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SnapMD Named a Top 10 Telemedicine Company

SnapMD Named a Top 10 Telemedicine CompanyAn accomplished healthcare IT innovator SnapMD has been selected by MarketResearch.com as one of the top 10 telemedicine companies to watch in 2016, according to an announcement shared with MHW this week.

SnapMD is recognized as a leader “racing to reimagine patient care” with its virtual clinic telemedicine technology that leverages common devices available to patients and providers alike such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops.

Coupled with recognition by CIO Magazine as a “Top 5 Healthcare IT Innovator” and a nod from Becker’s Hospital Review as a “Top 25 Healthcare Technology Disruptor,” SnapMD says it is “building wide market approval for its exclusively private-label (white-label) approach to telemedicine.”
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Diagnostic Imaging IT Innovations May Steal the Show at RSNA 2015

Diagnostic Imaging IT Innovations May Steal the Show at RSNA 2015On Tuesday, Nuance Communications announced several new innovations for its diagnostic imaging solutions designed to help radiologists enhance patient care.

These include multimedia reports, advanced lung cancer screening registry reporting and enhanced quality guidance content for radiologists at the point of interpretation.

Nuance tells mHealthWatch that it will demonstrate PowerScribe 360 version 3.5 along with these new quality based innovations in booth #4729 at RSNA 2015 November 29 – December 4 in Chicago.
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New App Provides Innovative Mobile and Web-based Help for Persons living with Schizophrenia

Today in America, the number of people living with Schizophrenia outnumbers the combined populations of North Dakota and Wyoming.

But as a statement from SARDAA provided to mHealthWatch this week explains, social stigma and a severe lack of resources make managing the disorder a daily struggle.

Since January of 2008, the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) has passionately promoted hope and recovery for those with brain conditions, and its new App is about “to revolutionize management of mental health disorders for good.”
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Kurbo Health Announces Partnership with Humana to Combat Childhood Obesity

Kurbo Health Announces Partnership with Humana to Combat Childhood ObesityCalifornia-based Kurbo Health and Humana are teaming up to target a fast-growing threat to today’s youth – obesity.

Starting this month, qualified employers with a Humana health plan will have the option to purchase a twelve-month subscription to Kurbo Health’s mobile health coaching and weight loss program as a wellness benefit for employees’ children.

While insurers in the past have provided access to weight loss programs to companies for adult employees, this is the first time a wellness program specifically designed to help an employee’s children has been introduced on such a large scale.
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Medfusion Launches Mobile App to Simplify Healthcare Records

Medfusion Launches Mobile App to Simplify Healthcare RecordsOn Thursday, the team at Medfusion shared with mHealthWatch details of its latest efforts to simplify healthcare records.

In order to provide patients with a “one-stop destination” for all of their medical records, the patient engagement platform has developed a consumer mobile application called Medfusion Plus.

For decades, if patients wanted access to their medical records, they had to request and pay for a paper copy, which could take several days if not weeks. With the advent of portals, patients gained electronic access to certain portions of their medical records as created at the individual provider level, but this information was never available all in one place

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Opinion: Surgeon Scorecards Can Be Cutting

Opinion Surgeon Scorecards Can Be CuttingThe following is a guest contributed post from Dr. Anthony Oliva of Nuance.

I’m a family medicine physician who has been training residents and medical leaders since President George Bush, Sr. was in office. In that time, I’ve found very few things that get physicians to spring into action or worry outside of a “code blue.” We’re trained to stay calm, methodical in nature, after all, we are trained in a profession steeped in knowledge, science, and statistical proof. And we are a competitive bunch.

When training a group of physicians on the importance of clinical documentation last week, I brought up a screen from an online site that showed “Surgeon Scorecards,” listing specific facilities by location and specialty where I drilled down to show specific physicians’ names. This had a “shock and awe” effect, and left my audience with mouths agape.  Immediately, every doctor in the room whipped out their phones and frantically typed their names in search of reviews, uttering a sigh of relief when they discovered this potentially damaging online scorecard site published performance stats for surgeons only. I had their full attention now.

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Summit Tech Plans to Impress at CTIA Super Mobility 2015

Summit Tech Plans to Impress at CTIA Super Mobility 2015Summit Tech has plans — big plans. That’s what the organization tells us Tuesday with regard to some of their happenings in the works.

After having launched what they call the world’s first IMS Virtual Reality Video Calling solution at Mobile World Congress, Summit Tech is planning to demonstrate at CTIA Super Mobility 2015 the next generation of Virtual Reality Rich Communication Services (RCS), which supports voice and video calling, messaging, group chat and social presence.

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