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The ONC is inviting voting for ideas submitted in its Digital Privacy Notice Challenge, which include games, responsive templates, a Web widget, and an NPP generator.

eCaring raised $3.5 million in a Series A round for its platform to support aging in place. The platform, which monitors day-to-day behavior and activities, helps identify any changes indicating a decline in patient condition or anything that requires a rapid response. Ascent Biomedical Ventures led the round.

BlackBerry invested in Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantHealth. The companies are jointly developing a smartphone optimized for viewing diagnostic images, scheduled for a late 2014 release.

HeiaHeia, a Finnish startup offering a social and corporate wellness platform that helps employees live a healthier lifestyle raised €1.5 million in funding led by Finland’s Wallstreet Financial Services.

CMS introduced a Code-a-Palooza Challenge to encourage developers to create apps that use the new Medicare payment data to help consumers improve their healthcare decision-making.

Stockholm, Sweden-based calorie counting app company Lifesum (formerly known as ShapeUp Club) raised $6.7 million in its first round of funding led by Germany’s Bauer Media Group and SparkLabs Global Ventures. The company has 4.5 million members and 6.5 million downloads in Europe for its Android and iOS apps. At the end of last year it reported having about half a million monthly active users.

Anoto, a digital writing solutions provider, achieved Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance for its Anoto Live™ forms as a hosted or locally installed solution to the US health care market.

Sandlot Solutions, a health interoperability and analytics provider, signed a five-year contract with Dialysis Clinic Inc. to provide clinical interoperability. DCI will implement two Sandlot modules, Sandlot Connect, for comprehensive data gathering and exchange, and Sandlot Dimensions, which combines a data warehouse with business intelligence tools.

The SMART Platforms project at Boston Children’s Hospital formed an advisory committee to guide the project on strategy, technical approach and business development. Members include The Advisory Board Company, AARP, BMJ, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, England National Health Service, Hospital Corporation of America, Eli Lilly, MyHealthBook, Polyglot Systems, and Surescripts.

MeMD, a telemedicine company, will now provide telehealth services in all 50 states in the US. Patients will be able to request a medical consultation with a MeMD Provider and obtain an e-prescription. MeMD provides both single-use and monthly membership-based options for consumers as well as businesses seeking telehealth services and health benefits.

Txt4health, a mobile health and wellness program for adults age 18 and over, reached 100,000 enrolled members since launching in December 2013. Txt4health provides timely and personalized health information on recommended guidelines for physical exams, preventive screenings, flu shots and vaccinations, etc.

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