Health IT Business News – July 22, 2021

Trending News

Medicomp Quippe Clinical Data Engine drives clinical documentation workflow for Holy Name’s internally developed EHR
Medicomp Systems (@MedicompSys), which makes medical data relevant, usable and actionable, and Holy Name, one of New Jersey’s last remaining independent Catholic health systems, announced that Holy Name Medical Center’s emergency department is now live on the hospital’s new internally-developed electronic health record platform powered by Medicomp’s Quippe Clinical Data Engine.

Fortified Health Security Releases 2021 Mid-Year Horizon Report
Fortified Health Security (@FortifiedHITSec), Healthcare’s Cybersecurity Partner®, released the 2021 Mid-Year Horizon Report. The report details findings that illustrate how healthcare providers, health plans and business associates are being affected by cybersecurity threats from bad actors in the first half of 2021 and what security measures healthcare organizations should implement to combat these high-profile threats.

Collaboration News

VirtualHealth and Healthwise Partner on Streamlining Health Education for Patients
VirtualHealth (@virtualhealth_), an SaaS solution for comprehensive medical management, announced a partnership with Healthwise, an evidence-based health education company, to support targeted health content for millions of vulnerable individuals nationwide. Together, VirtualHealth and Healthwise will empower their health plan customers to further enhance member knowledge, improve health outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs.

Curebase, InBios Announce Results of Virtual Clinical Trial of InBios COVID-19 Rapid Detection Test Using Curebase Platform
Curebase (@CurebaseRx), a company committed to democratizing access to clinical studies, and InBios International Inc., a developer of diagnostic tests for emerging infectious diseases, announced that InBios successfully utilized Curebase’s virtual site solution to power clinical studies for its SCoV-2 Ag Detect™ Rapid Test, which was granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 6, 2021.

NanoDx ™Announces Licensing Collaboration with IBM Research for the Design and Manufacturing of Nanoscale Sensors for Rapid Diagnostic Testing
NanoDx, Inc. (@NanoDXInc), a privately held medical device company developing point-of-care diagnostic solutions, announced a licensing agreement with IBM Research for use of its metal-oxide semi-conductive (“CMOS”) compatible nanoscale sensors to enhance and expand accurate, rapid testing for several indications, including COVID-19, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Sepsis and Stroke. NanoDx is pursuing an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. FDA for rapid, two-minute, point-of-care COVID-19 testing.

Holon Solutions and Apervita Partner to Improve Quality and Reduce Provider Burden with Real-Time Data at the Point of Care
Holon Solutions (@HolonSolutions), a precision information delivery company, and Apervita (@apervita), a platform for healthcare collaboration, announced a partnership to bring real-time quality data and clinical intelligence to providers at the point of care. The collaboration aims to eliminate the frustrating, costly, and dangerous data fragmentation that providers and patients have dealt with for decades, by streamlining how personalized insights about quality measures and best practice clinical guidelines are delivered to providers.

Greenway Health Announces Support for AWS for Health Initiative
Greenway Health (@greenway), a health information technology services provider, announced its support for the AWS for Health initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS). The initiative has accelerated software deployment for solutions such as Greenway Insights™ and Greenway Telehealth™, as well as digital innovation for the more than 54,000 healthcare providers the organization serves.

Luna and Force Therapeutics Partner to Provide Innovative Physical Therapy Care
Luna (@getlunacare), an on-demand physical therapy company, and Force Therapeutics, a patient engagement platform and research network, announced a new partnership that will deliver innovative physical therapy beyond the four walls of a clinic. Their joint turnkey solution enables health systems to provide physical therapy directly to patients, through both in-person care delivered to them and via digital services.

Firstsource and Upfront Healthcare Partner to Improve Digital Engagement and Provide Personalized Navigation for Patients and Health Plan Members
Firstsource Solutions Limited (@firstsource), a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM) services and an RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group company, and Upfront Healthcare, an omnichannel communication and patient engagement platform, have joined forces to provide personalized navigation for each patient.

Financial News

Intelerad Acquires Raleigh-Durham Based Heart Imaging Technologies, A Clinical Workflow Automation Leader
Intelerad Medical Systems (@intelerad), a provider of medical image management solutions, announced its acquisition of Heart Imaging Technologies (HeartIT), the leader in clinical workflow automation. Headquartered in the Raleigh-Durham area, HeartIT provides web-based medical image management technology and services to health systems, large hospitals and private clinics, as well as drug and device companies sponsoring multi-center clinical trials.

Banjo Health Exceeds $5M Target in Oversubscribed Series A Round to Bring Transparency and Automation to Prior Authorization with Artificial Intelligence
Banjo Health (@BanjoHealth), a pioneer in AI-driven prior authorization (“PA”) solutions, announced it has raised in excess of $5 million in Series A financing led by Epsilon Health Investors, with participation from Spark Growth Ventures and Tau Ventures. Epsilon Health Investors Co-Founder and General Partner, Gregory Epstein, will be joining Banjo Health’s Board of Directors.

VisiQuate, Inc. Announces $50 Million Equity Investment from Sixth Street Growth to Advance AI-Powered Digital Innovation in Healthcare Revenue Cycle Data Management and Analytics
VisiQuate, Inc. (@VisiQuate), the provider of advanced analytics and AI-powered automation offerings to America’s most respected healthcare providers, announced a new $50 million equity investment from Sixth Street Growth.

Waystar to acquire Patientco to bring true consumerism to healthcare, simplifying payment processes for patients and providers
Waystar (@Waystar), a provider of healthcare payments software, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Patientco (@Patientco), a provider of omnichannel patient payments, communications and engagement software. The combination accelerates transformation in the healthcare industry and dramatically improves the patient financial experience.

Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative Fulfills Mission; Completes Final Dissolution
The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a national company in health information technology for over 15 years, has been dissolved after distributing its remaining assets to six local public charities. Through their proposed grant programs, these grant recipients will continue MAeHC’s mission, which includes sponsoring, promoting and evaluating methods for improving the safety, efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery in Massachusetts through widespread implementation and use of EHRs, which have evolved over time to include the integration of other health information technology features, such as telemedicine functionality and clinical data exchange between the EHR and other platforms.

Biospectal Raises $4.3M Seed Funding Led by Digital Health Investor, SeedLink
Biospectal SA (@biospectal), the remote patient monitoring and biosensing software company, announced the closing of a $4.3M (€3.7M Euros) round of seed funding led by digital health investor, SeedLink, with additional funding from LabCorp, Athensmed, Swiss based Privilege Ventures and other European and US investors.

Contract News

Toronto General Hospital Deploys Vocera Smartbadge to Protect and Connect Care Teams During COVID-19 Patient Surges
Vocera Communications, Inc. (@voceracomm), a provider of clinical communication and workflow solutions, announced Toronto General Hospital (part of the University Health Network) deployed the wearable Vocera Smartbadge across three of its intensive care units (medical-surgical, cardiovascular and coronary) to help improve staff response times during surges of COVID-19 patients. The voice-controlled Smartbadge enables clinicians to communicate and collaborate quickly and efficiently even while wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).

Friday Health Plans Partners With HealthSparq to Power New Digital Experience for Members
Friday Health Plans has selected HealthSparq’s (@HealthSparq) guidance and transparency platform to provide online, personalized guidance to members looking to find the right in-network care. HealthSparq’s technology will power the health plan’s ‘Find a Doctor’ tool, provide cost estimates to achieve CMS Transparency in Coverage compliance, make care selection simpler with better guidance for members, and deliver more convenience with online appointment scheduling.

TC2 Deploys Jvion’s Prescriptive Clinical AI to Help Reduce Avoidable Admissions
Jvion (@JvionHealth), a leader in clinical artificial intelligence (AI), announced that TC2, LLC, an ACO serving Medicare beneficiaries in central Georgia, will implement Jvion’s Avoidable Admissions solution built on the Jvion CORE™. The solution will identify the patients at high or rising risk of avoidable admissions, pinpoint their most influential but modifiable clinical and social determinant of health (SDOH) risk factors, and provide evidence-based recommendations that address these risk factors.

Diameter Health Selected as Amazon HealthLake Connector Partner
Diameter Health (@diameterhealth), a fast-growing company in health data interoperability and optimization, announced that it has been selected by Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) as a Connector Partner for Amazon HealthLake, a HIPAA-eligible service that enables healthcare organizations to store, transform, query, and analyze health data at scale. As a Connector Partner, Diameter Health will provide AWS customers with a pre-built connector that normalizes and optimizes clinical data and transforms it in real-time into the standard Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) format.

AtlantiCare Expands Consumer Self-Service with Digital Access Solutions from Kyruus
Kyruus (@kyruus), a provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems company, announced that AtlantiCare, an integrated health system serving Southern New Jersey, has enhanced consumer online access to care through the Kyruus ProviderMatch® platform.

Product News

Lightbeam Version 3.5 Release Aligns with Prominent CMS Initiatives
Lightbeam Health Solutions (@LightbeamHealth), a provider of end-to-end population health management solutions and services, announced the release of the newest version of its population health management platform: Version 3.5. The new version of the platform brings several substantial enhancements, most notably real-time notifications.

Lightbeam’s New Payer Solutions Enhance Payer-Provider Alignment
Lightbeam Health Solutions (@LightbeamHealth) announced new enhancements to its suite of payer solutions, which facilitate information sharing and improve transparency under value-based contracts.

Cheyenne Mountain Software Announces New Name and Expanded National Presence for Its Patient Movement Platform
Motient, formerly Cheyenne Mountain Software, announced its new name and expanded national reach for its advanced Mission Control solution. Motient’s patient movement platform empowers hospitals and health systems to establish universal workflows for emergent patient movement, capturing previously inaccessible data to improve patient care and realize new-found quality and revenue opportunities.

Rimidi Enhances Leading Clinical Management Platform To Meet the New Needs of Hospitals and Health Systems
Created for clinicians by clinicians, Rimidi (@Jointherimidi), a clinical management platform designed to optimize clinical workflows, enhance patient experiences and achieve quality objectives, announced enhancements to its EHR-integrated platform designed to better support hospitals and health systems as they seek to overcome many challenges identified prior to — and during — the COVID-19 pandemic.

Figure 1 Unveils Next Generation Medical Case Sharing & Education Platform for HCPs
Figure 1 (@Figure1), a Toronto-based healthcare technology company, has announced the launch of their next generation case-based knowledge-sharing platform with a new and improved user interface that enables a highly personalized user experience for Health Care Professional (HCP) members.

Vocera Introduces New Cloud-Based Clinical Communication and Collaboration Solution
Vocera Communications, Inc. (@voceracomm), a provider of clinical communication and workflow solutions, introduced its new cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) solution for smartphones called Vocera Edge.

Wolters Kluwer launches patient education platform to meet demand for accessible content aligned with care team recommendations
Wolters Kluwer, Health (@Wolters_Kluwer) announced the release of EmmiEducate™ to improve alignment between patients and their care teams. With educational content tailored to a variety of learning and reading styles, and interoperability across disparate systems and access points, EmmiEducate gives providers the ability to easily support their patients’ information needs within their workflow, delivering easy-to-understand educational materials that mirror the guidance provided to patients during the clinical encounter.

DSS, Inc. Launches Juno Health, LLC Commercial Division at HIMSS 2021
Document Storage Systems, Inc. (@DSSHealthIT), a provider of health information technology (HIT) solutions for federal, private and public healthcare organizations, announced that it will launch its Juno Health commercial division at HIMSS 2021 in booth #4954.