Health IT Business News – October 15, 2020

Collaboration News

Sphere Joins with GenieMD to Enable Safe and Secure Telehealth Payments
Sphere (@SphereCommerce), a provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, announced it has teamed up with GenieMD (@geniemd), a global provider of telemedicine solutions, to offer secure payment acceptance through the GenieMD platform.

Vynca and Intermountain Healthcare Partner to Prioritize and Digitize Advance Care Planning
Vynca, a national company in advance care planning solutions, announced a partnership with Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit health system, to ensure advance care planning documents are easily and reliably accessible to clinicians, patients and their caregivers across the care continuum.

VivaLNK Partners with AMPS, Increasing Accuracy and Reliability for Continuous ECG and Vitals Monitoring
VivaLNK (@viva_lnk), a provider of connected healthcare solutions, and AMPS, a company in the production of software tools for electrocardiogram (ECG), have partnered to advance Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) for clinical trials. AMPS’ continuous ECG recording suite combined with VivaLNK medical wearable sensors provide real-time and retrospective analysis for continuous ECG datasets in remote environments.

FDB Selected as Drug Database for CliniComp’s EHR Pharmacy Solution
First Databank, Inc. (@FDB_US), a provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions, has been selected to supply the drug database for a new and expanded EHR pharmacy module to be offered by CliniComp, Intl., a global provider of hospital-wide clinical documentation systems and electronic health record (EHR) solutions.

Product News

Prevounce Remote Patient Monitoring Launches Pulmonology Suite
Prevounce Health (@prevounce), creators of the Prevounce Care Coordination Platform, announces its release of a remote patient monitoring (RPM) module tailored to the needs of pulmonologists, their practices, and their patients.

OSF HealthCare Implements New Digital Solutions to Help Consumers Find the Right Care Online
Kyruus (@kyruus), a company in provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, announced that OSF HealthCare, a not-for-profit Catholic health system based in Illinois, is now connecting consumers with care through Kyruus ProviderMatch® for Consumers.

VisiQuate announces a new release of HealthMobile.D™; a chronic care ecosystem for patients, caregivers, health plans, and medical device makers
With 34.2 million Americans who have diabetes, and 88 million more who are pre-diabetic, there is no shortage of data. But there has been a lack of consistently normalized data that could bring insights to all parties involved with this prevalent condition: medical device makers, health plans, caregivers, and the patients themselves. VisiQuate, Inc. is focused on filling that gap with a new version of HealthMobile.D, a solution that makes the data generated by and for chronic care patients more valuable to all parties involved. As announced earlier this week, Ascensia Diabetes Care has partnered with VisiQuate (@VisiQuate) to apply HealthMobile.D to their digital diabetes management program.

Greenway Health advances ambulatory care practices with commercial launch of Greenway Telehealth
Health information technology services provider Greenway Health (@greenway) announced the commercial availability of the first tool in its virtual care portfolio, Greenway Telehealth™, a secure, HIPAA-compliant solution designed with an easy-to-use interface for both providers and patients.

New Services and Solutions Company, Tegria, to Streamline Health Care Delivery
Tegria (@TegriaTogether), a new company designed to provide next generation technologies and services to the health care sector, launched with support from Providence, one of the nation’s largest health systems. Tegria combines select Providence investments and acquisitions into a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to accelerate technological, clinical and operational advances in health care.

Imprivata Introduces Next-Gen Palm Scanner with Touchless Patient Identification for Healthcare
Imprivata (@Imprivata), the digital identity company for healthcare, introduced a highly innovative touchless biometric patient identification solution, delivered through a combination of a next generation palm scanner with antimicrobial copper coating, sensor, and software. The touchless solution is the result of a collaboration between Imprivata and Keyo, whose joint expertise in biometric identification, rapid innovation, and user-centric design produced this latest advancement in digital identity management for patients. The solution enables healthcare organizations to ensure clinicians have access to patients’ correct medical records, while giving patients confidence in the safety of their medical care and the security of their medical information.

PatientKeeper Launches Charge Aggregator Solution to Streamline Healthcare Billing for Health Networks
PatientKeeper (@patientkeeper), Inc. a provider of electronic health record (EHR) optimization software solutions, announced the immediate availability of PatientKeeper Charge Aggregator™. This software enables a healthcare network’s central billing office (CBO) to efficiently consolidate, reconcile, and process charges generated across multiple facilities, specialties, and systems.

Financial News

Ontellus Acquires INTERTEL and MasterTrace Creating Largest National Medical Canvassing Company
Ontellus (@OntellusInsight), a nationwide full-service procurer of medical, billing, employment records, and other claims related data services, announces that it has acquired INTERTEL, the largest medical records canvassing company, and MasterTrace.

Lark Health Raises $55 Million Series C to Bring A.I.-Driven Chronic Conditions Care to More People
Lark Health (@ourlark) announced it has closed a $55 million Series C funding round led by King River Capital, as well as a $15 million venture debt credit facility with Trinity Capital and Bridge Bank.

Hims, a direct-to-consumer health company, is going public via SPAC
CNBC reports that Hims, Inc., a direct-to-consumer company that sells health products and services targeted at millennials, is going public just three years after it got its start.

Contract News:

Prevea Health Selects Syntellis as Financial Planning Partner to Navigate COVID-19 Market Volatility
Prevea Health (@Prevea) announced plans to adopt Syntellis Performance Solutions’ (@Syntellis) award-winning Axiom software platform for financial planning and analysis (FP&A) to improve forecasting, capital planning and annual budgeting. Prevea Health, which provides high-quality, primary and specialty healthcare at more than 80 locations across Wisconsin in clinics and hospitals, plans to use its new Axiom capabilities to establish both agility and increased financial certainty during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.