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ViTel Net Appoints New Healthcare Executive

ViTel Net, a pioneer and leader in telehealth technology and services, announced this week that Molly Reyna will serve as Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer.

According to a provided statement, she will focus her efforts to further develop market positioning of ViTel Net’s technology solutions and services portfolio, leading business development, marketing and customer engagement.

All told, Molly brings over 20 years’ experience in health care, 17 building telehealth services at hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and commercial organizations worldwide.

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Personal Connected Health Alliance Confirms Ten New Members

The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) announced Tuesday that ten new companies have become members of the Alliance.

Medtronic plc and Verizon have joined at the Strategic Level and will appoint representatives to the PCHAlliance Advisory Council. Verizon currently holds a seat on the Board of Managers.

“Our membership represents the full connected health ecosystem who are focused on the urgent need for consumer-centered connected health in care delivery, including companies addressing critical needs in chronic care, healthy longevity, mobile and analytics capabilities,” said Horst Merkle, Chair, PCHAlliance Board of Managers, and Director of Digital Solutions for Roche Diabetes Care. “PCHAlliance is the catalyst for important collaborations, policy initiatives and innovation supporting technology, pharma and life sciences companies, healthcare provider organizations, major consumer giants and early stage companies alike.”

PCHAlliance is convening market leaders, innovators and industry icons to bring the best thinking, experience and perspective to solving tomorrow’s healthcare challenges. PCHAlliance members represent all sectors of the market, coming together to create the right technologies for remote monitoring and personal health tracking; advance the application of new tools such as behavioral health, data analytics and artificial intelligence; and support the widespread adoption of personal connected health technologies through interoperability and public policy initiatives.

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Nokia Shifts Focus Away from VR and Toward Digital Health

Nokia Corp. announced Tuesday that it will slash approximately one-third of its technologies unit workforce.

The reason? According to a report from MarketWatch, the company is shifting focus away from a “stalling” virtual reality market in order to ramp up its focus on digital health.

“The company said that up to 310 of its 1,090 employees in the unit will be affected by the move, with the majority of jobs likely to be lost in Finland, the U.S. and the U.K.,” the report notes.

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Adventist Health, Rideout Health Finalize Affiliation Agreement

Adventist Health — a non-profit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii — joined with Rideout Health this week in announcing that they have finalized an affiliation agreement.

Rideout Health is a non-profit community health system based in Marysville, Calif., with an acute care hospital, clinics and ancillary services located throughout Yuba and Sutter Counties.

We’re told that the affiliation is subject to final regulatory approvals which are expected by early 2018.

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Reliq Health Technologies Reaches First Major Milestone

Reliq Health Technologies Inc. — a technology company focused on developing innovative mobile health (mHealth) and telemedicine solutions for Community-Based Healthcare — announced today that it now has 1,000 paid subscribers using its chronic care management, remote patient monitoring and telemedicine solution, representing recurring monthly revenue of $50,000/month.

“We are excited to announce that we now have 1,000 patients live on our platform,” said Dr. Lisa Crossley, CEO of Reliq Health. “This is a critical milestone for Reliq as we move forward with our roll out to over 40,000 patients in accordance with our previously-announced contracts with Paz Home Health, LLC (Pharr, TX) and Rio Grande Valley Health Alliance, LLC (McAllen, TX). We expect to enroll at least 1,000 new patients per month through 2018 with these two contracts, which together are worth over US$26 Million annually in recurring revenue at full deployment.”

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First Look: Medecision Acquires AxisPoint Health’s Platform Business

Medecision, a category leader in population health management solutions for risk-bearing entities, tells MHW today that the company has acquired north of 50 clients from AxisPoint Health.

In this transaction, Medecision acquired the clients that currently use CCMS and VITAL, recently rebranded as AXIS. AxisPoint Health’s services businesses, including CarePoint, GuidePoint, and Analytix, are not included in this transaction and remain under management by AxisPoint Health.

This acquisition makes Medecision the largest independent provider of care management platforms and applications in the United States, now supporting over 50 million lives for nearly 100 of the nation’s leading health plans and care delivery organizations.

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Brother Touts New Conferencing Package for Healthcare

On Tuesday, OmniJoin, the web conferencing division of Brother International Corporation, announced the launch of OmniJoin for Healthcare, a powerful telehealth platform designed to meet the unique needs of today’s healthcare organizations.

In addition to supporting remote patient-to-provider interactions, OmniJoin for Healthcare provides a complete web and video conferencing solution for clinical trainings, professional consultations and administrative meetings.

This offering meets the HIPAA requirements under the security rule giving providers confidence their patient protected health information (PHI) is protected and secure.

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