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November 19, 2012
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Diagnotes LLC, an Indianapolis-based developer of health care software, won the inaugural Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge held by the economic development group Develop Indy. Diagnotes and two other finalists, CreateIT and Freedom Solutions, presented product demonstrations at the annual conference of the Indiana Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Diagnotes’ On Call software, which delivers patient medical records to smartphones of an on-call doctor, won $5,000 for taking first place. Diagnotes also won the business competition that was part of the Indiana Life Sciences Summit, staged by Indianapolis-based BioCrossroads, in October.

In a bid to compete for cancer patients with Indiana University Health and St. Vincent Health, Community Health Network will make its North and East hospitals affiliates of the University of Texas’ MD Anderson Cancer Center. MD Anderson, one of the best-known treatment centers for cancer, will certify the cancer physicians at the two hospitals and give Community access to the evidence-based treatment and follow-up plans developed by MD Anderson. “This is a game changer for our network,” Bryan Mills, CEO of Indianapolis-based Community Health Network, said in a prepared statement.  “Professionals in the medical field know the MD Anderson name very well, as it’s the gold standard for cancer care.” Community also plans to seek MD Anderson Cancer Network certification at its hospitals in Anderson, Kokomo and on the south side of Indianapolis.

Advantage Health Solutions Inc. suffered a security breach that potentially affects members of the Franciscan Alliance accountable care organization. The breach occurred Oct. 19 when a subcontractor of Indianapolis-based Advantage mailed generic health questionnaires to 2,575 beneficiaries with individual identification numbers inadvertently displayed. No personal health or financial information was disclosed. Advantage, which provides care management and data services for the Franciscan ACO, said it is offering free credit monitoring to all members of the health plan.

West Lafayette-based Tymora Analytical Operations LLC received $300,000 from the National Institutes of Health to help it develop technology to help researchers develop drugs to treat cancer and diabetes, as well as immune and neurological disorders. The company’s technology, called PolyMAC, is based on research by Andy Tao, a Purdue University professor of biochemistry. Tymora received a $150,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health this year, and has also received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. All the grants are part of the federal government's Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, program.


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