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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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Pathway Genomics’ CIO, Dr. Michael Nova, to Present at the 2017 CES Digital Health Conference

press-releasePRESS RELEASE: Pathway Genomics, a cutting-edge commercial-stage genomics company, announced today that Dr. Michael Nova, Chief Innovation Officer, will present and be a panelist at the 2017 CES Digital Health Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Conference will be held January 4-8, 2017 at The Venetian Hotel.

Dr. Nova will present at the following sessions:

  • Consumer Health Data Goes to the Doctor on Wednesday January 4th from 11:30am-12:30pm in LVCC North Hall, N261
  • The Audacity of Precision Medicine: Bona Fide, Fearless, Unchained on Friday January 6th from 1-1:30pm in Lando 4303, Level 4

“I am delighted to participate at CES Digital Health to discuss how Pathway’s OME™ Artificial Intelligence App and IBM Watson program can dramatically impact healthcare and the internet of things (IoT),” said Dr. Nova. “Healthcare is indeed now “Personalized and Audacious” and due to AI, Big Data and genetics, is dramatically changing for the user and physician.”

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Clinical Nutrition Services At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Conducts Pediatric Telehealth Weight Management Pilot With Fruit Street Telehealth Software

press-releasePRESS RELEASE: Fruit Street Telehealth (Fruit Street) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (St. Jude) will be conducting a pediatric telehealth weight management pilot with its signature FruitStreet.com software.

The Fruit Street software will allow registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) at St. Jude to conduct HIPAA compliant video consultations with patients and monitor their diet and exercise with the Fruit Street mobile application which allows patients to take pictures of their food. This will be the second pediatric weight management pilot conducted with the Fruit Street software.

The first pediatric weight management pilot was at University of Michigan’s adolescent weight management center.

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Personal Connected Health Alliance Urges Support For The Collection And Use Of Digital Technology For Patient Care As Part Of Medicare’s MACRA Rule

Press Release: In a letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) expressed disappointment with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Specifically, Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) disregarded extensive evidence and limited the use of remote monitoring in the measurement of quality care delivery to a single clinical improvement activity (Warfarin) and “bilateral exchange of patient information.”

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