Employee Digital Health Platform Jiff Closes $18M Series B Round

Employee Digital Health Platform Jiff Launches Consumer Driven Digital Health Platform

Employee digital health platform Jiff today announced an $18 million Series B round led by Venrock. Jiff provides an enterprise solution for self-insured employers to connect to and manage hundreds of innovative digital health tools, and provides each employee an individualized health incentives program through an addictive mobile experience. “With founders James Currier and Stan Chudnovsky behind them, Jiff also has the best engagement and product design team we have ever seen in healthcare
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Big Data Cancer Platform COTA Secures $3.7M in Funding from Insurer

Big Data Cancer Platform COTA Secures $3.7M in Funding from Insurer

Big data cancer platform COTA closes $3.7M of planned $7M Series A funding round to make value-based cancer care delivery and reimbursement a reality.  The promise of value-based care and big data insights in healthcare are undeniable. But few have found a way to integrate it in a real-life setting and obtain the consensus of payers, providers, patients, technology partners etc. COTA, which today closed $3.7M in Series A funding from Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. , is changing that status
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Digital Health Funding Expected to Top $6.5 Billion by 2017

Digital Health Funding Accenture Report

Digital health funding is expected to double in the United States over the next three years, growing from $3.5 billion in 2014 to $6.5 billion by the end of 2017, according to new research by Accenture. The forecast is based on market analysis, project experience, third-party analysis and data from 2,000 digital health start-ups receiving funding between 2008 and 2013.According to Accenture, an estimated $2.8 billion was used to fund digital health start-ups last year, growing at an annual rate
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Health Data Aggregator Validic Adds New Integration & Research Partners


Validic, the healthcare technology interoperability platform for aggregating digital health data, announced today the addition of several new clients and partners, as they continue to expand and grow their global digital health ecosystem. With the addition of several new clients, which include Alere, The Vitality Group, Everyday Health, Datu Health, and ShapeUp, Validic’s client population size increases from 72 million to 80 million lives. Validic continues in discussions with major health
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WebMD Updates Healthy Target Behavior Change Program

WebMD Updates Updates Healthy Target Behavior Change Program

New features include seamless connectivity with Apple HealthKit and iHealth blood pressure devices, video tutorials, and other content enhancements WebMD has announced new features and functionality for its Healthy Target behavior change program that connects seamlessly with Apple’s HealthKit and provides users with powerful new ways to capture, visualize and understand health information from a broad range of biometric devices. WebMD’s Healthy Target, included within WebMD's flagship
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Software Bug Delays Launch of Apple HealthKit on iOS8

Apple’s HealthKit_Apple HealthKit

A software bug has delayed the launch of Apple HealthKit on iOS8 preventing developers from making HealthKit apps. "We discovered a bug that prevents us from making HealthKit apps available on iOS 8 today. We're working quickly to have the bug fixed in a software update and have HealthKit apps available by the end of the month," said Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller in a statement. Unveiled in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference, the HealthKit platform will serve as an integrative hub for
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Apple to Launch HealthKit Medical Trials with Stanford & Duke

HealthKit Medical Trails

Apple is preparing to launch diabetic and chronic disease medical trials using HealthKit with Stanford University Hospital and Duke University, according to a report from Reuters. HealthKit is the companion app to Apple’s Health component (a major development of its upcoming iOS 8 release), which will serve as an integrative hub for third-party health and wellness-related apps.  HealthKit Medical trials Details  - Stanford University Hospital medical trials will be focused on diabetes that
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Is Apple Poised to Disrupt Connected Health with HealthKit?

Is Apple Poised to Disrupt Connected Health with HealthKit

Dr. Donald Voltz shares his insights on how Apple is poised to disrupt connected health with HealthKit and the Apple Watch changing the way patients engage with healthcare.  This week, many are talking about the announcement of a new iPhone 6 and the excitement about the payment system to protect our identity and finance. I think the bigger announcement pertains to the Apple Watch and the underlying platform targeting personal health and wellness management, HealthKit. Although HealthKit
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The Apple Watch & Digital Health: 3 Must-Ask Questions

Apple Watch

So, the much-anticipated Apple Watch has arrived. The tech world is still digesting Apple's big announcement. Some believe Apple's watch is the Second Coming. Others are disappointed that it does not look cooler. Left-handed people are up in arms that the device is not designed to be worn on the right hand. My opinion: plenty of people will buy the Apple Watch and it will dramatically improve over time. Apple's great at getting people to desire its devices (remember what they said about
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Webinar: The Digital Health Leadership Series from Validic

Webinar: The Digital Health Leadership Series

Start Date: 9/10/2014 Start Time: 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT Duration: 60 minutes Webinar Overview This FREE digital health leadership series webinar series features many of the leading companies in this expanding digital health ecosystem. Each month, Validic will feature two companies whose clinical, fitness, wellness or nutrition technologies are helping healthcare and wellness companies achieve better outcomes, increase engagement and reduce per capita costs. During this webinar, you'll
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