Best of Health IT News: Week of 01/15/15

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss.

Health IT in 2015: What's in the Cards? 

Information Week publishes its predictions for healthcare IT in 2015. Some predictions include increased consolidation among hospitals, the use of big data and analytics to create guidelines for treatment, and patients gaining more control over their treatment and healthcare information. 

Millennials Most Willing to Share Health Data

According to Fierce Health IT, millennials are the patient population most willing to share their health data anonymously. A new Truven Health Analytics/NPR poll shows that of Americans 35 and younger, 61% are willing to share data, as opposed to 48% of Baby Boomers. 

2014: A Year of Important Advances; Challenges Ahead 

Cardiology Today's editorial board picks some of the previous year's top stories based on important advances, challenges, and new data in CV medicine. The article also addresses challenges with EMRs and predicts that in the future, there will be an increased use and incorporation of EMR scribes into cardiology practices for data collection. 

Healthcare IT VC Funding More Than Doubles in 2014

Healthcare Informatics reports that in the year 2014, venture capital funding for healthcare IT more than double, coming to a total of $4.7 billion. This number included 670 deals, as compared with the $2.2 billion spent on 571 deals in 2013.