Health IT Business News – June 25, 2020

COVID-19 News

REMSA Partners with Vivify Health to Screen Employees for COVID-19
Vivify Health (@VivifyHealth), the developer of a connected care platform for remote patient care, announced it has partnered with the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) to implement Vivify’s COVID-19 Screening and Monitoring Pathways, enabling both high and low-risk employees to self-screen for COVID-19 at home using their mobile devices.

Collaboration News

Community Health Foundation of Puerto Rico (CHFPR) selects MediVisum© for Its COVID-19 Mobile Outreach Program’s Telehealth Patient Care Platform
Community Health Foundation of Puerto Rico has selected MediVisum© as its telehealth platform for remote patient care and use by its Covid-19 Mobile Outreach Program to support and track efforts across its service region during the pandemic.

Anchor HealthXchange Launches Home Care Workforce Talent Development Initiative with MediVisum Telehealth Solutions as Technology Partner for Remote Patient Care
Anchor Group NA Corp launches its 2020 Talent Development Series with a three-hour training session for home care managers and executives in the long-term health care sector in New York. The strategic consulting firm will also officially announce the CareStar Awards, which recognize and celebrate the home care workers who stand on the front line daily, supporting over 500,000 disabled and senior NY residents and their families. A portion of the series’ proceeds will fuel the March 2021 awards.

DrFirst and MARQUIS Med Rec Collaborative Partnering to Help End Error-Prone Medication Reconciliation Processes
Adverse drug events (ADEs) caused by medication discrepancies are estimated to affect as many as 40% of hospitalized patients and up to 17% of patients in the 30 days following discharge and yet are largely underreported in all care settings. To tackle this challenge head-on, DrFirst (@DrFirst) and the Society for Hospital Medicine’s MARQUIS Med Rec Collaborative have formed a new partnership that is helping hospitals improve the quality of their medication reconciliation process, one of the most important steps to improving medication safety during transitions in care.

hc1 and Airside Partner to Add CV19 Digital ID Capability to hc1 Workforce Advisor™
hc1 (@hc1dotcom) and Airside have partnered to deliver an integrated mobile CV19 Digital ID to hc1 Workforce Advisor™, a cloud-based solution that enables employers to systematically implement and track guidelines that support the ongoing health and safety of employees returning to the workplace.

Lyniate Facilitates Interoperability Ecosystem Via Strategic Partnerships
Lyniate (@lyniate), a healthcare data interoperability company, announced that as part of its effort to create a truly interoperable ecosystem in healthcare, it has partnered with two healthcare technology vendors: BioIntelliSense and HICG. These companies are the latest to leverage Lyniate’s industry leading interoperability engines, Rhapsody and Corepoint, to streamline the complexities of healthcare data.

Inspira Health Enables More Streamlined and Seamless Access to Care With Kyruus
Kyruus, a company in provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, announced that Inspira Health (@Inspira__Health), a non-profit health system serving patients across southern New Jersey, has chosen the company as a partner in its efforts to enhance consumer access and experience. Inspira is utilizing Kyruus’ patient access and provider data management solutions to help consumers more easily find the right care matches and access appointments across its network.

Wolters Kluwer Provides Voice-Enabled Search Powered by Nuance Dragon Medical One to Millions of Clinicians Using Leading Clinical Decision Support
Wolters Kluwer, Health and Nuance® Communications, Inc. (@NuanceInc) have joined forces to make it easier for clinicians to access evidence-based clinical information using advanced voice search powered by Nuance Dragon® Medical One’s voice assistant capabilities. Relevant topics in UpToDate® are now available to all users of Dragon Medical One and UpToDate. UpToDate is recognized by KLAS Research as the category leader for clinical decision support in the 2020 Best in KLAS Report.

DrChrono Partners with Ricoh to Automatically Scan Patient ID, Medical Documentation and Explanation of Benefits into Healthcare Platform
DrChrono Inc. (@drchrono), a platform provider for medical practices, announced a new partnership with Ricoh to automatically scan patient IDs and medical documentation right into the electronic health record (EHR), as well as Explanation of Benefits (EOB) into the practice management system (PMS).

TransformativeMed Partners with Billings Clinic to Improve Care Team Communication
TransformativeMed (@Tx4Med), which transforms electronic health records (EHRs) with directly embedded apps, announced a six-year partnership with Billings Clinic to optimize its EHR workflow, improve physician and nurse experience and ensure patient safety.

Life Image Announces a Partnership with RapidAI to Accelerate the Adoption of Life-Saving Stroke Technology in Hospitals
Life Image (@lifeimageinc), a global medical evidence and image exchange network specializing in curated diagnostic images for care delivery and research, announced a partnership with RapidAI™, the worldwide leader in advanced imaging for stroke. The partnership extends the availability of Rapid®’s life-saving neuroimaging platform through Life Image’s cloud network—facilitating direct connections between organizations that benefit from stroke imaging collaboration.

Product News

AI-Powered App Improves E/M Coding Accuracy and Reimbursement Performance
TRUSTEDi10, an abeo (@abeomanagement) technology solution providing computer-assisted Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding solutions, announced that its application will be available in the Epic App Orchard. The TRUSTEDi10 application has been optimized for Epic and allows healthcare providers to increase coding accuracy, compliance, and quality of documentation for E/M level assignments.

Konica Minolta Healthcare Advances X-ray Imaging with Commercial Launch of Dynamic Digital Radiography on the KDR Advanced U-Arm
Representing a new era in digital radiography,Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., (@KonicaMinoltaMI) announces the commercial availability of the KDR® Advanced U-Arm, incorporating the award winning Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) capability. The KDR U-Arm with DDR recently received FDA clearance.

HelpSystems Expands Native Virus Protection Software to Include LinuxONE Linux and IBM Z
HelpSystems (@helpsystemsmn) announced that its native virus protection software Powertech Antivirus has expanded to include coverage for IBM LinuxONE and Linux on IBM Z. This new addition means customers now have the ability to protect their Linux on Z or LinuxOne infrastructures from viruses, worms, Trojans, and other complex malware with the only commercially available antivirus solution native to IBM systems.

Bridgecom Solutions Expands Its Commitment To Preventive Healthcare Communications and Services; Changes Name to Previon
Expanding its focus on preventive healthcare technology and communication services, Bridgecom Solutions (@Bridgecomllc) announced that it renamed and rebranded the company to Previon (@previon_usa), and its services to Previon Preventive Care as a Service™ (Previon PCaaS™) and Previon Compliance™. In addition, the company announced it relocated its headquarters to Yorba Linda, Calif.

Financial News

Orbita Raises $9M to Accelerate Conversational AI Solutions in Healthcare and Life Sciences
Orbita (@orbita_inc), a provider of conversational AI-powered voice and chatbot solutions for healthcare, announced that it has secured $9M of venture funding as part of the company’s Series A financing round. Co-leading the round are Philips Health Technology Ventures, which manages a business-agnostic fund investing in future partners to drive Philips’ digital transformation, and HealthX Ventures, a digital healthcare-focused venture capital firm. Cultivation Capital and Newark Venture Partners also participated in the round.

Big Health Raises $39 Million in Series B Financing from Gilde Healthcare, Morningside Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, and Octopus Ventures
Big Health (@wearebighealth), a provider of digital therapeutics dedicated to helping millions back to good mental health, announced it has raised $39 million in a Series B financing, led by Gilde Healthcare and joined by co-lead Morningside Ventures; existing investors Kaiser Permanente Ventures (KPV) and Octopus Ventures; and Samsung NEXT.

ATC Alert LLC Acquires East Rock Medical Alert’s PERS Accounts
ATC Alert LLC, a Connected Health company, announced the completion of its acquisition of East Rock Medical Alert’s PERS accounts.

Kyruus Secures $30 Million Investment from Francisco Partners
Kyruus (@kyruus), provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems company, announced that it has obtained $30 million in new funding from Francisco Partners, a leading global technology-focused private equity firm with extensive experience in healthcare IT. The new financing comes on the heels of a $42 million Series D round Kyruus closed late last year. At a time when the Kyruus platform has been critical to the ability for healthcare organizations to facilitate patient access during the COVID-19 pandemic, the additional funding will propel the company’s plans to expand its platform, broaden its footprint with health systems, and expand to new market segments.

Healthcare Triangle Inc. Announces Formation Providing World-Class Cloud Technology and Consulting Services to Providers, Payers and Life Sciences Companies
Healthcare Triangle, Inc.™ (@HCTriangle) announced its formation as a new privately held U.S.-based company combining life sciences, healthcare delivery and business methodologies to accelerate cloud transformation, data lifecycle management and operational improvement strategies for customers. Specifically, HTI offers experienced leadership, world-class services, advanced cloud data management functionality, DevOps, and privacy and security compliance tools to help hospitals and health systems, health insurers, life sciences and bio-pharma companies drive improved health outcomes.

Contract News:

Wexford PHO Moves to SPH Analytics for Improved Population Health Management
SPH Analytics (@SPHAnalytics), a healthcare analytics and population health management company, announced that Wexford Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) has successfully deployed SPH’s Population Care™ all-payer population health management solution to achieve its quality and cost goals within the framework of value-based care.

VisiQuate, Inc. signs three-year business renewal and expansion agreement with Orlando Health
VisiQuate, Inc. (@VisiQuate) announced that Orlando Health, one of the country’s leading healthcare providers, and one of VisiQuate’s first clients, has just renewed their agreement with VisiQuate through March 2023, and expanded the services they will receive.