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Why Health Apps Have a Big Audience with Millennials

A new study released by B2X, a leading provider of customer care for smart mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, found that global consumers’ dependence on their smartphones continues to grow, while they also rapidly adopt a new generation of IoT devices.

“Accordingly, consumers continue to pay more and more for their smartphones, and fast and easy access to customer care continues to be the #1 criteria for consumer satisfaction,” the report summary reads.

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Telemedicine Innovator Lemonaid Health Closes New Funding

Lemonaid Health, an emerging platform for online healthcare, today announced $11 million in new funding to support continued innovation in affordable online healthcare.

We’re told that the Series A funding round was led by Novartis Venture Fund and Hikma Ventures and joined by Correlation Ventures, Adaptive Healthcare Fund, Vega Ventures and 415 Ventures.

“Millions of people are looking to lower their healthcare costs and gain more convenient access to physicians and the medicine they need,” says Lana Ghanem, managing director of Hikma Ventures. “Lemonaid Health’s technology, algorithms and machine learning opportunities will improve the quality of care while decreasing the time and hassles required to get it. We look forward to working with the Lemonaid Health team and co-investors in expanding the platform to include more services with even greater reach.”
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Digital Health News: Mudder Teams up with Amazon

Tough Mudder, Inc., a leading active lifestyle brand and media company, announced this week that it will team up with Amazon for Tough Mudder’s 2017 events season to launch an online health and personal care resource.

We’re told that the agreement will include unique and engaging health, training and wellness content produced by Tough Mudder, an storefront and on-site event presence at Tough Mudder’s North American events in 2017.

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Pathway Genomics to Present at the 2017 UBS Global Healthcare Conference

Pathway Genomics, a commercial-stage genomics company, announced ahead of the weekend that Dr. Michael Nova, Chief Innovation Officer, and Kamal Adawi, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the 2017 UBS Global Healthcare Conference.

The event will be held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City on Monday, May 22nd through May 24th.

Pathway’s presentation will take place Monday, May 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
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Diet Doc Medical Weight Loss Partners with eVisit

MHW learned today that national medical weight loss company, Diet Doc has partnered with healthcare technology company, eVisit to add “a new level of convenience and innovation to their remote patient/doctor consultations.”

We’re told that eVisit’s system integration with Diet Doc will allow patients to conduct video consultations and routine check-ins with their experienced medical team.
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TealTech Capital Invests in Mobile Medical Office Technology Platform

TealTech Capital fund announced its first venture today for the TealNet Mobile Medical Office (MMO), a novel healthcare platform for rapid on-site services based on point-of-care diagnostics and telemedicine.

TealNet MMO, a San Diego-based startup company, developed the Mobile Medical Office to offer healthcare providers a technology platform for rapid on-site point-of-care diagnostics and telemedicine in urgent care pediatrics, cardiology, virology, and neurology, as well as other vital therapeutic areas.
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Former AMA President to Join higi’s Board of Directors

mHealthWatch learned this week that higi — a health IT company that operates the largest health screening ecosystem in North America — is welcoming Robert Wah, MD, former President of the American Medical Association and Global Chief Medical Officer of DXC Technology to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Wah, a reproductive endocrinologist and OB/GYN, is most notably recognized for his expertise in healthcare and health information technology. He served at the Department of Health and Human Services, where he was the first Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT.

“As higi continues to expand its capabilities to work with leading healthcare organizations to personalize population health, experts like Dr. Wah will insure the appropriate approach and perspective needed to enable sustainable health improvement in the communities across the nation,” said CEO Jeff Bennett.
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