Health IT Business News – June 29, 2017

Orion Health Positioned Highly in IDC and Healthcare Informatics Rankings
Orion Health (@OrionHealthhas been ranked highly on two industry lists: #38 on the IDC Health Insights HealthTech Rankings 2017 and #55 on the 2017 Healthcare Informatics’ (HCI) annual list of the top 100 healthcare IT companies. Both rankings were based on 2016 calendar year revenue from healthcare IT. ZirMed (@zirmed) a provider of cloud-based revenue cycle software and predictive analytics, also announced that it has been named to the Healthcare Informatics HCI 100 List for the seventh consecutive year. [tweet_dis excerpt=”Congrats @OrionHealth & @zirmed both on @HCInformatics’ HCI 100 list #THE100″]Tweet This[/tweet_dis]

Spok Helps FCC Take Down Scamming Kingpin
The Washington Post reports the FCC brings the hammer down on a man it says made millions of robo-calls. It all starts with a Springfield, Va.-based company called Spok (@spoktweets) which provides paging services to hospitals, nurses, doctors and first responders. Yes, some people still use pagers — they are robust in an emergency — and legitimate telemarketers are meant to scrub pager numbers from their phone lists. But in 2015, and again last fall, folks at Spok noticed that a rise in robo-calls was swamping their system. Pagers can’t listen to messages, but Spok technicians bridged into the calls, which invited recipients to press 1 to hear more about an “exclusive” vacation deal supposedly offered by TripAdvisor, Marriott, Expedia or Hilton. Spok notified the FCC, which started trying to track down the culprit.

HelloMD Receives Investment from SeedInvest Fund
HelloMD (@HelloMD_com) a digital healthcare platform for medical cannabis patients, announced that it received an investment of $200,000 from SeedInvest’s ‘Selections Fund’. The money will count towards the amount HelloMD is targeting to raise from the crowdfunding platform, as well as from accredited investors in its funding round.

Aprima Medical Software Achieves Record Growth
Aprima Medical Software (@AprimaMedEHR), a provider of innovative electronic health records, practice management and revenue cycle management solutions for medical practices, is reporting record growth for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. During this past fiscal year, Aprima moved to a larger headquarters, grew its roster of 3rd party partners, acquisitions and customers, and achieved year-over-year double-digit revenue growth. A partial list of the company’s major accomplishments includes:

Bruyère Continuing Care is the First Canadian Customer of Diabetes Self-Management Program from Canary Health and Medtronic
Canary Health (@CanaryHealth), a provider of evidence-based, digital health self-management programs, announced that in partnership with Medtronic, Bruyère Continuing Care is the first customer in Canada for the jointly-offered Better Choices, Better Health program. Bruyère is Ontario’s largest provider of sub-acute care, and it will offer Ontarions with chronic conditions the newly updated online version of Better Choices, Better Health.

Blue Spark Technologies, Inventor of the TempTraq Wearable, Bluetooth Temperature Monitor, Awarded Patent
Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. (@BlueSparkTech), a developer of thin, flexible, solutions for wearables and medical devices, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Application Serial Number 14/587626, also referred to as “body temperature logging patch” or better known by its brand name, TempTraq.

Xyntek Is Celebrating 30 Years of Engineering Excellence and Growth!
Xyntek Inc. (@xyntek), a provider of Real-Time Information Technology and Industrial Automation solutions for the Life Sciences industry, is celebrating its 30-year anniversary. In 1986 a group of Real-Time Industrial Automation and Systems Engineers, led by Xyntek President & CEO Mac Hashemian, P.E., set out with a vision to provide engineering excellence for automating business critical processes and functions within real-time manufacturing environments and operations. Over the course of the last 30 years, Xyntek’s vision has become a reality. Xyntek has grown from a small niche integration firm to a Global technology enabler in Information Technology, Automation, and Compliance for Life Sciences, Consumer Care, Healthcare, and Medical Devices customers.

Encoda LLC Announces Acquisition of MedCo Data’s RCM Division
Encoda LLC, developer of patented technology that powers the nation’s most innovative and efficient medical business offices, has acquired the revenue cycle management services division of Tampa, FL-based MedCo Data, LLC. This acquisition offers the joint companies, and their clients, immediate benefits as they synergize to help medical groups and billing service providers improve their revenue cycle performance. With the acquisition, Encoda moves its national headquarters to Tampa, FL and will maintain its software development and technical support office in Blue Bell, PA and its RCM services office in Carrollton, GA.

Kno2 Partners with VITAS Healthcare to Enable Secure Electronic Patient Referrals to Hospice Facilities from Hospitals and Health Systems
Kno2 (@kno2), the company that optimizes patient document exchange for everyone in healthcare, and VITAS Healthcare, a provider of end-of-life care, announced a partnership agreement to streamline electronic patient referrals from hospitals and health systems to hospice facilities, driving higher patient satisfaction, improved hospital CAHPS scores and lower hospital costs.