Deeper Insights: Care Innovations Combines Daily Living and Vital Sign Data

computer-1149148_960_720MHW today learned that Care Innovations, a pioneer in connecting the care continuum to the home, is “further increasing the value of remote patient management” by adding Home Sensing to Care Innovations Health Harmony, the company’s 4th generation remote care management platform. 

Home Sensing is the next generation of smart sensor care management that monitors, collects and interprets data points of key activities of daily living (ADL).

Through the Health Harmony platform, vital sign data is transmitted daily to clinicians. Interactive health sessions generate qualitative data points typical of those collected during an in-office visit, and algorithms monitor changes in existing patterns and alert clinicians to potential issues to be addressed.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

LifeWatch Signs Agreement With AliveCorHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Provata Health Touts New VR Guided Meditation App
Ahead of the long holiday weekend, digital health company Provata Health confirmed to VRJournal the launch of Provata VR, a virtual reality guided meditation app.

Hospitals and EMS Announce Technology Collaboration
Two Colorado Springs health systems have partnered with more than a dozen local emergency medical services agencies to implement the use of a mobile application to provide faster, better care to patients suffering from potentially devastating conditions.

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Securus Acquires PHD Medical’s Corrections Telemedicine Assets

Physicians Interactive Targets Consumer Health with AcquisitionSecurus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced Thursday that it has acquired PHD Medical’s corrections focused telemedicine hardware, software, management and development assets in Baie d’Urfe, Quebec, Canada (suburb of Montreal).

Founded in 2003 near Quebec, Canada, PHD Medical, Inc. is the culmination of a team of medical professionals with extensive experience in respiratory medicine, regulatory affairs, software, manufacturing, and networked communications. This team developed a corrections-focused telemedicine solution that improves the treatment and well-being of inmates.

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Signature HealthCARE’s Telemedicine Affiliate Marks 5,000th eVisit

Bloomberg Telemedicine Market Doubled in Four YearsTelemedicine is on the leading-edge of a rapidly changing health care industry — and YourDoc2U, a fast growing health startup, says it is “drastically improving patient care at Signature HealthCARE facilities nationwide.”

According to a provided release Thursday morning, the company’s telemedicine affiliate just hit its 5,000th eVisit, a perfect prescription for lower costs and higher quality service.

Signature HealthCARE tapped into the evolving health care marketplace several years ago as telehealth, technology and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) drove the trends in the Affordable Care Act era.
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Hospitals and EMS Announce Technology Collaboration

An 'Absolute' High Tech Collaboration Comes to Security, Healthcare SpaceTwo Colorado Springs health systems have partnered with more than a dozen local emergency medical services agencies to implement the use of a mobile application to provide faster, better care to patients suffering from potentially devastating conditions.

When someone suffers a stroke in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a team of healthcare providers springs into action. First responders from local fire departments and American Medical Response (AMR) provide initial care and, also quickly notify the hospital. The hospital emergency department prepares to receive the patient and deliver the immediate care required when the patient arrives. And the stroke team, a specialized group of doctors and nurses, mobilizes to treat and reverse the cause of the stroke as soon as possible.

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Tyto Care, American Well Get Physical with Telehealth

American Well Delivering Doctor Visits via Mobile DevicesThis week, Tyto Care — a telehealth company with breakthrough technology for conducting remote medical visits and examinations — and American Well — a leading telehealth technology and services company — announced a new partnership to combine video telehealth visits with comprehensive remote examinations.

Together the companies will offer the tools needed to conduct “the most complete virtual visit in telemedicine, significantly expanding the scope and safety of care delivered to consumers via telehealth.”

“This partnership will further our efforts to extend the clinician’s reach beyond the four walls of the clinic,” said Dedi Gilad, CEO and Co-Founder of Tyto Care. “Our collaborative efforts will allow us to unlock one of telehealth’s most challenging shortcomings by adding remote examinations to fully inform a telehealth visit, closely replicating what happens in the doctor’s office.”
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New Study Set to Examine Virtual Rehabilitation Platform for Physical Therapy

physical-therapy-1198344_960_720Reflexion Health Inc., a digital healthcare company, in conjunction with the Duke Clinical Research Institute announced on Tuesday the enrollment of the first patients in Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation In-home Therapy: A Research Study (VERITAS), which is “designed to evaluate the cost and outcomes of using a virtual rehabilitation platform to deliver physical therapy following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery.”

And the timing of the effort couldn’t be more opportune.

According to a provided statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 700,000 total knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. TKR is the most frequently performed procedure in the hospital and is more common among women than men.

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