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Johnson & Johnson company Wellness & Prevention, Inc. partnered with the Lake Nona Institute to research population health and wellness. The project, called the Lake Nona Life Study, will create a database based on health information from participating residents, employers, and students.

Social network company Alliance Health Networks launched personal health tracking on one of its sites, Diabetic Connect. Members can use the Web and mobile tracker to create a logbook of their blood glucose levels, which they can keep private or share with designated members.

The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance debuted the Connected Health World, a community-sourced database of wireless health products and services for industry and government representatives, clinicians, and academics. QualcommLife and Sotera Wireless are among the first to list products in the portal.

Software company AirStrip Technologies received an investment from United Kingdom-based Wellcome Trust for an undisclosed amount. AirStrip said the money will be used to develop its platform with a focus on accessing information housed in electronic health records.

RealMed launched a tool for physicians to help practices resolve their denied insurance claims. Users can look at a detailed explanation of benefits to figure out if denials are payer-specific, biller-specific or coding errors.

Voice recognition technology company Nuance Communications, Inc. partnered with Epic to bring voice-enabled clinical documentation to Epic’s mobile iPhone and iPad apps.

A recent study from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center concluded that teens in and out of the juvenile justice system can benefit from access to EHRs. The reason is that these teens are generally unhealthier than other adolescents, and no one keeps track of their health histories.

ORCAS, which creates self-management tools, developed two new applications to help prevent child bicycle and pedestrian accidents by teaching safety skills. Bike Smart and Walk Smart are tablet apps for children ages five to nine.

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