Blueprint Health startups ready to launch; Vocera rockets out of the IPO gate;

> mHealth incubator Blueprint Health just celebrated its' first startup class completing its three-month mentoring phase. The fledgling business now is moving into its new digs in New York City to begin commercialization in earnest. Most of the startups now have clients, funding and partnerships to gain some market traction. Article

> Castlight just debuted a mobile app for its health insurance shopping software. The app allows users to research prices for doctors' visits and medical procedures, and also tracks the users' health benefits and deductibles. Article

> Docs just got one more reason to love their iPads--a new app that lets them pay their bills. Iconic Data late last week released the app, SwiftPayMD, which allows doctors to immediately bill for their services through their iPads or iPhones. Article

> mHealth/wireless vendor Vocera's stock price has risen a whopping 40 percent in less than a week. The company's IPO kicked off last Wednesday, and in short order had nearly doubled in price, netting the company $100 million. Article

> A recent poll says seniors want clinicians to teach them about mobile technology. More than 40 percent of poll respondents say they're willing to use remote monitoring technologies in their homes, but that they prefer to have a healthcare provider teach them how to use it, compared to less than 30 percent who were willing to learn from friends and family. Article

> Keeping up with the Joneses: Just weeks after Walgreens debuted a new version of its mobile app, Rite-Aid has launched its own. The app allows "one-click" prescription refill scans, plus information on store locations. Article

And Finally... Glad I wasn't in the car with that "good driver." Article

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