Health IT Business News – July 3, 2019

Financial News

Healthcare Information Technology Leader, Vyne, Acquired by The Jordan Company
Vyne (@Vynecorp), a secure health information exchange and electronic healthcare communication management company, announced it has been acquired by The Jordan Company, L.P., a middle-market-focused private equity firm with original capital commitments in excess of $11 billion. This new investment supports Vyne’s commitment of providing market-leading healthcare technology and support to thousands of dental practices, hospitals and major health systems across the United States.

Belong.Life Raises $14 Million Series B Round to Accelerate Growth of Global Oncology Solution and Expand Rollout End-to-end Patient Engagement and Health Research Platform
Belong.Life, creators of the “Belong – Beating Cancer Together” mobile app, a social network and navigator app for cancer patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals, announced that it has completed a $14 million Series B fundraising round, led by IQVIA (NYSE:IQV), a global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services to the life sciences industry. Other participants in the round included The Group Ventures and other existing investors.

Product News

Holon Solutions Launches Referral Preauthorization Application
Holon Solutions (@holonsolutions), a healthcare information technology company that liberates data, announced the launch of its latest application, Authorizations, which cuts the patient referral preauthorization process from minutes to seconds, saving hours every month. Holon’s Authorizations is fully integrated into their CollaborNet® platform, which includes patented technologies that work in concert to contextualize patient information to providers within any electronic health record (EHR), and from any connected third-party source, without the need for point-to-point interfaces.

Contract News

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Selects Health Catalyst for Care Redesign Programme
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust aspires to embed a data-driven organisational culture, with clinical analytics routinely embedded in clinical delivery, decision making and real-time outcome measurement. This will be realised as a result of a new agreement between the Trust and Health Catalyst.

Reliance eHealth Collaborative Leverages the IMAT Solutions Health Data Platform
IMAT Solutions, a company delivering innovative, real-time, healthcare data management and population health reporting solutions, announced that Reliance eHealth Collaborative, a growing health information exchange (HIE) in the Pacific Northwest, is leveraging IMAT’s comprehensive health data platform for expanding its service offerings.

Collaboration News

Leading Digital Analytics and Digital Therapeutics Companies Mix Music and Data to Help Survivors of Stroke
Health Catalyst®, Inc. (@HealthCatalyst) and MedRhythms, Inc. are teaming up to help the millions of Americans who are survivors of stroke to access a promising new digital therapeutic that uses sensors, music and artificial intelligence to measure and improve walking. The agreement is the first for Health Catalyst’s new life sciences business, which aims to align providers, patients, and life science companies through its physician ecosystem and evidence derived from its partnership with many of the nation’s largest health systems encompassing more than 100 million patient records.

NextGate and Life Image Partner to Deliver Trusted Ecosystem of Clinical and Imaging Data
NextGate (@NextGate), the global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, and Life Image, the world’s largest global network for sharing clinical and imaging data that is powered by industry leading interoperability standards, announced a strategic partnership to meet increasing demand for reliable imaging workflow integration.

DrChrono Partners with Jamf so Healthcare Practices Can Get All of Their Apple Devices and Apps Up & Running Instantly
DrChrono Inc. (@drchrono), the company enabling the medical practice of the future, and Jamf, the standard in Apple management, announced the two companies have partnered to help medical practices set up and manage multiple Apple devices including Macs, iPads and iPhones as well as iOS and Mac apps.

Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. (@KonicaMinoltaMI) and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub recently formed a strategic partnership that aims to positively impact healthcare in the U.S. by addressing some of the significant problems affecting clinicians and patients. Emory Healthcare, one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health systems, and Konica Minolta Healthcare, a leader in medical imaging systems, healthcare IT and precision medicine solutions, together will innovate care pathways through the adoption of new technologies and clinical workflows, as well as develop new solutions to advance personalized patient care with the goal of contributing to a patient-centered healthcare ecosystem.

QueueLogix, a HealthChannels company, Announces Partnership with Nym Health to Deploy Autonomous Medical Coding Solutions
QueueLogix, a HealthChannels company, announces a new partnership with Nym Health, the forerunner in computational linguistics and autonomous clinical coding. The groundbreaking partnership pairs care team assistants (CTAs) – an evolution of the medical scribe – with a combination of QueueLogix and Nym software at the point of care to reduce coding and billing times, improve revenue cycles, enable patient engagement and increase compliance.

Sweetgrass Pediatrics Partners with Rhinogram to Communicate the Way Parents Prefer
Thanks to Rhinogram (@rhinogram), parents whose children are patients of Sweetgrass Pediatrics can now communicate with the practice in real-time via simple texts (SMS), giving the practice the ability to better engage with parents while streamlining workflows.

Making the Cut

Kaufman Hall’s Axiom Decision Support and Cost Accounting Solutions Best at Helping Healthcare Providers Improve Financial, Clinical Performance, According to Black Book Research
Kaufman Hall (@kaufmanhall), a provider of enterprise performance management (EPM) software, data, and management consulting services, announced that Black Book Market Research LLC ranked Axiom Decision Support and Cost Accounting solutions No. 1 in client satisfaction among healthcare financial management technologies. Rankings were determined from an annual poll of 1,140 CFOs, financial management and business unit software users evaluating over three dozen healthcare cost accounting and business decision support solutions.