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How Wearable Tech is Changing How We Manage Health Information

IDC Worldwide, Wearables Will Surpass 200 Million in 2019The folks at Pearson Online Learning and the University of Illinois at Chicago recently shared with MHW a fascinating new infographic.

“Technology is changing how we manage our lives and track important data,” a provided statement reads. “With increasing amounts of wearable technology available, patients are able to monitor and record their own health. This revolutionizes the doctor-patient relationship, providing innovative changes to the health care industry.”
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Innovator in Mobile, Patient Engagement Tapped for Rush CIO

bsc-2014-03-rush-donation-logoAccording to a shared announcement from Rush University Medical Center Media Relations, a champion of mobile technology and patient engagement has been tapped for an important new role at Rush.

“After a comprehensive national search, Rush University Medical Center has named Shafiq Rab, MBBS, MPH, CHCIO, to the post of chief information officer and senior vice president, effective Jan. 9, 2017,” a media release notes.

“I am very excited to welcome Shafiq Rab to Rush,” said Michael Dandorph, president of Rush University Medical Center. “His extensive professional experience combined with his unique medical and public health background is a perfect fit with our mission and vision.”
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Facebook, Google and Others Reach Featured At Annual Global Digital Health Forum Closing Plenary

FacebookThought leaders from Facebook, Google, Microsoft Philanthropies and Qualcomm Wireless Reach will be featured at the closing plenary of the 3rd annual Global Digital Health Forum (formerly the Global mHealth Forum), on December 14.

According to a provided news release, these highly-recognized corporate partners will discuss how they are providing far-reaching technical capability for last-mile connectivity in support of health in low- and middle-income countries.

The Global Digital Health Forum, presented by the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) in partnership with the Global Digital Health Network and USAID, brings together public and private sector organizations to share the latest evidence, experiences and lessons learned on new applications and approaches in digital health. The Global Digital Health Forum is the preeminent global digital health event; a two-day Forum focused on catalyzing change in healthcare through advancing the use of digital technologies for improved health in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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Tyto Care, American Well Get Physical with Telehealth

American Well Delivering Doctor Visits via Mobile DevicesThis week, Tyto Care — a telehealth company with breakthrough technology for conducting remote medical visits and examinations — and American Well — a leading telehealth technology and services company — announced a new partnership to combine video telehealth visits with comprehensive remote examinations.

Together the companies will offer the tools needed to conduct “the most complete virtual visit in telemedicine, significantly expanding the scope and safety of care delivered to consumers via telehealth.”

“This partnership will further our efforts to extend the clinician’s reach beyond the four walls of the clinic,” said Dedi Gilad, CEO and Co-Founder of Tyto Care. “Our collaborative efforts will allow us to unlock one of telehealth’s most challenging shortcomings by adding remote examinations to fully inform a telehealth visit, closely replicating what happens in the doctor’s office.”
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Ziegler Publishes First Telehealth Sector Mapping White Paper

Proposed Telehealth Restrictions in Tennessee Cause Concern For ManyZiegler, a specialty healthcare investment bank, is out with a new white paper — “Deconstructing the Telehealth Industry,” authored by Grant Chamberlain, Ziegler’s resident telehealth expert.

Grant Chamberlain, Managing Director in Ziegler’s Corporate Finance Healthcare Practice, has developed “an in-depth white paper destructing the Telehealth industry to help healthcare providers, executives, investors, employers, legislators, payors and consumers understand the industry’s full potential.”
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University Health Shreveport/LSU Health Tap TelePREOP

University Health Shreveport LSU Health Tap TelePREOPTelePREOP, provider of a telemedicine solutions suite designed to manage the workflows associated with the pre-operative, post-operative and transitional management of patients, shared some big news with mHealthWatch this week.

The company has just announced the latest partnership with the University Health Shreveport/ Louisiana State University (LSU) Health.

The TelePREOP platform will help the University Health Shreveport to prepare their patients for surgery and incorporate cutting-edge technology to serve their populations.

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BBK Worldwide Shows Off Scalable Mobile App Platform for Optimized Study Community Engagement

On Monday, mHealthWatch learned that BBK Worldwide, a leader in patient recruitment and engagement technologies and services, is rolling out major updates to its mobile app platform.

“Powered by TrialCentralNet, the only Patient Recruitment Management System (PRMS) of its kind, the comprehensive mobile app platform allows any clinical research or healthcare organization, including sponsors, CROs, and advocacy groups, to develop and utilize custom mobile apps in weeks instead of months, and at a small fraction of the cost of in-house development,” a provided statement emailed to MHW reads.
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