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Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

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Bayer started a health care accelerator for Europe-based companies, selecting five companies from 70 applicants. The program offers 3.5-months of mentoring, free office space in Berlin, and around $65,000 financial support, taking up to 10 percent equity in return. Bayer … Continue reading

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Intel partnered with headphone maker SMS Audio to develop biometric-sensing earbuds. The earbuds are powered by Valencell’s PerformTek technology, and will offer a built-in optical sensor for continuous heart rate monitoring, sweat and water resistance, and integration with RunKeeper so … Continue reading

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Verizon launched Verizon Virtual Visits, which connects patients remotely to a clinician for colds, flus, sore throats or other simple, acute conditions. Users complete and send intake forms to providers and can then “see” a doctor via video on their … Continue reading

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Proteus Digital Health raised $120 million from new, undisclosed investors. The company will use the funding to commercialize its ingestible sensor system. Smart Health Hero, an electronic tool to help patients and their families make care decisions using Medicare claims … Continue reading

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Senior Obama Administration officials held a roundtable with business leaders about shaping health care and how technology and innovation can reduce costs, improve outcomes and increase competition. Business leaders present included American Well CEO Roy Schoenberg, MD, Get Real Health … Continue reading

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Imprivata confidentially submitted a draft registration statement with the SEC to conduct an IPO. This news comes just days after reports of a Castlight IPO. The Veterans Health Administration and Kaiser Permanente will pool resources and ideas as part of … Continue reading

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Comprehend Systems raised an $8.4 million first round of funding led by Sequoia Capital. The funding will support further development of the company’s cloud-based clinical data insights software. A pilot program at the University of Texas at Austin launched to … Continue reading

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The Obama administration announced a $1 billion initiative to fund innovations in federal health care programs aimed at cutting costs and improving outcomes. This initiative marks the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards. Stanford engineers have developed a flexible, … Continue reading

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DreamIt Health, the first Philadelphia-based health care accelerator, announced 10 startups selected to participate in their inaugural class. The companies will enter a four-month boot camp and receive a stipend of up to $50,000. OneHealth Solutions Inc. raised $9 million … Continue reading

Healthbox Reveals the 10 Members of Its Second Boston Class

Healthbox along with lead partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) officially started its second accelerator program in Boston today. It named 10 startups that have already begun participation in its 14-week long program. The companies just completed a … Continue reading

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