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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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TELUS Health and DOmedic Use Digital Health Technology to Improve Medication Management for Seniors

NY Attorney General Warning Seniors of mHealth ScammersMedia Announcement: TELUS Health and Groupe DOmedic, Inc., a Quebec start-up that designs high-tech products to improve medication compliance, have announced a partnership that will enable better health monitoring and improved medication management for seniors with the launch of xPill PHARMA. Offered by DOmedic to retirement homes, and connected by TELUS Health to the pharmacists through their pharmacy management solution, the technology also empowers nurses and care staff working in retirement homes to safely administer medication to patients.

“DOmedic and TELUS Health now offer a powerful integrated medication management platform that will enable retirement homes and Canadian pharmacists an optimized administering and dispensing medication cycle in compliance with traceability requirements,” said Benoît Demers, President, Groupe DOmedic, Inc. “xPill PHARMA provides patients, their families and the care teams administering the medication with peace of mind that they are receiving the correct medication, in the correct dosage, at the correct time, and administered in the correct way.”

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Virtual Grief Counseling Services Now Available to Military Survivors Via Mobile

teledoc-online-medicineOn Tuesday, Salus Telehealth, Inc. — a market leader and trusted advisor within the telehealth industry — announced the company has partnered with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to offer grief counseling support services to surviving military family members.

The services will be offered at no cost through the Salus VideoMedicine mobile platform.

If you’re not familiar, TAPS is dedicated to offering compassionate care to individuals who have lost a loved one who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Virtual counseling services via VideoMedicine complement the nonprofit organization’s existing 24/7 national peer support network and grief counseling resources. Since its founding in 1994, TAPS has provided free assistance to more than 70,000 surviving family members, casualty officers and caregivers.

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Traffk Acquires Capsci Health’s Mobile Technology

traffikMHW learned today that Traffk — a Los Angeles art district-based insurance technology company — is acquiring Portland, Ore.-based Capsci Health.

If you’re not familiar, we’re told that Capsci Health’s HIPAA compliant, mobile technology platform personalizes health plan members’ benefits, allowing them direct access to their plan’s benefits, ID cards, preferred providers and telemedicine.

The addition of Capsci Health’s mobile capabilities enables underwriting and risk management to occur at the individual health plan member level by combining Traffk’s massive data analytics and insurance underwriting technology with individual member level insights and communications.

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Zeriscope Touts New Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit

FrontBlankThis morning, the team at Zeriscope heralded the launch of its portable and cost-effective Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit.

The kit is described as being a “simple and easy-to-adopt hardware and software tool that combines live video and data streaming technology with remote patient care.”

As for the kit’s contents, here’s what we can tell you.

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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Reid Health Extends Continual Care to Patients in Their Homes

IDG-1132x670In its inaugural use of remote patient monitoring, Reid Health is winning ‘overwhelming patient adoption.’

According to a statement emailed to mHealthWatch, The health system — which serves patients in west central Ohio and eastern Indiana — credits a 90 percent patient compliance rate to attentive onboarding by care coordinators and patient-friendly technology from Vivify Health, the pioneer and market leader of remote care via mobile devices.

Known as the health system “with a personal touch,” Reid Health has intentionally designed its continual care program to foster engagement and higher satisfaction among patients dealing with isolating chronic conditions that leave them vulnerable to gaps in care between clinical visits.  The program continuously connects patients to their care teams and also equips them with self-reporting tools, on-demand education and more, all within the Vivify Pathways solution.

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Telemedicine Startup Touts Affordable Remedies in Real Time

telemedicineTelemedicine startup Akos announced Wednesday the launch of its first U.S. virtual healthcare practice, located in north Phoenix.

Developed by a team of local physicians, Akos describes itself as being a “contemporary telemedicine provider powering a new type of virtual healthcare practice, designed to help address the nation’s growing healthcare crisis.”

So how does it work?

By combining smart technology, seamless design, a patient-centric operating model, grassroots strategy and the collective power of a preferred provider network, Akos will “revolutionize the healthcare industry, offering a 360-degree solution that will improve access and reduce costs for patients, physicians and employers alike.”

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