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Bina Technologies, a genomic data company, raised $6.25M in Series B financing. The round was led by Sierra Ventures. Bina released a commercial product last month to collect and process DNA data for personalized diagnosis.

ONC launched a website to gather public input on Consumer eHealth as part of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. The Planning Room, launched in collaboration with Cornell University, is open from March 25 to May 9.

Bucknell University students developed an app called Heal Thy Tendon. The app will help doctors to diagnose ankle and foot ailments, provide information and instructions to patients of orthopedics, and share information with other orthopedics professionals.

Health Tech Hatch,  a crowd-funding and beta testing resource, is one of the 48 innovators debuting in The Hive at TEDMED 2013. The Hive, in association with StartUp Health, is an informal social environment for start-ups, incubators/accelerators, government-run challenges, academically-led programs and labs run by Fortune 500 companies.

Medicare beneficiaries across 36 states and territories will lose telehealth benefits, primarily the option to receive healthcare services via videoconferencing. The change is a result of updated federal delineations of Standards Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs).

SoloHealth and Safeway signed a deal to install the SoloHealth Station kiosk in almost 700 Safeway stores nationwide. Health 2.0 previously reported on both Safeway’s original partnership with SoloHealth in early 2011 and a similar deal between SoloHealth and Walmart.

KLAS released a study on the clinical usability of leading EHRs. In the study of 128 physicians, KLAS found that no vendor scored above a four (on a scale from one to five) in clinical usability.

The Jawbone Up wristband launched in Europe. In addition to the European launch, the lifestyle tracker is now also available for Android users.

Mayo Clinic and drchrono agreed to provide patient-specific educational resources to physicians using the drchrono EHR platform. The drchrono EHR platform also features a smart patient education notification list, which can be digitally distributed to patients.

A review published in The Chochrane Library found self-managed online interventions to be ineffective for diabetics. Using data from 16 trials involving 3,578 type 2 diabetics who used cell phones or computers as part of the self-management of their diabetes, the researchers found the interventions safe, but with limited positive effects.

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