5 most interesting health IT partnerships this week

Hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers teamed up with health IT companies, startups and advocacy groups this week to develop new initiatives, technologies and innovative projects.

Here are five of the most interesting health IT partnerships and collaborations reported by Becker's Hospital Review this week.

1. DocASAP announced it has partnered with AMITA Health to improve access to care.

2. UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children's, all based in Seattle, will use a $50 million gift to establish the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine in Seattle. The gift comes from the late Jeffrey Brotman, and his wife Susan, as well as Pam and Dan Baty.

3. Amsterdam-based Royal Philips acquired Forcare, an interoperability software provider located in Zeist, the Netherlands, the company announced Dec. 5.

4. Modernizing Medicine, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based health IT company, joined a collaborative effort called Xertia focused on the quality of mobile health apps.

5. NantHealth will provide its GPS Cancer molecular analysis tests to support a research study initiated by UC San Francisco that explores the molecular basis of patients with metastatic or recurrent breast cancer.

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