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January 30, 2013
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  • HIT sector saw record VC funding, M&A activity in 2012, report says
    A Mercom Capital Group report finds the health IT sector drew almost $1.2 billion in venture capital funding from 163 deals last year, surpassing the totals for 2011 and 2010. "There is significant investment and funding going into companies that engage the consumers -- like mobile health, telehealth, personal health and social health," Mercom managing partner Raj Prabhu said. Healthcare Informatics online (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • ONC details plan to address EHR test software problems
    A memorandum about problems with the ONC's Transport Test Tool for EHRs was issued by the agency to five independent groups involved in the testing and certification of EHR systems for stage 2 meaningful use. The ONC listed its efforts to solve the problems, such as the launch of a help line to address inquiries about the software. A fix is expected by mid-February. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 6 key factors that determine ACO readiness
    An accountable care organization's readiness is determined by six primary factors, according to an in-depth review of 59 groups operating 88 different hospitals. These include existing relationships with other providers, an advanced EHR system coupled with a health information exchange adoption strategy and clinical integration across the entire spectrum of care. BeckersHospitalReview.com (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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