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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.

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.

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.

Programmatic Health Council Simplifies Programmatic Advertising for Healthcare Marketers
On Tuesday, MHW learned that The Programmatic Health Council (PHC), a healthcare marketing advocacy organization, has released a glossary created to help clarify programmatic advertising terminology for healthcare marketers.

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First Look: MIPI Alliance to Host DevCon Event

MHW learned today that The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, is dishing details on its forthcoming developers conference, MIPI DevCon Hsinchu City.

The one-day event, hosted in Hsinchu City for the convenience of developers in Taiwan’s vibrant technology sector, “will provide education, technical training and a networking forum for implementers of MIPI specifications. ”

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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.

Walgreens Touts New Center for Health & Wellbeing Research
Recently, Walgreens announced the launch of its Center for Health & Wellbeing Research, a website that features more than 50 Walgreens outcomes studies completed over the past six years. Areas of research include access to care and patient experience, adherence and clinical outcomes, digital health and member engagement, health care costs, HIV and specialty pharmacy, vaccinations and more.

IDC: Growth in Wearables Shows No Signs of Wearing Out
International Data Corporation (IDC) expects the popularity of wrist-worn devices – including watches and wrist bands – will continue to drive the wearables market forward. Meanwhile, lesser-known wearable products, such as clothing and earwear, will experience market-beating growth in the years to come.

Verizon Unveils Third Annual State of the Market: IoT Report
Verizon has just unveiled its third annual State of the Market: IoT Report that explores the business value of IoT through original and third party research, and highlights examples of how organizations are using IoT for diverse applications in healthcare such as tracking drug shipments from factory to pharmacy to prevent counterfeit drugs, theft, and product damage, an emailed statement confirms.

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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.

New Report Examines Consumer Sentiments on Virtual Reality
With virtual reality becoming a fixture in the healthcare space, many are wondering if consumer interest in VR is keeping pace with the deployment of this technology across many landscapes.

Indica MD Brings a Medical Marijuana Telehealth Platform to California, New York
MHW can now confirm that IndicaMD.com has officially launched to provide patients in California and New York a new source for medical marijuana.

Yorktel Touts Removal of ‘Historic Barriers’ to Telemedicine Adoption
On Tuesday, Yorktel unveiled what it calls Univago Healthcare Edition (Univago HE) — a “transformative addition to its enterprise video services platform, built specifically for healthcare.”

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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.

Doctor On Demand to Cover Video Visits At No Cost for Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey
MHW has learned that Doctor On Demand will be extending support to all those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.

IDC: Basic Trackers Take a Back Seat as Smartwatches Accelerate
Are smartphones seeing a new wave adoption boom of epic proportions? That seems to be the suggestion today from IDC.

Garmin Shows Off First Touchscreen Hybrid Smartwatch
On Thursday, Garmin International, Inc. announced the vívomove HR, a hybrid smartwatch with activity tracking, Elevate wrist-based heart rate, smart notifications and a touchscreen display.

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Vidyo Integrates with Allscripts FollowMyHealth Patient Engagement Platform

Vidyo, an integrated video collaboration technology leader, announced Tuesday that Allscripts — an agnostic provider of electronic healthcare record technology — has chosen the Vidyo.io platform to power virtual consultations directly embedded into the FollowMyHealth patient portal.

The on demand video visits can be launched directly from the patient portal workflow, simplifying remote consultations between physicians and patients.

“Allscripts strives to continually provide a fully engaged patient platform, giving patients and their families the ability to stay connected to their physicians, allowing them to be active contributors to their care,” said Kim South, General Manager of Allscripts. “Vidyo’s integrated video collaboration platform embedded into the Allscripts FollowMyHealth workflow is the ideal solution for patients and physicians to conveniently connect face-to-face over the web or our mobile app.”

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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.

Hospital Visits to be Quicker Thanks to New App, Technology
Acuity Link, a technology company that assists hospitals and medical transport providers through automation of non-emergency transport bookings, officially announced today the availability of their new cloud-based software.

Big Leap Forward for Vibrent Health’s Precision Medicine SaaS Platform
MHW learned Monday that Vibrent Health’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) precision medicine platform was granted Authority to Operate (ATO) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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