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Former NFL Players Seek to Change Healthcare Across America with EZMD

6ba6e00b12913cdc62183d50cbb6EZMedDirect, Inc. has announced that the company has entered the “murky and confusing” healthcare market with the launch of a convenient and affordable discount medical plan that is available to individuals and families throughout the U.S.

The company is led by a former NFL star and the company is aligning with many other high profile athletes as they market the EZMD Discount Medical Plan across America.

The discount medical plan membership features four valuable benefits including Telehealth, Dental, Vision, and Pharmacy discounts.

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UnitedAg Expands Relationship with Teladoc

Teladoc Services Enter New MarketTeladoc, Inc. has just announced that UnitedAg has expanded the telehealth benefits for its 35,000 insured members to include coverage for behavioral health, dermatology and smoking cessation.

With strong utilization across Teladoc’s wide array of general health services, along with a high percentage of repeat telehealth visits, UnitedAg “sees significant value in providing these additional services to its members,” today’s announcement reads.

“A big part of the value equation that we offer our members and their families is access to cost-effective, high-quality care through Teladoc,” said Kirti Mutatkar, president and CEO of UnitedAg. “Since we joined Teladoc in July 2015, our members have continued to use and rely on their telehealth benefits, so the choice to further expand this relationship is a logical one.”
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Analyte Health and Teladoc Announce Partnership

Teladoc Services Enter New MarketAnalyte Health, Inc., an integrated health care partner that connects patients and telehealth providers with laboratory testing services, and Teladoc, a leader in telehealth, have just announced a partnership that “delivers lab diagnostics services through the Teladoc telehealth platform.”

“The evolution of telehealth has changed the way we receive and deliver care. Our integrated solution enhances diagnostic capabilities for physicians while meeting patients’ growing demands for private and convenient health care,” said Dr. Frank Cockerill, CEO of Analyte Health. “Teladoc’s leadership in the telehealth industry has transformed the approach to care and we are excited to assist them in expanding their services. The partnership between Analyte Health and Teladoc bridges the gap between lab testing and telehealth, and together, we are reinventing the health care experience for patients and physicians.”
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Adventist Health System to Collaborate with Stratus Video

adventist-health-system-to-collaborate-with-stratus-videoWith the stated goal to “better serve limited English proficiency and Deaf/Hard‐of- Hearing patients,” Adventist Health System is partnering with Stratus Video to provide video remote interpretation for easy language access in more than 200 languages in its hospitals.

The use of qualified medical interpreters is associated with a higher quality of care, improved patient satisfaction, reduced communication errors and lower readmission rates for LEP and Deaf/Hard‐of‐Hearing patients.
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Biometric Security Innovator Shines Bright at CES 2017

ces-2017Ahead of the weekend, Goodix announced that it has been named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Winner.

The acknowledgement came in the Embedded Technologies Category for its Live Fingerprint Detection Sensor.

Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

We’re told that this is Goodix’s third CES award, after winning two Innovation Awards for IFSTM and Goodix LinkTM exemplifying outstanding design and engineering in 2016.

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Cool News: ‘VibraCool’ Debuts During Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

home7-01MMJ Labs, LLC, industry leaders in non-invasive pain relief, are set to debut their newest product, VibraCool Massaging Ice Therapy, at the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo in Orlando, Florida.

VibraCool is the wearable pain therapy device that provides “simple, serious relief for IT Band pain, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, and other painful overuse conditions and injuries.”

We’re told that Expo attendees will have the opportunity to experience the instant pain therapy of VibraCool at the booth throughout the event.

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Teladoc CMO Named to National Quality Forum Telehealth Committee

Teladoc Services Enter New MarketTeladoc, Inc., a leader in telehealth, has just announced that Henry DePhillips, chief medical officer, has been named to the newly formed National Quality Forum (NQF) Telehealth Multi-stakeholder Committee.

The news was shared with mHealthWatch on Monday.

If you’re not familiar, NQF leads national collaboration to improve health and healthcare through measurement and other quality innovation initiatives.

Leveraging his experience driving clinical quality initiatives at Teladoc, Dr. DePhillips will work closely with the multi-stakeholder NQF committee to establish a structure for measuring the quality of telehealth encounters and to identify existing and potential metrics that could be used to evaluate the quality of telehealth services.

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