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A new wearable device that launched on Indiegogo claims to be the first to measure a user’s strength. The device, PUSH, calculates metrics such as reps, sets, force, power, balance, speed, explosive strength, one rep max, volume load, and tempo.

The FDA cleared the Sotera Wireless patented continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cNIBP) technology, a new feature of the ViSi Mobile wireless patient monitoring system. The system allows clinicians to continuously monitor all patient vital signs without a catheter or blood pressure cuff.

Sutter Health, IBM Research, and Geisinger Health System received a $2 million joint research grant from the NIH to develop new big data analytics and applications to help doctors detect heart failure years sooner than is now possible.

Aetna and Newtopia partnered on a new Metabolic Syndrome risk-reduction pilot project to reduce a person’s Metabolic Syndrome risk factors through online food logging, activity tracking, behavior management, and one-on-one sessions with a personal coach.

A recent study by Kaiser Permanente reports that parents who logged onto their child’s integrated personal health record at least once were more likely to adhere to the recommended schedule for six well-baby visits by 15 months of age.

UNC Health Care, a North Carolina based hospital system, partnered with IBM to use IBM SmarterCare, a big data analytics solution, to reduce readmissions, decrease mortality rates, and improve the quality of life for patients.

Heritage Valley Health System, operating in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia, implemented Allscripts Sunrise, an acute care electronic health record system, and achieved Meaningful Use Stage 1 as a result.

American Well, a telehealth services company, debuted an application that allows consumers to have access to live video consultation with a U.S. Board Certified doctor via a mobile device or a web browser.

iVantage Health Analytics, a provider of health care analytics solution, acquired Professional Data Services, a SaaS company that provides managed care analytics and internal and external payment benchmarking to support payer negotiations and strategic planning.

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