MedTech Boston launches Google Glass challenge; New York-based Health tech startups secure $464M in funding;

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> MedTech Boston is launching a Google Glass challenge, it recently announced. The contest is sponsored by the White House Innovation Fellows, and the deadline is March 22. Announcement

> Crain's New York reports that health technology startups in the New York-area are raking in cash. Since 2010, the New York metropolitan region has raised over $464 million in total funding for health care startup companies, through 114 deals. "We've seen an amazing digital health community emerge in New York over the past four years, with New York City becoming an epicenter for health tech startups, health care innovation and early-stage investment," Polina Hanin, community director at StartUp Health, told Crain's. Article

Health Insurance News

> Most employers polled in a new survey said they'll continue offering health benefits to staff and retirees in the immediate future but will manage and deliver these benefits differently, according to human resource solutions provider Aon Hewitt. Article

> Tennessee's General Assembly is considering a Republican-sponsored bill requiring health insurers to renegotiate contracts with participating doctors and hospitals every year, according to The Tennessean. The bill would make Tennessee the only U.S. state requiring health insurers to revisit provider contracts annually. If passed, the legislation will take effect in October. Article

Provider News

> For better or worse, online ratings are a more prevalent factor in how patients choose doctors, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

And Finally... There's an icebox where this cat used to be. Article

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