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Dignity Health, Box, and The Social+Capital Partnership selected WelVU as the winner of their developer challenge, which invited developers to build applications on the Box platform to help patients consume and interact with educational content related to their diagnosis, disease, or surgical procedures. An honorable mention for most innovative patient education use case was also awarded to CirrusHealth.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center launched a pilot project in which it will share clinician notes with psychiatric patients.

Quest Diagnostics launched the MyQuest by Care 360 portal to provide patients direct access to their lab test reports. The release coincides with a federal rule going into effect that allows patients to view test results without physician approval.

Digital diabetes prevention program Omada Health raised $23 million in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Kaiser Permanente Ventures and previous investors U.S. Venture Partners and The Vertical Group.

Nine health systems and medical groups will join the OpenNotes movement in making clinician notes available to their patients Washington and Oregon, including Kaiser Permanente Northwest. This marks the first time that OpenNotes has been embraced simultaneously throughout an entire region.

StartUp Health announced the addition of 16 new companies to its StartUp Health Academy, a long­ term entrepreneurship program designed to help scale early ­stage digital health companies. The program’s portfolio has raised $130 million till date, and a total of 63 companies have been a part of this program.

The FDA, the ONC, and the FCC, released the FDASIA Health IT Report. It contains a proposed strategy and recommendations on a risk-based regulatory framework pertaining to health information technology, including mobile medical applications, that promotes innovation, protects patient safety, and avoids regulatory duplication.

Practice Fusion was named the best Primary Care EHR vendor by 2014 Black Book Satisfaction Survey. Other top scoring primary care centric vendors include Greenway Medical, Care360 Quest, Kareo, Praxis, AmazingCharts, CareCloud, CureMD, Allscripts, athenahealth, and eClinicalWorks.

Rite Aid Corporation acquired Boston-based Health Dialog, a provider of health coaching, shared decision making and health care analytics. Health Dialog will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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