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Quest Diagnostics, HealthTap Launch Virtual Diagnostic Testing for Healthcare Consumers

Quest Diagnostics, HealthTap Launch Virtual Diagnostic Testing for Healthcare ConsumersHealthTap announced on Tuesday a new collaboration with Quest Diagnostics that will enable doctors to order diagnostic testing services for patients through HealthTap’s virtual care platform.

We’re told that this is the first ever partnership between a major national medical laboratory provider and an end-to-end virtual care company.

The end result? The effort will enable doctors and consumers to access a broad range of diagnostic service options to help care for patients in a virtual setting.
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Wildflower Health Expanding Mobile Platform for Maternity and Family Health

Wildflower Health Expanding Mobile platform for Naternity and Family HealthWildflower Health has just announced a $5 million investment in the company to facilitate what the organization calls its “strategic expansion.”

New investors Easton Capital and Hatteras Venture Partners led the funding round with participation by existing investors Cambia Health Solutions and HealthTechCapital.

The mission to be expanded?  The financing, we’re told, will help Wildflower expand its offerings to include new programs that help families manage their healthcare and connect them to the healthcare system in a more efficient, smarter way.
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Nortek Stakes Bigger Claim in Personal Safety, Telehealth Market

Nortek Stakes Bigger Claim in Personal Safety, Telehealth MarketOn Wednesday, Nortek Security & Control LLC — a Nortek, Inc. company — confirmed to mHealthWatch its acquisition of the mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) and telehealth business assets from Numera, Inc.

Numera, if you’re not familiar, creates what they call “easily implemented, mobile PERS products” and cloud-based software platforms that enable providers and healthcare-related companies to create new safety and health monitoring services for their customers.
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Phillips Joins The World Of App-Based Healthcare

Phillips Joins The World Of App-Based HealthcareWhile many app-based healthcare solutions are designed for telemedicine, Phillips has created an innovative ultrasound application designed to improve speed and efficiency when diagnosing patients with ultrasound in a clinical setting.

Ultrasound remains one of the most versatile first-line diagnostic tools, making Phillips’ Lumify portable ultrasound transductor and app a more convenient way of providing timely diagnostics. The app even integrates the diagnostic findings with patient profiles, which can be managed in a fully customizable online portal.

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Innovative Treatment For Tourette’s Syndrome Available Globally—Thanks To Skype

Innovative Treatment For Tourette’s Syndrome Available Globally—Thanks To SkypeThere are many ways in which Tourette’s syndrome can negatively impact one’s life. Not only are the accompanying tics uncontrollable, but the repetitive nature of the uncontrollable tics can lead to a great deal of physical pain.

For a long time, those who suffer from Tourette’s had only two options—learn to live with it, or turn to medications that keep individuals groggy and tired.

37-year-old Samuel Rodriguez Leisdovich has suffered from Tourette’s since the age of seven. After moving to the UK, Samuel began attending events and gatherings for those who suffer from Tourette’s. At one such gathering he met a specialist named Tara Murphy, who specialized in an innovative new treatment called comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT). The only problem was, that the closest CBIT specialist lived in Scotland.

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Good Golly Miss ‘Molly': MindMeld And Sense.ly Turn To Artificial Intelligence To Improve Patient Care

MindMeld And Sense.ly Turn To Artificial Intelligence To Improve Patient CareSo far we are only at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the extent in which artificial intelligence can be used to improve our lives. In an effort to take things to the next level, MindMeld and Sense.ly have joined forces to create a “virtual nurse.”

The virtual nurse’s name is “Molly,” and she is designed to provide a personalized health monitoring tool for follow-up care.

As opposed to just signing into an application and tracking vital signs, or levels of pain, Molly is able to verbally communicate with her patients. She is even able to connect patients directly with a healthcare provider.

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Treato IQ Using Health Related Social Media Results To Create Consumer Analytics

Treato IQ Using Health Related Social Media Results To Create Consumer AnalyticsConsumers turn to the Internet for all of their needs, including many of their health needs. This includes both search engine results, as well as social media inquiries related to health concerns. It is for this reason that Treato launched their new app—Treato IQ.

According to HIT Consultant, the app gathers health related data, generated from social media activity—all in real-time. It then breaks down the information in an easy-to-read manner. This includes which social media sites, engagement and interaction occurred, the health condition being researched, and the brand or medicine being researched.

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