Stayhealthy Leverages Pop Culture to Achieve Healthier Outcomes for Brands and Consumers

As difficult as it may be for some companies in the industry to admit, healthcare can be perceived as being exceedingly boring — especially for those of us needing to take appropriate steps to improve our own health.

Despite the fact that apps and mobile devices are now cornerstones of human entertainment, most apps and digital resources pertinent to healthcare somehow manage to suck all the fun and coolness straight out of our apps and mobile gadgets.

The vast majority of digital tools produced for our benefit simply aren’t entertaining or engaging enough to hold our interest. In the absence of games, celebrities, or cute cats, can you blame us for losing interest? Unfortunately, however, when we lose interest, we also tend to lose our chance at making real and lasting progress.

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TeleHealth Services, Healthwise to Deliver Evidence-Based Health Education Content

On Monday, mHealtHWatch learned that TeleHealth Services — a leading provider of interactive patient engagement solutions — has officially partnered with Healthwise to create an evidence-based patient education program for their healthcare clients.

We’re told that Healthwise’s award-winning patient education videos will be delivered through iCare Navigator, TeleHealth Services’ next generation interactive patient engagement solution. iCare Navigator was recently launched as the industry’s first enterprise-scale interactive patient engagement platform using an adaptive and empathetic virtual personal health coach.

This transformative approach to patient engagement, driven by an artificial intelligence engine, is designed to connect with patients in new ways and improve health, change behaviors and reduce readmissions and healthcare costs. The cloud-based system integrates with Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and other clinical operations to drive quality improvements.

Through hospital in-room TVs, tablets and other mobile devices, patients remain engaged and are educated about their condition and treatment plan through the entire continuum of care from pre-admission, in-patient and post-acute care, to at home during recovery.

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Compulink Rolls Out Mobile Patient Engagement Technology to Increase Revenue at AAD 2018

Compulink Business Systems, Inc., a powerhouse in EHR and Practice Management solutions for dermatology, will demonstrate the latest enhancements to Dermatology Advantage™ at this week’s American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting.
Among the key innovations being demonstrated is a solution to engage patients with a state-of-the-art mobile experience, MHW has learned.

Advantage’s mobile Patient Engagement app allows for delivery of personalized content to the patient’s phone via a text message. Content can be targeted based on the patient’s appointment type and diagnosis. The app can be used to market products and services, along with delivering patient education. Surveys can also be sent to patient’s phone and the feedback collected is automatically brought back into Advantage for analysis.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

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

First Look: Fitbit to Acquire Twine Health
MHW learned Tuesday that Fitbit, Inc. will acquire Twine Health, an innovative health coaching platform.

American Telemedicine Association Appoints New CEO
This week, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced that Ann Mond Johnson will assume leadership as CEO beginning March 5, 2018.

First Look: CRF Health’s ‘Outstanding Innovation’ with Pioneering TrialConsent Wins Industry Recognition
According to a statement emailed to MHW, Georgia/Global Partnership for Telehealth (GPT) has invited school nurses and others interested in student health from Georgia and surrounding states to attend its School-Based Telehealth Pre-Conference Workshop in the Jekyll Island Convention Center on March 19, 2018.

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First Look: iPatientCare to Participate in HIMSS18

iPatientCare, a powerhouse name in cloud-based ambulatory EHR and Revenue Cycle Management services, recently announced its participation in HIMSS18 to highlight R18 – the newly launched EHR version.

If you’re not famialir, R18 is 2015 ONC Health IT Certified EHR supporting all criteria required for the CPC+ program along with many other features like care plan, care coordinators’ and implantable device, etc.

It is also going to demonstrate its’ Interoperability Capabilities along with Peer to Peer Portal, Provider Portal and Patient Portal at HIMSS18.

The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, 2018 will be organized from March 5 through March 9, 2018 in Las Vegas. As every foregoing year, the conference will give strongest networking opportunities to connect with numerous industry leaders and other health IT professionals present at the event. During these 5 days, around 300 sessions will be organized with participation of more than 1300 exhibitors and 45,000 professionals. This year, the educational sessions will focus on very demanding topics like Privacy & security, Interoperability & data integration, Population Health, Telehealth, and Precision Medicine/Genomics and many more, which are also important for the global healthcare IT.

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SEERS AI Enters China and Hong Kong Medical Imaging Market

SEERS AI, a leader in algorithm based image enhancement has entered the digital healthcare market in a partnership with several Hong Kong and China based telehealth providers to bring direct to consumer medical image AI tool for the Hong Kong and China region.

“MD Tokens Ltd, is investing in the use of the SEERS AI technology with their healthcare clients,” a provided statement explains. “Telehealth services is growing rapidly across the Asia Pacific region. AI technology will enable scaling of these services to reach more consumers quicker.”

SEERS AI software once integrated to the digital health platforms, will enable healthcare professionals to make faster decisions on diagnosis and follow up of patient images. This has wide implications in dermatology and diagnostic radiology imaging services.

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American Telemedicine Association Appoints New CEO

This week, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced that Ann Mond Johnson will assume leadership as CEO beginning March 5, 2018.

ATA is the leading, global member-based group uniquely focused on telemedicine, with a network of more than 10,000 industry leaders and healthcare organizations throughout the world.

As CEO, we’re told that Johnson will lead efforts to build ATA’s strategic partnerships and alliances that ensure that consumers – patients, employees, members and others – across the United States and globally can reap the full benefits of advanced healthcare technology to gain access to top-quality care, delivered cost-effectively.

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