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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

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Hearst Corporation’s health care group, Hearst Health, acquired CareInSync, which developed CareBook, a real-time, mobile platform that facilitates care coordination and communication between care providers and patients. CareInSync, will become part of Zynx Health. A new pilot study at the … Continue reading

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Evolent Health, a health care analytics company, raised $100M in Series B funding from The Advisory Board, UPMC Health Plan and TPG Growth. This brings Evolent’s total funding to $124.5M. Amulyte, a medical device company, launched an equity-based crowdfunding campaign … Continue reading

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded a $47.7M contract to Lockheed Martin, a technology and intelligent security company, for providing information technology, operational and logistics support to the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR). Health care … Continue reading

Facebook Moves the Needle on the Number of Registered Organ Donors

Findings published in the American Journal of Transplantation provide some evidence that Facebook’s influence on organ donation might be working. In May of last year it was widely publicized that Facebook had created a way for users to display their … Continue reading

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A recent study published in the journal Psychiatry Research looked at the correlation between Facebook habits and mental illness. College undergraduates who exhibited schizotypy, a range of symptoms usually characterized by social and emotional withdrawal, were found to show certain … Continue reading

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In a new report “Identifying Personal Genomes by Surname Inference” published in the journal Science, researchers described how online genetic data can be used to identify individuals. While it’s been well-known that this could possibly be done, this report describes … Continue reading

Why the Homeless Are on Facebook

Earlier this year Health IT blogger Nate Osit wrote a post, Health 2.0: Who’s Not at the Table? He brainstormed ways to get underserved populations ― which he listed as communities of color, LGBTQ communities, immigrant communities and marginally housed communities … Continue reading

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Simplee, a company that helps patients understand and manage their health care expenses, launched an automated error detection system for medical bills. The system scans explanation of benefit statements and color codes them to communicate error messages. PureWellness, creator of … Continue reading

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Health care shopping solutions company, Castlight Health raised $100M from investors including T. Rowe Price and Redmile Group. The company provides an online platform for health care employees to shop around for higher quality products, procedures, and tests at the … Continue reading

A Week in the Life of Social Health

Consumer interactions with organizations via Facebook and Twitter This “week in the life” analysis of health care social media comes from a PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute (HRI) report released today. Looking at one week’s stats from February 2012, HRI researchers … Continue reading

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