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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Digital Health Platform Innovator

Frost Sullivan Recognizes Digital Health Platform InnovatorBased on its recent analysis of the healthcare data interoperability market, Frost & Sullivan has just recognized Validic with the 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership.

Validic’s Digital Health Platform, if you’re not familiar, is a cloud-based data interoperability platform that facilitates the “fluid and secure transfer of health information” from a multitude of digital sources to key healthcare stakeholders, including providers, payers, health IT vendors, pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs).

This ability to enable a seamless connection to health insights from diverse data sources including in-home clinical devices, consumer health applications, biometric sensors and fitness wearables makes Validic the most comprehensive and advanced connected health solution presently available in the market.

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PokitDok Launches Eligibility, Pricing Estimate Services

PokitDok Taps Lemhi to Lead Oversubscribed 34M Series B RoundIn its stated mission to power the business of healthcare, today at the American Telemedicine Association Annual Conference, PokitDok introduced a suite of Pharmacy Benefit and Eligibility tools.

Through three new Application Programming Interfaces (API), PokitDok now gives physicians, EMRs and other digital health innovators a “consolidated view of patient prescription plans, qualified formularies, in-network pharmacies, and related financial information.”

This level of real-time digital access provides insight into which medications are covered by a member’s insurance plan before prescribing, ensures those drugs are available for pick up from a qualified pharmacy, and subsequent payment is processed accurately.

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AGNITY MobileCare Platform Tapped by Tech Mahindra

AGNITY MobileCare Platform Tapped by Tech MahindraAGNITY Global, a provider of cloud based clinical communications and solutions for healthcare providers, announced today that AGNITY MobileCare Platform has been selected by Tech Mahindra for enabling enterprise-grade HIPPA compliant patient monitoring and health collaboration applications as a part of its M-Health Solution.

Tech Mahindra M-Health solution enables 24X7 remote health management and monitoring of patients in post discharge and chronic care scenarios and has been designed to improve the quality of patient care regardless of distance or setting.

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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

mHealth News Here’s What Happened This WeekHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

First Look: CHCF Invests in mPulse Mobile to ‘Better Serve Californians in the Safety Net’
The California Health Care Foundation’s Health Innovation Fund announced this week that it is making a $725,000 investment in mPulse Mobile.

AZOVA Announces ‘Comprehensive’ Telemedicine Platform
On Monday morning, mHealthWatch learned that AZOVA is set to unveil the most “robust, cost-effective, easy-to-install” telemedicine platform available.

63 Percent of Hospitals and Health Systems Surveyed Have Now Deployed Smartphones
On Wednesday, Spyglass Consulting Group released its most recent healthcare study entitled Large-scale Smartphone-based deployments enable hospital-wide communications.
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Op-Ed: Making Technology Work for Nurses

Op-Ed: Making Technology Work for NursesThe following is a guest contributed post from Aparna Bala, AirStrip’s Clinical Transformation Consultant.

Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations (American Nurses Association, 2014)

Nurses are on the frontlines delivering care and ensuring that a patient’s safety and best interest remain at the center of care. Key nursing values promote a holistic approach to patient care – one that incorporates not only clinical responsibilities, but also compassion, cultural sensitivity, situational awareness and tech savviness.

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First Look: CHCF Invests in mPulse Mobile to ‘Better Serve Californians in the Safety Net’

mPulse Mobile Proves a Magnet for Funding as Market Demand Swells for itsThe California Health Care Foundation’s Health Innovation Fund announced this week that it is making a $725,000 investment in mPulse Mobile.

The CHCF Health Innovation Fund invests in health care technology and service companies addressing needs identified by health care delivery system payers and providers.

mPulse Mobile is a mobile technology provider that enables health care organizations to reach and engage patients to improve health and business outcomes.

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BaseHealth, TriVita Launch Personalized Wellness Care

BaseHealth Partners With Patronus MedicalBaseHealth, a predictive analytics company for healthcare, today announced a partnership with TriVita, a leading North American health and wellness company.

Through the partnership, we’re told that BaseHealth’s comprehensive assessments will power TriVita Shield, a new personalized wellness program.

The TriVita Shield wellness program will be introduced to its core market of over 300,000 members this July. It will then be featured in a multi-channel advertising campaign for the US and Canada rolling out in the fall of 2016.

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