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New York-Presbyterian Hospital is renting space at the Blueprint Health accelerator, installing its own computers and servers at the accelerator’s SoHo offices to create an “innovation space.” The hospital says it is also open to commercializing technologies developed by Blueprint’s startups.

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi debuted a new fitness band that will retail in China for just $13 (79 RMB). The device will track activity, act as a silent alarm, and do will unlock the user’s phone in lieu of a password.

England-based HealthUnlocked, which calls itself “LinkedIn for Health” in connecting people with a given condition to each other and to providers, plans to expand globally as it releases a new mobile app.

Walgreens introduced its new “Balance Rewards for healthy choices” initiative, which is the third iteration of the Walgreens Balance Rewards program’s digital health components. This latest update will see Walgreens training some of its pharmacists and online customer reps in Stanford psychologist and mobile health expert Dr. BJ Fogg’s behavior change methodology, called Tiny Habits.

The New York eHealth Collaborative announced the first seven health care startups selected to participate in the 2014 New York Digital Health Accelerator. The 2014 class includes: AllazoHealth, Clinigence, Covertix, iQuartic, Noom, Quality Reviews, and Sense Health.

HealthEquity, which offers an online health savings account management system, announced plans for a $100 million IPO.

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global e-clinical solution software market is estimated at $3,005M in 2014. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.8% from 2014 to 2020 to reach $6,515.3M in 2020.

OBGYN.net will publish relevant content about events that impact obstetrics and gynecology, including the Hobby Lobby decision, the FDA‘s investigation of the use of mechanical power morcellation in minimally invasive gynecological surgery, and the American College of Physician‘s recommendation against pelvic exams.

NoInjuries.com, a non-profit initiative, is offering a free support kit for implementing and sustaining a facility-wide health care injuries prevention program. It includes handy assessment guides for conducting a facility self-assessment, helpful hints on organizing a team, changing the workplace culture, an early patient mobility guide, and ongoing updates.

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