mHealthNews Mercom: healthcare IT funding reached $5B in 2016 2017-01-16T21:43:54.000000Z Last year set some new records for healthcare IT funding, with VC investments reaching over $5 billion and mobile health funding hitting an all-time high, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group. ONC names winners of its FHIR-based consumer and provider health data app challenges 2017-01-16T21:03:51.000000Z The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced winners in two categories of contests designed to make it easier to retrieve and share healthcare information. The ONC handed out cash prizes in its Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge and the Provider Use... Welltok expands partnership with IBM Watson Health and more digital health deals 2017-01-16T20:55:38.000000Z Health enterprise SaaS company Welltok announced an expanded partnership with IBM Watson Health. CMS will cover some CGMs, starting with Dexcom G5 2017-01-14T05:26:00.000000Z The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has deemed certain therapeutic continuous blood glucose meters (CGMs) as durable medical equipment and thus are eligible for coverage. HSA Health Plan taps Wellable for employee wellness incentive program 2017-01-14T04:54:11.000000Z Health Savings Account provider HSA Health Plan has partnered with Boston-based Wellable, an employer wellness company, to offer an incentive program to its members. Roundup: Digital health pharma news from 2016's fourth quarter 2017-01-13T21:20:31.000000Z In 2016, we rounded up pharma news in the first, second, and third quarter of the year. Roundup: Digital health payer news from 2016's fourth quarter 2017-01-13T19:20:45.000000Z From groundbreaking legislation on chronic condition management and telemedicine to partnerships with innovative technology companies, payers made gains towards playing a larger role in digital health advancements in 2016. Study finds wearables may help detect serious illness 2017-01-12T21:33:50.000000Z When monitoring heart rate, skin temperatures, activity and other physiological data, biometric-sensing wearables are also tracking important indications of abnormality associated with infection, inflammation or even insulin. Clearwater Clinical raises $6M for tablet-based hearing test 2017-01-12T20:37:33.000000Z Clearwater Clinical, a mobile medical device company based in Ottawa, Ontario in Canada, has raised $6 million in new funding. Whitecap Venture Partners, a Toronto-based early stage venture capital fund, led the round, with additional contributions by BDC Capital Healthcare Venture Fund. This round ... PatientPoint teams up with American Heart Association to offer heart and stroke health education at point of care 2017-01-12T20:16:34.000000Z Cincinnati, Ohio based PatientPoint, which makes engagement platforms and apps for providers and patients, is collaborating with the American Heart Association to provide educational resources on heart health and stroke prevention to doctors and physicians at the point of care.