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Manhattan Research found that 70% of physicians surveyed reported at least one patient sharing health measurement data with them. Methods of sharing were low-tech (think handwritten data, printouts), but physician attitudes were positive with about 75% of physicians agreeing that self-tracking leads to better patient outcomes.

HealthSpot raised a $10.4 million Series C funding round. The new financing came from private investors including Cardinal Health. HealthSpot also exhibited at CES on the Hill, an event that connects policymakers with cutting-edge technologies and companies.

AdhereTx is now ActualMeds. The company is one of 50 innovators selected to debut at The Hive, TEDMED’s new platform to showcase innovation and scalable ideas.

A price transparency study at The Johns Hopkins Hospital reported that health care providers who see the cost of tests through their CPOE system order fewer and less expensive tests. Offering price information decreased overall use of tests by about 9%.

RedBrick Health raised $14 million in a Series E funding round. RedBrick, which delivers corporate wellness programs, has raised at least $30 million since its founding in 2006.

CareCloud, a cloud based EHR vendor, was named the 2013 Technology Company of the Year by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC). CareCloud’s chairman and CEO, Albert Santalo, was named the Technology Entrepreneur of Year by the GMCC in 2012.

Pennsylvania’s PinnacleHealth hospital system unveiled the Health Hub of Central PA. This app is created by application developer Wellness Layers, and will help Central Pennsylvania residents in developing a healthier life style through coupon feeds, healthy restaurant recommendations, fitness centers and healthy tips.

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), a health IT security framework, released new set of guidance on cybersecurity controls. These guidelines will assess an organization’s preparedness for cybersecurity threats using HITRUST’s Common Security Framework.

A study from MarketsandMarkets predicted that the global e-prescription market is expected to grow from $250M in 2012 to $794M by 2017, at a CAGR of 26%. Growing health care costs and deeper integration of technology in health care systems are two of the important driving factors of this trend.

Placentia-Linda Hospital, of the Tenet Health System, implemented the PatientPoint Hospital Waiting Room Program. It is a digital signage technology, created by a care coordination company, PatientPoint, to enhance and reinforce communication between patients, caregivers and staff at the point of care.

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