Health IT Business News – June 24, 2021

Trending News

Atrium Health Recognized for Innovation, High-Quality Healthcare by Premier Inc.
Premier Inc. (@PremierHA), a healthcare improvement company, has named Atrium Health, an integrated, nonprofit health system serving the Carolinas and Georgia, the winner of the 2021 Richard A. Norling Premier Alliance Excellence Award.

CareCloud a Member of Russell Microcap Index
CareCloud, Inc. (@CareCloud), a provider of healthcare technology solutions for medical practices and health systems nationwide, announced that FTSE Russell, which manages the widely-followed Russell 2000® Index and other indices based on market capitalization and style orientation, has included CareCloud in the Russell Microcap® Index for the fourth straight year.

Health Catalyst’s Dan Burton Named a 2021 Glassdoor Highest-Rated CEO
For the third time, Health Catalyst (@HealthCatalyst) CEO Dan Burton has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2021. Glassdoor’s Top CEOs list highlights leaders that employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe.

healtheConnect Alaska Renews Contract with NextGate for Next-Generation Patient Identification and Statewide Data Exchange
NextGate (@NextGate), digital identity solutions provider, announced renewal of its contract with healtheConnect Alaska, a health information exchange (HIE), to accurately identify, match and integrate health records across the state for population health and coordinated care improvements.

Sphere Teams Up with MessageDesk to Enable Payments via SMS Text
Sphere (@SphereCommerce), a provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, announced it has teamed up with MessageDesk. The new partnership enables payment acceptance as a part of MessageDesk’s innovative SaaS business communications platform, which allows collaborative messaging between businesses and their customers. The combined solution seamlessly integrates with all aspects of business service, sales, and support.

MRO Announces Acquisition of Clinical Data Interoperability Company FIGmd
MRO, Corp. (@MROCorp), a clinical data workflow platform and the KLAS-rated No. 1 provider of release of information (ROI) solutions, announced the acquisition of Rockford, IL-based FIGmd, a provider of clinical, claims and quality data acquisition platforms and data interoperability solutions.

Orion Health solutions listed on latest NHS London Procurement Partnership framework
Orion Health (@OrionHealth) has been listed on the latest NHS London Procurement Partnership framework developed to give NHS organisations access to modern digital technology.

Collaboration News

Beacon Health System Enhances How Patients Find and Schedule Care with Kyruus’ Digital Platform
Kyruus (@kyruus), a provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems company, announced that Beacon Health System, a leading non-profit health system serving northern Indiana and southern Michigan, has launched a new digital patient access experience through the Kyruus ProviderMatch® platform. The health system is now making it easier for both new and existing patients to search for care system-wide online, as well as self-schedule appointments with a growing number of providers.

LeadingReach Expands Partnership with agilon health to New Market
LeadingReach, a national healthcare communication network, announces an expanded partnership with agilon health, providing an enhanced platform for specialty care coordination and workflow management to the company transforming primary care for seniors. The technology provided by LeadingReach will help agilon health in empowering primary care physicians to focus on the entire health of their patients.

VeeMed and Voyce Partnership Brings Real-Time Language Interpretation to Telehealth Visits
VeeMed (@VeeMedInc), a provider of a Virtual Care as-a-Service (VCaaS) for the full continuum of healthcare, and Voyce, a technology company that provides Video Remote Interpretation (VRI), announced that Voyce medically trained interpreters will now be available for doctor-to-patient video calls made on the VeeMed telehealth platform.

Financial News

Introducing andros: the Technology Company Revolutionizing Healthcare via One, Interconnected Data Network
andros (@weareandros), the healthcare technology company that is radically changing healthcare industry operations by connecting payer and provider data via one data resource, officially announced its rebrand. Formed following the acquisition of Glenridge by CredSimple in late 2020, andros is the only healthcare technology company to offer both provider credentialing and payer network development in one platform.

Cerner, Kansas City’s largest private employer, to eliminate about 500 jobs
KCTV 5 reports that North Kansas City-based health care IT firm Cerner Corp. says they are currently going through a reduction of their workforce.

Lyra Health Completes $200M Funding Round to Transform Mental Health Care Globally
Lyra Health (@lyrahealth), the provider of comprehensive mental health care benefits for employers, announced it has completed a $200M financing. Coatue led the round and was joined by new investor Sands Capital, along with existing investors. With the new funding, Lyra plans to accelerate its delivery of evidence-based mental health benefits for companies with employees located around the world. Lyra separately announced today new plans to enhance its international solutions.

Brightline Announces National Expansion of Industry-Leading Pediatric Behavioral Health Offering and $72M Series B Funding Led by GV
Less than a year after launching the first comprehensive virtual behavioral health solution designed specifically to support children, teenagers, and their families, Brightline (@hellobrightline) announces major new funding and nationwide expansion in 2021. GV (formerly Google Ventures) leads Brightline’s preemptive $72M Series B round, with participation from new investors Optum Ventures, 7wireVentures, and Gaingels, the leading venture investment syndicate in support of diversity and representing the LGBTQ community and allies. Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO Emeritus, BET Networks, also contributed to the round as an independent investor.

Zus Health Closes $34M Series A Led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z); Participation from F-Prime Capital, Maverick Ventures and Others
Zus Health (@ZusHealthHQ), a Jonathan Bush-founded company focused on creating the industry’s first shared development platform backed by a shared data record, announced its launch and the close of a $34M Series A financing led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). F-Prime Capital, Maverick Ventures, Rock Health, Martin Ventures and Oxeon Investments also participated in the round.

ZS Acquires Medullan to Accelerate Innovation for Life Sciences
Medullan (@medullan), a provider of digital health and digital medicine strategies and solutions, announced it is being acquired by global professional services firm ZS. The acquisition paves the way for offerings that will help drive the success and scale of digital health solutions for better patient outcomes.

Hims & Hers To Expand UK Footprint, Acquire London-Based Honest Health
Hims & Hers Health, Inc. (@wearehims), the multi-specialty telehealth platform focused on providing modern personalized health and wellness experiences to all consumers, announced plans to expand their UK footprint and acquire London-based vertical health platform, Honest Health.

Doximity, Inc. Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering
Doximity, Inc. (@doximity) announced that it has launched the roadshow for its initial public offering of 23,300,000 shares of its Class A common stock. The offering consists of 19,010,750 shares of Class A common stock offered by Doximity and 4,289,250 shares of Class A common stock to be sold by an existing stockholder.

Product News

Talkdesk Healthcare Experience Cloud™ Reimagines the Patient Experience
Talkdesk®, Inc. (@talkdesk), the global customer experience leader for customer-obsessed companies, at Opentalk 2021 announced Talkdesk Healthcare Experience Cloud, the industry’s first enterprise-grade contact center product built for healthcare. Initially reimagining the patient experience, the first solution – Talkdesk Healthcare Experience Cloud for Providers – empowers healthcare providers to deliver synchronized, personalized, and convenient patient experiences across all digital and voice communication channels.

Arcadia’s Cybersecurity Controls Earn Highest Ratings Across All Categories In First-Ever Independent Evaluation From KLAS Research And Censinet
Arcadia (@ArcadiaHealthIT), a population health management and health intelligence platform, announced that its healthcare data platform Arcadia Analytics earned the highest ratings in the first-ever Cybersecurity Preparedness Evaluation from widely-respected healthcare research and insights firm KLAS Research. The evaluation was conducted independently by Censinet, the leading intelligent risk network for healthcare.

Several Vocera Customers Earn Top Spots on Prestigious U.S. News Honor Roll
Vocera Communications, Inc. (@voceracomm), a provider of clinical communication and workflow solutions, announced that Vocera solutions are used in six out of 10 children’s hospitals that made the latest U.S. News & World Report honor roll. The publication recently released its annual Best Children’s Hospitals list, which is in its 15th year.

Contract News:

Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres Advances Digital Transformation Initiative with Capsule
Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is using the Capsule Medical Device Information Platform (MDIP) to power its digital transformation initiative and prepare for future imperatives, Capsule (@capsule_tech) announced.

Provation and PE GI Solutions Announce Master Subscription Agreement
Provation (@ProvationMed) and PE GI Solutions (@PEGISolutions) announced a Master Subscription Agreement (MSA) for Provation’s cloud-based platform, Provation® Apex. The platform combines Provation® Apex Procedure Documentation and Provation® Apex Patient Charting and will allow PE GI Solutions’ ASC physicians and nurses to standardize documentation, increase reporting accuracy, minimize IT burden, and improve data protection.

Making the Cut:

FDB Named Indianapolis Star Top Workplace for Fifth Consecutive Year
FDB (@FDB_US), a provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions, announced it has been named a Top Workplace for 2021 in central Indiana by The Indianapolis Star Top Workplaces awards program. This is the fifth consecutive year FDB has been honored as a Top Workplace in this regional evaluation and the sixth time the company has been recognized with the award.