Health IT Business News – May 30, 2017

Bridge Patient Portal and MD EMR Systems Partner to Build Integration Between Bridge Patient Portal and GE Centricity EMR and CPS
Bridge Patient Portal (@Bridge_PP), an enterprise patient portal for health organizations, and MD EMR Systems, an electronic medical record solutions developer and certified development partner for GE, have established a partnership to build an interface between the Bridge Patient Portal product and the GE Centricity products, including Centricity Practice Solution, Centricity Business and Centricity EMR. These new integrations will allow healthcare delivery networks using GE Centricity to bring a patient-centric and engaging portal to their patients, with seamless integration of data and functionalities between the portal and their EHR. and Healthgrades Partner to Help Healthcare Providers Manage their Online Presence, a provider of cloud-based marketing automation solutions for healthcare providers, and Healthgrades (@Healthgrades), an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, announced a multi-faceted partnership that makes it easier for healthcare providers to engage more effectively with digital consumers. More than 30 million Americans visit Healthgrades every month to research, compare and select physicians, and more than 95% will make an appointment within a week.

LogicStream Health Closes Series B Financing to Accelerate Growth
LogicStream Health (@Logic_Stream), a provider of Clinical Process Improvement solutions, announced it has closed a Series B funding round led by Noro-Moseley Partners. The round also included investments from existing investors. Plans for the new capital include further investment in the company’s technology platform, which allows health systems to standardize processes, understand how care delivery impacts clinical outcomes, and drive clinician adoption.

DSS, Inc. Awarded the Faster Care for Veterans Pilot Program by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Document Storage Systems, Inc. (@dsshealthit), a provider of health information technology solutions for federal, private and public healthcare organizations, recently announced it has been awarded the $19.6 million Faster Care for Veterans Pilot Program contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs. In response to the “Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016,” the program will utilize a commercially available, off-the-shelf online patient self-scheduling system from DSS, Inc. and its teaming partners. The solution will enhance the ability for patients to schedule and confirm medical appointments to improve access to care for Veterans

Amid Discontinuation of Federal Small Business Health Insurance Exchange, Softheon Offers a Risk-Free SaaS & BPaaS Solution for State Exchanges
Softheon (@softheon), a cloud-based health insurance exchange, has announced that its Software as a Service and Business Process as a Service solutions can assist States looking to preserve their ability to offer small businesses with affordable care options. The announcement follows the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ decision to discontinue the Federally-Facilitated Small Business Health Options Program.

DrFirst and GoodRx Partner to Identify Prescription Savings, Benefiting Doctors and Patients
DrFirst (@DrFirst), a company delivering intelligent medication management solutions that improve patient safety, announced its partnership with GoodRx (@GoodRx), a drug price transparency platform, to help patients save money on their prescription drugs. Prescription drug prices can vary widely between pharmacies. GoodRx’s proprietary technology compares prices and provides access to discounts for nearly all prescription drugs, at more than 70,000 retail pharmacies in the United States.

Elsevier adds ClinicalKey to Research4Life access program for developing countries
Elsevier (@ElsevierConnect), the information analytics company specializing in science and health, will add ClinicalKey (@ClinicalKey) to its global research and health resources available through Research4Life starting in June 2017. The expansion of the Research4Life access program with ClinicalKey benefits healthcare professionals in under-resourced, low- and middle-income communities around the globe. ClinicalKey is Elsevier’s premier clinical search engine, providing access to the most current scientific and medical information, and it will help Research4Life meet the 2012 World Health Organization declaration that health policies and practices globally should be informed by the best research evidence.