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ATA 2017: HealthGrid to Showcase Patient Engagement Platform

HealthGrid, a mobile patient engagement leader will exhibit its patient engagement platform at the American Telemedicine Association’s ATA 2017 conference April 23-25 in Orlando, Fla., “focusing on its ability to drive telehealth utilization and improve the patient experience.”

If you’re not familiar, ATA 2017 is the world’s largest telehealth innovation and networking event.

HealthGrid’s patient engagement platform integrates with telehealth platforms and telehealth-specific campaigns for increased utilization. It assists providers in achieving returns on their telehealth platform by driving telehealth utilization and automates campaigns for patients eligible for telehealth for readmission management and value-based care initiatives.

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New AASM Sleep Select Video Platform Accelerates Telemedicine Integration

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine introduced AASM Sleep Select, a streamlined telemedicine system that enables sleep medicine professionals, accredited sleep centers and durable medical equipment (DME) providers to rapidly improve patient access to care by integrating secure video visits.

AASM Sleep Select is a sleek, state-of the-art system comprising the two elements that are essential for a quick entry into telemedicine: a HIPAA-compliant, web-based video platform and a patient self-pay feature that facilitates convenient, secure payments.
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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

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

With mPulse Mobile Program, Poorly Prepared Patient Ratio Plummets
In our final installment of mHealthWatch’s blog series based on the enlightening content and case studies presented in mPulse Mobile’s new Outcomes Report, we’re taking a look at the critically important issue of Patient Compliance.

Mercom: 2017 Investments in Healthcare IT / Digital Health Remain Robust
Mercom Capital Group — a global communications and research firm — has just released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) / Digital Health sector for the first quarter of 2017.
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Mercom: 2017 Investments in Healthcare IT / Digital Health Remain Robust

Mercom Capital Group — a global communications and research firm — has just released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) / Digital Health sector for the first quarter of 2017.

Mercom’s comprehensive report, if you’re not familiar, covers deals of all sizes from across the globe.

Venture capital (VC) funding, including private equity and corporate VC, in the Health IT sector almost doubled quarter-over-quarter, coming in at $1.6 billion in 165 deals compared to $845 million in 159 deals in Q42016.

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Invertex Raises $2 Million in Seed Funding Round to Develop Retail Footwear Technology

Media Announcement: Invertex, an early stage Israeli fashion-tech company that delivers cognitive, connected, omnichannel measure-to-fit footwear solutions, announced the closing of its $2 million seed funding round. The round was led by Jerusalem-based equity crowdfunding VC OurCrowd through its OurCrowd First early stage fund. Permoda, an international leading retail & fashion group also participated in the round, together with prominent angel investors.

Invertex is a leading provider of scan-to-fit guided shopping experience platforms that combine advanced 3D-digitization and deep-learning technologies to deliver tailored solutions for in store, at home and online audiences. Invertex’s comprehensive platform enables retailers to significantly improve their online sales-capabilities by lowering returns by empowering customers to trust and enjoy their e-commerce experience. The company’s clients also have the capacity to tailor their existing product lines to their customers’ specific needs.

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Virtual Reality Pioneers Unveil Meditation App for Better Health and Wellness

Virtual Reality's Role in Healthcare Continue to GrowThe following is a guest contributed post from Michael Brock of VRJournal.

Jennifer Lastra of 360 Immersive and Colleen Fletcher of Wholistic Beauty Boutique are making waves with their latest creation.

The two pioneering women “have combined cutting edge technology with time honored traditions to bring consumers this innovative approach to their total health and well-being.”

What we have, in short, is a VR guided meditation app – MyVRguru.

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Desert Oasis Healthcare Establishes Center for Research and Healthcare Innovation

University Health Shreveport LSU Health Tap TelePREOPDesert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC), a California-based Physician Group within the Heritage Provider Network, announced Wednesday the establishment of a Center for Research and Healthcare Innovation (DCRI).

Created in collaboration with partner Altura, the DCRI is designed to build upon the long-standing clinical trial resources at DOHC.

By implementing Altura’s Study Engagement Platform, DCRI will expand DOHC’s capabilities to support observational studies, healthcare technology assessments, and patient and healthcare provider (HCP) quality surveys.
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