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Vermont first to coordinate health care delivery with disruptive information sharing technology

Vermont will implement PatientPing state-wide, a care coordination service that alerts providers when their patient is being treated at any other facility in the state.

Kaiser Permanente launches ‘research bank’

Kaiser Permanente has launched a new research tool that will allow its 675,000 members to submit their genetic, environmental, and general health data to a database that will be used by researchers to study how genetic and environmental factors affect health.

Lawsuit: TGH nurses told woman’s family that she is HIV positive

A woman is suing Tampa General Hospital (FL) after a nurse inadvertently disclosed her HIV status in front of family members. The nurse was coordinating with transplant team personnel over a Vocera speakerphone.

GE Ventures and Mayo Clinic Launch Company to Scale and Digitize Cell and Gene Therapies

GE Ventures and Mayo Clinic launch Vitruvian Networks, a company that will market software and manufacturing services to cell and gene therapy producers.

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