Kaiser Permanente to open new IT campus in Colorado; Blue Cross, Penn Medicine team on Philly-based health accelerator;

> Kaiser Permanente announced this week that it plans to open an IT campus in Greenwood Village, Colo., next month that will employ 500 individuals by 2015, the Denver Post reports. According to Kaiser Executive Vice President Phil Fasano, the effort is "intended to be a launch pad for our next wave of innovation." Article

> Independence Blue Cross and the University of Pennsylvania Health System are joining forces to launch a new health accelerator in Philadelphia, according to a joint announcement this week. The pair also will work with DreamIt Ventures, a pre-seed stage accelerator, to help healthcare startups with their development. Announcement

> Arlington, Va.-based technology solutions company Pantheon was awarded an $11.6 million federal contract this week to redesign and expand a web platform for aiding public reporting of healthcare performance developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The platform--dubbed MONAHRQ (My Own Network powered by AHRQ)--helps organizations create healthcare performance reporting websites. Announcement

And Finally… I like the smell of pizza, but not this much. Article

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