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Premier, Inc. acquires healthcare analytics leader Healthcare Insights

Premier acquires Health Insights for $65 million, a data analytics vendor focused on budgeting, forecasting, and cost analytics.

Outcome-Oriented Metrics and Goals Needed to Gauge DOD’s and VA’s Progress in Achieving Interoperability

A GAO report finds that the DoD and VA are making progress toward interoperability, but cautions that work will not be finished until sometime after 2018.

Healthcare IT: Zombie start-ups and vulture capital

Accenture publishes a report predicting that half of all funded digital health startups will fail within their first two years of launching, contributing to a culture of vulture capitalism in which larger, more established businesses cherry pick technology and talent from failed startups.

Teladoc Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

Teladoc announces Q2 results: revenue up 78 percent to $18.3 million, EPS –$7.20 vs. -$2.15.

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