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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

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.

Personal Connected Health Alliance Touts New Collaboration
mHealthWatch has learned that The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) are launching several joint initiatives this year.

Bernoulli, PatientSafe Announce Joint Demo at HIMSS17
mHealthWatch learned Tuesday that Bernoulli and PatientSafe Solutions are teaming up at the 2017 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS17) in Orlando.
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Medical Technology Innovator Partners with eVisit

eVisit Confirms 1 Million Seed RoundMedical technology company Hart is teaming with eVisit to build and integrate eVisit’s technology with hospital providers using Hart’s keystone product, HartOS.

“HartOS works bidirectionally with any source system to support most healthcare interface standards, making it possible to easily and securely connect and pull available data,” the company says. “The result is a powerful, HIPAA-compliant API platform through which information can be rapidly merged and accessed among hospitals, augmenting medical record generation efficiency while maintaining workflow integrity.”

Meanwhile, eVisit’s telehealth technology makes it possible for patients to see a doctor using secure, two-way video conferencing virtually any time of day, anywhere.
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Bernoulli, PatientSafe Announce Joint Demo at HIMSS17

himss17-logomHealthWatch learned Tuesday that Bernoulli and PatientSafe Solutions are teaming up at the 2017 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS17) in Orlando.

The partners in question will demonstrate how access to real-time patient alarms, data and waveforms delivered on a workflow-driven secure communication platform seamlessly extends hospital communication and patient infrastructure.

We’re told that the demonstration will be held Monday, Feb. 20 through Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the PatientSafe booth (#815) and features the award-winning Bernoulli One, which enables real-time collection, aggregation, and distribution of patient-generated data (including alarms and waveforms), integrated with PatientTouch, a care collaboration platform that unifies secure messaging, voice, alerts, nurse calls, EMR data and clinical workflows all in one mobile app, on one device.

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Masimo Touts Early Warning Score (EWS) on Patient Monitoring Platform

Masimo Shows Off SafetyNet Surveillance at HIMSS16Masimo announced today the limited market release of Early Warning Score (EWS) on the Root patient monitoring and connectivity platform.

According to this morning’s announcement, EWS aggregates information from multiple vital signs and clinical observations to generate a score that represents the potential degree of patient deterioration.

Root, which works in conjunction with Radical-7 or Radius-7 Pulse CO-Oximeters and Masimo Open Connect (MOC-9) measurements, features Masimo SET Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, rainbow SET pulse CO-Oximetry, Nomoline capnography and gas monitoring, SedLine brain function monitoring, O3 regional oximetry, and SunTech blood pressure and Welch Allyn temperature monitoring.
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eWellness Touts HIPAA Compliance of its PHZIO Telehealth System

Mobile App Devs, Companies Want HIPAA to Stop Weighing Them DowneWellness Healthcare Corporation is the first telehealth company for physical therapy to offer insurance reimbursable remotely monitored physical therapy (PT) treatments.

According to this morning’s news, the company says that its PHZIO telehealth platform meets assurance and compliance milestones in regards to security and confidentiality standards known as HIPAA.

In order to gain HIPAA compliance of its PHZIO system, the company hired EHP 2.0 as a third-party security agency to conduct independent security and HIPAA audits.

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GSMA Dishes New Details for MWC Shanghai 2017

GSMA Focusing mHealth Efforts on Sub-Saharan AfricaThe GSMA recently provided updates for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai to be held from Wednesday, June 28 through July 1 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

Among new developments, the GSMA announced the launch of the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards and provided further details on the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference program, as well as additional companies participating in the exhibition.

“We are looking forward to hosting the second edition of our Asia Mobile Awards, with new categories and awards that recognize the companies, individuals, products and services at the forefront of innovation in our industry,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer at GSMA. “We’re also excited to be expanding our conference program for 2017, with keynotes and summits addressing the full gamut of mobile industry trends.”

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A New Record Set for Healthcare IT / Digital Health VC Funding

Money, Money, Money Guess What Would Inspire More Family Physicians to Use TelehealthMercom Capital Group, a global research and communications firm, released its annual report on funding and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) / Digital Health sector.

Mercom’s comprehensive report covers Healthcare IT deals of all sizes across the globe.

Venture capital (VC) funding, including private equity and corporate VC, in the Healthcare IT totaled $5.1B (billion) in 622 deals in 2016, a new record for the sector.

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