Health IT Business News – March 4, 2021

Collaboration News

Rimidi and Emory Healthcare Form Strategic Collaboration with Launch of FHIR-based Apps for Orthopedic Surgery and Deep Brain Stimulation
Atlanta-based organizations Rimidi (@Jointherimidi), a cloud-based software platform that enables personalized management of health conditions across populations, and Emory Healthcare, the most comprehensive academic healthcare system in the state of Georgia, have announced a strategic collaboration designed to further enhance innovation in the healthcare arena.

Apervita and Diameter Health Partner to Realize a Higher Standard of Clinical Data Quality Across Healthcare Industry
Apervita (@apervita), a platform for healthcare collaboration, and Diameter Health (@DiameterHealth), a health data interoperability and optimization company, announced a partnership to accelerate digital quality measurement and value-based care by providing access to clean, normalized, and enriched clinical data. The alliance will significantly increase the quality and volume of digital data available for quality measurements, which are often utilized for reimbursement as well as value-based contracts between providers and payers.

Product News

Capsule Technologies Announces Generation 3 Vitals Plus Patient Monitor
Capsule Technologies (@capsule_tech) announced the release of the third generation Vitals Plus patient monitoring and clinical documentation solution of the company’s Medical Device Information Platform (MDIP). Vitals Plus, together with MDIP, simplifies workflows and enhances operational efficiency, supporting proactive care.

eVisit Launches Feb2021 Enterprise Platform Release with Spanish Language, Additional New Features
SaaS telehealth company, eVisit (@evisit), announced the first major release of the new year for its eVisit Enterprise platform, which now includes Spanish language, extended Single Sign On (SSO) support, reduction in clicks-to-visit, and automated approaches for the secure delivery of eVisit data and reports to customer organizations for enhanced Business Intelligence (BI) and decision making.

NextGate Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third-Party Privacy, Security, and Compliance
NextGate (@NextGate), a healthcare enterprise identification company, announced that several of its solutions have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

Health Catalyst Earns HITRUST CSF® Certification, Meets Key Regulatory Requirements for Security and Privacy
Health Catalyst, Inc. (@HealthCatalyst), a provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, announced that the Data Operating System (DOS) platform, Health Catalyst Interoperability (HCI) product suite, and Healthfinch have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

Atlantic.Net Expands the Free G3.2GB Promo in San Francisco Data Center
Atlantic.Net (@atlanticnet), a cloud services provider, expanded their offer enabling new cloud VPS customers to double their server resources at no extra cost. Atlantic.Net will upgrade all cloud plans to the capabilities of the next highest price bracket at no additional cost for new customers at its San Francisco data center.

Financial News

DeliverHealth Solutions Completes Purchase of Health Information Management and Electronic Health Record Go-Live Services from Nuance Communications
DeliverHealth Solutions (@deliverhs), a global provider of professional and advanced tech-enabled services launched in November 2020 to simplify Electronic Health Record (EHR), provider documentation, revenue cycle and patient engagement complexities for health systems, announced completion of its acquisition of the Health Information Management (HIM) and EHR Go-Live Services businesses from Nuance® Communications, Inc (@NuanceInc).

Imaging Software Company Intelerad Medical Systems Announces Acquisition of LUMEDX
Intelerad Medical Systems™ (@intelerad), an imaging solutions company, announced that it has acquired Oakland, CA-based LUMEDX, a provider of healthcare analytics and cardiovascular information systems (CVIS). The acquisition marks Intelerad’s third deal in just six months, extending a period of rapid growth for the company. Financial terms of the acquisition will not be disclosed.

IBM is reportedly considering a sale of its Watson Health business
ZDNet (@zdnet) reports that IBM is reportedly mulling a sale of its Watson Health business unit, according to multiple media reports. Big Blue is said to be considering the sale as part of CEO Arvind Krishna’s plan to focus on higher-margin businesses like AI and cloud.

Health Gorilla raises $15 million to build secure APIs for medical records
Health care API provider Health Gorilla (@healthgorilla) announced it has raised $15 million in a series B round co-led by IA Capital and Nationwide. The company says it plans to use the funds to accelerate its expansion into new business verticals, including insurance, life sciences, and government organizations, and to introduce new APIs for medical record access, payer-to-payer data sharing, and data quality assessments.

MTBC Announces Name Change to CareCloud, Inc., Doubles Down on Innovation & Growth
MTBC (@MTBC_UniqHIT), a provider of cloud-based healthcare IT solutions and services, announced it is renaming the company to CareCloud, Inc. (@CareCloud) effective March 29, 2021. The name change reflects the company’s continued commitment to bringing disciplined innovation and cloud-based solutions to today’s evolving healthcare market.

Contract News:

Mon Health System Expands Relationship with PatientMatters – A Firstsource Company
PatientMatters (@patmatters), a Firstsource Company and a patient access and advocacy solutions provider helping hospitals and health systems offer patients highly-personalized financial solutions, announced that Mon Health System, a health system serving communities throughout West Virginia, has selected the company’s IntelliAdvisor Consulting Service. A