News & Updates

Medagate, a company that focuses on employee reward and incentive programs, launched the MasterCard Dual Value Health Card. Employers and health plans can dedicate funds for employees’ health spending, and employees can then use the card for eligible purchases where MasterCard is accepted.

Health technology accelerator ProjectLift Miami launched this week and is now accepting applications for its first class. It will offer up to 15 spots in a 100 day program that begins in May.

Ovuline, a pregnancy health IT company, raised $1.4 million in seed funding with Lightbank leading the round. Ovuline is developing a program that analyzes a woman’s personal health data from mobile and wearable devices and uses the information to advise her on how to conceive faster.

PatientSafe Solutions raised $20 million, which the company said will be used to increase adoption of its technology in hospitals and health systems. Its flagship product is PatientTouch, a platform made up of clinical workflow and documentation applications.

FitBit debuted wearable fitness tracker Flex at the Consumer Electronics Show last week. The $100 band, which syncs data wirelessly to iPhone and Android devices, will officially be available this spring. In a recent column, David Pogue compared Flex to Jawbone’s Up and Nike+ FuelBand.

InTouch Health received FDA clearance for RP-VITA, its telemedicine robot. RP-VITA, which debuted last July, is a life-sized bot that wanders the intensive care unit and can beam in physicians from afar via video conference.

Creator of population health management technology, WhiteGlove Health launched two web-based portals. Employers use Empowered Health Solution to analyze a population’s information at a bird’s eye view, and members use it to track their own personal data.

Online community site QuantiaMD formed a partnership with CareCloud that is aimed at generating information that will help practices achieve greater efficiency and profitability. The collaboration will work by collecting efficiency- and revenue-related insights from QuantiaMD’s 5,000 members.

Health Catalyst, a health care data warehousing company, closed a $33 million Series B investment led by Norwest Venture Partners. Health Catalyst’s platform is currently in 81 hospitals, which care for a combined 20 million patients.