Doximity raises an additional $17M in funding; UPMC renews contract with IBM;

> Physician professional network Doximity this week announced it raised $17 million in a Series B round of funding, bringing its total funding to $27 million. Since its Series A funding more than a year ago, the company has grown 15-fold. Announcement

> IBM will continue to supply patient treatment technologies to the UPMC for the next four years, the company announced this week. UPMC renewed its agreement with IBM to the tune of $120 million. IBM touts in an announcement that UPMC has saved $191 million over six years under in an initial agreement the two signed in 2005. Announcement

> Health services company American Specialty Health Incorporated and Innovista at the University of South Carolina plan to jointly open a health technology innovation center that will open in November, HealthTechZone reported. The company, according to a statement from ASH CEO George DeVries, will develop new Web and mobile technology applications for healthcare. Article

And Finally… Sammy Hagar will be pleased. Article

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