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Report: Majority of Parents Plan to use Telemedicine for Pediatric Care

On Wednesday, new findings were released by Nemours Children’s Health System that show 64 percent of parents polled have used or plan to use telemedicine within the next year for their child.

The survey, Telemedicine in America 2017: Parents Use of Virtual Visits, found that only 15 percent of parents have tried these services, but a strong majority is receptive to online doctor visits for common childhood ailments and routine well-child visits.

“As parents look to raise children with accessible and evidence-based health care, telemedicine can be a convenient and high-quality option for busy families,” said Gina Altieri, CPA, Senior Vice President and Chief of Strategy Integration for Nemours. “Even though use of telemedicine is climbing slowly, our findings show that we are on the cusp of a breakthrough in adoption as families are becoming more interested and accepting of receiving care virtually.”

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ATA 2017: HealthGrid to Showcase Patient Engagement Platform

HealthGrid, a mobile patient engagement leader will exhibit its patient engagement platform at the American Telemedicine Association’s ATA 2017 conference April 23-25 in Orlando, Fla., “focusing on its ability to drive telehealth utilization and improve the patient experience.”

If you’re not familiar, ATA 2017 is the world’s largest telehealth innovation and networking event.

HealthGrid’s patient engagement platform integrates with telehealth platforms and telehealth-specific campaigns for increased utilization. It assists providers in achieving returns on their telehealth platform by driving telehealth utilization and automates campaigns for patients eligible for telehealth for readmission management and value-based care initiatives.

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New York’s Cohero Health Names New CEO

MHW learned Thursday that Cohero Health – a digital health company that is transforming respiratory disease management through smart mobile technology – has just named Joe Condurso as its new Chief Executive Officer.

According to a provided statement, Condurso will lead the next stage of Cohero’s growth and expansion.

Cohero has pioneered the integration of medical devices, mobile technology, and software to help people with respiratory ailments measure lung function, track medication usage, and connect with their doctor, empowering patients to better manage their conditions.

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Virtual Reality Pioneers Unveil Meditation App for Better Health and Wellness

Virtual Reality's Role in Healthcare Continue to GrowThe following is a guest contributed post from Michael Brock of VRJournal.

Jennifer Lastra of 360 Immersive and Colleen Fletcher of Wholistic Beauty Boutique are making waves with their latest creation.

The two pioneering women “have combined cutting edge technology with time honored traditions to bring consumers this innovative approach to their total health and well-being.”

What we have, in short, is a VR guided meditation app – MyVRguru.

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BIOMEDevice Healthcare Conference to Feature Involution Studios’ Principal

Global IoT in Healthcare Market Set for Big GainsMHW learned today that Juhan Sonin, an internationally-recognized innovator in the healthcare industry, will be a featured speaker at the BIOMEDevice Conference on Wednesday, May 3.

We’re told that Sonin will be speaking about his revolutionary Healthroom concept, using sensor technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT), to transform our home bathrooms into a diagnostic healthcare environment.
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Cloudy Days Ahead: IDC Sheds Light in New Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker

Op-Ed Can the Cloud Make it Rain Cost SavingsAccording to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 9.2% year over year to $32.6 billion in 2016.

We’re told that vendor revenue for the fourth quarter (4Q16) grew at 7.3% to $9.2 billion.

Cloud IT infrastructure sales as a share of overall worldwide IT spending climbed to 37.2% in 4Q16, up from 33.4% a year ago.

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NuggMD Expands Services to New York

statue-of-liberty-267948_960_720On April 18, NuggMD, a California-based leading telemedicine portal that connects qualified medical marijuana patients with licensed physicians’ online, will extend their services across New York.

“They are the first company to put forth a bold effort to combat the policies that currently severely restrict access to medical cannabis, despite it being legal in the state,” the company reported this morning.

In 2016, NuggMD assisted more than 40,000 California patients to obtain an online medical marijuana consultation with a licensed physician and with their launch, the company is excited to enable participating New York physicians to provide convenient and efficient care to patients statewide.

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