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Harvard researchers licensed GNS Healthcare’s REFS (Reverse Engineering and Forward Simulation) Big Data analytics platform to build computational models of the mechanisms involved in cell differentiation. Researchers also plan to explore how cells react to various drugs.

Vivify Health, Inc., formerly Intuitive Health, Inc., received funding from Ascension Health Ventures and Heritage Group. The funding amount was not disclosed, but proceeds will accelerate the delivery of Vivify’s cloud-based Remote Care Management platform.

A study from the Georgia Institute of Technology found that daily SMS text messages asking pediatric asthma patients about their condition can lead to improved health outcomes. Researchers found that sending at least one text message a day improved clinical outcomes.

Proteus Digital Health announced that it raised $62.5 million in its latest round of funding. Proteus is developing an intelligent medicine system called Raisin, which includes sensor-enabled pills, a biometric sensor patch, and companion apps.

Independence Blue Cross, New York University, and NYU Langone Medical Center established a collaboration to use big data to detect, prevent, and predict diabetes. Researchers will create algorithms using machine learning to be applied to medical and pharmacy claims data to try to determine which patients have either undiagnosed or pre-diabetes.

WellnessFX, a cloud based consumer health platform, launched eCheckup, a web-based blood testing platform. The results are available within 48 hours, and the consumers have direct access to their health data via a WellnessFX dashboard.

According to Manhattan Research’s annual study of physicians’ technology adoption and behavior, Epocrates is the most popular medical application on both smartphones and tablet devices among U.S. physician app users.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) partnered with Archimedes Inc., a health care modeling company, to create a web based interface called the Archimedes Healthcare Simulator (ARCHeS). This platform will allow the HHS agencies to evaluate health spending, treatment, and effectiveness using big data.

Share Practice, a mobile based collaborative clinical reference platform debuted earlier this week. The app allows doctors to exchange clinical information, publish findings, get feedback from the community, review conventional therapies and incorporate new, and integrative medicines into the collective knowledge-base.

DocuTap, makers of EHR and Practice Management software, raised $11.9M in Series B funding. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), and also included DocuTAP’s existing financial partner, Bluff Point Associates (BPA).

Montana based Frontier Medicine Better Health Partnership (FMBHP) partnered with Vree Health, a post-discharge technology service provider, to improve care transitions and reduce hospital readmission rates for patients in rural areas. The collaboration will develop improved processes for transitioning patients from hospital to home within at least 10 Montana communities.

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