Triangle hospitals choose Epic for new EMR programs; Analysts say global health IT market to grow over 2013-2018;

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> The three Triangle hospital networks, based in North Carolina, are using Epic to implement new electronic medical record systems. "This is a big, massive change," Jeffrey Ferranti, Duke University Health System's chief information officer, told the Raleigh News & Observer. "We had 16,000 people go live. It really needs to be all hands on deck." Article

> Analysts forecast the global health IT market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.7 percent in 2013-2018, according to a Research and Markets report. Report

> BlackBerry Canada is moving into the healthcare arena in India by teaming up with U.S.-based NantHealth on integration of medical devices to detect illness, according to The Economic Times. Article

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> Proton beam therapy has a significant advantage over intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) when it comes to improving disease free survival and tumor control in patients with head and neck cancers, according to a study by Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists. Article

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> Affordable Care Act enrollment surpassed expectations, with roughly 20 million people gaining insurance under the law as of May 1. But measures other than enrollment are more important to gauge how well the law works, The Wall Street Journal reported. Article

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