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Telemedicine Company Adds Lifestyle Behavior Change to Its Thriving Brand

GlobalMed_1467112222mHealthWatch has learned that GlobalMed has just acquired ORCAS, a premier research and development company in the health technology space.

As a result of the acquisition, the Eugene, Oregon-based company will become a wholly owned subsidiary of GlobalMed.

ORCAS has a long history of blending expertise in behavior change science and the mobile user experience to create innovative software applications that empower patients to become active managers of their own health. From 1989 to 2016, ORCAS received over $65 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health’s Small Business Innovation Research arm, which funded over 120 randomized controlled trials.

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Tactio Gets Both ANVISA and CE Mark for TactioRPM App-Enabled Telehealth Platform

risksImagePress Release: Tactio Health Group has registered its TactioRPM app-enabled telehealth platform at both the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) and French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM) for CE Mark Class I. This follows TactioRPM’s registration at the FDA in 2015.

TactioRPM is an app-enabled platform that combines mobile apps (iOS, Android), hundreds of connected health integrations (incl. A&D, Fitbit, Garmin, Roche, Nonin, Omron & Welch Allyn), patient questionnaires, digital coaching programs and HIPAA-compliant messaging. Powering telehealth initiatives from payers, providers and pharma, its wide range of clinical applications includes chronic disease monitoring, population health screening, clinical research and post-acute care.

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Reemo Partners, Teradata Team Up to Deliver Industry-First Health Data to Mission Health

Will the Blue Cross Online Pricing Database Drive Real Change in the Medical IndustryReemo, a company billing itself as being a “complete solution” designed to empower seniors and improve quality of life, has just announced its partnerships with Teradata, a top analytics solutions company, and Mission Health, a network of managed communities offering a range of services to individuals in need of high-quality healthcare and rehabilitation assistance.

According to a media release issued Tuesday, through the use of smartwatches and powerful communication tools, the Reemo System seamlessly provides seniors, family members and caregivers with real-time health and wellness information, while simultaneously allowing health systems to remotely track biometric and behavioral data.

These analytics, we’re told, “assist in care improvement and help identify potential health declines.”
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New Ocean Health Solutions Goes Mobile First

Smartphone Proliferation May Assist with Wider mHealth AdoptionOn Monday, New Ocean Health Solutions — a software design and development company — announced the release of their first offering.

As for the offering in question, it’s a mobile-first, enterprise health and well-being integration and optimization platform designed to connect the disparate parts of the healthcare system.

Customized to meet company needs and designed to power highly personalized Health & Well-being programs, “The Bridge” is accessible through any device, at any time.
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Moving to Modernize Healthcare: AcademyHealth Joins MITRE’s CMS Alliance

Dan-Speece-CMS-ESRD-healthcare-IT-MITRE-heroThe CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH), a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) operated by The MITRE Corporation, has just announced a new partnership with AcademyHealth, a non-profit professional organization dedicated to improving health and the health system by supporting the production and use of evidence to inform policy and practice.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch, the partnership will support efforts to ensure that the latest and best evidence informs the alliance’s work to confront some of the nation’s toughest challenges related to health and health information technology at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).

Building on the two organizations’ missions for healthcare transformation, AcademyHealth’s work in moving evidence into action will support CAMH’s efforts to examine policy changes and their impact and to accelerate the pace of translating scientific discoveries into practice.

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MIHI Touts Expansion of its Market Presence

Strong 2014 So Far for Health IT Mergers and AcquisitionsMedical Innovation Holdings, Inc. announced this week that it recently entered into a Letter of Intent with a Florida-based nutraceutical company (NEWCO).

Under the agreement, we’re told that MIHI will acquire 100% of the assets of NEWCO in a cash and stock transaction valued anywhere from $2.5-$3.5 million.

As part of the deal, NEWCO will provide a proprietary product line with specialized formulations along with Trademark product names.
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Masimo Touts Early Warning Score (EWS) on Patient Monitoring Platform

Masimo Shows Off SafetyNet Surveillance at HIMSS16Masimo announced today the limited market release of Early Warning Score (EWS) on the Root patient monitoring and connectivity platform.

According to this morning’s announcement, EWS aggregates information from multiple vital signs and clinical observations to generate a score that represents the potential degree of patient deterioration.

Root, which works in conjunction with Radical-7 or Radius-7 Pulse CO-Oximeters and Masimo Open Connect (MOC-9) measurements, features Masimo SET Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, rainbow SET pulse CO-Oximetry, Nomoline capnography and gas monitoring, SedLine brain function monitoring, O3 regional oximetry, and SunTech blood pressure and Welch Allyn temperature monitoring.
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