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December 5, 2012
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  • Health care analytics market poised to reach $10.8B in 5 years
    A MarketsandMarkets report predicts that the market for health care analytics will reach $10.8 billion by 2017, driven by health IT regulations, advances in analytical tools and the advent of Big Data. Top users of health care analytics are providers and payers, who leverage the technology to combat fraud, reduce costs and generate revenue, among other functions. Healthcare Informatics online (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FDA offers e-processing of medtech export certificates
    The FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health has unveiled a website designed to allow medtech firms to file their requests for export documents electronically instead of using paper-based applications. The Export Certification & Tracking System is expected to cut the time it takes to process certificate requests and enable applicants to check status updates online in real time. (Boston) (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Health care law will fuel HIE market growth, report says
    The HIE market is poised for significant growth in the next 18 to 24 months, driven in large part by renewed confidence about the Affordable Care Act, according to a Frost & Sullivan report. The report also cited stage 2 meaningful use criteria and the increasing need for care delivered beyond the physician office as other factors behind potential growth. Healthcare Informatics online (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Brain health tech market could hit about $10B in 2020
    A SharpBrains report forecasts that the market for brain wellness systems, which include mobile and online tools for cognitive evaluations, behavioral treatments and training, will exceed $1 billion by the end of the year and could reach as high as $10 billion in 2020. The rising demand for the technology is driven in large part by the aging population, the report notes. Healthcare IT News (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Improved Quality 
  • EHR incentive payments surpass $8.4B as of October
    The CMS paid $692 million in EHR incentives to hospitals, doctors and other eligible professionals in October, bringing the total payout to slightly more than $8.4 billion since the program commenced. The agency has paid $2.84 billion in Medicare and Medicaid incentives for physicians and other professionals since early last year, while hospitals received almost $5.38 billion during the same period, the agency said. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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