News & Updates
100Plus is about to launch 100Plus. The company has already released two experimental applications, 100Proof and Outside. 100Plus, the app, combines the company’s learnings from those experiments. The new app recommends other user-suggested activities based on an individual’s location and preferences.
PatientsLikeMe partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE) and biopharmaceutical company UCB to study factors that improve epileptic veterans’ health. Approximately 66,000 veterans who visit VA medical centers are diagnosed with seizures or epilepsy each year, according to the ECoE.
A recent Epocrates survey found that 60% percent of physicians who use the Epocrates drug reference app said that they avoided at least one adverse drug error per week. The app features an Interaction Checker that lets physicians enter up to 30 prescription, over-the-counter, and alternative medicines to check for potential interactions.
Health care marketing agency HealthEd won first place in the government-sponsored Health Design Challenge for its re-design of patient lab summaries. The display gives patients a health score based on physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors.
Cognichoice launched a campaign on crowdfunding site Health Tech Hatch. Cognichoice is an app focused on behavior change in patients with health issues like type 2 diabetes, obesity and drug addiction. The app is currently being tested in a pilot study for overweight and obese pediatric patients.
Esri, which focuses on geographic information technology, is mapping flu surveillance reports from the CDC to flu mentions on social media, including YouTube, Flickr and Twitter. You can view the real-time map here.
Syapse, developer of human genome and clinical data processing software, raised a Series A round of venture capital, led by The Social+Capital Partnership. Syapse’s software is currently involved in the processing of more than 3,000 patient genomes.