News & Updates

Reciprocal Labs Corporation, makers of Asthmapolis, raised $6.9 million in Series A funding from Social+Capital Partnership.

Caradigm and Orion Health partnered to integrate Orion’s Health Information Exchange capabilities into Caradigm’s Intelligence Platform. This big data play will likely spur development of new applications for Caradigm in the realms of decision support, quality improvement and metrics, and population health management.

Mood Watch, a new cross-platform mobile health app for daily mood tracking, made its debut in the App Store and Android Marketplace ($0.99). Mood Watch is endorsed by the International Bipolar Foundation, and was developed by a bipolar 1 patient.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched an online dashboard that gives researchers access to data on Medicare patients with more than one chronic condition. The dashboard targets the Affordable Care Act’s goals for health promotion and the prevention and management of multiple chronic conditions.

Aetna has completed the sale of its Missouri Medicaid business, Missouri Care, to WellCare Health Plans, Inc. The sale is in anticipation of Aetna’s acquisition of Coventry Health Care, Inc., which operates a separate Missouri Medicaid plan.

The Empowered Patient Coalition, a non profit group for patient awareness, launched a web application called Empowered Patient Decision Support. It gathers information through a series of questions, and produces a report of suitable suggestions and guidelines for the patients.

Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) developed a tiny, portable personal blood testing device. The device, implanted under human skin, can send data to the doctor’s computer using a mobile phone network.

Cigna and Northwest Physicians Network, an independent physician association, launched a collaborative accountable care initiative to improve patient access to health care, enhance care coordination, and increase affordability.

ZirMed, a SaaS provider, launched a new product called Patient Estimation Solution. This web-based application allows provider organizations to accurately determine a patient’s financial responsibility prior to providing service or care.

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