Health IT Business News – October 28, 2021

Trending News

MobileSmith Health Enhances PeriOp Surgical Patient Management Solution for ASCs to Meet Nation’s Rising Demand for Outpatient Surgeries
MobileSmith Health (@TheMobileSmith), a company in the digital health and mobile development sector who is changing traditional healthcare patient engagement and adherence management, announced plans to enhance its PeriOp Surgical Patient Management Solution, designed to help Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) meet the growing demand for outpatient surgeries across the nation.

Stillwater Medical Center Partners with NextGate and Summit Healthcare to Establish a Unified Patient-Centric Health Record
Summit Healthcare, a provider of healthcare system integration and automation solutions, and NextGate (@NextGate), a patient identity modernization company, announced they have entered into a partnership with Stillwater Medical Center, a large non-profit regional health system serving north central Oklahoma, to provide a simplified and interconnected health record.

Premier Inc. Selected as Finalist for 2021 NC TECH Awards
Premier (@PremierHA) has been selected as an NC TECH Awards finalist for innovative use of technology in the Analytics and Big Data category.

Collaboration News

IntelyCare Partners With TaskHuman to Help Nurses Put Their Wellbeing First
IntelyCare (@intelycare), a staffing platform for nursing professionals seeking post-acute per-diem positions, announced that it is furthering its commitment to the wellbeing of its nurses by teaming up with TaskHuman, an app that connects users to a global community of live specialists in nearly 1,000 categories of daily work and personal life. The partnership gives all IntelyPros – the nurses and nursing assistants that work for IntelyCare – unlimited, free-of-charge access to group and one-on-one coaching sessions.

Curebase, Checkable Medical Announce Joint Clinical Trial to Assess Effectiveness of At-home Strep Test Kit
Curebase (@CurebaseDCT), a company committed to democratizing access to clinical studies, and Checkable Medical, a startup that offers unique at-home tests for strep throat, announced a joint clinical trial designed to confirm the efficacy and accuracy of Checkable’s at-home strep throat test kits.

Synapse Medicine Integrates FDB Drug Data to Extend Effective Medication Management to More U.S. Clinicians
Bordeaux, France-based Synapse Medicine (@SynapseMed), a Medication Intelligence platform, announced plans to provide American healthcare professionals with access to the Synapse Platform’s advanced medication reconciliation technology. This move is facilitated by the integration of trusted drug data from FDB (@FDB_US), a provider of drug knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions.

Contract News

Independent Health Partners with DrFirst to Give its Prescribers Access to Real-Time Prescription Benefit Check for Covered Patients
Independent Health, a not-for-profit health plan serving western New York, is partnering with healthcare technology pioneer DrFirst (@DrFirst) to share drug pricing information for the first time with prescribers in real time and at the point of care, as announced at HLTH 2021.

Vim Partners with Hill Physicians to Support Accessibility and Value-Based Care
Vim (@getvim), a technology company building digital infrastructure for U.S. healthcare, announced its partnership with Hill Physicians Medical Group (Hill Physicians) to support accelerated performance in value-based care through Referral Guidance and Digital Scheduling.

SCL Health to Deploy System-Wide OB Hub Powered by PeriWatch Command Center
PeriGen Inc. (@PeriGen), a company applying artificial intelligence (AI) to improve safety in childbirth, announced that SCL Health, a health system operating eight hospitals and 150 clinics in Colorado and Montana, is launching a centralized SCL Health OB Hub utilizing PeriGen’s PeriWatch Command Center enterprise-wide telehealth-platform.

Financial News

Intelerad and Ambra Health Combine to Form the Global Industry Leader in Cloud PACS and Enterprise Imaging
Intelerad Medical Systems (@intelerad) a medical image management solutions company, announced its acquisition of Ambra Health, maker of a leading cloud-based medical image management suite. Unifying two KLAS Research category leaders, the combined platform will provide physicians, patients and researchers a superior cloud solution for reading, storing and sharing diagnostic imaging. Along with Intelerad’s award-winning PACS, Ambra brings a robust cloud VNA, image exchange functionality, and research and pathology capabilities to the Intelerad portfolio.

Consensus Cloud Solutions Expands Offering to Address the Growing Need for Secure Data Exchange and Interoperability Solutions
Consensus Cloud Solutions, Inc. (@consensuscs) started as a secure digital document transmission solution more than 25 years ago and has grown to be a global digital cloud fax technology. On October 8, 2021, Consensus Cloud Solutions started publicly trading as an independent company focused on serving compliance and data-driven organizations in the healthcare, financial, manufacturing and legal industries.

TripleBlind Lands $24 Million in Series A Funding Led by General Catalyst and Mayo Clinic, in an Oversubscribed Round
TripleBlind (@TripleBlindAI), the private data sharing company that offers proprietary cryptographically-enforced data privacy solution, announced it has received $24 million in an oversubscribed Series A funding led by General Catalyst and Mayo Clinic. This round follows TripleBlind’s pre-seed raise of $8.2 million announced in March 2021.

Zelis Completes Acquisition of Sapphire Digital
Zelis (@ZelisHealthcare), a payments company in healthcare, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Sapphire Digital (“Sapphire”), the healthcare industry’s leading platform for provider selection, patient access, price transparency, and digital consumer navigation. Nearly 100 million people rely on Sapphire to help them discover, select and gain access to the care they need.

Product News

Navigate by modernizes digital healthcare experience to direct patients to the right venue of care, the first time (@BrightMD_Health), a telehealth solution transforming the patient-provider experience, announced its newest digital product for health systems to guide patients to the optimal care option to meet their needs: Navigate by Navigate helps leading health systems attract patients, achieve positive outcomes, and save costs by guiding consumers to the right venue of care within their system, directly from their website or patient portal.

ZeOmega Now Certified by All Three Leading Testing Groups, First in U.S. to Achieve “Security & Interoperability Trifecta”
ZeOmega (@zeomega) is the first and only population health management (PHM) organization to have successfully passed all three comprehensive data security and interoperability testing programs, known as the “Security and Interoperability Trifecta.” By passing all three testing programs, ZeOmega and its interoperability platform, HealthUnity®, are certified as meeting and exceeding the highest industry-defined requirements for data exchange and information security.

Groups Recover Together Launches a Proprietary Digital Platform Designed to Support Members Struggling With Opioid Addiction
At HLTH, Colleen Nicewicz, CEO of Groups Recover Together (Groups), the national company in value-based care for opioid addiction treatment, announced the launch of a proprietary digital platform for their members. The platform, an app-centric experience that offers the full-suite of Groups’ services and is designed to simplify the member experience, boasts features around self-scheduling, outreach, contextualized content, treatment planning, group therapy, payment, forms and more.

Cynerio Launches IoT Attack Detection and Response Module for Healthcare IoT Devices
Cynerio (@cynerio), a provider of healthcare IoT cybersecurity, announced the release of healthcare cybersecurity’s first IoT Attack Detection and Response module specific to medical, IoT and OT devices found within hospital environments. Cynerio’s new IoT Attack Detection and Response module empowers hospitals, for the first time, to identify, contain and mitigate threats on devices exhibiting malicious or suspicious behavior so that patient health and service provision won’t be impacted. Contract News

Integra Community Care Network Partners with Biofourmis to Deliver Personalized Care at Home
Biofourmis (@biofourmis), a Boston-based global leader in digital therapeutics and virtual care that powers personalized predictive care, announced a partnership with Integra Community Care Network, Care New England’s accountable care organization (ACO). Integra, one of the largest ACOs in New England, will deliver hospital at home care and remote patient monitoring through Biofourmis’ end-to-end solution.

Cohere Health Announces National Expansion of Humana Partnership to Transform Prior Authorization Process
Cohere Health (@CohereHealth), a digital health company, announced that Humana Inc. is embarking on a nationwide expansion of Cohere’s digital authorization platform for musculoskeletal (MSK) services, based on the success of its initial implementation.

ER Patients, Families Benefit from New ER App
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is the first health system in the U.S. to deploy the new Vocera (@voceracomm) EASE ER app that allows families to follow a loved one’s emergency room progress right on their phone from anywhere.

SkyPoint Cloud announces launch of SkyPoint Predict – predictive customer data insights product
SkyPoint Cloud (@skypointcloud), the privacy-first customer data platform that enables consumer and healthcare brands to build deeper relationships with their customers, announced the launch of SkyPoint Predict, predictive customer insights powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

Philips Capsule Medical Device Information Platform reaches device integration milestone
Royal Philips (@PhilipsHealth), a health technology company, announced that, with the release of new device drivers that enable integration and interoperability, Philips Capsule Medical Device Information Platform (MDIP) has exceeded the milestone of integrating with more than 1,000 unique medical device models.