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Philips Looking to HealthTech to Bolster Bottom Line

Philips ($PHG) shed as much as 4% in early trading as continued manufacturing problems and intellectual property litigation as well as weakness in Russia and China weighed on investor confidence after it reported third-quarter results. The conglomerate had a net loss of €103 million ($132 million) on sales of €5.5 billion in the third quarter,…

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Health IT VC Funding Drops in Q3

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, today released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) sector for the third quarter of 2014. Mercom’s comprehensive report covers deals of all sizes in Healthcare IT across the globe.

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NIH Launches Big Data to Knowledge Center of Excellence

National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins today announced a new national initiative, the National Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K), focused on developing computational tools to facilitate the collection and analysis of large-scale health data generated by mobile and wearable sensors. Computer scientists Deepak Ganesan and Benjamin Marlin will co-lead the…

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Medline and Telemedicine Solutions Partner up on WoundRounds

Medline Industries, Inc. has partnered with Telemedicine Solutions, LLC and its WoundRounds® wound management solution to help improve wound outcomes for long-term care providers. The agreement further enhances Medline’s position as a leading provider of advanced wound and skin care solutions to help enhance resident quality of care. The partnership calls for Medline to market and promote WoundRounds, which…

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GSK Announces $5M Innovation Challenge Fund for Bioelectronic Medicine

GSK announced a $5 million Innovation Challenge Fund (ICF) to further encourage and advance collaborative research as part of its effort to develop bioelectronic medicines. The fund will support academic groups and small companies who want to develop solutions for GSK’s Bioelectronics Innovation Challenge, which was developed by a group of leading scientists from around…

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Humana Launches HealthApp for Apple HealthKit

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the country’s leading health and well-being companies, announced today full integration with Apple’s HealthKit for HumanaVitality®, the company’s consumer health app for iPhone and iPod touch, providing users a clear and current overview of their health and fitness data.

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