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 - data mining

The Department of Health & Human Services has launched VizRisk, its first-ever behavioral health data visualization challenge.

 - Wireless Communication

Much of the U.S. healthcare industry still conducts business using older communications solutions, which in turn can negatively impact patient safety, delay patient care and result in operational inefficiencies, according to a report from Texas-based global growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.

 - mobile

BOSTON--Achieving buy-in for telehealth and mHealth programs requires an understanding of the careful balance between the operational elements of time, money and technology, said Peter Kung, director of strategic technologies at UCLA Health System, during a panel session at mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 on July 23.

 - ACO

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, is launching an accreditation program tailored to accountable care organizations and related IT service organizations.

 - Harvesting The Money Tree

Venture capital funding in the health IT sector hit $1.8 billion during the second quarter of 2014, according to a report from Texas-based consulting firm Mercom Capital Group.