News & Updates
Epion Health, a SaaS patient engagement platform provider, raised $4.5M in Series A funding from Deerfield Management. Epion replaces clipboards and paper forms with iPads, and fully integrates with electronic health record and practice management systems.
Galen.me is an integrated technology platform that allows medical professionals to register and list their services for prospective patients. Patients can search for physician offerings by location and price.
DICOM Grid, a comprehensive cloud-based platform for medical image management and exchange, raised $6M in inside funding round. Key investors include Canaan Partners, CHL Medical Partners, and Mayo Clinic among others.
Michigan Health & Hospital Association partnered with ArborMetrix to integrate its database with the ArborMetrix’s EpisodeMetrix platform to provide its member hospitals with insights into their performance on readmissions measures and other clinical measures of acute care quality.
CVS Caremark entered into new clinical affiliations with four major health care providers. Through these clinical affiliations the patients of these health care providers will receive access to clinical support, medication counseling, chronic disease monitoring and wellness programs at CVS/pharmacy stores and MinuteClinic. CVS will also provide prescription and visit information back to health care providers through the integration of secured electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
Wearable technology developer Sensoria closed a $5 million funding round. Sensoria produces textile and traditional sensors and software, which allow manufacturers to create clothing to gather biometric data. The company has created a bra, T-shirt and socks with embedded textile sensors that relay heart rate, activity, running form, wellness and fitness levels to a smartphone app in real time.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced the city’s open data strategic plan, which outlines six goals for the next three years, ranging from improving data quality to encouraging more data driven decision making. This plan came five months after the appointment of Joy Bonaguro as the city’s first Chief Data Officer (CDO).
Geisinger Health System partnered with Hamburg, Germany-based Indivumed on a new initiative to offer patients advanced, personalized cancer treatment protocols and clinical trials. Indivumed seeks to better understand the biological differences between tumors and how patients respond to treatment to support the implementation of personalized therapy through their biobank of tissue and data from more than 20,000 patients.