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Freeman Health System Signs Agreement with Mobile Heartbeat

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that Mobile Heartbeat — a leading provider of mobile healthcare enterprise solutions that improve clinical workflow and team communication — has announced that Freeman Health Systems in Joplin, Missouri, has signed an agreement to utilize the MH-CURE (Clinical Unified Results Enterprise) secure smartphone application in an extended pilot.
Freeman Hospital West recently completed a successful 90-day pilot in its cardiology department.

“Within that brief timeframe, the MH-CURE platform helped us streamline communications, gaining across-the-board user acceptance,” said Leonard “Skip” Rollins, CIO at Freeman Health System. “When the pilot concluded, the nursing staff refused to go back to their old phones, creating quite a unique problem. We worked out a deal with Mobile Heartbeat to keep the loaner phones for a short period while we purchased new phones.”

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MedX Health Corp. Bulks Up Talent Roster

MedX Health Corp. recently announced that Scott Spearn, an experienced medical device executive, joined the MedX team as President.

MHW has learned that Spearn has successfully built sales and distribution channels for medical devices across Canada, the United States and Latin America.

His focus will be on developing and expanding MedX’s North American and international sales. Mr. Spearn will report to CEO Robert von der Porten.

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First Look: Decillion Healthcare Acquired

MHW learned today that BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy announced that it has acquired Decillion Healthcare, near Columbus, Ohio.

Decillion provides individualized pharmacy and clinical support services for patients with chronic, difficult to treat conditions in neurology, oncology, gastroenterology, immunology, rheumatology and more.

Decillion also provides infusion services from their wholly-owned ambulatory infusion center in Dublin, Ohio. The pharmacy is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a member organization of the NHIA Standards for Ethical Practice.

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TAO Connect Announces New Chronic Pain Management Course

TAO Connect, a digital health company focused on mental health therapy, announced this week the availability of its chronic pain course to transform the way patients manage their pain.

The course helps patients learn more about how their condition works within the brain and also provides guidance in using behavioral strategies to manage it.

It’s available through the company’s suite of online mental health tools and can be accessed through its self-help feature or with the support of a case manager or behavioral health provider.

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Enhanced Digital Functionality Touted By Capital BlueCross

Capital BlueCross today announced the launch of its newly designed secure website, allowing members “greater ease and convenience when accessing their health plan information.”

According to an announcement shared with MHW, the digital improvements provide members with a more personalized healthcare experience with streamlined options and easy to find information.

In the complex world of healthcare, it often can be difficult and confusing for individuals to find what they are looking for when it comes to their health insurance information. The new secure site is designed to change that with its customer-friendly design. Members of Capital BlueCross can now find benefit and claims information more easily, from any digital device. The enhancements to the secure site are complemented by recent upgrades to the company’s main website,, with the same objectives in mind.

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Flex Expands Digital Health Capabilities

Flex — a Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world — has expanded its service offerings for the healthcare industry with a new digital health offering.

MHW has learned that BrightInsight is a “secure, managed services solution built on Google Cloud Platform that can aggregate data and deliver real-time insights to optimize the value of connected drug, device or combination products.”

The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that applying big-data strategies to better inform healthcare-related decision making could generate up to $100 billion in value annually across the U.S. healthcare system.

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Wildflower Health Confirms $8 Million Capital Investment

Wildflower Health announced it has secured $8 million in capital investment to advance its mission of growing healthy families.

The funding round was led by Health Enterprise Partners, a growth equity firm specializing in healthcare services and information technology whose investors include some of the largest health systems and health plans across the country.

Existing investors Hatteras Venture Partners and Echo Health also participated. As part of the round, Ezra Mehlman of HEP joins the Wildflower Health Board of Directors.

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