Health IT Business News – June 6, 2019

Contract News

HealtHIE Nevada Partners with RosettaHealth to Enhance Connectivity, Efficiency of Nevada’s Health Information Exchange
HealtHIE Nevada, the statewide health information exchange (HIE) in Nevada, has partnered with RosettaHealth (@rosettahealth) to accelerate and improve the connectivity of providers’ electronic health records. Under the partnership and effective immediately, HealtHIE Nevada utilizes RosettaHealth’s HealthBus solution as a “universal translator” of health data transport protocols.

Baptist Health Partners with PatientPing, Enabling Real-Time Care Coordination Across Acute and Post-Acute Care Settings
PatientPing (@PatientPing), a care coordination platform, announced a new partnership with the Baptist Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Baptist Health Care’s ACO located in Louisville, Kentucky. The innovative partnership, which marks PatientPing’s entry into Kentucky and southern Indiana, will allow providers within Baptist Health’s network of hospitals, care centers, physician offices and health facilities, to monitor patient care events in real time to enhance patient outcomes and care coordination across the state.

Financial News

HIMSS Co-Leads Effort to Secure $100 Million in House Appropriations Bill for CDC Public Health Infrastructure Modernization
As a founding leader of the Data: Elemental to Health Campaign, HIMSS (@himss) is working closely with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), and the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) to educate Members of Congress on the critical importance of this national investment in modernizing public health surveillance.

Best Buy Keeps Up Its Push Into Healthcare
Best Buy bought GreatCall, the company behind the Jitterbug phone, for $800 million in August 2018. In addition to offering the phone with big buttons, Great Call also sells health monitoring and emergency services. The retailer made another purchase recently in the healthcare space. It has acquired Critical Signal Technologies (CST), which Joly described as a senior-focused health services company.

Product News

DrChrono’s New ‘Chart by Voice’ EHR Feature Offers Hands-Free Charting
DrChrono Inc. (@drchrono), an EHR provider for medical practices, announced the availability of Chart by Voice for the iPad EHRapp. This new feature provides voice command for hands-free charting enabling clinicians to easily maneuver through a patient’s chart and quickly transcribe clinical notes by voice command in the EHR.

New Version of CAREMINDr Remote Patient Monitoring Platform Leverages Latest Biometric Capabilities of Smartphones
CAREMINDr, which delivers mobile-enabled remote patient monitoring (mRPM) solutions that give doctors the ability to check in with patients in between face-to-face visits, announced that the latest version of its mobile platform takes advantage of some of the newest biometric features supported by smartphones. The user app is now available from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.

Apprio Announces New Commercial Health Division, ApprioHealth, to Meet the Specialized Needs of Hospitals and Health Systems
ApprioHealth (@apprioinc), a provider of advanced technology and specialized revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions for commercial healthcare providers, recently announced the appointments of Dinesh Pai as chief financial officer (CFO) and Michael Wilmoth as chief operations officer (COO).

Collaboration News

eVideon and Wellpepper Announce Partnership to Deliver Comprehensive Patient Experience Across Care Settings
eVideon (@evideonhealth), a hospital patient experience platform, and Wellpepper (@Wellpepper), a healthcare technology company with a clinically validated patient engagement platform, announced a partnership to deliver comprehensive patient experiences across inpatient and outpatient settings. Both companies work with health systems to deliver a better patient experience. The partnership enables health systems to deploy integrated solutions from best-of-breed vendors. eVideon and Wellpepper are integrating their solutions so providers can deliver a consistent experience across care settings from hospital to home.

Making the Cut

Vivify Pathways Named “Best Remote Patient Monitoring Solution” in 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards Program
Vivify Health (@VivifyHealth), a developer of a connected care platform for holistic patient care and engagement, announced that its Vivify Pathways platform was named the “Best Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Solution” in the prestigious 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program. MedTech Breakthrough Awards works to recognize technological innovation and creativity in the health and medical industries across the globe.

Vocera Smartbadge Wins 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Award for Best Internet-of-Things Healthcare Wearable Device
Vocera Communications, Inc. (@voceracomm), a provider of clinical communication and workflow solutions, recently announced the Vocera Smartbadge won the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Award for “Best Internet-of-Things Healthcare Wearable Device.” More than 3,500 nominations from more than 15 countries, were submitted to this year’s MedTech Breakthrough Awards, an independent program honoring excellence in health and medical technology solutions, services, companies and leaders.

Medicomp Systems Earns Customer Value Leadership Award for Clinical Decision Support from Frost & Sullivan
Medicomp Systems (@MedicompSys), a physician-driven provider of clinically contextual patient data solutions, announced that Frost & Sullivan has awarded the company its 2019 Customer Value Leadership Award for Clinical Decision Support for the Quippe suite of solutions. Frost & Sullivan rated Medicomp a 10 out of 10 on key customer and business benchmarking criteria emphasizing customer experience, performance and value.