Teladoc Advances Virtual Care Capabilities in Texas

Teladoc, a powerhouse leader in telehealth, announced this week that as a result of the new landmark telemedicine bill in Texas, the company will expand its telehealth offering in the state.

In effect, we’re told that company is “re-activating its industry-leading video capabilities.”

Senate Bill 1107 will soon be signed into law, establishing Texas as a national leader in telemedicine and thus marking the close of Teladoc’s six-year legal dispute in the state regarding the proper scope and use of telemedicine.
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Why Health Apps Have a Big Audience with Millennials

A new study released by B2X, a leading provider of customer care for smart mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, found that global consumers’ dependence on their smartphones continues to grow, while they also rapidly adopt a new generation of IoT devices.

“Accordingly, consumers continue to pay more and more for their smartphones, and fast and easy access to customer care continues to be the #1 criteria for consumer satisfaction,” the report summary reads.

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MTBC Releases Patient Portal App for Smartphones

MTBC, a provider of electronic health records, practice management and mHealth solutions, announced this week its release of the newest version of MTBC PHR, its patient portal app for users of smartphones that operate on Apple iOS and Android operating systems.

Hema Patel, M.D., a Houston-based internal medicine physician, said in Monday’s announcement: “My patients use MTBC PHR to access their patient charts, schedule appointments, and more.” She continued, “My patients and staff love the convenience of MTBC’s patient portal app and we’re excited about this week’s release.”

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Impressive Results Seen with Valeritas’ V-Go Wearable Insulin Delivery Device

Technology is once again changing lives for people with diabetes everywhere.

On Monday, Valeritas Holdings, Inc. announced that clinical data demonstrating use of its V-Go Wearable Insulin Delivery Device results in significant savings to the pharmacy budget, reductions in A1C and insulin requirements and overall improved treatment outcomes for patients with diabetes.

Results from two analyses will be presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 22nd Annual International Meeting during a poster session on Tuesday, May 23 from 3:45 – 7:45 p.m. EDT in Boston.
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Telemedicine Innovator Lemonaid Health Closes New Funding

Lemonaid Health, an emerging platform for online healthcare, today announced $11 million in new funding to support continued innovation in affordable online healthcare.

We’re told that the Series A funding round was led by Novartis Venture Fund and Hikma Ventures and joined by Correlation Ventures, Adaptive Healthcare Fund, Vega Ventures and 415 Ventures.

“Millions of people are looking to lower their healthcare costs and gain more convenient access to physicians and the medicine they need,” says Lana Ghanem, managing director of Hikma Ventures. “Lemonaid Health’s technology, algorithms and machine learning opportunities will improve the quality of care while decreasing the time and hassles required to get it. We look forward to working with the Lemonaid Health team and co-investors in expanding the platform to include more services with even greater reach.”
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Optimal+ Presents and Exhibits Big Data Solutions at NIWeek 2017

MHW has learned that Optimal+ CTO Michael Schuldenfrei will kick off NIWeek 2017 in the Tuesday, May 23 morning keynote and Big Data Acquisition Architect Michael Weir will present a technical session, “Managing Big Data Acquisition to Improve Product Manufacturing” on Wed., May 24 at 1 pm.

In addition, we’re told that Optimal+ will exhibit and offer demos of its award-winning big data analytics solutions for the semiconductor and electronics industry at Booth #905.
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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.

Diet Doc Medical Weight Loss Partners with eVisit
MHW learned today that national medical weight loss company, Diet Doc has partnered with healthcare technology company, eVisit to add “a new level of convenience and innovation to their remote patient/doctor consultations.”

U.S. HealthWorks Touts Telemedicine Offering
U.S. HealthWorks, a provider of high-quality medical care to treat employees with on-the-job injuries, is dramatically expanding its healthcare reach.
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