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First Look: Decillion Healthcare Acquired

MHW learned today that BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy announced that it has acquired Decillion Healthcare, near Columbus, Ohio.

Decillion provides individualized pharmacy and clinical support services for patients with chronic, difficult to treat conditions in neurology, oncology, gastroenterology, immunology, rheumatology and more.

Decillion also provides infusion services from their wholly-owned ambulatory infusion center in Dublin, Ohio. The pharmacy is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a member organization of the NHIA Standards for Ethical Practice.

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Akos Taps Xybion’s Workers’ Comp Cloud

MHW learned this week that Xybion Corporation — a global technology solutions provider for companies operating in highly regulated industries — has entered into a partnership with Akos, a pioneer in telemedicine, to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Akos’ telemedicine services with a “powerful, cloud-based, revenue and practice management solution.”

Telemedicine offers significant benefits to the workers’ compensation sector by providing 24/7/365 access to treatment for employees without the need for travel, which increases employee productivity and promotes faster return-to-work.

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Something’s In The Air: AerNos and Rattle Tech Announce Partnership

On Tuesday, AerNos, Inc. — an innovator in nano gas sensors and Rattle Tech, an innovator in Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile and Cloud technologies — announced a collaboration to develop end-to-end IoT solutions for AerNos’ multi-gas sensors to meet rapidly growing customer demand for air quality monitoring technologies.

AerNos says that its breakthrough nano gas sensors are configured to simultaneously detect multiple harmful gases to the parts per billion and are specifically designed to integrate with IoT devices, such as smart street lights, digital assistants, air filtration systems and smart cars.

Rattle Tech’s expertise in IoT, cloud and mobile software will enable AerNos to offer complete, end-to-end air quality monitoring solutions to its customers.

Integrating AerNos sensors into IoT connected products enables AerNos integration partners to deliver real-time solutions to their customers. Indoor air pollution monitors in homes, schools and businesses can optimize the use of filtrations systems, trigger alerts, and provide information to help identify the sources of pollution. Granular arrays of outdoor air pollution monitors deployed citywide will enable apps to help families make informed decisions when planning outdoor activities and real-time maps which city and health officials will use to develop plans for reducing pollution, exposure and health impacts.

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Body Sensor Market Sees ‘Lucrative Opportunities’ Across Globe

As per the findings of a new intelligence study by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the prospects of global body sensor market remain positive, with demand projected to increase at an impressive CAGR during 2017 to 2022.

Body sensors are wearables that can constantly track or measure physiological attributes in humans and relay the information on smartphones and other electronic devices.

With the ubiquity of smartphones, the growth in the global body sensor market is augmenting quickly, especially in the developed regions as well as among the urban populations in emerging economies.

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IDC: Basic Trackers Take a Back Seat as Smartwatches Accelerate

Are smartphones seeing a new wave adoption boom of epic proportions? That seems to be the suggestion today from IDC.

The worldwide wearables market was once again graced with positive growth as shipments grew 10.3% year over year, reaching 26.3 million during the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.
We’re told that the quarter also marked a turning point in the market as basic wearables (those that do not run third party apps) declined for the first time with annual growth of -0.9%. Meanwhile, smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Android Wear lineup grew 60.9% in the quarter thanks to fitness and fashion enthusiasts.

“The transition towards more intelligent and feature-filled wearables is in full swing,” said Jitesh Ubrani senior research analyst for IDC Mobile Device Trackers. “For years, rudimentary fitness trackers have acted as a gateway to smartwatches and now we’re at a point where brands and consumers are graduating to a more sophisticated device. Previous niche features such as GPS and additional health tracking capabilities are quickly becoming staples of the modern smartwatch. Just a year ago only 24.5% of all wearables had embedded GPS while today that number has reached almost 41.7%.

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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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IDC Envisions a Healthy Future for Smartphone Shipments

According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to rebound slightly in 2017 with expected growth of 3.0% over the previous year.

Last year, IDC says, year-over-year growth was 2.5%, marking the lowest growth the industry has ever experienced.

With several major devices entering the market this year, IDC anticipates shipment volumes will grow to 1.52 billion in 2017.

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