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[ A ] Advent International, American Capital, American Securities, AngelList, Apax Partners, Atlas Venture, August Capital, Austin Ventures.

[ B ] Bain Capital, Battery Ventures, Benchmark Capital, BlackRock, Brentwood Associates, Bridge Bank.

[ C ] Cambia Health Solutions, Cambridge Innovation Capital, Capitala Finance, Care Capital, Central Valley Fund, Centre Partners, Cherry Tree, Citigroup, City National Bank, Comerica Bank, Crosslink Capital.

[ D ] Draper Associates.

[ E ] Edison Partners.

[ F ] Fulcrum Equity Partners, FundersClub.

[ G ] GE Ventures, General Atlantic, Genstar Capital, GGV Capital, Goldman Sachs, Greenspring Associates.

[ H ] HC2 Holdings, Highland Capital Management, Highlander Partners, Huron Capital.

[ I ] Ignition Partners, Imperial Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Inverness Graham.

[ K ] Khosla Ventures.

[ L ] L Catterton, Leerink Partners, Legg Mason, Lehman Brothers, Lightbank, LiveOak Venture Partners.

[ M ] Main Street Capital, Mercato Partners, Merrill Lynch, Monroe Capital, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, Morgenthaler.

[ N ] New Mountain Capital, North Castle Partners, NovaQuest.

[ O ] Och-Ziff Capital Management, Octopus Ventures, Opus Capital, OrbiMed Advisors, OS Fund.

[ P ] Pamlico Capital, Pine River Capital, Pritzker Group Private Capital.

[ R ] Rand Capital, Rising Tide, Riverside Company, ROTH Capital Partners.

[ S ] Salesforce Ventures, Sands Capital, Sequoia Capital, Sierra Ventures, SierraMaya360, Silicon Valley Bank, SJF Ventures, Social Capital, Spark Capital, Spectrum Equity, Sprint Accelerator, Summit Partners, SunTrust Bank, Swander Pace Capital.

[ T ] T. Rowe Price, Technology Partners, The Carlyle Group, Third Security, TPG Capital, TPG Growth, Trident Capital, True Ventures.

[ V ] Vertex Ventures.

[ W ] Warburg Pincus, William Blair.

Rationale: A flood of news is being generated on the U.S. healthcare system, coming from dozens of established news sources and hundreds of blogs. Thousands of stories appear each day, making it difficult to get a real sense of what is happening in a particular focus area, let alone identify quality content for review.

Health systems, payers, capital firms and other stakeholders have critical questions such as: (1) what is happening within a particular healthcare topic? (2) what new players are in this space? and (3) what deals, installations and partnerships have occurred?

The goal of this tool is to provide assistance to research efforts within the healthcare IT field, reducing analysis load while providing a simple method to follow an emerging healthcare topic or player.

Methodology: News items are selected via a search algorithm and then scored across several factors, including the perceived quality of the source. Depending on the frequency of news for a particular topic, its news summary may represent a few days, or a few months activity. Links to other entities are determined through manual review as well as via algorithm.

Although some direct testing occurs, note that with the incoming volume of data (5,000 news items per day) it would be infeasible to sample each record, and the odd categorization error is likely. Finally, your comments are welcome.