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Boston College and Heads Up Health Join Forces

New Partnership Between Logicalis Healthcare Solutions And Ascendian Healthcare ConsultingOn Wednesday, mHealthWatch learned that Heads Up Health, a leading consumer software for personal health data analytics, announced their collaboration with top-tier research university, Boston College.

Through this collaboration, Heads Up Health has licensed intellectual property developed by Boston College to “enable healthy people or individuals with chronic ailments to instantly calculate their glucose-ketone index (GKI) and track their GKI values alongside other vital health metrics.”

According to this morning’s announcement, Dr. Thomas Seyfried of Boston College is optimistic about the partnership.
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Online Doctor Visit’s Revolutionary Approach to Medicine has Reduced Hospital and Urgent Care Visits

Will the Blue Cross Online Pricing Database Drive Real Change in the Medical IndustryMedia Announcement: The topic of healthcare in America has become one of the most complex and debated issues in recent history. The bottom line for too many Americans is that they are still left without the health insurance coverage they need in order to access proper medical care that is within their budget. US physicians say that an unfortunate side-effect of this scenario is that hospital emergency rooms and urgent care type facilities have become flooded with patients who need care but who don’t have health insurance.

Not only has this led to overworked medical staff at emergency care locations, but it also has had the undesirable effect of a lower quality of care for all patients. Providers with a long waiting list have less time to devote to individual patients, and not just those who are uninsured. Emergency rooms are now brimming with patients who do not have life threatening illnesses or injuries, but who do not know where else to turn.

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International Medical Group Touts New Medical Services in UK

Innovative Mobile Monitoring Solution Coming to the UKWhen travelers become seriously ill or injured away from home, access to medical care during transportation to the hospital or home can be vital.

That’s the keen understanding articulated in a news release this morning by International Medical Group (IMG)– a leader in global benefits and assistance services.

The company, we’re told, provides this additional level of support and security through its newly formed UK-based medical unit.

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Cowen Confirmed as Co-Host for Digital Health CEO Summit

Cowen Confirmed as Co-Host for Digital Health CEO SummitOn Monday, mHealthWatch learned that Cowen Group, Inc. will be a co-sponsor, along with The Wharton School and Rock Health, of the Digital Health CEO Summit in San Francisco, taking place tomorrow (Tuesday, March 21st).

If you’re not familiar, the Digital Health CEO Summit is an annual invitation-only event that brings together senior management from top digital health companies for a day of panels, roundtables, and insightful conversations.

“It is a privilege to be co-sponsoring such an important event, allowing vital collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst some of healthcare’s leading entrepreneurs,” said Jeffrey M. Solomon, President of Cowen. “The intersection of healthcare and technology is a primary focus at Cowen. We have oriented our franchise to embrace the adoption of innovative science and digital medical services across the healthcare ecosystem as traditional sectors converge to create new paradigms for connected, data-driven care.”

For more info on the Digital Health CEO Summit, click here.

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Access to Philips Respironics EncoreAnywhere Data Improves Physician Monitoring of Patient CPAP Therapy

Philips RespironicsSomnoware, a top provider of digital health technology, announced ahead of the weekend that Philips Respironics, a global leader in the sleep and respiratory markets, has signed an agreement to grant direct access to all CPAP usage data stored in their EncoreAnywhere patient management system with consent from the physicians or health system.

“This data is fully accessible to independent and network practices alike via the new Somnoware care management module,” a media release notes. “By having access to this data, physicians can use Somnoware to setup their patients with CPAP devices faster and provide them with better long-term care.”

When using the Somnoware DME module, the DME company receives an order from the physician to have a patient set up with a CPAP device and sends the setup data to the EncoreAnywhere.

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Accenture Becomes Newest Member of The StartUp Health Network

StartUpHealthAhead of the weekend, mHealthWatch learned that StartUp Health, which is “organizing and supporting a global army of Health Transformers,” has a new supporting member.

Accenture, one of the world’s leading professional services companies, has joined the exclusive StartUp Health Network.

This builds on momentum from the HealthTech Innovation Challenge that was hosted at the StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco in January 2017.

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Impact Pediatric Health Announces Winners of Startup Pitch Competition at SXSW

A Healthy Choice for Moms at SXSW 2017This week at SXSW, Impact Pediatric Health named Keriton and Luminopia as the two winners of its SXSW Interactive pediatric healthcare innovation pitch competition.

Keriton, the digital health winner, is focused on improving breast milk for NICU babies.

Luminopia, the winner in medtech, is focused on visual and neurological care using virtual reality.
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