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Practice Fusion launched a free tool to help patients track health care spending. The platform is available through Practice Fusion’s recently launched Patient Fusion and includes insurance claims information.

Gamgee, a stealthy mobile health care startup, raised $2 million in equity funding. The Palo Alto startup does not have a website, but CEO Bob Quinn’s Linkedin suggests the startup is developing an app related to chronic illness.

Voxiva announced the addition of new interactive features to their Text4baby service, which texts expectant mothers content timed to their due date. Subscribers can now access an interactive mobile website with educational content and informational videos.

The U.S. Department of Defense will investigate commercial options for an EHR system instead of developing one based on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VistA system, Nextgov reported. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wrote in a memo that he was “convinced” a competitive process was best.

UnitedHealthcare and the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) partnered to raise awareness of free online caregiver resources available in English and Spanish. The resources are focused on navigating Medicare.

Syntermed, an imaging and informatics software company received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its nuclear cardiac software called Emory Cardiac Toolbox. It is a cloud-supported reporting tool that allows diagnosticians to perform faster, more accurate nuclear cardiology reports from heart scans.

India-based ThinkHealth Services, a mobile health and wellness solutions company launched a mobile health care service named Jivananda in collaboration with Airtel, a cellular services provider, and Jiva Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic medicine company, to provide medical advice to subscribers in small towns and rural areas of the country.

Health care information technology company Healthland acquired American HealthTech, an EHR software provider, to develop a complete EHR solution for hospitals to help reduce re-admissions and improve patient outcomes.

iHealth Lab, producers of mobile personal health care products, debuted the Wireless Pulse Oximeter, a blood oxygen monitor, and the Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker, a daily activity and sleep monitor. Both wearable devices are supported by the iHealth SpO2 and the iHealth MyVitals mobile app, respectively.

dashboardMD, a business intelligence reporting provider, partnered with Healthpac, a billing software provider. The partnership will allow Healthpac’s clients to use dashboardMD’s business intelligence enterprise reporting solutions and turnkey health care analytics tools.

ConsultingMD announced a $10 million funding raise from Venrock. ConsultingMD created a technology platform that creates a “virtual clinic” where expert physicians in the network access a comprehensive digital profile of a patient’s history and medical records to speed and streamline diagnosis.

Scanadu launched an Indiegogo campaign to sell its SCOUT device. The company launched its crowdfunding campaign without FDA 510(k) clearance, with the intention of conducting the usability tests needed to get the clearance via the campaign. Scanadu surpassed its funding goal in a mere three hours.

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