News & Updates
Health eVillages, a provider of mobile technology for rural health care systems, raised $58K through a grant from the Vodafone Americas Foundation and the “Apps Save Lives” golf tournament, hosted by Physicians Interactive, a provider of mobile clinical solutions, and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.
NYC government launched a free mobile app, CalCutter, to help restaurant chefs and home cooks calculate the amount of calories in the food they prepare, and find alternative ingredients and cooking techniques to make it healthier.
Doximity, a physician-focused social network, announced acquisition of its 200,000th member, expanding its reach to nearly 30% of all US physicians. The multi-specialty HIPAA-compliant channel allows members to securely communicate about patient issues.
PinnacleHealth, a Central Pennsylvania health care system, partnered with Care Team Connect, a care management solutions company, to provide coordinated care solution for heart failure patients. It will use biometric data from Honeywell Telemedicine devices and other patient data from PinnacleHealth’s Health Information Exchange (HIE).
URAC and the Leapfrog Group announced the second annual Hospital Website Transparency Awards, which recognize websites that portray quality measures honestly.
New York City is piloting NYC Macroscope, which aggregates EHR data into a public health surveillance database that will allow city officials to monitor the health of the population in near real time.
Dubai announced it will equip hospital beds and waiting areas in all 14 of its primary health care centers with 3,000 Android tablets. The tablets are part of a broader initiative that includes an EMR system, health information system and smart hospitals.
A new study from researchers at City University of New York (CUNY)-Hunter College found that patient portals have the potential for great utility and value for underserved patients with lower education levels–as long as the technology meets certain criteria.
GuideSpark, a provider of digital employee communication solutions, raised $5 million in funding from Storm Ventures, IDG Ventures and returning early investors. GuideSpark provides subscription based information videos about topics including Health Care Reform mandates and employee benefits.