News & Updates

PatientsLikeMe appointed Martin Coulter to the position of Chief Executive Officer, the company’s first CEO since its founding in 2004. Martin brings a strategic and operational focus to the company and its business continues to expand.

U.S. News & World Report announced a collaboration with Doximity to offer a free online directory of more than 700,000 practicing U.S. physicians. The partnership offers consumers more data and tools to help them select medical providers.

Explorys, provider of a secure, cloud-based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) platform that leverages big data, announced it had been selected as a finalist for the Red Herring Top 100 North America award. The award honors the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.

CodeBaby partnered with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, to develop avatars, or “intelligent virtual assistants”, for helping plan members select health plans. The 3D virtual assistant will be named “Chloe” and will enhance member self-service capabilities.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced three finalists for the cancer survivor support application challenge: Medable’s Together, JourneyForward, and PatientsWithPower. The grand prize will be awarded to the app that best helps cancer survivors manage the transition from oncology care to primary care.

ResMed, makers of respiratory disorder products, launched SleepSeeker, an online patient support community, to increase patient engagement in therapy for sleep-disordered breathing. Patients will be able to view their therapy data, including time used, any apnea or hypopnea events, and any present mask leaks.

Polar USA, makers of heart rate monitoring and fitness assessment technologies, introduced Polar Stride Sensor Bluetooth Smart. It is the first Bluetooth enabled sensor that will allow runners to track speed and distance and capture intelligent training data while using a compatible device.

dashboardMD, a provider of business intelligence reporting solutions for health care, formed a strategic partnership with MicroMD, a provider of practice management (PM) and EMR systems. The partnership will allow MircoMD users to gain insightful and actionable intelligence as well as eliminate manual administrative reporting.

Alere Analytics, formerly known as DiagnosisOne, debuted its Clinical Surveillance product for hospitals for managing antimicrobial stewardship, infection control and medication management in hospitals. The solution is being piloted a large over 500- bed hospital in the greater New York area.

Kaiser Permanente launched InterchangeSM, its first application programming interface program (API). This open API will allow application developers to access publicly available data like location, hours of operation and specialty information about Kaiser hospitals and medical offices.

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