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Big Data analytics company GNS Healthcare raised $5 million. GNS recently collaborated with the University of California, San Francisco and the National Cancer Institute on research projects.

Audax Health received the Health Appraisals certification, a credential from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Audax is the creator of Careverge, an online health application that lets patients track their health and fitness goals. Certification is based on NCQA standards and granted by a national oversight committee of physicians.

Pittsburgh-based Highmark Inc., an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, and Teladoc launched a pilot program for Highmark members. The pilot gives about 10,000 patients access to telehealth consultations.

A study published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics found that health care providers experience alert fatigue due to all of the pop-ups on their electronic medical records. Researchers made recommendations to help make alerts more effective and ensure that they don’t interfere with patient safety.

TechCrunch reported that Agile Diagnosis launched a beta web and mobile application designed to help health care providers better diagnose their patients. Agile has been through both the Rock Health and Y Combinator incubators.

Provider of analytics and business intelligence Sg2 launched its new platform EDGE Analytics. Sg2 tracks health care organizations’ performance against hospitals in each market. EDGE will be used to show organizations how they stack up in their market.

A recent New York Times article “As Smartphones Become Health Aids, Ads May Follow” takes look at the kinds of health information young people view online with their smartphones. Health advertising companies are starting to think about how they can use this data to reach their target audience.

Ingram Mirco, a wholesale provider of technology products, announced a new suite of HP product bundles for U.S. channel partners. The offerings combine HP hardware with software applications from other tech companies.

Alexis Walker joined WellTok, Inc. as the company’s vice president of sales. WellTok is the creator of health social network CafeWell.