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Heritage Health Solutions Touts URAC Re-accreditation

Heritage Health Solutions, Inc. (Heritage), a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, announced today that the company has achieved Full URAC Accreditation pursuant to Core 3.0. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. By achieving this status, Heritage has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.

Heritage Health Solutions, a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), provides health care delivery and management, pharmacy services, medical cost containment, and telemedicine to federal, state, county, and municipal agencies.

Heritage provides healthcare administrative services including custom healthcare solutions designed around the needs of their customers. The services augment the customers’ ability to administer programs by providing healthcare to their respective customers.

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First Look: Personal Connected Health Alliance Enhances Continua Test Tool

On Wednesday, The Personal Connected Health Alliance announced it has approved a new Continua Test Tool (CTT), adding in several new enhancements based on its Continua Design Guidelines.

The Continua Design Guidelines and the new CTT continues to scale enabling authentic clinical-grade interoperability and now includes chronic disease remote monitoring for diabetes care, hypertension, heart failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

The Continua Test Tool helps PCHAlliance members achieve Continua Certification for their products ensuring that their data is clearly understood within an electronic health record (EHR).

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PDi Communication Systems, Inc. Launches Next-gen Interactive Patient Devices

On Tuesday, MHW learned that PDi Communication Systems Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer of healthcare-grade entertainment solutions, is ready to continue its mission of improving patient experience with digital technology.

In recent days, the company formally unveiled a new brand of interactive patient touchscreen televisions coined medTV.

medTV delivers a meaningful digital experience designed around the patient.

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Mvix Touts Brand Experience Solution for Healthcare Providers Mvix

Mvix, a leading provider of content-rich digital signage solutions, has just announced the launch of a custom Brand Experience Solution for healthcare providers.

The solution, we’re told, engages patients via an integrated communication strategy – on site at the medical practice and online on social media.

According to the official word emailed to MHW:

The goal is simple: an integrated communication approach will showcase the practice on social media and within the office to reinforce the brand, practice philosophy, and educate the patient, thereby improving profitability. Considering 87% of health care visits are to physician offices, this holistic approach to branding improves the online dominance of the practice and extends this to patients on site at the office.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Named New York’s Top Hospital By U.S. News & World Report

This morning, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital — one of the largest and most comprehensive academic medical centers in the nation — is ranked New York’s No. 1 hospital for the 17th consecutive year (and No. 8 in the United States).

This distinction came in the published report from U.S. News and World Report’s annual survey of “Best Hospitals,” published online this morning.

The hospital has been once again included in the prestigious Honor Roll, which recognizes national excellence in multiple specialties.

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Reliq Health Technologies Touts Go-Live with Paz Home Health

Reliq Health Technologies Inc. — a developer of mobile health and telemedicine solutions for the Community-Based Healthcare market — has just announced the go-live of its remote patient monitoring and telemedicine solution with Paz Home Health LLC in Texas.

According to the official word, the company has begun enrolling the first of Paz’s >10,000 patients.

The firm expects to add >500 Paz Home Health patients to the platform each month going forward, generating over $6 Million in recurring annual revenue at full deployment.

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Connecting to Patients and Each Other Through Technology

The following is a guest contributed post from Dr. Pamela Fadul, an anesthesiologist affiliated with Palomar Health in California.

As an anesthesiologist, my goal is to make the hospital a better, more efficient place to work so that I may provide the best possible care to my patients from the moment they come under my supervision. As part of this, improving a patient’s health record – and our access to it – by using effective mobile technology is an important step to providing holistic care. With nearly half of a physician’s day devoted to administrative tasks, it feels as though the time we clinicians can spend with our patients is getting slimmer and slimmer. Consequently, we want the precious time we have with our patients to be valuable and ensure them that their concerns are being heard and addressed in an efficient manner.

The right technology can help us achieve this seemingly impossible feat of pausing our chaotic schedules and making the most of our valuable face-to-face interactions with patients. Every moment is critical in nurturing a strong patient-physician relationship, and effective tools can help to make a patient’s experience more personable and worthwhile.

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