National News & Updates from Health 2.0

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers study looked at perceptions of mHealth. PwC found that in emerging markets, consumers said mHealth is a way to increase access to health care, while patients in developed markets said it’s a way to improve convenience, cost and quality.

Cloud-based telemedicine company Consult A Doctor launched iDr, an iPhone app that connects users with physicians 24/7. The app is available to patients who have a membership to the service through their employer or health plan.

Information technology consulting company AEGIS launched the Developers Integration Lab, an environment for organizations to test interoperability.

Big Data analytics firm GNS Healthcare signed a multi-year agreement to extend and expand its membership with the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The center houses one of the world’s most powerful university-based supercomputers.

CellScope, which created a smartphone-enabled otoscope to diagnose ear infections, raised $1M in seed funding from Khosla Ventures.

The American Association for Retired Persons and Microsoft launched the AARP Health Record, a free personal health management system for AARP members. AARP said the record is part of its effort to develop tools to help members manage medications and chronic conditions.

The New York eHealth Collaborative and the New York State Department of Health announced the creation of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York. The network involves three Regional Health Information Organizations and and three health information exchange vendors.

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