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Aegex Collaborates with Verizon, Nokia, Guardian Centers

MHW learned this week that Verizon, Nokia and  Aegex Technologies LLC  have collaborated on a unique partner and user event at the Guardian Centers focused on demonstrating a secure Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and emergency response technologies in a “meta-scale” environment with realistic industrial and emergency response scenarios.

According to a statement emailed to MHW, the event — Operation Convergent Response (#OCR2017) — is being held today and tomorrow at the Guardian Centers training facility in Perry, Georgia.

It is the largest collaborative effort for learning about and testing IoT and emergency response solutions for very large and complex hazardous areas.

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Health IT Leader Announces Massive Equity Investment

Specialty-specific health information technology leader Modernizing Medicine, Inc. recently confirmed that funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, have made a substantial investment of $231 million into the company to provide liquidity to existing shareholders, fund further expansion and support future strategic endeavors.

If you’re not familiar, Modernizing Medicine prides itself on being at the forefront of providing intelligent, medical technology.

The company’s flagship product EMA, is a mobile, cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic health record (EHR) system that is used by thousands of specialty practices nationwide.

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Tech Keeps NICU Families Connected at UC Davis Children’s Hospital

One of the challenges for families with a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is that hospitalizations can be very long and many families are unable to be at the bedside as much as they would like as they return to work and care for other children.

Auspiciously, UC Davis neonatologist Kristin Hoffman and IT technical supervisor George Wu have developed a program for parents to view their infants remotely when they were unable to be in the NICU.

UC Davis Children’s Hospital serves a 33-county area in Northern California, and families often travel long distances to visit their babies in the NICU. In 2014, the Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis awarded a grant to Hoffman and Aaron Bair, now-retired UC Davis Center for Health and Technology (CHT) medical director, to develop this program. The grant included funding to develop training for residents, fellows, nursing staff and respiratory therapists and a series of videos for infants with special needs such as gastrostomy feeding tubes, cleft palate, ileostomies and tracheostomies.

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First Look: Responsive Health Teams with Click Therapeutics

mHealthWatch was briefed Wednesday on the news of a promising and recently forged new partnership with the goal of helping smokers drop the habit.

In conjunction with the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day, recognized every year on May 31, Responsive Health and Click Therapeutics have announced a strategic partnership to integrate the Clickotine smoking cessation app onto the RxUniverse prescription platform.

“Responsive Health is defining Digital Medicine by prescribing clinically-proven applications and therapeutics to patients at the point of care,” said Pavan Choksi, VP of Corporate Development at Responsive Health. “By partnering with Click, we are empowering health systems and patients to engage with the clinically-proven Clickotine® app to break a habit that so many Americans struggle with on a daily basis.”
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OptimizeRx to Present at June 7th Conference

OptimizeRx Corp., a leading aggregator of pharmaceutical-sponsored services in electronic health record (EHR) platforms, has been invited to present at the 7th annual LD Micro Invitational being held on June 6-7, 2017 at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air Hotel in Bel Air, California.

We’re told that OptimizeRx CEO William J. Febbo will present on Wednesday, June 7 and participate in one-on-one meetings with institutional analysts and investors on June 6-7.

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New Survey by Therachat Explores Effects of Anxiety on Daily Life

Therachat, a smart guided journaling tool for improving mental health, just shared with MHW the results of its new survey in an infographic on the current state of anxiety in support of National Mental Health Awareness Month.

The nationwide survey of 900 U.S. respondents, familiar with anxiety, benchmarked general anxiety levels as well as identified the top triggers, impact to regular activities and effectiveness of coping exercises.

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MTBC Releases Patient Portal App for Smartphones

MTBC, a provider of electronic health records, practice management and mHealth solutions, announced this week its release of the newest version of MTBC PHR, its patient portal app for users of smartphones that operate on Apple iOS and Android operating systems.

Hema Patel, M.D., a Houston-based internal medicine physician, said in Monday’s announcement: “My patients use MTBC PHR to access their patient charts, schedule appointments, and more.” She continued, “My patients and staff love the convenience of MTBC’s patient portal app and we’re excited about this week’s release.”

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