News & Updates

EveryMove Inc. raised $2.6 million in Series A Financing from Premera Blue Cross, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners (managed through Sandbox Industries) and angel investors. EveryMove is building a platform that will help people make lifestyle changes that result in rewards from their health plans.

Doximity, which offers a social network for providers, partnered with Stanford Medical School to create an alumni application. The app allows physicians to search a directory of published articles, lectures, clinical trials and CVs from their peers.

This week is national nurse week. To celebrate, Voalté, creator of health care communication software, is hosting a storytelling competition on Facebook so nurses can share why they chose to go into their profession.

Shareable Ink and Medical Web Technologies integrated Shareable Ink’s electronic medical record and the One Medical Passport System. Web Technologies’ passport lets patients scheduled for surgery enter their demographic, insurance and medical information online. It’s then made available to their medical facilities on an EMR.

Houston-based Memorial Hermann hospital @houstonhospital will live-tweet a brain surgery today from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CST. This comes after the hospital’s twitter coverage of an open-heart surgery in February.

Clinverse, Inc., a cloud-based financial management software for clinical trials, closed a $3.8 million Series B round of funding. The round was led by Hatteras Venture Partners.

Verizon partnered with TeleCommunication Systems Inc. to create a 911 texting service. Using SMS can help those who are deaf or hard of hearing to report an emergency.

Health 2.0′s Codeathon in Boston this week will focus on creating Big Data applications. Register here.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a delay for data collection under the Sunshine Act. The act requires the reporting of payments or gifts to physicians. CMS said the delay will give organizations time to prepare their submissions.

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation released “A Roadmap for Provider-Based Automation in a New Era of Healthcare.” The report gives advice on how to set up health IT applications for population health management.

UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest insurer, brought in more than $100 billion in 2011. In recent years it’s expanded to more areas of health care by setting up 24-hour nurse hotlines and electronic medical records, and it even owns a bank that handles health savings accounts.