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Limeade, which created a wellness platform for employees, received $5 million in Series B financing from TVC Capital, a private equity firm that focuses on investing in software companies. Limeade, founded in 2006, has raised $8.5 million to date.
DICOM Grid partnered with Doximity, the professional network for physicians. DICOM Grid created DG Suite to facilitate medical image exchange. The partnership will allow Doximity doctors to more easily share images with other doctors in their network.
Rex Healthcare, a nonprofit system based in North Carolina, debuted a mobile cancer care application for patients. The app lets patients track their appointments and medications and allows them to communicate with their care team as well as other patients.
After refunding all owners of an UP band almost one year ago, Jawbone relaunched the wearable health tracking device. Users found the original UP wristband was unable to hold a charge. The new version has an improved battery and can track motion, sleep and mood.
EarlySense completed a $15 million E financing round led by Pitango Venture Capital. The EarlySense system involves a monitor that records patient vital signs via a sensor under a bed mattress. The company plans to use the money to accelerate sales, develop its product, and to expand clinical research.
Mayo Clinic researchers said in a study that concussion treatment has a lot to gain from the use of telemedicine. They concluded that in rural student athletics, telehealth could be an effective way to fulfill return-to-play requirements after a potentially concussive event.
Cerner Corporation acquired Anasazi Software, creator of behavioral health technology. The acquisition combines Cerner Millennium’s focus on in-patient behavioral health technologies and Anasazi’s focus on community behavioral health technologies under one roof.
Telehealth system creator HealthSpot launched its private walk-in kiosk, which patients can use to consult with board-certified physicians. Targeted locations for the kiosk include grocery stores, urgent care facilities, emergency rooms, and large businesses.
The mHealth Alliance, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Baker & McKenzie, and Merck partnered for a new initiative that aims to increase understanding of privacy and security policies related to mobile health. Researchers will learn from case studies that take place in Bangladesh, Chile, India, Nigeria, Peru, Tanzania, and Uganda, where mobile health programs are underway.