M&A, Financial Reports and Funding
Omnicell, a provider of medication and supply management tools and health care analytics software, has acquired MTS Medication Technologies, a medication adherence packaging systems provider, for $156 million...SAP -- a provider of reporting and enterprise resource planning software for health care and other sectors -- will acquire Ariba, a software-as-a-service commerce network, for $4.3 billion.
BodyMedia, a vendor of wearable body monitors, has completed a $12 million funding round with contributions from multiple investors...Ingenious Med, a health IT firm, has raised $1.3 million in venture funding.
Stilwell Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma and Cooper Green Mercy Hospital in Alabama will deploy Medsphere Systems' EHR software...the Oregon Health Authority has selected Harris Healthcare Solutions to implement the state's health information exchange...NIH has awarded A-TEK, a provider of scientific data management and IT services, a government-wide acquisitions contract worth up to $20 billion over 10 years...the New Mexico Human Services Department has awarded Xerox a 58-month, $105 million contract renewal to manage and enhance the state's Medicaid claims processing system.
Lakeland Healthcare Group in Illinois has selected Merge Healthcare's integrated suite of cloud-hosted radiology imaging and IT systems...San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Texas has deployed PerfectServe's clinical communications service...Miners' Colfax Medical Center in New Mexico has selected Net Medical Xpress' clinical telehealth services...Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital has selected Surgical Information Systems' anesthesia information management system...CDS Monarch, a not-for-profit human services organization, has selected DigitalPersona's authentication and access management tools to provide secure access to EHRs...Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Kentucky will deploy Accent on Integration's health care integration platform.
Product Development and Marketing
Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, a medical application developer, has partnered with Preventice, a developer of mobile health applications and patient monitoring systems, to develop wearable sensors for patient monitoring; Mihealth Global Systems also partnered with Preventice to deliver mobile health technologies to the Canadian market...MedicExchange, a health IT services provider, has launched a marketing and distribution partnership with UBM Medica US, a media and communications organization.
MMRGlobal, a provider of personal health records and electronic safe deposit box storage services, has partnered with Elevate, a vendor of remote home security services, to offer remote access to PHRs...AlliedHIE, a national health information exchange firm, has partnered with ICA, a vendor of health information exchange and care management tools, to launch a nationwide health information exchange.
Shantanu Paul -- a former vice president of product development at EHR provider Allscripts -- has been named senior vice president of product development at Vitera Healthcare Solutions, a provider of EHR and practice management software and services...Sally Else -- former executive vice president of business development at Eldorado, a vendor of health insurance software -- has been named president of the company...Marc Olesen -- former senior vice president and general manager of network and cloud security at McAfee, an Internet security firm -- has been named president and COO at DNAnexus, a data management and analysis firm.
Neal Patterson -- co-founder of health IT firm Cerner -- has announced plans to retire as the company's CEO within the next 10 years...Anand Shroff -- former vice president of products at Optum, a vendor of EHR and health information exchange tools -- has been named chief technology and product officer at Health Fidelity, a provider of clinical natural language processing technologies...Karen Proffitt -- former EHR system director at Exempla Healthcare in Colorado -- has been named vice president of consulting services at Just Associates, a health information management and integrity firm.
Philip Beckett -- former executive director for commercial solutions at Baylor College of Medicine -- has been named CTO at Greater Houston Healthconnect, a community-based health information exchange organization... Ryan Miller -- former staff vice president at health insurer WellPoint -- has been named senior vice president of strategy and corporate development for Availity, a health information network.