12 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported within the past week.

1. ContextMedia, a Chicago-based healthcare decision platform, entered an agreement to acquire Tampa, Fla.-based patient education network AccentHealth in an all-cash purchase. 

2. San Mateo, Calif.-based Lumiata and Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Yhat partnered on a health risk assessment tool.

3. Anacortes, Wash.-based IslandHospital will continue its relationship with Meditech by upgrading to the health IT vendor's web-based EHR. 

4. Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner partnered with American Well, a Boston-based telehealth services partner, to incorporate American Well's telemedicine services into Cerner's EHR.

5. The Beddit 3 Sleep Tracker is now integrated with health IT vendor eClinicalWorks and its patient engagement unit, Healow.

6. University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine will utilize Kyruus' ProviderMatch for AccessCenters and KyruusOne. 

7. Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients, a Columbia, Md.-based health information exchange, will utilize one of Verato's platforms for patient matching services.

8. Imprivata is expanding integration capabilities with its Imprivata Confirm ID for Cerner Millennium users.

9. Two open source health IT platforms, OpenMRS and OpenEMR, are collaborating to form LibreHealth.

10. PatientlySpeaking, a cloud-based communication service, partnered with Kareo, a provider of clinical and business management software for independent medical practices.

11. New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System will extend its partnership with Tarrytown, N.Y.-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to perform genome sequencing on 33,000 DNA and plasma samples held at the health system.  

12. McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation, launched an In-Office Dispensing solution to rheumatology and gastroenterology practices.

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