Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of April 6, 2012

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M&A, Financial Reports and Funding

Oracle, a software developer, will acquire ClearTrial, a provider of cloud-based clinical trial management software, for an undisclosed sum...Acentia, a provider of technology and management services, has acquired 2020 Company, a health IT contractor, for an undisclosed sum...Salient Federal Solutions, a provider of federal IT and engineering services, has acquired ATS, a provider of IT services to health insurers and government organizations, for an undisclosed sum.

Asterino & Associates, a physician billing services provider, will acquire Doctor Solutions, a medical billing and EHR services provider, for an undisclosed sum...Santa Rosa Consulting, a management consulting and IT services provider serving the health care industry, has acquired InfoPartners, a health IT services provider, for an undisclosed sum.

Contracts

Allegis Group, a staffing services provider, has selected Castlight Health's personalized health care shopping platform...the Southeast Michigan Beacon Community will deploy Covisint's cloud-based technology to manage its health information exchange system...the Air Force Medical Service has tapped CACI International and 12 other companies for a five-year, $985 million contract to provide health IT support services...Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital in South Korea has selected IBM's software and hardware products...Duke University Health System has selected Wolters Kluwer Health's electronic order sets system.

Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services has selected e-MD's EHR and practice management systems...Pacific Medical Centers in Washington state have deployed WebChartMD's partial dictation system for clinical documentation and EHRs...Jefferson Radiology in Connecticut has selected TeraMedica's vendor neutral image sharing architecture.

Product Development and Marketing

NoMoreClipboard, a provider of Web-based personal health record management systems, will partner with Healthx, a developer of online health care portals, to provide a PHR platform to health plans and employers...Instem, a health IT services provider, has partnered with Apelon, a provider of terminology and data interoperability tools, to develop clinical decision support tools...Cognosante, a health IT services provider, has partnered with 3M Health Information Systems to help states prepare for the transition to ICD-10 code sets...HP is collaborating with the American Medical Association to provide AMA members with discounts on the company's technology products.

Personnel

Debra Dulac -- former director of nursing informatics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center -- has been named director of the EHR system at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Vermont...Steve Starkey -- COO of Healthcare Management Systems, a vendor of community hospital information systems -- has been named interim president of the organization; Tom Stephenson recently stepped down from his position as CEO of the organization...Eileen Cassidy Rivera -- former vice president of communications and investor relations at Vangent, a provider of health IT and business systems for federal agencies -- has been named vice president of marketing and communications at Cognosante, a health IT services provider.

Joel Saltz -- director of the Center for Comprehensive Informatics and professor and chair of biomedical informatics at Emory University -- has been appointed to the scientific and technology advisory board at Appistry, a provider of data management services for the health care industry and other sectors...Jean Schat -- former Northeast general manager and senior regional director at Curaspan Health Group, a provider of electronic patient transition networks -- has been named regional vice president of sales for the Northeast region at PerfectServe, a provider of clinical communication services.


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