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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

mHealth News Here’s What Happened This WeekHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

SMS Technology Helping to Improve Patient Care and Retention
Currently, no-shows for scheduled medical care cost the healthcare industry over $150 billion each year. On top of that, there are always areas of opportunity when it comes to ongoing patient and physician communication. That’s where the latest offering in the healthcare space comes into play.

2015 mHealth Summit Theme Will Be ‘Anytime, Anywhere: Engaging Providers and Patients’
This year’s mHealth Summit theme has been announced as “Anytime, Anywhere: Engaging Providers and Patients.”
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Top Honors Go to HealPros the Global Summit on Health Technology and Education

Top Honors Go to HealPros the Global Summit on Health Technology and EducationAll eyes are on HealPros.

The first-ever Global Summit on Health Technology and Education was held this week in Atlanta, Georgia.

As expected, the event united hundreds of attendees, and afforded 20 health care companies from across the country the opportunity to present their health care solutions to an esteemed panel of knowledgeable and accomplished judges.
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SMS Technology Helping to Improve Patient Care and Retention

SMS Technology Helping to Improve Patient Care and RetentionCurrently, no-shows for scheduled medical care cost the healthcare industry over $150 billion each year. On top of that, there are always areas of opportunity when it comes to ongoing patient and physician communication. That’s where the latest offering in the healthcare space comes into play.

Meet the Bandwidth App Platform, which supports ProviderTech, a unique and separate mobile health platform. Healthcare professionals work with ProviderTech’s CareSMS platform in order to connect with patients via SMS messaging.

It can be used to perform functions such as sending a text message reminder of an upcoming appointment, but can also be used to do far more.

ProviderTech allows physicians to send personalized text messages to their patients, regarding everything from disease prevention, healthcare management, and alerts to any pertinent information—such as an outbreak in their local area. The text messages are two-way, meaning that the patient can respond directly if they have further questions or concerns.

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MEDNAX Acquiring vRad to Advance Teleradiology and Telemedicine Ambitions

MEDNAX Acquiring vRad to Advance Teleradiology and Telemedicine AmbitionsThis week, the folks at MEDNAX — a national medical group specializing in neonatal, anesthesia, maternal-fetal, pediatric cardiology and other pediatric physician services — announced its latest acquisition.

Designed to help advance the firm’s teleradiology and telemedicine ambitions, the company is acquiring Virtual Radiologic Corporation (vRad), a leading radiology physician services and telemedicine company.

The price tag for the purchase? A cool $500 million.
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NEC Introduces Smart Telehealth Solution Portfolio at ATA 2015

NEC introduces smart telehealth solution portfolio at ATA 2015NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a technology integrator of networking, IT biometrics and communications solutions, has something new to show off.

This week, the company is busy talking up Telecare, powered by CareClix.

NEC Telecare is a “comprehensive enterprise-focused continuum of telehealth services that delivers smart technology options which enable organizations to execute practical, scalable and measurable end-to-end telehealth-programs.”
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Telehealth Partnership for COPD Remote Patient Monitoring

Telehealth Partnership for COPD Remote Patient MonitoringOn Thursday, mHealthWatch caught up with the folks at Nonin Medical, inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring.

The organization tells us that it has just partnered with IDEAL Life, a Toronto-based leader in remote health management solutions.

Based on the details of the partnership revealed, IDEAL Life will integrate the Nonin Model 3230 Bluetooth Smart wireless finger pulse oximeter into its latest telehealth platform.
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Samsung and Mybitat Working to Enhance Quality of Life for Seniors

Samsung and Mybitat Working to Enhanced Quality of Life for SeniorsOn Wednesday, mHealthWatch was briefed by the folks at Samsung Electronics and Mybitat (an AGT Group company) about their plan for joint development of an “innovative smart home solution aimed at helping the elderly remain in their own homes longer and enhancing individual quality of life.”

While Samsung certainly needs no introduction, if you’re not yet familiar with Mybitat you may soon be. The company is a self-described startup focused on “Internet of Things” (IoT) technologies.

Together, the freshly formed partners will jointly develop technology that combines advanced sensors, cloud-based software and behavior analytics to monitor an individual’s daily routine and wellness.
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