Health IT Business News – July 9, 2020

COVID-19 News

Healthcare Data Protection Amid Covid-19
PatientMatters (@patmatters) explains that in addition to focusing on its technology and networks, hospitals and providers need to be confident in all technologies within its entire ecosystem. Healthcare organization ecosystems not only include internal technologies but also include various outside technologies and services. When partnering with a healthcare vendor, it is imperative healthcare organizations do their due diligence into data security competencies when selecting partner vendors to bring into their ecosystems.

Collaboration News

DrFirst’s Next-Generation SmartSig 2.0 Solution Improves the Quality of Medication History to Help Protect Patients From Adverse Drug Events
DrFirst (@DrFirst) announced the release of the next generation of its SmartSig technology, which uses patented artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the quality of patient medication history when it is imported into hospitals’ and health systems’ electronic health record (EHR) systems. Clinicians use the imported information for medication reconciliation, which is recommended every time a patient is admitted, transferred, or discharged from a healthcare facility. Accurate medication reconciliation is a National Patient Safety Goal of The Joint Commission.

Castell Partners With Arcadia To Elevate Value-Based Care Performance
Arcadia (@ArcadiaHealthIT), a population health management company, announced its partnership with Castell (, the new comprehensive healthcare platform company from Intermountain Healthcare that elevates value-based capabilities for providers, payers, healthcare systems and accountable care organizations (ACOs).

Product News

Arcadia’s Population Health Platform Earns HITRUST CSF® Certification For Data Security
Arcadia announced that its platform Arcadia Analytics has been awarded the prestigious HITRUST CSF® Certification. This achievement places Arcadia in an elite group of worldwide organizations that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to security, privacy, and regulatory compliance best practices.

SPH Analytics Announces Dedicated Solution for California’s Integrated Healthcare Association Commercial HMO AMP Program
SPH Analytics (@SPHAnalytics), a provider of healthcare quality and experience analytics, announced that it has expanded its top-rated population health solution to support California-based Integrated Healthcare Association’s (IHA’s) Commercial HMO Align. Measure. Perform. (AMP) program.

Kyruus Achieves SOC 2 Type II Attestation
Kyruus (@kyruus), a company in provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, announced that it has successfully completed its System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II examination by an independent auditor. The achievement reflects a company-wide initiative and is a major milestone in Kyruus’ continued commitment to meeting the highest levels of security and compliance to protect the sensitive data of its customers and their patients. Additionally, Kyruus’ Data Management, Search, and Scheduling Solutions have obtained AVIA Vetted and Market Validated Badges.

Involta Launches New Healthcare Technology Suite: Involta SecureHealth(SM)
Involta (@InvoltaLLC), an industry hybrid IT, cloud computing and data center services company, announced that the company has partnered with Alert Logic, the industry’s first SaaS-enabled Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider, to develop Involta SecureHealthSM. Involta SecureHealthSM is a suite of managed IT services designed to support healthcare organizations, safeguard data and drive better patient outcomes.

TAGNOS Awarded Epic Integration Certification and Listing on Epic’s App Orchard
TAGNOS (@TagnosTweet), a developer of workflow orchestration software for hospital operations, announced that it was awarded Epic Integration certification and that it is now listed on the Epic App Orchard.

Syntellis Performance Solutions Unveils Advantage Program to Maximize Software Value and Accelerate Clients’ Financial Progress
Syntellis Performance Solutions (@Syntellis), a provider of enterprise performance management software, data and analytics solutions for healthcare, higher education and financial institutions, announced the launch of its Advantage Program, a comprehensive set of interrelated implementation, learning and support services designed to maximize the immediate and long-term value clients receive from their Axiom Software solutions.

Financial News

Kaufman Hall Software Becomes Syntellis Performance Solutions
Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC (@KaufmanHall), a provider of enterprise performance management (EPM) software, data and management consulting solutions, announced that its software division will separate from Kaufman Hall to create Syntellis Performance Solutions, LLC, a new standalone company. Kermit S. Randa, who currently leads Kaufman Hall’s software division, will become the Chief Executive Officer of Syntellis. Additionally, leading private equity firms Thoma Bravo and Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP) will partner to invest in Syntellis.

HelpSystems Acquires Leading Data Classification Providers to Bolster Security Business
HelpSystems (@helpsystemsmn) announced the acquisition of Titus and Boldon James, both leaders in data classification software that helps organizations classify and protect information. Adding these outstanding companies to HelpSystems’ security portfolio establishes the leading platform in data classification and meets customers’ needs for a comprehensive, powerful suite of data security options.

Livongo Announces Preliminary Second Quarter 2020 Revenue; Exceeds Previously Announced Guidance
Livongo Health, Inc., (@Livongo) announced a preliminary financial result for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020.

Making the Cut:

Syntellis’ Axiom Decision Support and Cost Accounting Receives Top Black Book Ranking
Syntellis Performance Solutions announced that Black Book Market Research LLC named Axiom Decision Support and Cost Accounting the No. 1 solution among its peers, far outperforming the competition. The software received top marks in 10 key performance areas, including innovation and optimization, technology, client relations, trust, integration, scalability, reliability, brand image, financial viability, and security.

Matrix Medical Network Becomes Level 5 Member of the American Telemedicine Association
In keeping with its commitment to ensuring telehealth continues to move forward as an option for risk adjustment and comprehensive health assessments (CHAs), Matrix Medical Network (@MatrixMedNtwk) announced it has become a Level 5 Member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).

Contract News:

SCL Health Partners with Kyruus to Enhance Consumer and Provider Experience
Kyruus and SCL Health, a faith-based nonprofit health system providing care across Colorado, Kansas, and Montana, announced that SCL Health has selected Kyruus’ patient access and provider data management platform to enable its digital access initiatives. The two organizations will partner to build a robust provider directory for SCL Health and leverage it to power a new care search and scheduling experience for consumers online.