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AT&T Acquiring Straight Path Communications for $1.6B

AT&T and Amdocs Confirm New CollaborationOn Monday, AT&T confirmed plans to acquire Straight Path Communications Inc. in a deal worth a reported $1.6 billion.

According to the report from MarketWatch, Straight Path shareholders are in line to receive $95.63 a share in AT&T stock.

The deal, which may not close for up to a year, “will support AT&T’s leadership in 5G, which will accelerate the delivery of new experiences for consumers and businesses like virtual and augmented reality, telemedicine, autonomous cars, smart cities and more,” AT&T said in a statement quoted by MarketWatch.

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To the Root of Progress: Massena Memorial Hospital of New York Adopts Masimo Root

2864078_MMH_Color_logo_1Masimo announced that Massena Memorial Hospital (MMH) of Massena, New York, has adopted Masimo Root and Patient SafetyNet.

In short, the hospital is integrating Root with wearable rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximeter Radius-7 and Patient SafetyNet to implement a wireless monitoring, patient data automation, and supplemental remote clinician notification system that will be used in all medical-surgical units.

If you’re not familiar, Masimo Patient SafetyNet is a supplemental remote monitoring and clinical notification system that enables information from bedside and tetherless wearable (when used with Radius-7) monitors, which use Masimo SET and rainbow noninvasive blood constituent monitoring technologies, to be accessible from different locations than patients, and relays alarm notifications to clinicians, wherever they may be.

Masimo Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion SET pulse oximetry addresses the challenges of low perfusion and motion artifact that limit conventional pulse oximetry, and has been shown to significantly reduce false alarms and increase true alarm detection, helping allow clinicians to focus on the patients and alarms that need the most attention.

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Eosera to Launch New Product at Audiology NOW! Conference

ear-1355649_960_720There are 18 million people in the US that see a doctor every year suffering from one common condition- earwax impaction.

Earwax can lead to all kinds of problems and is the number one reason that hearing aids fail to work properly.

To combat this problem, Biotechnology innovator EOSERA, Inc. , will introduce their “revolutionary earwax impaction solution” called Earwax MD to hearing aid centers and audiologists at the AudiologyNOW! Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The conference spans April 5th – 8th.
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Sprint Accelerator Announces 2017 Class

Sprint's Wireless Captel Service Now Helps Hearing Impaired on iOSSprint reached out to our sister site MMW on Monday to herald big news from the communications services giant.

Sprint and Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) announced this week the seven companies participating in the fourth annual accelerator program, which continues today through June.

The Sprint Accelerator is located in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City, MO.

“We are very excited for the launch of our restructured program so that the 2017 Corporate Accelerator program can better position our entrepreneurs to meet the needs of our corporate sponsors and, hopefully, develop long-term partnerships,” said Kevin McGinnis, vice president of Pinsight Media+ and managing executive of the Sprint Accelerator.
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Rennova Health Rolls Out Online Portal for Clients and Patients

AmeriHealth New Jersey Turns Attention to TelemedicineOn Thursday, Rennova Health, Inc. — a vertically integrated provider of industry-leading diagnostics and supportive software solutions to healthcare providers — confirmed to MHW the launch of an online portal for clients and patients.

We’re told that this new portal can be accessed from the Company’s homepage or directly here.

Clients of Rennova’s software and revenue cycle management divisions including Medical Billing Choices, ClinLab and its flagship EHR provider Medical Mime are now able to access statements online, view balances, get detailed descriptions of services provided and pay outstanding balances.

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Samsung Health Fact Sheet

Samsung, Pebble Reaping the Rewards of Wearables BoomSamsung Health is the new S Health. It’s packed with all of the features you know and love—track your steps, record your daily activities, get health tips, even challenge friends to fitness goals. Samsung Health adds several new features including telehealth, personalized insights, social capabilities, and a new UI. The service is designed to empower individuals to transform their health, showing trends for various activities, health insights and helpful feedback to create more engagement.

Samsung Health is your mobile one-stop shop for health and fitness

  • Manage your personal health through goals and trackers: Samsung Health’s “Me” feature includes access to over 100 lifestyle, food and fitness trackers to track your progress. Samsung Health features integrated intelligence. “Health Insights” analyzes your activity and gives you the extra push you need to achieve your fitness goals.
  • Connect with people who care: Samsung Health’s “Together” feature includes a steps leaderboard, which allows you to compare fitness goals with your friends and 1×1 challenges to compete against your friends.
  • “Ask an Expert”: A service that makes it easy to connect, via video, to a board-certified doctor.
  • Stay on top of health trends and news: Samsung Health’s “Discover” function features health-related content, updated daily, to help you stay in-the-know on all things health.
  • Keep your personal info secure: Samsung Health utilizes encryption on Samsung devices to keep your data more safe and secure.
  • Get Rewarded too: Samsung Rewards is coming to Samsung Health. Users will get rewarded for getting started with Health Insights and for registering for Ask an Expert.

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Avaya Aims to Drive Smarter Healthcare with Telemedicine Robot

Avaya_Telemedicine_Robot,_Brazil-9b9ce846bc8e9a61a774fadcf2dc65e6_originalProgress in the area of telemedicine has increasingly demonstrated the positive impact technology can have on the relationship between doctors, patients and healthcare institutions.

That’s the admission today from Avaya, a company that, along with its business partner Itscon, is contributing to the progress in patient care with a telemedicine robot that is built on Avaya video conferencing at a large pediatric complex in Brazil.

So how does it work?

Equipped with medical supplies and a fast-charging, two-hour battery, the telemedicine robot is free to roam through the hospital’s corridors and ICU rooms. Through the telemedicine robot, doctors at the Brazilian pediatric hospital can interact via video with U.S.-based hospital specialists and exchange information on patients’ progression — all in full HD imaging.

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