Health IT Business News – Product Edition February 14, 2019

HIMSS ’19: Data-Driven Tools from Cigna and Express Scripts Boost Access to Real-Time Prescriptions Savings Opportunities
Global health service company Cigna (@cigna) and Express Scripts, a Cigna company, announced new efforts to expand prescriber access to real-time pharmacy information to help customers save money on their prescription medications.

GlobalMed Virtual Care Platform Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace
GlobalMed (@globalmed_usa), a Microsoft Gold partner and one of the first Federal Independent Software Vendors (ISV) for Microsoft, recently announced the availability of its virtual care platform as a service, eNcounter®, in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. GlobalMed customers can now take advantage of the scalability, high availability, and security of Azure, with streamlined deployment and management.

Vocera Introduces New Wearable Smartbadge Purpose-Built for Healthcare
Vocera Communications, Inc. (@voceracomm), a provider of clinical communication and workflow solutions, announced the launch of a new category of wearable communication devices that enables clinician agility and accelerates patient care. The Vocera Smartbadge combines smartphone usability with the hands-free freedom of the Vocera Badge to redefine healthcare communication – again.

Lost at Cedars-Sinai? New Navigation Tool Available for Smartphones
Patients and visitors looking to navigate Cedars-Sinai now have a valuable tool at their fingertips: their phones. The latest update to the Cedars­-Sinai app provides users with access to an interactive map and a range of new navigational features, allowing them to locate points of interest and receive real­time directions— similar to using Google Maps. Points of interest include areas such as department reception desks, parking structures, elevators, pharmacies, bathrooms and cafes.

MobileSmith Health Launches ROI-Driven Healthcare Apps: Blueprints 3.0
MobileSmith Health (@TheMobileSmith) announced the launch of its newest suite of healthcare apps: Blueprints 3.0. The latest product launch coincides with the completion of a rebranding effort, further positioning the company as a leader in the digital and mhealth sector that is reshaping traditional healthcare.

Updox Announces Secure Text and Messenger to Solve Healthcare’s Frustration with Existing Patient Engagement and Collaboration Tools
Updox (@updox), a unified collaboration platform for healthcare customer relationship management (CRM), recently announced two innovative solutions for improved patient engagement and internal collaboration for out-of-hospital healthcare providers, Secure Text and Messenger.

Synzi Launches ‘Next Generation’ Virtual Care Platform
Synzi (@SynziCare), a virtual care company, announced key updates to its virtual care and patient engagement platform with new features and functionality impacting key areas of reporting, user interface, security and compliance. The improved technology and aesthetic offers patients, staff and clinical administrators a more intuitive user experience, enhanced visuals, simplified navigation, and a number of new capabilities. The next generation platform also offers a high-performance reporting dashboard – empowering organizations to better understand strengths and areas for improvement.