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Vibrent Health Taps New Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Health technology company Vibrent Health announced this week that James C. Wade, MD, has joined the company as Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO).

In the role, Wade will provide direction in clinical, scientific, behavioral and lifestyle research as well as standardization of the measurement and evaluation framework for Vibrent’s digital health programs. He will also act as a liaison to National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, and other governmental agencies and health organizations on policy issues effecting clinical research, patient care and wellness.

Wade joins Vibrent Health as the 8-year-old company enters into the next phase of its growth with the spring 2018 launch of NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative, the largest-ever health study in the nation’s history, which is powered by Vibrent Health’s Learning Health System (LHS) precision medicine technology platform.

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Publix, BayCare Team Up to Launch First Telehealth Center

Imagine if people were able to see a doctor and pick-up medications while doing their grocery shopping? That is all possible through a collaboration between Publix and BayCare Health System.

The details of the partnership were shared with MHW on Tuesday morning.

According to a provided media release, Publix and BayCare teamed up to launch Walk-In Care provided by BayCare that will be available at 26 in-store Publix Pharmacy locations by the end of the year. The telehealth center features a private room where shoppers can receive non-urgent medical care from board-certified physicians through teleconferencing and medical diagnostic equipment.

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Vidyo: New Research Reveals 75% of Healthcare Delivery Organizations Are Investing in Telehealth

Vidyo, Inc., a leader in embedded video technology, released on Monday a study detailing the commitment of healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) to telemedicine in 2018.

The data reveals that remote and video-enabled care is becoming a critical cornerstone of healthcare delivery, with over 75% percent of respondents operating or planning to launch telehealth services in the year to come.

All the fascinating details are contained in the infographic shared below.

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Leading U.S. Health Systems Announce Plans for Non-Profit Initiative

MHW learned Thursday that a powerhouse partnership is taking shape.

To help patients by addressing the often unwarranted shortages and high costs of lifesaving generic medications, Intermountain Healthcare is leading a collaboration with Ascension, SSM Health and Trinity Health, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to form a new, not-for-profit generic drug company.

The five organizations represent more than 450 hospitals around the U.S. Other health systems will soon be joining this not-for-profit initiative, which will make essential generic medications more available and more affordable, bringing healthy competition to the market for generic drugs.

The new company intends to be an FDA approved manufacturer and will either directly manufacture generic drugs or sub-contract manufacturing to reputable contract manufacturing organizations, providing patients an affordable alternative to products from generic drug companies whose capricious and unfair pricing practices are damaging the generic drug market and hurting consumers. The company will also seek to stabilize the supply of essential generic medications administered in hospitals, many of which have fallen into chronic shortage. The new initiative will result in lower costs and more predictable supplies of essential generic medicines, helping ensure that patients and their needs come first in the generic drug marketplace.

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Doctoroo Touts Australia’s ‘Most Affordable’ Online Telehealth Doctor Platform

MHW learned today that Doctoroo is pushing ahead with plans to make telehealth easier and more affordable than ever.

“People see healthcare as secondary due to the high cost of treatment and then even higher cost of medicines,” the company said in its release. “On top of that visiting hospitals and waiting is long queue’s with your pure health condition is daunting enough.”

Doctoroo is aiming to end all such suffering by offering Australia’s most affordable Online Telehealth Doctor Platform, where people can see a Professional Doctor from wherever they are at affordable rates.

Doctoroo has profiled and hired best of the best for the job so when they claim ‘affordable’ as their USP adjective, it does not imply low quality service or unqualified trainees.

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Telemedicine Platform to Launch ICO for Medical Token Currency

MHW learned today that free telemedicine platform, Docademic, is set to roll out its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for their Medical Token Currency (MTC) on Monday, January 29, 2018.

According to the official word emailed to MHW, Docademic is creating a healthcare services based blockchain that will be powered by MTC.

The currency is touted as the next Bitcoin for healthcare products and service, and Docademic anticipates that it will become the token of choice in the industry. When the ICO is launched, the MTC will be available for 0.001 ETH.

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Zeriscope Augments Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit with New Offering

Zeriscope announced Thursday that it has added a hands-free examination camera to its Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit.

This new line-of-sight camera option allows a professional caregiver, located with a patient, to live stream medical examination and observation video to a remote physician supervising and directing the telemedicine exam. With the head-worn camera, the caregiver has both hands free to conduct the examination, allowing the remote video stream to continue uninterrupted.

Ideal for use by home health nurses, paramedics, or other remotely located caregivers facilitating telemedicine exams with physicians, the Zeriscope Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit contains a variety of peripheral sensory devices and cameras. Web-based (cellular or wifi), portable and lightweight, the Zeriscope system outperforms cart based telemedicine systems at a fraction of the costs.

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