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University of Miami Health System, Gozio Health Announce Partnership

With the success of the newly opened Lennar Foundation Medical Center’s mobile wayfinding application, the University of Miami Health System will now expand the platform to include system-wide navigation for all its hospitals, specialty centers and clinics.

What’s driving the expansion? An en exciting new partnership, the details of which were shared with MHW this week.

We’re told that Gozio Health will develop the smartphone-based application with state-of-the-art indoor navigation and user features that engage patients in their care including physician directories, appointment scheduling, parking reminders and access to MyChart medical records.

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inVentiv Health Taps Medidata Enroll to Accelerate Clinical Trials

Medidata, a global provider of cloud-based technology and data analytics for clinical research, and inVentiv Health, a biopharmaceutical professional services company, have just announced a multi-year partnership to bring patient-centric technology and leading clinical trial expertise to the biopharmaceutical industry.

“The partnership will broaden the reach of Medidata’s industry-leading electronic informed consent (eConsent) technology, Medidata Enroll, to patients, sites and biopharmaceutical clients worldwide,” a provided statement explains.

Medidata recently acquired Mytrus, Incorporated, an eClinical technology company specializing in eConsent and virtual trials. inVentiv, an early adopter of eConsent technology, invested in Mytrus in 2013. inVentiv and Medidata will now partner to provide their joint customers with best-in-class training, services and support around the use of the advanced eConsent platform, Medidata Enroll.

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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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