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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

Now Search Sharecare on Walgreens on Facebook

  Walgreens has almost 2 million likes on Facebook. It wins the Facebook pharmacy popularity contest over CVS and Rite Aid. Walgreens posts an adorable picture of a mother and her baby. It receives 1,000 comments. It posts the question … Continue reading

Facebook Provides New Suicide Prevention Service

Facebook and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline released a new suicide prevention service this week. The two have worked together since 2006 to assist suicidal Facebook users, but the new initiative takes intervention a step further by offering users the … Continue reading

News & Updates

Aetna has started sending free mobile medical alerts, providing e-prescribing services, and offering access to clinical and patient information from Aetna’s claims department to network physicians in Florida. If successful, Aetna is looking to scale the program nationwide. You might … Continue reading

Facebook Saved my Son’s Life

Please check out the short but thought provoking SLATE story, Facebook Saved my Son’s Life: My social network helped diagnose a rare disease that our doctors initially missed by Deborah Copaken Kogan. The piece reads like a chapter out of a … Continue reading

Getting More Startups Focused on Health

Could it be true? Is venture funding on the mend after it’s collapse in 2008? Some would say that the amount of capital invested is on the rise, and new funding streams are providing an excellent opportunity for startups to … Continue reading

News & Updates

Joichi Ito has been named director of the MIT Media Lab. A vocal advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and Internet freedom, Ito is board chair and former CEO of Creative Commons, sits on the board of directors of the Mozilla … Continue reading

News & Updates

This week, American Well goes mass market. They’ve been the leader in creating an online marketplace where consumers and physicians can process care via health plans using the basic health plan billing and coverage infrastructure. At least, that had been … Continue reading

PatientsLikeMe Re-Opens the Doors to the Chocolate Factory

PatientsLikeMe is re-opening the doors to the chocolate factory but this time everyone’s invited. This week, the free online health data-sharing website announced the public opening of it’s latest expansion. Since it’s original launch 5 years ago, PatientsLikeMe has received … Continue reading

Practice Fusion: Ryan Howard tells (some but not) all

Ryan Howard, the CEO of Practice Fusion, is sitting pretty this week. He just raised another $23m to really expand the company’s free SaaS based EMR–including Founders Fund (yes that’s the Paypal/Facebook guys) buying in to join the early investors … Continue reading

MeYou Health Launches My Resolution 2011

Last week, MeYou Health released My Resolution 2011, a Facebook app that helps users stay committed to their healthy New Year’s resolutions. This is good news for those of us who struggle to stay on track or have a hard … Continue reading

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