Researchers launch genetic search engine; NantHealth unveils cloud-based clinical operating system;

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> Researchers at Virginia Tech's Carilion Research Institute have designed a search engine that identifies functionally linked genes, according to the school. The search engine--dubbed EvoCo--could help scientists treat diseases with genetic components, such as cancer or Alzheimer's. Article

> South Bend, Indiana-based Michiana Health Information Network (MHIN) signed an agreement with the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) in which MHIN will share and receive patient data with providers and public health agencies connected to MiHIN. Announcement

> NantHealth today unveiled its Clinical Operating System (cOS) for value-based, coordinated care at the NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition in London. The system, according to NantHealth, is "an intelligent cloud-based platform integrating clinical, financial, operational and environmental data" from existing legacy systems to enable personalized care. Announcement

Health Insurance News

> Out of a potential 15 million people who signed up for healthcare coverage, between 3 million and 3.5 million people enrolled in plans outside of the Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to a recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The data suggests substantial growth in the individual market during the first part of 2014--the total number of those covered in the individual market at the end of March rose 29 percent higher than enrollment at the end of December 2013. Article

Health Finance News

> Hospitals and hospital systems could reap millions of dollars a year in savings by making their infrastructure greener, according to a new guide published by the American Hospital Association. The guide places a value on some of the sustainable practices that acute care providers can implement. Article

And Finally... This is probably why she threw out his beer. Article