Santa Clara Family Health Plan Taps Healthx Mobile Engagement Suite to ‘Engage and Activate Their Members’

This week, Healthx, Inc. — a leader in cloud-based digital engagement solutions for healthcare payers — announced a new partnership with Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP), a local, public, not-for-profit health plan dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of Santa Clara County, California.

According to a provided media announcement, through the Healthx Mobile Engagement Suite, SCFHP will expand its member outreach strategy to include SMS text message communications.

We’re told that the Healthx Mobile Engagement Suite will enable SCFHP to engage and connect through text messaging, a communication channel increasingly preferred by many members.

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Codal Aims to ‘Disrupt’ the Healthcare Industry at HIMSS18

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition is set to once again bring together more than 45,000 health-focused IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world.

This year, Codal — a Chicago-based UX design and development agency with a focus on blending an agile process with the latest technologies — will be exhibiting at booth #12253 to introduce unprecedented digital innovation to the healthcare sector.

Codal recognizes the significant challenges faced by the inherently complex healthcare sector, therefore, the company developed an elite team dedicated exclusively toward creating digital transformations for exceptional patient and clinician experiences. From cutting-edge, simple, holistically-usable patient portals to unparalleled operation and workflow solutions, Codal helps healthcare companies flourish while enabling them to provide incomparable patient experiences.

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Philips launches FocusPoint for the Healthcare Industry

Royal Philips — a global leader in health technology — announced today the debut of FocusPoint, a network application management system to help improve biomedical and IT department productivity.

We’re told that the new technology provides operational alerts and statistical data to support the entire health ecosystem, from the IT department to the biomedical staff, allowing providers to increase system uptime and reduce costs associated with maintaining and servicing Philips medical devices, applications and networks.

As the centerpiece of Philips remote-enabled services, FocusPoint builds on Philips’ leadership in patient monitoring with solutions tailored to specific customer needs, and integrating with the provider’s existing IT and biomedical systems and procedures.

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Lemonaid Health Tapped by Cambia Health Solutions Health Plan Subsidiaries for Telemedicine Pilot

Lemonaid Health has been selected by Cambia Health Solutions health plan subsidiaries to pilot a new convenient way to get care for select large employer groups.

Pilot participants will be able to access medical advice and prescriptions for a defined list of common conditions by submitting answers to questions on an online intake form without having to meet with a physician in-person or over live video.

It is an asynchronous form of a doctor visit called eCare.

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TripleCare Rolls Out Telemedicine Services within the Ocean Healthcare Network

MHW has learned that TripleCare — a national provider of telemedicine-based healthcare services to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) — has introduced its services to the Ocean Healthcare Network, a network of family owned and operated New Jersey-based healthcare centers.

Effective now, three Ocean Healthcare post-acute care centers in New Jersey began utilizing TripleCare’s innovative telemedicine solution. These include:

  • South Mountain Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 2385 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ 07088
  • Park Crescent Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 480 N Walnut Street, East Orange, NJ 07017
  • Hampton Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 94 Stevens Road, Toms River, NJ 08755

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swyMed Aims to Provide Dependable Connectivity for Video Telemedicine Encounters

swyMed, a provider of video telemedicine solutions, has just unveiled the DOT Mini, an intelligent enterprise hotspot that provides “unmatched connectivity, allowing care providers to conduct video telemedicine encounters in areas that previously could not be served due to bandwidth limitations.”

The DOT Mini can be easily mounted into an emergency vehicle, telemedicine cart or building, and while designed for the rigors of critical transports (i.e. mobile telestroke/mobile stroke unit), schools and rural clinics, it can be used in any facility that is lacking the connectivity infrastructure to conduct reliable video visits.

With countless rural regions across the country lacking a sufficient broadband Internet connection and urban environments struggling with network congestion, many existing telemedicine solutions are unable to function outside of a hospital or clinic. In these areas, it is impossible to deliver consistent virtual care due to lack of connectivity. swyMed’s DOT Mini, powered by the company’s patented software, overcomes these problems, providing the connectivity backbone needed to ensure a dependable video and audio connection, even in geographies where networks are challenged and bandwidth is limited.

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First Look: Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice Improves Patient Outcomes by Expanding Telehealth

MHW learned Tuesday that Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice, greater Toledo is leveraging technology to improve health outcomes for their patients with chronic diseases.

Telemonitoring is booming as healthcare agencies turn to simple technology to enhance the quality of care in the home and reduce overall healthcare costs for chronic disease management.

“Thanks in part to a generous grant from the Verizon Foundation, in November 2016, Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice partnered with Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), an innovative software company, to provide continuous care for patients with chronic diseases,” reads a company statement emailed to MHW.

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