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TELUS Health and DOmedic Use Digital Health Technology to Improve Medication Management for Seniors

NY Attorney General Warning Seniors of mHealth ScammersMedia Announcement: TELUS Health and Groupe DOmedic, Inc., a Quebec start-up that designs high-tech products to improve medication compliance, have announced a partnership that will enable better health monitoring and improved medication management for seniors with the launch of xPill PHARMA. Offered by DOmedic to retirement homes, and connected by TELUS Health to the pharmacists through their pharmacy management solution, the technology also empowers nurses and care staff working in retirement homes to safely administer medication to patients.

“DOmedic and TELUS Health now offer a powerful integrated medication management platform that will enable retirement homes and Canadian pharmacists an optimized administering and dispensing medication cycle in compliance with traceability requirements,” said Benoît Demers, President, Groupe DOmedic, Inc. “xPill PHARMA provides patients, their families and the care teams administering the medication with peace of mind that they are receiving the correct medication, in the correct dosage, at the correct time, and administered in the correct way.”

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Virtual Grief Counseling Services Now Available to Military Survivors Via Mobile

teledoc-online-medicineOn Tuesday, Salus Telehealth, Inc. — a market leader and trusted advisor within the telehealth industry — announced the company has partnered with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to offer grief counseling support services to surviving military family members.

The services will be offered at no cost through the Salus VideoMedicine mobile platform.

If you’re not familiar, TAPS is dedicated to offering compassionate care to individuals who have lost a loved one who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Virtual counseling services via VideoMedicine complement the nonprofit organization’s existing 24/7 national peer support network and grief counseling resources. Since its founding in 1994, TAPS has provided free assistance to more than 70,000 surviving family members, casualty officers and caregivers.

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Cowen Confirmed as Co-Host for Digital Health CEO Summit

Cowen Confirmed as Co-Host for Digital Health CEO SummitOn Monday, mHealthWatch learned that Cowen Group, Inc. will be a co-sponsor, along with The Wharton School and Rock Health, of the Digital Health CEO Summit in San Francisco, taking place tomorrow (Tuesday, March 21st).

If you’re not familiar, the Digital Health CEO Summit is an annual invitation-only event that brings together senior management from top digital health companies for a day of panels, roundtables, and insightful conversations.

“It is a privilege to be co-sponsoring such an important event, allowing vital collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst some of healthcare’s leading entrepreneurs,” said Jeffrey M. Solomon, President of Cowen. “The intersection of healthcare and technology is a primary focus at Cowen. We have oriented our franchise to embrace the adoption of innovative science and digital medical services across the healthcare ecosystem as traditional sectors converge to create new paradigms for connected, data-driven care.”

For more info on the Digital Health CEO Summit, click here.

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Accenture Becomes Newest Member of The StartUp Health Network

StartUpHealthAhead of the weekend, mHealthWatch learned that StartUp Health, which is “organizing and supporting a global army of Health Transformers,” has a new supporting member.

Accenture, one of the world’s leading professional services companies, has joined the exclusive StartUp Health Network.

This builds on momentum from the HealthTech Innovation Challenge that was hosted at the StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco in January 2017.

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New Research: 29% of Patients Give Their Healthcare Providers an ‘A’ for Use of Tech

Moseda Technologies Heralds New Pilot Project CDW Healthcare recently launched its 2017 Patient Engagement Perspectives Study.

This study builds on 2016 research to explore the drivers, challenges and influences for patient engagement – from the consumer/patient perspective and the provider perspective – as well as the evolving role that communication and technology – including portals and telemedicine – play in its expansion.

Key findings include:

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Zeriscope Touts New Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit

FrontBlankThis morning, the team at Zeriscope heralded the launch of its portable and cost-effective Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit.

The kit is described as being a “simple and easy-to-adopt hardware and software tool that combines live video and data streaming technology with remote patient care.”

As for the kit’s contents, here’s what we can tell you.

The Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit contains a ruggedized tablet, keyboard and an assortment of exam sensors including blood pressure monitor, a high definition Bluetooth stethoscope, pulse oximeter, 4-lead ECG, otoscope, exam/wound camera and other peripherals as customized for each customer’s requirements. The kit fits neatly into a lightweight bag and is the most compact, portable video-enabled exam kit available for healthcare professionals.

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Reid Health Extends Continual Care to Patients in Their Homes

IDG-1132x670In its inaugural use of remote patient monitoring, Reid Health is winning ‘overwhelming patient adoption.’

According to a statement emailed to mHealthWatch, The health system — which serves patients in west central Ohio and eastern Indiana — credits a 90 percent patient compliance rate to attentive onboarding by care coordinators and patient-friendly technology from Vivify Health, the pioneer and market leader of remote care via mobile devices.

Known as the health system “with a personal touch,” Reid Health has intentionally designed its continual care program to foster engagement and higher satisfaction among patients dealing with isolating chronic conditions that leave them vulnerable to gaps in care between clinical visits.  The program continuously connects patients to their care teams and also equips them with self-reporting tools, on-demand education and more, all within the Vivify Pathways solution.

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