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First Opinion raised $1.2 million in a seed funding from Greylock, Yuri Milner, 500 Startups, and Felicis Ventures. The app offers unlimited access to a personally matched doctor for a subscription fee of $9/month.

NantHealth launched at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference. Nant will offer the “intelligent Clinical Operating System” (iCOS) that will integrate molecular and computer science, and big data to deliver solutions for population health management, cancer care coordination, transition management, and wellness.

In 2013, employee wellness company ShapeUp acquired over one million participants in 128 countries, and shipped over 400,000 activity trackers.

Online employee health shopping systems vendor HealthSparq acquired ClarusHealth Solutions. The companies will combine to provide health plans and employers with a robust and integrated healthcare shopping platform.

Kaiser Permanente was awarded a $7 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to build a clinical data network aimed at improving patient outcomes in cancer, heart disease and obesity.

AlereConnect, a provider of remote health monitoring solutions, received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for Alere HomeLink. The product also received CE Mark certification, which allows it to be marketed within Europe as well as in the US.

Vantage Health, a mobile health technology company, entered into an exclusive five year commercial license agreement with NASA to commercialize mobile health care products derived from NASA patented chemical sensing technology.

According to a new report by Mercom Capital Group, VC funding in health care IT almost doubled in 2013, reaching $2.2 billion in 571 deals as compared to $1.2 billion in 163 deals in 2012.

Practice Fusion partnered with Healthagen’s Practice iQ to help independent primary care doctors adopt EHR technology, deploy effective care management programs, and improve their population health capabilities by integrating sophisticated data analytics within the EHR workflow.

Precor, a provider of exercise equipment, deployed its Preva Networked Fitness at Arizona State University that offers quantified self-services to students, staff and faculty. Users will use Microsoft HealthVault to gather, store, use and share their health information online.

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