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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.

Docent Health Selects mPulse Mobile to Scale and Deepen Their Personalized Healthcare Journeys
On Thursday, the official word was handed down that mPulse Mobile, a leader in mobile health engagement solutions, and Docent Health, the industry powerhouse in helping health systems manage and grow customer relationships, have solidified a new partnership.

Stayhealthy Trims the Fat in Modern Healthcare with Innovation That’s Off the Scale
It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it. That somebody, in this case, is stayhealthy. A healthcare solutions pioneer for the mobile age, the company is addressing what is undeniably among the biggest problems in all of healthcare today — excess body fat.

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Docent Health Selects mPulse Mobile to Scale and Deepen Their Personalized Healthcare Journeys

On Thursday, the official word was handed down that mPulse Mobile, a leader in mobile health engagement solutions, and Docent Health, the industry powerhouse in helping health systems manage and grow customer relationships, have solidified a new partnership.

We’re told that Docent Health recognized the value of interactive and targeted text messaging as an effective method to maintain a trusted channel of communication with patients at scale and turned to mPulse to incorporate their innovative mobile engagement technology into their communication strategy to drive engagement, retention, and customer advocacy.

Docent Health leverages multiple messaging capabilities from mPulse Mobile. By using a combination of real-time conversations, pre-scripted communications and responses, and rules based messaging triggered by a wide range of use cases e.g. time, date, recurrence and consumer profile, Docent Health is able to get consumers the right information at the right time and develop strategic campaigns that support patient engagement and growth strategies.

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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.

Stayhealthy Leverages Pop Culture to Achieve Healthier Outcomes for Brands and Consumers
As difficult as it may be for some companies in the industry to admit, healthcare can be perceived as being exceedingly boring — especially for those of us needing to take appropriate steps to improve our own health.

Santa Clara Family Health Plan Taps Healthx Mobile Engagement Suite to ‘Engage and Activate Their Members’
This week, Healthx, Inc. — a leader in cloud-based digital engagement solutions for healthcare payers — announced a new partnership with Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP), a local, public, not-for-profit health plan dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of Santa Clara County, California.

PresenceLearning Expands Its Battery of Offerings
PresenceLearning, a leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, is announcing an addition to the research base for the equivalency of remote psychoeducational assessments featuring the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales, Second Edition (RIAS-2).

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Philips launches FocusPoint for the Healthcare Industry

Royal Philips — a global leader in health technology — announced today the debut of FocusPoint, a network application management system to help improve biomedical and IT department productivity.

We’re told that the new technology provides operational alerts and statistical data to support the entire health ecosystem, from the IT department to the biomedical staff, allowing providers to increase system uptime and reduce costs associated with maintaining and servicing Philips medical devices, applications and networks.

As the centerpiece of Philips remote-enabled services, FocusPoint builds on Philips’ leadership in patient monitoring with solutions tailored to specific customer needs, and integrating with the provider’s existing IT and biomedical systems and procedures.

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Stayhealthy Leverages Pop Culture to Achieve Healthier Outcomes for Brands and Consumers

As difficult as it may be for some companies in the industry to admit, healthcare can be perceived as being exceedingly boring — especially for those of us needing to take appropriate steps to improve our own health.

Despite the fact that apps and mobile devices are now cornerstones of human entertainment, most apps and digital resources pertinent to healthcare somehow manage to suck all the fun and coolness straight out of our apps and mobile gadgets.

The vast majority of digital tools produced for our benefit simply aren’t entertaining or engaging enough to hold our interest. In the absence of games, celebrities, or cute cats, can you blame us for losing interest? Unfortunately, however, when we lose interest, we also tend to lose our chance at making real and lasting progress.

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Zipnosis Appoints Dr. Lisa Ide as New Chief Medical Officer

Zipnosis, a virtual care technology leader, announced Tuesday that Dr. Lisa Ide will be the company’s new chief medical officer.

Dr. Ide succeeds Dr. Rebecca Hafner-Fogarty, who will continue to serve as senior vice president of policy and strategy, MHW confirmed.

Dr. Ide joined Zipnosis in 2016, as the company’s medical director – a role in which “she touched every part of the business.”

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Children’s National Health System Taps Artifact Health Mobile Query Platform

MHW learned Monday that Artifact Health, which provides a mobile app that streamlines the physician query process, has been selected by Children’s National Health System, ranked among the top 10 children’s hospitals and #1 in the nation for Neonatology by U.S. News & World Report, to improve the quality of patient records and ensure full reimbursement for services.

Children’s National, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation’s children since 1870.

According to Alec King, Children’s National EVP and Chief Financial Officer, “Artifact’s mobile query solution gives physicians an easier way to respond to CDI and coding questions that add greater specificity to the patient’s record. We wanted to ease the burden on our physicians, so they could spend less time on administrative tasks and more time on patient care.”

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