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eVisit Allows Doctors to Help More Patients Daily

eVisit Allows Doctors to Help More Patients Daily   telemedicine mHealth eVisit eVisit is a platform that allows doctors to engage with their patients electronically and diagnose or treat them virtually anywhere.

“Doctors and providers can now connect with their existing patients for remote, in-house, in-office, or on the road treatments, and simultaneously facilitate reimbursement for those treatments,” those behind the pioneering platform tell mHealthWatch in a provided statement.

With more people catching even the common cold today, it has become difficult to see one’s doctor unless you have an appointment, on average, about two weeks out.

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Welltok Showcases Latest Innovations at Health 2.0

Welltok Showcases Latest Innovations at Health 2.0   Welltok Health 2.0 CaféWell Health Optimization Platform Michelle Snyder, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Welltok, spoke with mHealthWatch this week at Health 2.0, where her company was in attendance to help people to realize that “there is a fundamental need in the industry for a platform that helps organize the growing ecosystem of condition management programs, apps, wellness programs, tracking devices, content and communities into a holistic consumer experience.”

Welltok is a company that aims to enable health insurers and other population health managers to guide and incentivize consumers to optimize their health.

In particular, Welltok’s CaféWell Health Optimization Platform organizes the growing spectrum of health and condition management programs and resources – such as tracking devices, apps and communities – and creates “personalized, adaptive plans for each consumer based on their health status, benefits and goals.”
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MHW Q&A with CEO of i-Human Patients

MHW Q&A with CEO of i Human Patients   Norm Wu mobile health Health 2.0 CEO of i Human Patients This week at Health 2.0, mHealthWatch was fortunate to connect with Norm Wu, CEO of i-Human Patients, for a quick Q&A.

Given our penchant for picking the brains of knowledgeable industry innovators and visionaries, this was an opportunity for which we were particularly grateful.

Check out the brief interview below.
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Bestselling Health and Wellness Books Are Now Mobile First

Bestselling Health and Wellness Books Are Now Mobile First   Tech tablets smartphones mobile health eBook According to the findings of a new report highlighted Friday in the Guardian, self-published authors have ballooned to account for more than 30% of ebook sales on Amazon.com. What’s more, these authors are now earning more ebook royalties than writers who have been published with the world’s five largest publishers.

In no category, however, is the eBook revolution more apparent than health and wellness.

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Opinion: Sometimes The Best Choice is the Simplest One

Opinion: Sometimes The Best Choice is the Simplest One   opinion Nuance mHealth ICD 10 The following is a guest contributed post from Dr. Nick van Terheyden, Nuance CMIO.

Over the weekend, CMS announced that the Meaningful Use Stage 2 deadline will be extended through 2016 in order to offer more options and greater flexibility to providers for the certified use of EHRs.  In the interest of full disclosure, I found the timing to be strange— a rule published over a holiday weekend seems an odd choice, particularly when it is being touted as a benefit to the industry and the impact on healthcare provider organizations and clinicians, alike, is monumental.

Unfortunately, I think the additional flexibility allotted by this rule is the latest example of the unintended consequences of health IT regulations.  In an effort to make things easier and give healthcare providers more leeway, they have, in fact, made the situation unnecessarily more complex.
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ATA Grades States on Telemedicine Coverage

ATA Grades States on Telemedicine Coverage   telemedicine ATA American Telemedicine Association Did your state get a good grade?

Thanks to the American Telemedicine Association, you can now find out. The ATA is out with a new report that awards “grades” in its “50 State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis.”

In recent days, Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi issued a news release stating that Mississippi was one of seven states to receive an A-grade from the American Telemedicine Association.

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Record Number of mHealth Devices to Ship in Next 5 Years

Record Number of mHealth Devices to Ship in Next 5 Years   Mobile Devices mhealth devices mHealth A new ABI Research report projects that there will be nearly 100 million health monitoring devices shipped over the next five years.

According to the report, this growth is driven by several factors:

  • Apple, Google, and Samsung entering the mobile health market
  • An increasing ability to collect health care data through various devices and share that data with health care providers and payers
  • Consumers’ growing interest in and awareness of how mobile health devices can improve patient care and bolster health-related activities.

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