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Four months after raising $1,664,574 on Indiegogo, medical device developer Scanadu closed $10.5 million in Series A financing led by Relay Ventures. Scanadu also partnered with Dr. Eric Topol at the Scripps Translational Science Institute to conduct clinical testing on the Scout device.

Long-term care EHR provider PointClickCare acquired Meal Metrics, the developers of a web-based nutritional management solution.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is offering a free 12-month mHealth program called “Living with Type 2 Diabetes” to support individuals diagnosed with the disease. The program is available in English and Spanish and participants can choose to receive information online or through the mail.

Mark Cuban, billionaire entrepreneur, participated in Validic’s $760,000 seed round. Validic helps wellness companies, health care providers, pharmaceutical companies, and health plans get access to the data from apps and devices that have open APIs, essentially aggregating them into one stream.

Prevail Health Solutions was awarded a 12 month contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to deliver Vets Prevail, a web-based mental health program that mixes peer support with self-help media-rich therapy modules.

Tunstall Americas, a telecare solutions company, partnered with Faith Tele-Health dba Concierge Care Transition, to pilot a transitional care service combining personal emergency response (PERS), telephone concierge services and outbound transitional care calls, aimed at reducing the likelihood of hospital readmissions.

SummaCare, a provider-owned health insurance company, will use Wolters Kluwer Health’s Health Language application to aid with the complex transition to ICD-10. Wolters Kluwer is a provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions to the health care industry.

Janssen Healthcare Innovation partnered with Henry Ford Health System, to pilot its Care4Today Heart Health Solutions, a care coordination program for cardiac rehab patients. The preliminary data from this study will be available in February, 2014.

The Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, received a research grant from the McKesson Foundation’s Mobilizing for Health initiative, to develop a smartphone based health program for improving medication adherence and clinical outcomes in cancer patients.

According to a new study, a unidirectional text message based mobile health intervention following an ER visit improved clinical outcomes, increased healthy behaviors, and decreased emergency department utilization among diabetic patients.

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