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Healthcare in Hawaii: UHA Members Can See a Doctor Online

DOCNow Virtual Healthcare Centers has joined UHA Health Insurance’s provider network, giving UHA members the opportunity to now see a doctor from the comfort of their home or place of work, the company announced this week.

DOCNow is touted as being Hawaii’s leader in convenient, affordable, and quality telemedicine and offers Hawaii residents the ability to see a Hawaii-licensed, Hawaii-located physician 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. via smartphone, tablet or computer.

“We’re really excited to offer our over 56,000 members a more convenient way to access medical care,” said Howard Lee, president and CEO of UHA. “With the growing population and declining number of primary care doctors statewide, we are pleased to welcome DOCNow as our initial provider of telemedicine services. This is a great benefit for members — especially those on the neighbor islands — with medical problems that could easily be diagnosed and handled with a telemedicine appointment.”
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FeatherMed Mobile Telehealth Kit Wins MedTech Breakthrough Award

On Thursday, Yorktel announced that its mobile telehealth kit, FeatherMed has won the MedTech Breakthrough Award for “Best Overall Telehealth Solution.”

MedTech Breakthrough, if you’re not familiar, is an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market.

Award recipients are honored for their innovation, hard work and success in a range of categories, including Telehealth, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records (EHR), mHealth, Medical Devices, Medical Data, and more.

“We are honored to win this innovation award and to be recognized alongside such esteemed healthcare technology leaders,” said Yorktel SVP, Healthcare, Pete McLain. “FeatherMed is a niche product that fills a gap in the Telehealth market for a lightweight, portable unit to manage telehealth encounters on the fly in remote locations. FeatherMed is our latest example of Yorktel’s continued focus on developing purpose-built products that meet specific needs in the Healthcare marketplace.”
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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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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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Enterprise Telemedicine Deployments Climbing in U.S. Hospitals

As the telemedicine industry matures, U.S. hospitals are increasingly using an enterprise approach.

That’s according to the results from the REACH Health 2017 U.S. Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey shared with mHealthWatch.

All told, forty percent of hospital respondents indicated their telemedicine initiatives are centrally managed (enterprise approach), and almost half of the others that began with a departmental approach are now transitioning to an enterprise model.
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Health IT Leader Announces Massive Equity Investment

Specialty-specific health information technology leader Modernizing Medicine, Inc. recently confirmed that funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, have made a substantial investment of $231 million into the company to provide liquidity to existing shareholders, fund further expansion and support future strategic endeavors.

If you’re not familiar, Modernizing Medicine prides itself on being at the forefront of providing intelligent, medical technology.

The company’s flagship product EMA, is a mobile, cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic health record (EHR) system that is used by thousands of specialty practices nationwide.

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Advanced ICU Care Releases Data on Clinical Outcomes and Key Accomplishments

Advanced ICU Care, a provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, shared with MHW today the 2016 performance statistics and key 2017 accomplishments to date.

The highlighted metrics recognize significant accomplishments in improving ICU clinical outcomes, as well as the company’s continued leadership, growth and impact in acute care telemedicine, the company explained in a provided statement.
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