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New Infographic Addresses Connected Health and the Rise of BYOD

With the proliferation of personal technologies, the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) concept is helping to lead the way toward a more integrated model of care delivery that puts the patient at the center and focuses on improved access and better outcomes. For HCPs and patients alike, we’re seeing BYOD on the rise as a “digitally native” generation comes of age and advanced connectivity becomes the norm.

Recently, MHW was privy to a new infographic from Philips that details the rise of BYOD, the benefits of such platforms and key considerations for the industry.

To check it out, take a gander below. Additionally, Randy Hamlin, VP, Segment Leader, Philips Ultramobile recently wrote about the benefits of the BYOD movement. To review his insightful take, click here.

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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).

We’re told that this certification validates that Vibrent’s Learning Health System (LHS) meets government’s most stringent data security and privacy standards.

It also makes the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology platform available to federal, state, and local government agencies as well as commercial customers.

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Valley Home Care Celebrates Low Readmission Rate Via Cardiac Telehealth Program

Valley Home Care, part of Valley Health System in New Jersey, says it is proud to remain at the forefront of cardiac and chronic disease management. And they have reason to remain confident is their ability to stay on the forefront.

For the six months, Valley Home Care says it has achieved a readmission rate of 8.2% over 416 high-risk patients.

“This number far surpasses both the New Jersey state readmission rate benchmark of 16.9% and the national benchmark of 16.7%1,” a media release explains.

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Mobile Innovator Unveils Results of New Healthcare Provider Survey

MobileHelp, a leader in mobile Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS) and healthcare technology solutions, recently reported that nearly 30 percent of healthcare providers have implemented telehealth programs into their clinical operations.

“This data point was part of the results of an extensive survey of healthcare providers conducted by the company,” an emailed statement reads.

What else does the survey tell us? More than 85 percent of healthcare providers not currently using telehealth services see the clear benefit. Of those currently not using telehealth technology, nearly 25 percent reported they are looking to implement it within twelve months.

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Fruit Street Health Raises Additional Physician Funding

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that Fruit Street Health — a digital health and telehealth startup focused on delivering the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program and other chronic disease prevention programs — has raised an additional $3 million.

This is the latest update on funding since the company’s last funding announcement in MedCity News a year ago.

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Reliq Health Technologies Touts Go-Live with Paz Home Health

Reliq Health Technologies Inc. — a developer of mobile health and telemedicine solutions for the Community-Based Healthcare market — has just announced the go-live of its remote patient monitoring and telemedicine solution with Paz Home Health LLC in Texas.

According to the official word, the company has begun enrolling the first of Paz’s >10,000 patients.

The firm expects to add >500 Paz Home Health patients to the platform each month going forward, generating over $6 Million in recurring annual revenue at full deployment.

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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.

eWellness Building Artificial Intelligence Tools, Predictive Analytics
eWellness Healthcare Corporation – a provider of telehealth solutions for clinical practices — has big plans for the remaining months of 2017.

Wearable Technology Can Enhance Long Term Patient Care
Wearable technologies have been widely adopted by consumers to measure and track aspects of health. Bracelets can track steps and calorie burn, clothing can measure heart rate and VO2 levels. While adoption is slower in clinical settings some health care organizations have begun to integrate wearable technologies into patient care to create more opportunities for e-health programs and to create new data availability.

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