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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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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Health Information Technology Patient Safety Action & Surveillance Plan. The plan outlines methods to increase knowledge of the impact of health IT on patient safety, eliminate technology related medical … Continue reading

Hospital Pricing Data? More Please!

Anyone operating in the health tech universe for the last few years knows that open health data has been and continues to be a major theme. Current White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park started talking (NO, YELLING!) about “data … 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

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mDhil, a health care information provider, received the Innovation Karnataka Award from Google. The award recognized companies using the Internet to make a positive difference in addressing a social, economic or community challenge in India. Electronic device maker Jawbone introduced … Continue reading

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Mobile app company, Inadev, launched a medical version of its multimedia app called TaposeMD. Specifically designed for healthcare, TaposeMD provides a split screen interface, note-taking, and information consolidation capabilities. According to a report by Washington Post,  the latest Castlight Health data reveals huge … Continue reading

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HHS announced their 2013 agenda to lower costs and improve quality of care with the use of health information technology. The agenda focuses on the development of health information exchanges and the improvement of data liquidity. A study published in … Continue reading

‘Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color’ App Challenge

Calling all software developers, entrepreneurs, and innovators – the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks your help in empowering women in minority and underserved communities to fight and prevent cancer. Each year, more than 300,000 new cases of … Continue reading

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Indian Health Service, the agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides health care to Native Americans, announced that it is creating a personal health record system. Patients will be able to view online and … Continue reading

Blue Button Mash-Up & EHR Accessibility Module Challenge Winners

HHS held an Innovation Challenge and patients were the winners! Winners for the Blue Button Mash-Up Challenge and the EHR Accessibility Module Challenge were announced during the Health 2.0 Sixth Annual Fall Conference in San Francisco. The first Challenge required applicants to ‘mash … Continue reading

Save the Dates! National Health Code-a-Thon Calendar

The Department of Health and Human Services is interested in the development of innovative applications and solving critical social and health problems, and to help you optimize the opportunity you have to solve some of the most critical health issues … Continue reading

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