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Resolve Digital Health Raises $5 Million

Major Money Raised for Low IncomeResolve Digital Health Wants to change the way cannabis is prescribed by physicians and experienced by patients.

Helping in that effort is the fact that the organization has just confirmed that it has raised $5 million in a Series A round led by Aphria Inc and brokered by Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.

This marks the next phase in the company’s development with an upcoming California launch of their debut medical device system, Breeze. The technology behind the product has been in development since 2015, following an initial seed investment with CannaRoyalty Corp. (CSE:CRZ) (CNNRF).
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WalletHub Study: 2017’s Best & Worst States for Doctors

Serving the American Healthcare RevolutionWith National Doctor’s Day around the corner, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst States for Doctors.

To identify the best states for those in the business of saving lives, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 14 key metrics. The data set ranges from average annual wage of physicians to hospitals per capita to quality of public hospital system.

According to a provided report summary, here’s what we’re told about the best vs. the worst:

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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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