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HealthSpot and the Cleveland Clinic partnered to form a jointly owned company to develop more telemedicine options alongside HealthSpot’s enclosed kiosks. The Clinic plans to deploy more kiosks after testing three stations, while HealthSpot is also beginning a test with Kaiser Permanente in San Diego where one station is installed at an unnamed employer on its health plan.

“Grey’s Anatomy” actor Patrick Dempsey invested an unspecified amount in startup CrowdMed, which crowdsources diagnoses using volunteer clinicians called “Medical Detectives.”

Several reports indicate that Medtronic is in the final stages of acquiring peel-and-stick medical sensor company Corventis for somewhere around $150 million. Neither company has publicly commented on the deal, but it is expected to be officially announced some time in the next few weeks.

Practice Fusion released a free version of its real-time health care database called Insight. Associate Vice President of Data Science Chris Hogg writes, “Insight is a web-based tool to explore national data on diagnosis and prescription trends. With this release, we are inviting research institutions, public health organizations, medical providers and the general public to explore Insight and start using this de-identified data to address our pressing health care problems.”

Patient Engagement Systems (PES) and AllazoHealth partnered to provide their clients with the combined benefits of Allazo’s Medication Adherence Prediction technology (AllazoMAP) with PES’s technology for improving outcomes and reducing costs for patients with high cost chronic conditions such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

According to a new study, the Global Connected Health M2M Services Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 30.08% between 2013-2018. Key factors include growing aging population and increasing demand for remote healthcare monitoring.

naviHealth partnered with Highmark Inc. to manage post-acute care services for Highmark’s Medicare Advantage members across Pennsylvania, using naviHealth’s decision support technology, post-acute analytics platform, and network of field-based clinicians.

iPatientCareEHR was named the 10th most popular electronic health records software in 2014 by Capterra’s 2014 ranking of the leading EHR solutions, measured by a combination of their total number of customers, users, and social presence.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs extended the term of the contract for Home Telehealth Devices and Services with Bosch Healthcare. VA facilities use Bosch Healthcare’s Health Buddy System to monitor patients remotely and improve care for veterans through its Care Coordination Home Telehealth (CCHT) program.

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