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At HxRefactored, Wellframe was named the winner of an innovation challenge set by Merck and Heritage Provider Network. It beat out Sense Health, the other finalist, to win $100,000.

The University of California at Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine is integrating Google Glass into its four-year curriculum for medical students. The school is working with an Austin-based company, Pristine, and Google is not currently involved.

Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare partnered with the Health Care Cost Institute to build an online tool to offer consumers comprehensive information about the price and quality of health care services.

Health insurance startup Oscar raised $80 million in a new funding round led by Formation8’s Joe Lonsdale. Oscar’s site allows users to enter symptoms, search for health care providers, and compare prices.

Researchers at the University of Michigan are testing a smartphone app that uses voice analysis to detect mood changes in people with bipolar disorder. The app showed promise in early tests with a small group of patients, and could eventually be used to detect voice changes that give an early warning about mood changes to people with bipolar disorder and their health care providers.

Ventana Medical Systems, released VENTANA Vector software, a platform for pathology training and collaboration. It provides pathologists and educators with tools to build interactive course development, student evaluation, and can also be used to share scanned images with colleagues around the globe.

Mirth, a health information technology company, received ONC 2014 Edition criteria compliance for its Mirth Connect version 3.0.1. It was also certified as an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Module by the CCHIT, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Providers (Ambulatory) certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of HHS.

Frost & Sullivan partnered with American Telemedicine Association to unveil Pulse of Telehealth 2013, a survey of telehealth and remote monitoring services. The surveyed markets include home and disease management monitoring, personal emergency response systems, video telemedicine, tele-imaging, activity monitoring, wellness programs, remote cardiac electrocardiography, and tele-mental health.

Txt4health and Text4kids, are now available free of charge to members of UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plans in York, Allegheny and Philadelphia Counties. These services help people follow preventive care guidelines, track weight goals, learn nutrition tips, get medication reminders, track well-child visits, learn about vaccine safety, etc.

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