SoloHealth raises $4.3M for biometric screening health kiosks From Mobil Health News

by Admin 12.18.2014

Atlanta, Georgia-based health kiosk company SoloHealth raised $4.3 million in equity and securities, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $25.8 million. Existing investors include WellPoint, Novartis, Dell, and Coinstar. Walter Huff, founder and former chairman of a medical information systems firm acquired by McKesson, called HBO & Company, has also [...]

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First Opinion gets $6 million from Polaris Ventures to let consumers text a doctor first From Mobil Health News

by Admin 12.18.2014

First Opinion, a San Francisco-based telemedicine app maker, has raised $6 million from Polaris Ventures. Existing investors also contributed, including True Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Scrum Ventures and Monashees Capital. This brings the company’s total funding to $8.6 million, including a $1.2 million seed round in January and another $1.4 million round in May. First Opinion offers [...]

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Study finds most patients want the option to withhold data from their doctors From Mobil Health News

by Admin 12.17.2014

HIPAA is designed to give patients control of their own medical data — who can see it, who can access it, and who can use it, especially with regards to third parties. But when it comes to physicians themselves, the status quo is patients being expected to fully disclose, so doctors have all the information [...]

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14 health and fitness crowdfunding projects looking for backers From Mobil Health News

by Admin 12.17.2014

Over the last two months, crowdfunding campaigns have launched for numerous smartwatches and fitness wearables, as well as a number of more health-specific devices. These devices purport to help track eating behavior, heart health, dental health, sleep, and even cancer detection. Some devices aim to track health holistically, and the list even includes a smart [...]

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