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IBM, Apple combine IoT forces for sleep health study

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IBM’s Watson Cloud is to be the foundation for research by the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) into how human sleeping habits affect our health.

IBM Watson Health buys Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B

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IBM Watson Health has announced an agreement to acquire cloud based big data specialist Truven Health Analytics.

Digital health startup Babylon gets £24m to develop medical AI

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UK-based digital health service Babylon Health has raised $25m in a Series A funding round led by Swedish investment group AB Kinnevik. The venture capital advance is a record amount for a European cloud based health start up.

Red Hat helps eMedlab share supercomputer in the cloud

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A cloud of bioinformatics intelligence has been harmonised by Red Hat to create ‘virtual supercomputers’ that can be shared by the eMedlab collective of research institutes.

IBM Watson health launches to new cloud services to speed research

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IBM has launched two new cloud services and a range of initiatives which aim to eliminate the worst bottlenecks of clinical research in the health sector.

Salesforce says its Health Cloud is about building relationships, not records

Salesforce has unveiled a new cloud based system aimed at helping clinicians to build stronger relationships with patients.

Virgin Active urges cloud players to embrace ‘the database of you’

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In his keynote address at Cloud World Forum 2015, the CIO of fitness chain Virgin Active – Andy Caddy – urged cloud and big data companies to find better uses for the mountains of data people are accumulating about themselves.

US-based healthcare facility deploys cloud-based HCM

Hospice of Marion County, a Florida, US-based healthcare facility deployed a cloud-based HR platform to help unify the organisation's management and make it more flexible

Hospice of Marion County, a Florida, US-based healthcare facility providing assisted living and palliative care announced this week that it has completed the rollout of a cloud-based HR platform. Roy Hoxworth, director of human resources at Hospice of Marion County said the platform has made the organisation more flexible and easier to manage, and has increased internal engagement.

NY-based health centres deploy Office 365 to mitigate IT outages

CHN has 11 centres across New York, and said that it deployed Office 365 in a bid to avoid IT systems outages during crises

The Community Healthcare Network (CHN), a group of non-profit community health centres that provide medical, dental and social services throughout New York said that its centres have moved their productivity applications over to the cloud. Catherine Abate, CHN’s president and chief executive officer said the move will ensure its IT systems remain active during a crisis as the centres look to avoid a repeat of the challenges they encountered when Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012.

Practice Fusion secures $85m to fuel acquisitions, expansion

Practice Fusion raised another $15m, adding to a $70m round in September

Healthcare IT has transformed in recent years, particularly for smaller practices – which look to adopt learner support systems that do more for less while improving patient care. Practice Fusion, a provider of cloud-based EMR, big data and booking services secured an additional $15m Tuesday, bringing its total series D round haul to $85 million. The company said the new funds will fuel strategic acquisitions to help Practice Fusion keep its momentum.