Google Partners to Create Cancer Genomics Cloud Platform

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The Research at Google team is partnering with the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and SRA International, Inc to develop a Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC). The platform will serve as a large-scale data repository and provide the computational infrastructure necessary to carry out cancer genomics research at unprecedented scales. The $6.5M two-year project funded by the NIH’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) will migrate data collected from the TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) to Google Cloud
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Welltok Nabs $25M to Optimize Consumer Health

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Welltok, developer of the CaféWell Health Optimization Platform, announced it closed on $25 million of a planned $37 million funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). Welltok will close out the round later this year with a select group of innovative organizations from across the healthcare industry. The new funds will be used to further accelerate the company’s impressive growth to-date and expand into new market segments as the industry moves to a more consumer-centric approach
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Accenture, Salesforce Rolls Out Connected Physician Solution

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During Dreamforce 14, Accenture and Salesforce announced the launch of the Accenture Connected Physician Solution to help life sciences companies improve customer and patient engagement leveraging cloud, social and mobile technologies. The solution offers physicians an efficient way to access disease, treatment and product information. It provides doctors with training and gives them the opportunity to collaborate in real time with fellow doctors and medically trained pharmaceutical experts.
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Google Offers Telehealth Visits with Doctors When You Search for Symptoms

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According to the Pew Research Center, 59% of U.S. adults say they use the Internet to research and gather health information. Approximately 35% of those adults end up using the information they find to diagnose themselves. To solve this problem growing trend of self-diagnosers, Google is reportedly testing a Helpouts- style feature that offers video chats with doctors when consumers search for symptoms/conditions online, Endgaget first reports. The feature was first revealed when one Reddit
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Box Acquires MedXT To Address Healthcare Interoperability

Box Acquires MedXT To Address Healthcare Interoperability

Cloud storage platform Box announced it is acquiring MedXT, a cloud-based medical imaging, sharing and collaboration software company.  Founders Reshma Khilnani and Cody Ebberson will both join Box in their engineering organization to focus on integrating their technology with the Box platform. According to Box CEO Aaron Levie, the acquisition of MedXT’s technology addresses a "key hurdle to interoperability"  between systems impacting the delivery of quality healthcare.  "Medical images have
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Study: Physicians Are Capturing More Structured EHR Data than MU Requires

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Only 7 percent of structured EHR data in a typical patient note is required in order to meet Meaningful Use, according to a new study by clinical documentation vendor WebChartMD. The percentage only slightly rose to 9% when lab data was present.  The study analyzed one hundred de-identified orthopedic and cardiovascular patient notes obtained from MTSamples.com revealing how EHRs can place excessive data entry burden on physicians. The report found as much as 91 to 93 percent of data
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HIMSS and AVIA Launch HX360 to Reinvent Care Delivery

HIMSS and AVIA Launch HX360 to Reinvent Care Delivery

  Today, HIMSS and AVIA announced HX360™, a new co-developed initiative. HX360 was created to improve the way that health care is delivered by both inspiring and facilitating the adoption and use of next generation (non-EHR Platform) technologies by provider organizations, in areas where health system executives are passionate to combine the right mix of resources, processes and technologies. “Globally, health system leaders are looking to reinvent care delivery to not just treat
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StartUp Health Unveils Newest Class of 13 Healthcare Transformers

StartUp Health Reveals New Class of 16 Healthcare Transformers

StartUp Health, a global startup platform accelerating innovation in health and wellness, today announced the addition of thirteen new companies to its portfolio, bringing the total to 84 companies. The new companies represent a diverse range of sub-sectors, from big data and medication adherence to patient engagement and nutrition and includes four international companies, four based in the Midwest, and eight female founders. The New York based accelerator has the largest portfolio of digital
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Sytrue Partners with XIFIN to Improve Billing Practices & Enhance Reimbursement

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SyTrue, Inc., a healthcare information services provider and developer of proprietary technologies used to translate unstructured medical data into useable clinical information, announced today it has entered into a multi-year agreement with XIFIN Inc., a leading provider of financial and health economic optimization solutions for diagnostic service providers. The three-year agreement initially supports two service areas: First, XIFIN will use SyTrue’s innovative patent-pending technologies
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Ochsner Health’s Epic EHR Integrates with Apple HealthKit

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Ochsner Health System, based in New Orleans, La., announced today that it is the first Epic Systems client to successfully integrate its EHR with the new Apple HealthKit. Approximately 53 percent of Americans have their medical records within the Epic EHR, and its MyChart application is the most used patient portal in the United States.  The MyChart app gives patients controlled access to the same Epic medical records their doctors use, via browser or mobile app. Patients can access their lab
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