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Glow, a data company providing health insurance solutions, raised $6M in funding from Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, and several strategic angel investors. The company’s Glow app helps women track their fertility and pregnancy, as well as access a non-profit infertility treatment fund called Glow First.

Alere Analytics, a healthcare analytics and clinical decision support technology company, debuted Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) solution for automating lab results submissions by hospitals to the State Department of Health. It will help eligible hospitals meet Meaningful Use requirements and improve coordination between lab personnel and clinicians.

MyFitnessPal, a personal health and fitness platform, raised $18M in Series A funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Accel Partners. John Doerr, a partner at KPCB and Andrew Braccia, a partner at Accel Partners, have also joined the company’s board.

Researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) launched Wired for Health, a clinical study to assess the role of mobile devices in lowering health costs. Collaborators in the effort include Scripps Health; Qualcomm Life Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated; HealthComp; and Accenture.

CareInSync, a health care communication software provider, raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Samsung Venture Investment Co. CareInSync will be use this investment to expand its care coordination product offering to the Android platform.

Kinsights launched a cloud-based digital health record and community forum, specifically for parents. On the site, parents can securely store and upload information about their child’s health.

Beddit, a maker of sleep tracking equipment, launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $80K for the consumer version of its wireless sleep sensor. This sensor monitors sleep, heart rate and breathing, and uses an analysis app to help with personal training, stress management, athletic performance, optimizing wake-up times, and other sleep related disorders.

Healthbox’s Jacksonville, Florida program announced its inaugural accelerator class. The startups were broken into two categories, wellness, which has three startups, and consumer engagement, which has four.

Care quality for pediatric patients in rural emergency rooms improved “significantly” when delivered via telemedicine consultations, according to a study published online in the journal Critical Care Medicine.

Medtronic acquired Cardiocom, a privately held developer and provider of integrated telehealth and patient services for the management of chronic diseases. This acquisition marks an expansion by Medtronic into disease management.

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