Royal Philips partners with Validic; One Medical Group buys nutrition mobile app;

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> Royal Philips is advancing its connected health strategy by partnering with Validic, a digital health technology platform maker. The collaboration will allow data, generated via apps to wearables, to be integrated with Philips' cloud-based HealthSuite digital platform. Announcement

> One Medical Group is buying mobile app Rise, for $20 million, to provide its subscribers with a virtual network of nutrition experts, according to the Wall Street Journal. Article

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> Doctors' assessment of seriously ill children through telemedicine was similar to bedside evaluations, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Article

> A data pipeline through which all information flows is critical for the healthcare industry, according to Donald Voltz, M.D., of Canton, Ohio-based Aultman Hospital. "A data pipeline defines the series of steps through which all data flows, ultimately to the end database where the information is stored, yet it remains the missing link in healthcare IT systems," he says in a recent commentary. Article

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> As high-deductible health plans become a more common fixture in the healthcare industry, the debate continues as to whether such benefit designs reduce care costs and usage--and how that influences consumers' health, according to a new issue brief from Health Affairs. Article

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