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Mobile app company, Inadev, launched a medical version of its multimedia app called TaposeMD. Specifically designed for healthcare, TaposeMD provides a split screen interface, note-taking, and information consolidation capabilities.

According to a report by Washington Post,  the latest Castlight Health data reveals huge cost variation for medical procedures across the nation. As a result, several healthcare providers reduced their prices to stay competitive in the market.

Healthcare software maker, TeraMedica, partnered with Frontier Solutions Group, an IT consulting company, to provide Vendor Neutral Archive solutions. The partnership will help users to manage medical image archiving environments.

QUEST collaborative hospitals have avoided 92,000 deaths and saved $9.1 billion in costs since 2008. These hospitals shared data and expertise, such as best practices to improve their performance across the board, showing that hospitals nationwide could save 950,000 lives and approximately $93 billion over five years by replicating practices employed by QUEST.

Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) and Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) validated a secure exchange of patient records via Direct Messaging, a new federal healthcare email system. This validation was facilitated by two health information exchanges, AlliedHIE and Informatics Corporation of America.

Nike announced the first ten companies selected to participate in their accelerator program to drive digital sport innovation. Each company will receive $20,000 in funding plus mentoring over the course of three months in Portland, OR.

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that telemedicine programs in Oregon expanded stroke coverage by about 40 percent. The new study showed that with telemedical systems, the percent of residents with access to stroke care within an hour increased from 54.5 percent to 80 percent.

A Kickstarter project launched earlier this month monitors your exposure to the sun and vibrates when you need to apply more sunscreen. The UVeBand, a slap bracelet, uses a sensor to monitor UVA and UVB rays, and then calculates when it’s time to reapply based on a dermatologist-developed formula.

Decision Resources, a research and advisory firm, found that approximately 80 percent of doctors surveyed who have easy access (i.e. via e-prescribing) to patients’ formularies would prescribe a less expensive drug. Access to formulary information, including co-pay amounts, seems to be leading these physicians to prescribe the best-reimbursed drug.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee began a three-day series of hearings to examine how regulation might affect mobile health. Committee members will be asking the FDA, as well as the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, for guidance on regulation, which could influence both taxes and innovation in the mobile health space.

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