Health IT Business News – November 7, 2017

Company Brings on New Clients and Welcomes Bill Conroy to Board of Directors
SA Ignite Inc. (@saignite), a leading provider of solutions that simplify and automate the management of complex value-based programs, recognizes 2017 as a year of strong growth for the company. Most notably, SA Ignite experienced a 43% increase in year-over-year bookings for Q1-Q3 2017 compared to the same period of 2016. Along with welcoming a number of new clients in 2017, the company also announced the addition of nationally recognized industry veteran, Bill Conroy, to its Board of Directors. [tweet_dis excerpt=”Congratulations @saignite on a strong growth year & new BOD member Bill Conroy”]Tweet This[/tweet_dis]

Spok Reports 2017 Third Quarter Operating Results; Software Revenue Improves Both Sequentially and Year-Over-Year, Stable Wireless Trends
Spok Holdings, Inc. (@spoktweets), a global leader in critical communications, announced operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. In addition, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share, payable on December 8, 2017 to stockholders of record on November 17, 2017.

ClearDATA Achieves AWS Life Sciences Competency Status
ClearDATA (@cleardatacloud), a trusted healthcare cloud provider, announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Life Sciences Competency status. This designation recognizes ClearDATA for providing deep expertise in building Life Sciences solutions on AWS to help customers conduct drug discovery, manage clinical trials, engage in manufacturing and distribution activities, conduct research and development of novel genetic-based treatments and companion diagnostics. [tweet_dis excerpt=”Congratulations, @cleardatacloud for achieving #AWS Life Sciences Competency Status!”]Tweet This[/tweet_dis]

Francisco Partners Leads Growth Investment in Availity
Availity (@availity), a real-time health information network, announced that it has received a significant growth equity investment led by Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm, with additional investment from Availity’s existing investor group.

Lumeris collaborates with Mount Sinai health system to advance Population Health Management initiatives.
Lumeris (@lumeris), a provider of value-based care solutions, announced a multi-year collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System, New York City’s largest integrated delivery system, to provide value-based care managed services. Under the terms of the agreement, Lumeris will provide operational support enabled by its industry-leading technology, to further Mount Sinai’s population health management objectives.

drchrono Launches drchrono UrgentCare, Specialized EHR for Urgent Care Practices
drchrono Inc. (@drchrono), the provider of the Electronic Health Record, practice management, medical billing, revenue cycle management, and healthcare API platform on iPad, iPhone and web, announced the launch of drchrono UrgentCare. The company will demonstrate drchrono UrgentCare and other new mobile EHR features at booth #412 at the Urgent Care Fall Conference (UCAOA – Urgent Care Association of America) taking place October 26-27, 2017 in Anaheim, CA at the Disneyland Hotel.

Medecision Acquires Axispoint Health’s Platform Business
Medecision (@MEDecision), a category leader in population health management solutions for risk-bearing entities, announced the acquisition of over 50 clients from AxisPoint Health (@AxisPointHealth). In this transaction, Medecision acquired the clients that currently use CCMS and VITAL, recently rebranded as AXIS. AxisPoint Health’s services businesses, including CarePoint, GuidePoint, and Analytix, are not included in this transaction and remain under management by AxisPoint Health. This acquisition makes Medecision the largest independent provider of care management platforms and applications in the United States, now supporting over 50 million lives for nearly 100 of the nation’s leading health plans and care delivery organizations.

Athenahealth lays off hundreds of workers
According to the Boston Business Journal, Athenahealth announced plans to lay off about 9 percent of its workforce, as part of its third-quarter earnings. The Boston Business Journal reported multiple sources who said the layoffs involved more than 400 people, and that security officers escorted people out of its Watertown headquarters Thursday morning.

Briggs Healthcare and Kno2 Partner to Help Post-Acute Care Providers Streamline Compliance, Enhance Efficiencies and Improve Interoperability
Kno2™ (@Kno2), the company that optimizes patient document exchange for everyone in healthcare, and Briggs Healthcare, a trusted partner and provider of a variety of compliance tools to the long-term care, assisted living, home care, hospice, hospital, physician and clinics and other healthcare markets, announced a partnership agreement. The combined capabilities of these two companies in their respective areas will give post-acute care organizations the agility to meet rapidly changing compliance requirements, enhance efficiencies and quickly expand interoperability.

Caresyntax Raises $11.9 Million In Funding From Norgine Ventures
Caresyntax Inc., a Boston, MA-based surgical analytics and integration services company has raised $11.9 million in funding led by Norgine Ventures. The company plans to utilize the funding to establish its first full-time U.S. operations and headquarters in downtown Boston in October with plans to add more than 10 employees by the end of 2017.