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Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of December 18, 2015

Monday 04 January 2016


M&A, Financial Reports and Funding

The Tolan Group, a provider of recruiting services in the health IT industry, has acquired certain assets of Sanford Rose Associates' health IT search firm for an undisclosed sum...HealthFore Technologies, a health IT services and advisory firm, is merging with Oscar Investments to form HealthFore Technologies Ltd.

Chiron Health, a provider of telehealth services, has raised $2.3 million in seed funding from undisclosed investors...Faction, a provider of health care cloud services, has raised $6 million in a funding round with participation from multiple investors...MDX Medical, the parent company of a health care transparency and physician-rating service, has raised $41.8 million through sold equity...MD Insider, a provider of physician performance transparency services, has raised $12 million in a Series B equity funding round led by Summation Health Ventures...Vidyo, a provider of encrypted videoconferencing telehealth services, has raised $15 million in a funding round led byKaiser Permanente Ventures.

Doctena, a provider of mobile appointment-scheduling services, has raised $5 million from undisclosed investors in a mix of equity and debt...Mazlo, developer of an online behavior change coaching service, has raised $10 million in a funding round with participation from multiple investors...Edumedics, a provider of care management services, has raised $4.2 million in a Series A funding round led by Lunsford Capital...WellDoc, a mobile health firm, has raised $22 million in a Series B funding round led by Samsung Ventures.


Radiology Associates in Texas has selected Royal Solutions Group's patient portal...New Zealand Blood Service has selected HemaTerra Technologies' inventory management system...Kaleida Health in New York has selected Ascend Software's imaging and business process automation software...King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London has selected Allscripts' EHR system.

Product Development and Marketing

Samsung has partnered with Medtronic, a medical device manufacturer, to develop mobile tools for patients undergoing neuromodulation therapy...Merge Healthcare, a provider of an imaging services platform, has partnered with Greenway Health, a provider of an ambulatory information system, to develop an automated imaging ordering and results delivery process; Merge Healthcare will integrate its vendor-neutral referral management platform with MedAllies' health information services care technology and communications services providers UbiCare andTeleHealth Services have partnered to develop a patient education and engagement platform.


Lisa Gallagher, vice president of technology solutions at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society North America, and Arien Malec, vice president of data platform solutions at RelayHealth Clinical Solutions, have been named co-chairs of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's Health IT Standards Committee...Lisa Doggett -- former CMO at El Buen Samaritano, a not-for-profit health care provider in Texas -- has been named director of the Texas Medicaid Wellness Program at AxisPoint Health, a health care management company; Thomas McCrorey, former physician clinical reviewer at Magellan Health, has been named medical director of the Health Care Guidance Program at AxisPoint Health...Ron Thompson, an IT executive at HHS, has been named deputy IT chief at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Beverly Jordan, former chief clinical transformation officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care in Tennessee, has been named vice president, chief information and transformation officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care...Lynda Clarizio, president of U.S. media at Nielsen, a performance management company, has been added to the board of directors at CDW -- a healthcare, education and government technology vendor... Dan Orenstein -- former general counsel, senior vice president and board secretary at athenahealth -- has been named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Health Catalyst, a provider of data warehousing and analytics services.



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