News 4/7/16

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Human Longevity, Inc. completes an offering of Series B Preferred Stock, raising over $220 million. The company previously raised $80 million in its Series A offering in 2014.

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Health insurance startup Bright Health secures $80 million in Series A funding. CEO and co-founder Bob Sheehy (formerly CEO of UnitedHealthcare) said, “We are realigning the broken payer-provider relationship, focusing on the consumer and reimagining how technology can simplify the healthcare experience from beginning to end.”

 

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Kinvey announces a HIPAA-compliant instance of its Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) on Google Cloud Platform. Kinvey ensures adherence to all aspects of HIPAA Security Rules, and will sign an agreement with customers to cover the service and underlying infrastructure.

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The publication of a patent application shows Samsung is developing smart contact lenses. The primary reason for the development of smart contact lenses is the limited image quality that can be achieved with smart glasses. What will it mean to privacy when cameras are hidden in contact lenses?

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Twist Bioscience acquires Genome Compiler. Together they plan to build an eCommerce solution that will provide seamless integration of the design and build of synthetic DNA.

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Mount Sinai launches NODE Health (Network of Digital Evidence in Health), a new data-sharing platform that will provide physicians and other providers with an evidence-based review process and data-sharing network similar to ClinicalTrials.gov.


As you may have noticed, the format and content of HIStalk Connect is changing. It is a good time to  ask what readers are most interested in seeing here. Historically the focus was innovation, technology, start-ups, and mobile/e-health. What would you like to see more of? What else would you like to see? Email me.

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