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Practice Fusion, a cloud based EMR company, raised another $15M in funding as a part of Series D round. The round was led by Qualcomm Ventures and Longitude Capital. Returning investors Artis Ventures, Industry Ventures and Band of Angels also participated.

According to new report by Consumer Electronics Association, consumer interest in purchasing dedicated wearable fitness devices quadrupled to 13% in 2013, as compared to 3% in 2012, making it the largest year-over-year increase for any category of fitness device.

Qualcomm Life partnered with several enterprise health care ecosystem participants who are leveraging the 2net and HealthyCircles Care Coordination Platforms, to enable wireless connectivity and develop reliable solutions to seamlessly capture, transfer and share health data from hospital to home.

ClearDATA, a provider of health care cloud computing and information security services, secured $14M in Series B funding. Key investors include Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Excel Venture Management and Norwest Venture Partners.

Masimo, a manufacturer of non-invasive patient monitoring technologies, partnered with Newborn Foundation, to launch the iSpO2 Rx Pulse Oximeter for accurate and cost-effective screening of blood-oxygen levels in newborns with mobile devices in low-resource settings.

The American Heart Association partnered with MedStartr to crowdsource ideas and search for early-stage health IT companies developing products to help people prevent or manage cardiovascular disease and stroke. The collaboration is to help the AHA meet its 2020 Impact Goal.

Sharecare launched AskMD, an app for iPhone and iPod touch that helps users collect information about symptoms, learn about common causes, and connect to doctors and specialists qualified to treat them.

The Western New York Beacon Community Project recently completed a three-year project, and reported that by utilizing electronic health records, care coordination and health information technology, the rate of hospitalizations for diabetic patients decreased 26 percent.

Doximity launched Talent Finder, a service to connect doctors with new careers and consulting opportunities. Talent Finder aims to connect physicians to opportunities based on mutual fit., the online marketplace for caregivers and other personal services, is planning to raise $80 million from an initial public offering.

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