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First Look at Connected Health Conference Main Stage Lineup

On Thursday, The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) announced the first round of keynote speakers for the 2017 Connected Health Conference (CHC17).

Once again this year, the touted lineup includes sought-after experts and visionaries in distinct areas of health and wellness, who will bring their unique perspective to the conference theme, The Connected Life Journey: Shaping Health and Wellness for Every Generation.

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CirrusMD Closes $7 Million Series A Funding

MHW learned this week that CirrusMD, which offers a text-first approach to telemedicine for large health systems and insurers, has just closed a $7 million Series A financing led by Colorado Impact Fund.

The effort was joined by Bootstrap Incubation, Three Leaf Ventures, Rockies Venture Fund, Service Provider Capital, Sand Hill Angels, and New York Angels.

If you’re not familiar, the Denver-based company specializes in working with large health systems, integrated delivery networks, and health plans, particularly those focused on value-based care models.
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Only 17% of People Rank Health-Related Sectors as Most Innovative

Americans are flagging the need for more healthcare innovation, according to a recent Klick Health survey of 1,012 adults, conducted by Maru/Matchbox.

According to a report summary provided to MHW, only 17% of consumers polled in the 2017 Klick Health Consumer Survey on Healthcare Innovation currently perceive health-related industries as being the most innovative, out of 18 industries examined.

Specifically, pharmaceuticals & biotech, health & wellness, and hospital sectors lagged considerably in perceived innovation behind consumer electronics, telecommunications, and media & entertainment.
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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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BioBeats Inks UK Distribution Agreement with AXA PPP Healthcare

BioBeats, a digital health and artificial intelligence group, announced today it has entered into an agreement with AXA PPP healthcare to offer its interactive wellbeing platform and app, Hear and Now, to its UK corporate clients.

“Hear and Now has specifically been selected by AXA as its digital healthcare platform due to its demonstrated ability to help users manage their work-related stress, wellbeing and fatigue,” the official word reads.

Founded in 2013, BioBeats has developed its revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and software based on evidence-based stress management to target wellbeing in the workplace.
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Partners in Digital Health Launches Blockchain in Healthcare Today

Partners in Digital Health, a communications and publishing group, has launched Blockchain in Healthcare Today, its newest portfolio title.

Blockchain in Healthcare Today, we’re told, will assist the healthcare industry and its leadership in sharing the objective evaluation of proof of sustainable, integrated blockchain implementation and deployments across the healthcare continuum through proven, and scientifically validated evidence.
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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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