News & Updates

WellFX secured Series A funding this week from CMT Ventures. WellFX joins a growing list of companies that are gaining traction by integrating patient engagement, education, and communication tools into robust patient portals.

A new offering from Merge Healthcare called OrthoPACS will allow orthopedists to access images and templates online. The platform creates a centralized DICOM archive that physicians can access from or share too multiple locations.

Johns Hopkins University established a center focused solely on Health IT that will house experts from Public Health, Policy, Medicine, Business, and Engineering faculty, and will partner with external organizations.

Orlando Health improved their stroke response time by implementing Polycom, Inc.‘s tele-health services. Neurologists working offsite can now perform sophisticated assessments of stroke victims through a mobile device, increasing the speed of diagnosis and improving the outcomes of interventions.

Happtique, a medical app store and management system, issued an RFP for systems that could implement a Certification Program for apps in its large catalog. The standards would include those for operability, privacy, content and security standards and have been released publicly for comment.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center received an award of $500,000 by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop mobile applications for patients who have suffered a stroke.

Healthrageous, Inc. partnered with Boehringer Ingelheim to create a self-management program for patients with diabetes. The pilot study will target the effects of digital behavioral modification programs for patients with Diabetes Type 2.

CancerNetwork, an online resource for cancer care specialists, announced an online gaming “Diagnostic Champions’ Challenge.” The online game will measure the medical diagnostic skills of oncologists and provide rewards for high scorers … in the form of 1 ounce of gold.

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