MWC 2017: Nokia Unveils Expanded Portfolio of Consumer Digital Health Products and Solutions

Nokia to Acquire Withings in Digital Health PowerplayThe Withings ecosystem of connected health products will launch under the Nokia brand in early summer 2017, including connected scales, trackers, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and home cameras, according to a media announcement shared Monday with MHW.

This effort, we’re told, brings “beautifully designed devices to the global consumer market. At the same time Nokia will also unveil a redesigned Health Mate application.”

Nokia’s proven, medical-grade connected health products will also extend further into the healthcare system through the launch of the company’s Patient Care Platform, enabling physicians and patients to manage chronic conditions such as hypertension.

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MobileHelp Unwraps New Tablet Base Station

mobilehelp-logoAhead of the weekend, mHealthWatch learned that MobileHelp, a leader in mobile Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS) and healthcare technology solutions, is rolling out its newest base station.

The offering in question is billed as being a tablet format that blends the safety benefits of a medical alert system with the added benefits of telehealth technology and video conferencing.

It’s available for healthcare providers through select pilot programs.

The new base station is the first medical alert system with an interactive touchscreen — which features the company’s MobileVitals® telehealth solution for both patients and providers — as well as unique ways for providers to engage with their patients, and for patients to engage more fully in their own health and well-being.

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Amdocs Bringing Real-Time Intelligence to the Heart of a Communications Business

Amdocs Launches Amdocs Cloud-FusionKicking off Mobile World Congress with a bang, Amdocs — a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies —  is rolling out something called aia.

aia, we’re told, is an industry-specific digital intelligence platform that implements business logic to automate and modernize a service provider’s business, enabling the ‘self-driving telco’: a business that can auto-adapt, using real-time data to feed processes and take action.

According to details emailed to MMW this morning, the platform combines Amdocs’ extensive domain expertise in managing business processes with state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities from global partners, including cognitive computing services from the IBM Watson platform.
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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

computer-1149148_960_720Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

VIGILINT, Cleveland Clinic to Offer Real Time Telemedicine Service for Global Travelers
Because jet setters get sick too, a new partnership should bring renewed hope and care.

HIMSS 2017: Trivalent Announces Next-Gen Data Protection for Healthcare Enterprises
Trivalent, a leading provider of Next Generation Data Protection, has just announced Trivalent Protect to “secure sensitive and private healthcare information” on the Windows OS platform.
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VMware Joins Intel to Offer Healthcare Security Readiness Program

vmware-euc-horizon-horizon-appsVMware, Inc. has announced a collaboration with Intel Health and Life Sciences to help global healthcare organizations better understand the current state of their security readiness.

Joining Intel’s Healthcare Security Readiness Program, VMware now offers a new complimentary service that enables healthcare IT teams to gain “valuable insight into their security posture compared to the industry when it comes to breach risk mitigation.”

The new initiative also enables organizations to identify safeguard solutions that can be implemented to further reduce risk and improve their security posture.
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Avaya Spotlights Healthcare Communications Solutions at HIMSS 2017

himss17-logoAs a software and services-led business, Avaya continues to address communications requirements across vertical industries, “including the healthcare space where Avaya has more than 4,000 customers globally,” the company tells MHW in a provided statement.

As such, Avaya recently announced new healthcare solutions during HIMSS 2017, anchored by the Patient Appointment Reminder bundle with seamless integration into the Epic electronic health record system.

The Avaya Patient Appointment Reminder, we’re told, proactively reminds patients of appointments and facilitates the management of these appointments to improve patient attendance rates and clinical productivity.

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Konica Minolta Rolls Out New Exa Enterprise Imaging Platform at HIMSS 2017

himss17-logoAt HIMSS 2017 this week, Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. introduced its new Exa Enterprise Imaging Platform.

“Only Konica Minolta’s Exa Enterprise Imaging offers a diagnostic quality Zero Footprint Universal Viewer for DICOM and non-DICOM images, Server-Side Rendering, for fast access to large files, such as 3D Mammography, with no prefetching required, and cybersecurity with no data transferred to or stored on workstations to minimize unwanted exposure to patient data,” reads a statement emailed to mHealthWatch.

We’re told that the new collaborative workflow platform provides hospitals and imaging centers the ability to view images across departments and facilities, regardless of image source, for DICOM and non-DICOM images and a Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) for central storage of images.

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