10 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

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

1. The telemedicine platform TouchCare partnered with Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare, a statewide network of mental health clinics based in Durham, N.C.

2. Health IT vendor athenahealth joined forces with ADP, an HR management company, to offer cloud-based payroll and time and attendance services to small hospitals.

3. The global investment firm KKR and cybersecurity solution provider Optiv Security signed a definitive agreement for KKR to acquire a majority stake in Optiv. 

4. Chicago-based Rush Health, a clinically integrated network of physicians and hospitals, implemented Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems' HealthShare interoperability platform for enhanced care coordination.

5. The global education services division of GE Healthcare and the telehealth service provider InTouch Health partnered on a remote technical and product training program. 

6. Healthcare IT provider M*Modal launched a computer-assisted coding solution that incorporates natural language understanding and can be integrated with the Epic EHR system.  

7. Forty companies have begun using the beta version of Watson for Cybersecurity. 

8. Health IT vendor Allscripts acquired Core Medical Solutions, an Adelaide, South Australia-based health IT software company.

9. Fitbit plans to acquire smartwatch developer Pebble.

10. Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital selected CPeople, a Lewisville, Texas-based healthcare IT consulting company, to implement the inpatient and web ambulatory settings for its Meditech 6.15 EHR.

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