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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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Innovating at the Intersection of IT and Care


Innovating at the Intersection of IT and CareThe following is a guest contributed post by Jonathan Draper, Director of Product Management of Healthcare at Calgary Scientific, and contributor to Mobile Health Matters.

Breaking down the silos between data sources and departments involves a complex blend of technology and people that, not surprisingly, can result in conflict along the way. However, the ultimate goal remains the same for all: protect the patient. Understanding the concerns of each department and encouraging communication amongst the groups can reduce this tension, allowing for innovation to take hold and enhance care throughout an organization.

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Op-Ed: A Perfect Pair: The Right Health IT, for the Right Job


Op Ed A Perfect Pair The Right Health IT, for the Right JobThe following is a guest contributed post from Jonathon Dreyer, director of cloud and mobile solutions marketing at Nuance.

I’ve worked in the healthcare industry for many years, and the ways consumer trends shape health IT design have always interested me.  Working for a company that represents both industries is an exciting place to be, but has also underlined the fact that there are fundamental differences between the two types of technologies. And, when it comes to clinical speech recognition, accuracy and personal health information security are extremely important.

Health IT goes to medical school, too

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NHS Gives 17 Healthcare IT Entrepreneurs And Experts Up To £50,000 Each To Develop New Innovations


NHS Gives 17 Healthcare IT Entrepreneurs And Experts Up To £50,000 Each To Develop New InnovationsNHS England recently provided 17 healthcare IT entrepreneurs and experts £50,000 each to develop new healthcare technology. This is part of the NHS Innovation Accelerator program, which is designed specifically to support the growth small-scale health IT projects.

According to a report from Tech World, competition for funds was fierce, and the 17 selected were chosen from over 120 applicants. The projects they are working on a range anywhere from smartphone apps that remind children to brush their teeth, to mobile health monitors, and even mobile devices that can help to diagnose cancer in real time.

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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week


mHealth News Here’s What Happened This WeekHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Launches App for the Visually Impaired
Novartis Pharmaceuticals is busy trumpeting the release of new features for its ViaOpta applications, and the extension for use with smart watches.

Teladoc Services Enter New Market
On Wednesday, Teladoc — billed as the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider — announced its long-awaited arrival in a new market.
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