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A new partnership between Sharecare and Healthline Networks will enable the expansion of Sharecare.com’s content and navigation services. Through this partnership, Healthline BodyMaps will also be integrated into the ShareCare site for users to visualize their search using a 3D image of the human body.

The McKesson Foundation awarded $1.4M to researchers at Scripps who are seeking to unveil the effectiveness of mobile apps on low-income diabetes patients who use tools for managing their health.

More in sleep. Following Zeo’s lead, there’s now a partnership between T-Mobile, Nokia, Meridian Health, and iMPak Health launching a sleep monitoring system called SleepTrak, which uses near field communication to track and monitor sleeping patterns and symptoms for users attempting to improve their sleep.

The Ear Science Institute of Australia has launched a new software product that enables patients to manage and maintain their cochlear implants remotely using a computer and a wireless connection. Previously patients were required to visit the institute for such a checkup.

In a recent study, researchers from Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and CVS Caremark critically compared 15 different diabetes-related websites (among a pool of 300), in which they encountered various incongruous components such as content criteria and membership. The results strike a chord as the ultimate goal of the ongoing larger study is to unveil a truer understanding of patient behavior given the changing climate of social media and self-management tools.

Physicians Interactive Holdings and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights announced the launch of Health eVillages, a program designed to bring mobile health tools to health professionals in underserved communities around the world.

United Health Group partners with the mobile communications solutions provider CareSpeak to phase in a new service that will allow for patients and caregivers to participate in two-way mobile text message communication. The goal is to improve adherence to treatment plans.  Patients will be sent reminders and encouragement to comply with care regiments, and caregivers will be notified via text about their patients’ biometric data.

A $25M program, initiated by Blue Cross blue Shield (of NC) and Allscripts, has been implemented in North Carolina by which 750 physicians and 39 free clinics will be subsidized for implementation of EMRs.

Procura releases Procura Mobile, a blackberry solution for enabling home health care.

A recent study published in Science Translational Medicine used machine learning and data mining techniques to unveil biomarkers and eventually conduct accurate risk assessments for cardiac arrest patients.

The public has decided among two finalists for the Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge (sponsored by Sanofi-Avents): Chewable is a food choice assistant in the form of a mobile game for diabetes patients and Ginger.io is a self-monitoring iPhone app that tracks movement and social patterns of patients without their data input. Both winners receive $100,000 and a one-month stay at Rock Health Incubator to keep up the progress on their solutions.

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