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FedDev Ontario Banking on Healthcare Innovation

Major Money Raised for Low IncomeMHW learned today via a shared media announcement that Canadians “will soon benefit from improved health-care options to support the management of chronic disease.”

This comes as a result of a $15 million investment to York University and its partners, Southlake Regional Health Centre and the University Health Network.

This investment by the Government of Canada was announced today by  Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with. Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora.

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VA Debuts Third Innovation Challenge Centered on mHealth, this time Worth $50M

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has launch the third in a series of innovation competitions aimed at finding technology to “enhance the accessibility, quality of care and services delivered to Veterans.”

This time, the VA has launched a $50M program aimed at VA employees, industry leaders, start-ups, non-profits and universities in order to find the best new innovations to advance the performance of the VA.

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Kaiser Permanente Launches Mobile App for Access to Electronic Medical Records

Kaiser Permanente, who already boasts the largest deployment of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) in the world, today announced the launch of a new Android application to allow more than 9 million Kaiser patients to access their medical information on the go.

In addition to its Android app, the healthcare provider is also launching a newly mobile-optimized version of its website located at kp.org to allow anyone with a mobile device to still access their medical information when and where they need it.  Kaiser said it plans to launch a companion app for iOS in the coming months as well.  Through mobile access to their personal health information, Kaiser members now have secure access to lab results, diagnostic information, direct email communication with doctors, and the ability to order prescription refills among other things.

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California Philanthropists Create $100M Healthcare Investment Fund Focused on “Cutting-edge Healthcare Tech”

It was announced recently that San Diego philanthropists Gary and Mary West have created a new $100 million investment fund focused on promoting “cutting-edge technology in healthcare and reigning in skyrocketing costs.”

Aptly named the “West Health Investment Fund,” the couple will provide investments — typically ranging between $500,000 and $5 million — to companies in the early stages of developing products and services that hold the promise of improving healthcare and reducing costs.  “We see a void in investment funding focused specifically on lowering the cost of healthcare,” Gary West said.  “Venture capital money is not flowing into this sector, so we thought we needed to step up and put our money where our mouth is.”

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