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A new company called Moov launched its own crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a new fitness tracker. Built by a former Apple engineer, the Moov band uses a combination of hardware and software to understand body movement in space, and give real-time audio tips through a user’s headphones about improving form.

The VA created a development portal that explains how to create mobile apps for its use. The site facilitates the rapid development and deployment of mobile apps that can improve care at the VA.

Hearst Health Ventures, a unit of Hearst Corporation, invested in Tonic Health, an iPad-based patient engagement and medical data collection company. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. Tonic Health demoed their tool in a clinical tools breakout session at Health 2.0 2012.

Greenway acquired PeopleLynk, which sends patient relationship messages based on EHR events. PeopleLynk automates certain interactions with patients, including reminders, lab results, prescription notifications, clinical alerts and other communications.

Central Florida based Physician First ACO selected eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record for its population health management objectives. This is the second ACO in Florida to select eClinicalWorks this year, the first being the West Florida ACO.

Health Data Vision, a healthcare analytics company providing SaaS solutions for clinical data collection and analysis, released its next-generation workflow platform for HEDIS Hybrid initiatives. The solution will improve medical records collection and workflow management as well as gives health plans real-time visibility into all aspects of their project.

Black Book Ranking released a list of best EHRs for 2014. Allscripts, Cerner, Epic Systems, GE Healthcare, HCS EMR, Healthcare Management Systems, Healthland, McKesson, MEDITECH, NextGen, Quadramed, Prognosis, RazorInsights and Siemens Medical were named the top vendors in their respective categories.

Ringadoc, a patient-provider communication platform, introduced Ringadoc Phone Concierge, a virtual consultation service designed to provide a convenient first touch point into medical care for patients and their existing doctor.

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