Tech Takes Blood Testing in Arizona to the Next Level

Tech Takes Blood Testing in Arizona to the Next LevelA game-changing law is taking effect in Arizona today.

According to USA Today, a new law allows patients to order blood tests without the need for getting doctors involved.

“It represents a significant step towards Holmes’ ultimate mission: giving consumers control over monitoring their health via inexpensive and comparatively painless tests,” the report notes.
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ADP AdvancedMD Rolls Out PRM Platform

ADP AdvancedMD Rolls Out PRM PlatformADP AdvancedMD has just lifted the veil on its Patient Relationship Management (PRM) suite.

If you’re not familiar, ADP AdvancedMD is a leader in all-in-one, cloud electronic health record (EHR), practice management, medical scheduling, medical billing services and a pioneer of big data reporting and business intelligence for smaller medical practices.

Ahead of the weekend, the organization announced the launch of its PRM suite — a solution that helps private medical practices streamline the patient intake process and the amount of time it takes to administer patient forms.

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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

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

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Launches App for the Visually Impaired
Novartis Pharmaceuticals is busy trumpeting the release of new features for its ViaOpta applications, and the extension for use with smart watches.

Teladoc Services Enter New Market
On Wednesday, Teladoc — billed as the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider — announced its long-awaited arrival in a new market.
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Launches App for the Visually Impaired

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Launches App for the Visually ImpairedNovartis Pharmaceuticals is busy trumpeting the release of new features for its ViaOpta applications, and the extension for use with smart watches.

According to this week’s announcement, new features of the ViaOpta apps, previously available for iPhone and Android mobile phones, are also available to enhance the daily lives of people with visual impairments

The discreet, hands-free nature of using ViaOpta app with wearable devices, such as Apple Watch and Android Wear, provides users with an experience that seamlessly fits into their existing routines allowing those with visual impairments to navigate daily life with even greater ease.
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Teladoc Services Enter New Market

Teladoc Services Enter New MarketOn Wednesday, Teladoc — billed as the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider — announced its long-awaited arival in a new market.

Idahoans will now have access to the company’s “high-quality, cost-effective telehealth services.”

In a move to create increased access to health care services, the Idaho legislature passed the Idaho Telehealth Access Act in April 2015, reestablishing telemedicine access by allowing a physician and patient to connect via a two-way audio and visual interaction.
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Vermont to Host Health Care Technology Summit This Fall

Vermont to Host Health Care Technology Summit This FallMake room for yet another prominent healthcare and technology summit. This one is coming in early fall of this year.

Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) has just announced the 2015 Transforming Health Care Through Technology Summit at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont.

The Summit will open on September 30 and close October 1.
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Quest Diagnostics, HealthTap Launch Virtual Diagnostic Testing for Healthcare Consumers

Quest Diagnostics, HealthTap Launch Virtual Diagnostic Testing for Healthcare ConsumersHealthTap announced on Tuesday a new collaboration with Quest Diagnostics that will enable doctors to order diagnostic testing services for patients through HealthTap’s virtual care platform.

We’re told that this is the first ever partnership between a major national medical laboratory provider and an end-to-end virtual care company.

The end result? The effort will enable doctors and consumers to access a broad range of diagnostic service options to help care for patients in a virtual setting.
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