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Northwell Health Gets Backing to Push Home-Based Pulmonary Rehab

Major Money Raised for Low IncomeAhead of the weekend, MHW learned that Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study whether home-based pulmonary rehabilitation improves quality of life and decreases hospitalization in Hispanic patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

“Re-hospitalization is a huge burden for COPD patients and their families,” said Dr. Negin Hajizadeh in a provided news release. “We want to find a way to bring a therapy we know works – pulmonary rehabilitation – to COPD patients who are most in need.”

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Elsevier Rolls Out Mobile-first, Personalized Learning Platform

Elsevier Rolls Out Mobile-first, Personalized Learning PlatformSherpath, the First Educational Platform Designed Specifically for Nursing and Allied Health, which integrates content, assessment and simulations customized to each program, course and student, is the talk of the healthcare education world today.

Elsevier, a distinguished provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is behind the launch of Sherpath, hailed as a first-of-its-kind nursing and allied health, adaptive and mobile-first education platform focused on improving student outcomes.

“As digital learners, healthcare students now require shorter and more targeted, media-rich content accessible on their mobile devices,” said John Danaher, President of Elsevier Education. “And faculty now require data and analytics that eliminate the guesswork associated with teaching and student comprehension. Addressing these evolving educational needs in a digital and mobile age was the fundamental inspiration for the development of Sherpath.”
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Nextech and Iagnosis Advance Teledermatology Care

Nextech and Iagnosis Advance Teledermatology Care Nextech, a provider of specialty-focused healthcare technology solutions, has just announced its exclusive integration with Iagnosis, a provider of online dermatology solutions.

Through this partnership, patients and dermatologists can leverage automated information sharing and time-saving features to deliver “efficient and exceptional online dermatology care,” a provided news release explains.
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AMA Makes Push for Training in Telemedicine

AMA Makes Push for Training in TelemedicineRecognizing that formalized training in telemedicine is not widely offered to physicians-in-training, the American Medical Association (AMA) said this week that is has adopted policy during its Annual Meeting aimed at “ensuring medical students and residents learn how to use telemedicine in clinical practice.”

Per the details gleaned from the AMA’s formal announcement, the new policy specifically encourages the accrediting bodies for both undergraduate and graduate medical education to include core competencies for telemedicine in their programs.

The new policy also reaffirms existing AMA policy, which supports reducing barriers to incorporating the appropriate use of telemedicine into the education of physicians.
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HealthyWage Says it Will Pay ‘Pokémon GO’ Players for Walking While Playing

HealthyWage Says it Will Pay ‘Pokémon GO’ Players for Walking While PlayingLooks like there’s more value than ever in getting up and playing the hottest mobile game around.

In response to the Pokémon GO craze, weight-loss wagering industry pioneer HealthyWage has just announced its newest cash prize-driven fitness challenge coined “Summertime Stepping.” The program uses monetary awards to promote fitness and reward participants who take more steps while playing the game, and otherwise, whether during work hours (at lunch breaks and other apropos opportunities) or on their personal time, the company announced in a news release.

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Modernizing Medicine Rolls Out New Software Suite for Medical Specialties

HomeHeroFivePointZeroOn Monday, specialty-specific health information technology company Modernizing Medicine, Inc. revealed the latest edition of its software, modmed 5.0.

The offering is billed by the company as being a “comprehensive specialty-specific suite developed to address the diverse and growing needs of medical practices.”

The update includes products and services to help transform the clinical, financial and operational aspects of specialty practices, plus product enhancements to EMA, the company’s flagship electronic health record (EHR) system developed by practicing physicians.

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Mitel Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications

Mitel Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified CommunicationsmHealthWatch learned on Monday that Mitel — a global leader in real-time business, cloud and mobile communications — has again attained a Leader position in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications, which focuses on solutions for on-premises deployment.

This marks Mitel’s third consecutive year in the report’s Leaders quadrant.

“For vendors, the stakes in the enterprise UC market are exceedingly high, because the market is mature and overall growth has slowed,” Gartner notes in the report.
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