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1Vision Awarded Home Telehealth Contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

1Vision LLC confirmed to MHW today that it has been selected as the only Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) to be awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to deliver home telehealth solutions to U.S. veterans.

The contract includes one base year and four one-year option periods with a maximum value of $258,668,957.

1Vision chose AMC Health, a leading provider of virtual care and remote patient monitoring solutions to implement its home telehealth solution leveraging the robust clinical CareConsole platform.

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Netsmart and American Well Announce Technology Partnership

On Wednesday, MHW learned that Netsmart and American Well, a leading global telehealth solution platform, announced a technology partnership to connect their respective networks, creating a virtually connected healthcare community, enabling collaboration across a network of more than 200 million consumers, 600,000 providers and more than 25,000 organizations.

We’re told that this technology partnership is designed to provide consumers an “unprecedented level of access to real-time quality care across multiple provider specialties.”

The concept of creating a comprehensive network of providers to bring healthcare directly to the consumer not only has the potential to drastically improve health outcomes, but lower costs by empowering providers to deliver care in the lowest acuity setting possible.

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Voluntis and WellDoc Announce innovative Partnership

MHW learned this week that Voluntis and WellDoc — two of the industry’s leading digital therapeutics companies — have inked a commercial agreement aimed at combining Voluntis’ insulin titration technology with WellDoc’s extensive digital coaching platform to create a holistic digital diabetes management solution for patients, providers, health systems and health plans.

From the official word emailed to MHW:

Voluntis developed Insulia, an FDA-cleared, prescription-only digital companion for people and their care teams using basal insulin to treat type 2 diabetes. It provides automated basal insulin dose recommendations for people with type 2 diabetes while enabling the health care team to remotely monitor progress.

The developer of BlueStar® – an FDA-cleared, digital therapeutic for individuals with type 2 diabetes – WellDoc is the first digital health company in the US to conduct randomized clinical trials that demonstrate significant clinical outcomes, as published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented at leading industry conferences. The clinical evidence shows a 1.7 to 2.0-point mean A1C reduction for individuals living with type 2 diabetes who used BlueStar.

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First Look: MEDNAX Announces Acquisition of Neonatology Practice in California

MEDNAX, Inc. announced Wednesday the acquisition of Tri-Valley Neonatal Medical Group, Inc., a private neonatology physician practice based in Van Nuys, Calif.

Tri-Valley Neonatal Medical Group was established in 2002 and employs three full-time and one part-time neonatologists as well as one neonatal nurse practitioner.

We’re told that the practice provides neonatology and newborn nursery services at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.

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First Stop Health Secures New Financing

First Stop Health, a flourishing leader in the telemedicine industry, announced today that it has secured $650,000 in additional financing, through a convertible note.

First Stop Health has now raised a total of $7.85 million in equity.

This financing reflects additional investments in privately held First Stop Health by existing shareholders, and was led by co-founders, Patrick Spain, the Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Mark Friedman, the Chief Medical Officer.

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CRF Health Recognized as One Of The Year’s Most Disruptive Digital HealthTech Companies

CRF Health, a leading global provider of patient-centered eSource technology solutions for the life sciences industry, has just announced that it has been recognized as a leading HealthTech Innovator in the 2017 Global Digital Health 100 Awards.

CRF Health was selected as one of the year’s most disruptive technology companies for its innovative TrialMax® and TrialConsent® solutions, the industry’s first eCOA-native electronic informed consent technology.

Launched in May 2016, TrialConsent is the first hybrid solution to offer eConsent technology and eCOA on a single platform, reducing the need for layering yet another technology in a clinical trial, significantly reducing the burden and complexity for study teams.

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New Devices from GYENNO Technologies Combine IoT and Big Data to Help Parkinson’s Sufferers

The tremors from Parkinson’s Disease afflict millions. While there is no cure, medications help manage symptoms, but patients still suffer from trouble eating, walking and maintaining independence.

But new devices being demoed at CES from GYENNO Technologies combine IoT and Big Data to help Parkinson’s sufferers to maintain a better quality of life. In addition, the data collected by these devices is being shared with researchers to help them better understand the disease.

GYENNO will showcase its med tech/IoT/AI devices at LVCC South Hall 2, Booth 43158, Sands Level 1.

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