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UCAOA 2016 Benchmarking Report Shows Wait Times of 30 Minutes or Less at 92 Percent of Centers

UCAOA 2016 Benchmarking Report Shows Wait Times of 30 Minutes or Less at 92 Percent of CentersThe vast majority of urgent care centers across the country met demands of an increased patient load and kept wait times very low in 2015, according to the annual Benchmarking Report from the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA).

According a report summary provided to MHW, data shows that 96 percent of centers saw more patients in 2015 than 2014, and 92 percent kept wait times to 30 minutes or less.

The total number of urgent care centers in the U.S. jumped to 7,357 in 2016, which is a 10 percent increase over 2015.

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Former NFL Players Seek to Change Healthcare Across America with EZMD

6ba6e00b12913cdc62183d50cbb6EZMedDirect, Inc. has announced that the company has entered the “murky and confusing” healthcare market with the launch of a convenient and affordable discount medical plan that is available to individuals and families throughout the U.S.

The company is led by a former NFL star and the company is aligning with many other high profile athletes as they market the EZMD Discount Medical Plan across America.

The discount medical plan membership features four valuable benefits including Telehealth, Dental, Vision, and Pharmacy discounts.

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CE Marking Bestowed Upon Parkinson’s Digital Health Technology

parkinson-img2Global Kinetics Corporation, a leader in digital health technology for people with Parkinson’s, has secured CE marking on its new second generation Parkinson’s KinetiGraph system, indicating that the product complies with European health and safety requirements and legislation.

The Parkinson’s KinetiGraph system is a patient-friendly, algorithm-based system that records body movements and other symptoms over the course of seven days and creates data-driven reports that empower more personalized treatment and management decisions-with the goal of leading to a higher quality of life for patients.

The first generation PKG system is already used in a number of countries throughout Europe including Sweden, Finland, Germany, France, Netherlands and the UK.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

computer-1149148_960_720Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

mPulse Mobile Appoints Adam Spiegel to Board of Directors
mPulse Mobile  – a leader in mobile health engagement — announced this week that healthcare industry expert Adam Spiegel has joined its Board of Directors.

Host.net Rolls Out HIPAA-Compliant Healthcare IT Package
Host.net, a multinational provider of cloud, managed infrastructure and network services, announced Thursday the launch of its HIPAA-compliant Healthcare IT solution.

LifeMap Solutions, Stanford University School of Medicine Researchers to Launch App
LifeMap Solutions, a digital health pioneer and co-developer of ResearchKit-enabled app Asthma Health, has just announced that the company has worked with researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine to develop and launch MyHeart Counts 2.0.
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Compulink Showcases MACRA-Ready Ophthalmology EHR

rx_notebook_bg_mediumCompulink Business Systems, Inc., a leader in EHR and Practice Management for ophthalmology, will demonstrate the latest enhancements to its Ophthalmology Advantage system at the Hawaiian Eye meeting in Kauai (January 15-20).

Among the key innovations is OneTab—a single tab exam layout that allows providers to easily view and document the exam from one screen, the company tells mHealthWatch.com.

Used by 10,000 providers nationwide, Compulink’s all-in-one system supports the entire practice workflow—clinical, business, and surgical center—to maximize efficiencies, increase profitability. Features include EHR, billing, scheduling, e-Prescribing, ASC, optical, patient engagement tools, telemedicine, and RCM services.

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Host.net Rolls Out HIPAA-Compliant Healthcare IT Package

80 Percent of mHealth Apps Vulnerable to HIPAA Violations and MoreHost.net, a multinational provider of cloud, managed infrastructure and network services, announced Thursday the launch of its HIPAA-compliant Healthcare IT solution.

The new Host.net HIPAA Compliance Package is designed to “arm hospitals, doctors offices and healthcare service providers with secure ways to meet complex compliance regulations, protect patient privacy, establish and improve telehealth and telemedicine services and adeptly address critical healthcare IT requirements.”

Through Host.net’s HIPAA-compliant services — including colocation, physical security, cooling and power redundancies, multi-layer network redundancy and hybrid IT solutions — healthcare providers can ensure their complex data and voice infrastructure is compliant and secure.

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Analyte Health and Teladoc Announce Partnership

Teladoc Services Enter New MarketAnalyte Health, Inc., an integrated health care partner that connects patients and telehealth providers with laboratory testing services, and Teladoc, a leader in telehealth, have just announced a partnership that “delivers lab diagnostics services through the Teladoc telehealth platform.”

“The evolution of telehealth has changed the way we receive and deliver care. Our integrated solution enhances diagnostic capabilities for physicians while meeting patients’ growing demands for private and convenient health care,” said Dr. Frank Cockerill, CEO of Analyte Health. “Teladoc’s leadership in the telehealth industry has transformed the approach to care and we are excited to assist them in expanding their services. The partnership between Analyte Health and Teladoc bridges the gap between lab testing and telehealth, and together, we are reinventing the health care experience for patients and physicians.”
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