Sensiotec Gaines More Recognition and Named Healthcare IT Startup of the Year

Sensiotec Gaines More Recognition and Named Healthcare IT Startup of the Year   Sensiotec mHealth Healthcare IT Startup of the Year Sensiotec Inc., a promising innovator in non-contact biosensor and mHealth technology, was just named the 2014 Phoenix Award HealthCare Information Technology Startup Company of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

The recognition came at the 5th annual Health IT Leadership Summit for the Sensiotec Virtual Medical Assistant (VMA).

Sensiotec’s system is billed as the world’s first, FDA cleared, completely non-contact physiological sensing platform.

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Telehealth Companies Take-off as New Year Looms

Telehealth Companies Take off as New Year Looms   telehealth mobile business According to an insightful new report from Forbes, more Americans are gaining medical coverage and more health insurers are reimbursing for telemedicine consultations. This allows for companies like MDLive, founded in 2009, to grow rather quickly.

In an interview at Forbes Healthcare Summit, MDLive chief executive, Randy Parker, discussed how his company will take advantage of new payments as well as growing interest among consumers for telemedicine services.

“We are at a perfect storm,” said Parker. “We are at a point where both technology and payers who are providing reimbursement have accepted the fact that there is an inflection point. The use of telemedicine today is a requirement to provide more efficient access to care.”

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Healthcare Help from the Hoosier State? IUPUI App Developed for Mobile Medical Media

Healthcare Help from the Hoosier State? IUPUI App Developed for Mobile Medical Media   Mobile Medical Media IUPUI app Fully integrating media technology with medical needs and mobile access may be “just what the doctor ordered.”

At least, that’s what motivated a team at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) which has created a mobile medical media application it believes could provide a more effective way for physicians to provide patients with information in the new world of global and mobile healthcare.

“The Shahidi app, which couples media technology with mobile technology, is currently being tested,” noted the university in a recent release. “It will initially be used to present health care media as part of the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare partnership in Kenya.”

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Federal Health IT Office Wants Expanded Mobile, Telehealth, Analytics, Open Data Technology for Future

Federal Health IT Office Wants Expanded Mobile, Telehealth, Analytics, Open Data Technology for Future   telehealth Open Data Technology mobile federal health IT analytics What does the federal government see as the future of electronic health care?

That’s contained in a recent release from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (OCN), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency has released “an outline of how the federal government aims to expand electronic health information sharing in the next five years, in part by deploying mobile and sensor technology to extend health IT networks,” says GCN.

GCN, which delivers technology assessments, recommendations, and case studies to support Public Sector IT managers who are responsible for the specification, evaluation and selection of technology solutions, noted that ONC is accepting  comments on a draft version of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020. Public comments are due by February 6, 2015.

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Sweat May Become the Way of the Medical Future

Sweat May Become the Way of the Medical Future   technology sweat research We’ve all heard of putting one’s “blood, sweat, and tears” into a project. What is common to all three? If you answered sodium or salt, you are correct.

Medical researchers are actively working on a way to measure one’s health through sweat rather than a needle prick. The initial phase that started this research was finding a means to measure one’s dehydration level. IEEE Spectrum recently explained how this is being accomplished:

“Sweat contains a trove of medical information and can provide it in almost real time. And now you can monitor your sweat with a wearable gadget that stimulates and collects it using a small patch and analyzes it using a smart-phone.”

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Drumroll for Digital Health Delivery: Walgreens Promotes Telehealth Mobile App for Virtual Doctor Visits

Drumroll for Digital Health Delivery: Walgreens Promotes Telehealth Mobile App for Virtual Doctor Visits   walgreens virtual doctor visits Telehealth Mobile App telehealth app mobile health app The largest drugstore conglomerate in the U.S. — with 8,229 stores and counting — just got serious about mobile apps for healthcare.

Walgreens and its partner MDLIVE, a major provider of telehealth services, just launched a new program offering Walgreens website users 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through its mobile application.

The service is open to consumers in California and Michigan; the companies have plans to add additional states soon.

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Microsoft, HIMSS Media Launch Free Webinars for Healthcare IT Professionals

Microsoft, HIMSS Media Launch Free Webinars for Healthcare IT Professionals   webinar Microsoft HIMSS healthcare IT HIMSS Media and Microsoft announced ahead of the weekend a new series of free webinars.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch, the webinars are designed to enable healthcare IT professionals to enhance their expertise in analytics, mobile technology, and cloud computing topics.

The four webinars announced include the following:
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