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Healthcare IT Sets All-Time Record With $4 Billion in VC Funding

There’s a healthy outlook for healthcare IT in the world of VC these days.

Mercom Capital Group — a global communications and research firm — has just released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) / Digital Health sector for the second quarter (Q2) and first half (1H) of 2017.

According to the provided report summary, global VC funding for Health IT companies in 1H2017 was 36 percent higher year-over-year (YoY) with a record $4 billion (B) raised in 359 deals versus the $3B raised from 286 deals in 1H2016.
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Becker’s Healthcare to Host Health IT and Revenue Cycle Conference

Becker’s Healthcare has confirmed new details of a forthcoming conference that will feature over 134 educational sessions on how to improve Health IT and Revenue Cycle Management in hospitals and health systems across the nation.

As of this writing, the agenda is filled with over 250 speakers.

“The conference, taking place September 21 – 23, 2017 at the Swissotel in Chicago, IL is expected to bring together over 3,000 Health IT and Revenue Cycle thought leaders to discuss topics such as Epic, Cyber Security, Telehealth, Mobile Health, Revenue Cycle Optimization, Predictive Analytics, Cerner, Denials, Patient Clearance and more,” a provided statement explains.
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CitiusTech Listed among the Top 100 Healthcare Technology Companies of 2017

MHW learned Monday that CitiusTech — a leading provider of healthcare technology services and solutions — announced that it has been featured in the prestigious 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 list for the second consecutive year.

Healthcare Informatics annually ranks top healthcare technology companies with the highest revenues derived from healthcare IT products and services earned in the U.S.

“CitiusTech is honored to have joined the elite list of organizations recognized by Healthcare Informatics. CitiusTech has continued to exhibit a strong revenue growth over the last five years, and in 2016, achieved revenues of $112 million,” reads a statement emailed to MHW.
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VMware Joins Intel to Offer Healthcare Security Readiness Program

vmware-euc-horizon-horizon-appsVMware, Inc. has announced a collaboration with Intel Health and Life Sciences to help global healthcare organizations better understand the current state of their security readiness.

Joining Intel’s Healthcare Security Readiness Program, VMware now offers a new complimentary service that enables healthcare IT teams to gain “valuable insight into their security posture compared to the industry when it comes to breach risk mitigation.”

The new initiative also enables organizations to identify safeguard solutions that can be implemented to further reduce risk and improve their security posture.
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HIMSS 2017: Jaco Rolls Out Seven Point-of-Care Innovations

himss17-logoJaco Inc., manufacturer of a complete line of point-of-care computer medical carts and other products for electronic medical records (EMR), rolled into HIMSS 2017 this week and rolled out seven new products and product technologies.

A long-time HIMSS member and exhibitor, Jaco is showcasing what it calls :brand new products and product capabilities, and previewing product concepts at the conference.”

So what’s been unveiled in Orlando? Innovations on display include:

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SirenMD, ByteGrid Announce Partnership

promoByteGrid Holdings LLC, which is dedicated to providing what it calls the most secure and HIPAA compliant hosting solutions available, is teaming with Miami-based care coordination and telehealth communication platform SirenMD. The company selected ByteGrid for its highly secure and compliant hosting and data center solutions.

SirenMD is a care coordination and medical practice collaboration platform designed to increase the quality, efficiency, and timeliness of medical decisions.

The platform enables caregivers to access remote experts, colleagues and clinical information systems to effectively collaborate and prioritize their time, and its workflows are organized by case leveraging integration and data sharing with EHRs to optimize their decision making and clinical actions. Through its interoperable, multimedia, telemedicine application, SirenMD facilitates coordinated communication between caregivers and patient advocates using mobile and web systems.

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Medical Technology Innovator Partners with eVisit

eVisit Confirms 1 Million Seed RoundMedical technology company Hart is teaming with eVisit to build and integrate eVisit’s technology with hospital providers using Hart’s keystone product, HartOS.

“HartOS works bidirectionally with any source system to support most healthcare interface standards, making it possible to easily and securely connect and pull available data,” the company says. “The result is a powerful, HIPAA-compliant API platform through which information can be rapidly merged and accessed among hospitals, augmenting medical record generation efficiency while maintaining workflow integrity.”

Meanwhile, eVisit’s telehealth technology makes it possible for patients to see a doctor using secure, two-way video conferencing virtually any time of day, anywhere.
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