It had been a few years since the last systematic literature review of the effect health information technology (HIT) has on patient outcomes, and much has changed since. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 encouraged widespread electronic health record (EHR) adoption, vaulting them to near-ubiquity.
GSK China and Ali Health jointly announced a strategic partnership to launch an innovative adult vaccination service system. The system will include online disease education and consultation, online HCP appointment booking, and deliver convenient online-to-offline (O2O) end-to-end service for users. Moreover, community healthcare service centres nationwide can utilise this platform to manage vaccination enquiries and requests. This will help enhance efficiency at the centres and help reduce costs and workload, thus optimising public healthcare institutions’s resources. By year-end, the platform is expected to cover 1500 community healthcare service centres in more than one hundred cities nationwide, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Wuhan.
TAI Diagnostics, Inc., focused on developing innovative diagnostic tests for monitoring the health of transplanted organs, announced the final closing of a $10 million Series A preferred equity financing. The company has now raised over $21 million since its inception. The proceeds of this financing will support on-going research and development of TAI’s innovative cell-free DNA (cfDNA) transplant monitoring technology, clinical studies, and the upcoming commercial launch of its post-transplant monitoring assays performed by its CLIA and CAP accredited reference laboratory.
A report examining the European venture landscape for health and biotech firms over the first half of 2017 has found that there is a continuing positive environment for venture funding and M&A in the sector.
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