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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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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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