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Delta Dental of Kansas, a dental benefits provider, launched a mobile app to help its members manage their oral health and dental benefits. The app also includes access to the national dentist search database, and a toothbrush timer that uses music to motivate better brushing habits.
AMC Health, a provider of customized telehealth solutions, received $28.8M in funding from U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The contract aims to reduce hospital admissions, allow independent living for veterans, improve veterans’ clinical outcomes, and enhance the quality, continuity, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of care for veterans nationwide.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a list of 33 consumer-facing apps aimed at improving consumers’ engagement with their health care, as a part of the department’s Digital Strategy. The apps are available across platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows.
According to a new study by MarketsandMarkets, global mobile health market will be worth $20.7B by 2018, as compared to 2013, where this market is currently valued at about $6.3B. Key driving factors include growing adoption of smartphones, tablets and PDAs in clinical process, and use of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G and 4G networks for disease and health management.
Consumers in California shopping on the state’s health insurance exchange will be able to use a new online tool to compare prices among available plans, state officials announced. The online feature enables consumers to obtain detailed price information for all plans sold in their geographic area.
QuantiaMD raised a $10 million Series B round led by Safeguard Scientifics and Fuse Capital. Quantia is building a clinical collaboration platform where physicians can securely share case details and seek second opinions from peers.
Maryland officials announced they are partnering with the Baltimore Ravens to help promote the state’s health insurance exchange. The two-time Super Bowl champions will air ads about the exchange on TV, their website, and social media as part of the state’s marketing campaign for the Maryland Health Connection.
England’s Department of Health announced $375 million in funding for information technology for hospitals, surgeries, and EDs, raising the total money placed in the Technology Fund to more than $1.5 billion.