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Apple Acquires Personal Health Data Startup Gliimpse

Apple acquires Gliimpse, a three-year-old startup marketing PHR software to help patients collect, personalize, and share their health records with providers.

Children’s Health Dallas testing ‘digitized drugs’ with sensors inside

Digital medicine vendor Proteus Digital Health pilots its sensor-embedded pharmaceuticals within a pediatric patient population at Children’s Health Dallas, allowing clinicians to monitor medication adherence among its patients after discharge.

Digital medicine: empowering both patients and clinicians

Eric Topol, MD publishes a defense of digital health in The Lancet.

Aetna, Humana blast DOJ’s merger challenge for ignoring reality

In response to a DOJ complaint, Aetna and Humana argue that its proposed merger should be allowed to move forward, noting that other private insurers would likely preserve competition by expanding into new geographies.

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