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Walgreens, WebMD Connect for ‘Digital Wellness’ Programs

Walgreens, WebMD Connect for Digital Wellness Programs   WebMD walgreens Digital Wellness Programs Last fall, mHealthWatch covered the freshly announced partnership between Walgreens and WebMD. Now, several months removed from that initial announcement, we’re learning more about what is to come of this promising coupling.

Walgreens and WebMD Health Corp. have just unveiled “Your Digital Health Advisor,” which is described in a news release as being “a virtual wellness coaching program powered by WebMD, on Walgreens.com.”

Additionally, Chain Drug Review reports, the companies confirmed this week that they have integrated the Walgreens Balance Rewards customer loyalty program and Walgreens prescription services into WebMD’s flagship mobile application to “spur consumers to make healthier choices at home, work and on the go.”
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ATA Accreditation of Online Medical Services Registration Now Open

ATA Accreditation of Online Medical Services Registration Now Open   ATA American Telemedicine Association Registration has opened for the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) seal of approval for online medical services.

ATA is welcoming limited registrations for organizations desiring the association’s imprimatur. The accreditation program is designed to recognize organizations that provide safe and high quality online patient healthcare services that benefit of both consumers and payers. More than 50 organizations have already registered to begin the application process for accreditation.

What organizations should apply?

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Microsoft, HIMSS Media Launch Free Webinars for Healthcare IT Professionals

Microsoft, HIMSS Media Launch Free Webinars for Healthcare IT Professionals   webinar Microsoft HIMSS healthcare IT HIMSS Media and Microsoft announced ahead of the weekend a new series of free webinars.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch, the webinars are designed to enable healthcare IT professionals to enhance their expertise in analytics, mobile technology, and cloud computing topics.

The four webinars announced include the following:
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mHealth Summit 2014: NetComm Wireless Unveils n-Hub

mHealth Summit 2014: NetComm Wireless Unveils n Hub   wireless NetComm Wireless n Hub Machine to Machine M2M NetComm Wireless, developer of wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices, was among the heavy-hitting industry players to land in D.C. this week for the 2014 mHealth Summit.

The company is formally entering the health industry with the launch of its NetComm Wireless n-Hub (NTC-20).

The resource in question in designed to meet rising global demand for M2M healthcare solutions. We’re told the n-Hub connects diverse Bluetooth and WiFi enabled mHealth devices to the speed and coverage of cellular networks.

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mHealth Summit 2014 News: Partners Aim to ‘Enhance Corporate Wellness Programs’ Via mHealth

mHealth Summit 2014 News: Partners Aim to ‘Enhance Corporate Wellness Programs’ Via mHealth   technology mHealth news Health Summit 2014 CAIL Mobile B2 Group Activity Health Kit On Monday, the team at CAIL Mobile, a leader in mobility services and solutions, briefed mHealthWatch on its new partnership with B2 Group, a technology management and consulting firm.

The partnership was secured as a means to build the Activity Health Kit, a mobile and wearables solution for enhancing corporate wellness programs “at a more beneficial cost and service level to Fortune 500/1000 companies.”

“The Activity Health Kit will allow organizations to enhance their corporate wellness programs with a unique plug-and-play health and fitness technology bundle that enables employees to monitor and manage their daily health and wellness,” a provided statement reads. “The kit is offered as a Health and Wellness Solution through an innovative ecosystem created by B2 Group that includes several retail and technology partners.”

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The Mobile Future of Health in Focus at December’s mHealth Summit

The Mobile Future of Health in Focus at December’s mHealth Summit   mHealth Summit mHealth news ehealth 2014 mHealth Summit The state of the art in mobile connectedness, mobile health technologies, mobile health devices, and more will be hot topics of discussion at the upcoming mHealth Summit.

Set for December 7-11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C., the summit is a must-attend for managers, marketers, and manufacturers in the mobile healthcare marketplace.

And once again this year, mHealthWatch will be in attendance at the largest mobile health event in the world to speak with the providers, leaders, and influencers in mobile and connected health from all different stages of the mobile transition.

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Are Kiosks The Future Of mHealth?

Are Kiosks The Future Of mHealth?   telemedicine mobile health news mHealth Mayo Clinic kiosk While many mobile health initiatives involve medical care received in-home, or remote conferencing at hospitals and medical facilities with out of area specialists, there are other ways in which mHealth can be delivered.

Despite looking similar to the standalone units in a mall where you might buy an engraved novelty item or rejuvenating skin care cream, kiosks can and should be taken seriously in the modern world of telemedicine and mHealth.

Recently the Mayo Clinic launched a pilot program that allows mobile video kiosks to be located in places of employment. In short, they provide employees access to express medical care for non-life-threatening conditions, the Minneapolis Business Journal reports.

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