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AARP, J.P. Morgan Asset Management Create ‘Innovation Fund’

AARP, J.P. Morgan Asset Management Create 'Innovation Fund'AARP and J.P. Morgan Asset Management have announced the formation of the “AARP Innovation Fund.”

This initiative is being hailed as a first of its kind investment fund with approximately $40 million in assets that will provide capital to innovative companies focusing on improving the lives of people 50-plus.

As the sole third party investor in this fund advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, AARP will make direct investments in innovative companies that meet its mission and strategic goals.

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Op-Ed: Innovating Interoperability in Healthcare

Op-Ed  Innovating Interoperability in HealthcareThe following is a guest contributed post from AirStrip authored by Mony Weschler, Senior Director Applications Strategy & Innovation of Montefiore Information Technology.

Innovation in healthcare is critical; it helps enhance quality patient care and improves workflow drastically. However, to encourage the innovation we need in healthcare, a cultural change across the industry is required. Collaborations across the healthcare industry need to occur to improve current processes, and to ensure the patient is the priority in everything we do. The changes we make should encompass this mantra and focus on putting the patient at the center of quality care.

There is a tremendous amount of innovation happening across the country. Startups and innovators are working to tackle these tough challenges in healthcare by brainstorming creative ideas and inspiring new solutions. Interoperability challenges, however, can create bottlenecks that detract from potential breakthroughs and hinder the piloting process. True transformation requires access to data from the entire longitudinal patient record, overcoming the isolation and silos of traditional healthcare.

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AcuteCare Telemedicine Tapped for Promising New Telestroke Program

AcuteCare Telemedicine Tapped for Promising New Telestroke ProgramGeorgia-based Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is improving treatment for stroke patients with the launch of a new Telestroke program.

According to an announcement shared this week, the program in question allows neurologists to remotely evaluate patients around the clock through real-time conferencing with a Telerobot monitor.

“This new collaboration with Emory Saint Joseph’s is sure to have a significant impact on the patients and communities we serve,” a news release from the organization reads.
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Digital Technology a Game Changer for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Digital Technology a Gamechanger for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseDigital technology is being deployed at a rapid pace in the war against  chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

In recent days, Novu announced it has been tapped by Minnesota HealthSolutions Corporation (MHS) to partner in the development of a digitally-delivered program to motivate and monitor people with COPD.

Many of the millions of people affected by COPD are not able to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in a clinical setting, and the program, delivered through the Novu platform, will enable them to complete home exercise more easily. The program will be evaluated in a controlled human study at the Mayo Clinic.

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TactioRPM Touts FDA Registration

TactioRPM Touts FDA RegistrationmHealthWatch has learned that Tactio‘s remote patient monitoring platform TactioRPM is now registered at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Class 1 Medical Device Data System (MDDS).

If you’re not familiar, TactioRPM combines science-based mobile apps, web tools, HIPAA-compliant secured cloud services and vendor-agnostic connected health device integrations to allow clinicians to view patient generated data remotely, provide educational content and engage patients in a new mobile-centric, connected healthcare relationship.

TactioRPM also serves up a set of APIs for healthcare organization to build further data integration, process automation and specific applications.
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eRounds, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Team Up for mCase Exchange Community

eRounds, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Team Up for mCase Exchange CommunityIn connection with the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), eRounds has just announced the creation of mCase Exchange — a private eRounds community.

The community in question is available exclusively to CNS members.

mCase Exchange will be officially introduced to CNS members at the upcoming CNS Annual Meeting next week in New Orleans, which is centered on the theme “Mentorship: Service, Education, Progress.”
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AEON, Authentidate Shift Focus to Telehealth-Based Genetic Counseling

AEON, Authentidate Shift Focus to Telehealth-Based Genetic CounselingThe team at Authentidate tells us that they have just partnered with AEON Clinical Laboratories to nationally launch Cancer Detect Profile, a 38-gene cancer genetic test coupled with telehealth-based genetic counseling for the prescribing physicians.

“The test is designed to identify patients with increased risk of colorectal, breast, pancreatic, ovarian, gastric, melanoma, stomach and other cancers,” the company says.

Cancer Detect Profile analyzes mutations in a patient’s DNA and RNA within a panel of 38-genes associated with cancer.

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