Health IT Business News – March 30, 2017

HITbizNews-200Spok Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Operating Results; Software Bookings Increase from Prior Quarter
Spok Holdings, Inc. (@spoktweets), the global leader in critical communications, recently announced operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016. In addition, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share, payable on March 30, 2017 to stockholders of record on March 17, 2017. Wireless trends continue to improve.


Becker’s Healthcare Names ZirMed to Its 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare 2017 List
ZirMed Inc. (@zirmed), a recognized leader in cloud-based revenue cycle software and predictive analytics, announced that it has been named to the Becker’s Healthcare “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” list for the second consecutive year. The 2017 list recognizes healthcare organizations that are committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees.

CareCloud Welcomes Greg Shorten as Chief Revenue Officer
CareCloud (@CareCloud), the platform for high-performing medical groups, recently announced that Greg Shorten, formerly with Allscripts and Validic, has been named chief revenue officer to maximize new opportunities within a rapidly growing market for cloud-based health technology. As CRO, Shorten will continue the expansion of CareCloud’s technology platform, which provides cloud-based software and services for the ambulatory healthcare market.

Getac Partners with Trivalent to Provide Next Generation Data Protection for the First Time in Rugged Computing Devices
Getac (@GetacUKrecently announced its partnership with Trivalent, a provider of next-generation data protection services, to deliver seamless and robust next-generation data protection for the first time on rugged computing devices. By integrating Trivalent’s software security into its line of rugged devices, Getac confirms its commitment to safeguarding customer data with technology that has been certified by the NSA.

Zynx Health and Healthwise Partner to Enhance Care Coordination and Patient Education
Zynx Health (@HearstHealth), a company providing evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement solutions, and Healthwise (@healthwise), provider of evidence-based health education, technology and services, recently announced a partnership to integrate Zynx Health plans of care and Healthwise patient education and engagement content. The seamless integration of Healthwise content within Zynx Health plans of care will create more efficient workflows and place evidence-based education resources at the fingertips of providers.

Health Media Network and the Wellness Network Announce Strategic Alliance – Partnership Creates Largest Physician Office and hospital Media Footprint in the US
Health Media Network (@HMN_ads), one of the nation’s fastest growing Point of Care companies, and The Wellness Network (@wellnessntwk), the largest in-hospital education television network in the United States, recently announced an exclusive alliance to link doctor’s offices and hospitals to extend the reach and benefits of educational content to healthcare consumers across the continuum of care.

Children’s Mercy Kansas City Goes Live With GetWellNetwork for Interactive Patient Care
GetWellNetwork, Inc. (@GetWellNetwork), a provider of Interactive Patient Care solutions, announced that Children’s Mercy Kansas City successfully completed phase one of IPC implementation at Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas in Overland Park, Kan. Designed to enhance the pediatric care experience for patients and families, the GetWellNetwork inpatient solution went live in December 2016 and will expand to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., in 2017.

HBI Solutions and J2 Interactive Partner to Offer Turn-Key Predictive Analytics Solution
HBI Solutions (@HBI_Solutions) offers some of the most advanced predictive models on the market, giving organizations the power to predict onset of disease and future utilization, all in real-time. Now coupled with J2 Interactive’s (@j2_interactive) deep experience in deploying customized health IT solutions, HBI can ensure their customers take full advantage of the risk scores and other business intelligence data their software provides.

Suender M&A Advises Coding Strategies in Revenue Cycle Merger
Suender M&A Advisors is pleased to announce the successful closing of the merger of its client Coding Strategies Inc. (@CSICoding) with a business unit of Revenue Cycle, Inc.(@RevenueCycleInc) Suender M&A initiated the transaction and acted as financial advisor to Coding Strategies, Inc. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

Mango Health Announces Partnership, Strategic Investment from Express Scripts
Mango Health (@MangoHealth), a mobile health company, recently announced a long term operating partnership with Express Scripts (@ExpressScripts) which will include a new daily health management platform to improve health outcomes. Through the partnership, Mango Health’s innovative patient-facing mobile applications will be available to Express Scripts’ clients, representing more than 85 million Americans. In addition to the operating partnership, Express Scripts has made a strategic investment in Mango Health.