M&A, Financial Reports and Funding
Roper Industries -- a provider of products and services for various industries -- will acquire Sunquest Information Systems, a developer of diagnostic and health care laboratory software, for $1.4 billion in cash and tax benefits...Health IT company MTBC has acquired revenue cycle management company HealthCare Solutions for an undisclosed sum.
Clinical systems provider Merge Healthcare reported a Q2 2012 adjusted net income of $1.7 million on $62.9 million in revenue, compared with a Q2 2011 adjusted net income of $5 million on $55.6 million in revenue.
Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey and the University of South Alabama Health System have selected Omnicell's automated medication management tools...Aria Health in Philadelphia has selected Prodigo Solutions' e-commerce applications...Mercy -- a Catholic health care system with 31 hospitals and more than 200 clinics in four states -- will deploy Humedica MinedShare's clinical intelligence system at its hospitals...Duke University Health System in North Carolina has selected Health Language's health care terminology management technology to support the health system's transition to ICD-10 code sets.
Franciscan Alliance, a network of 13 hospitals in Indiana and Illinois, has selected Merge Healthcare's EHR image-enabling technology...NIH has awarded CACI International a $45 million contract to provide operations and maintenance support services for the institute's financial management software system...L.A. Care Health Plan has selected TriZetto Group's health IT software and services...Purdue Regional Extension Center in Indiana has selected SA Ignite's meaningful use reporting software to help health care providers attest to meaningful use requirements...Inland Empire Health Plan in California has selected ForaCare's chronic disease management and telehealth systems.
Product Development and Marketing
Perficient, an IT consulting firm, has partnered with NASCO, a provider of claims processing and membership tools for health plans, to develop an integrated services program for health plans...eMix, a cloud-based electronic health information exchange, has partnered with PACSGear, a provider of imaging connectivity tools for EHR systems, to participate in the Open Image Exchange, a cloud-based information and medical image exchange network...CareEvolve has announced a partnership to integrate ZoomMed's electronic prescribing service with CareEvolve's physician portal.
Royal Philips Electronics has partnered with technology services provider Nuvodia to provide Philips' picture archiving and communication system to various health care institutions...MDI Achieve, a software provider for eldercare organizations, has partnered with COMS Interactive, a provider of software and other systems for skilled nursing facilities, to provide clinical intelligence and other tools to existing and new customers...iMed Software has announced a partnership to integrate Alpha II's health care coding and compliance technology with iMed's EHR system.
Amanda LeBlanc -- former marketing specialist at health IT consulting firm Encore Health Resources -- has been named managing director of marketing and communications at CTG Health Solutions, a health IT consulting firm...W. William Haines -- former vice president of marketing and product development at Elsevier Health Sciences, a publisher of health science publications -- has been named vice president of marketing at Clinical Care Options, an interactive medical education and clinical decision support firm.
Jonathan Barnes -- formerly of Maxim Healthcare Services, a provider of home health care, medical staffing and wellness services -- has been named vice president of sales at Care Technology Systems, a provider of remote patient monitoring services...Brett Furst -- former vice president of health care at Covisint, a division of Compuware that offers cloud-based tools for the health care industry -- has been named CEO at ArborMetrix, a health care analytics and software provider...Larry Wolk -- a clinical professor in the pediatrics department at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and former president and COO at Correctional Healthcare Companies, a services provider for state corrections agencies -- has been named CEO of the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization.
Lori Jones -- who previously worked at health IT firm McKesson Provider Technologies -- has been named chief commercialization officer at AirStrip Technologies, a mobile technology developer for the health care industry; Matthew Patterson -- who previously worked at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company -- has been named senior vice president for business transformation at AirStrip Technologies; Rudy Watkins, who previously served as a leader of the patient care solutions IT sales and marketing division for GE Healthcare, has been named senior vice president of business development for AirStrip Technologies.
Chris Skiffington, former leader of the southeast zone for GE Healthcare's health care IT division, has been named senior vice president and national sales manager for Precyse, a provider of health information management technology and services; Debra Stenner, former principal at Four Winds Consulting, has been named vice president of business planning and product strategy at Precyse; James Crook, former CEO of IDX Systems Corporation, a software and services provider for the health care industry, has been appointed to the Precyse Advisory Council.