Health IT Business News – July 23, 2020

Collaboration News

4MedPlus Partners with MediVisum© for Comprehensive Telehealth Training Program
4MedPlus online continuing education is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with MediVisum Telehealth Solutions (@meditelehealth), a provider of advanced telehealth technology. Through this new partnership, 4MedPlus has developed a comprehensive telehealth training program with a mock telehealth platform lesson to enhance the learner experience.

Veradigm Supports Patient Access Network Foundation with New Awareness Campaign to Healthcare Providers
Allscripts (@allscripts) and its payer and life science business unit, Veradigm (@Veradigm), announced a new partnership with the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation, an independent, national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications. Veradigm will leverage its market-leading electronic health record (EHR) messaging capabilities at no cost to the PAN Foundation, delivering information to users of its Veradigm ePrescribe and Practice Fusion EHR platforms to generate awareness and support utilization of the foundation’s programs among tens of thousands of clinicians.

DrFirst Introduces CareComplete to Connect Payers and Providers with Medical Information in Clinical Workflows
For years, payers and healthcare providers have struggled to exchange patients’ up-to-the-minute medical histories and insurance coverage details within electronic health record (EHR) workflows at the point of care. DrFirst (@DrFirst), a provider of technology, support, and services that connect people at touchpoints of patient care, is introducing CareComplete to bridge these gaps. CareComplete responds to physicians’ calls for tools that eliminate information silos and reduce healthcare delivery complexity so patients can get the care they need more quickly and affordably.

Philips and BioIntelliSense form strategic collaboration to enhance remote patient monitoring for at-risk patients from the hospital into the home
Royal Philips (@PhilipsPR), a health technology company, announced it has formed a strategic collaboration with BioIntelliSense (@biointellisense), a continuous health monitoring and clinical intelligence company, to integrate its BioSticker™ medical device into Philips’ remote patient monitoring (RPM) offering to help monitor at-risk patients from the hospital into the home.

Hyland Healthcare Partners with Life Image to Optimize Data and Imaging Access Between Providers and Patients
Hyland Healthcare (@hyland), a provider of connected healthcare enterprise imaging and content services, has partnered with Life Image, the world’s largest medical evidence network providing access to points of care and curated clinical and imaging data. The partnership will improve data and imaging access between healthcare providers and their patients.

Odoro joins the Epic App Orchard Marketplace to empower healthcare providers with next-generation patient access solutions
Odoro (@OdoroHealth), a digital patient access solutions company, is pleased to announce that it is now available on Epic’s App Orchard. Through the App Orchard program, Odoro provides the Epic customer community with smart, fully-integrated, patient self-registration, online scheduling and communications, enhancing healthcare provider workflows and the overall patient experience.

Chugai and Biofourmis Partner to Develop an Objective Assessment of Pain Using Digital Technology
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 4519) and Biofourmis (@biofourmis), a Boston-based digital therapeutics company, announced that they have partnered to develop a digital solution for the objective assessment of pain associated with endometriosis.

HHS Technology Group Partners with Medversant to Help States Streamline Medicaid Provider Enrollment
HHS Technology Group, LLC™ (@hhstechgroup) announced that it is collaborating with Medversant Technologies to integrate Medversant’s ProviderIQ™ credentials verification solution with its provider data management platform, Discover your Provider™ (DyP).

SS&C and Edifecs Enable Interoperability Solution for Healthcare
SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (@ssctechnologies) announced that it has partnered with Edifecs, a global health information technology solutions company. SS&C will offer Edifecs’ leading interoperability application as a comprehensive solution using Business Process as a Service (BPaaS). The solution is offered to small-midsized health plans to address new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations.

After Groundbreaking Partnership, ERxDirect is Now Powered by Updox
Two central Ohio-based companies committed to revolutionizing healthcare delivery have launched an innovative new partnership, as Health in Motion Network’s (HIMN) ERxDirect pharmacy platform is now being powered by Updox (@updox), a platform that manages healthcare communications across both in-person and virtual care. The two disruptive healthcare presences have signed a partnership agreement that integrates Updox’s HIPAA-compliant virtual care solutions, including video and secure text, into the Health in Motion Network’s consumer-direct pharmacy platform, ERxDirect.

GrandPad expands footprint in healthcare, telehealth through partnerships with leading health care organizations
GrandPad (@grandpad_social), creator of the first purpose-built tablet for people over the age of 75, announced that it has expanded its footprint in the healthcare industry with 12 new strategic partnerships that integrate GrandPad into the care delivery models of in-home health organizations and specialty clinics.

Product News

RLDatix Launches Robust Transformational Framework That Further Connects Patient Safety & Risk Management
RLDatix (@rldatix), a provider of intelligent patient safety solutions, announced a new framework—Applied Safety Intelligence™—that will tighten the relationship between patient safety and risk management by moving the industry from a retrospective review of adverse events toward a future of proactive prevention. This profound shift will usher in a new era of future-forward patient safety.

Despite COVID-19 Hospital Quarantines, Nurses Find a Way to Implement Mission-Critical Clinical Systems Across Seven States to Make Childbirth Safer
While clinicians rely more than ever on technology to help provide adequate care safely, hospital quarantines have rendered it near impossible to deploy new tools at the bedside, until Flo. Flo is PeriGen’s (@PeriGen) Virtual Clinical Lead and she is helping hospitals across the country install PeriGen’s early warning and telehealth tools to help Labor and Delivery units cope with staff shortages and fear of infection. Clinicians and even patients love interacting and taking pictures with Flo, who looks suspiciously like an IV-pole with a bolted-on tablet computer and sometimes a scrub cap.

Capsule Issued Authority to Operate from Defense Health Agency
Capsule Technologies (@capsule_tech) announced that it had received an Authority to Operate (ATO) declaration from the Defense Health Agency (DHA) for the company’s clinical surveillance and medical device connectivity technologies. Capsule can now support clinicians in delivering tele-critical care and remote patient monitoring to hospitalized members of the U.S. Armed Forces around the world.

Matrix Medical Network Achieves Recertification for NCQA Accreditation
Matrix Medical Network (@MatrixMedNtwk), a clinical company supporting the needs of at-risk populations, has achieved the highest level for credentialing and recredentialing from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The much-coveted accreditation is valid until 2023. It allows Matrix health plan clients to continue to fully delegate all of their credentialing responsibilities to Matrix and eliminate any need to provide credentialing oversight for the Matrix nurse practitioners who see their members.

Phynd Launches Advanced Provider Search
Phynd Technologies, Inc. (@PhyndTech), a provider data management and provider search solutions company, announced the immediate availability of Phynd Provider Search. Phynd Provider Search is a breakthrough technology offering that enables health systems to intelligently and simply integrate robust provider search capabilities into their consumer-facing Find a Doctor websites, as well as internal provider search sites for call centers, referral portals, and general provider directories.

Proscia Achieves Key Regulatory Milestone With Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) Certification
Proscia (@ProsciaInc), a provider of AI-enabled digital pathology solutions, has received Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) certification, a rigorous validation of the company’s practices for delivering high quality medical device software. This certification accelerates the company’s expansion into the diagnostic pathology market to help laboratories worldwide keep pace with the rising cancer burden and improve patient outcomes.

Financial News

Cohere Health raises $10MM in Series A funding to drive adoption of highly collaborative approach with the patient as the focal point
Cohere Health (@CohereHealth) has announced its company launch, with the mission of aligning the relationship between physicians and health plans around the care journey in a way that is appropriate for each patient. By leveraging its innovative technology platform that encourages transparent, high-value care alignment across an entire patient journey instead of individual service transactions, Cohere Health aims to improve the quality of care delivered, lower total cost of care, and transform the patient and physician experience.

GlobalSCAPE and HelpSystems Sign Merger Agreement
GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (@globalscape) and HelpSystems, LLC (@helpsystemsmn) jointly announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement under which HelpSystems will acquire all outstanding shares of GlobalSCAPE for $9.50 per share in cash. The combined company would focus on providing the most comprehensive collection of trusted security and automation solutions to customers worldwide.

House appropriators propose $12B increase for VA’s budget, including big IT boost
FedScoop reports that The Department of Veterans Affairs could be getting almost all of the money it asked Congress for under the White House’s fiscal 2021 budget request, including a double-digit percent increase in IT funding.

Noteworth Secures $5 Million in Funding to Fuel Expansion of Digital Medicine Technology
Noteworth (@noteworth_), a first-of-its-kind Digital Healthcare platform for modernizing Digital Medicine delivery operations, announced a $5 million oversubscribed seed funding round led by Laconia Capital Group with participation from Draper Associates, Frontier Ventures, Techstars Ventures, Wavemaker360, Springtide Capital and others. The funding will be used to expand operations of their digital medical technology and make strategic hires necessary to meet the growing demand from healthcare providers and patients.

Making the Cut:

Syntellis’ Axiom Comparative Analytics Earns No. 1 Ranking in Black Book Research Survey
Syntellis Performance Solutions, a provider of enterprise performance management (EPM) software, data, and analytics solutions, has been ranked by Black Book Research as the top overall Healthcare Analytics Solutions vendor in the recent Benchmarking & Comparative Analytics Software rankings.

Contract News:

Nivano Physicians Selected by the Healthy Partners Program to Coordinate Specialty Care
Nivano Physicians, an Independent Physician Association (IPA) within Sacramento and surrounding counties since 1998, is proud to announce its selection by the Healthy Partners Program to Coordinate specialty care across Sacramento County, California.

VA Selects Philips to Create World’s Largest Tele-Critical Care System, Further Integrating TeleHealth and Delivering Quality Care for Veterans
Royal Philips announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a contract to Philips to expand VA’s Tele-Critical Care program, creating the world’s largest system to provide veterans remote access to intensive care expertise, regardless of their location. The ten-year contract, which enables VA to invest up to $100 million with Philips for Tele-Critical Care technology and services, leverages Philips history of innovation, including research into technologies that can better support veterans, telehealth, tele-critical care (eICU), diagnostic imaging, sleep solutions and patient monitoring.

Doctors HealthCare Plans, Inc. Selects Edifecs Hosted Encounter Management Solution
Edifecs, Inc. (@Edifecs), a global health information technology solutions company, announced that it has been selected by Doctors HealthCare Plans, Inc. to implement its hosted Encounter Management for SMB (small and mid-tier) solution designed specifically for managed care plans operating in Medicare Advantage and/or within managed Medicaid lines of business.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Elevates Digital Patient Access in Collaboration with Kyruus
Kyruus (@kyruus), a provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems company, announced that Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS), one of the largest health systems in Louisiana, is now connecting consumers to care online through the Kyruus ProviderMatch® platform. FMOLHS has launched both a new find-a-provider experience and online appointment booking with Kyruus as part of its efforts to improve patient-provider matching and patient access.