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Cloudbreak Health Makes Strategic Executive Hire

Ahead of the weekend, Cloudbreak Health, LLC — a leader in telemedicine solutions — named health tech industry veteran, Eric Gombrich, as Executive Vice President of Partnerships.

We’re told that Gombrich has three decades of expertise in the health technology, informatics and biotech industries.

“Eric’s thought leadership and deep experience in building strategic partnership teams will be a great addition as we expand our unified telemedicine offerings to new use cases to serve our existing and future clients better,” said Jamey Edwards, co-founder and CEO of Cloudbreak Health. “Eric’s mission will be to make sure our partner healthcare facilities derive the most value and ROI possible from the platform, turning their telemedicine investment into a strategic asset.”

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Pediatric Hospital Selects Fruit Street Telehealth Software for New Program

We’re told that Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital has selected and purchased Fruit Street telehealth software for their Weigh Smart program in which registered dietitians and psychologists will be conducting HIPAA compliant video telehealth sessions with patients and monitoring their health, diet, and lifestyle using wearable devices such as Fitbit and the Fitbit wireless scale that integrate with Fruit Street.

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH) is a non-profit children’s hospital set in the neighborhood of Mt. Washington in Baltimore.

According to the official word, patients will also be using the Fruit Street mobile application which allows them to take pictures of their food and receive feedback, conduct HIPAA compliant video calls, view their wearable device data, view goals from their dietitian, and send HIPAA compliant text messages to their dietitian and/or psychologist.

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Mvix Touts Brand Experience Solution for Healthcare Providers Mvix

Mvix, a leading provider of content-rich digital signage solutions, has just announced the launch of a custom Brand Experience Solution for healthcare providers.

The solution, we’re told, engages patients via an integrated communication strategy – on site at the medical practice and online on social media.

According to the official word emailed to MHW:

The goal is simple: an integrated communication approach will showcase the practice on social media and within the office to reinforce the brand, practice philosophy, and educate the patient, thereby improving profitability. Considering 87% of health care visits are to physician offices, this holistic approach to branding improves the online dominance of the practice and extends this to patients on site at the office.

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Fruit Street Health Raises Additional Physician Funding

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that Fruit Street Health — a digital health and telehealth startup focused on delivering the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program and other chronic disease prevention programs — has raised an additional $3 million.

This is the latest update on funding since the company’s last funding announcement in MedCity News a year ago.

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Eceptionist Announces Teledermatology Educational Role

Eceptionist, a world leader in providing healthcare organizations with cloud-based software solutions around referral management, e-consults, scheduling and Telehealth, recently took part in a nationwide Teledermatology skills and practice course across the United Kingdom.

According to a media release emailed to MHW, the Eceptionist “Telehealth Manager” and “Triage & E-Referral Manager” solution “were used as a platform among a variety of Dermatologists in an effort to provide a practical course in the service delivery of Teledermatology services.”

This effort, organized by members of the British Teledermatology Society and hosted by the British Association of Dermatologists, was meant as training to show key features of a clinical Teledermatology practice and illustrate safe and useful options for patients while appealing to primary and secondary Dermatological care.

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eWellness, Global Office Solutions Ink New Agreement

Earlier this week, eWellness Healthcare Corporation (a provider of telehealth solutions for clinical practices) and Global Office Software (a provider of Clinic Management and Electronic Medical Records software for clinical practices) announced today a collaborative partnership to enable GO clients to have integrated access to telehealth functionality from within GO’s software.

In short, Phzio’s telehealth features will work in two primary capacities within the GO Clinic Management software:

1. Enable all calendar appointments to have a “telehealth option”. This will enable a clinical specialist (e.g. Physical Therapist) and patient to click a link associated with the scheduled appointment and thereby initiate a remote telehealth session.

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Southern College of Optometry Opens Hybrid Clinic

Southern College of Optometry has opened FocalPoint, which is billed as being the first facility of its kind in the United States to offer completely paperless telemedicine via EyecareLive.

We’re told that FocalPoint’s 8,000-square-foot clinic has four doctors and offers several technological advances for eye health and exclusive new eyewear lines.

The clinic also provides additional clinical instruction space for the college’s students.

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