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HACKENSACK, NJ – September 23, 2014COTA, Inc. today announced it has closed $3.7 million in a planned $7 million Series A funding round led by Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. (Horizon), with participation from Med-Metrix.

Horsham, PA, September 23, 2014 -- Office Practicum, a leading provider of electronic health records software (EHR) for the specialty of pediatric medicine, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of Workflow.com, including their web-based multi-specialty EHR and Practice Management software.

MANASSAS, Va.--Cigna (NYSE: CI) and ChoiceHealth doctors in Virginia are launching a collaborative care initiative to improve patient access to health care, enhance care coordination, and achieve the goal of improved health, affordability and patient experience. ChoiceHealth, a subsidiary corporation of Novant Health will bring independent primary care providers that are part of the ChoiceHealth network and Novant Health Medical Group providers together for this program.

SANTA MONICA, September 18, 2014 – Wells Fargo Capital Finance, part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), announced that their Healthcare Finance portfolio surpassed $1 billion with the recent $100 million credit facility for Apria Healthcare Group, Inc., a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group. Apria is one of the nation's leading providers of home respiratory services and certain home medical equipment.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) today announced their collective support for the continued bipartisan efforts to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax.

Clearwater, FL, September 10, 2014 -- CHOICE (Coalition of Hospices Organized to Investigate Comparative Effectiveness), a quality improvement benchmarking network, will soon have the largest patient-level, multi-hospice dataset to date.

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 10, 2014--ChartSpan has developed the world's first, patient based, interoperable, consumer technology automating the conversion of ALL paper healthcare records into electronic healthcare records. Available today in the Apple App Store. ChartSpan is a free, secure, iOS app that allows you to request, organize, and send your family's health records (medical, dental, vision, immunizations, prescriptions) from a smartphone. The Android version will be released next month.

Dr. Henry H. Ting, a nationally recognized leader and innovator in health care quality, has been appointed senior vice president and chief quality officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, effective July 21, 2014. In his new role, he will oversee the hospital's clinical quality and patient safety initiatives.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today said that patients and healthcare providers will benefit from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate that medical imaging and radiation therapy (RT) equipment in hospitals must be maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance standard. 

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2014 -- In a move to accelerate the transformation of the healthcare industry, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) and salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) today announced a strategic alliance to deliver an open, cloud-based healthcare platform, leveraging Philips' leading positions in medical technology, clinical applications and clinical informatics and salesforce.com's leadership in enterprise cloud computing, innovation and customer engagement.

NEW YORK (July 1, 2014) — In response to a recent national study showing that CT scans in a select high-risk population lower lung cancer deaths, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has launched a lung cancer screening program for those at risk for developing the disease. The program uses low-dose CT scans to detect cancer in its earliest stages, giving patients a significantly better chance to survive the disease. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the United States and current data shows that most lung cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage.

CAMPBELL, Calif. and LONGWOOD, Fla.--A landmark new study on the prevention of pressure ulcers found that using Smart Bed Technology® to drive compliance to patient repositioning protocols had a dramatic effect on reduction and prevention of pressure ulcers among residents of long-term care centers. Pressure ulcers are one of the largest and most persistent problems in healthcare worldwide, especially in light of aging populations. The US health system is hit with added costs of more than $11 billion annually because of pressure ulcers.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--The US Trade and Commerce Research Institute (USTCRI) has selected Scottsdale-based GlobalMed® – the worldwide leader in telemedicine delivery systems - as the recipient of its 2013 Arizona Excellence Award which recognizes the commitment and contribution of small businesses through community and customer service.

HORSHAM, Pa.--NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, and its sister company, Mirth, LLC, a global leader in health information technology, announced today the launch of NextGen® Share, a national Health Information Service Provider (HISP) enabling clients to connect with external providers using industry standards widely adopted by ONC 2014 Edition certified EHR products. NextGen Share equips providers with Direct Secure Messaging capabilities for efficient coordination of care and meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 Transitions of Care objectives.

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