Health IT Business News – September 2, 2021

Trending News

Luma Health and Azara Healthcare Partner to Support FQHCs Keeping Their Communities Healthy
Luma Health and Azara Healthcare (@azaraDRVS) announce a best-in-class technology partnership, combining Luma Health’s patient journey platform and Azara Healthcare’s population health data reporting and analytics. The combined platforms will help providers close care gaps for more patients and help keep them healthier. Together, Luma Health and Azara Healthcare also welcome the first federally qualified health center to use both platforms to care for its community.

CareCloud breaks new ground with integration of consulting and on-demand revenue cycle management staffing services
CareCloud, Inc. (@CareCloud), a provider of cloud-based healthcare technology and revenue cycle solutions, is proud to announce that its newly formed medSR division is already proving to be an integral partner to medical groups needing the right mix of people, processes and technology to optimize performance.

Health Catalyst, Oklahoma Heart Hospital Team Up to Accelerate Cost-Management Transformation and Improved Patient Outcomes
Health Catalyst, Inc. (@HealthCatalyst), a provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, announced an expansive, multi-year partnership with Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH), one of the largest cardiovascular networks in the United States.

Collaboration News

Curebase, AppliedVR Announce Agreement to Run Multiple VR Therapy Clinical Trials
Curebase (@CurebaseDCT), a company committed to democratizing access to clinical studies, and AppliedVR, a pioneer advancing the next generation of digital medicine, announced a one-year partnership where AppliedVR will deploy the Curebase platform to run five clinical trials assessing the effectiveness of virtual reality-based (VR) therapy to treat chronic pain.

HHS Technology Group Partners with Trinisys to Modernize States’ Medicaid Management Information Systems
HHS Technology Group, LLC™ (@hhstechgroup) announced that it has established a partnership with Trinisys, a market leader in enterprise data integration, legacy data archivals and interoperability solutions, to enable states to modernize their Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS).

Contract News

Sensyne Health and Sentara Healthcare Form New Partnership for Ethical Data Sharing and Design of New Clinical Algorithms
Sensyne Health (@sensynehealth), the ethical clinical AI company, announces that it has signed a Strategic Research Agreement (SRA) with Sentara Healthcare (“Sentara”), a healthcare system serving patients in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina through 12 acute hospitals with more than 300 sites of care.

iPro Announces Go-Live of Ambulatory Order Management Solution, iOrder, at Adventist Health Bakersfield
iPro Healthcare (@iProHealthcare) announces the implementation of its flagship iOrder software solution, the industry’s only interoperable end-to-end solution for ambulatory order management, at Adventist Health Bakersfield, a 254-bed hospital serving patients in Kern County, California. iOrder digitizes ambulatory orders to enable full transparency and collaboration between hospitals and referring providers. Embedded clinical guidance tools ensure that correct orders are placed. Integrated email and text notifications keep patients and providers informed regarding scheduling, appointment preparation, and results.

McLaren Northern Michigan Deploys Vocera Solutions Across the Smart Hospital
Vocera Communications, Inc. (@voceracomm), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow, announced that McLaren Northern Michigan has deployed Vocera solutions to connect care teams across the hospital, including its new 182,000-square-foot Offield Family Pavilion. The new hospital wing, which features 104 private inpatient rooms in a new intensive care unit (ICU), cardiovascular unit, and surgical unit, boasts many technologies and innovative services, many of which were funded by local donations to enhance the patient and staff experience.

Financial News

Unite Us acquires analytics leader Carrot Health to become the only nationwide solution to truly integrate health and social care
Unite Us (@uniteushq), a national technology company connecting health and social care services, has announced the acquisition of Carrot Health (@Carrot_Health), a national action-oriented health analytics company focused on removing barriers to health and optimizing care.

AVIA Membership grows amid unprecedented demand for digital health expertise
During the first six months of 2021, AVIA (@HealthAVIA), a national digital health transformation partner, added six new Member health systems with a record 100% renewal rate from existing Members. This growing demand to join the AVIA Network reflects the heightened sense of urgency for health systems to optimize their digital strategies and mission-critical initiatives.

Healthtech wearable glucose tracker Ultrahuman raises $17.5m in series B funding
Ultrahuman (@ultrahumanhq), a metabolic fitness platform, announced it has raised $17.5 million, as it aims to help over a billion people in the world suffering from a metabolic health disorder. This brings the total funds raised so far to $25mn. Ultrahuman is committed to making metabolic fitness accessible to millions of people globally. The funds raised will be used for geographical expansion and to improve their biomarker technology.

Bamboo Health – Combination of Proven Care Collaboration Leaders – Unveiled to Enable Payer-Provider Collaboration for Whole Person Care
Appriss Health announced its new company name—Bamboo Health (@bamboohlth) —following the acquisition of PatientPing earlier this year. Bamboo Health is focused on creating the most comprehensive and diverse care collaboration network in the country, by connecting every provider and payer to revolutionize all healthcare encounters.

AccessDX Holdings acquires 2bPrecise
AccessDX Holdings (@accessdxlab), an international provider of advanced laboratory diagnostic solutions, has acquired 2bPrecise™ from Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. A recognized leader and innovator in healthcare informatics, 2bPrecise enables organizations to amplify their precision medicine strategies by delivering point-of-care insights so providers can identify patients at risk for heritable conditions, arrive at precise diagnoses more quickly and initiate optimal therapies more quickly.

Product News

DrFirst’s Medication Management Suite and Backline Care Collaboration Platform Earn High Marks from Customers in KLAS First Look Report
Healthcare pioneer DrFirst (@DrFirst) announced how customers rate its Medication Management Suite (MMS) and Backline care collaboration platform, as reported in KLAS Research’s First Look report.

Experity Unveils New Urgent Care EMR/PM Designed to Power the Future of On-Demand Care
Experity (@experityhealth), the national provider of on-demand care solutions, announced its newest electronic medical record and practice management solutions (EMR/PM). Experity EMR/PM was developed with leading urgent care organizations across the U.S. to support urgent care-specific needs as they evolve to meet growing patient and provider expectations while delivering quality, high-velocity on-demand care.

Jump Technologies introduces Case Companion to help hospitals optimize clinical workflows and control costs in the OR
Jump Technologies (@JumpTechNews), a hospital supply chain solutions provider, announced the launch of Case Companion, a clinical solution designed to help hospital staff reduce duplicate documentation, improve real-time charge capture in the OR, control surgical material costs, and avoid costly stockouts.

Belong.Life Launches i-Belong High-Engagement Platform, Allowing Providers, Health Plans, Advocacy Groups and Other Health Ecosystem Players to Easily Build Self-Managed Online Patient Communities
Belong.Life (@Belong_Life), a developer of global patient engagement and research platforms, and the largest health networks for cancer, multiple sclerosis and other diseases, announced the launch of i-Belong – Connecting Communities. i-Belong is a self-managed platform for health ecosystem players to build customizable communities and social networks. i-Belong will offer payers, providers, pharmaceuticals and patient advocacy groups personalized and configurable engagement tools to enable organizations to serve more patients effectively and efficiently.

Greenway Health transforming EHR platforms, Intergy and Prime Suite, to meet evolving ambulatory care practice needs
Greenway Health (@greenway), a health information technology services provider, announced the company will double its investment in its two core electronic health record (EHR) platforms, Intergy and Prime Suite, to better meet the evolving needs of clients and the industry. The company’s client-centric product development approach will include a number of client requested enhancements to further improve clinical workflows, reduce cognitive load, and improve patient care and outcomes. Greenway believes healthcare organizations deserve more than off-the-shelf technology services and solutions – particularly as the landscape of the industry evolves.

FDS Amplicare Announces New Vaccine Registry Reporting & Querying Capabilities
FDS Amplicare (@FDSRx) announced new vaccine registry reporting and querying capabilities, enabling users to more easily submit patient vaccination information to required state registries. The new software add-on streamlines the overall vaccination process and moves important patient information into the hands of vaccine administrators more quickly and efficiently and better enabling community pharmacists — especially in rural and underserved areas — to deliver life-saving vaccines.