News & Updates

Indian Health Service, the agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides health care to Native Americans, announced that it is creating a personal health record system. Patients will be able to view online and to print portions of their medical information.

Personal health record company Dossia launched a patient social network. The free site called Livli focuses on providing health and wellness resources, and it connects to the Dossia Health Marketplace, where users can download apps for their PHR.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released specifications for reporting clinical quality measures. Providers who are participating in the Meaningful Use program will need to report quality measures according to the guidelines by 2014.

Sequenta, which created the LymphoSIGHT platform to measure minimal residual disease, received Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification for LymphoSIGHT. CLIA are U.S. federal regulatory quality standards that were established to ensure the accuracy and reliability of patient test results.

Online physician social network QuantiaMD closed a $12 million expansion round from Fuse Capital. QuantiaMD said the funding will be used to increase sales, marketing and client services within the pharmaceutical industry and with health plans and systems.

Diversinet, creator of MobiSecure, a mobile platform for health care organizations, released MobiSecure version 4.5. The company said the launch includes 36 new features aimed at improving care coordination and health outcomes.

Verizon released the results of a series of cybercrime investigations. Among the report’s findings were that most health care-related data breaches occurred in the small to medium business category, and attacks were almost entirely financially-motivated.

Incubator Rock Health announced its fourth class of startups. Fall program members will have the option to take a $100,000 investment. The incoming class includes 14 startups.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the 10 recipients of its RWJF Young Leader Awards. The winners are age 40 or younger and were recognized for their accomplishments and their potential for future leadership. They will each receive $40,000.