WebMD Sets Sights on Apple Watch

WebMD Sets Sights on Apple Watch   WebMD wearables smartwatch mobile health Apple Watch With Apple’s long-awaited smartwatch finally set to reach consumers this weekend, it should come as little surprise that some of the world’s leading health information providers are eager to extend their platform to Apple Watch, which promises to become one of the hottest health-centric wearables ever released.

If you missed it. WebMD Health Corp. recently announced plans to launch “an enhanced version of its flagship mobile app” with an experience built specifically for Apple Watch that includes a new Medication Reminder feature designed to encourage medication compliance and help improve patient outcomes.

WebMD’s Apple Watch app will enable consumers to view daily medication schedules and instructions, as well as pill images with dosage and timing information, plus receive reminders when it’s time to take a given medication – right on their Apple Watch.

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Healthcare Needs a Pick Me Up in Modern Mobile Communications

Healthcare Needs a Pick Me Up in Modern Mobile Communications   mobile communications healthcare In recent years, there have been huge advancements in communications throughout the medical world. However, these advances are showing limited effectiveness. The reason? Only one-third of medical professionals have been willing or able to embrace these new advances.

One particularly important advancement is the ability to access medical records electronically by only entering short, simple information. Others include the ability to meet electronically with a doctor, receive prescriptions and test orders remotely, and manage post-hospital care and follow-ups for medical professionals. These are just a few of the communications wonders now possible via tablets, smartphones, and computers. However, with not enough people utilizing these advances, major disadvantages are still present in the medical world.

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CoverMyMeds Teams with NewCrop for Industry First Solution

CoverMyMeds Teams with NewCrop for Industry First Solution   NewCrop mobile health news mHealth CoverMyMeds Ahead of the weekend in Columbus, Ohio, CoverMyMeds — the nation’s largest electronic prior authorization (ePA) platform — announced a partnership with NewCrop, a leading provider of electronic prescribing services.

Together, mHealthWatch has learned, the partners will launch the industry’s first electronic prior authorization (ePA) solution to offer “complete ePA functionality, as defined in the ePA National Adoption Scorecard.”

Best of all, the enhanced ePA solution is available at no additional cost to all NewCrop customers effective immediately.
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Kaiser Permanente Bringing 900 Tech Jobs to Georgia

Kaiser Permanente Bringing 900 Tech Jobs to Georgia   Kaiser Permanente jobs healthm technology Georgia With innovation comes opportunity. Not surprisingly, the always innovative Kaiser Permanente, a leading not-for-profit health plan provider and a leader in health information technology, is creating job opportunities for 900 individuals in the state of Georgia.

mHealthWatch has learned from the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) that Kaiser Permanente  will create approximately 900 IT jobs by 2019.

At that time, the job count will bring Kaiser Permanente’s total presence in Georgia to more than 4,000 employees and physicians.
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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week   mHealth news mHealth Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Venture Capital Funding For Digital Health And Health IT Drops In The First Quarter Of 2015
Digital Health and Health IT are two industries that have raked in an impressive amount of venture capital in the past several years. Categories within these industries are either new, or have drastically changed in the last decade.

Partners Healthcare, Samsung to Develop mHealth Solutions
On Tuesday morning, Partners HealthCare announced a new partnership with Samsung Electronics to “develop the next generation of personalized digital and mobile solutions for health and wellness.”
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Drink These Facts In: Alcohol and Work Not a Good Cocktail

Drink These Facts In: Alcohol and Work Not a Good Cocktail   Does alcohol and the working life mix?

It doesn’t appear so. In the UK, for instance, about 17 million days at work are lost every year due to alcohol misuse. Not surprising, when data shows one in ten employees admit to “arriving drunk to work” once a month (for one in twenty staffers the prevalence is once a week).

Might not seem like a big deal until one realizes that 70 percent of substance abusers have full-time jobs. That means inevitably some of them are prepping patients for surgery, conducting trains, teaching trainees, or handling financial transactions.

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HIMSS15: Welch Allyn Improves Their Spot Vitals Monitors

HIMSS15: Welch Allyn Improves Their Spot Vitals Monitors   Welch Allyn Spot Vitals Monitors HIMSS15 The annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) trade show is taking place this week in Chicago at McCormick Place. As always, the event attracts the attention of technology developers for a wide range of medical needs. One of the new advances many are looking forward to at HIMSS15 in Chicago is the unveiling of Welch Allyn’s new Connex Spot Monitor (CSM).

The new and improved CSM medical diagnostic device is a wireless system designed to improve patient safety, and to assist in the treatment plan. The system does this by electronically transmitting and documenting vital signs. This includes blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature. Data can even be customized to each patient’s needs, such as level of pain, or side effects of medication.

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