News & Updates

Cedars-Sinai Health System and MemorialCare Health System launched Summation Health Ventures, which aims to use the combined clinical and technical expertise of the health systems to help develop and accelerate innovative technology to benefit patients.

National Institutes of Health director Francis S. Collins wrote a blog post announcing an initiative called Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K). The initiative aims to accelerate the movement from big data to knowledge.

The Advisory Board Company acquired online provider search and booking site HealthPost for approximately $25 million.

A recent study from The Ohio State University found that incorporating community-level data into EHRs may help doctors tailor their care and researchers better understand factors related to obesity.

Johns Hopkins received an NIH grant to fund a new center for improved and innovative flu tracking in partnership with four other US institutions. The Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance network will store research data on a cloud-based network accessible to all CEIRS participants, and will eventually develop a nationwide database of influenza cases for hospitals to access and update in real time.

Scigilian Software, a provider of life science solutions for collaboration and externalized drug discovery, was awarded the title of “Cool Vendors” in the Cool Vendors in Life Sciences, 2014 report by Gartner, Inc.

CureMD, a cloud EHR vendor, launched 10g, the latest version of their EHR and Practice Management solution. This solution is certified for Meaningful Use Stage 2 and provides better usability, care coordination, interoperability, and patient engagement.

Everyday Health partnered with University of Notre Dame to conduct research aimed at helping women have healthier pregnancies and babies. They will combine their data and technology assets to provide personalized digital content and tools as a supplemental intervention to improve prenatal care of mothers.

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