Doximity secures $10.8M in Series A venture capital; Montana governor disagrees with state's decision to reject HITECH money;

> Just nine days after its official launch, health communications platform Doximity secured a $10.8 million Series A venture capital investment from Emergence Capital Partners and InterWest Partners. "Already available on several computing platforms, we will now extend our product's interactivity and integration with other systems," CEO Jeff Tangney said in a statement. Announcement

> Michael Newman, former Vice President of Medical Informatics at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, last week was named chief information officer for Intelimedix. Press release

> The only state to reject funding for electronic medical records via the HITECH Act? That would be Montana, whose governor disagrees with the decision, reached by the state's legislation on party line votes. "If Montana rejects the money, it will be distributed to other states, and Montana providers would be left holding the bag, requiring them to use their own funds for the technology or be left behind," Gov. Brian Schweitzer said in a statement. Press release

> A North Carolina start-up, AustismSphere, is taking another run at using mobile health to help treat the symptoms of autism. The new company is banking on the ease of use of apps and smartphones as a way to crack the autism code. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... A future Darwin Award winner? Perhaps. Article