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Fluent Taps Brian Hogan to Lead Fluent Health

Fluent, Inc., a leading data-driven performance marketing company, recently announced that the Company has appointed Brian Hogan as President, Fluent Health, effective immediately.

MHW has learned that in this role, Hogan will oversee the launch of the health marketing division as the company continues to aggressively grow and expand its business.

“With his expertise in health marketing and impeccable track record of building new data-driven platforms, Brian is a tremendous addition to the team,” said, Matt Conlin, President and Co-Founder. “We are thrilled to welcome him as we continue to expand our business and evolve how we service different verticals and monetize our data assets.”

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Cubismi Touts Ground-Breaking Technology

Cubismi, a digital healthcare company and new member of StartUp Health, announced this week its new technology My Virtual Body One File (aka “One File”), a “groundbreaking computer system that organizes dispersed medical images and other clinical data into a singular framework for precision analytics of a patient’s body.”

From the official announcement:

The technology leverages population data and AI to create new precision insights into the human body to create advances in patient care, as well as productivity gains for radiologists and other doctors to decrease healthcare costs. Further, by simplifying medical data into a singular “One File,” the technology will decrease IT complexity. The Virtual Body Bio-Map of the patient’s body will act like a “Google maps” of the human body to augment the power of information doctors can access and leverage to best care for their patients.

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First Look: Global Partnership for Telehealth Honors Partners at 9th Annual Conference

Media Announcement: Georgia-based telehealth networking agency Global Partnership for Telehealth recently honored four partners with awards at its 9th Annual Conference in Jekyll Island, GA. The organization gave Piedmont Health System in Atlanta the Award for Excellence in Telehealth and honored Susan McLendon, with Meadows Regional Health System in Vidalia, with the Telehealth Leadership Award. Furthermore, GPT named Joe Tallent, Telehealth Coordinator at Effingham Health System, its Telehealth Coordinator of the Year and honored the Packer Health Clinic, based in the Colquitt County School System, as its School-Based Telehealth Program of the Year.

“The conference is a great opportunity to honor those in our network who are true telehealth champions, the ones who go the extra mile,” said Keri Brantley, Global Partnership for Telehealth’s Conference Director. “It’s GPT’s way of saying ‘thank you’ for the hard work that our partners put into their programs.”

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Boehringer Ingelheim and HealthPrize Expand Digital Patient Support Program

Boehringer Ingelheim and HealthPrize Technologies today announced the expansion of the RespiPoints digital support program to anyone taking one of several Boehringer Ingelheim medicines, including select medicines available in the Respimat inhaler.

We’re told that the RespiPoints program is a free web and mobile-based program that engages and rewards patients through education about their condition and support to take their medicines daily as prescribed by their healthcare provider.

Launched through an initial nine-month pilot in 2016, the RespiPoints program showed participants increased their knowledge of COPD and began following healthy habits. For example, participants showed an improved adherence in their medicines, resulting in an 85% decrease in gap days between refilling their next prescription. As with other chronic conditions, poor adherence to medicines is common among patients with respiratory conditions, and can result in increased rates of symptoms, healthcare costs and hospitalizations.

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eWellness Developing a Tokenized Telehealth Payment System

eWellness Healthcare Corporation – a provider of the state of the art PHZIO platform for the physical therapy (PT) and telehealth markets — announced that it is developing the first tokenized physical therapy payment system for insurance companies, large scale self-insured corporations and their insured members.

We’re told that Fintech Global Consultants will assist the Company in completing this Blockchain and tokenized payment system.

This tokenized payment platform will allow patients to receive telehealth physical therapy evaluations and real-time monitored PT treatments through the use of a PHZIO token. All patient treatment records will also be blockchained within this payment system. This system will enable the confirmation of all patient treatments, which in turn will eliminate medical treatment fraud. This tokenized payment system will also eliminate all billing services for any licensed PT clinics using our PHZIO treatment system. Our tokenized payment system will also eliminate any patient co-payments.

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Pilot Progress: WellDoc Announces Providence Health & Services’ Implementation of BlueStar Digital Therapeutic

Ahead of the weekend, WellDoc announced a pilot program in the Providence Health & Services Oregon/SW Washington Region to examine the use of WellDoc’s BlueStar, an FDA-cleared, proven digital therapeutic for individuals with type 2 diabetes.

According to a provided release, the Providence Health & Services pilot program will include individuals living with type 2 diabetes and will evaluate the impact of a digital therapeutic—when used in conjunction with the support of a dedicated Diabetes Educator—on user engagement, retention, satisfaction and clinical outcomes.

“We’re pleased to announce this pilot program with Providence Health & Services,” said WellDoc President and CEO Kevin McRaith. “We expect great outcomes from this initial engagement and look forward to expanding our partnership to scale to meet the needs of all Providence patients living with type 2 diabetes.”

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First Look: MetLife and WeSure Form Strategic Digital Insurance Partnership

Ahead of the weekend, Global Life and Health insurer MetLife and WeSure, digital insurance provider owned by Tencent, announced a strategic partnership to offer insurance solutions to travellers through Tencent’s WeSure online insurance platform.

This alliance marries WeSure’s extensive base of 1 billion monthly active users on Tencent’s mobile social communications platform, WeChat, with MetLife’s global expertise in life and health protection solutions, and enables both parties to collaborate in fields such as big-data analysis, tailor-made and intelligent value-added services to deliver easier to use, more transparent end-to-end protection solutions for Chinese travellers.

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