Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of April 13, 2012

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M&A, Financial Reports and Funding

AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, a provider of billing, practice management and coding services, has acquired COMPUDATA, a medical billing services provider, for an undisclosed sum...Technology company 3M has acquired CodeRyte, a developer of computer-assisted coding applications for health care providers, for an undisclosed sum.

Sensiotec, a developer of wireless remote patient monitoring systems, has completed a $1.5 million funding round with contributions from multiple investors.

Contracts

The Independent Physicians Association of Nassau/Suffolk Counties in New York has selected Greenway Medical Technologies' EHR, practice management and interoperability system...St. Gregory Retreat Center in Iowa will deploy Brain Resource's cognitive assessment applications...HHS' Office of the Inspector General has awarded DMI a multimillion-dollar contract to modernize and maintain the office's IT systems...San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates will deploy Henry Schein MicroMD's practice management and EHR systems.

Blue Mountain Hospital in Utah has selected Prognosis Health Information Systems' electronic clinical and financial systems...Mecosta County Medical Center in Michigan has selected DigitalPersona's identity authentication and access management system...WellSpan Medical Group in Pennsylvania and Maryland has selected SA Ignite's meaningful use reporting and attestation software...Mercy, a multi-state health care system, has selected Merge Healthcare's imaging and interoperability system.

Product Development and Marketing

Alabama Power, an electricity provider, has partnered with Proventix Systems, a health IT provider, to help reduce health care-associated infections in 27 Alabama hospitals...RemitDATA, a provider of medical reimbursement and analytics services, has announced a partnership to integrate its  document management system with Definitive Homecare Solutions' billing and business management software.

Innovative Consulting Group, a health IT consulting firm, has partnered with Salumatics, a health information management firm, to provide the health care industry with resources related to implementing ICD-10 code sets...NexJ Systems, a provider of customer relationship management tools, has partnered with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston to help the hospital's patients obtain electronic access to their health records.

Personnel

Alexis Walker -- former executive vice president of sales and marketing at Oxyband Technologies, a medical technology company -- has been named vice president of sales at WellTok, a social health network developer...John Bennett -- CEO of New York-based health insurer CDPHP -- has been named to the board of directors of the New York eHealth Collaborative, a not-for-profit health IT organization...Margaret Campbell -- associate CIO at HealthAlliance Hospital in Massachusetts -- has been named to West Wireless Health Institute's Health Care Council, a coalition of health care leaders focused on using wireless technology to improve care; David Duncan -- corporate vice president of facilities at HealthAlliance Hospital -- also has been named to the health care council.

Jarrett Appleby  -- former chief marketing officer at Equinix, an IT services provider -- has been named COO at CoreSite Realty, a provider of data centers and interconnection services for the health care sector and other industries...David Houghton -- former CIO at Advocat, a provider of long-term and elder care services -- has been named COO at American HealthTech, a provider of health IT tools and services...Alexis Walker -- former executive vice president of sales and marketing at Oxyband Technologies, a medical technology company -- has been named vice president of sales at WellTok,  a social health network developer...Scott Pettingell -- former director of service delivery at health care supply chain management firm GHX -- has been named vice president of the consulting services business at MediClick, a provider of Web-based analytics and savings systems for the health care industry.


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