Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of May 17, 2013

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M&A, Financial Reports and Funding

Zephyr Technology, a provider of wearable remote monitoring devices, has secured $2.4 million in funding from undisclosed investors...Ringadoc, a provider of medical answering service software, has announced an additional $700,000 in funding for its seed round, bringing its total round of funding up to $1.9 million from multiple investors...LabStyle Innovations, a provider of smartphone based medical device and diabetes management systems, has raised $10 million from multiple investors through the sale of stock.

Contracts

VitalWare's claims auditing and ICD-10 financial risk assessment tool has been selected by Cottage Health System in California, Genesis Healthcare in multiple states, Kforce, a staffing firm, Labette Health in Kansas, Norman Regional, an Oklahoma health system, and Rice Memorial, a Minnesota hospital...Texas State University has selected eClinicalWorks' EHR system...Hanover Hospital in Pennsylvania has selected Capsule Tech's medical device integration software...Strategic Health Intelligence, an association focused on health IT interoperability, and Atlantic Coast Health Information Exchange in Florida have implemented Harris Corporation's Florida health information exchange patient look-up service.

Product Development and Marketing

Arcadia Solutions, a provider of quality improvement tools, has partnered with AppNeta, a software-as-a-service provider, to offer performance support for ambulatory practices' EHR applications...TigerText, a provider of secure health care messaging systems, has partnered with AirWatch, a mobility management provider, to develop secure communications tools for health care professionals...GlobalMed is partnering with the International Trust Fund Enhancing Human Security and the International Virtual e-Hospital Foundation to implement GlobalMed's telehealth products in hospitals in Cape Verde, an island chain off the coast of West Africa...DocbookMD, a provider of secure physician messaging services, has partnered with Medweb, a developer of smartphone and Web-enabled PACS, to develop a smartphone-enabled system for providing clinicians with medical test results...Healthwise, a provider of patient education and engagement tools, has announced a partnership to provide its clients with access to the National eHealth Collaborative's online diagnostic tool for measuring IT-enabled patient engagement.

Personnel

Lloyd Baker -- former senior corporate account manager with health IT provider Healthcare Management Systems -- has been named regional vice president of sales at nTelagent, a provider of point-of-service revenue cycle management software for health care providers...Greg Rassier -- former consultant on revenue cycle management services for health care providers -- has been named COO of Convergent Revenue Cycle Management, a provider of revenue cycle management and patient access services for health care providers...Anders Engen -- former employee at EHR provider athenahealth -- has been named vice president of client services for Advanced Practice Strategies, a provider of mobile and cloud-based health care performance management tools; Karen Budd -- former vice president for provider products at Health Dialog, a provider of population analytics and health care decision tools -- has been named vice president for product management at Advanced Practice Strategies.


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