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First Look: WellDoc’s Digital Platform for Type 2 Diabetes Powers ‘Diabetes Wellness Program’ Within Samsung Health

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and WellDoc, a leading digital therapeutic company, announced today that Samsung Health users now have access to a new consumer version of WellDoc’s digital platform known as the Diabetes Wellness Program (DWP).

The DWP, which is integrated within the Samsung Health service, is a 12-week health and wellness program developed in collaboration with key partners, including the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). It is designed to help adults with type 2 diabetes achieve a healthy lifestyle and to help manage their condition.

Samsung Health is a personal health service designed to empower individuals to manage their health and fitness. It features a comprehensive platform that displays user activity trends and provides health insights, telehealth services and helpful feedback to connect users, friends and experts all while promoting healthier lifestyles.

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Vidyo Demonstrates Telehealth Solutions and Use Cases at HIMSS 2018

Vidyo, Inc. — a leader in embedded video technology — has rolled into Las Vegas to exhibit and host demonstrations at HIMSS 2018, being held through March 9.

The company’s presence at HIMSS, along with key partners including Epic, ViTel Net, HP and Honeywell Healthcare, will center around telemedicine trends and use cases.

“Telemedicine continues to be a driving force in the evolution of healthcare. Our focus is to provide world-class video interaction technology that enables healthcare delivery organizations to increase access to care and improve patient outcomes,” said Vidyo’s Chief Marketing Officer, Elana Anderson. “Our presence at HIMSS showcases how Vidyo seamlessly interoperates with and enhances other technologies for telestroke services as well as how video can improve post-operative care, facilitate remote teleconsults, and more. Conference attendees can see how video plays a key role across many different facets of the healthcare industry to enrich access and improve the quality of care while reducing costs.”

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Iron Bow’s Telehealth Education Delivered (TED) Vehicle Launches Nationwide Tour

Iron Bow Technologies, an information technology solutions provider to healthcare, government and commercial markets, is launching the fourth annual nationwide tour of its Telehealth Education Delivered Vehicle, TED.

This week, TED is taking off for its annual cross country trek, showcasing the latest in telehealth solutions.

Now in its fourth year, TED’s mission is to educate and increase the use of telehealth within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by raising the awareness and understanding on how these technologies can improve overall efficiency while enhancing patient access, outcomes and experiences.

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Lacktman to Speak at HIMSS18 on Legal and Regulatory Opportunities in Telemedicine

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Nathaniel Lacktman will speak at the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on the continued expansion of telemedicine and digital health programs and the legal considerations necessary to consider when developing new programs. His session, “Behavioral Health: A Launchpad for Enterprise Telehealth,” will be held on March 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm PT.

Lacktman, chair of Foley & Lardner’s Telemedicine Industry Team and co-chair of the Digital Health Group, will speak alongside Sarah Sossong, Senior Director of the Center for TeleHealth at Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General). Sossong and Lacktman will discuss Mass General’s telehealth program evolution through the lens of a single service line, behavioral health. Lacktman will also discuss the current regulatory framework facing telemedicine providers and necessary legal considerations.

“Sweeping state and federal legislative changes over the last five years have brought the telehealth industry from infancy to adolescence, and 2018 will be a landmark inflection point,” said Lacktman. “There are many opportunities for hospitals, health systems, and entrepreneurs to both establish and grow vibrant telemedicine offerings and this session will offer insight on how to do so.”

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First Look: Medfusion Creates Mobile App to Enhance MDVIP Patient Experience

MHW learned to today that Medfusion’s MDVIP, a national leader in affordable personalized healthcare, has implemented custom Medfusion mobile apps to drive better patient engagement and physician satisfaction.

Medfusion developed the MDVIP Connect app to deliver a “secure patient experience and strengthen the provider-patient relationship, allowing MDVIP patients to be more involved in – and in control of – their health and wellness.”

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TeleStroke Workflow Update Announced

Avizia today announced the availability of its updated telestroke workflow.

“Coupled with industry-leading audio and visual capabilities, as well as enhanced far-end camera control functionality, Avizia’s stroke workflow enables unrivaled in-application collaboration with other members of the care team and family—streamlining decision-making and closing communications gaps,” reads a statement emailed to MHW.

The availability of this streamlined collaboration functionality is significant. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association published extended timeframes in the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke. With this update, the window for stroke treatment has been expanded, allowing for patients to be eligible for thrombectomy up to 24 hours after symptom onset.

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MulteFire Alliance to Showcase Technology Innovation at Mobile World Congress

The MulteFire Alliance, an independent, diverse and international member-driven consortium that is defining and promoting MulteFire, is showcasing growing momentum for MulteFire technology during its Open Day event at Mobile World Congress.

MulteFire, an LTE technology that operates standalone in unlicensed and shared spectrum, extends the LTE ecosystem to new and existing players, while supporting harmonious co-existence with other technologies in the same band.

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