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TrendShift Acquires Health Data Intelligence

Physicians Interactive Targets Consumer Health with AcquisitionOn Thursday, TrendShift, LLC announced that it has acquired the assets of Health Data Intelligence, LLC, a SaaS-based healthcare analytics and population health management company based in Columbus, Ohio, serving employers, benefit advisors, medical managers and payers.

The core capability of HDI is its Population Intelligence platform which is a comprehensive population health management solution – a cloud-based SaaS platform that equips clients to more efficiently manage health costs, utilization and care outcomes.

The application employs proven predictive capabilities designed to forecast utilization and cost, perform member risk stratification, and identify care gaps.

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AT&T Aiming to Boost Connections for Internet of Things

AT&T and Amdocs Confirm New CollaborationAccording to an announcement from the telecommunications giant on Thursday, AT&T is working with technology leaders to show how new LTE-M technology will bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to a new generation of devices and markets.

AT&T plans to pilot the LTE-M network in the San Francisco market starting in November.

The company will launch the technology across its commercial LTE network in 2017.

LTE-M technology will connect a wide variety of IoT solutions such as smart utility meters, asset monitoring, vending machines, alarm systems, fleet, heavy equipment, mHealth and wearables.
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HealthTap Aims to Make Virtual Care More Affordable

HealthTap Tapping into TelemedicineHealthTap, a global health practice providing 24/7 immediate access to doctors via video, text or voice, says that Virtual Consults on the HealthTap platform will now be covered by health insurance.

With the dramatic increase in demand for Virtual Care, patients are looking for a quick and easy way to check eligibility and enable insurance coverage.

According to the American Telemedicine Association, more than 10 million patients took advantage of virtual doctor consults last year. A Harris Poll survey revealed that more than one in four U.S. consumers (27 percent) would choose a virtual consult if offered to them.

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Telemedicine Platform Expands Access to Medical Marijuana announced today the integration of its new TeleHealth Portal, allowing patients to “easily connect to a certifying physician for a marijuana evaluation.”

Finding a cannabis-friendly physician is often quite challenging and worst for patients residing in rural or conservative areas. Dr. Troy Sasse, an Upstate New York family practitioner, who uses the platform daily, says, “telemedicine is more than a convenient service, for me its rewarding to certify patients, who have been struggling to find a certifying physician in their area.”

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Connected Health and Wellness Devices Market Set for Big Gains

Connected Health and Wellness Devices Market Set for Big GainsThe demand for wearable medical devices and remote patient monitoring systems is projected to increase over the forecast period through 2024.

The increase is attributed to “the shifting consumer preferences towards a healthier lifestyle thus driving the market growth in the coming years,” reads the report summary today from Radiant Insights.

In addition, the increasing incidences of lifestyle-associated diseases requiring continuous health monitoring, which is expected to lead to an upsurge in the demand for connected health devices over the forecast period.
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CoolDoctors Sets Sights on Kandy’s Cloud Communications Platform

D-EYE Partners with TreVia to Expand Remote HealthcareNew partners are teaming up to bringing a clearer vision to the ophthalmology industry, saving time and money for patients and doctors.

GENBAND, a provider of real time communications solutions, confirmed to MHW on Thursday a technology development collaboration between Kandy, its cloud communications platform that allows anyone to easily add voice, video, messaging, presence, and collaboration capabilities directly into their mobile and web applications, and CoolDoctors, a top telemedicine platform provider for eye care professionals and ophthalmology practices.

The CoolDoctors cloud-based telemedicine platform and mobile application, with voice, messaging and video features powered by Kandy, is being featured at the Telecom Council Carrier Connections conference September 28 – 29 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
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Nebraska Medicine Physicians Report Technological Advantage

Nuance Moving Ahead with Art of Medicine InitiativeNuance Communications recently announced that Nebraska Medicine, after a head-to-head competitive process, chose and implemented Nuance Dragon Medical One as the cloud-based clinical speech recognition platform for its initiative to “get physicians more engaged and satisfied with documentation processes in the electronic health record (EHR) system.”

The results, we’re told, have been staggeringly positive.

According to a provided release, combining Epic’s tools for structured information with Nuance technology allows Nebraska Medicine’s physicians to use their voice to tell the patient’s complete patient story.

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