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Qualcomm Life acquired HealthyCircles, a care coordination SaaS provider, to integrate Qualcomm’s 2net™ Platform and Hub with the HealthyCircles enterprise platform. The integration enables providers to collect, monitor and manage near real-time actionable data that is readily accessible and shareable with a patient’s care team.

Honeywell HomMed unveiled a line of telehealth products and solutions at the 2013 American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Convention. The line up includes Genesis telehealth monitors, a software support for HomMed’s personal health devices called LifeStream Management Suite and a mobile Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS).

Fitbit Flex, a wrist-worn activity and sleep tracking device by Fitbit, is now commercially available. The product was announced earlier this year, and comes integrated with Bluetooth 4.0 and active minutes tracking system.

Telemedicine company Healthspot partnered with Netsmart, a management process solutions and EMR provider, to allow delivery of behavioral health services through Healthspot’s walk-in telehealth kiosks called HealthSpot Station. These kiosks are also being piloted at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

ClickCare, a HIPAA secure store-and-forward collaboration platform for providers, launched the iClickCare app for the iOs systems. The app enables the healthcare providers to exchange information using text, pictures, video, and PDFs, and creates archives of all cases for future reference.

Doximity, the largest online physician network, launched its new iPad app, bringing its HIPAA-secure communication platform for doctors to the tablet. Doximity also announced that it now has 160,000 physician users.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released the “Governance Framework for Trusted Electronic Health Information Exchange.” The voluntary guidance represents the ONC’s support of HIE governance in place of formal rules.

UC San Francisco opened a Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) to pioneer the transformation of health care in the era of individualized precision medicine. The focus of the CDHI is developing new technologies, apps, and systems that, along with social media, will generate enormous new data sets.

AARP and LivePitch Media announced 10 startup finalists for the second annual AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch. The showcase features startup companies innovating in the “50 and over” health technology space.

RunKeeper is now integrated with the Pebble smart watch. On the Pebble, RunKeeper will display pace, speed, and distance travelled and offer workout start and stop features. The partnership helps RunKeeper compete with wearables, allowing them to focus on their app, and leave hardware to specialized partners.

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