Cota Health raises $10 million to aggregate and analyze oncology data

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Cota Health, an oncology-focused data curation and big data analytics platform, today raised $10 million in the form of a convertible loan from Varian Medical Technology. Under the agreement, Varian will offer its customers access to Cota’s services and Cota will help Varian aggregate real-world evidence into a knowledge base for creating decision support and other tools.

The U.S. 21st Century Cures Act took effect on October 1. Signed into law in December 2016, the legislation requires care providers to let patients access their health information. But opening up electronic health records doesn’t make the data within them standardized. And some experts estimate that as many as half of records are mismatched when data is transferred between health care systems.

Cota, which specifically focuses on cancer care, hopes


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