Health IT Business News – September 3, 2020

Collaboration News

medQ and Binovia Announce Strategic Distribution Partnership
medQ Inc. (@medq_inc), creator of radiology’s most flexible workflow solutions, and Binovia Corp., a seasoned provider of healthcare IT and biomedical services, announced an agreement to distribute the Q/ris 3000 Enterprise Imaging Workflow throughout the US.

Product News

Targeting An Emerging At-Risk Population, Arcadia Provides Free Outreach Reminders About The Importance Of Routine Pediatric Care And Vaccinations
Arcadia (@ArcadiaHealthIT), a widely-recognized leader in population health management, announced that it is making its Arcadia Outreach module available at no cost to its health plan and provider partners so they can communicate directly with patient families and caregivers about pediatric vaccination needs and other gaps in care. Outreach works within Arcadia’s HITRUST CSF-certified population health management platform—Arcadia Analytics—and enables patients with gaps in vaccine administration to receive texts and automated calls engaging them with vaccine information from sources they trust.

TAGNOS Presents its Proximity Monitoring Solution
TAGNOS (@TagnosTweet), a developer of workflow orchestration software for hospital operations, announced its Proximity Monitoring Module designed to support the Zebra MotionWorks® devices line.

Statum Systems Unveils Way to Replace Hospital Pagers – One Interface to All Medical Communications
Statum Systems (@statumsystems), a healthcare IT startup, announced StatumHEALTH, a HIPAA-compliant medical communication and collaboration platform that securely connects caregivers with each other and with hospital systems and data.

Wolters Kluwer adds AI to clinical surveillance for faster C. difficile infection prediction
Wolters Kluwer Health (@Wolters_Kluwer) has announced that its Sentri7 clinical surveillance solution has been enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) to identify patients at risk for Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection. The solution uses a highly advanced and validated algorithm to produce C. diff infection (CDI) risk scores for individual patients, empowering clinicians to proactively alter patient care to reduce risks for infection and improve outcomes.

Epion Announces New Patient Services Solution
Epion Health (@EpionHealth), a digital patient engagement solutions company, announces the widespread availability of Epion Patient Services as a core feature of its Digital Check-in platform. After a successful beta, Epion Patient Services is proven to offer a way for providers to digitally communicate the availability of meaningful and relevant services – such as prescription discount and Medicare education and enrollment programs – directly to patients during check-in. This unique feature increases access to needed services, which leads to improved patient outcomes and satisfaction as well as practice operational efficiencies.

DrChrono Adds Integration with KeepWell RPM and CCM Solutions
DrChrono Inc. (@drchrono), the company developing the essential platform and services for modern medical practices, announced that KeepWell RPM (Remote Patient Monitoring) and CCM (Chronic Care Management) solutions are now integrated with the DrChrono platform. KeepWell’s bundled comprehensive solutions and services offer an experienced clinical staff available 24×7 to seniors, FDA-approved medical RPM devices and seamless software fully integrated with the DrChrono platform.

Prime Therapeutics Introduces Real Time Benefit Check Solution with DrFirst
Prime Therapeutics LLC (@Prime_PBM) is rolling out Real Time Benefit Check starting with myBenefitCheck from health care technology pioneer DrFirst, giving health care providers comprehensive information so they can easily prescribe the most appropriate and cost-effective medications at the point of care. Real Time Benefit Check allows prescribers to answer patients’ questions about drug coverage, aiming to streamline medication prescribing, and eliminate surprise costs for members at the pharmacy.

Financial News

emids Announces Acquisition of Flextech
emids (@emids), a company in digital engineering and transformation solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industry, announced it has acquired FlexTech, an information technology consulting company with deep expertise in leading payer core administration and population health platforms, in a deal that closed late last month. The partnership, driven by heightened urgency for health plans to adopt breakthrough digital-based strategies, enhances emids’ ability to help its clients accelerate their digital transformation journeys.

Change Healthcare Acquires
Change Healthcare (@Change_HC) announced the acquisition of, a company in the development of advanced, fully enabled, cloud-native imaging and workflow technology.

Amwell Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
Amwell (@amwell), a national telehealth company, announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Amwell has applied to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AMWL.”

One Drop Announces Nearly $100M Financing And Commitments By Bayer
One Drop (@onedroptoday), a provider of digital solutions for people living with diabetes and other chronic conditions, announced a new agreement with Bayer to jointly develop digital health products for multiple therapeutic areas based on One Drop’s predictive, preventative, personalized self-care platform. It has closed on a $34.7 million Series C financing led by Bayer as well as $64 million in development fees and potential commercial milestone payments.

Experity Announces Acquisition of Calibrater Health
Experity (@experityhealth), a provider of clinical and practice management software to the urgent care space, announced that it has acquired Calibrater Health, a leader in feedback management solutions. The acquisition enables Experity to strategically expand its industry-leading patient engagement offering with reputation management capabilities tailor-made to meet the needs and demands of the rapidly growing urgent care industry.

Contract News:

Ojai Valley Community Hospital Implements eVideon Solution to Support Patient Engagement Initiative
eVideon (@evideonhealth), a provider of interactive patient engagement and digital workflow solutions, announced that Ojai Valley Community Hospital’s Continuing Care Center, a brand new 75-bed skilled nursing facility, has gone live with the company’s market-leading Patient Experience Platform and Digital Signage solutions. The Continuing Care Center – which is part of the Community Memorial Health System, an eVideon partner since 2018 – will provide patients with entertainment, education, and relaxation offerings. Additionally, they will be able to disseminate personalized information to patients and visitors via the user-friendly digital signage interface.

Advanced ICU Care Launches High-Acuity Telemedicine Services with CentraState Medical Center
Advanced ICU Care (@Adv_ICU_Care), a national provider of high-acuity telemedicine, announced the completion of its comprehensive tele-ICU care launch with CentraState Medical Center, located in Freehold, NJ. CentraState is an acute care medical center and a teaching hospital in conjunction with the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.