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Mango Health, a company that creates apps based on social gaming principles, raised $1.45 million in seed funding. Mango’s first release will be a medication adherence app.

Independa partnered with IDEAL LIFE, provider of home monitoring products like scales, glucometers, pulse oximeters, blood pressure cuffs, and medication dispensers. Caregivers use Independa products to look after the elderly. The information from IDEAL‘s devices will feed into the Independa Artemis caregiver web app.

Eyenetra, Inc. reported in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission it that it raised $1 million. Eyenetra allows patients to use mobile phones to take an eye test, receive a diagnostic measurement and contact an eye care provider.

Health record and practice management company Hello Health said that it signed 20 new practices onto its Health Electronic Medical Revenue Platform, making it available to more than 30,000 patients. Patients can use the platform to access medical records, schedule appointments and renew prescriptions.

Our Health 2.0 Chicago chapter reported that Chicago-based Analyte Health got $22 million form New World Ventures, Apex Venture Partners and Mohr Davidow Ventures. Analyte runs STDTestExpress.com, an online site that lets patients schedule appointments and view test results online.

A study from Japanese researchers concluded that the use of smartphones can help doctors to better treat stroke patients. The study involved a pilot program during which specialists used i-Stroke to exchange diagnostic images and clinical information between hospitals.

Hartford HealthCare said this week that information for 7,461 VNA HealthCare patients and 2,097 Hartford Hospital patients is at risk after an employee’s laptop was stolen in June. Names, addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers and medical diagnoses were on the computer.

An online survey of more than two thousand U.S. adults conducted for Xerox by Harris Interactive found that only 26% of patients want an electronic health record, and just 40% believe EHRs will deliver better, more efficient care.

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