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Senior Obama Administration officials held a roundtable with business leaders about shaping health care and how technology and innovation can reduce costs, improve outcomes and increase competition. Business leaders present included American Well CEO Roy Schoenberg, MD, Get Real Health VP Cortney Nicolato, and Caremerge Co-Founder Michael Davolt.

Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners may be raising a new $200 million fund to invest in life sciences and health IT companies as a recently filed regulatory document suggests. This will be the second health care fund for Venrock with their first netting $194 million in 2009.

pMD, whose mobile charge capture app allows physicians to enter their medical billing charges and patient handoff notes into their smartphones, announced all new customers will be implemented ICD-10 ready, and that existing customers will be able to transition easily to the new system.

The University Hospital of North Staffordshire may become the first hospital in Europe to use Skype for consultations. Managers at the hospital claim using the online video calling service could reduce outpatient appointments by up to 35 per cent.

Box brought on Aneesh Chopra, the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States and Glen Tullman, former CEO of Allscripts to serve as special advisors for the company’s health care and life sciences practice.

healthPERX, a telehealth provider, partnered with eDocAmerica, an online portal providing access to health specialists. Adding eDocAmerica’s board-certified health specialists will expand healthPERX’s services from acute care for common illnesses to routine consultations for ongoing holistic care.

AliveCor and Practice Fusion have partnered to allow doctors to be able to import AliveCor Heart Monitor’s ECG readings, annotated reports and expert reviews into Practice Fusion EHR.

Ten mobile health startups have launched in Kansan City as a part of the inaugural class of Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars. Each company will receive upto $120K in funding during this three month mentor-driven program.

Stat Health Services, a telehealth provider, raised $3.5M in funding from undisclosed investors. The company offers an online doctor visit service called Stat Doctors that allows patients to have access to board-certified doctors via mobile app, web portal or phone.

Gravie, an online health insurance marketplace, raised $10.5M in Series A funding. The round was led by Aberdare Ventures, with existing investor FirstMark Capital contributing as well. This brings the total funding raised by the company to $13M.

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