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Health IT Policy Committee Meeting Data Update

According to new data published at yesterday’s HITPC meeting, electronic information sharing is improving among US hospitals and practices. 76 percent of hospitals are exchanging information with outside provider organizations, up from 41 percent in 2008.

94M records stolen so far this year

Driven by massive data breaches at Anthem, UCLA Health, and others, hackers have stolen the personal medical information of 94 million patients thus far in 2015.

Mostashari’s Aledade to form new ACOs in 7 states

Farzad Mostashari, MD Former national coordinator for health IT and current startup CEO, is in the process of registering new ACOs across seven states.

Google’s Life Sciences division to build a miniature glucose tracker

Google X Labs partners with DexCom to co-develop a miniaturized, disposable continuous glucose monitor. DexCom will pay Google $100 million plus royalties for the rights to exclusively distribute the new CGM.

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