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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.

According to a statement emailed to MHW, the software created by Acuity Link is a comprehensive discharge workflow tool allowing health care institutions to better manage discharges by innovating the process of booking non-emergency transportation.

This helps healthcare institutions to run more efficiently and dramatically improves patient experience, clinical outcome and bed utilization.

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Study Finds Maternity App May Lead to Healthier Pregnancies, Outcomes

The Wyoming Department of Health alongside Wildflower Health announced today that research published in Telemedicine and e-Health shows that Medicaid patients who used mobile maternity app WYhealth Due Date Plus were “significantly more likely to have a first trimester prenatal visit, and experienced reduced incidence of low-birth weight babies.”

We’re told that Wildflower Health’s application includes educational information on pregnancy and connects app users with relevant health care and community resources.

Study results suggest that use of the WYhealth Due Date Plus application was associated with a statistically significant increase in the completion of prenatal visits at least 6 months before delivery—an important HEDIS measure and milestone in ensuring a healthy pregnancy and delivery. A Medicaid member was estimated to be 76% more likely to have a 6-month or more prenatal visit if she was an app user.

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Is Mobile Wayfinding The Hot New Thing for Patients?

Making your way in the word today takes everything you’ve got.

Wait, that’s the theme from Cheers.

Actually, however, it’s also the mantra of mobile-focused technology geniuses who realize that patients need help more often than not when it comes to finding the location of a new doctor or healthcare facility.

And some organizations are jumping on this emerging practice sooner than others. Case in point: Piedmont Healthcare, which now offers guests a mobile wayfinding platform providing step-by-step directions to any destination within Piedmont’s hospitals and related points of interest such as urgent care locations or doctors’ offices.

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First Look: Weight Loss Department at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Launches Mobile App

On Monday, mHealthWatch learned that the new Zappix app (which is fully HIPAA compliant), now provides patients of Lahey’s Center for Medical Weight Loss who call from a smartphone with a visual call experience when scheduling an appointment, getting additional information, or speaking with a clinic specialist.

“By offering this app to our patients we take patient engagement to the next level and provide an improved patient experience,” said Amanda Powell, MD Director of Medical Weight Loss at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. “Our patients will now have an alternative and convenient way to access the information and services they need to stay on track.”

According to the official word this morning, any contact with the Weight Loss Center made through the mobile app is much shorter than one made via a traditional voice call, is simple to use and offers additional Omni-Channel Support options that are not available during a standard voice call, such as filling in a form or watching a video.

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New App Aims to Revolutionize Personal Training

This week at the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Las Vegas, Jotega LLC is launching their highly anticipated Trainer Network app.

“Apps have helped changed the face of the health and fitness industry in recent years,” those behind the new offering tell us. “However, despite the advancements, there is still a gap between personal trainers and their clients. Trainer Network aims to change that and modernize personal training.”

The CEO of Jotega LLC explained why they have chosen to launch their app at IDEA World: “IDEA World is a giant platform for fitness companies. It provides an excellent launch pad we, as a company, need to kick start our apps. With tens of thousands of fitness professionals in one place; we hope to use IDEA World as the ultimate proving ground to gauge the effectiveness, value, and interest level of our apps.”
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eClinicalWorks Rolls Out Telehealth Solution on healow Mobile App

eClinicalWorks, a leader in healthcare IT solutions, confirmed to MHW today that the telehealth solution is now available on the company’s Health & Online Wellness (healow) mobile app “to provide patients with live video visits.”

We’re told that this TeleVisits feature is integrated within the eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) offering and all information submitted or shared by patients using this solution can be imported into the EHR.

This supports workflow, clinical research and improves patient satisfaction with access to care whenever and wherever it’s needed.
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Birth Control App Launches in Michigan

Nurx, makers of a birth control app, are offering new users up to two months of free birth control with the promo code ‘MICHIGAN’ today until June 30th.

We’re told that the telemedicine startup and mobile health platform makes birth control and PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis) more accessible to everyone through an app.

New users will receive a $30 credit, which equates to up to two months of free birth control with the promo code. After choosing their birth control type and brand, users answer a few questions and enter their shipping and insurance information for a licensed physician to review. Once the review is complete, the doctor will issue and fill the prescription, which will be delivered to their home at no additional cost.

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