Health IT Business News – November 27, 2019

Product News

Reporting PLUS+: A Complete, Integrated Reporting Environment
The 20-year journey to create the ideal enterprise imaging reporting environment finally comes to fruition with medQ’s  (@medq_inc) most recent update to the Q/ris Reporting PLUS+. Where many other Radiology Workflows would simply have a dictation module, medQ’s Q/ris Reporting PLUS+ provides a fully-equipped, feature rich reporting environment that focuses over 20 years-worth of innovation and optimizations.

Accumen Launches New Website to Showcase Its Expanded Range of Technologies and Services to Optimize Healthcare Performance
Accumen Inc. (@accumeninc), a company focused on healthcare performance, announced the launch of its new website at When the company was founded eight years ago, it focused on improving laboratory performance. Its focus has broadened significantly since then as Accumen now works directly with hospitals and health systems, commercial labs and health plans to optimize all facets of healthcare performance. It helps to improve operational efficiencies, clinical outcomes and data performance. Those enhanced capabilities are described in detail on its new website.

Imprivata OneSign 7.0 Enables Fast, Seamless Access to Cloud and On-premises Applications
Imprivata® (@Imprivata), the healthcare IT security company, introduced OneSign 7.0 with Imprivata Web SSO to enable fast, secure access to cloud applications from any device, anywhere. The new Web SSO capability is an integrated component of Imprivata OneSign® 7.0, the newest version of healthcare’s leading authentication and access management solution. As healthcare organizations continue to adopt cloud technology, Imprivata enables clinicians and all other users across the healthcare enterprise to quickly and easily access both on-premises and cloud applications from any device, including mobile devices, personal laptops, virtual desktops, and more.

DrChrono Launches EHR Services Directory
DrChrono (@drchrono) has launched a new Services Directory with third-party companies that will allow providers and medical practices to pick and choose the services they need for their practice.

Collaboration News

Independence Health Group, Inc. Sources Advanced AI Cloud Services through ClearDATA to Bolster Healthcare Security Compliance
ClearDATA (@cleardatacloud), a healthcare public cloud security and compliance company, today announced a new agreement with Independence Health Group, Inc. (Independence) in Philadelphia. Independence desires to transform and improve member engagement by leveraging Amazon Web Services AI Cloud Services technology, such as Amazon Comprehend Medical and Amazon Transcribe. Under the agreement, Independence receives not only the Amazon Web Services technology, but also ClearDATA’s enhanced security offerings, including ClearDATA’s Business Associate Agreement (BAA). This arrangement supports Independence’s goal of delivering improved quality of service to members, via a short-term analysis by AI Cloud Services, while at the same time utilizing ClearDATA’s additional monitoring services that enhance the security protections offered for these products.

Babyscripts Teams Up with Aetna to Offer Prenatal Care to Members Through Innovative, Point of Care Model
Babyscripts (@babyscripts), a virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, announced that they are entering into a strategic partnership with Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania, Aetna’s Medicaid managed care organization in Pennsylvania, to deliver pregnancy care solutions to plan members at participating WellSpan Health sites.

Novant Health selects KenSci’s AI Platform to Deliver Better In-Patient Experiences
Novant Health (@novanthealth) announced a partnership with KenSci to implement the company’s AI-based predictive system of insights platform. KenSci will help Novant Health streamline operational efficiencies within the medical centers and improve patients’ overall experiences by effectively informing care teams of patient status when and where it’s most needed. The platform will help Novant Health reduce variations in length of stay and readmissions, as well as dramatically improve patient flow in the emergency department, which will positively impact both inpatient census and patient satisfaction.

Caregility Helps Philips, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars and The American Legion Bring Local Telehealth Services to Rural Veterans
Caregility (@caregility), a clinical collaboration and communications company changing the point of care, announced the company’s involvement in the ATLAS pilot project, an initiative to bring virtual care offerings from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to veterans in targeted rural areas.

Making the Cut

NextGate Recognized by Leading Analyst Firm Gartner as ‘Notable Next-Generation EMPI Vendor’
NextGate (@NextGate), a healthcare enterprise identification company, announced it has been recognized as a ‘Notable Next-Generation Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) Vendor’ in a new report from Gartner Inc.

Financial News

Wellframe Secures $20M in Funding to Advance Digital Health Management
Wellframe, Inc. (@wellframe), a provider of Digital Health Management solutions, announced it has closed $20M in series C funding led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners (BCBSVP), with additional strategic investments from several Wellframe clients. Existing investors Threshold Ventures and F-Prime Capital, which led the company’s prior $15M Series B round, also participated.

Contract News

Steward Health Care Chooses Health Catalyst for Data-Driven Patient Care Expansion
Health Catalyst®, Inc. (@HealthCatalyst), a provider of data and analytics technology and services to health care organizations, announced that Steward Health Care has selected Health Catalyst’s Data Operating System (DOS™) and Rapid Response Analytics (RRA) solution to provide data-driven, efficient, quality care across its health system.

Willis-Knighton Health System Signs to Implement MEDITECH Expanse
Willis-Knighton Health System (Shreveport, LA) announced it has signed to implement MEDITECH’s (@MEDITECH) mobile, web-based Enterprise Health Record (EHR), Expanse, across its five hospitals and 140 clinics. The health system shares MEDITECH’s vision for improving patient care through advanced technologies, and saw immense value in the vendor’s progressive solutions, including Expanse Population Health, which will enable them to deliver care that reaches far beyond the hospital and physician’s office.

L.A. Care Health Plan Selects Apollo Managed Care Criteria Guidelines
Apollo Managed Care, Inc. (Apollo), an organization offering medical review criteria and clinical guidelines, announced that L.A. Care Health Plan will use the Apollo Medical Review Criteria Guidelines for Managing Care® as a complement to their primary guideline resource.