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First Look: OntarioMD Enters into New Partnership with the Ontario Telemedicine Network

OntarioMD announce ahead of the weekend that it has entered into a new partnership agreement with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to streamline the delivery of digital health services that provide clinical value to Ontario physician practices and enhance care for their patients.

“Our organizations are building on our successful, award-winning collaboration to engage more family physicians and specialists in the use of digital health services,” said Sarah Hutchison, CEO of OntarioMD. “Using valuable provincial digital health programs such as eConsult, Ontario clinicians are reducing wait times for specialist advice for their patients.”

Response to a clinical request is on average two days, resulting in patients receiving the care they need quickly and reducing the anxiety often caused by long wait times.

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Atos Transforms Value-based Healthcare with Digital Health Solutions

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, is aiming to continue to strengthen its North America digital healthcare portfolio with services that help enable the shift to value-based healthcare.

The recent acquisition of three U.S. healthcare consulting companies, coupled with more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare IT, has deepened Atos’ expertise and capabilities. The company focuses on all aspects of population health and corresponding areas such as patient engagement, electronic health records, cybersecurity, full revenue cycle and consulting services.

“Atos can provide a 360-degree view of the healthcare eco-system,” said Chad Harris, President, North America Operations, Atos. “We deliver data-driven services, solutions and platforms to healthcare organizations, providing them the information and tools to collaborate across multiple functions and the ability to make clinical and financial care decisions that put the patient’s well-being first.”

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Pixelworks, Aier Eye Hospital Group Conduct Eye Health Study Identifying Benefits of Improved Smartphone Video Quality

This week, Pixelworks, Inc. — a leading provider of power efficient visual processing solutions — announced the initial results of an ongoing collaborative study and development effort with the China Hunan Aier Eye Research Institute, a part of the Aier Eye Hospital Group of Hunan, China.

In a study of video quality’s impact on the human eye, Aier observed that Pixelworks provides the solutions to effectively protect the human eye while enhancing the picture quality and viewing experience. This study was conducted with a large population of both male and female viewers of different age groups, under various viewing conditions and user habits.

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Nebraska Schools Garner Praise for Delivering Online Therapy to Students with Special Needs

PresenceLearning, a leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, recently named Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, NE as a winner of its 4th annual Awards of Excellence.

The awards recognized 12 educational organizations nationwide for their outstanding organizational leadership, teamwork, and improved outcomes in helping students with special needs succeed.

Norfolk Public Schools is a Class A school district in northeast Nebraska, serving approximately 4,300 K-12 students.

When the district was short an SLP and was unable to fill the position for the 2016-17 school year, Mary Luhr, the district’s Director of Special Services, decided to partner with PresenceLearning to provide online speech-language therapy services. Five online SLPs began working with approximately 55 students from two of Norfolk’s elementary schools that year.

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Allscripts Rolls Out Industry’s First Machine Learning EHR

This week, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions unveiled its new electronic health record, Avenel, at the annual HIMSS conference.

Mobile-first and cloud-based, Avenel creates a community-wide shared patient record, uses machine learning to reduce time for clinical documentation and is designed to work like an app instead of traditional software.

“This new solution is not simply an iteration of legacy systems,” said Jim Hewitt, EVP of Solutions Development for Allscripts. “It is an entirely new approach to the EHR. Our objective with Avenel is to get the technology out of the way, so clinicians can focus on the patient.”

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First Look: Science 37, Novartis Sign Strategic Alliance to Advance Decentralized Clinical Trials

Science 37, a company focused on “site-less” clinical trials, announced today a strategic alliance with Novartis that will support the development of its new decentralized clinical trial (DCT) offerings.

This three-year commitment will enable a more extensive portfolio of trials powered by the Network Oriented Research Assistant (NORA®), Science 37’s proprietary technology platform that enables patients to participate in clinical research regardless of their geographical location using mobile devices and telemedicine services.

Through this collaboration, Science 37 will share its knowledge of the emerging decentralized clinical trial (DCT) space and offer customized enterprise software solutions to power US-based trials in the areas of dermatology, neuroscience and oncology, scheduled to launch in 2018.

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HIMSS 2018: Client Outlook Announces Partnership with InTouch Health

Client Outlook, a leading developer of healthcare imaging solutions, has announced the planned integration of its eUnity diagnostic and clinical image viewing software platform within InTouch Health’s telehealth solutions.

Integrating eUnity will further enhance the proprietary InTouch Health Operating System, which is designed to provide a set of core tools and services to easily manage virtual care from the highest to the lowest acuity settings, including the home.

“The ability to deliver a seamless, scalable telehealth solution to our clinical users is at the heart of what differentiates us,” said Joseph M. DeVivo, CEO of InTouch Health. “Our customers tell us that they value our products because they are easy to use, secure and reliable, and improve their ability to successfully manage telehealth consultations – this feedback drives us to find the absolute best-in-class solutions for our clinical partners. By integrating Client Outlook’s superior eUnity image viewing platform, we continue our trend of delivering advanced state of the art technology to clinicians and their patients.”

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