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Cloudbreak Health Joins StartUp Health’s Global Army of Health Transformers

Cloudbreak Health, LLC, a leader in telemedicine solutions, has been chosen to join the elite StartUp Health Academy for Health Transformers and digital health entrepreneurs.

According to the official word emailed to MHW this week, StartUp Health’s platform is focused on coaching and supporting entrepreneurs to foster digital innovation to transform health on a global scale.

“Simplifying and humanizing healthcare is at our core and we are proud to be selected by StartUp Health to join a community working towards these shared goals,” said Jamey Edwards, CEO of Cloudbreak Health. “Partnering with StartUp Health allows us to benefit from their experience in helping companies like ours scale effectively while being able to collaborate with other StartUp Health portfolio companies via our marketplace of healthcare solutions, as well as our application-programming interface (API) and software development kit (SDK).”

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Media Announcement: Congressman and Frontline Health Care Workers to Discuss What is Needed to End Opioid Crisis

Last month, President Trump said the country’s opioid crisis “is a national emergency.” He went on to say, “We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money” to counter opioid addiction. But, what has happened? Is money being appropriated? What is needed? What would the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill do to federal programs aimed at stopping addiction?

On Monday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m. (NOTE: new time) in the National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Co-Chair of the House’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus, will be joined by three frontline healthcare workers to discuss the opioid crisis and the lack of parity between mental health and physical healthcare. They will call for action by Congress and the Trump Administration and will offer their reaction to the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Graham-Cassidy bill earlier in the day.

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HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award Asia Pacific 2017 Winners

MHW recently learned that HIMSS Asia Pacific and Elsevier have confirmed the winners of the fifth Asia Pacific HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award 2017.

This Award, if you’re not famialir, recognizes outstanding achievements and innovations globally in the usage of health information technology.

“This year, submissions were received from eight countries for the two categories – ‘Outstanding ICT Achievement’ and ‘Outstanding ICT Innovation’. Deploying cost-effective innovations that have wide-reaching impact on patient care, particularly in countries with rural populations, is a highlight in some of the submissions,” the official word reads.

Overall, the four winners from hospitals in China, India, Australia and Taiwan – all first-time recipients – demonstrated how their innovative use of information communication technology (ICT) has improved patient care.

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Cyclo-Sphere Mobile is Off to the Races

Pioneer Electronics Inc.’s Cycle Sports Division has just announced what it calls Cyclo-Sphere Mobile — a new iPhone® application created to support cyclists riding with Pioneer’s line of Single Leg and Dual Leg Power Meters.

Cyclo-Sphere Mobile app is an extension of Cyclo-Sphere, Pioneer’s free online cloud service created for after-ride analysis.

The new app takes primary ride data collected in Cyclo-Sphere and reformats it for mobile use with a simple-to-use interface that is fast, powerful and available on the cyclist’s iPhone. Cyclo-Sphere Mobile features three new functions exclusive to the new app: Segment Analysis, Ranking and Training Assist.

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CRF Health Augments Global Reach

MHW learned this morning that CRF Health, a leading global provider of patient-centered eSource technology and service solutions for the life sciences industry, is officially opening their Romania office and welcome to the helm a new VP of Global Services, Adina Tapalaga.

We’re told that Romania has a growing life sciences sector, offering strong technical competence, and CRF Health’s expansion in the region aligns with its commitment to providing customers with cutting edge patient-centric solutions where and when they need them.

The new site will be an integrated part of the global business and include research and development for CRF Health’s product lines, and expanded customer service capabilities. The Romania operation has already brought considerable opportunities to the region with the office employing a current staff of forty, and which is expected to grow to over a hundred by the end of 2017.

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Stratus Video Opens New Facility to Support Sustained Company Growth

On Wednesday, Stratus Video — an industry leader in innovative video interpretation and telehealth solutions — announced that it’s opening its third US office.

Stratus Video’s new Center of Excellence, located in Dallas, Texas, “will support the company’s expanding base of healthcare customers by providing additional customer service representatives and medically certified interpreters.”

We’re told that in addition to supporting the region’s Limited English Proficiency (LEP) population, the new facility will bolster the local economy by creating nearly 200 jobs over the next 12 months.

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BioSensics Receives Grant Funding from the NIH in Pursuit of Important Goal

BioSensics, a leader in developing wearable sensor technologies for clinical research and medical applications, has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop HDWear, a novel telecare solution for Huntington’s disease.

“HDWear, powered by BioSensics’ PAMSys sensor technology, will enable continuous remote monitoring of Huntington’s disease motor symptoms,” this morning’s official announcement reads.

If you’re not famialir, Huntington’s disease (HD) is a hereditary neurological disease that causes progressive nerve degeneration in the brain and affects approximately 30,000 individuals in the United States.

HD is characterized by multifaceted symptomatology including motor, cognitive, and psychiatric symptoms, which begin insidiously and progress over many years.

The 2-year project builds on pilot work performed in collaboration with the University of Rochester Medical Center and Teva Pharmaceuticals and published in the Journal of Huntington’s Disease (2016, Vol. 5, pp. 199-206). The study demonstrated a novel wearable sensor solution for remotely monitoring the severity of upper extremity chorea in Huntington’s disease.

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