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Researchers at Legal Barriers, a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, developed HealthInfoLaw.org. The site focuses on the legal issues that arise as health information becomes electronic information.

Massachusetts health care company Partners HealthCare reported second quarter income from operations of $5 million. This compares to income from operations of $71 million in the same quarter last year. Partners has said that it is exclusively negotiating with EPIC to build the “information system of the future.” So far Partners has spent $110 million, a one-time cost Partners says is responsible for the decrease in income.

MapMyFitness, an early online health company that was founded in 2006 and later spun off sites like MapMyRUN.com, MapMyRIDE.com and MapMyWALK.com, said that it reached 9 million registered users last month.

Hospital software company Choice Hospital Systems came out with a new cloud-based electronic health record. Choice CEO Alistair Crighton announced the launch at the HealthTech: Next Generation conference last week, and he said this EHR is designed to be a low-cost alternative to others.

Wolters Kluwer will work with Austin Health in Australia to implement Provation software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding. Provation Medical is a hospital information services branch of Wolters Kluwer.

Canada-based Diversinet, a provider of mobile HIT, received the CATAAlliance Award for Outstanding Product Achievement.

iSonea Ltd. launched AsthmaSenseT, an asthma management smartphone app. The app has users enter an asthma action plan and then issues reminders to make sure patients are following that plan.

Washington, D.C. selected technology services company Accenture to help ensure the district meets deadlines for setting up its health insurance exchange. States moving forward with their plans to implement an exchange say they are facing challenges in terms of IT.

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