Reports: Digital Health Investments Already Reach $2.1 Billion In 2015

Mobi Health News reports that digital health companies brought in $2.2 billion through the end of June, trailing the $2.9 billion that came into the industry at this point last year. The report used numbers from industry analyst Health 2.0 Market Intelligence, which listed big investments such as Allscript’s $200 million in Nant Health. Full Story

UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center Joins Elite Group To Earn Highest Federal Designation

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center has joined an elite group of fewer than 50 in the country that have been awarded designation by the federal government as one of the finest cancer research and treatment facilities in America. Full Story

Conversation With: Dr. Andrew K. Lee, Head Of Dallas-Fort Worth’s First Proton Therapy Center

Later this year, cancer patients throughout Dallas-Fort Worth will have access to a 220-ton machine known as a cyclotron that delivers concentrated doses of radiation directly to a tumor with minimal exposure to healthy tissue, a process that has been proven to minimize side effects. North Texas is currently the largest region without access to such a machine. But not for long. Here is a conversation with the doctor tapped to lead it. Full Story

Baylor Partners With Prominent Research Nonprofit TGen In Precision Medicine Initiative

Baylor and TGen have announced they’re forming a large-scale research consortium, beginning with efforts to further personalize oncology—diagnose tumors sooner, then develop individualized treatment paths to increase the patient’s chance of survival. Researchers for each institution have worked together on studies in the past, like one in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal, which was the publication’s most cited white paper in 2013. Full Story

Mobilizing Dallas-Fort Worth’s Substantial Indian Physician Population To Foster Innovation

The onslaught of shifting healthcare regulations and payment reform, the increased emphasis on quality and accountability as well as the need for more coordinated patient care have identified several deficiencies that existed for decades in our healthcare system. With those challenges, however, opportunities have emerged. That’s where health entrepreneurship comes into play. Full Story

Second Class Of Health Wildcatters Graduates Note Impressive Funding Period

Health Wildcatters’ second class of startup graduates has cumulatively raised $4.5 million in the five months since they completed the 12-week incubator. “The majority of startups don’t even get to this stage,” said CEO Hubert Zajicek. “They don’t get into accelerators. It’s so hard to get this kind of money.” Full Story

Today, The Future Of Telemedicine In Texas Is In The Hands Of The Medical Board

The Texas Medical Board is set to decide by Friday whether to adopt amendments to its guidelines that will limit the scope of telemedicine, decisions that industry proponents say will likely gut the practice. The decision marks the end of a nearly four year standoff between the board, which maintains that the practice must be reined in to ensure patient safety, and Dallas-based Teladoc, the largest provider of such services in America. Full Story