News & Updates

Wellframe secured $1.5M in seed funding. Wellframe is a Boston-based company that combines mobile technology and artificial intelligence to amplify caring clinical relationships by engaging patients in personalized care plans.

Remedy debuted at DEMO Spring 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. With Remedy’s Google Glass application Beam, clinicians are able to securely collaborate more meaningfully and more often. The application enables the physician with the patient to capture and sync clinically relevant media to a specialist’s screen.

Scanadu started distributing its popular $199 tricorder-type diagnostic to its Indiegogo backers, but stopped when problems arose, including algorithm errors, incorrect temperature readouts, and breakdown of the device’s case. The Scanadu Scout can’t be sold until approved by FDA, but with such problems approval may come into question.

Humana partnered with Pharos Innovations to use their engagement platform in a new program called Activities in Daily Living. The program helps Humana’s Medicare Advantage members better manage their Type 2 diabetes at home. This is the fourth remote monitoring pilot Humana has launched recently; other partners include Valued Relationships, Healthsense (two separate pilots), and AMC Health.

AOL founder Steve Case invested $100,000 each in all 10 startup teams pitching at the inaugural Google for Entrepreneurs Day. Among the companies funded is InvisionHeart, a Vanderbilt spinoff that is developing technology that converts EKGs to digital form for sharing in the cloud.

edgeMED, a provider of cloud-based medical office software, medical billing services and healthcare IT solutions, acquired Physician’s Billing Alternative, a provider of medical billing and collections solutions for physicians and health care organizations.

Proventix Systems, a RFID technology company, reached 50M monitored hand hygiene events with its nGage™ automated hand-hygiene monitoring system. This database of hand hygiene and correlated workflow events will provide hospitals with robust analytics to accurately benchmark hand hygiene performance and develop action plans for patient safety and satisfaction.

Antelope Valley ACO partnered with eClinicalWorks, a provider of ambulatory health care IT solutions, to use the eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record (CCMR) for population health management to meet the quality measures, performance metrics, and other ACO-related objectives.

Update: Best Doctors formally launched Medting, the physicians collaboration platform, in the US last week. However, Medting has been operating in Europe since 2008, and has been with Health 2.0 Europe since 2010.

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