Fitbit Unveils Fitbit Charge 2 & Fitbit Flex 2: 15 Key Features to Know

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On Monday, connected health and fitness provider Fitbit unveiled their latest fitness wristbands – Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2 that are now available for presale, with retail availability starting this fall. Building on the success of its wearable devices, the new Charge 2 and Flex 2 effortlessly track your most important health and fitness stats, with new sleek looks and an experience that is even more engaging, motivating and personal to help you reach your goals. Additonally, Fitbit
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Zillion Nabs $28M to Expand Digital Patient Engagement Platform

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Zillion, a Norwalk, CT-based digital health company has raised $28 million in Series C funding led by TwinFocus Capital Partners to expand its cloud-based digital patient engagement platform. Turning content, people-based services and programs into scalable digital products, Zillion enables companies to realize the true potential of mobile engagement and empower consumers to take control of their health.Zillion’s platform features face-to-face live video conferencing – including one-to-one,
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Philips Unveils IntelliSpace Cardiovascular 2.1: 5 Things to Know

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Philips today announced the launch of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular 2.1, the latest version of its next-generation Cardiovascular Image and Information Management System. The new solution provides clinicians with a single point of access anytime and virtually anywhere and allows for web-based echo reporting, delivering diagnostic quality viewing of echo images. According to the Future Health Index, a recent study commissioned by Philips, 81% of cardiology patients surveyed feel it is important
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athenahealth Acquires Patient IO to Bring Mobile Care Coordination to Population Health

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 athenahealth has acquired Austin, TX-based Patient IO, a mobile care coordination platform that helps health systems transition into value-based care by better connecting them with patients between visits. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Founded in 2013, Patient IO's mobile and web-based app helps health professionals create fully-customizable care plans that can be seamlessly delivered to patients outside the clinic. Patients receive treatment-specific tasks, reminders
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Mission Health, GE Healthcare Form 10 Year Innovation Collaboration

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Mission Health and GE Healthcare has announced a 10-year innovation collaboration to co-develop, pilot and deploy transformational healthcare solutions. As part of the collaboration, Mission Health and GE Healthcare will work in partnership to solve the system’s most complex challenges delivering over $40 million in savings for Mission Health over the course of the relationship. The partnership will initially focus on optimizing imaging experience and utilization and smoothing patient care
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Avizia, Kno2 Integrate to Roll-Out Turnkey Telehealth to Rural Hospitals

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Telehealth solution provider Avizia has announced a partnership with patient document exchange Kno2 to provide interoperable telehealth to specialist and primary care in rural hospitals. The integration of both platform will enable seamless delivery of telehealth and document exchange to facilitate continuity of care by connecting patients to providers, regardless of disparate locations.Partnership DetailsAs part of the integration, Kno2's cloud-based, interoperable document exchange platform
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TreeHouse Health, Accenture Partner to Support Digital Health Startups

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TreeHouse Health, a health innovation center that invests in emerging healthcare companies to help accelerate their growth, has team up with Accenture to provide guidance and insights to its growing roster of digital health startups.As part of its partnership as an anchor tenant, Accenture will assign some of its healthcare consultants to the TreeHouse Health facility in downtown Minneapolis to help TreeHouse Health evaluate new portfolio companies for future viability and advise and engage with
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New App Uses Fitbit Data to Predict When You May Get Sick

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Datapult, a Toronto-based app studio has launched a new app that uses Fitbit data to alert consumers as to when their body is showing signs of a reoccurring illness, such as a cold, before it happens. The app called achu tracks patterns leading up to sickness using a proprietary algorithm that alerts the user to the fact that you are on the same track to get sick, as you have in the past. “The more interactive you are with achu, the more accurate it will be in helping you to stay healthy,” says
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NextHealth Technologies Lands $8.5M to “Nudge” Health Behavior Change

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NextHealth Technologies Inc., a prescriptive analytics and consumer engagement platform, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding led by Norwest Venture Partners. The Denver, CO-based company plans to utilize the recent round to grow its engineering team to support its enterprise platform. Founded in 2013, NextHealth's enterprise platform identifies and targets high-cost plan members, prescribes and delivers member-level actions or "nudges," then measures and optimizes outcomes. The program
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SAP Appoints Thomas Laur President of SAP Connected Health Group

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This week, SAP announced it has appointed Thomas Laur as the new President of the SAP Connected Health group. In his new role, the former CEO of Sutherland Healthcare Solutions will help promote and guide the company’s Connected Health group - SAP’s recently established healthcare and life sciences division. The formation of the SAP Connected Health group reaffirms the company’s commitment to enabling smarter health decisions and advancing medical knowledge throughout the world in order to
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