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babyQ, an iPhone app to help pregnant women improve maternal and fetal health, launched its supporting website under the same name. babyQ provides customized advice using research-based, physician-approved data  along with data generated from a brief survey about the user’s lifestyle, exercise, nutrition, and stress level.

Conifer Health Solutions, a health care services company, was selected by Connecticut based Hartford HealthCare System to be its single health care communications center and provide patient access services for more than 3,000 doctors and medical experts in Connecticut.

Heapsylon, maker of wearable sensors, developed Sensoria, a sensor integrated sock. This smart sock is capable of real-time gait analysis to help runners track their steps, and advises them on improving their running style based on data collected through a supporting mobile app. Sensoria is crowdfunding via Indigogo.

Syapse, a medical software provider, joined the Free the Data! initiative, to provide software infrastructure for data mining, visualization, and reporting in an open, searchable database. The Initiative aims to bridge public information gap caused by the lack of available genetic information on breast cancer mutation.

Mayo Clinic’s free app, Mayo Clinic on Pregnancy, is now available on the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch users. Mayo Clinic on Pregnancy is a guide to pregnancy, childbirth and baby’s first three months.

A team from the Houston VA Medical Center created EHR-based triggers to make sure clinicians follow up on abnormal lab results that can indicate cancer. Positive predictive value ranged from 58 to 70 percent.

Wake Forest Innovations, the commercialization arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Novarus Healthcare signed an agreement to develop mobile apps and other web-based tools. The tools will be designed to help patients maintain or improve their health, including the management of chronic medical conditions.

Journalism and media organization The Knight Foundation announced a $2 million challenge for innovative uses of health data to improve community health. Collaborators on the challenge include The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the California HealthCare Foundation, the Clinton Foundation and the Health Data Consortium.

Palomar Health and Qualcomm Life, Inc. announced the launch of Glassomics, an incubator that will explore the application of wearable computing in medicine. The groups will establish an innovation lab to explore next generation mobile applications that incorporate wearable technology across the clinical and consumer sectors.

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