News & Updates
The Obama administration announced a $1 billion initiative to fund innovations in federal health care programs aimed at cutting costs and improving outcomes. This initiative marks the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards.
Stanford engineers have developed a flexible, skin-like heart monitor that can be worn under an adhesive bandage on the wrist. The device functions as a pressure sensor and is sensitive enough to help doctors detect stiff arteries and cardiovascular problems.
AdhereTech won first prize and $50,000 at the Healthcare Innovation World Cup, an international diabetes innovation challenge. The wireless, smart pill bottles earned the top spot by demonstrating impact, innovation, feasibility and financial sustainability.
A tech accelerator called The Iron Yard in South Carolina launched its own digital health accelerator. Startups will receive $20,000 in seed funding and other benefits in exchange for 6 percent equity in their company. The demo day for the first class will be at Health 2.0’s fall conference at the end of September.
PathCentral, a pathology oriented cloud technology company, is a finalist in the Health and Medical Technologies category for the 2013 TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Awards (ATAs) for its web-based anatomic pathology laboratory information system (APLIS).
The U.S. House of Representatives approved $344M in preliminary spending for developing a joint EHR system between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.
TigerText, a secure mobile messaging platform, and Airwatch, a mobile security and enterprise mobility management provider, partnered to offer a HIPAA compliant communication platform for hospitals and health care organizations. The solution is being implemented by Community Hospice of Texas.
According to a report released by the Institute of Health Technology Transformation(iHT2), data analytics is crucial for population health management and the success of accountable care organizations. The report also featured critical findings and recommendations for using data to reduce cost and improve efficiency.
PingMD, an app facilitating communication between pediatricians and patients, raised $2.5M in new funding from angel investors, as reported by GigaOm. The company recently expanded the scope of this app to include patients from other disciplines as well as allow peer-to-peer communication.