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Mobile App News: Pilates Metrics Tapped by Google For Entrepreneurs

Pilates Metrics has been invited to the Google For Entrepreneurs mentorship program.

“It’s an honor to be chosen,” says Pilates Metrics founder Joseph Quinn. “Google mentors are helping us set and achieve goals. It’s a master course in strategic development.”

If you’re not familiar, Pilates Metrics is a technology platform and mobile app for the 20M+ worldwide Pilates practitioners to track, chart, and share their progress.

The app automatically converts Pilates sessions into anatomical and biomechanical stats, graphs, and charts and aggregates totals over time.
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One Drop Experts Becomes First Digital Diabetes Education Program Recognized by ADA

One Drop recently confirmed to MHW that its mobile diabetes education and coaching program, One Drop | Experts, has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education and Support.

We’re told that One Drop | Experts is the first and only digital therapeutics program to receive this recognition, identifying One Drop | Experts as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

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Report: Majority of Parents Plan to use Telemedicine for Pediatric Care

On Wednesday, new findings were released by Nemours Children’s Health System that show 64 percent of parents polled have used or plan to use telemedicine within the next year for their child.

The survey, Telemedicine in America 2017: Parents Use of Virtual Visits, found that only 15 percent of parents have tried these services, but a strong majority is receptive to online doctor visits for common childhood ailments and routine well-child visits.

“As parents look to raise children with accessible and evidence-based health care, telemedicine can be a convenient and high-quality option for busy families,” said Gina Altieri, CPA, Senior Vice President and Chief of Strategy Integration for Nemours. “Even though use of telemedicine is climbing slowly, our findings show that we are on the cusp of a breakthrough in adoption as families are becoming more interested and accepting of receiving care virtually.”

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Kura MD Enters Network Agreement with Coventry

Injured workers will now be able to meet with physicians specialized in workers’ compensation injuries by phone or video when their employers participate in Coventry’s telemedicine program.

According to an announcement provided to MHW, Coventry is expanding its PPO Network offering to include Telemedicine network partners such as Kura MD. This use of telemedicine will initially be through Coventry’s nurse triage service, NT24.

“Employers face rising medical expenses for their workers who can be impacted by inefficient utilization of healthcare resources when seeking care following an injury on the job,” said Kevin Hamm, Kura MD’s chief executive officer. “Kura MD’s goal is to provide injured workers greater access to medical services by offering healthcare via our virtual medical clinic. Individuals with a work related injury can access Kura MD by phone or online via secure video using a smartphone, tablet, or computer 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
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Philips Introduces New teleICU Enterprise Software at ATA 2017

Royal Philips, a global powerhouse in health technology, announced the debut of its eCareManager 4.1 enterprise telehealth software this week at the American Telemedicine Association’s Annual Telemedicine Meeting & Trade Show (ATA 2017) in Orlando, Flordia.

This latest advanced telehealth technology builds on Philips’ “proven success in delivering population health management solutions to help combat shortages of critical care teams by providing actionable insights to help improve outcomes in the most complex patient cases,” the company says.

Additionally, the streamlined workflows of eCareManager 4.1 allow intensivists to provide more efficient care across a larger patient population, allowing for greater scale and potentially reducing operating costs.

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First Look: Medici Launches in U.S. To Change the Way Doctors and Patients Communicate

On Monday, Medici — the next-generation HIPAA-compliant messaging app that enables medical providers and their patients to communicate virtually via text or video — announced its official launch in the U.S. in all 50 states.

“Beginning today, users can invite their existing family physician, pediatrician, dermatologist, dentist, veterinarian, mental health provider, nutritionist and other medical providers to join the Medici platform.” the platform’s makers tell us.

Providers throughout the U.S. can similarly invite their patients to join Medici, which offers a more convenient, accessible and modernized method of communication and represents the latest innovation in healthcare technology.

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World’s Major Showcase of Human-Computer Interaction Research Opens May 6

With the potential for healthcare revolution at the forefront of imagination, a new showcase is set to open next week.

MHW learned today that The Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGCHI) will present “the premier international conference on human-computer interaction” (CHI 2017) in Denver, Colorado May 6-11, 2017.

We’re told that CHI 2017 addresses the use of technology in all areas of life, and brings together people from multiple disciplines and diverse cultures to explore new ways to practice, develop and improve methods and systems in human-computer interaction.

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