Weekly Recap 12/21/12

 

12-20-2012 11-31-21 PM

HealthTrio sues Aetna for patent infringement, alleging that Aetna subsidiaries ActiveHealth Management and Medicity infringed on 10 HealthTrio patents involving real-time information sharing and online patient portals.

 

12-20-2012 9-23-34 PM

Google’s newest release of Google Now, an Android-only Google app that compiles data from various sources and presents it to users in a streamlined report format, has added an a new feature: an activity tracker. This marks Google’s first re-entry into the mHealth market since the spectacular demise of Google Health in 2011.

 

12-16-2012 11-25-55 PM

Researchers at UCLA develop a iPhone-compatible food analyzer aimed at supporting the growing number of children with serious food allergies.

 

12-18-2012 8-23-03 PM

PatientSafe Solutions, the makers of iPhone-optimized applications for bedside medication administration, specimen collection, and care team communication, raises $13.3 million in financing from private investors. The company has set a goal of $25.7 million and is still looking for additional investments. PatientSafe Solutions, formerly known as IntelliDot, was named to The Wall Street Journal’s 2012 “Next Big Thing” list.

 

The US Department of Health and Human Services releases a toolbox of online tools aimed at helping hospitals address security concerns surrounding clinician use of BOYD mobile devices.

12-20-2012 8-11-38 PM

A new healthcare accelerator launches in Miami. Project Lift Miami is a partnership of Lift1428, the Miami Innovation Center, and Wexford Science + Technology at the UM Miller School of Medicine. Project Lift Miami will provide 10 to 15 startups funding of $20k-$30k, office space, and mentorship over a 100-day program.

Orion Health announces the release of Orion Health Mobile, which allows users of Orion Health HIE to view real-time patient information on their iPhones and iPads.


Sponsor Updates

  • KLAS recognizes 3M as the market leader in medical record coding.
  • Imprivata announces the appointment of Carina Edwards to head its new customer experience group.
  • AccelaMobile publishes an analysis of future HIT disruptors.

This is the last weekly recap before Christmas, so I wanted to take a minute to say happy holidays to all of you from myself (Lt. Dan) and the rest of the HIStalk team. I thought about doing a holiday message next week, but if the Mayans are right, I may not be here to write it next Friday. If you’ve got any holiday generosity left in the tank, we would love it if you would take a minute to sign up for HIStalkConnect update alerts.

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