M&A, Financial Reports and Funding
Healthsense, a health care remote monitoring company, has raised $7 million in new funding with contributions from the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund and Fallon Community Health Plan...MD On-Line, a health IT services provider, has acquired Intivia -- a provider of EHR and practice management software, as well as revenue cycle management and medical transcription services -- for an undisclosed sum.
Skylight Healthcare Systems, a provider of interactive patient care systems, has secured $5 million in funding from IT investment firm Duchossois Capital Partners.
Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Missouri will implement Prognosis Health Information Systems' clinical information and financial system...CommUnityCare, which operates clinics in Texas, has selected NextGen Healthcare Information Systems' revenue cycle management services...Community Hospital Grand Junction in Colorado has selected Surgical Information Systems' perioperative information system...QS/1 Data Systems, a provider of health care automation tools, has selected ABILITY Network's Web-based verification applications.
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust -- a National Health Service hospital and community services trust in the United Kingdom -- has selected TPP and Accenture to implement a patient administration and health data sharing system...the Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a contract to Systems Made Simple to provide maintenance and support services for VA's business and benefits delivery system...The New York eHealth Collaborative has selected MedAllies' health data exchange services for the Statewide Health Information Network of New York.
Loma Linda University Medical Center in California has selected Nuvon's medical device connectivity and interoperability systems...Novant Health -- a not-for-profit hospital system serving Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia -- will implement IQMax's clinical communication tools...Palomar Medical Center in California has selected Cisco's patient and administrative communication tools......CMS has awarded a five-year, $43 million contract to HP Enterprise Services to provide information management, maintenance and integration work for the agency's EHR incentive programs.
Product Development and Marketing
Alpha II will integrate its health care claim scrubbing technology with Data Strategies' ambulatory EHR and practice management system...Michigan Health Connect, the state's largest health information exchange provider, has announced a partnership to provide large-scale integrated health system data exchange using Greenway Medical Technologies' EHR practice management and interoperability tools.
Unibased Systems Architecture has agreed to integrate its enterprise scheduling and health care coordination tools with Document Storage Systems' health IT and systems integration software for the purpose of sales to hospitals using the Department of Veterans Affairs' VistA hospital information system...Xerox has partnered with HealthPlan Services -- a provider of technology and services for insurers and managed care organizations -- to provide tools and services to help insurers and consumers participate in online health insurance exchanges.
Shoaib Shaikh -- former pharmacy data mapping and EHR analyst/trainer at Harvard Medical School -- has been named CIO of Physician Champion, a health IT consulting firm...John Reynolds -- former president at FIS Healthcare, a technology provider for the health care industry -- has been named CEO of Cielostar, a health care payment and benefits technology company...Raul Recarey -- former president of the Missouri Health Information Exchange -- has been named executive director of the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority.
Patrick Spangler -- former CFO at Epocrates, a provider of point-of-care technology for physicians -- has been named senior vice president and CFO at Healthland, a provider of health IT tools for rural hospitals...Stephan Bour -- former CIO of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and director of NHLBI's Center for Biomedical Informatics -- has been named executive director of clinical informatics at Digital Infuzion, a provider of biomedical informatics applications.
Duane Kullberg -- a board member at the Chicago Board Options Exchange and Artio Global Investors -- has been appointed to the board of directors at ApeniMED, a health IT company...David Fusari -- former principal architect at Microsoft Healthcare Solutions Group -- has been named executive vice president and CTO at ABILITY Network, a Web-based health network operator...Mike Dietrich -- former CFO/COO of Troxell Communications, an audiovisual equipment company -- will help lead MMRGlobal's efforts to sell its personal health record products and services.