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Maternal Instincts: MEDNAX Announces Latest Acquisition

MEDNAX, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Greater Nashville Perinatology, PLC, a private maternal-fetal medicine physician practice based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Established in 2009, Greater Nashville Perinatology employs one physician, seven sonographers and five non-clinical associates.

According to a provided release, the practice specializes in care for expectant mothers, including those with high-risk and complicated pregnancies, by providing consults, various diagnostic testing including percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS), ultrasounds, genetic counseling, inpatient services, and deliveries.
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24/7 Kid Doc Announces Telemedicine Installation in Georgia Schools

24/7 Kid Doc, Inc. — a healthcare company providing Telemedicine solutions to public schools at no cost — has just announced that it has established a second pilot program, this time with the Montgomery County School District in Georgia.

Training on the Company’s proprietary Connect-a-Doc Telemedicine system was completed May 30th by Dr. Noberto Benitez, the company’s Medical Director.

“75% of what I can do in an office visit, I can do with Telemedicine, hundreds if not thousands of miles away from the patient,” said Dr. Benitez.
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Minnesota Timberwolves, Fitbit Announce Partnership

MHW learned today that The Minnesota Timberwolves, as part of a series of summer announcements highlighting a new era for the organization, have formalized a new three-year partnership with Fitbit, a leading global wearables brand.

According to a provided statement, Fitbit is now the “Official Wearable” and “Official Sleep Tracker” of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx and Iowa Wolves in a partnership that extends to the court, arena, back-office and fans.

In short, Fitbit will provide access to devices to all three teams, including business and basketball staffs, offering personalized insights that can be used to gain a competitive advantage and improve performance throughout the organization.
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Golden Opportunity: Harbor Health Systems Networks Receive Approvals for Telemedicine

The Golden State is welcoming Harbor Health Systems, a One Call Care Management company.

The organization has just announced that it is one of the first companies to receive approval from the California Department of Workers’ Compensation to offer telemedicine through its medical provider networks (MPNs).

“This approval is a positive step forward in improving access to high quality care for injured workers,” said Linda Lane, president of Harbor Health Systems. “We can now offer the capability to patients and to payers to search the Harborsys MPN provider directory and find high performing physicians who offer telemedicine, or to be directed to these physicians by our Medical Access Assistant staff. The telemedicine capability and the ability to find physicians who offer this service is especially important in rural areas, as well as to make care immediately accessible twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.”
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AlayaCare Aims to Push the Innovation Boundaries of Home Care

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that Toronto-based AlayaCare — a leading provider of home care software — has achieved two milestones for health innovation: Mars Innovation Partnership – Procurement by Co-Design Grant; and the development of a patent pending in machine learning.

As a leading provider of home care software, AlayaCare has what it says is “a vision to improve health outcomes by employing advanced technology solutions, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and optimization to improve health outcomes, improve access to healthcare and bring efficiency of operations to providers of home care.”

“Virtually every home care provider struggles with lack of caregiver staff, compressed financial margins and inefficient scheduling operations. This project tackles all three,” says Adrian Schauer, CEO of AlayaCare. “We are excited about the positive impact this project will have on both home care services and the lives of personal support workers.”
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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.

FitBliss Rolls Out FitProductivity on Salesforce
FitBliss, a leading corporate wellness platform for millennials, just announced at the Chicago Salesforce World Tour Event its newest platform application, FitProductivity for Salesforce, which “boosts sales, service, and marketing performance based on fitness apps and wearable data.”

PulsePoint Touts Programmatic Solution for Healthcare Marketers
PulsePoint, a leading global programmatic advertising platform, is making history. Our sister site MMW has learned that the company has just announced its year-to-date European revenue has more than doubled as compared to 2016.
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New York Comprehensive Medical Care Introduces Online Medical Service

New York Comprehensive Medical Care, Long Island’s “premiere Primary Care and Cardiology clinic,” announced today the launch of Pilip Healthcare.

The offering is dubbed as “an affordable and convenient online medical service.”

We’re told that patients will benefit from access to an immediate connection to a doctor within the comfort of their homes, anytime and anywhere.

“Pilip Healthcare comes at a time of skyrocketing insurance costs and increasing difficulty in securing physician appointments,” the company tells us.
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