Given Imaging's PillCam Colon gets FDA clearance; Imprivata looks to go public;

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> Given Imaging's PillCam Colon is getting clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to medGadget, which dubs the product "essentially a GoPro for your GI tract." The tool automatically adjusts its frame rate anywhere between four and 35 frames per second, and simultaneously transmits the photos to a recording device worn by the patient, according to the article. The individual frames then are rendered into a video and the physician can review the recording almost as soon as the pill makes its way through the colon. Article

> Healthcare software vendor Imprivata is looking to go public, according to Health Data Management. According to the article, the Lexington, Mass. company has "confidentially submitted" a draft registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct an initial public offering of stock. Article

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> Apple plans to release a new version of its iPhone operating system this year with health and fitness tracking integration, indicating that the Cupertino, Calif.-based company is nearing the introduction of its long-awaited iWatch wristwatch-like device with health sensors. Article

Health Insurance News

> Former foster children and college students aren't enrolling in coverage made possible through the Affordable Care Act. News reports suggest unfamiliarity with one of the law's provisions and affordability concerns are to blame. Article

> The healthcare reform law aims to offer affordable health insurance coverage, but there still are regions where even the least costly plans are relatively expensive for various reasons--including provider market share dominance and the size of the tourist population. Article

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