News & Updates

Florida Gov. Rick Scott awarded Voalte’s Vice President of Innovation Trey Lauderdale the Governor’s Innovators in Business Award for “Innovators Under 40” in 2012. Sarasota-based Voalte provides clinical communications systems.

Omada Health this week launched Prevent, an online coaching program designed to keep prediabetics from developing diabetes. The program lasts 16 weeks and combines a curriculum, coaching, social support, and personal tracking to encourage healthy behavior.

WebMD will cut 250 positions, about 14% of its staff. The layoffs are part of a plan meant to save the company $45 million over the course of a year.

Personal genetics company 23andMe raised more than $50 million in a Series D financing. Among the participants was Yuri Milner, a new investor for 23andMe.

HealthEdge acquired Click4Care, creator of a workflow and communications management platform. HealthEdge created HealthRules, a software suite for payors. The acquisition of Click4Care brings new clinical capabilities to HealthRules.

A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine concluded that using mobile trackers to monitor diet can help users achieve short-term weight loss. Authors say the effects of physician-directed weight loss treatment stand gain a lot from the use of mobile tools.

Check out the San Francisco-based project Talking20 on Indiegogo. The team wants to bring to market a Quantified Self-inspired at-home low-cost blood test.

HealthTrio filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Aetna and its subsidiaries ActiveHealth Management, Inc. and Medicity, Inc. HealthTrio alleges that they infringed 10 HealthTrio information technology patents.