April 24, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/23/2013

› NovaBone expanding into larger facility in Alachua
To accommodate its rapid growth and upcoming family of products, NovaBone Products is preparing to move Alachua County operations to a 30,000-square-foot facility in Alachua. “We’re bursting at the seams,” CEO Art Wotiz said of the growth, stemming from both U.S. and international sales.

› Self-driving cars could save thousands of lives, study finds
A new study says self-driving cars and trucks hold the potential to transform driving by eliminating the majority of traffic deaths, significantly reducing congestion and providing tens of billions of dollars in economic benefits.

› Miami Children’s, California EHR firm team up
Miami Children’s Hospital and HealthFusion, the California-based developer of MediTouch EHR, announced a strategic partnership Monday to offer an MCH private-labeled cloud-based electronic health record system to pediatricians throughout the South Florida market that will allow physicians to interface with MCH’s hospital-based systems and others.

› Downtown Tampa skyscraper Element sells for $98 million
One of downtown Tampa's tallest, sleekest and most recognizable skyscrapers was sold last week for $98 million, property records show. Element, the 35-story apartment tower at 808 N Franklin St., was bought by a firm tied to Crescent Heights, a Miami-based luxury high-rise developer.

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