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Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

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

Combining Crowdsourcing & Gaming for Cancer Research

There are more than 200 types of cancers currently known to us, and with new mutations of each coming to light regularly. Cancer research involves considerable time and resources, making it tough to keep up the speed of cure with … Continue reading

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Pilot Health Tech NYC 2013 winner Flatiron Health raised a $130 million Series B venture round led by Google Ventures. The money will partially be used to acquire Altos Solutions, an oncology medical record system. The AARP Innovation@50 Live Pitch … Continue reading

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Palomar Health released a mobile app built with Extension Healthcare that locates patients and lets caregivers communicate. As of 20-Nov, Henry Chao, an administration official who oversaw the technical development of the federal health insurance marketplace, estimated that about 40% … Continue reading

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babyQ, an iPhone app to help pregnant women improve maternal and fetal health, launched its supporting website under the same name. babyQ provides customized advice using research-based, physician-approved data  along with data generated from a brief survey about the user’s … Continue reading

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The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) unveiled a new content web page for long-term care providers. The web page will provide information about federal health IT initiatives beneficial to providers who do not qualify for EHR … Continue reading

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WellDoc, a health care behavioral science and technology company, launched BlueStar, an FDA approved mobile prescription therapy for Type 2 diabetes. It is the first mobile health product eligible for insurance reimbursement similar to other prescription products. Sessions began a clinical … Continue reading

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PatientsLikeMe appointed Martin Coulter to the position of Chief Executive Officer, the company’s first CEO since its founding in 2004. Martin brings a strategic and operational focus to the company and its business continues to expand. U.S. News & World … Continue reading

The Cutting Edge of Cancer Research

One of humankind’s oldest battles has been the fight against cancer. Ever since Hippocrates first named the disease after the veined underbelly of the crab, we’ve struggled to understand and eradicate cancer in all its forms. While the day when … Continue reading

Roni Zeiger Talks about His New Startup Smart Patients

Roni Zeiger, former chief health strategist at Google, is now CEO of Smart Patients. In this conversation at TEDMED 2013, Zeiger described his new startup as an online community for cancer patients and caregivers. But what sets it apart, he … Continue reading

Seattle Children’s Opens New Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Unit

Seattle Children’s Hospital recently opened the Building Hope Expansion, an addition to its main campus, which includes a cancer unit designed for teens and young adult patients. This section of the addition has 16 new beds where patients will have access … Continue reading

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