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Neurosynaptic, a telehealth technology provider, announced a strategic investment from e-Zest Solutions, a global IT services organization. Neurosynaptic’s ReMeDi is the largest telehealth consulting technology platform in India with 1600 operational health centers.

According to a new study by RAND Corporation, patients who are younger, more affluent and do not have established health care relationships are more likely to use a telemedicine program that allows access to medical help, including prescriptions.

Aetna Foundation announced a $4M, three-year digital health grant program to utilize technology to address public health issues, out of which $1.2M is being provided to support the use of digital health technology, including mobile health or mHealth, for the underserved communities.

Lifeguard Games has created Wellapets, a mobile game that teaches children to manage their asthma. The game is similar to virtual pet management games but includes element of chronic disease management.

Johns Hopkins National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER) developed three new web-based apps to help hospital emergency departments, first-responder organizations and others model and prepare for major disasters, including flu outbreaks.

Molecular diagnostic company Myriad Genetics acquired Crescendo Biosciences, makers of the app MyRA, which was featured onstage at Health 2.0’s 7th Annual Fall Conference. The free iOS app helps users track pain related to rheumatoid arthritis.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced several drug chains have pledged to support or expand their use of the Blue Button initiative. Walgreens will adopt BlueButton+ guidelines to allow customers to share their data and use third-party health applications.

Following the likes of Aetna and Humana, Independence Blue Cross opened the Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Center for Health Care Innovation. At the 5,000-square foot center in Philadelphia, the company’s associates and external partners will innovate, collaborate, and implement new concepts in health care.

New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah, who will be speaking at our very own HxRefactored in May, said New York’s new online database of drug prescriptions has cut so-called “doctor shopping” by 75 percent.

Caremerge partnered with Lively to integrate activity data derived from Lively sensors with the clinical and social activity captured within Caremerge’s platform. The two companies focus on senior health and hope the combined data will help caregivers make appropriate and timely interventions.

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