iHealth Labs announces two new iOS-based apps; PatientSafe raises $20 million in Series C financing;

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> At this week's 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, mobile personal healthcare vendor iHealth Labs launched two new iOS apps: the Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System and Pulse Oximeter. iHealth's Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System allows diabetics to measure and record blood glucose levels from their mobile devices.  The iHealth Pulse Oximeter measures blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate directly from an iOS device. Article

> San Diego-based medical technology company PatientSafe has raised $20 million in a Series C round of financing led by health care giant Merck's Global Health Innovation Fund, bringing PatientSafe's total amount raised since 2010 to $50 million. Over the past two years, the company's iOS-based technology has rolled out to 65 U.S. hospitals. PatientTouch, a clinical app for the iPod Touch helps nurses to document patient information, communicate with other nurses and doctors via text and phone, as well as manage workflow tasks. Article

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> Secure new technology for storing patient medical records is ubiquitous, but one healthcare group in California turned to an unusual option for storing almost 300,000 confidential records--in turn, likely violating patient privacy and involving itself in a federal investigation. Article

Healthcare Provider News

> Although hospitals wouldn't call it a sure win, the fiscal cliff deal that avoided severe cuts to the industry suggest that hospitals are still one of the most powerful lobbying groups on Capitol Hill. Article

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