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Online Doctor Visit’s Revolutionary Approach to Medicine has Reduced Hospital and Urgent Care Visits

Will the Blue Cross Online Pricing Database Drive Real Change in the Medical IndustryMedia Announcement: The topic of healthcare in America has become one of the most complex and debated issues in recent history. The bottom line for too many Americans is that they are still left without the health insurance coverage they need in order to access proper medical care that is within their budget. US physicians say that an unfortunate side-effect of this scenario is that hospital emergency rooms and urgent care type facilities have become flooded with patients who need care but who don’t have health insurance.

Not only has this led to overworked medical staff at emergency care locations, but it also has had the undesirable effect of a lower quality of care for all patients. Providers with a long waiting list have less time to devote to individual patients, and not just those who are uninsured. Emergency rooms are now brimming with patients who do not have life threatening illnesses or injuries, but who do not know where else to turn.

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SADA Systems to Host an Executive Summit on Transforming Healthcare

sada systemsMedia Announcement: SADA Systems will host an event this month in Los Angeles about how cloud computing technologies are being used to empower care teams, advance patient care and optimize healthcare operations. The event is being sponsored by Microsoft and SADA Systems, a Microsoft Gold Partner and award-winning global leader in providing business and technology consulting services that transform organizations through cloud-based solutions. Dr. Thomas C. Lee, Director of The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, will give the keynote speech.

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Success of MyTelemedicine Mirrors Rapid Growth of Telemedicine Industry

Bloomberg Telemedicine Market Doubled in Four YearsEscalating healthcare costs combined with a dearth of qualified physicians, limited access to medical care in rural areas, and an aging Baby Boomer population continue to drive the growth of the telemedicine industry nationwide. As employers and consumers embrace this new delivery model for healthcare services, Texas-based digital healthcare technology company MyTelemedicine has established a strong presence in the marketplace, positioning itself to become an industry leader.

Annual revenues for the global telemedicine market in 2015 topped $23 billion and are expected to nearly triple to more than $66 billion by 2021, Mordor Intelligence reports. The improved ability for doctors to consult with patients via telephone, email or video conference through telehealth providers lets doctors reach a larger patient population, while also reducing costs for consumers, who may otherwise choose to visit an emergency room or urgent care center for diagnosis and treatment.

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Brightree to Showcase Interoperability with Next Generation Patient Experience at HIMSS

himss17-logoPress Release: During next week’s HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., Brightree®, a leading provider of cloud-based software to improve clinical and business performance of post-acute care companies, will join CommonWell Health Alliance®, a not-for-profit trade association focused on fostering nationwide health data exchange, and Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to demonstrate an innovative, person-centric interoperability experience.

The demonstration will take place at booth #9000 during the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase: Where IT Connects Everything. The Interoperability Showcase is a premier experience for HIMSS attendees that demonstrates health information technology data exchange through production-ready standards, on:

  • Monday, Feb. 20, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.;
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Banner Health Reduces Hospital Admissions by Nearly 50 Percent Managing High-Cost Patients by Leveraging Philips’ Telehealth Program

press-releasePRESS RELEASE: Building on a successful pilot study to demonstrate how telehealth solutions can support connected  health initiatives and better manage care for patients with multiple chronic conditions, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) and Arizona-based Banner Health today announced results1 showing significant decreases in both patient healthcare costs and hospitalization rates. As part of the overall telehealth program at Banner, one of the largest non-profit health systems in the country, the Intensive Ambulatory Care (IAC) pilot program treats patients with complex medical situations due to multiple chronic conditions. Across the nation, these types of patients generate 50 percent of overall healthcare spend2. The results of this latest cost analysis reveal  the initial benefits for Banner by leveraging Philips’ IAC program continue to improve with significant reductions in hospitalizations, readmissions and healthcare costs, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes overall.

In this updated study, Philips and Banner examined 1283 patients who had at least one year pre-IAC and one year post-IAC follow up to see the prolonged impact of the IAC program on patient outcomes. The analysis of patient results over the first full year of the program revealed that the IAC program helped:

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Amerigroup Washington Offers All Members Free Access to Digital Behavioral Healthcare Resources

6a9f934ae2bb01c0ac158f8bccdc45e3While the holiday season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, the post-holiday season and winter blues sometimes bring an increase of depression and struggle for many. To address these heightened stressors both now and throughout the year, Amerigroup Washington is working together with myStrength, Inc., an innovative leader in digital behavioral healthcare, to provide mental health and wellness resources to all Amerigroup Washington members, dramatically increasing access to mental health services throughout the state.

One in four people struggle with behavioral health challenges, yet nearly 70 percent do not receive effective care, due in large part to stigma and access. According to Mental Health America, Washington ranks 30th out of 50 in the nation for prevalence of serious mental illness. This low overall ranking indicates higher prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to care. Unfortunately, lack of access and care directly results in poorer quality of life and greater risk of disease.

Through this collaboration with myStrength, Inc., all Amerigroup Washington members now have access to online behavioral health resources. These digital resources promote emotional wellness and help those struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and chronic pain to manage and overcome the challenges and are available 24/7.
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Carnegie Technologies Announces Launch of Carnegie Labs

press-releasePress Release: Carnegie Technologies, developers of the Network Convergence Platform for mobile network operators, wireline carriers, Internet service providers and smart car manufacturers, announced today the launch of Carnegie Labs, its new research and development division that will drive Carnegie’s product innovation pipeline, as well as spearhead technology due diligence for the Company’s investments, strategy, and partnerships.

Carnegie Labs is focused on creating specific solutions for next-generation mobile telecommunications networks to allow people and machines to communicate effectively from every corner of the world.  Its innovations will empower mobile operators, MSOs, telco operators, and enterprises with solutions that drive revenue and enhance end user experiences.   Carnegie Labs is an active participant in technology standards meetings, including Wi-Fi, 3GPP, IEEE, and IoT, and is the primary evaluator of partners, suppliers, and investments for Carnegie Technologies’ product pipeline.

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