Health IT Business News – October 29, 2020

Collaboration News

Arcadia Expands Partnership With PatientPing, Enhancing Access To Real-Time Patient Data For Healthcare Organizations
Arcadia (@ArcadiaHealthIT), a population health management technology company, announced that it has expanded its relationship withPatientPing, the nation’s most comprehensive care collaboration platform. Over the past 12 months, Arcadia and PatientPing have collaborated to help customers achieve improved post-acute and transitions of care outcomes. Now, Arcadia will become a reseller of Pings, PatientPing’s real-time notification solution, to enable its customers to more easily and more rapidly gain value from PatientPing data within theHITRUST CSF® ™ certified Arcadia Analytics platform.

First Databank Partners with RxCap for Medication Adherence Mobile App
First Databank, Inc. (@FDB_US), a provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions, announced its partnership with RxCap, Inc., a Boston-based medication adherence data-as-a-service company, to release a patient-facing mobile app that allows patients to more seamlessly import personalized medication instructions issued by their providers.

Bridge Connector Partners with Snowflake to Expand Capabilities in Health Care
Bridge Connector (@BridgeConnectUS), an interoperability company changing the way health care communicates, announced it has partnered with Snowflake (@SnowflakeDB), the Data Cloud, to build fast, efficient integrations between data systems at the point of care and Snowflake’s platform. Bridge Connector will provide the data liquidity needed for health care providers, technology vendors and payers to decrease time spent on implementation and realize the benefits of Snowflake sooner.

HST Announces HST Connect App Now Available
HST, provider of Value-Based Payments (@HST_VBP), announced the availability of HST Connect 2.0 for consumers to improve access to care, reduce out-of-pocket costs and find the right healthcare provider at the right time. As part of its commitment to simplify—and revolutionize—healthcare, HST’s latest app leverages transparency tools and technologies for HST’s VBP Plan members.

Cohere Health Announces Partnership with Humana to Modernize Prior Authorization and Improve Physician and Member Experience
Cohere Health (@CohereHealth), a healthcare collaboration technology company, announced an agreement with Humana Inc. to improve the prior authorization process for musculoskeletal treatment across 12 states, starting Jan. 1, 2021. Cohere aligns physicians, patients and health plans on a patient’s optimal healthcare experience—enabling access to higher quality care while at the same time minimizing administrative burden and siloed decision-making.

EHNAC and Announce Launch of Trusted Dynamic Registration & Authentication Accreditation Program
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (@EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced a collaboration with on the launch of the new Trusted Dynamic Registration & Authentication Accreditation Program (TDRAAP). Supporting interoperability requirements within the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC’s) Cures Act Final Rule and related CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule, TDRAAP is designed to help healthcare organizations and application developers demonstrate their ability to use trusted digital certificates for endpoint identity, registration, authentication and attribute discovery for electronic healthcare transactions in real-time.

Vidence And 2bPrecise Announce Strategic Partnership To Unleash The Power Of Genomic Data In Precision Oncology
Vidence (@videnceinsights), an oncology informatics company, has selected the 2bPrecise (@2bPrecise) platform, a precision medicine data delivery solution, to make it easier for its Consortium Fellows to unlock the true power of genomic data at the point of care and facilitate the advancement of precision oncology. Vidence’s proprietary SCIMON™ technology platform will seamlessly integrate with the 2bPrecise cloud-based platform delivering data-driven insights directly into the provider’s workflow to prompt an evidence-based choice of action.

ConsejoSano Takes Patient Engagement to Next Level in Groundbreaking Social Determinants of Health Intervention Program
ConsejoSano (@ConsejoSano_US), the patient engagement solution specializing in linguistically and culturally-aligned outreach, has partnered with RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH), the largest health care system in New Jersey, and fellow startup NowPow, a community referral platform, on Health Beyond the Hospital. The novel social determinants of health (SDOH) screening program supported by the Walmart Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will screen all patients for SDOH, then connect them to community services.

Product News

SLK Software launches Avo Automation, a company with a game-changing approach for process and software automation to liberate human potential
SLK Software, a global technology and consulting company, announced the launch of Avo Automation, the first company to unify process discovery, test automation and RPA into a holistic Quality Automation System (QAS) that liberates people from manual work and allows them to focus on the more strategic, fun parts of their job. Avo solutions combine into a single, no-code to low-code system that helps banking, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, energy and healthcare industries auto-generate, deploy and manage automation across all technologies and business processes.

VisiQuate forms Velocity Consulting Group; builds new client roster at high speed
To the growing list of SaaS offerings (Data as a Service, Analytics Platform as a Service, et. al), by introducing their Velocity Consulting Group, VisiQuate (@VisiQuate) has added Data Fanatics as a Service. On April 1, the company formally made highly respected revenue cycle and data experts available for consulting engagements. The service is available to clients who currently use VisiQuate solutions, and those who do not.

TCS Healthcare Technologies Releases ACUITYnxt™ 1.7
TCS Healthcare Technologies (@TCSHealthcare), a provider of managed care solutions designed by clinicians, announced the release of ACUITYnxt version 1.7. This new version of the ACUITYnxt SaaS platform will offer key enhancements in utilization management as well as expanded communications capabilities.

LIVMOR receives FDA clearance for the world’s first prescriptible wearable for continuous heart monitoring
LIVMOR, Inc., a digital health solutions company, announced that the Company received FDA 510(k) clearance for the LIVMOR Halo™ AF Detection System*, a physician-prescribed wearable solution that provides continuous monitoring of pulse rhythms for the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF), on demand during the day and automatically overnight.

StressPal Delivers Resilience to Frontline Healthcare Workers and their Communities
StressPal (@Stress_Pal), a provider of evidence-based resilience training for clinicians, announced the launch of StressPal Frontline – an active-learning tool that blends best practice strategies to protect psychological resilience and reduce burnout, enhancing cognitive clarity, improved decision-making, better communication and performance.

Financial News

Revint and Triage become Cloudmed™, a Comprehensive and Intelligent Revenue Integrity Platform
Revint, a provider of data-driven revenue integrity solutions for healthcare providers, announced it has completed its merger with Triage Consulting Group, a national hospital revenue review company. Together, the two companies are now rebranded Cloudmed.

Cohere Health Closes Additional $10 Million in Funding
Cohere Health, an emerging high growth digital health company, announced it closed an additional $10 million in funding led by Flare Capital Partners and Define Ventures, bringing the company’s total funding to $20 million. The funding will be used to enhance the company’s scalable CohereNext® platform that is built on next-generation cloud and data technologies and provides interoperability to existing healthcare infrastructure as well as the emerging digital health economy.

MediBookr closes bridge round to accelerate growth, bringing the company’s total funding to $3.3M
MediBookr (@medibookr), a population health engagement as a service company focusing on innovating the patient experience through technology, announced that it has closed a bridge round from an institutional investor in North Texas for an undisclosed amount, bringing the company’s total funding to $3.3 million.

Diality Closes $12.5 Million of Series B Financing to Support Ongoing Development of a Portable System for Acute and Chronic Hemodialysis
Diality Inc, a medical device company that is developing a versatile hemodialysis system to address the unmet technology needs of the evolving dialysis industry, announced the close of a $12.5 million Series B investment round.

Contract News:

Baptist Health Engages Kyruus to Enable Next-Generation Online Patient Access Experience
Kyruus (@kyruus), a provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems company, announced that Baptist Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Kentucky, has engaged the company to help elevate its digital access experience for consumers. The health system will collaborate with Kyruus to modernize the care search experience for consumers on the Baptist Health website and enable them to book appointments online.

Momentum for AVIA Members Strong as Digital Transformation Accelerates
While hospitals and health systems across the country face tremendous financial pressures and declining consumer confidence, AVIA Network Members continue to lead healthcare toward practical, impactful, and sustainable digital transformation. AVIA (@HealthAVIA) is a national digital transformation partner for healthcare organizations. Through renewed and expanded partnerships with Members and new initiatives underway with consulting clients, AVIA sees strong momentum across the country in the strategic moves powered by digital.

Making the Cut

For the Fourth Consecutive Year, HealthMyne Named Among Best Tech Startups in Madison
The Tech Tribune has announced its 2021 Best Tech Startups in Madison, including HealthMyne Inc. (@healthmyne) on the prestigious annual list for the fourth year running and citing the HealthMyne® integrated suite of Radiomic solutions.

Amendola Named Finalist in 2020 Platinum PR Awards
Amendola Communications (@amendolacomm), a  healthcare and technology public relations and marketing agency, announced that it has been named a finalist in PR News’ 2020 Platinum PR Awards for its strategic integrated PR, social media and digital campaign with Air Methods, a leading national air medical services company. This distinction is one of several awards the agency has earned in recent years for its ability to develop high-value content for healthcare organizations that speaks to market needs.

Healthcare Finance Professionals Accelerate Adoption of Syntellis’ Axiom Rolling Forecasting to Inform Performance Improvement Decisions amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Syntellis Performance Solutions (@Syntellis), a provider of enterprise performance management (EPM) software, data and analytics solutions, announced that nine healthcare organizations have recently chosen Axiom Rolling Forecasting, joining the more than 2,800 organizations already using the Axiom Enterprise Planning Suite.