News & Updates
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final rule for Meaningful Use Stage 2. CMS also pushed back the deadline for conversion to the ICD-10 coding system to Oct. 1, 2014.
Happtique launched its pilot program for mRx. Providers can use mRx to electronically prescribe apps to patients; they send a prescription to a patient’s smartphone or tablet, and then they can track which patients have clicked to fill them.
Ringful Health received a $150,000 research grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund a six month pilot. The project will use communication technology to look at how cancer screening can be personalized based on diseases, lifestyle and genetic makeup.
Walgreens said it plans to roll out Greenway Medical Technologies’ electronic health record to Walgreens’ nearly 8,000 locations by the end of summer 2013. Right now the EHR is in more than 200 Walgreens stores.
Lumosity, a company that creates online games to improve cognitive ability, raised $31.5 million in Series D financing led by Discovery Communications. Lumosity has received more than $70 million in funding to date.
Honeywell HomMed, creator of a remote patient monitoring system, launched LifeStream MobileHelp, a feature that allows HomMed users to call for emergency services by pressing a button.
Sotera Wireless‘ ViSi Mobile received FDA clearance and said that it will begin selling the system to hospitals nationwide. ViSi Mobile uses WiFi to transmit information on patients’ vital signs to clinicians around the hospital.
AT&T released some preliminary findings from its pilot with Health Care Service Corporation. More than 75% of employees using the WellDoc DiabetesManager through AT&T mHealth Solutions said they planned to continue using it after the pilot.
Best Doctors received a $45 million investment from BBH Capital Partners. Best Doctors maintains a database of 50,000 doctors who recommend and vote on the best doctors in their profession.