New names, leaders, clients and products are among recent announcements from health information technology vendors:
* Health data analytics vendor MedAssurant has changed its name to Inovalon, combining the words innovation, value and action. The Bowie, Md.-based company serves providers, insurers, researchers and the pharmaceutical industry with customer datasets and registries supporting clinical and quality outcomes, claims and payment integrity, and care coordination and enhancement initiatives.
* Harris Corp. will create a wireless network infrastructure for 26 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers under a two-year, $19 million contract. Subcontractors include Advanced Management Strategies Group, Synaptek Corp. and TL Services.
* Eleven Golden Living skilled nursing homes in northeast and central Pennsylvania have joined Danville, Pa.-based Keystone Health Information Exchange. The HIE serves 31 counties with more than 50 participating provider facilities in addition to the nursing homes.
* By mutual agreement, the board of health information technology and business services outsourcing firm Anthelio has accepted the resignation of Richard Garnick as chair and CEO. He will become a senior advisor to the company. Rick Kneipper, co-founder and chief strategy and innovation officer, will serve as interim CEO.
* Panasonic has introduced a new television and communications platform for hospitals. The 42-inch, high definition TH-42LRH50U is compatible with pillow speaker interface systems, has a boot time of three seconds, and has a viewing angle of 178 degrees for clear images from almost anywhere in a room, among other features.
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