Health IT Business News – November 8, 2018

Ambra Health Launches Mobile App for Instant Access to Medical Images
Ambra Health (@ambrahealth), makers of a cloud-based, medical image management suite, announced the launch of its first iOS mobile app for healthcare providers and patient access. Designed with accessibility and ease of viewing in mind, the new Ambra Health app offers healthcare providers an intuitive image viewing experience, fully optimized for mobile viewing.

HATCX Selects InstaMed to Power the Consumer Healthcare Payments Experience
InstaMed (@InstaMed), a trusted healthcare payments network, announced that HATCX selected InstaMed to power the consumer healthcare payments experience. InstaMed’s Member Payments solution will enable HATCX to embed payment functionality into its app. Consumers will be able to pay their healthcare bills using a digital wallet, and providers will receive the payments through the InstaMed Network.

Inova Health System Prevents Alarm Fatigue and Enhances Patient-Centric Care With Spok Clinical Alerting
Spok, Inc. (@spoktweets), a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and a global leader in healthcare communications, announced that Inova Health System has chosen Spok Care Connect® clinical alerting to deliver priority clinical alarms. The solution helps prevent potential alarm fatigue by delivering alarm notifications from nurse call and patient monitoring systems to clinicians’ healthcare-grade mobile devices. Inova is a five-hospital health system serving more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. Spok clinical alerting is fully deployed at Inova Fairfax Hospital, and is being rolled out systemwide over the next year, encompassing more than 2,500 users.

Hawaii HIE to Improve Patient Identification and Provider Data Accuracy with NextGate
NextGate (@NextGate), a global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, announced that Hawaii Health Information Exchange (HHIE), Hawaii’s state-designated HIE covering more than 1.2 million patients, has selected its cloud-based Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) and Provider Registry as a strategic component for fully-connected, person-centric care. The implementation will create a sustainable, statewide system of accurate patient and provider data by resolving duplicate and incomplete records for enhanced care collaboration and information exchange.

MC Healthcare Signs Partnership Agreement with Caresyntax to Further Automation, Analytics and AI in Hospital-based Care
Caresyntax (@caresyntax), a surgical automation, analytics, and AI technology company, announced that MC Healthcare, a subsidiary company of Mitsubishi Corporation, acquired a minority stake of caresyntax. This strategic investment of MC Healthcare will support business and technology development for caresyntax’s groundbreaking IoT and analytics solutions.

Nivano Physicians Selects PCG’s Flagship Software to Monitor and Enhance the Internal Claims Process
PCG Software (@PCGSoftware), a provider of software solutions designed to slow the escalating costs of healthcare, announced Nivano Physicians has selected PCG’s flagship claims auditing software, Virtual Examiner®(VE), to help the California-based independent physician association (IPA) enhance their current claims adjudication system. Virtual Examiner® seamlessly integrates with QuickCAP™ 7.0, Nivano’s existing health benefits solution created by software developer MedVision.

Kyruus Announces Launch of ProviderMatch for Salesforce on the Salesforce AppExchange to Help Health Systems Deliver Optimal Access Experience
Kyruus (@kyruus), a provider of search and scheduling solutions for health systems, announced the availability of ProviderMatch for Salesforce, which integrates into Salesforce Health Cloud on the Salesforce AppExchange. The solution enables access centers to deliver a personalized, end-to-end patient experience by combining Salesforce’s 360 degree view of the patient with Kyruus’ robust matching, appointment booking, and provider data management capabilities.

TenX Healthcare and Softbank to Collaborate on Developing Practical Innovations for Healthcare, Launching Projects in Data Visualization, Predictive Analytics, IoT, AI and Robotics
TenX Healthcare (@tenxhealthcare), experts in improving productivity, efficiency and patient satisfaction, announced that the company will work with Softbank Telecom America, a subsidiary of Softbank Corp., to bring technology innovations to the healthcare market with a focus on data visualization, predictive analytics, IoT, AI and robotics. TenX Healthcare also announced the availability of Hawthorne PeriOp, the first of its next-generation patient flow solutions using advanced analytics, behavioral science and real-time data to enable continuous improvement of perioperative efficiency, patient experience and staff satisfaction.

Healthcare Leaders Merge to Accelerate the Promise of Value-Based Care
Mingle Health Inc. (@minglehealth), a pioneer in Medicare quality reporting, and SilverVue, Inc., a supplier of care management software, recently announced their merger. Mingle Health is a new company focused on transforming value-based healthcare delivery by solving the pain points in quality reporting while improving patient outcomes and strengthening practice health.

Rhapsody Announces Completion of Acquisition by Hg, Launches as Independent Company Under New Leadership
Rhapsody (@RhapsodyHealth), a provider of healthcare interoperability and data liquidity solutions, announced that the company has completed its separation from Orion Health Group in accordance with its acquisition by Hg, a specialist technology investor with deep global healthcare expertise. Erkan Akyuz will serve as President and CEO of Rhapsody. The company also announced that its global headquarters will be located in Boston, Massachusetts.

CHIME Names Allina Health and Health Catalyst Winners of 2018 Collaboration Award
For a decade, Allina Health (@AllinaHealth) and Health Catalyst (@HealthCatalyst) have been learning and growing together in a partnership that involves sharing technology, personnel and financial risk. The strong ties they have developed over the years have led to fewer readmissions for congestive heart failure, fewer complications after spinal surgeries and other improvements at Allina that affect the bottom line – but most importantly, that improve patients’ care and experience. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) named Shoemaker and Health Catalyst the 2018 CHIME Collaboration Award winner.