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NORWALK, Conn., May 7, 2013  -- America has a serious drug problem, but it's not the one you think. A new survey commissioned by HealthPrize Technologies, a digital health company, found that 47 percent of people would rather take out the trash than take their prescribed medications, demonstrating how strongly Americans dislike taking their meds. More than a quarter of people (27 percent) would rather get a shot than take their prescribed medication and 10 percent would rather have a cavity filled.

BURLINGTON, Mass.--Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) announced that seven customers have been named Voice of the Customer Award winners from the 10,000 healthcare provider organizations using Nuance’s clinical documentation solutions. The awards, recently announced at Nuance’s 13th Annual user conference, “Conversations,” recognize leading hospitals and health systems that have improved quality of care, reduced costs and accelerated adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) using intelligent systems built on speech recognition and clinical language understanding.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The leaders of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced Friday that the two organizations have signed an affiliation agreement that will benefit MSHA, VUMC and the residents of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

PLANO, Texas, May 1 -- Vivify Health, Inc. (“Vivify”), formerly Intuitive Health, Inc., has received funding from two healthcare investment firms, Ascension Health Ventures (“AHV”) and Heritage Group (“Heritage”). Proceeds will be used to accelerate the delivery of Vivify’s cloud-based Remote Care Management platform that enables hospitals, home health agencies, payers and other stakeholders to accomplish population health objectives, including reducing readmissions, managing chronic diseases, improving care transitions, and engaging patients in their own well-being.

PORTLAND, Ore., May 1, 2013 -- Health care reform has resulted in some of the largest scale changes to the way health care is delivered and funded since the 1960s, providing unprecedented access, coverage and protections for American consumers. To help people better understand the variety of choices before them, Regence has launched a new website that is designed to help consumers and businesses navigate the new health care landscape.

New Brunswick, N.J., April 24 -- Children’s Specialized Hospital, the nation’s largest provider of the rehabilitation services for children with special needs, announced today that it has launched GetWell Town™, a new interactive patient care (IPC) system developed by GetWellNetwork®. Deployed at all 60-beds in the hospital’s New Brunswick location, PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital, the system is the first and only IPC system specifically developed for pediatric patients and their families. The technology installation was made possible by longstanding hospital supporter L’Oréal USA., a leading US Joint Commission Accredited teleradiology and telemedicine solutions provider is officially launching long awaited at the American Telemedicine Association Conference in Austin, Texas, May 5-7.

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 30, 2013 -- MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of healthcare performance management solutions, announced today that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) selected MedeAnalytics' Medical Management Analytics. BCBSVT's vision is to provide population health management--which includes an integrated approach to physical and mental health--as well as future episode-based contracting, also known as bundled payments.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30, 2013 -- NextBio today announced a multi-year collaboration with Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) aimed at using NextBio Clinical to incorporate patient omics and clinical data into Sanofi's drug research and development, as part of Sanofi's Translational Medicine for Patients (TM4P) program.

Medwise imaging center in Prescott, Arizona and Assured Imaging in Tuscon have selected Novarad’s NovaPACS for their facilities.

CHICAGO, April 23, 2013 -- Allscripts took another key step in delivering an Open, Connected Community of Health™ with the release of Allscripts Care Director™. The new solution coordinates outpatient care across healthcare settings. With the industry shift toward value-based care, Allscripts Care Director will help healthcare organizations more effectively manage patient care post hospital discharge and importantly, better address preventable readmissions, a key requirement now that hospitals could be subject to penalties for excess readmissions under Medicare.

Albany, NY, April 28, 2013 -- GBI Research, leading business intelligence provider has released its latest report, Cloud Computing in Pharmaceutical Research and Development Virtualization of Data through the Cloud Optimizes Next-Generation DNA Sequencing and Clinical Trials Data Management, which provides insights into the key applications of cloud computing in the research, development and sales effectiveness within the pharmaceutical industry. The report provides an understanding of technological concepts in cloud computing, including cloud computing service models, deployment models and key stakeholders. Information on the major players in the cloud computing space is followed by an overall assessment of the technology in terms of benefits and restraints.

QUINCY, Mass., April 29, 2013 -- ConnectedLiving, a mission-based organization helping senior citizens live richer, more connected lives through the use of technology, today announced a partnership with CDW Healthcare, a leading provider of technology solutions for healthcare. Together both organizations will deliver the technology, services and training necessary to get entire senior living communities online.

DENVER, April 25, 2013 -- South Metro Primary Care (SMPC), one of the largest primary care independent practice associations in the Denver metro area, along with their medical management company Physician Health Partners (PHP), have announced plans to connect the electronic health records systems of its 118 primary care providers to the CORHIO health information exchange (HIE).

HORSHAM, Pa.-- NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today it has entered into an agreement with Syracuse Community Health Center Inc. (SCHC, Inc.) to deploy NextGen® Ambulatory EHR, NextGen® Practice Management and NextGen® Electronic Dental Record (EDR) across its 16 locations within Syracuse and Central New York.

NANUET, N.Y., April 25, 2013 -- iMedicor (OTC: VMCI) today announced it has launched its flagship product, iMedicor SocialHIE, one of the first online social/professional networks to be coupled with a Health Information Exchange (HIE), for Physicians' Alliance of America (PAA), an organization comprising more than 34,000 physician members representing over 7,100 member practices of all sizes and specialties throughout the United States. iMedicor SocialHIE will enable PAA members to exchange patient-specific healthcare information through the Internet with other PAA members, as well as non-PAA members they invite into their communities, all within a HIPAA-compliant environment.

STERLING, Va., April 24, 2013 -- In an effort to reduce hospital readmissions, Chesterfield, Mo., based Mercy has contracted Trapollo LLC., to provide a complete managed service offering designed specifically for remote health monitoring programs. 

WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 24, 2013 -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced the recipients of the "Innovations in Community Health" grants, which have been awarded to community health centers nationwide through a partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). The grants will help community health centers increase access to quality health care and produce better health outcomes while reducing costs for patients and healthcare systems.

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute today announced the appointment of Bryan R. Luce, PhD, MBA, as PCORI's first Chief Science Officer (CSO). In this position, Luce will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of PCORI's patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) agenda.

FARMINGTON, Mont., April 23, 2013 -- Frontier Medicine Better Health Partnership (FMBHP) and Vree Health – a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. focused on technology-enabled services designed to improve the reach, cost-efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare – today announced a collaboration designed to improve care transitions and reduce hospital readmission rates for patients in rural areas. Over the coming months, FMBHP and Vree Health will develop new, improved processes for transitioning patients from hospital to home within at least 10 Montana communities that will be pilots to inform later programs.