Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of February 3, 2012

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M&A, Financial Reports and Funding

ADP, a provider of business outsourcing applications, has acquired PhyLogic Healthcare -- a provider of financial management services, cloud-based practice management tools and EHR systems -- for an undisclosed sum.

Computer Programs and Systems, a provider of health care information applications, reported a Q4 2011 net income of $6.6 million on $42.2 million in revenue, compared with a Q4 2010 net income of $6.7 million on $43.1 million in revenue.

DocBookMD, a vendor of mobile messaging applications, has secured $2.2 million in seed round funding with contributions from multiple investors.

Contracts

St. Mark's Medical Center in Texas has deployed McKesson's picture archiving communications system...Acadia Healthcare Company in Tennessee has selected financial software from Healthcare Management Systems...Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City in Missouri will implement InterComponentWare's master patient index for care management and health information exchange...Banner Health, a hospital system serving seven western states, and Scripps Health in California will implement MEDSEEK's patient and physician engagement platforms.

KishHealth System in Illinois has deployed Thomson Reuters' clinical surveillance and intervention application...Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut has selected Zynx Health Device Network's online knowledge resource and collaboration tool...Oswego Hospital in New York has selected ProVation Medical's electronic documentation and clinical decision support tools...Louisiana Health Care Practitioners has selected ChartLogic's EHR system...the Veterans Health Administration has selected DSHI Systems' mobile emergency room triage system.

Rockford Memorial Hospital in Illinois has deployed Advanced ICU Care's critical care telemedicine program...Rush-Copley Medical Center in Illinois has selected Medicity's health information exchange technology...Swedish Medical Center in Washington state has selected Aceso's interactive patient education solution...health care system Centra Health in Virginia will deploy TeleHealth Services' interactive patient education tools…Encompass Medical Group in Kansas City, Mo. has selected Carestream's picture archiving communication system for its eight locations.

Product Development and Marketing

ID Experts, a data breach prevention firm, has partnered with privacy and IT services consultancy Apgar & Associates to offer mock HIPAA compliance audits to help health care organizations prepare for future audits from HHS' Office for Civil RightsLiaison Technologies, a provider of cloud-based integration and data management services, is partnering with Microsoft HealthVault, a PHR provider, to offer consumers comprehensive access to their personal health information.

Dossia, a provider of health care management systems, has partnered with Patient PAL, a provider of patient advocacy services, to offer consumers access to medical decision-making resources...Laerdal Medical, a provider of medical simulation services, has partnered with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins -- the publishing arm of health care information services provider Wolters Kluwer Health -- to integrate medical curriculum programs with simulated patient case tools.

Aprima Medical Software -- a provider of EHR, practice management and revenue cycle management systems -- plans to integrate DiagnosisOne's clinical decision support applications into its EHR technology...M*Modal has entered into an agreement to integrate its speech and language processing technology with Allscripts' acute and ambulatory EHR tools; M*Modal also plans to integrate its speech and language processing technology with Merge Healthcare's imaging and radiology applications.

Personnel

Hedy Foreman -- former senior vice president and CIO at Health Dialog, a care management and employee wellness company -- has been named COO at IncentOne, a provider of wellness incentive applications; InCentOne also has named David Guda -- former IT executive at Altria and Pepsi -- as CTO, and Courtney Fawcett -- former senior finance manager at Health Dialog -- as CFO...Mary Carr -- who previously worked at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh -- has been named chief nursing officer at iSirona, a provider of medical device integration applications.

David Classen -- former chief medical officer and senior partner at health IT firm CSC Healthcare -- has been named chief medical information officer at Pascal Metrics, a provider of patient safety and clinical improvement services; Stanley Pestonik -- cofounder and former CEO of TheraDoc -- has been named senior advisor at Pascal Metrics...Wayne Kubick -- former senior director of product strategy at Oracle Health Sciences -- has been named CTO at Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium, a not-for-profit developer of data standards...Leigh Ann Myers -- former senior clinical product expert at PatientSafe Solutions -- has been named vice president and chief clinical officer at PerfectServe, a provider of clinical communication and information systems.

James Langabeer -- former director of the Center for Emergency Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center's School of Public Health -- has been named president and CEO of Greater Houston Healthconnect, a state health information exchange network...Gerard Livaudais -- executive vice president of product management at Quantros, a developer of health care quality and safety applications -- has been named CMO and senior vice president for content and product management at the company...Tom Berger, a registered nurse, has been named chief nursing officer of Extension, a provider of health care communication software.


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