In Business

In Business

January 05, 2008

Alliance

DrFirst, a Rockville-based electronic prescribing and medication reconciliation company, entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Medical Information Technology Inc. to provide hospitals with comprehensive patient medication history and electronic prescribing of discharge and outpatient medications.

Acquisitions

Blue Sky Factory, a Baltimore-based e-mail marketing service provider, acquired Blogarithm, an online service connecting Internet users with blog and RSS syndicated content.

Linthicum-based Dialysis Corp. of America acquired a majority interest in Georgia Dialysis Center, based in Hawkinsville, Ga. The Georgia center, which treats about 77 patients, has been under DCA management since opening in 2002.

Glass Jacobson, an Owings Mills-based wealth management and accounting firm, acquired the tax and financial services firm of Finkelstein & Geser.

Opening

SimonDR, a Baltimore-based direct radiography imaging service, opened a new facility at 102 N. Main St. in Bel Air.

Awards

Sarah Michel, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, won a Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation. The award is for $570,000 over five years.

Certifications

ICSA Labs, a unit of Verizon Business, awarded Network Intrusion Prevention certification to the 3D3800 Sensor produced by Sourcefire Inc., based in Columbia.

On the board

Ryan F. Ogden, a senior vice president of Bozzuto Acquisitions in Greenbelt, was named to the board of the Casey Cares Foundation, a Baltimore-based charity that provides programs for critically ill children.

Contracts

Common Ground Alliance selected Owings Mills-based MGH to promote its new Call Before You Dig 811 telephone number and Call811.com Web site. The 811 program is a federal requirement intended to help prevent contractors and homeowners from hitting underground utility lines while digging.

New name

The Better Mortgage Bureau changed its name to Consumer Mortgage Bureau to emphasize its mission to help consumers make informed homebuying decisions.

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