If market conditions continue where they left off in 2014, then 2015 could be another record-breaking year for venture capital funding in the health IT sector. With VC money pouring into HIT, it has become the bellwether surpassing the growth of traditional healthcare and technology alike.

According to a report from StartUp Health, 2014 was a record year for digital health with $6.5 billion invested—a 125 percent increase from the total amount in 2013—while preliminary estimates by Mercom Capital Group show that VC funding of health IT doubled in 2014, ending up at more than $4.4 billion versus $2.2 billion in 2013.

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