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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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Bayer started a health care accelerator for Europe-based companies, selecting five companies from 70 applicants. The program offers 3.5-months of mentoring, free office space in Berlin, and around $65,000 financial support, taking up to 10 percent equity in return. Bayer … Continue reading

Microsoft: Transform The Way Healthcare is Delivered

Written By: Paul Ehrlich, M.D., Dr. Scott Boyle, and Hanan Lavy (Microsoft Ventures) In the past century, medicine has gone from a largely unscientific trade where noxious drugs were given to patients to purge them of unknown toxins to a science … Continue reading

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Verizon launched Verizon Virtual Visits, which connects patients remotely to a clinician for colds, flus, sore throats or other simple, acute conditions. Users complete and send intake forms to providers and can then “see” a doctor via video on their … Continue reading

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Azumio recently released Argus, an app that monitors and manages activities, food, sleep patterns, exercise, hydration, caffeine-consumption, weight and vitals. Argus attempts to make data actionable by unifying statistics and inputs into one view and providing context around the data. NHS … 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

Startups: Forging Ahead When You Don’t Know Someone Who Knows Someone

There are more excellent ideas out there than there are ideas that will succeed, according to Microsoft HealthVault‘s Chief Architect Sean Nolan. At Health:Refactored, Health 2.0’s conference for designers and developers, Nolan delivered a keynote centered around the stumbling blocks … Continue reading

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MyHealthTeams landed $1.75M in funding last week from Adams Street Partners and 500 Startups. MyHealthTeams develops condition-specific online and mobile applications that help people with chronic diseases connect. It currently offers networks for Breast Cancer and Autism. Allscripts and Microsoft … Continue reading

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EvergreenHealth partnered with Microsoft to give patients access to Microsoft’s HealthVault, a personal heath record. EvergreenHealth is a Washington-based health care organization that serves more than 400,000 people. Orca Health launched its first free app called HeartDecide, which lets users … Continue reading

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Allscripts released a native iPad version of its electronic health record called Allscripts Wand. Allscripts offers an ambulatory EHR with ePrescribing functionality, which is integrated with more than 50,000 pharmacies nationwide. GreatCall launched an iPhone app called LiveNurse. In addition to … Continue reading

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MeYou Health won best app in the Healthcare and Wellness category in the 16th annual Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange awards. MeYou’s Daily Challenge app moves users toward healthy behavior by helping them make small changes in their daily lives. … Continue reading

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