Cedars-Sinai online registry speeds matching for clinical trial participation; Dreamit Health Philadelphia announces 2015 health tech startup class;

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> Compared with paper-based registries, new research found that Research for Her, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's online registry that matches women with research studies and clinical trials, is 27 percent quicker. Announcement

> In an effort to examine how environment relates to exercise habits over time, researchers from New York University are inviting fitness enthusiasts to share their digital fitness logs with them, the Boston Globe reported. Article

> Dreamit Ventures, in collaboration with Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine, on Monday announced the 2015 class of health-tech startups for Dreamit Health Philadelphia. The class will participate in a 16-week boot camp centered on tackling some of healthcare's greatest challenges. Announcement

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> Puerto Rico, which already is in the midst of a financial crisis, is facing steep cuts in Medicare Advantage rates and a likely lapse in funds supplementing its Medicaid programs. Article

> The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made a sweeping range of proposals intended to improve the safety and functioning of the 15,000 or so long-term care hospitals (LTCH) and nursing homes that operate in the United States. Article

And Finally... Lab-produced hamburgers--coming soon. Article