News & Updates

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers study looked at perceptions of mHealth. PwC found that in emerging markets, consumers said mHealth is a way to increase access to health care, while patients in developed markets said it’s a way to improve convenience, cost and quality.

Cloud-based telemedicine company Consult A Doctor launched iDr, an iPhone app that connects users with physicians 24/7. The app is available to patients who have a membership to the service through their employer or health plan.

Big Data analytics firm GNS Healthcare signed a multi-year agreement to extend and expand its membership with the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The center houses one of the world’s most powerful university-based supercomputers.

CellScope, which created a smartphone-enabled otoscope to diagnose ear infections, raised $1M in seed funding from Khosla Ventures.

The American Association for Retired Persons and Microsoft launched the AARP Health Record, a free personal health management system for AARP members. AARP said the record is part of its effort to develop tools to help members manage medications and chronic conditions.

The New York eHealth Collaborative and the New York State Department of Health announced the creation of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York. The network involves three Regional Health Information Organizations and and three health information exchange vendors.

Eleven states and the federal government worked together to create Enroll UX 2014, a tool consumers can use to enroll in public and private health insurance. UX 2014 is open to all states if they want to adopt it.

Premier Healthcare Alliance a network of more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 84,000 other healthcare sites, launched a new virtual health care community. The community is available to 100,000 clinicians, and the idea is for them to share information like best practices and new findings.

AliveCor, maker of a mobile electrocardiogram device, raised $10.5 million in Series B venture financing led by Burrill & Company and Khosla Ventures.

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