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Ohio State Senate unanimously passed the Ohio House Bill 123 that allows Medicaid reimbursement for all telehealth services in the state. Ohio based telehealth services provider HealthSpot backed the bill with written testimony and participation in Ohio’s first telehealth summit at the Statehouse in June 2013.

Carrot Fit is a new weight loss management app that features a female-voiced artificial intelligent who provides judgment based on the user’s current weight with rewards or mocking statements.

Bioscape Digital, a developer of patient engagement platforms, bought PictureRx, an illustrated medical information tool provider. The acquisition will allow Bioscape to add medication history to its tablet-based patient engagement system.

Philips Healthcare’s India based Women’s Healthcare Outreach Mobile program, Asha Jyoti, has collaborated with Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India, and RAD-AID, a non-govt. organization, to screen 4000 women in less than 20 months.

athenahealth, a provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record, practice management, and care coordination, earned five Best in KLAS rankings within the “2013 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” annual report.

HIMSS and AVIA released the 2013 Healthcare Provider Innovation Survey, which cites reduced costs, improved patient care and increased patient safety as the primary priorities for health care providers when implementing innovative initiatives.

Physicians and a business school professor launched an app that offers users a guide that explains how to sign up for Get Covered New Mexico. It has information about signing up, and a calculator to help users see what insurance they qualify for.

Castlight Health, an online application that lets companies provide employees with personalized shopping tools for health care benefits, has confidentially filed paperwork with the SEC for an initial public offering. Castlight is expected to seek a valuation upwards of $2 billion, and first launched at Health 2.0 in 2010.

ZappRx, a new mobile platform that automates the prescription management process, closed an additional $1 million in seed funding. The round was led by Atlas Venture and included a new investment from SR One, the venture arm of GlaxoSmithKline.

The Smart Tech Foundation is posing four $1 million challenges to motivate tech entrepreneurs to apply their talent and ingenuity towards reducing gun death and injury.

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