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Vendor Notebook: Blue Shield of California to deploy MedeAnalytics' medical management solution

MedeAnalytics, an Emeryville, Calif.-based provider of healthcare performance management solutions, has announced that Blue Shield of California will deploy the company’s Medical Management Analytics solution for use in its Healthcare Services division.
Benchmark Revenue Management, a San Diego-based developer of healthcare administration technology, has signed a two-year partnership agreement with Nebo Systems, an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based division of Passport Health Communications, to combine Nebo’s eCare Claims Management System bill editor and back-end clearinghouse with Benchmark’s workflow and reporting technology.
Gemino Healthcare Finance, based in Philadelphia, has provided a $5 million revolving line of credit to Benchmark Healthcare Management, LLC, of Chesterfield, Mo., which operates 14 skilled nursing facilities and one assisted living facility in three states. The funding will be used to pay off existing debt and for working capital purposes.
Aprima Medical Software, a Dallas-based developer of electronic health record, practice management and revenue cycle management solutions for medical practices, has announced that the company’s EHR has been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) as ONC-ATCB  2011/2012-compliant.
VHA, Inc., a national healthcare network based in Irving, Tex., has launched Patient Flow Collaborative, a new offering designed to support members’ efforts to improve patient flow, reduce costs and improve patient satisfaction. VHA has also announced an expanded relationship with CDW Healthcare of Vernon Hills, Ill., to deliver IT products and services to the VHA-supported Mid-America Service Solutions consolidated service center, which includes 16 VHA members in Kansas and Missouri.
MedAssets, Inc., based in Atlanta, has announced the launch of CrossWalk Pharmacy and Strategic Information on Pharmacy, two new solutions designed to, respectively, help providers improve revenue integrity for pharmacy-related supplies and aggregate and analyze pharmacy spend data.
Healthation, a Chicago-based provider of payer administration systems, has launched an ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010 initiative designed to help its healthcare payer customers prepare for the transition to new coding and transaction standards. As part of the initiative, the company’s AcceleHealth payer administration platform now supports ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding, and the company has announced a timeline for related HIPAA 5010 Level 1 and II compliance work with its clients.
Kronos, a Chelmsford, Mass.-based developer of workforce management solutions, has released version 8.7 of its Workforce Acquisition software, as well as version 6.2 of its Workforce Central suite.
Phytel, a Dallas-based developer of healthcare IT solutions for physicians, will be a sponsor in the American Medical Group Association’s ACO collaborative.
Ballast Point Ventures, a St. Petersburg, Fla.-based later stage venture capital fund has announced that Watermark Medical, Inc., a Boca Raton, Fla.-based medical products and services company serving the sleep-disordered breathing market, has completed a $6 million equity investment.
Ontario Systems, a Muncie, Ind.-based provider of accounts receivables and revenue recovery solutions for the collections and healthcare industries, has announced a partnership with Connance, a Waltham, Mass.-based provider of healthcare pay solutions, to embed Connance Scoring into Ontario’s new Collect SAVVY product and explore other integrations.
IntelliSoft, a Nashua, N.H.-based provider of medical credentialing and provider enrollment software products, has contracted with Golden Living, a Fort Smith, Ark.-based provider of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, to implement the company’s credentialing suite, which includes IntelliCred, IntelliApp and IntelliContract.
EHS, a Birmingham, Ala.-based provider of practice management and electronic health record management systems for physician practices, has changed its name to SuccessEHS. The name change also applies to the company’s flagship product, CareRevolution.
Kryptiq, a Portland, Ore.-based developer of healthcare collaboration tools, has announced that the Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona has implemented the company’s IT products, allowing the seven-physician practice to coordinate care for patients between multiple locations.
Hyland Software, a Cleveland-based developer of enterprise content management solutions, has acquired the Computer Systems Company (CSC Group), a Cleveland-based provider of business and clinical software and document conversion services. Including revenue cycle management tools.
The Wellsoft Corporation, based in Somerset, N.J., has announced that the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology has certified version 11 of the company’s EDIS as a 2011 Emergency Department Electronic Health Record.
Ingenix, based in Eden Prairie, Minn., has announced that the National Quality Forum has endorsed eight separate company-developed performance measures used by healthcare stakeholders to handle disease management and coordination of care. The measures address diabetes, hypertension, migraine headaches, acute cerebral ischemic events and pregnancy management. The company has also announced the acquisition of A-Life Medical, a San Diego-based developer of computer-assisted coding (CAC) software.  Also, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has designated Ingenix CareTracker version 7 as a CCHIT-certified 2011 ambulatory EHR.
Upp Technology, a Downers Grove, Ill.-based provider of emergency preparedness and response technology solutions, has announced that the Salt Lake Valley Health Department in Utah has selected the IRMS 360/Enterprise solution suite to manage the county’s emergency response supply chain and patient tracking.
RelayHealth, the Atlanta-based healthcare connectivity subsidiary of McKesson, has ann0ounced that Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., has chosen the company’s RevRunner revenue cycle management solution to automate financial clearance services.
API Healthcare, a Hartford, Wis.-based provider of workforce management solutions, has announced that 35 provider and contingent staffing clients have recently gone live with company’s solutions. In addition, the company has announced that Methodist Hospital of Southern California is now live with API Healthcare’s Human Resources and Payroll solutions.
Brainware, based in Ashburn, Va., and Ascend Software, of Brea, Calif., have announced a partnership to deliver the Brainware Distiller intelligent data capture solution along with Ascend’s SmartTouch A/P business process automation solution to the Gunderson Lutheran Health System, based in LaCrosse, Wis.
My Health Direct, based in Brookfield, Wis., has signed an agreement with the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange to deploy the company’s technology to help Milwaukee-area individuals who have use hospital emergency departments to access primary care follow-up appointments in the community.
The Curaspan Health Group, a Newton, Mass.-based provider of healthcare IT solutions designed to link patient-transition networks for hospitals, post-acute providers and suppliers, has announced that almost 350 hospitals in 35 states and the District of Columbia are now using the company’s software.
Wolters Kluwer Health, based in Philadelphia, has announced that Goodman Gastroenterology in Chattanooga, Tenn., has selected the company’s ProVation MD software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding.
HealthCare Insight of Salt Lake City, a division of Verisk Health that providers fraud, abuse and overpayment prevention services to private and public healthcare payers, has been awarded full accreditation in HIPAA privacy for business associate and health utilization management modules from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization.
The WebMD Health Corp., based in New York, has launched a new healthcare reform resource to help online visitors understand healthcare reform provisions being enacted by the government.
NextGen Healthcare, based in Horsham, Pa., has been named a preferred vendor of electronic health records by the Ohio Health Information Partnership, one of two federally designated regional extension centers in that state. In addition, NextGen’s parent company, Quality Systems, Inc., has signed a partnership with Solana Beach, Calif.-based to market NextGen’s Practice Management solution and QSI’s Dental solution to providers participating in PriceDoc’s online services.
HealthPlan Services, a Tampa, Fla.-based provider of acquisition, administration and retention solutions and services to insurers in the individual, small business, association and union trust markets, has expanded its comprehensive administrative services agreement with Nationwide Life Insurance.
The Carefx Corporation, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based provider of interoperable workflow solutions, has launched a new business intelligence dashboard, Physician Insight Plus, available to members of the University HealthSystem Consortium, which represents approximately 90 percent of the nation’s nonprofit academic medical centers. The dashboard is an extension of UHC’s Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager.
Pharmacy OneSource, Inc., based in Bellevue, Wash., has announced that Greer Memorial Hospital in Greer, S.C., has adopted the company’s Veriform checklist management solution to streamline compliance inspections.
TeleHealth Services, a Raleigh, N.C.-based provider of healthcare-grade televisions and interactive patient education solutions, has extended its seven-year partnership with St. Vincent’s HealthCare of Jacksonville, Fla., to enhance patient education initiatives with version 7 of the company’s TIGR technology at St. Vincent’s Medical center and the new St. Luke’s Hospital.
HealthWyse, a Wilmington, Mass.-based provider of home health and hospice agency automation software, has secured a patent for its Remote Personnel Tracking program, designed to help homecare agencies keep track of their employees and prevent Medicare fraud.
MedQuist, a Mount Laurel, N.J.-based provider of integrated clinical documentation solutions for healthcare providers, has entered into definitive agreements relating to a $310 million financing, consisting of a $225 million senior secured credit facility, led by the General Electric Capital Corporation and SunTrust Bank, and the issuance of $85 million of senior subordinated notes. Proceeds will be used to refinance the debt incurred in the April 2010 acquisition of the assets of Spheris.
Companion Data Services, based in Columbia, S.C., has won a three-year contract to continue hosting an electronic data warehouse that supports Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program.
APP Design, based in Itasca, Ill., has been selected to design and develop a real-time patient consent interface for Buffalo, N.Y.-based WNYHealtheNet through its RHIOnet product.
Sage Healthcare, based in Tampa, Fla., has been named a preferred vendor by the Ohio Health Information Partnership, enabling the company to market its Intergy Meaningful Use Edition electronic health record and practice management solut6ions to the Ohio-based regional extension center’s participating healthcare providers.
Kimberly-Clark Health Care of Roswell, Ga., has announced an academic partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design to develop sustainable design solutions for repurposing hospital sterilization wrap.
The Premier healthcare alliance, based in Charlotte, N.C., has announced that its Premier Construction Services unit has engaged in more than 60 projects nationwide, exceeding $12 billion in new construction, since its launch in 2007.

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