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Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

mPulse Mobile Partners with Harvard Medical School on Texting Program for Medicaid Members
Could targeted and interactive text messages to Medicaid patients improve disease management and boost primary care visits?

Mercom: 2017 Investments in Healthcare IT / Digital Health Remain Robust
Mercom Capital Group — a global communications and research firm — has just released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) / Digital Health sector for the first quarter of 2017.

Mobile App News: Pilates Metrics Tapped by Google For Entrepreneurs
Pilates Metrics has been invited to the Google For Entrepreneurs mentorship program.
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mPulse Mobile Partners with Harvard Medical School on Texting Program for Medicaid Members

Could targeted and interactive text messages to Medicaid patients improve disease management and boost primary care visits?

That’s something Harvard researchers, in partnership with mPulse Mobile, plan to find out. Mobile health engagement leader mPulse Mobile just announced the new effort, which will be tackled in cooperation with researchers at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School (Harvard).

The research will start with implementation of two distinct programs.

“One program will evaluate whether interactive text messaging helps new members select and visit a primary care clinician soon after enrolling,” explained mPulse Mobile in a media release. “The second program hopes to activate members with chronic conditions, such as asthma, to enroll and engage in a disease management program.”

The initiative builds on a known medical fact: of all U.S. health problems, chronic diseases are among the most preventable. Since chronic disease management accounts for 86 percent of the nation’s total healthcare costs, improvements in engagement with the Medicaid population could pay big dividends.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

With mPulse Mobile Program, Poorly Prepared Patient Ratio Plummets
In our final installment of mHealthWatch’s blog series based on the enlightening content and case studies presented in mPulse Mobile’s new Outcomes Report, we’re taking a look at the critically important issue of Patient Compliance.

Mercom: 2017 Investments in Healthcare IT / Digital Health Remain Robust
Mercom Capital Group — a global communications and research firm — has just released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) / Digital Health sector for the first quarter of 2017.
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Patient Pain Management at a Glance

In recent days in Toronto, Intronix Technologies announced plans to launch “Myoguide DOC”, a comprehensive software package designed to help clinicians who inject Botulinum Toxins, such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin to manage their patient’s spasticity and pain.

Myoguide DOC is the first integrated graphics driven patient management system that helps clinicians to document all aspects of their patient’s treatment and outcome tracking, while improving their ability to communicate. Save time, increase productivity, improve communication, and follow patient outcomes, a provided statement explains.

Intronix Technologies Corp. is known for producing the Myoguide™ EMG Guided Injection System, which is designed to help clinicians injecting therapeutic Botox like drugs to manage pain and spasticity.  Myoguide works like a Geiger counter generating sound and signal display to help clinicians locate the optimal sites to inject medication to provide relief to their patients.

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With mPulse Mobile Program, Poorly Prepared Patient Ratio Plummets

mPulse Mobile Proves a Magnet for Funding as Market Demand Swells for itsIn our final installment of mHealthWatch’s blog series based on the enlightening content and case studies presented in mPulse Mobile’s new Outcomes Report, we’re taking a look at the critically important issue of Patient Compliance.

As outpatient services providers know too well, poorly prepared patients cause 21 percent of “procedure no-goes.” In an effort to mitigate this surprisingly pervasive problem of inadequate surgery prep, a large, integrated health system went looking for a more effective solution for preparing patients for outpatient procedures.

The search in question led to the discovery of a solution offered by mPulse Mobile.

According to a recap of the results that followed, the integrated health system quickly realized a vast improvement over the former system utilized, which chiefly consisted of paper mailings and staff phone calls which were expensive and not consistently effective.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

telemedicineHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Improving Portal Adoption Possible with mPulse Mobile Solution
In this week’s installment of mHealthWatch’s new blog series, we’re tackling the challenge of improving portal adoption.

Telemedicine Gets New Team in Toronto
On Wednesday, MHW learned that HouseCallsNow Inc. and SecondOpinionExpert Inc. recently inked a strategic partnership that will “rein in the strengths and synergies of two pioneers in the healthcare and house calls industry.”

Internet of Things World Announces Diverse Agenda for 2017 Conference & Expo
Internet of Things World has just announced its “most diverse” agenda to date.

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ClickAClinic.com to Attend ATA 2017 Telehealth 2.0 Conference

ATA to Host Telemedicine Venture SummitMedia Announcement: ClickAClinic.com®, a Florida-based telemedicine company specializing in a broad range of services, today announced it will exhibit at the ATA Telehealth 2.0 Conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, April 23-25, 2017, at booth #2442.

ClickAClinic.com® will introduce its new ‘DME Deal’ (www.dmedeal.com), one of the most advanced online software platforms for secure and affordable mail-order and durable medical equipment, to more than 6,000 healthcare and industry professionals. DME Deal is the first of an expanding line of technological services that ClickAClinic.com® will roll out in 2017. It offers patients a quick, safe and affordable way to manage healthcare products online from the comfort of their home or office.

“We look forward to unveiling DME Deal at this year’s Telehealth 2.0 Conference which attracts the world’s leading technology companies, experts and insightful speakers,” said ClickAClinic.com® Founder and CEO, Lawrence Bentvena. “Our philosophy on medical consultations and treatment is that everyone should have quick and convenient access to healthcare. Through DME Deal, we’ve been able to accomplish this and empower patients.”

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