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The ONC, in collaboration with OCR, launched the Digital Privacy Notice Challenge. The challenge calls for online model notices of privacy practices that are compelling, readable, and understandable by patients.

Welltok raised $22.1 million in Series C funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with new participation from IBM and Qualcomm Ventures’ life fund portfolio. This is IBM’s first direct investment from the recently formed Watson Group, and supports its partnership with Welltok to build a new application that draws upon Watson’s big data abilities.

Keas expanded their customer base, signing Target and Safeway among others, and enhanced their wellness platform with individualized health programs for employees based on biometric and Health Risk Assessment (HRA) analysis.

Edamam launched new Vegan and Vegetarian Recipe and Nutrition apps for iOS and Android devices. The company also unveiled an improved Recipe Search app with filters for major allergies.

Castlight Health officially filed for a $100 million IPO that values the company at $2 billion. Castlight reported a net loss of $62.2 million last year on revenues of $13 million.

AliveCor was granted over-the-counter (OTC) clearance by the FDA for its smartphone-enabled, single-channel ECG (electrocardiogram) recorder device. Up until now the AliveCor device has only been available to physicians and other medical professionals.

OnShift, a nurse scheduling platform, raised $7 million in a round led by HLM Venture Partners. This brings OnShift’s total funding to $15 million.

Partners HealthCare at Home will use technology from Philips to monitor newly discharged patients at home. The first 200 home monitors were installed in less than two weeks with Partners using its own network to install the monitors and provide training to ensure clinical and patient adoption.

Google announced its cloud platform will now be HIPAA-friendly and will support business associate agreements going forward. This announcement further integrates cloud application developers using Google’s cloud platform into the health care industry.

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