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Medicaid Members in New Mexico Now Have Access to Virtual Therapy

Medicaid Members in New Mexico Now Have Access to Virtual TherapyAccording to a 2013 survey released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, New Mexico leads the nation in the highest rates of mental illness. While New Mexico may have the highest rates of mental illness, they have only 11 psychiatrists per every 100,000 people.

While not everyone who requires short-term or long-term therapy or psychiatric care is suffering from a mental illness, access to the mental healthcare can be a challenge, particularly for those who live in rural areas.

This is why the recent announcement that Molina Healthcare of New Mexico will now offer their more than 220,000 Medicaid members access to virtual therapy and psychiatric care through MDLIVE is such great news.

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ZibdyHealth Unveils New Way to Safely Consolidate, Manage Health Records

ZibdyHealth Unveils New Way to Safely Consolidate, Manage Health RecordsmHealthWatch was briefed this week by the team at Zibdy, Inc. on the launch of their secure and free DIY tool within ZibdyHealth application.

The resource in question makes it possible for users to consolidate medical records using Microsoft Azure.

According to a provided statement:

Following the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, Zibdy, Inc. has announced that their platform – ZibdyHealth – addresses and provides a solution to a key goal of the ACA and HITECH act – consolidation and exchange of Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

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University of Washington: Some of The Most Popular Mobile Healthcare Apps Are Not Easy For Blind Smartphone Users to Access

University of Washington Some of The Most Popular Mobile Healthcare Apps Are Not Easy For Blind Smartphone Users to AccessIn March of 2014, a group of researchers at the University of Washington evaluated 9 of the most popular mobile health apps to see if they were compatible with programs such as iPhone’s VoiceOver. They found that all 9 apps were not, meaning that blind users cannot currently benefit from such apps.

iPhone’s VoiceOver program, and similar programs for other smartphones, are designed to allow blind users access to their smartphone or notebook—most often by “reading” the screen features from left to right.

While it is fairly simple for programmers to develop their applications within compliance of such programs, for many these tools simply aren’t on their radar, Medical Press reports.

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Dell’s Ongoing Commitment To Healthcare Technology Leads to a New Chief Medical Officer

Dell’s Ongoing Commitment To Healthcare Technology Leads to a New Chief Medical OfficerDell Services has long been committed to the goal of improving healthcare by use of information technology. It is for this reason that Dell has a Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) division lead by Vice President and Global General Manager Sid Nair.

In a recent announcement, Dell shared that they have appointed Nick van Terheyden, M.D., former Chief Medical Information Officer of Nuance Communications, as the new Dell Healthcare & Life Sciences Chief Medical Officer.

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Exco InTouch Scores Patent for ‘Groundbreaking’ mDNA Tech

Exco InTouch Scores Patent for 'Groundbreaking' mDNA TechExco InTouch, a provider of digital patient engagement and data capture solutions for clinical research and healthcare providers, received some  good news in recent days.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch on Wednesday, the firm has been granted a US Patent corresponding to its mDNA technology.

mDNA, in short, is an automated management tool that seamlessly identifies, distributes and manages patients and their mobile device interactivity in clinical and healthcare programs.
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Partners Launch New Game-Changing Virtual Care Service

Partners Launch New Game-Changing Virtual Care ServiceThis week, UMass Memorial Health Care is making waves with the forthcoming launch of virtual physician visits for diagnosis and treatment of common health concerns.

The organization tells mHealthWatch in a provided statement that the central Massachusetts health care leader “has partnered with Zipnosis, a Minneapolis- based company, to provide an online diagnosis and treatment service that will connect patients to UMass Memorial clinicians online to receive prompt, high-quality virtual care for common medical conditions, such as sinus infections, colds and flu, female bladder infections and pink eye.”

Starting in October any of UMass Memorial Health Care’s 12,900 employees who have a UMass Memorial provider will be able to use the new service The health care system hopes to offer it to the general public in early 2016.
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etherFAX, Secure Exchange Solutions Raising The Bar for Healthcare Communications

etherFAX, Secure Exchange Solutions Raising The Bar for Healthcare CommunicationsetherFAX has just inked a new partnership with Secure Exchange Solutions, a health information service provider.

The result of the coupling, we’re told, is the extension of fax capabilities to The Direct Project in a “Direct to fax; fax to Direct” environment.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch:

A leader in Direct secure messaging, Secure Exchange supports scalable, standards-based methods for participants to send authenticated, encrypted health information. etherFAX’s partnership with Secure Exchange bridges the gap between Direct messaging and fax, and expands the footprint of the etherFAX network to include the hundreds of thousands of Direct-enabled hospitals and physicians nationwide.

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