Mayo Clinic sells data center to Epic; VR may help in global mental health treatment;

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> Epic Systems is now the owner of the Mayo Clinic's data center. The Minnesota-based provider sold the center to the EMR vendor for $46 million, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The center will be leased to mayo Clinic for at least four years. Report

> As virtual reality becomes cheaper and more widely used, the ability for the tech to be used for global mental health treatment is growing, according to a TechCrunch article. Many apps and platforms in this area are already beginning to flood the market, but the article notes that lack of clinical data and evidence to show the benefits of the tools remains a barrier. Article

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> The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) has awarded more than $1.3 million in grants to behavioral health providers in Massachusetts to advance their use of health IT. Article

> The blanket hardship exemption for reporting year 2015 recently signed into law by President Barack Obama indicates that the Meaningful Use program has "probably passed the end of its productive life," according to a blog post from Dan Haley, senior vice president and general counsel of EHR vendor athenahealth. Article

Health Finance News

> The year 2015 featured a number of momentous events in the business of healthcare delivery, including the King v. Burwell decision. FierceHealthFinance looks at what the industry can expect in 2016. Article

And Finally... At least he wasn't a Leicester fan. Article