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First Look: New Approach to Convenient and Secure Collection of Personal Health Data for Scientific Research Identified

higi, a population health enablement company that owns and operates more than 11,000 health stations across the United States, has produced a new white paper, A Novel Approach for Conveniently and Securely Collecting Personal Health Data.

We’re told that this paper, developed in partnership with ICF, a global consulting and digital services provider, addresses the need for a convenient and secure manner for collecting personal health data in an environment where health study participation has plummeted across the country and how health kiosks and consumer wearable devices can be utilized to ensure active participants in health studies.

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Market Poised for Greater Convergence of Push to Talk Telemedicne and mHealth

According to a new report summary shared with MHW on Monday morning, the global market for push to talk telemedicine and mHealth convergence is projected to witness considerable growth in the coming years as efforts are made to integrate push-to-talk devices with telemedicine systems.

This will not only help define communications between clinicians and their patients but also help boost the adoption of home healthcare solutions.

The new report in question has been added to the database of and offers detailed insights into the global push to talk telemedicine and mHealth convergence market.

This 117-page publication is titled “Global Push To Talk Telemedicine and M-Health Convergence Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022.”

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PrestoDoctor Co-Founder Named To Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Congratulations are in order for PrestoDoctor co-founder Kyle Powers.

Kyle Powers, Cofounder of PrestoDoctor, has made the Class of 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 List of Young Stars, Visionaries and Creative Disruptors.

Forbes described the group as “game changers in 20 industries all under 30 years old — the most definitive gathering of today’s leading young change-makers and innovators in the U.S.”

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iMerciv Winner of $100,000 TELUS Pitch Small Business Competition

At a live event at TELUS Harbour in Toronto this week, TELUS announced the winner of the TELUS Pitch, a small business competition that awarded $100,000 to one entrepreneur to fuel their company’s growth.

After shortlisting to three incredible finalists, iMerciv Inc. was ultimately announced as the grand prize winner.

Dedicated to improving the confidence and independence of individuals living with vision loss, iMerciv Inc. works to create smart wearable technologies that improve the overall quality of life of the blind and partially-sighted.

Bin Liu, CEO and Co-Founder of iMerciv, pitched his business along with nearly 3,000 other entrepreneurs, many of whom delivered their pitch in a life-size travelling TELUS Pitch elevator at small business conferences across the country. Liu is an engineer by trade and was inspired to found the company following his father’s vision loss and diagnosis of inoperable glaucoma.

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SnapMD’s Virtual Care Management Platform Expands with Spanish-Language Capabilities

SnapMD, a full-service telehealth technology innovator and solutions provider, has announced that its Virtual Care Management (VCM) telemedicine platform has expanded its language offerings to include support for Spanish-speaking patients.

As a telehealth enterprise-software leader, the new multi-language capabilities further “extend virtual care access for patients and enhances the care options that healthcare providers can offer to their patient populations.”

SnapMD’s VCM telemedicine platform is designed specifically for healthcare providers to easily integrate the technology into existing operating models.

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Cloudbreak Health Makes Strategic Executive Hire

Cloudbreak Health, LLC (Cloudbreak), a leader in unified telemedicine solutions, announced healthcare industry veteran, Dan Shur, as its executive vice president of solutions and innovation. Shur has more than 25-years of experience in the healthcare industry.

“Dan has significant expertise in creating easy-to-use platforms addressing significant market needs learned from being on the front lines of healthcare for over two and a half decades,” said Jamey Edwards, co-founder and CEO of Cloudbreak Health. “Dan’s breadth and depth of experience in creating innovative products, customized strategies and market leading solutions is vital as we deliver our telemedicine solutions to the entire continuum of care. His contribution will be instrumental in our mission to provide unified telemedicine solutions for the healthcare enterprise.”

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U.S. HealthWorks Touts Telemedicine Bloodborne Pathogens Program

U.S. HealthWorks, a national leader in occupational medicine, has just announced the launch of a new Telemedicine service offering for bloodborne pathogens exposure.

“The program is available 24/7/365 through U.S. HealthWorks CareConnectNOW app and features rapid access to U.S. HealthWorks physicians for individuals with potential exposure, enabling evaluation within minutes of the exposure incident and counseling for medically appropriate follow-up care,” reads a statement emailed to MHW.

OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) requires employers to make immediate confidential medical evaluation and follow-up available for workers who have an exposure incident, such as a needle-stick, or specific eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, non-intact skin, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

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