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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.

PAI Health, Gen Re Partner To Improve Health Outcomes And Reduce Risk
PAI Health (formerly Mio Global), a health technology company with proprietary science-based algorithms that prescribe exercise for optimal health, has entered into a collaboration with reinsurer Gen Re.

MedX Health Corp. Bulks Up Talent Roster
MedX Health Corp. recently announced that Scott Spearn, an experienced medical device executive, joined the MedX team as President.

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PAI Health, Gen Re Partner To Improve Health Outcomes And Reduce Risk

PAI Health (formerly Mio Global), a health technology company with proprietary science-based algorithms that prescribe exercise for optimal health, has entered into a collaboration with reinsurer Gen Re.

If you’re not famialir, PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence) is a motivational heart-rate based activity metric proven to reduce cardiovascular disease and lifestyle risk.

PAI technology offers insurers advanced behavioural insights and the measurement of individual and population rising risk and health trends.

PAI will work with Gen Re to develop insurance solutions for life and health clients in the global market that drive customer engagement and reduce risk.

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MedX Health Corp. Bulks Up Talent Roster

MedX Health Corp. recently announced that Scott Spearn, an experienced medical device executive, joined the MedX team as President.

MHW has learned that Spearn has successfully built sales and distribution channels for medical devices across Canada, the United States and Latin America.

His focus will be on developing and expanding MedX’s North American and international sales. Mr. Spearn will report to CEO Robert von der Porten.

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ERT Recognized for Supporting Heart Health in Children

MHW learned Tuesday that ERT, a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials, has just announced that it has been recognized by Simon’s Fund with a Big Heart Award. Simon’s Fund is a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the warning signs and conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children.

ERT and its Chief Medical Officer, Robert Kleiman, MD, are being honored for their contributions to the success of Simon’s Fund. Since 2014, every heart screening that Simon’s Fund provides has been equipped with ECG machines donated by ERT. Dr. Kleiman was instrumental in the development of Simon’s Fund’s digital platform, HeartBytes, a first-of-its-kind registry that gathers and disseminates heart screening information to qualified researchers free of charge, for the purpose of advancing life-saving research across the United States.

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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.

First Look: New Analysis Reveals Links Between Payments from Opioid Manufacturers and Physician Prescriptions
Today a new analysis of government data made available to consumers for the first time reveals the relationship between payments made by pharmaceutical companies to physicians, the number of prescriptions arising from physicians who received those payments, and the cost and consequences to consumers as a result.

Pixelworks, Aier Eye Hospital Group Conduct Eye Health Study Identifying Benefits of Improved Smartphone Video Quality
This week, Pixelworks, Inc. — a leading provider of power efficient visual processing solutions — announced the initial results of an ongoing collaborative study and development effort with the China Hunan Aier Eye Research Institute, a part of the Aier Eye Hospital Group of Hunan, China.

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Report: Healthcare IT Executives Face Increasing Pressure to Innovate

Leading into HIMSS18, TEKsystems, a top provider of IT services, has just released data that provides insights into the status of key IT initiatives and central topics of the healthcare-focused event, including security, information exchange and interoperability, data analytics, business/clinical intelligence, and population health.

In addition to identifying the implementation status of mission-critical services, data indicates that while healthcare IT leaders face increasing pressure to innovate, technologies such as IoT and artificial intelligence (AI) are not yet being leveraged to drive innovation.

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MeMD Rolls Out Behavioral Telehealth Services for Businesses and Consumers Nationwide

To improve access to mental health care for employees and consumers across the country, national telehealth provider MeMD has launched behavioral health services through its online platform at memd.me.

“With mental health professionals nationwide, Arizona-based MeMD offers online therapy for depression, anxiety, substance misuse, trauma, marital and family problems, eating disorders, grief, and numerous other emotional and mental health issues,” a provided statement explains.

“The importance of mental and emotional health cannot be overstated, yet access to therapy is limited, and it’s not typically available through employer health plans,” said MeMD President Glenn Dean. “Increasing access through telehealth is the next frontier in behavioral health. Not only does this service help fill a critical counseling gap, but it enables businesses to conveniently and confidentially address their employees’ wellbeing, which can ultimately improve productivity, satisfaction and loyalty.”

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