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Cradlepoint Steps in to Help Children’s Mercy Hospital

childrens_mercy_hospital_adele_hall_campus_kansas_city_mo-_2014Cradlepoint, a leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband, announced today that it is helping Children’s Mercy Kansas City.

Specifically, the Cradlepoint crew is connecting doctors to patients and deliver specialized care to some of the most remote locations in the Midwest.

Children’s Mercy is the only free-standing children’s hospital between St. Louis and Denver, so it serves a massive geographic footprint where patients may not always be able to travel to its facilities and instead require telemedicine services.

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Telemedicine Platform Expands Access to Medical Marijuana

telemedicine-platform-expands-access-to-medical-marijuanaMarijuanaDoctors.com announced today the integration of its new TeleHealth Portal, allowing patients to “easily connect to a certifying physician for a marijuana evaluation.”

Finding a cannabis-friendly physician is often quite challenging and worst for patients residing in rural or conservative areas. Dr. Troy Sasse, an Upstate New York family practitioner, who uses the platform daily, says, “telemedicine is more than a convenient service, for me its rewarding to certify patients, who have been struggling to find a certifying physician in their area.”

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Health Net Connect and iAssay Collaborate on Telemedicine

telemedicineThis week, MHW learned that Virtual health care technology providers Health Net Connect and iAssay are collaborating with National University’s Nurse-Managed Clinic in Watts, Los Angeles to support the clinic’s mission to “improve health care access for residents.”

The clinic project, led by the University with the involvement of various organizations and community groups, is incorporating cutting-edge technologies to support patient health by connecting residents at specially-designated sites with nurse practitioners at remote locations.

The National University Nurse-Managed Clinic, the result of a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the University’s School of Health and Human Service, is based out of National University’s Los Angeles campus.

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Philips, Macquarie University and Emory Launching a First in Australian Healthcare

Australia Looks to Leapfrog U.S. on Digital Health AccessAhead of the weekend, mHealthWatch learned that Royal Philips, Macquarie University’s MQ Health in Sydney and Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia, announced the launch of Australia’s first – and only – remote intensive care unit (eICU) monitoring program, to improve the outcomes of high risk patients in most need of ‘round-the-clock’ observation.

According to a provided release, the partnership uses Philips’ remote intensive care unit (eICU) technology and will see Emory Healthcare intensivists and critical care nurses based onsite at Sydney’s MQ Health.

MQ Health is the first university-led integrated health campus in Australia, which brings together research and clinical care. This care model enables the Sydney-based US clinicians to provide continuous night-time critical care oversight to patients back in the United States during daytime hours, enabling the clinical team to be wide awake as opposed to working at night.

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Takeda Launches Wearable Digital Technology Pilot Program

takeda-pharmaceuticalsOn Monday, Takeda Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of a pilot digital technology program to support patients and physicians with the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

If you’re not famialir, as the organization explained in Monday’s announcement, digital approaches are being used to develop solutions across many sectors of healthcare, with cutting-edge technology elevating and transforming disease diagnostics, measurement, treatment and more.

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mHealth News: The Headlines You Might Have Missed

Wound Management Technology Company Closes $40 Million Series A FundingHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

AirStrip Announces Latest FDA Clearance
MHW has been told that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued 510(K) Class II clearance to a web client for the AirStrip ONE mobile interoperability platform and application that can be run on desktops and laptops using Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.

angelMD Names Winners in Digital Health Challenge
On Tuesday, angelMD announced that 5 digital health startups have been selected as winners of the Digital Health Challenge from submissions across the United States.
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CoolDoctors Sets Sights on Kandy’s Cloud Communications Platform

D-EYE Partners with TreVia to Expand Remote HealthcareNew partners are teaming up to bringing a clearer vision to the ophthalmology industry, saving time and money for patients and doctors.

GENBAND, a provider of real time communications solutions, confirmed to MHW on Thursday a technology development collaboration between Kandy, its cloud communications platform that allows anyone to easily add voice, video, messaging, presence, and collaboration capabilities directly into their mobile and web applications, and CoolDoctors, a top telemedicine platform provider for eye care professionals and ophthalmology practices.

The CoolDoctors cloud-based telemedicine platform and mobile application, with voice, messaging and video features powered by Kandy, is being featured at the Telecom Council Carrier Connections conference September 28 – 29 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
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