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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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Brain Checkup App Expected to Turn Heads During Brain Awareness Week

Brain Checkup App Expected to Turn Heads During Brain Awareness WeekRC21X is ringing in Brain Awareness Week by making its new brain performance monitoring app Roberto available as a free download via the App Store, GooglePlay and Amazon or at

“This groundbreaking app takes about 6 minutes to complete and provides trending reports that can be shared with family members, physicians, coaches, trainers and more,” reads a provided statement.

Brain Awareness Week (BAW), March 13-19, is a “global celebration of the brain organized by the New York City-based Dana Foundation.”
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Telemedicine Startup Touts Affordable Remedies in Real Time

telemedicineTelemedicine startup Akos announced Wednesday the launch of its first U.S. virtual healthcare practice, located in north Phoenix.

Developed by a team of local physicians, Akos describes itself as being a “contemporary telemedicine provider powering a new type of virtual healthcare practice, designed to help address the nation’s growing healthcare crisis.”

So how does it work?

By combining smart technology, seamless design, a patient-centric operating model, grassroots strategy and the collective power of a preferred provider network, Akos will “revolutionize the healthcare industry, offering a 360-degree solution that will improve access and reduce costs for patients, physicians and employers alike.”

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Fitbit Introduces ‘World’s Slimmest Fitness Wristband’

Fitbit Announces New VP of Digital HealthFitbit, a ubiquitous powerhouse in the connected health and fitness market, has just introduced Fitbit Alta HR and new advances in sleep tracking.

The offering, we’re told, gives users actionable insights and guidance in the Fitbit app to make more informed decisions about their health and stay motivated to reach their wellness goals in style.

“Fitbit Alta HR is the world’s slimmest wrist-based, continuous heart rate tracking device combining the benefits of PurePulse heart rate technology, automatic exercise recognition, sleep tracking, battery life of up to seven days and smart notifications in a slim, versatile design that is easily customized to fit your style,” this morning’s media announcement reads.
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AdvancedMD to Present Integrated Physician & Patient Workflow to Dermatology Practices

Eczema Patients Itching for More TeledermatologyAdvancedMD, a provider of cloud technology for more than 3,500 dermatology practices nationwide, will introduce dermatologists to a new practice management model.

The model in question — Practice 2.0 — was presented last week at the Association of Dermatology Administrators & Managers (ADAM) and will be showcased this week at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting.

So what is behind the offering?
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Michigan Medicine, MedImmune Team to Tackle Diabetes and Metabolic Disease Research

Livongo Health, Liaison Technologies Team Up to Fight DiabetesmHealthWatch learned today that Michigan Medicine and MedImmune, a global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, have entered into a three-year research alliance to identify potential new therapies for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, obesity and related metabolic disorders.

The organizations say they are combining their research expertise “to explore how the central nervous system and peripheral tissues rely on each other in these three major disease areas.”

In addition, researchers will develop and utilize cutting-edge technologies to study genetic models in order to understand and identify targets for the treatment of diabetes and related diseases.
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MTBC Touts Success of Electronic Health Record, talkEHR

MTBClogomHealthWatch has learned that MTBC — a leading provider of proprietary, cloud-based electronic health record, practice management and mHealth solutions — has new success to tout.

The company says that its voice-enabled EHR platform, talkEHR, has achieved 2015 Edition ONC Health IT certification as a Health IT Module.

The 2015 Edition Certification Program supports a “diverse health IT system, including but not limited to electronic health record (EHR) technology, and crosses the care continuum to include a broader range of care settings.”

Health IT certification criteria in the ONC Health IT 2015 Edition Certification Program enhance privacy and security capabilities, improve patient safety and interoperability and improve upon the reliability and transparency of certified Health IT.

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