Mobile Health App “Migraine Coach™”
SensorRx, Inc., a provider of patient generated health data (PGHD), has agreed to terms to acquire Welltodo, LLC, developer of the iPhone application Migraine Coach™ for an undisclosed cash and stock deal. The deal was announced at the American Headache Society Scientific Meeting.

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