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Simplee goes mobile to help you figure out medical payments at the doctor's office

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Simplee, a Palo Alto, Calif., startup with a Mint-like approach to managing medical expenses, is bringing its service to mobile. Through a new iOS app, launched Thursday, users can view a breakdown of their medical bills, outstanding claims and deductible coverage, as well as pay their bills directly from their smartphones....
Simplee goes mobile to help you figure out medical payments at the doctor's office

Practice Fusion, Emerging Power in Health Records, Lands $34 Million

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Health care reform at least in the way that President Obama and Congressional Democrats envisioned it may be under attack — as I write these words the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act is less than an hour away — but one piece of health care reform is...
Practice Fusion, Emerging Power in Health Records, Lands $34 Million

Foxconn eyes smart watches with wristband technology

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Manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group also wants to ride the upcoming wave of wearable tech, and has unveiled a wristband that can monitor a user's health and sync with a smartphone.When worn, the wristband can monitor a user's blood pressure, heart rate, and even diagnose the person's mood, said...
Foxconn eyes smart watches with wristband technology

Company behind 'digital pill' with embedded chip raises $62.5M

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Forgetting whether you took your meds will be a thing of the past if Proteus Digital Health has its way.  Last year, the Redwood, Calif. company received FDA clearance for a ”digital pill” that tracks whether patients are taking their medication and how their bodies are responding to it. On Wednesday,...
Company behind 'digital pill' with embedded chip raises $62.5M

E-health records adopted by more than 100K healthcare providers

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More than 100,000 health care providers are now using electronic health records that meet federal standards, according to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology....
E-health records adopted by more than 100K healthcare providers

Why Google Didn't Build Search, Plus Your Body

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This week, Google improved search results for health-related queries. When it detects that you're searching for symptoms of illness, it displays a list of new search queries for health conditions that might be related. Google now crawls the Web and gathers health information from articles, producing this list algorithmically. Clicking...
Why Google Didn't Build Search, Plus Your Body

Health Data Company Athenahealth Goes Mobile With Acquisition Of Health Innovator Epocrates

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Epocrates, the startup whose mobile apps provide drug reference advice to more than half of American health care providers, is being acquired by Athenahealth, the data management platform for doctors--a marriage of two Most Innovative Companies. Athenahealth founder Jonathan Bush is known for in his quest to leverage information technology...
Health Data Company Athenahealth Goes Mobile With Acquisition Of Health Innovator Epocrates

Apprenda adds Java as a second language, will 'support 90%' of enterprise PaaS needs

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Private platform-as-a-service provider Apprenda is one the strangest players in the quickly growing PaaS space. Not only is the company headquartered in Albany, N.Y., but to date it has only supported one language — .NET —...
Apprenda adds Java as a second language, will 'support 90%' of enterprise PaaS needs

DOJ compares Apple and publishers to big oil in ebooks case

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In its response to recent filings from Apple, publishers and booksellers on its proposed ebook settlement with three publishers, the Department of Justice addresses few specific complaints (PDF; full filing embedded below). Rather, citing the “unmistakable consumer harm that has resulted from the conspiracy in this case,” the DOJ calls on Judge...
DOJ compares Apple and publishers to big oil in ebooks case
Stanford & Kaiser reveal the next big opportunities in health tech

Letter: Why the Seattle Times objects to the Washington News Council's hearing and online vote

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Retired appeals court judge Karen Seinfeld chairs the Washington News Council hearing this morning, as viewed on the TVW webcast. This morning at Town Hall in Seattle, the Washington News Council is holding a hearing on a complaint by Dr. Richard Wollert against the Seattle Times over his portrayal in...
Letter: Why the Seattle Times objects to the Washington News Council's hearing and online vote
Inside 'Caradigm': Microsoft, GE aim to reshape health care -- starting with data

Box gets hip to HIPAA, adds health-record apps

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Think some cloud-storage options are no good for privacy-sensitive applications like health care? Box wants you to think again.  Keen on boosting its enterprise customer base and prepping for an IPO, the company said Wednesday it’s now HIPAA-compliant, enabling Box to handle personal health information. Compliance with the Health Insurance...
Box gets hip to HIPAA, adds health-record apps

Cisco tries to free up internet traffic jam

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There is nothing more infuriating than a slow mobile connection. With people bringing their own devices to  workand everywhere else, wireless networks will be working hard to accommodate the mobile traffic flood.   Here’s where Cisco comes in: On Tuesday, it unveiled a wireless access point called the Aironet 3600 Series, which can increase the speed of...
Cisco tries to free up internet traffic jam

eHealth records adopted by more than 100K healthcare providers

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More than 100,000 health care providers are now using electronic health records that meet federal standards, according to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology....
eHealth records adopted by more than 100K healthcare providers
Now a majority of doctors use electronic health records -- what does this mean for you?
Don't hate the player, hate the game? $20 billion in government payouts may upend the electronic health record market

Oregon medical-records company Kryptiq sold to Surescripts

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Oregon is more than that little bastion of ‘Portlandia’ jokes sandwiched in between Seattle and Silicon Valley — they have tech, too. And this week Hillsboro-based Kryptiq, an electronic medical records company, announced that it has been sold to Virginia-based Surescripts. As Oregonlive.com reports, Surescipts already owned a small stake...
Oregon medical-records company Kryptiq sold to Surescripts

There's A New iPhone App That Can Help Protect You From STDs

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We don't need to teach you the mechanics of safe sex, but we are intrigued by a new iPhone app that you might want to insert into the process. The app is called MedXSafe and it was created by Dr. Michael Nusbaum and his medical records company, MedXCom. Here's how it...
There's A New iPhone App That Can Help Protect You From STDs
Practice Fusion owes its success -- and its culture -- to a motorcycle crash

Exclusive: Happtique releases standards for 'seal of approval' for mobile health

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With an estimated 40,000 mobile health apps (PDF) available for doctors, consumers and others in healthcare, it can be hard to separate quality apps from, well, crap.  A November report from the New England Center for Investigative Reporting highlighted the number of apps that over promise and under deliver. And while...
Exclusive: Happtique releases standards for 'seal of approval' for mobile health

Where Do Hospitals Keep All Those Images?

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Health-care providers need to store a rapidly growing collection of medical images somewhere, and increasingly the answer is in the cloud....
Where Do Hospitals Keep All Those Images?

Facebook meets WebMD: How Treato mines social data to uncover health insights

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On thousands of message boards, community forums and health sites across the web, patients and caregivers leave detailed descriptions of their battles with disease, their experiences with drugs and their paths to recovery. But those online notes don’t just provide catharsis and comfort. For big data startup Treato, they’re a...
Facebook meets WebMD: How Treato mines social data to uncover health insights

Patient Privacy Threatened as Laws Fail to Keep Pace with Technology

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Health care privacy laws can’t keep up with rapid technological advances on health websites and social networks, according to a paper in the spring edition of The Neurodiagnostic Journal. While the Internet has increased the ability to store, communicate and reference medical information, study author Jacquelyn M. Polito of the Neurology...
Patient Privacy Threatened as Laws Fail to Keep Pace with Technology
Will the Supreme Court end human gene patents after three decades?

Machine learning and health care mean $6M for Predilytics

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Sometimes, two things just go together, such as peanut butter and jelly or, in the case of Boston-based startup Predilytics, machine learning and health care. The company announced on Tuesday afternoon it has closed a $6 million Series A round with investment from Flybridge Capital Partners, Highland Capital Partners and...
Machine learning and health care mean $6M for Predilytics
5 cool new health care apps

Big data could mean big savings in health care - but here's what has to happen first

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Properly exploiting big data in health care could mean up to $450 billion in savings health care organizations and consumers according to a recent report from consulting firm McKinsey. But don’t get too excited yet – that data-optimized future isn’t just going to fall in our laps. An abundance of...
Big data could mean big savings in health care - but here's what has to happen first

Careticker's KnockedUp App Has Everything You Need To Know Before, After, And During Your Pregnancy

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CareTicker has created a mobile platform that provides all the necessary planning and coordination for pre- and post-procedure hospital stays. And it’s planning to roll out a host of different apps for specific procedures, starting with one for expecting mothers. Launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, the idea is to simplify...
Careticker's KnockedUp App Has Everything You Need To Know Before, After, And During Your Pregnancy

How IBM's Big Data Guy Found A Career In Chaos

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Charlie Schick, 46, is IBM's Worldwide Director of Marketing, Big Data, Health Care, and Life Sciences, putting to use his skills as a molecular biologist, a tech journalist, a marketer, and more. As a marketing director in IBM's Big Data group, Charlie Schick helps scientists and health care providers use...
How IBM's Big Data Guy Found A Career In Chaos
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