News & Updates
Big data analytics company, GNS Healthcare, partnered with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) to assess CMS’s quality measures. GNS will apply the Reverse Engineering and Forward Simulation Big Data analytics and machine learning platform to study the impact of quality measures on delivered care.
San Francisco based digital health startup Nurep, recently debuted an iPad-based medical device support platform that eliminates the need to have medical reps physically present in the operating room. Nurep is a part of digital health accelerator Blueprint Health’s winter 2013 class, and unveiled the product at the Demo Mobile conference.
A new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed $1.27 billion cost savings in Canada through EHR adoption. The study was commissioned by Canada Health Infoway, a government-funded organization charged with monitoring and improving the use of IT in Canada’s health care system.
New Directions Technology Consulting and iRx Reminder, a mHealth application service provider, signed an agreement to co-develop a bidirectional smartphone-based platform focused on improving real-time data collection and lowering costs of clinical trials.
MC10 completed a Series C funding round for $8 million led by two new, undisclosed investors. With this extension, the total amount MC10 has raised in its Series C is $18 million. MC10 develops wearable sensors that stretch and bend with the body.
Physicians Interactive partnered with Teche Action Board, Inc., to provide mobile medical resources for community health professionals in rural Louisiana. Clinicians will receive mobile devices loaded with clinical decision support tools, apps, and specialized medical reference content to support primary and preventive care efforts.
Doximity announced in conjunction with the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) the launch of a HIPAA-secure private network. The application, powered by the Doximity platform, allows physician-scientists to securely collaborate and share clinical information in a virtual environment.
Treato secured $14.5 million in a funding round led by OrbiMed Israel Partners and New Leaf Venture Partners. Treato combines patented Natural Language Processing algorithms, patient language dictionaries and big data analytics to distil real-time patient insights from social media.
MDLIVE announced that self-insured employers using Cigna will have access to its telehealth plan on Jan. 1, with signup starting this summer. The benefit would be part of Cigna’s regular network, with negotiated rates and co-pays.