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Close to 100 Indiana high school football players will wear impact-detecting sensors on their helmets during an upcoming all-star game. If a player takes a hard hit on the field, a red light will turn on, alerting officials that the player may need to be checked out.

Starting in September, cruise line MSC Cruises will offer guests a multilingual pediatric telemedicine service, available 24/7. The initiative is in partnership with the Giannina Gaslini Institute in Genoa, Italy.

CVS Caremark and IBM will commit $1.5 million to the “Technology Solutions for Smarter Health” grant program in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers. The grants will support the use of innovative technology in community health centers to boost patient engagement.

Researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology developed a smartphone-connected tool that can sense dust levels (an important metric for some public health issues). When tested, the technology showed a good initial performance, but future iterations of the tool will offer increased sensitivity.

Researchers at Stanford developed a portable microchip-based test that can diagnose Type 1 diabetes using nanotechnology. The researchers are seeking FDA approval for the device.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a new initiative, allocating more than $100 million in technical support to collaborate with states to improve Medicaid programs and lower costs.

BetterDoctor, a provider search engine, raised $10M in a Series A funding round led by New Enterprise Associates. Existing investors including SoftTechVC and Lifeline Ventures also participated in the round.

inVentiv Health, a health care technology and services company, initiated refinancing transactions to fund its continued growth plans. The transactions will extend debt maturities and substantially reduce cash interest expense, and are expected to close within 30 days.

NueMD, a provider of medical billing, practice management, and electronic health record solutions, released NueMD 4.0, an updated version of its flagship product for small practices and billing companies. It focuses on simplifying complicated business processes to help providers streamline workflows and increase reimbursements.

BACtrack, maker of personal and professional-grade breathalyzers, launched BACtrack Vio, a smartphone breathalyzer that transmits BAC results via Bluetooth Smart technology to the free BACtrack companion app. It also uses proprietary MicroCheck Sensor technology to offers users with a high level of accuracy and reliability.

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