News & Updates

Health Catalyst closed $41 million in Series C funding led by Sequoia Capital. Investors also include customers Kaiser Permanente and Partners HealthCare.

Former Head of Product for AT&T mHealth Ryan McQuaid launched his new concierge medicine startup PlushCare on Indiegogo. Donors who are California residents get same-day email, telephone, and video visits with two Stanford MDs.

Seven New York City health systems were awarded $7 million in efforts to spur data sharing initiatives and more effective patient recruitment for clinical trials. The funding was provided by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and will establish a clinical data research network in New York City.

GE and the NFL selected 16 winners in the first stage of the $20 million “Head Health Challenge.” A team from UCSF and Ayasdi, a Silicon Valley big data start-up, were among the winners.

Patient engagement provider Relatient closed its first round of funding led by former AIM Healthcare Services president Jim Sohr. The company sends health-related messages including reminders for appointments, outreach, collections, and surveys.

healthPERX, a telehealth program offering 24/7 access to board-certified doctors, partnered with eDocAmerica, an online doctor “house call” for routine medical questions and information, to expand its services with the addition of board-certified health specialists for almost every medical need.

Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi unveiled the Diabetes Telehealth Network, a partnership between University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), North Sunflower Medical Center (NSMC), GE Healthcare, Intel-GE Care Innovations, and C Spire. It is aimed at treating at-risk residents with diabetes living in the state’s underserved areas.

According to a new study by Journal of Medical Internet Research, electronic communication between patients and doctors shows positive effect on the overall treatment process. The study also showed preference for using email over other asynchronous means of communication.

The Certification Commission for Health IT (CCHIT) announced that it will no longer offer Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT testing and certification services for the meaningful use incentive program.

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