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Aetna Once Offered To Buy NY Startup ZocDoc For More Than $300 Million And The Founders Walked Awa

A Business Insider article reveals that in 2011 insurance company Aetna offered to buy ZocDoc for more than $300 million but ZocDoc’s founders walked away. Insiders at the company, now valued at north of $700 million, say that ZocDoc is pursuing a public offering rather than a buyout.

Will An App A Day Keep The Doctor Away? The Coming Health Revolution

A Forbes article explores the market drivers that are contributing to meteoric growth in the mobile health market, citing VC and serial entrepreneur Vinod Khosla, who predicts that algorithms will one day be capable of replacing 80 percent of doctors.

Baylor Health Care System Wins 2013 Tech Titans Award for Successful Needs-Based Customizations to Allscripts EHR

Baylor Health Care System receives the 2013 Tech Titans Technology Adopter Award, an award issued annually by the largest technology trade association in Texas, for enhancements developed to improve its Allscripts CPOE and physician documentation solutions.

MyMedicalRecords Wins Appeal, Will Proceed With $30 Million Claim Against SCM

MMRGlobal is moving forward with a $30 million breach of contract suit against CA-based Surgery Center Management, LLC, a company that provides outsourced business services, including IT, to surgical centers in the region. The company signed a settlement with MMRGlobal in 2011 agreeing to pay $5 million per year in patent licensing fees but has since stopped paying.

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