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WebRTC Ventures Publishes New White Paper on Telehealth and Video in Healthcare

WebRTC Ventures — a provider of custom, real-time applications with video, voice, and data exchange — has just announced the release of its white paper on the future of video in healthcare and telehealth.

The white paper examines the inherent security advantages of a telehealth application based on WebRTC video technology, and will help healthcare providers educate themselves on telehealth technology using WebRTC video.

WebRTC, an HTML5 standard promoted by companies like Google and the Mozilla Foundation, is designed to be a secure video chat standard, making it particularly useful in telehealth settings where privacy and security are important. Healthcare decision-makers need to be aware of WebRTC technology as they consider customized telehealth solutions.

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AdvancedMD Named Leader in Gartner’s FrontRunners for Mental Health Software Quadrant

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that AdvancedMD — a pioneer in integrated provider/patient workflow for independent medical practices — has earned a Leader spot on Gartner’s FrontRunners for Mental Health quadrant.

The Leaders quadrant includes all-around strong products, offering a wide range of functionality to a wide range of customers.

All told, more than 150 mental health EMR products were evaluated by Gartner, 23 were named FrontRunners, and five, including AdvancedMD, were placed in the Leaders quadrant.
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MedTech Breakthrough Recognizes SnapMD Virtual Care Management

MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market, has just announced that SnapMD’s Virtual Care Management (VCM) enterprise telemedicine platform has been selected as winner of the “Best Telehealth Platform” award as part of the annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program.

The mission of the MedTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of health and medical technology categories, including Telehealth, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records (EHR), mHealth, Medical Devices, Medical Data and many more.

According to the official word handed down on Thursday, this year’s program attracted more than 2,000 nominations from over 10 different countries throughout the world. All nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the medical and health industry.
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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Medicomp Systems for Innovation at the Point of Care

This week, MHW learned that Medicomp Systems — a physician-driven provider of clinically contextual patient data solutions — has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Enabling Technology Leadership Award.

Medicomp’s Quippe was chosen because of its ability to “optimize EHRs for physicians at the point of care.”

If you’re not familiar with the solution, the offering in effect mirrors the way physicians think and work to help them to make sense of all clinical data and enable quicker, more accurate clinical documentation.
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Zeriscope Goes Mobile with Telemedicine Exam Kit

MHW was recently briefed by the team at Zeriscope on their launch of a “portable and cost-effective” Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit — a simple and easy-to-adopt hardware and software tool that combines live video and data streaming technology with remote patient care.

The Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit contains a ruggedized tablet, keyboard and an assortment of exam sensors including blood pressure monitor, a high definition Bluetooth stethoscope, pulse oximeter, 4-lead ECG, otoscope, exam/wound camera and other peripherals as customized for each customer’s requirements. The kit fits neatly into a lightweight bag and is the most compact, portable video-enabled exam kit available for healthcare professionals.
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Medfusion Enables Allergy Partners, P.A. to Improve Patient Experience

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that Medfusion — a leading provider of patient experience solutions — has announced that Allergy Partners, P.A., the nation’s largest single specialty practice with multiple locations across the United States, has chosen Medfusion to provide what’s being described as “a wide range of solutions” to enhance practice efficiency, drive patient engagement and increase practice revenue.

“The world is mobile now,” says Larry Amor, COO of Allergy Partners, P.A. “Our patients expect to be able to seamlessly interact with our practice from their smartphone, tablet, and computer—and they want to be able to do it 24 hours-a-day. The Medfusion patient portal and comprehensive patient payment suite streamlines our in-office workflows while providing the unified and empowering experience we want for our patients.”
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Tech Keeps NICU Families Connected at UC Davis Children’s Hospital

One of the challenges for families with a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is that hospitalizations can be very long and many families are unable to be at the bedside as much as they would like as they return to work and care for other children.

Auspiciously, UC Davis neonatologist Kristin Hoffman and IT technical supervisor George Wu have developed a program for parents to view their infants remotely when they were unable to be in the NICU.

UC Davis Children’s Hospital serves a 33-county area in Northern California, and families often travel long distances to visit their babies in the NICU. In 2014, the Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis awarded a grant to Hoffman and Aaron Bair, now-retired UC Davis Center for Health and Technology (CHT) medical director, to develop this program. The grant included funding to develop training for residents, fellows, nursing staff and respiratory therapists and a series of videos for infants with special needs such as gastrostomy feeding tubes, cleft palate, ileostomies and tracheostomies.

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