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Host.net Rolls Out HIPAA-Compliant Healthcare IT Package


80 Percent of mHealth Apps Vulnerable to HIPAA Violations and MoreHost.net, a multinational provider of cloud, managed infrastructure and network services, announced Thursday the launch of its HIPAA-compliant Healthcare IT solution.

The new Host.net HIPAA Compliance Package is designed to “arm hospitals, doctors offices and healthcare service providers with secure ways to meet complex compliance regulations, protect patient privacy, establish and improve telehealth and telemedicine services and adeptly address critical healthcare IT requirements.”

Through Host.net’s HIPAA-compliant services — including colocation, physical security, cooling and power redundancies, multi-layer network redundancy and hybrid IT solutions — healthcare providers can ensure their complex data and voice infrastructure is compliant and secure.

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What the New Administration Means for Healthcare IT


donald-trump-1818950_960_720The following is a guest contributed post from Alan Portela, Chief Executive Officer at AirStrip.

For over a year, the US has spent much of its time wondering who would be the next Commander-in-Chief, and what the implications would be with a Hillary Clinton or a Donald Trump presidency. Now that we have our answer – that Donald Trump will be leading the nation for at least the next four years – people across all industries are wondering how a new administration will impact their business.

What exactly will this new administration mean for healthcare IT? The space is relatively bipartisan. People on both sides of the aisle realize that technology can enable better patient care in a cost-effective way and has the ability to be far-reaching, providing better care options to those in rural areas. But there’s no doubt that the most recent election will drive some changes in 2017.

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With Healthcare IT Evolving at a Rapid Pace, What Are the Benefits of In-House Development with Commercial Support?


With Healthcare IT Evolving at a Rapid Pace, What Are the Benefits of In-House Development with Commercial Support?The following is a guest contributed post to MHW from Paul Jackson, a Senior Product Manager at Ideagen.

Healthcare IT is evolving at a rapid pace. With government targets and more local initiatives, organizations are looking for solutions that fully support their clinical processes, in an environment where each Trust, Health Board, department, specialty and even individual user works in different ways, no matter how subtle. Many organizations are using in house developments in an effort to react more quickly and to support these differing processes, but there’s often a downside.

Having spent many years working with a range of different suppliers, I fully understand the frustrations of technical teams and end users who, when requesting a valid change, often technically minor but high impact, are greeted with a higher than expected quotation for development and/or a long lead time running into months when healthcare organizations are more and more often required to react with much more agility.

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Healthcare IT VC Funding Surges


Healthcare IT VC Funding SurgesOn Tuesday, Mercom Capital Group, a global communications and research firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) / Digital Health sector for Q2 2016.

Per the findings of the report, which covers deals of all sizes across the globe, healthcare IT VC funding is surging this year.

“Venture capital (VC) funding in the Health IT sector, including private equity and corporate VC, came to $1.6B (billion) in 140 deals in Q2 2016 compared to $1.4B in 146 deals in Q1 2016; up 33 percent YoY,” the report summary reads.
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Healthcare IT Rocks First Quarter with $1.4B in VC Funding


Spotlight on Limelight: Mobile-Focused Firm Attracting More InvestmentsOn Thursday, MHW was privy to a new report indicating the impressive growth of VC funding in the healthcare IT space during the first quarter of this year.

Mercom Capital Group is out with its latest report on funding and mergers and acquisitions activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) / Digital Health sector for Q1 2016.

The report covers deals of all sizes globally.

VC funding, including private equity and corporate venture capital, increased 27 percent quarter over quarter, coming in at $1.4B (billion) in 146 deals compared to $1.1B in 145 deals in Q4 2015; it was also up 74 percent year over year. Corporate funding including VC, Debt and Public Market Financing for Q1 2016 was $1.5B.

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HIMSS 2016: HealthViewX to Exhibit Care Orchestration Solution


Nuance Shows Off Dragon Medical One PlatformHealthViewX, a healthcare IT solutions company, is returning to HIMSS this year.

According to an announcement Wednesday, HealthViewX will be exhibiting its professionally managed care orchestration platforms, which provide “superior care to the patients inside and outside the hospital.”

These platforms specifically focus on chronic care management, reducing readmissions and contributing to better healthcare for individuals with reduced spending.

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CTG Aims to Strengthen Health Solutions and Life Sciences Practice


CTG Aims to Strengthen Health Solutions and Life Sciences PracticeThis week, the folks at CTG — an information technology (IT) services company — announced the addition of four senior industry professionals to its Health Solutions and Life Sciences practice.

According to a provided statement, the appointments include Laura Momplet, chief operations officer and chief clinical officer; Marie Murphy, delivery director, optimization and implementation (OI); Scott Gildea, delivery director, strategic programs; and Amy White, quality analyst lead. These additions reflect a focused investment in CTG’s healthcare practice that will help better position the group to meet the future needs of this dynamic market.
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