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Vanderbilt to replace clinical IT systems

Vanderbilt University Medical Center announces that it will replace its current McKesson Horizon system with either Epic or Cerner.

CareCloud announces new CEO, $15M in funding

Cloud-based ambulatory EHR vendor CareCloud replaces its CEO Albert Santalo and announces that it has raised a fresh $15 million in VC funding, bringing its total raised to $70 million.

What Health Care Will Look Like in 2030. Maybe.

Former National Coordinator for Health IT David Blumenthal, MD publishes an article in the Wall Street Journal imagining the future of healthcare in a world where patients are monitored, alerted, and triaged by smartphone apps. To help usher in this reality, he calls for improvements in EHR interoperability and data security.

Validic Tracks Down $12.5 Million to Gather Medical Data

Raleigh, NC-based digital health startup Validic, which sells an interface engine that captures patient-generated health data from fitness trackers and medical devices, announces a $12.5 million Series B funding round. The company recently announced commercial agreements with both Cerner and Meditech.

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