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eHealth volunteered to run the enrollment process for the federal marketplace at HealthCare.gov. In a letter to President Barack Obama, CEO Gary Lauer said eHealth could assume all responsibilities related to enrolling consumers if the federal government agrees to allow the company to enroll subsidy-eligible consumers.
The Army Medical Command has developed a data portal that allows hospitals to assess the mental health conditions of soldiers more efficiently. The Behavioral Health Data Portal was deemed so much more efficient that last month the Pentagon required all Defense Department entities to use it.
SwipeSense, a graduate of the Healthbox digital health incubator in Chicago, is leading in audience voting in the Wall Street Journal’s web documentary series Startup of the Year. SwipeSense helps providers with hand hygiene compliance.
The Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress at UCLA will host Pain and Interoception Imaging Network (PAIN), the first-ever standardized database for brain imaging associated with chronic pain. National Institutes of Health provided a $300,000 grant for this initiative.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center partnered with Mayo Clinic to provide telehealth services to stroke patients in the Northern New England area. Specialists will use videoconferencing technology to communicate with the emergency room team, examine the patient, interpret the brain images, confirm the diagnosis, and provide recommendations.
HEALTHePRACTICES, an e-solutions and practice development solutions company, debuted earlier this month. It aims to deliver turnkey solutions for telehealth, teleradiology, telecardiology, and electronic medical records, as well as provide consulting services to medical practices.
CampusMD, a telehealth provider for college students, partnered with American Well, a telehealth services company, to deliver video consultation services at college campuses. Students can speak with a physician, ask questions, and get a diagnosis using a mobile device or a computer.
Latino Consultants, a social-cause marketing firm, lunched a bilingual mobile health resource to provide hyper local health information to the users in Contra Costa County, California. The web-based app is called www.CCCHealthCare.org and its Spanish-language counterpart is www.CCCSalud.org.