Health IT Business News – May 14, 2020

Coronavirus News

MediVisum Partners with Equipo Health for Secure Remote Patient Care and Video Services that Protect Patient Privacy and Anticipate Changes in Healthcare Post COVID-19
MediVisum, a UMS Health Company, has partnered with Equipo Health to provide a full suite of HIPAA compliant, web-based, video-conferencing enabled remote patient care solutions as a secure, uncompromising response to the healthcare delivery and subsequent data security challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

SRI Ventures Startup Decoded Health Launches Telehealth App Powered by Explainable AI to Meet Demand Surge Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
SRI Ventures (@SRI_Intl), the corporate venture arm of SRI International, announced the release of Decoded Health’s first telehealth app that uses explainable artificial intelligence technology to automate patient communication, and generate real-time, personalized, clinical recommendations for providers. By leveraging advanced machine learning and explainable AI, Decoded Health improves the capacity and quality of primary and urgent care. The mobile app can be used to assess any patient concern, including common illnesses such as the flu, as well as new illnesses such as the rapidly growing novel coronavirus pandemic.

Coalition, a Global Contact Tracing App, Open Sources its Code to Help Nations Fight COVID-19 While Preserving Privacy
Coalition Network (@coalition_app), a non-profit foundation, released the code of its Coalition App, a free, global, privacy-by-design contact tracing app that helps stop the spread of COVID-19. Coalition Network ecosystem partners include the Nodle team, the French Government (Inria), the City of Berkeley (California), COVID Alliance, TCN Coalition, and CoEpi, to name a few. Coalition’s technology is available so governments and health organizations around the world can complement and scale manual contact tracing efforts.

AdhereHealth Launches COVID-19 Adherence Solution
AdhereHealth (@AdhereHealth) announced the immediate availability of its new COVID-19 Adherence Solution, an innovative program that combines comprehensive predictive analytics and tech-enabled consumer outreach with home-delivered pharmacy services to support the coronavirus crisis response.

Collaboration News

ValueHealth Announces High Performance Surgical Joint Venture with Capital Health
ValueHealth, LLC, a tech-enabled surgical platform company, is pleased to announce a new joint venture with New Jersey-based health system Capital Health. This strategic partnership will expand ValueHealth’s market share dominance in the Mid-Atlantic region and position the company for further growth opportunities.

Product News

Avalon GloboCare Advances Next Generation Cellular Immunotherapy with FLASH-CAR™ Technology for Blood Cancers
Avalon GloboCare Corp. (@AvalonGloboCare), a clinical-stage global developer of cell-based technologies and therapeutics, announced that it has achieved significant milestones, advancing its next generation immune cell therapy using FLASH-CAR™ technology co-developed with the Company’s strategic partner Arbele Limited. The adaptable FLASH-CAR™ platform can be used to create personalized cell therapy from a patient’s own cells, as well as off-the-shelf cell therapy from a universal donor.

Financial News

Arcadia Enhances Value-Based Care & Interoperability Expertise With Acquisition Of Massachusetts EHealth Collaborative Assets
Arcadia (, a provider of population health management, announced that it has acquired selected assets of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), including technology and significant customer accounts. MAeHC is a non-profit services firm that delivers strategic guidance, project management, data warehousing and analytics services, and hands-on implementation support to help providers improve clinical and business performance. MAeHC also plays a significant leadership role in advising and leading various signature interoperability and standards activities, including HL7 and FHIR.

Kaufman Hall Acquires Change Healthcare’s Analytics Explorer, Performance Manager and Other Data Capabilities to Create the Industry’s Most Robust EPM Software, Data and Analytics Platform
Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC (@KaufmanHall), a provider of enterprise performance management (EPM) software, data and management consulting solutions, and Change Healthcare (Nasdaq: CHNG), an independent healthcare technology company, announced that Kaufman Hall has acquired Change Healthcare’s Analytics Explorer, Performance Manager and other data solutions, collectively referred to as Connected Analytics, and combined them with Kaufman Hall Software.

Braid Health Raises $9 Million in Seed and Series A Funding Led by Lux Capital
Braid Health (@BraidHealth), a digital health innovation company that develops AI-powered diagnostic tools for radiology, announced the close of $9 million in seed and Series A investment rounds led by Lux Capital. Venture capital firms 01 Advisors, formed by top Twitter executives Dick Costolo and Adam Bain, and Rucker Park Capital also participated in the financing.

2020 First Quarter Reports from Health Systems and Health IT

HealthCatalyst (@HealthCatalyst) – First Quarter 2020 Operating Results and Host Conference Call on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Allscripts (@Allscripts) – Allscripts Announces First Quarter 2020 Results

Cerner (@cerner) – Cerner Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

R1 RCM (@r1rcm) – R1 RCM Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

HCA Healthcare (@HCAhealthcare) – HCA Healthcare Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

Fitbit (@fitbit)Fitbit Reports First Quarter Results for the Three Months

Making the Cut:

CMS Recognizes EHNAC Program as Evidence of Appropriate Security for Data at the Point of Care Program
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (@EHNAC), a non-profit federally recognized standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced its HNAP program has been recognized as evidence that an organization has met the security requirements for the Data at the Point of Care pilot. In order to use the program’s Data APIs, CMS has mandated that providers must provide evidence that their EHR software meets one or more specific security requirements, which includes achieving EHNAC HNAP accreditation.

Updox Adds Adam Koltnow as Chief Product Officer and Jeff Mills as Chief Revenue Officer
Updox (@updox), the company that simplifies the business of healthcare by offering a single place to manage all communications, announced two strategic hires to its executive team. Adam Koltnow joins as chief product officer and Jeff Mills joins Updox as chief revenue officer. As Updox continues to manage through rapid growth and industry momentum, the company will look to Koltnow and Mills to help shape the right product roadmap and maximize revenue opportunities for its suite of healthcare solutions.