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Why Teladoc Needs Medical Attention

Teladoc stock dropped more than 20 percent on Friday after news broke that one of its largest customers, insurance provider Highmark Inc., would not renew its contract. Losses continued on Monday as its stock price shed another four percent.

Q3 update: 2015 digital health funding exceeds 2014

Rock Health publishes its quarterly digital health investment report, concluding that, with $3.3 billion in investment activity, 2015 is outpacing 2014’s record-breaking year by a narrow margin.

Harnessing Consumer Engagement for Better Health, Better Care and Lower Cost

An ONC blog post published by National Coordinator for health IT Karen DeSalvo, MD  highlighting the latest patient engagement findings, claims that in 2014, “over half of individuals who were offered online access to their medical record viewed their record at least once.” DeSalvo goes on to say that ONC is developing a policy framework that outlines best practices for using patient-generated health data in research and care delivery.

Harvard Pilgrim forms population health venture with New Hampshire systems

New Hampshire-based hospitals Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Elliot Health System, and Frisbie Memorial Hospital partner with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in a joint venture called Benevera Health that will provide care and share financial risk for 80,000 local residents.

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