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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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Accenture and Philips developed proof-of-concept software that allows people with ALS and other nerve diseases to control Philips products using their brainwaves, along with existing capabilities to use voice and eye commands. Doctor On Demand, a telehealth company that provides … Continue reading

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WiserTogether, a cloud-based health decision-making platform, partnered with Truven Health Analytics, a provider of health care analytics solutions, to provide employers and health care plans with solutions to help their consumers make better healthcare decisions. LionsGate Technology, the Canadian company … Continue reading

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Four months after raising $1,664,574 on Indiegogo, medical device developer Scanadu closed $10.5 million in Series A financing led by Relay Ventures. Scanadu also partnered with Dr. Eric Topol at the Scripps Translational Science Institute to conduct clinical testing on … Continue reading

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PointClear Solutions, a health care software development company, acquired Worry Free Labs, a mobile app UX design and development firm. The acquisition will help PointClear leverage Worry Free’s consumer application expertise and capabilities to design and build patient engagement applications … Continue reading

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eHealth volunteered to run the enrollment process for the federal marketplace at HealthCare.gov. In a letter to President Barack Obama, CEO Gary Lauer said eHealth could assume all responsibilities related to enrolling consumers if the federal government agrees to allow the … 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 Cleveland Clinic announced that it will give patients access to physician notes, pathology reports, and health issues via its Epic MyChart patient portal. The transparency and accessibility should encourage patient involvement with their care. Seamless Medical Systems announced it … Continue reading

A Call for the Science-Based Approach to
Mental Illness

Often heard in the months following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings was that, in order to effectively address mental health issues in this country, the stigma around these illnesses must be eliminated. But what does that mean exactly? To … Continue reading

What You Gain by Training Your Brain

Short-term mindfulness meditation can physically alter the connections in your brain. And according to the authors of a recent study, these results “…could provide a means for intervention to improve or prevent mental disorders.” Publishing in the journal Proceedings of the National … Continue reading