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.

American CareSource Holdings, Inc. of Dallas has signed a new agreement with the Ohio-based Emerald Health Network to provide ancillary care services to EHN’s Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and payer client base.

Sage Software of St. Petersburg, Fla. has announced a partnership with Applianz Technologies, Inc. of Wichita, Kan. to offer Sage Abra HRMS, the company’s human resource management system for mid-sized businesses and organizations, as a turn-key hardware and software solution.

Carl Marks & Co., Inc. of New York has announced the addition of Carl Marks Healthcare Partners, LLC to the firm’s business units. CMHP will focus on operational and financial performance improvement and turnaround management for the healthcare industry.

Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth, Inc. has announced that Wayne State University’s Physician Group in Detroit will implement the company’s athenaCollector software to create a centrally-hosted practice management and billing service for the network.

Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on healthcare, has acquired RDA Sterling Holdings Corp., d/b/a Sterling Healthcare, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based provider of emergency medicine and hospitalist services.

Chamberlin Edmonds & Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based provider of specialized eligibility determination services to hospitals, has been acquired by the Charterhouse Group, Inc., a New York-based private equity firm, along with Highlander Partners and MTS Health Investors.

SXC Health Solutions Corp., a Lisle, Ill.-based provider of pharmacy benefits management services, has announced an agreement for its Health Care Information Technology (HCIT) group to provide ongoing business and technology services to Prescription Solutions, Inc., a UnitedHealth Group company.

Sinaiko Healthcare Consulting, Inc. of Los Angeles has introduced “Strategic Analytics,” a service designed to help clients analyze complex business challenges and data in order to make sound business decisions.

MarCap LLC, a Chicago-based company which offers flexible financial solutions for ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, hospitals and cancer and dialysis centers seeking to buy equipment, has been acquired by Tygris Commercial Finance Group, Inc. of New York.

Patient Access Solutions, Inc., a Hauppauge, N.Y.-based provider of healthcare and financial processing solutions for the healthcare, homecare and dental industries, has changed its stock symbol to PASO to reflect the company’s name change from Blue Mountain Resources, Inc. and to reflect a forward stock split of 7.25-1.

Misys Healthcare Systems of Raleigh, N.C. has unveiled a Reseller Partner Program for its Misys MyWay integrated EMR solution, allowing members in the program to be authorized resellers.

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