Vendor Notebook: MedAssurant becomes Inovalon

By Mike Miliard
08:30 AM

MedAssurant this week announced the formal launch of its new name: Inovalon, Inc. Company officials say Inovalon is a newly-coined term, created by combining innovation, value and action; within the name are also key elements of the words nova and valor.

Atrilogy Solutions Group announce that it is expanding its health care consulting practice, adding new strategic-focused consulting services and partnerships. With the move, Atrilogy will help U.S. health providers meet increasingly time-sensitive and business-critical regulatory requirements, particularly those involving ICD-10, and electronic medical records needs, officials say.

NovaSom announced the launch of AccuSom Delive, a turnkey program for Sleep Centers offering Out-of-Center Sleep Testing (OCST). AccuSom Deliver provides a complete OCST logistics solution while the participating Sleep Center maintains complete clinical control of their patients. The new offering includes a cloud-based portal for Sleep Centers to enable efficient management of uncomplicated adult OSA diagnosis via OCST.
GE Healthcare announced new enhancements designed to improve how radiologists view, navigate, and process big data sets with Centricity PACS 4.0. The new product release continues to ensure other departments and locations can seamlessly connect to PACS through the Centricity Enterprise Archive, cloud-enabled, vendor neutral archive technology that stores petabytes of data for thousands of GE customers worldwide.

Napatec announced the introduction of new functionality to intelligently identify fragmented IP packets. Available on the latest Napatech network adapters, it provides OEM vendors with a powerful off-load tool to increase performance in networks with many fragmented packets.
Siemens has announced new updates to the syngo Workflow radiology information system (RIS) as well as syngo.via1, for advanced visualization, syngo.plaza, the agile picture archiving and communications system (PACS), and syngo Dynamics, Siemens cardiovascular imaging and information system (CVIS). In particular, Siemens recently announced the availability of the syngo Workflow Cloud Solution, which can help healthcare providers reduce the ongoing capital expenditure of maintaining on-site hardware for this departmental scheduling and report delivery solution.

announced that Christie Clinic, one of the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty group medical practices in Illinois, will transition to eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for 150 providers across 16 locations. Officials say integration with the practice’s laboratory, radiology, PACS, cardio diagnostics systems, among others, will extend the benefits of this technology.   

Awarepoint Corporation announced it raised $14 million in additional financing. The Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund (HHIF),a limited partnership operated by Heritage Group, a Nashville, Tenn.-based private healthcare investment firm, invested $7.5 million. Existing investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Cardinal Partners, Venrock, Jafco Ventures, Avalon Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners and Top Tier Capital Partners invested the balance of the round.

Avantas announced major upgrades to its labor management solution, Smart Square. Originally designed to automate the entire staffing, scheduling, deployment and reporting processes for nursing departments, this Web-hosted application is now equipped with enterprise-wide labor management capabilities for departments beyond the inpatient environment. Avantas has also enhanced the business intelligence and user interface functionality of the software, officials say.

Cabinet NG announced the availability of the industry’s first fully integrated document management, cloud-based file sharing and workflow solution. CNG-SHARE is a major component in the latest version of CNG’s document management software, CNG-SAFE 8.0, which extends secure document sharing and collaboration to non-CNG users.

MRO Corp. announced the availability of integrated patient portal technology into the company’s release-of-information software, ROI Online. MRO’s patient portals are hospital-branded and designed specifically to suit the individual needs of the healthcare facilities and their patients, officials say. The portal websites allow patients to easily utilize a secure platform to access their health information.

PerfectServe announced that it moved its satellite office in Chicago, Ill., to a larger space from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Center to 440 N. Wells St. to accommodate its expanding team. Over the last 60 days, PerfectServe’s Chicago office team has more than doubled, with seven new hires, officials say. Since January, the company, headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., has hired 65 new employees – more than a 60 percent increase over the past six months.

SRS announced that Western Kentucky Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates (WKONA) has selected the SRS EHR for its 11 physicians across 5 locations. WKONA provides quality orthopaedic and neurological care to the south-central region of Kentucky.