News & Updates

Aetna announced several key enhancements to its CarePass Platform, enabling easy access to data and services for third party developers. In addition, Aenta announced a $100,000 prize for its Health 2.0 Developer Challenge to develop an innovative solution that encourages medication adherence.

The University of California, Berkeley was awarded $10 million from the National Science Foundation to develop ‘Big Data’ applications. Two of their first projects will focus on cancer genomics and personalized medicine.

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a report revealing that their EHR Incentive Program has given out a total of $5 billion in Meaningful Use incentives in 2011 and 2012.

Rock Health unveiled the six Boston area startups that will be included in its summer incubator. Those companies are HomeTeam Therapy, PrescribableApps, NeuroTrack Technologies, Neumitra, NoviMedicine, and ZeroSum Health.

School Fit took first place at the Preventing Obesity Code-a-thon in Washington, D.C. organized by Heath 2.0 and the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health. The application attempts to make school fitness data as meaningful and widely quoted as SAT scores, graduation rates and state championship wins.

Select Walmart Retail Medical Clinics will be adding Telemed’s Smart Care Doc to their suite of services. The online video consultation service will connect patients to physicians remotely through BCS Global’s cloud technology.

Health in Reach and PriceDoc have consolidated operations under the Health in Reach brand. Currently only operational in Los Angeles, the merger will open up Health in Reach’s provider search and price comparison tools to a national audience.

Eli Lilly released its Lilly Oncology Clinical Trials Resource application for iOS and Android devices. The mobile app lets users search for information on clinical trials organized by Lilly Oncology, as well as other cancer research centers.

The California Department of Health Care Services has awarded a $359m contract to Accenture to develop the statewide Health Benefit Exchange.

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