Vendor Notebook - Enclarity unveils Provider SelectFile

Enclarity, Inc. of Aliso Viejo, Calif. has unveiled Provider SelectFile, a subscription service that supplies demographics, other credentials and key identifiers for specific providers to enable point-of-time business functions for healthcare payers.

Thomson Reuters’ healthcare business, formerly known as Thomson Healthcare, has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide data analysis services to detect potential fraud and waste in the Medicaid program.

DialysisPPO, a Phoenixville, Pa.-based corporation offering const containment services to the health plan market, has filed a provisional patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office covering a business method designed to enable health plans to lower their exposure to the high cost of dialysis services while also improving benefits to plan participants.

Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. of Waltham, Mass. is in talks with private equity groups to form a $1.8 billion joint venture of its health management business. The company said it would receive $1.2 billion in cash from the joint venture, which would involve the company’s disease-management businesses Matria Healthcare, Alere Medical and Paradigm Health.

LVM Systems, a Mesa, Ariz.-based provider of healthcare call center solutions, is teaming up with CPM Marketing and MEDSEEK to extend the first instance of Cross Media CRM across all touch points to include the call center.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. of Chicago has announced that its proposed merger with the Raleigh, N.C.-based healthcare division of Misys PLC has cleared the regulatory review period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act without objection.

SSIMED, LLC of Windsor, Conn. has announced a strategic partnership with Precision.BI LLC of Wyomissing, Pa. to offer business intelligence to thousands of healthcare providers using SSIMED’s solutions. SSIMED will begin offering “Practice Intelligence” using the technology developed by Precision.BI.

FASTAFF, a Denver-based national healthcare staffing agency, has introduced a new Web-based service called Candidate Search Agent to make it easier for healthcare facilities to find qualified nurses.

The SCIOinspire Corp., a Hartford, Conn.-based provider of healthcare cost-containment services, has acquired Solucia, Inc., which provides care management analytics, actuarial and management consulting, development and evaluation of care and disease management programs and related technology applications for health plabs, employers and care management companies.

Premier Purchasing Partners, LP of Charlotte, N.C. has signed a new 33-month agreement with Philips Healthcare for enterprise image management solutions, including products for cardiology and radiology applications and an information solution for cardiology.

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