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2014 Health IT Venture Funds Fly High

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | January 19, 2015

Six companies attracted millions from top venture investors...

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HIT Venture Capital Hits $1B For First Time

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | July 17, 2014

Venture capital funding for health information technology surpassed $1 billion for the first time in Q2 2014 – far surpassed, in fact, with $1.8 billion raised in 161 deals, more than doubling the $861 million raised in the previous quarter...

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Hospitals, Doctors, EHR Vendors Prepare For E-Prescribing Controlled Drugs

Press Release | HIStalk | November 3, 2014

An HIStalk webinar reviews electronic prescribing of controlled drugs, which will likely increase now that New York has enacted a mandatory e-prescribing law and the Drug Enforcement Administration has increased its control of drugs such as Vicodin and Lortab...

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mHealth, Data Analytics See $4.7 Billion In 2014 VC Funding

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | January 16, 2015

The past year saw a $4.7 billion investment in healthcare IT companies, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group, as venture capital firms seek to promote lucrative technologies in the practice-facing and consumer-facing markets.  Data analytics, population health management, and clinical decision support products were among the most likely to grab investor attention in 2014, while mHealth, telehealth, and wearable technologies saw $2.3 billion in major deals...

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Regarding Open Source, Security, and Cloud Migration, Old Prejudices Die Hard in Health Care

Although the health care industry has made great strides in health IT, large numbers of providers remain slow to reap the benefits of a “digital transformation”. Health care organizations focus on what they get paid for and neglect other practices that would improve care and security. At conferences and meetings year and after year, I have to listen to health care leaders tediously explode the same myths and explain the same principles over and over. In this article I'll concentrate on the recent EXPO.health conference, put on in Boston by John Lynn's Healthcare Scene, where the topics of free and open source EHRs, security, and cloud migration got mired down in rather elementary discussions.

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What are the options for electronic patient records in the NHS after NPfIT?

SA Mathisson | Computer Weekly | January 1, 2015

It is a common assumption that the NHS can’t do IT. This is untrue: most GP surgeries are computerised, the health services of the UK’s constituent nations have decent technology infrastructure including secure networks and email, and many hospitals departments have good specialist IT. What is true is that many hospitals lack comprehensive electronic patient record (EPR) systems. Read More »