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MedRisk Issues New White Paper on Telerehabilitation in Workers’ Compensation

MHW learned ahead of the weekend that MedRisk has published “Telerehabilitation & the Injured Worker: A Practical Guide,” a white paper that explores physical therapy in the age of telemedicine and its practical application for the workers’ compensation industry.

The white paper examines the use of telerehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries. Video conferencing, virtual home-exercise supervision and remote patient monitoring can be used to supplement traditional in-clinic care.

Telerehabilitation is especially helpful for injured employees who live in rural areas, those who need a specialist or bilingual physical therapist, and for those who travel frequently for work.

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engagedIN Planning Neuroscience-Based Innovation Retreat

engagedIN – a design firm focused on behavior change through the combination of neuroscience, design and technology – announced today that the company will host CONNECT, a private, day-long “work spa” to enable Executives from the Health and Wellness industry to focus and innovate on their most mission-critical project or 2018 intention through expert facilitation, peer-sharing, mindfulness and neuroscience-based design exercises.

MHW can confirm that registration is now open for the event, which will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. PT at the CHANGE Neuroscience Training Center in Santa Cruz, with an optional kick-off event on Friday, January 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. PT.

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Advanced ICU Care Launches New Operations Center in Washington, D.C.

MHW learned today that Advanced ICU Care — a leading national provider of high acuity telemedicine services — is opening a ninth operations center.

Located in the Washington, D.C. area, the newest facility joins eight integrated hubs from which Advanced ICU Care uses cutting edge tele-technology to deliver clinical support and additional critical care expertise to ICUs nationwide.

We’re told that each of the company’s integrated hubs serves as a base for critical care teams led by U.S. board-certified intensivists and are comprised of critical care advanced practice providers, registered nurses, and respiratory therapists.

They are connected in real-time to Advanced ICU Care’s 65+ partner hospitals across 25 states via a secure data stream of patient information and two-way audio-video capabilities. This enables Advanced ICU Care’s critical care teams to actively engage in patient care, regardless of location.

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First Look: CRF Health’s TrialMax Touch Tapped for Pediatric Rare Disease Phase II Study

On Tuesday, MHW learned that CRF Health, the leading global provider of patient-centered eSource technology and service solutions for the life sciences industry, has been selected by a leading specialty pharmaceutical company for its latest pediatric rare disease Phase II study.

We’re told that the trial will utilize CRF Health’s TrialStudio, TrialMax and TrialManager eCOA solutions to collect quality of life readings and capture compliance data for caregivers (predominantly parents) throughout the study.

Specifically, the TrialMax Touch® handheld mobile devices will be used as a practical solution. This will alleviate the burden of data entry, easily integrating into the lives of the caregivers who will be administering twice weekly injections.

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EMED Jamaica CEO Touts New Device For Patients With Hypertension

Duane Boise and his team have created a remote monitoring device that is in line with the recent shift in the healthcare industry towards more patient-centric care.

Patients who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and, as a side effect, are at risk of developing other serious, life threatening conditions, would benefit greatly from this device.

With EMED Jamaica’s remote monitoring device, individuals can monitor their blood pressure from the comfort of their own home.

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Metavine Unveils New Application Builder

Metavine has just announced the availability of Metavine GO, a no-code point and click application builder for business users.

According to the details shared Tuesday, this solution bridges the gap between the growing ranks of citizen developers and the IT organizations tasked with ensuring corporate security and compliance.

Facing rising demands for digital agility, citizen developers are increasingly using development tools to design their own custom applications, often without oversight from IT. With Metavine GO, citizen developers can create no-code applications quickly, and collaboratively with IT, to meet their critical business needs.

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Lowe’s Goes Digital for Expanded Employee Benefits Support

On Tuesday, Accolade announced an expansion of its relationship with Lowe’s to further improve and simplify the company’s employee benefit offering, nearly doubling the number of Lowe’s members under Accolade’s care.

“Beginning in 2018, Accolade will become the first point of benefits support for Lowe’s employees and their families, addressing questions and needs ranging from benefits and bills to navigation of Lowe’s cutting-edge benefits ecosystem,” a provided statement reads.

In a landscape of rising health costs, Accolade has a proven model for reducing the complexity and expense of healthcare by empowering individuals and organizations to make better decisions and utilize healthcare more appropriately and efficiently.

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