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MEA|NEA Acquires The White Stone Group

MEA|NEA, a health information exchange platform vendor, acquires The White Stone Group whose HIPAA-compliant communications platform will be integrated into MEA|NEA’s existing platform to create a single communication and data sharing solution designed to connect patients, providers, payers, and health plans.

New technology allows Cincinnati VA to give care across US

The Cincinnati VA Medical Center’s Tele-ICU program is profiled by a local paper after expanding its initial capacity of overseeing 72 beds, to its current role overseeing 213-beds in VA Medical Centers across the US.

Cincinnati hospital slashes ICU costs in GE software test

Jewish Hospital (OH) reduces its ICU length of stay by 28 percent and cuts costs by $9,000 per patient by incorporating nutrition-monitoring software by GE.

Fresh from new product launch, Medfusion raises $3M capital infusion

Patient portal vendor Medfusion raises $3 million in fresh funding after introducing a new “patient encounter journey” feature to its platform that allows patients to pre-register for appointments and submit co-pays online.

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