Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of January 30th 2015

imagesOTPA5VLRIora Health, a technology-focused primary care practice management firm, has raised $28 million in a Series C funding round with participation from multiple investors…Crossover Health, a mobile health application developer, has raised $15 million from Norwest Venture Partners.


University Medical Center Health System has awarded a 10-year contract to Cerner to align the health system’s EHR and clinical IT teams…the Health Care Improvement Foundation has selected ArboMetrix‘s cloud-based analytics platform for use at the Pennsylvania Regional Urology Collaborative…Michigan-based health network McLaren Physician Partners has selected Symphony Performance Health‘s population health management software and referral management analytics system.

Recondo Technology, a developer of revenue cycle management software, has selected Amendola Communications‘ health IT-focused public relations and marketing services…Nebraska Medicine health system has selected Ciena‘s private enterprise network and connectivity software…Vanderbilt University Medical Center has selected ArborMetrix‘s surgical performance management and analytics software.

Product Development and Marketing

Henry Schein will integrate its dental management tools as a software-as-a-service practice management system in ClearDATA Networks cloud computing services…CoverMyMeds will integrate its prior authorization platform with Epic‘s EHR system…the Center for Integrated Diagnostics at Massachusetts General Hospital has entered a partnership for access to InterSystems‘ health informatics platform for genomic research…HealthCarePoint, a technology vendor and clinical research networking company, has partnered with the Independent Physicians Association of America to develop quality and technology readiness programs for the association’s members.


Lauren Merlie, former policy director at the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, has been named policy manager of the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority, a state health information exchange; Melisa Rader, former executive policy specialist at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, has been named IT project manager of the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority…Thomas Mason, CMIO of the ambulatory and community health network at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago, has been named CMO of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Katherine Milkman, the James G. Campbell, Jr. assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania‘s Wharton School, Walid Gellad, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh‘s School of Medicine, Gabe Zichermann, chair of GSummit, a network of gamification experts, James Kalustian, former COO of RxAnte, a health IT vendor, and Michael Lewis, a current management consultant and former head of strategy and business development at Prodigy Health, a subsidiary of Aetna, have been named to the board of advisers of HealthPrize Technologies.

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