Health IT Business News – Product Edition April 15, 2019

InstaMed Launches Blockchain Prototype at the InstaMed Healthcare Payments Summit 2019
InstaMed (@InstaMed), healthcare’s most trusted payments network, announced that it released a blockchain prototype at the InstaMed Healthcare Payments Summit. InstaMed’s Innovation team debuted a working app to demonstrate how blockchain technology could be leveraged for the interaction points among providers, payers and consumers including claim submission, claim adjudication, claim payment, patient billing and patient payment. InstaMed built the blockchain prototype on HL7 FHIR v4.

CynergisTek Expands Service Portfolio with Launch of 24/7 Managed Security Services
CynergisTek, Inc., (@cynergistek), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance, today announced that it has added a new suite of Managed Security Services to its portfolio to assist organizations with monitoring, threat detection, incident response, and management of ongoing cybersecurity risks.

New Patient Transfer System for the Multi-modality Hybrid OR
Getinge (@getingeglobal) is pleased to announce the launch of its first patient transfer solution for multi-modality operating suites, named PILOT. This new patient-centered transfer system allows surgical staff to move patients between imaging systems and treatment rooms without having to reposition them.

Healthcare Payments Innovator MAPay Tackles Inefficiencies in Global Healthcare Transactions
MAPay, LLC, a global healthcare technology firm, has deployed a transformational healthcare payment network with an expanding customer base, positive patenting positions, increasing revenues, and multiple industry stakeholder acceptance. The company utilizes distributed ledger technology to power smart contracts to transact secure medical solutions on the MAPay network. MAPay utilizes a hybrid architecture of both centralized and decentralized protocols for multi-party medical payments and HIPAA-compliant data exchange.

Velatura Unveils New Collaborative, Data Visualization Product to Increase Healthcare Interoperability
During the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference, Velatura, a subsidiary of Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (@MiHIN), unveiled a new product focusing on a collaborative, data visualization environment to increase interoperability within healthcare. Interoperability Land™, a simulated healthcare environment hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, is designed to power the future of multi-organization development, integration, acceptance and testing of innovative technologies.

PCG Software Launches iVECoder™ to Reduce Claims Denials and Resubmissions for Medical Practices
PCG Software (@PCGSoftware), a provider of software solutions designed to slow the escalating costs of healthcare, announced the launch of iVECoder™, a coding and billing intelligence platform for medical practices of all sizes and specialties. Through the cloud-based software subscription, providers can now ensure even the most complex claims are clean and accurate before they are sent to the payor – using the same Virtual Examiner® intelligence claims review engine that healthcare payors worldwide have been using for more than 25 years to determine which provider claims to approve or deny.

Stayhealthy, Inc. Acquires Augmently, Inc.
Stayhealthy Inc., the creative healthcare technology company dedicated to empowering people to take control of their personal health, has
announced the company has acquired Augmently Inc., the augmented realism technology company located in Los Angeles, California. The acquisition became effective March 6, 2019. Stayhealthy’s groundbreaking suite of apps designed for a more inclusive personal health experience are revolutionizing the industry with first-of-its-kind experiences using the power of augmented reality technology and 20 years of science based research.

Announcing the Cloud Healthcare API beta: Improving data access and shareability across organizations
Google Cloud (@googlecloud) is pleased to announce that our Cloud Healthcare API is now in beta. From the beginning, our primary goal with Cloud Healthcare API has been to advance data interoperability by breaking down the data silos that exist within care systems. The API enables healthcare organizations to ingest and manage key data—and better understand that data through the application of analytics and machine learning in real time, at scale.

Medsphere Announces Comprehensive New Wellsoft Urgent Care Software Suite
Medsphere Systems Corporation, a provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare information technology (IT) solutions and services, announces the launch of Wellsoft Urgent Care. The suite of solutions which features advanced Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management (PM) and Patient Engagement platforms, was developed to help Urgent Care centers achieve mission critical clinical, financial and operational goals.

Healthgrades Launches First Customer Data Platform (CDP) Built for Healthcare
Healthgrades (@healthgrades), an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, announced that it is launching the first Customer Data Platform (CDP) built for healthcare.

Introducing New Alexa Healthcare Skills
Amazon is excited to announce that the Alexa Skills Kit now enables select Covered Entities and their Business Associates, subject to the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), to build Alexa skills that transmit and receive protected health information as part of an invite-only program. Six new Alexa healthcare skills from industry-leading healthcare providers, payors, pharmacy benefit managers, and digital health coaching companies are now operating in our HIPAA-eligible environment.