Health IT Business News – May 27, 2021

Trending News

Press Ganey Acquires SPH Analytics
Press Ganey (@PressGaney), a health care consumer and workforce engagement company, announced the acquisition of SPH Analytics (@SPHAnalytics), the national leader in member experience measurement and engagement for the health insurance industry. Through this acquisition, Press Ganey will combine its industry-leading patient experience data with SPH’s rich member experience data to bring holistic and powerful insights to the fragmented provider and payer landscape.

Fortified Health Security Selected by Modern Healthcare as One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2021
Fortified Health Security (@FortifiedHITSec), Healthcare’s Cybersecurity Partner, announced that it has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2021 by Modern Healthcare, the industry’s leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information.

MobileSmith Health Establishes Product Advisory Board
MobileSmith Health (@TheMobileSmith), a company in the digital health and mobile development sector, announced the establishment of its Product Advisory Board (PAB). The PAB will provide advice to the executive management team on the company’s software products, including feedback on features and capabilities, audience targeting, competition, major industry trends and other related issues.

Atlantic.Net, Inc. Named Winner of the Coveted Global InfoSec Awards during RSA Conference 2021
Atlantic.Net (@atlanticnet) is the proud winner of the Cutting Edge in Compliance award from Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine.

Cedar Announces Agreement to Acquire OODA Health to Revolutionize the Consumer Financial Experience in Healthcare
Cedar, an innovative healthcare financial technology platform, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OODA Health (@oodahealth), a healthcare technology company focused on improving the healthcare administrative experience with payers and providers, for $425 million. By bringing together providers and payers onto one healthcare financial technology platform, Cedar will be the only complete solution to address the full set of challenges consumers face when paying for healthcare.

MRO Improves Security Posture with HITRUST CSF and SOC 2 Certifications
MRO (@MROCorp), a company in the secure, compliant and efficient exchange of Protected Health Information (PHI), announced that it has achieved mission-critical security measures that meet and exceed key regulations protecting sensitive information across the healthcare industry.

Trusted Health Secures $20 Million in Series A Funding to Reinvent Employment Marketplace for Nursing Professionals
Trusted Health, the career platform for modern nurses to work, connect and grow, announced that it has closed $20 million in Series A funding, led by Craft Ventures and joined by previous investors Felicis Ventures and Founder Collective. The company also has officially launched support for flexible nursing opportunities nationwide and added permanent staff openings for nurses seeking more traditional employment. Nurses can receive support from Trusted Health’s nurse advocates during their employment journey and take advantage of full W2 benefits.

Collaboration News

FDS Amplicare & Mutual Drug Offer Analytics Solution to Member Pharmacies
FDS Amplicare (@FDSRx), a pharmacy software solutions company, and Mutual Drug, a member-owned network of more than 500 independent pharmacies, announced the launch of Mutual Drug Analytics, a pharmacy software solution available to Mutual Drug members.

Carrot Health and LexisNexis Risk Solutions Announce Social Determinants of Health Collaboration to Improve Population Health Management
The Health Care business of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions (@LexisNexisRisk) has announced a collaboration with Carrot Health (@Carrot_Health), a provider of solutions powered by consumer and healthcare data. The collaboration enables Carrot Health to incorporate social determinants of health (SDOH) data from LexisNexis Risk Solutions into its SDOH data and analytics software platform to guide payer and provider decisions around member engagement and health management.

Baptist Health Partners with to Improve Access to Care
In a move to improve patient experience and care delivery, Kentucky-based Baptist Health has partnered with (@BrightMD_Health), a digital health company transforming the patient-provider experience. Through this partnership, patients in Kentucky and southern Indiana will have access to high-quality, evidence-based care along with automated clinical intake and documentation.

Greenway Health announces new EHR partnership with All Nations Health Center
Greenway Health (@greenway), a health information technology services provider, announced a new partnership with All Nations Health Center (All Nations), an Urban Indian Health Program, for improved practice productivity, reporting and financial performance.

Geisinger Health Plan Makes Searching for a Provider Easier with Kyruus-HealthSparq Integration
Geisinger Health Plan (@geisingerhealth) has expanded its partnership with HealthSparq (@HealthSparq), a healthcare guidance and transparency technology company serving health plans, and its parent company, Kyruus (@kyruus), a provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems company, to make it easier for members to find the right care providers.

Nivano Physicians Partners with FMO Medicare Health Benefits
Nivano Physicians, an Independent Physician Association (IPA) operating in Sacramento and surrounding counties since 1998, announced its partnership with Medicare Health Benefits (@medicarehb) to help coordinate an easier enrollment process for Medicare members.

Implicity Inc. Signs U.S. Distribution Agreement with MicroPort CRM USA
Implicity (@ImplicityHealth), a remote patient monitoring software and cardiac data management solutions company, announced a distribution agreement with MicroPort CRM, a major medical device player that develops state-of-the-art pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and ECG diagnostic solutions for the treatment and management of cardiac rhythm disorders and heart failure.

Financial News

Experity Continues to Invest in U.S. Urgent Care Industry Following Unprecedented Pandemic-Fueled Growth
Experity (@experityhealth), the national provider of urgent care solutions, is furthering their investment in their customer base consisting of nearly 50% of U.S. urgent care clinics following a historic year of market and company growth. By strengthening their customer success team, investing heavily in product development, and increasing their efforts as an industry advocate, Experity finds more ways to honor their goal of fueling the patient-centered healthcare revolution.

Cynerio Raises $30 Million in Series B Funding to Secure Mission-Critical Medical and IoT Devices in Hospitals and Health Systems
Cynerio (@cynerio), a provider of Healthcare IoT cybersecurity and asset management solutions, announced that it secured $30 million in Series B funding. The investment round was led by ALIVE Israel HealthTech Fund, Israel’s pioneering HealthTech investment fund, headed by former health system officials, medical professionals, and veteran medtech entrepreneurs.

BMC Protect acquires 360 Medical Supply
BMC Protect, formerly Bay Medical Company, a manufacturer of infection control products, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 360 Medical Supply, a specialty distributor of medical supplies for the healthcare space.

Curebase Unlocks Drug Development With Remote Clinical Trials; Raises $15M Led By GGV Capital
Curebase announced $15M in Series A funding to continue developing its decentralized clinical trial software platform and virtual research site capabilities, powering research where any patient, anywhere, can be part of clinical trials at home and with their own doctor.

Hospital IQ Builds Upon Record Growth Year of Doubled Revenue as Intelligent Automation Proves Crucial for Healthcare
Hospital IQ (@HospitalIQ), a provider of predictive hospital operations software, has doubled down on its mission to solve operational inefficiencies for the U.S. healthcare system following a year of significant company growth and impactful innovations in the industry. Since 2020, Hospital IQ has grown its customer base by 50% garnering 14x adoption rates of its operations management platform among hospitals and health systems. This spike in demand-driven adoption among provider organizations has more than doubled the company’s revenue.

Product News

Rainbow Health Launches a New House Calls Dispatch Solution to Streamline At-Home Care
Rainbow Health, a subsidiary of Mobisoft Infotech, announced the 20-state launch of its RainbowCare House Calls Dispatch Solution that simplifies clinical logistics for home healthcare. With this solution, payers, physician groups and health systems can efficiently route providers to patients’ homes to deliver in-person, data-driven care; or they can conduct virtual telehealth visits through the fully integrated mobile and web solution to fulfill last-mile care.

CenTrak Launches Digital Wayfinding for Healthcare Facilities
CenTrak (@CenTrak) announced the availability of CenTrak Maps, an interactive wayfinding platform designed to help patients, visitors, and staff navigate complex healthcare facilities. Indoor and outdoor mapping with digital navigation can reduce missed appointments and scheduling delays, increase the speed of emergency services, and alleviate the unnecessary stress caused by visiting an unfamiliar facility.

Geisinger and Noteworth Launch Virtual Care Platform to Help Control Chronic Diseases
Geisinger (@geisingerhealth) announced the launch of ConnectedCare365, an innovative care delivery model for patients with chronic diseases like diabetes, heart failure and hypertension. Powered by Noteworth (@noteworth_), a digital health startup dedicated to rethinking healthcare delivery, this first-of-its-kind virtual care delivery platform uses remote patient monitoring, artificial intelligence and powerful data analysis tools to improve patient outcomes.

New App, TeleHome, Connects Hospitalized COVID Patients With Loved Ones Through Virtual Visitations
With a mission of connecting isolated COVID-19 patients to their loved ones, COVID Tech Connect announced the launch of its new, free, HIPAA-compliant, video conferencing app, TeleHome. Created in partnership with veteran telehealth provider, Caregility (@caregility), the free app makes it easy for healthcare professionals and caregivers to assist patients in setting up virtual visitations with family and friends. The app is now available free for download in the Google Play and Apple App Store.

Contract News:

US Orthopedic Alliance Selects 2bPrecise To Accelerate Precision Medicine Program
US Orthopedic Alliance (USOA) has selected 2bPrecise (@2bPrecise) to provide its precision medicine platform to USOA’s network of more than 100 orthopedic surgeons. The 2bPrecise pharmacogenomics module initially will be rolled out to four member practices over the coming months, equipping USOA physicians with the ability to effectively identify potentially dangerous drug-gene interactions so that patients receive the safest, most effective care possible.

Making the Cut:

FDB Recognized as One of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare
FDB (@FDB_US), a provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions, announced it has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

Sixth Year Pivot Point Consulting Recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Places to Work in Healthcare
Pivot Point Consulting (@pivotpc), a Vaco Company and #1 Best in KLAS Overall IT Services Firm (2020), is thrilled to be selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare, marking the sixth year the firm has been included in the list.