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An international team of university researchers created Reckon 2, the most comprehensive virtual reconstruction of human metabolism. Reckon 2 can merge complex details into a single, interactive map, and allows bio-medical researchers to study the human metabolic network with more precision than was previously possible.

KLAS released a report on cloud computing in healthcare. Cloud users had an average satisfaction score of 4.5 out of 5 for security, while 66% of non-cloud users said security concerns were preventing them from moving forward with adoption.

The Gores Group, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, acquired GE Healthcare Strategic Sourcing, provider of electronic billing and EMR outsourcing for the healthcare industry. The company will now operate under the name Meridian Medical Management.

CareCloud, a Miami-based provider of cloud-based medical software and services, opened an office in Boston’s Innovation District. CareCloud selected their new office with the help of LifeTech Boston, a program created in 2004 to stimulate growth in Boston’s life sciences industry.

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released the results of an investigation of alleged transmission of sensitive VA data over Internet connections. OIG investigators found it’s been common practice to send unencrypted patient data between VA medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics, often with IP addresses at risk of potential hacking.

LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson company, received regulatory clearance from FDA for One Touch Reveal, a mobile blood glucose monitoring system. It is the first FDA-approved monitoring system to integrate with the Apple app store.

Simplee, makers of an online tool that helps patients handle medical finances, announced SimpleePAY, a new service for healthcare providers. SimpleePAY helps providers explain billing options and collect payment from patients with an online billing system.

Amerigroup Florida, announced that it will offer Asthmapolis’ FDA-cleared mobile health device and service free of charge to its members with asthma. For members that do not own smartphones, a Qualcomm Life 2net hub can be installed in home to receive data from the device and transmit it to the cloud.

According to a new report by Research2Guidance, by 2017, the total mHealth market revenue will grow by 61% (CAGR) to reach US$26 billion. The projection is based on the assumption that mHealth applications will become highly integrated into traditional health care systems by then.

Spectralink, workplace wireless solutions provider, launched Spectralink Staff Safety Solution. The system, aimed at safety of nurses and other healthcare staff, integrates into the hospital’s existing mobile communications infrastructure. The product debuted at HIMSS 2013.

Spiral Genetics, a cloud-based bioinformatics company, raised $3M in Series A funding. The company aims to expand its bioinformatics engineering team, scale sales and marketing efforts, and accelerate product development. The financing round was led by venture capital firm DFJ.

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