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Goopatient, a personal health record app, is now available for Android. The mobile app allows patients to keep everyday health records, store personal electronic medical cards, use #hashtags to organize records, and attach medical files.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability recently published a dataset in the form of an interactive map plotting housing affordability in San Francisco neighborhoods. The map is part of an effort to raise public awareness about the link between affordable housing and public health.

Doximity, a professional network for physicians, announced a new system of continuing medical education (CME) in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic. The digital platform gives physicians a flexible and social way to earn CME credits on Doximity’s social network.

VHA, a network of not-for-profit health care organizations, partnered with Phytel to help its members tackle population management. Phytel’s technology combined with VHA IMPERATIV, a suite of advisory services, will help hospitals establish value-based care delivery models.

The American Stroke Association, American Heart Association, and Ad Council launched Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T., an app that aims to help users identify when someone is having a stroke.

Informatics Corporation of America, a health information exchange platform, achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) from DirectTrust.org and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) for excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensuring compliance with industry-established standards, HIPAA regulations and the Direct Project.

Hello Health, an EHR service provider, launched a patient-facing app called Portal Connect. This app allows patients to access and update their health data, and securely exchange information with their providers who use the Hello Health EHR system.

DoctorBase, a provider of mHealth-as-a-Service, grew its user base to 10K physicians, a growth of 104% within one year. DoctorBase’s PANDA software allows more than 4.1M patients to communicate with their health care providers through smartphones.

Online health community PatientsLikeMe invited medical researchers to take part in the first pilot run of its Open Research Exchange (ORE) platform. ORE will allow researchers to pilot, deploy, share, and validate new methods for measuring diseases among the PatientsLikeMe members.

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden found that a modified version of the dermatology consultation app, iDoc24, is comparably effective in identifying cancerous legions on skin as an in-person examination. Called the iDoc24 PRO, this app works with a dermoscope attachment on the phone to capture high resolution pictures.

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