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With Healthcare Market Saturated with Tablets, What’s Next for These Devices?

doctor-tablet-opt_0The overall decline of the worldwide tablet market will persist for the remaining months of 2016. But bright skies line the horizon.

For this year, growth (year-over-year) will reach an all-time low of -11.5% and there will be shipments of just 183.4 million units, according to forecast data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.

So when will the turnaround commence?

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Latest Virtual Care Partnership Designed to Help Rural Nebraska Patients

Wound Management Technology Company Closes $40 Million Series A FundingBryan Health and Memorial Health Care Systems have teamed up to launch Memorial eVisit, the first virtual care offering by a Nebraska rural critical access hospital.

The online solution, we’re told, gives community members of rural Seward County, Neb. a new, affordable way to receive a diagnosis and treatment plan from a board certified Nebraska doctor  24/7.

Memorial eVisit, is supported by Bryan Telemedicine, and uses virtual care software from industry leader Zipnosis. The arrangement takes advantage of the virtual care expertise of Bryan Telemedicine and their Nebraska board certified physicians. Bryan Telemedicine physicians will staff the new service, reviewing patient information and making an appropriate diagnosis.

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Telemedicine Leader Taps New CMO for Behavioral Health

400539New talent has been tapped for a key position within an emerging telemedicine company.

MYidealDOCTOR, a leading provider of cloud-based telemedicine and mHealth services, recently announced the launch of on-demand access to behavioral health providers for counseling sessions via video.

“In addition to this exciting new service line, MiD has also welcomed David Buxton, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health,” reads a statement provided to MHW. “The MiD behavioral health solution offers access to behavioral health assessments and providers, including licensed counselors, psychologists and social workers.”
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More Mobile Rewards on Tap for Retail Pharmacy Giant

walgreens-logoOur sister site MMW is reporting Tuesday that Walgreens Balance Rewards members can now apply their loyalty account at checkout through Android Pay.

This ability, we’re told, furthers the convenience of earning and redeeming points and expanding the company’s portfolio of unified mobile payments solutions.

Monday’s formal announcement explains that this latest integration gives the more than 85 million active Balance Rewards members, many of whom use Android devices, another way to earn and use loyalty points in-store, and eliminates the need to separately scan or enter their Balance Rewards card.

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The 13th Annual Partners Connected Health Symposium to Focus on Innovation in Tech-Enabled Healthcare

AGNITY MobileCare Platform Tapped by Tech MahindraAccording to a statement this week from event organizers, the 13th annual Partners Connected Health Symposium is focusing, more than ever, on innovation in technology-enabled healthcare.

This process, organizers say, is fueled, in large part, “by startup companies, entrepreneurs and leading-edge clinicians.”

Once again hosted by Partners Connected Health, this two-day event will take place October 20-21 at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center.

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InTouch Health Expands Telehealth Enterprise Network

Adventist Health Getting Aggressive with TelehealthInTouch Health, a specialty telehealth enterprise network provider, has just announced its entry into tele-physician services as an addition to InTouch’s core services portfolio.

According to this morning’s announcement, InTouch Health’s decision to enter the physician services business comes in response to InTouch Health customer requests for a high-quality, turn-key tele-physician services powered by the InTouch Health telehealth enterprise platform.

Providing comprehensive services to its hospital and health system customers is a “synergistic extension of the InTouch offering,” the company says.
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MIHI Forms 3PointCare, Inc.

AGNITY MobileCare Platform Tapped by Tech MahindraMedina Innovation Holdings, Inc., which is changing its name to Medical Innovation Holdings, Inc., announced Wednesday that it had created a wholly owned subsidiary, “3PointCare” to act as its Management Service Organization, to manage all Healthcare Operations of the Company.

If you’re not familiar, the company’s plan and technical platform utilizes a proprietary tele-health platform that enables rural patients and practitioners access to 16 types of physician specialists directly from the rural physician’s offices.

It benefits patients by eliminating the need to travel long distances to get needed specialist services and it gives the rural physicians immediate access to the services needed to help diagnose and treat their patients in situ. It also handles all administrative duties usually associated with the scheduling and billing for these services and creates additional revenues for these physicians without the traditional accompanying administrative costs.

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