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Smart Health Hero, an electronic tool to help patients and their families make care decisions using Medicare claims data developed by LyfeChannel, won the second annual Code-a-Palooza challenge hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Putting the rumors to rest, Apple officially unveiled health data tracking platform HealthKit and a dashboard app called Health at its World Wide Developers Conference. Apple also revealed that it has been working with the Mayo Clinic to develop HealthKit and is working with Epic to integrate the platform with Epic EHRs.
StartUp Health added eight companies to its portfolio, bringing the number of companies in the program to 71. The new companies focus on a range of issues from big data and analytics to care navigation to telemedicine.
The Health Data Exploration project, developed at the University of California San Diego and the University of California Irvine, received a $1.9 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Funds from the grant will be used to build out the Health Data Exploration’s network of researchers, scientists, companies that want to experiment with and analyze personal health data.
Medicast, a doctors-on-demand mobile service, launched in the Los Angeles and Orange County markets. Medicast connects patients face-to-face with a physician through a mobile app, a licensed physician contacts the patient to perform an initial triage over the phone, followed by an in-person visit.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services named iPatientCare, a cloud based ambulatory EHR, integrated practice management and patient portal solution provider, as a Qualified Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for 2014.
The Tunisian Ministry of Health will soon launch a mobile health service to promote health and education for sound health behaviors in the country. This text-based service will be used for promotion of health services, facilitate communication with providers, and remote health guidance.
Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program certified E-Medapps’ SevaExchange Interface Engine in the EHR Module Ambulatory 2014 category for the Transition of Care, and Public Health Immunization and Syndromic reporting measures.