Vendor briefs

By Jack Beaudoin
12:00 AM

Consulting firm partners with software makers
Healthcare consulting firm Beacon Partners, based in Norwood, Mass., has teamed up with two other Massachusetts firms to boost its offerings.

Beacon partnered with TeraHealth of Plymouth, Mass., to provide clients with software and services to streamline eligibility, referral and claims status work. Beacon will offer TeraHealth's automation of insurance verification technology. Beacon has also teamed up with Revenue Enhancement Strategies of Lynn, Mass. The partnership will provide hospitals, physician groups and health systems services and products to identify lost revenue, develop action plans, establish written policies and procedures and implement systems to monitor progress.

New product lines spur name change to Nauvalis
Micro Innovations has changed its name to Nauvalis Healthcare Solutions to reflect its expanded product offerings. In the past six months, the company has added two major product lines, the HealthPort electronic medical record and a complete healthcare consulting services division. The new offerings moved the company to a new level, so the name was changed to reflect the expanded scope, said Torrey Barnhouse, chief visionary office for the Nixa, Mo.-based company. Nauvalis is a Latin derivative that means a "safe harbor" for mooring ships.

Hearst buys Zynx Health, Cerner subsidiary
Hearst Business Media, a division of The Hearst Corp., acquired Zynx Health Inc., a Cerner Corp. subsidiary. Zynx supplies evidence-based medicine content to more than 500 U.S. hospitals including leading university hospitals, academic medical centers and health systems.

Evolutions splits from Quick Study Radiology
Three executives of Quick Study Radiology, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. have purchased the medical billing and practice management division of the company and formed a new enterprise called Evolutions. The three executives of the new company are Tom Long, president and CEO; Gail Fowler, vice president of operations; and Marie Palladino, vice president of information services. The new executive team has more than 75 years combined experience in medical billing and healthcare management and administration.

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