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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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Intel partnered with headphone maker SMS Audio to develop biometric-sensing earbuds. The earbuds are powered by Valencell’s PerformTek technology, and will offer a built-in optical sensor for continuous heart rate monitoring, sweat and water resistance, and integration with RunKeeper so … Continue reading

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Practice Fusion reported it has signed up 122 enterprise clients since the beginning of 2014. Enterprise clients include health systems, hospitals, and independent clinical labs and imaging centers. Kurbo Health, a mobile subscription-based weight loss program, raised $5.8 million in … Continue reading

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HealthSpot and the Cleveland Clinic partnered to form a jointly owned company to develop more telemedicine options alongside HealthSpot’s enclosed kiosks. The Clinic plans to deploy more kiosks after testing three stations, while HealthSpot is also beginning a test with … Continue reading

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In England, the NHS is preparing to kick-off of a nation-wide program designed to expand out-of-hospital care availability, and drive down non-emergency visits presenting in local emergency rooms. The program, called the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund, is backed by an … Continue reading

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A new company called Moov launched its own crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a new fitness tracker. Built by a former Apple engineer, the Moov band uses a combination of hardware and software to understand body movement in space, … 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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The Veterans Affairs Department awarded ASM Research a $162.5 million contract to “improve the user experience” for VA’s electronic health record system VistA. The ONC named the winners of its recent patient empowerment codeathon. In the Blue Button category: Edge … Continue reading

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The VA selected Health eTime as the winning submission in a scheduling app contest. The app allows veterans to schedule visits online across VA locations and lets VA providers share appointments with veterans’ personal digital calendars and with non-VA providers. StartUp Health announced from … Continue reading

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LifeNexus, maker of digital insurance card, raised $4M from undisclosed investors, bringing its total funding to date to $11.9M. The company is looking to raise another $3M soon. Biobeats, an application using bio-metric data to produce customized music, raised $650K … Continue reading

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babyQ, an iPhone app to help pregnant women improve maternal and fetal health, launched its supporting website under the same name. babyQ provides customized advice using research-based, physician-approved data  along with data generated from a brief survey about the user’s … Continue reading

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