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Followed by a recent investment from DST Global, ZocDoc has now secured an additional $25M of series C funding from Goldman Sachs, bringing Sachs’ total investment in the company to $75M.

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that more accurate diagnoses could simply be a matter of tracking disease outbreaks. Such information is frequently, if not always reported, yet hardly made available. Federal officials are working on a web tool for physicians to access real-time biosurveillance data.

Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s) have immense potential to save lives in the setting of sudden cardiac arrest. However, many people are unaware of their locations, functions, or usability. A geo-locator app that launched this summer has already reached 40,000 active users. Now UPenn has launched a challenge that integrates crowdsourcing with AED’s to spread awareness. Here’s also an article from the Economist.

Independa, a provider of telecare services for elderly living independently, closes $1.6M of seed round venture capital funding.

A study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology concluded that the use of speech recognition software for breast image reporting produces more errors than those reports that utilize traditional dictation.

Extending the Cure is a research project based at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy that has launched a tracking tool called the “Resistance Map”, used to track and monitor drug resistance in North America and Europe. Funding was provided by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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