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Geisinger Health System will expand patient access to their doctors’ notes in its Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded OpenNotes program. Thus far, 82 percent of participating patients opened at least one EMR note.

Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW) joined the Oregon Health Network (OHN). The partnership allows for the free flow of health care data between KP and non-KP providers. OHN will facilitate this data flow, providing connectivity to the entire health care continuum statewide.

A new company, Maxwell Health, launched in March in 7 cities to help employers and employees make health insurance decisions from the first step of buying a policy through picking providers to becoming healthier.

The New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA) announced the graduation of its inaugural class at its first annual Demo Day. The eight participants are developing technology solutions in care coordination, patient engagement, and analytics.

HealthSpot partnered with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to expand access to affordable health care for children via four HealthSpot Station units in and around Columbus, Ohio. The HealthSpot Station brings patients face-to-face, via high-definition videoconferencing, with medical professionals from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

A Toronto based pediatrician along with his team, developed a new children’s medication app called Snap’n’Dose. It allows users to take a picture of the drug identification number with their smartphone and calculate the correct dosage for that particular medication based on the child’s height & weight.

The Mount Sinai Medical Center adopted a care-coordination app called Cureatr across the enterprise. This cloud-based mobile app provides a HIPAA-compliant group text messaging system that aims at improving communication between team members coordinating care for patients with complex medical conditions.

Doctor Q&A startup HealthTap raised $24M in Series B funding. The round was led by Vinod Khosla’s Khosla Ventures, who joins the company as an advisor. Other investors include Mayfield Fund and Mohr Davidow Ventures.

MTBC, an electronic health record (EHR), practice and revenue cycle management company, launched ChartScribe. It is a fully integrated transcription service that allows health care providers to avoid lost productivity when adopting an EHR as well as fulfill the requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 2.

Tennessee Oncology, a physician-owned oncology practice, adopted Navigating Cancer’s cloud-based Patient Engagement Portal that enables providers to securely connect patients to their personal health information and educational resources. Navigating Cancer presented on the Health 2.0 stage at the 2010 San Francisco Conference.

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