News & Updates

Health care expense manager Simplee raised $6 million in a Series A round of venture capital funding. The round was led by The Social+Capital Partnership.

United Healthcare will release Health4Me, an app used to understand the cost variation among various procedures and treatments for health problems, and users will have 24/7 access to communication with a registered nurse.

Health insurance company Aetna is expanding its relationship with non-profit healthcare system, Banner Health Network. Aetna has expanded to include full technology support for population health management and patient services for more than 200,000 patients.

The Super Diet Genius is a new personalized weight loss app that just hit the cyber shelves of iTunes. The app allows users to choose their favorite “superfoods,” calculate their consumption, receive reminders about their intake and calculate body mass index.

Seattle-based Navigating Cancer, conducted a survey to get a sense of the perception of online and mobile health technology tools among users with debilitating illnesses. About 300 Cancer patients were surveyed, and among them 72% expressed interest in using self management tools.

Alliance Health Networks acquired Medify, provider of data-driven treatment information. The partnership will let patients learn more about treatments for their condition while they will maintain connectedness with their health network.

A partnership between Indiana health Information exchange and, a cloud-based medical imaging platform, will enable physicians and hospitals to access and share radiology images.

Apelon, a company that focuses on data standardization and interoperability, partnered with InterSystems, provider of software for connected care. The partnerships allows their customers to satisfy Meaningful Use and Accountable Care Organization standardized reporting requirements.

To further enhance their patient centered medical home model, Northeast Georgia Physicians group chose Phytel, healthcare provider software solutions company. The facility plans to use Phytel’s Atmosphere platform to transition all of their ambulatory-care clinics into patient-centered medical homes within the year.

More than 1,500 recently hospitalized heart failure patients were divided as subjects of either telemonitoring or ordinary care in order to test the effectiveness of telemonitoring. The results of the study were not in favor of tele monitoring.

AT&T partnered with Valued Relationships Inc. to deliver a remote patient monitoring service for chronic disease patients.

Health care payment network InstaMed released the 2011 Trends in Healthcare Payments Annual Report.

With Health 2.0’s Spring Fling 2012 Conference came a series of launches! The audience voted on its favorite demo out of 10 competitors who presented their company’s launch in a short 3.5 minutes. The winner was Thryve, an online and mobile food tracker and coach. Check out the other ideas, most of which are in beta.

O’Reilly’s Andy Oram talks about two days in the life at the Health 2.0 conference in Boston this past week.

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