Health IT Business News – July 25, 2017
Frost & Sullivan Honors Linguamatics for Developing a Best-in-Class NLP-based Data Mining Platform for the Healthcare Industry
Based on its recent analysis of the Big Data text analytics market for the healthcare industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Linguamatics (@linguamatics) with the 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology Leadership. Linguamatics stands out in the natural language processing market for its technology expertise and commitment to delivering exceptional value to clients in the US healthcare industry. The highly flexible and scalable Linguamatics Health platform, powered by I2E, is helping healthcare providers and payers to transition to value-based care. Tweet This
KKR has eye on health with WebMD, Nature’s Bounty deals
Private equity firm KKR & Co (@KKR_Co) has agreed to buy WebMD Health Corp (@WebMD) for about $2.8 billion, bringing a slew of popular online health information websites under one umbrella, and separately said it would buy a major stake in Nature’s Bounty Company. The WebMD deal is five months after the New York-based company said it would explore strategic options amid a slowdown in advertising paid for by pharmaceutical companies. KKR will fold WebMD’s websites, including WebMD.com and Medscape.com, into its Internet Brands unit, which houses sites such as DentalPlans.com and AllAboutCounseling.com.
NantWorks Acquires Majority Interest in Verity Health’s Management Company Committing to Invest in Hospital System’s Continued Revitalization
Stating that, “Nothing is more critical than ensuring that hospitals have the ability to treat patients with the utmost care and state of the art science,” Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong recently announced that NantWorks, LLC (@NantHealth), has acquired a majority stake in Integrity Healthcare, LLC, Verity Health System’s management company, creating a unique opportunity for collaboration to make Verity Health a leader in innovative healthcare delivery, including personalized patient-centered healthcare solutions for every individual.
Healthcare IT firm eMids Technologies acquires analytics company Encore
Emids (@emids) recently acquired Encore Health Resources, a health information analytics and technology consulting company. Encore helps providers plan, implement, and optimize clinical data systems to meet the evolving healthcare IT landscape. It develops analytics to fulfill their growing information and reporting needs. The enterprise brings a team of experts with specialized knowledge in clinical and business applications, and the rich experience of working with large and diverse healthcare systems.
— emids (@emids) July 21, 2017
DXC Technology Acquires Tribridge to Solidify its Position as a Leading Systems Integrator for Microsoft Dynamics 365
DXC Technology (@DXCTechnology) , an end-to-end IT services company, recently announced that it has acquired Tribridge, one of the largest independent integrators of Microsoft Dynamics 365. The combination of Tribridge with the existing DXC Eclipse business solidifies DXC’s position as a leading global systems integrator for Microsoft Dynamics. The acquisition includes the Tribridge affiliate company, Concerto Cloud Services. Under the acquisition agreement, which is effective immediately, Tribridge will be known as Tribridge, a DXC Technology Company. Financial terms were not disclosed.
AxisPoint Health and myStrength Partner to Offer Digital Behavioral Healthcare Resources
AxisPoint Health (@AxisPointHealth), a provider of care management services to payers and other risk-bearing entities, along with myStrength, Inc., an innovative leader in digital behavioral healthcare, announced a partnership to provide myStrength’s mental health and wellness resources to members of health plans utilizing AxisPoint Health’s transformed CarePoint care management services.
Modus and CloudMine Announce Partnership to Boost Digital Innovation for Health Care
Modus (@modusassociates), the digital innovation studio, and CloudMine (@CloudMine), a health care cloud platform that helps organizations build secure and connected digital health applications, announced the launch of a partnership to build HIPAA-compliant, digital solutions for health care organizations on the forefront of improving the provider-patient experience. The partnership between these two leaders in digital health care innovation will accelerate transformation and deliver solutions throughout the patient care continuum and remove the barriers to digital innovation.
— Modus (@ModusAssociates) July 20, 2017
Electronic Health Records System to Enhance Quality of Care at State Facilities
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced the selection of Cerner (@Cerner) as the supplier of its electronic health records system for its seven care and treatment facilities, which serve people living with psychiatric disorders and intellectual disabilities. The 10-year, $33 million contract calls for the implementation of an electronic health records system for Central Wisconsin Center in Madison, Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, Northern Wisconsin Center in Chippewa Falls, Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston, Southern Wisconsin Center in Union Grove, Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Winnebago, and the Wisconsin Resource Center in Winnebago.
Availity Successfully Raises $200 Million of Debt Financing
Availity (@availity) the nation’s largest payer and provider engagement network, announced it has closed a five year $200 million senior secured revolving credit facility. The facility includes an accordion feature which allows for an additional $100 million of capacity when exercised. The revolver will be largely undrawn at close. Availity is the leading healthcare technology and engagement platform for tackling the complexities of synthesizing and sharing data between health plans and their provider networks. The company enables users to simultaneously transact administrative, financial, and clinical information with rich insights, automation, and standardization.
Teleradiology Solutions and Zebra Medical Vision Announce First Artificial Intelligence Deployment at Scale to Improve Medical Imaging Diagnosis in 20 Developing Countries
Zebra Medical Vision (@ZebraMedVision) and Telerad Tech, the technology arm of India’s first and largest teleradiology company – Teleradiology Solutions corporation (@teleradsol), announced that they have signed a partnership to bring Zebra-Med’s cloud based deep learning analytics engine to over 20 countries and 150 hospitals and healthcare organizations.
— Teleradiology sol (@teleradsol) July 5, 2017
GE Healthcare and Jefferson Health Launch Multi-Year Risk-Sharing Relationship
GE Healthcare and Jefferson Health have announced an eight-year, shared-risk relationship that will help Jefferson strategically transform healthcare delivery in the Philadelphia region for the benefit of patients and their families. The goal of this collaboration is to create a forward-looking, robust health system by removing redundancies and maximizing sourcing efficiencies. One of only five such long-term relationships in the U.S. and its largest, GE Healthcare and Jefferson have the potential to generate $500 million to $1 billion in efficiencies with Jefferson that can be directed toward services that best meet patient needs over the term of this relationship.
GE Healthcare Acquires Novia Strategies to Expand Clinical Consulting Capabilities
GE Healthcare (@gehccamdengroup) announced it is expanding its U.S. healthcare consulting business with the acquisition of Novia Strategies, a 22-year-old healthcare consulting firm founded and led by clinicians with deep experience helping organizations transform while delivering critical outcomes. The acquisition helps GE Healthcare deliver on its commitment to be the leading provider of outcomes-based solutions and to help healthcare organizations meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare for their patients.
— GEHC Camden Group (@GEHCCamdenGroup) July 10, 2017