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Withings, maker of health and wellness monitoring devices and applications, raised $30M in funding, bringing its total funding to date to $33.8M. Key investors include Bpifrance, Idinvest Partners, 360 Capital Partners and Ventech.

ConsultingMD, a platform for patients to connect with health care experts for second-opinions and expert advice, rebranded itself as Grand Rounds. The company raised $10M from Venrock in May, 2013 to expand its services.

IDerma, a Croatia based medical technology company, unveiled a smart sensor device for monitoring children. Called Teddy the Guardian, this toy is fitted with FDA and CE approved sensors to continuously and safely monitor a child’s health and transmit the data to a smartphone via Bluetooth.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released two apps for tracking data for the Open Payment program under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, a provision of the Affordable Care Act. These applications are aimed for voluntary use by physicians, manufacturers, and Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs).

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) launched a data access framework initiative to increase interoperability among electronic health records (EHRs) from different vendors. The framework will be based on the identified business requirements of the community and will leverage existing standards.

Oscar, a new stealth startup, raised $40 million from investors including Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, General Catalyst and Khosla Ventures. The company is a licensed health insurance operator in the state of New York and will likely offer their own plans.

Four college students in Uganda designed a smartphone app that connects to a fingertip sensor to allow instant diagnosis of malaria without repeated needle sticks. The students were participating in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup.

Galvanic, an Irish company using gaming to help users relax, raised more than $100,000 through Kickstarter for the PIP, a biosensor that measures fluctuating stress levels. The PIP sends data via Bluetooth to an iOS or Android device.

NaviGo Health, a new Cleveland-based startup, is building a matching platform that allows patients to search for physicians based on how they answer questions about their communication, decision-making, treatment and personality preferences.

The Mount Sinai Medical Center partnered with Toronto-based Real Time Medical for a project that will bring teleradiology services to several New York imaging clinics. Mount Sinai seeks to eliminate manual workflow steps between the institution and remote locations, unify disparate systems, and provide timely access to diagnostic reports.

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