M&A, Financial Reports and Funding
McKesson, a health care services and health IT provider, will acquire MedVentive, a provider of population and risk management tools for the health care industry, for an undisclosed sum...AccelPath, a provider of digital telepathology services, has acquired DigiPath Solutions -- a provider of digital telepathology, laboratory development and management services -- for an aggregate purchase price of $2.4 million in cash, stock and a promissory note...Nuance Communications -- a provider of voice and language applications for the health care industry and other sectors -- will acquire Quantim, the health information management unit of QuadraMed, a provider of health IT software and services, for an undisclosed sum.
Agilum -- a provider of health care business services for payroll, health information systems and attendance that formerly was known as Anthem Healthcare Intelligence -- has raised $4.8 million in new equity...PingMD, also known as Dauphin Health -- a provider of mobile physician-patient communication tools -- has raised $1.33 million in funding.
The state of Nevada has awarded Xerox a $72 million contract to design and implement the Web portal and other technology for the state's health insurance exchange...the Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange in Michigan will implement ICA's health information system interoperability tools...the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center has selected Agilex to provide IT services for biomedical research, health sciences and other areas...Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in New Hampshire has selected Surgical Information Systems' perioperative management system and automated anesthesia documentation services.
Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System in Baltimore has selected 3M Health Information Systems' integrated coding, clinical documentation improvement and performance monitoring system...Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Texas has selected Wolters Kluwer Health's procedure documentation and clinical decision support tools...Tampa General Hospital in Florida has selected RelayHealth's interoperability platform to facilitate health information exchange...Munson Healthcare, a Michigan-based health care system, has implemented EMC's health IT technologies and medical applications...Brookings Health System in South Dakota has selected ClearDATA Networks' health care cloud computing platform and services.
Product Development and Marketing
DocASAP is partnering with health plan services company MagnaCare to provide DocASAP's physician-appointment scheduling services on MagnaCare's website...Nightingale Informatix, a Canada-based EHR company, has partnered with Fluent Medical -- a U.S.-based provider of health care communication tools -- to create an anesthesiology-specific charge capture application...the Michigan Health Information Network, a state-based health information exchange, has announced a partnership to provide HT Systems' biometric patient identification management system to health care providers statewide.
Michael Gardner -- CEO of The Apothecary Shoppe, a Michigan-based pharmacy chain -- has been reappointed to the state's Health Information Technology Commission for a four-year term, pending state Senate consent...Daniel Morefield -- former president and CEO of Leads360, a sales lead management company -- has been named executive vice president and COO of Quality Systems, an EHR software developer...Barbara Stinnett -- CEO and managing partner of the Timmaron Group, which advises CEOs, boards and investors -- has been appointed to the board of directors at ApeniMED, a vendor of health care interoperability and workflow management services.
Mike Etue -- former vice president of sales and marketing for provider markets at health IT company OptumInsight -- has been named executive vice president of sales at M*Modal, a provider of clinical documentation tools...Maryalice Anderson -- former director of health care practice at Highpoint Solutions, an IT services provider for the health care and life sciences industries -- has been named vice president of clinical solutions for MedHOK, a health care software company.