News & Updates

HIMSS Media launched an online community dedicated to chronicling new and innovative models of care that improve individual and community well-being, while reducing health care costs. The Future Care community website is supported by IBM and its Smarter Care initiative.

Sorin Group announced that the FDA cleared SmartView, a remote monitoring application for implanted cardiac rhythm management devices. The technology allows physicians whose patients have a Paradym device, Sorin Group’s implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), to monitor them outside of the office.

Zephyr Technology, a wearable remote monitoring company, raised $2.4 million from undisclosed investors. Zephyr makes the BioHarness 3 for which the FDA granted 510(k) clearance in 2010.

Preventice announced the commercial launch of the BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System. The device, a small sensor attached to the body via a peel-and-stick patch, received FDA 510(k) clearance in August 2012.

The White House unveiled policy requirements calling for all federal government agencies to make information resources easily accessible. Data liberation efforts are already underway and have long been a priority for the CMS and ONC.

TrialReach, a UK based clinical trial search platform, raised £2M in Series A funding. The round was led by Octopus Investments along with Amadeus Capital Partners, who previously invested in the company in 2011.

Hunt Psychiatric Innovations recently unveiled MedOptimizer ADD/ADHD, the first app in the planned series of psychiatric apps to convert patients’ experience with medicines into actionable data for doctors.

According to the Surescripts’ National Progress Report on E-Prescribing and Safe-Rx Rankings, in 2012, 69% of U.S. doctors used e-prescribing, 44% of all prescriptions dispensed were routed electronically, and 47% of patient visits resulted in electronically generated medication history requests.

MyPsych, a HIPAA compliant real-time monitoring and analysis tool, launched MyPsychTES.com. It streamlines patient-therapist communication, and connects practitioners with clients via the MyPsych smartphone applications.

Mana Health won The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) Design Challenge for the Patient Portal for New Yorkers, followed by iHealthNY and MyHealthProfile. NYeC hosted a Lightning API Workshop on Day 1 of the Health:Refactored Conference.

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