News & Updates

Polsinelli, a national law firm based in Kansas City, became a sponsor and mentor of Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator. The firm will provide $10,000 in credit toward legal services to each of the 10 companies that make up the first class of this accelerator.

Pacific Prime Insurance Brokers partnered with HealthQuo, a mobile and web based telemedicine platform, to offer online health consulting to its members.

The de Beaumont Foundation, Duke Community and Family Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have created a new initiative called A Practical Playbook: Public Health & Primary Care Together, aimed to act as an online repository of tools, resources and case studies, and support the project-based integration of public health and primary care.

Jawbone debuted the Up Coffee app to help users correlate their sleep with their caffeine intake. The company also released findings from a comprehensive sleep behavior study based on data from the UP system.

Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences and Dell Center for Entrepreneurs are partnering to launch a health care version of the Tech Innovation Day Series. The series of pitch events will be held in Austin, New York City and San Francisco during Spring 2014.

Azoi revealed Wello, a $199 case that turns an iPhone into a monitor for blood pressure, ECG, heart rate, blood oxygen, temperature, and lung functions.

The New York eHealth Collaborative and Partnership Fund are looking for applications for their second accelerator class. The accelerator will be looking for technologies focused on patient engagement, predictive analytics, workflow management for health care providers, and care coordination.

The Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) released two health apps for individuals who receive health insurance benefits from the military. The first app is a pregnancy tracking tool, while the second app allows the patient to see physician question and answer lists, access a Tricare plan finder, and locate a military treatment facility.

At Merck, a dedicated innovation group called Merck Medical Information and Innovation (M2i2) has been working on building partnerships with providers, EMR vendors, and startups to explore some of the possibilities of digital health. M2i2 recently published a Slideshare describing some of the partnerships it has embarked on over the past year and a half.

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