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eHealth, a private online health insurance exchange, partnered with Aetna and HR Policy Association to provide health insurance solutions for corporate retiree program beneficiaries.

VisitandCare developed a mobile app called the Reveert Online Consultation App that allows patients to have access to free plastic surgery and hair transplant consultations. Since the launch, the company has seen a 60% increase in patients seeking cosmetic treatments.

Vodafone and AstraZeneca partnered to develop mobile solutions to improve health outcomes for patients with cardiovascular conditions. This services will support patients through their treatment journey, improve medication adherence, and give patients tools to manage their condition more effectively.

According to a new study by Brookings Institute’s Center for Technology Innovation, innovation in mobile health industry is being hindered by uncertainty in regulation and standards, and lack of reimbursement from federal health agencies and health care payers.

AbilTo closed a $6 million Series B financing led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Industries. AbilTo develops behavioral change programs.

Castlight Health partnered with Leapfrog Group to turn their 2013 hospital survey information into a report to help consumers understand hospital performance.

Israeli digital health device maker Tyto Care raised $4 million in a round led by OrbiMed Israel Partners with additional funding from LionBird. Tyto Care is developing a handheld device that can help patients examine their mouth, throat, eye, heart, lung, and skin. Exams can be guided by a physician online or guided by the device offline. In both cases, a physician will provide the final diagnosis.

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing, Baylor Scott & White Health and UT Dallas developed a video-game simulation that helps teach doctors and nurses to work more collaboratively by playing out tense situations in a virtual world. The federally funded project has won several awards.

Coaching platform BSX Athletics launched and met a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a new fitness tracking wearable called BSX Insight. The device tracks heart rate, cadence, and pace, like some other trackers, but BSX claims it also tracks lactic acid buildup.

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