Could Wireless Monitors Improve Ebola Care? Scripps Program Will Test Wireless Approach Soon

Could Wireless Monitors Improve Ebola Care? Scripps Program Will Test Wireless Approach Soon   wireless Scripps mobile Ebola In the pantheon of diseases, ebola is a particularly tricky adversary. It’s one of the most lethal — and it’s one that can turn even casual contact into a death sentence.

That’s why many are hoping a new project, wherein Scripps Translational Science Institute will lead a consortium of four partners to develop a program to improve health outcomes for Ebola patients, could “increase the safety of health care workers, and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others.”

The program is called STAMP2, an acronym for “Sensor Technology and Analytics to Monitor, Predict and Protect Ebola Patients.”

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Razorfish Health is New Entity Merging Rosetta’s Healthcare Business and Razorfish Healthware

Razorfish Health is New Entity Merging Rosettas Healthcare Business and Razorfish Healthware   Rosettas healthcare Razorfish Health healthcare There’s a lot of movement in the healthcare space among companies looking to mergers, partnerships, and other strategies for increasing market dominance.

Now Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG), the healthcare division of Publicis Groupe, has announced that one segment of Rosetta’s healthcare business will join its network.

The merger is designed to bolster PHCG’s capabilities for clients in health and well-being in the U.S..

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Walgreens Pharmacy Website Gets Data Upgrade

Walgreens Pharmacy Website Gets Data Upgrade   walgreens PatientsLikeMe patient data mobile health mHealth drug interactions data The team at PatientsLikeMe says they are now working with Walgreens to help make it easier for people to understand how the medications they take may affect them.

“Now anyone researching a medication or filling a prescription on Walgreens.com can access a simple snapshot that shows how their prescribed medication has impacted other patients on the therapy including medication side effects as reported by PatientsLikeMe members,” the company announced.

If you’re not familiar, PatientsLikeMe is an online network where patients living with chronic conditions can track their health connect with others and contribute data for research.
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Cox Communications and Cleveland Clinic Take Healthcare To The Home

Cox Communications and Cleveland Clinic Take Healthcare To The Home   Vivre Health Cox Communications Cleveland Clinic This week, Cox Communications and Cleveland Clinic announced the formation of Vivre Health, the latest effort to transform healthcare for the modern mobile age.

Their freshly-forged strategic alliance is designed to bring “world-class healthcare to the home” through various telehealth and home health solutions.

“We are thrilled to be working with such a respected leader in the healthcare space,” said Asheesh Saksena, executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Cox Communications.  “Fueled by access to broadband, we believe the home will be an increasingly important node within the healthcare delivery architecture and Vivre Health is uniquely positioned to help drive this transformation.”
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Ascom, Sievers Group Roll Out Hospital Communications Solution

Ascom, Sievers Group Roll Out Hospital Communications Solution   Sievers mobile tech mHealth Hospital Communications Solution healthcare Ascom A rep for Ascom, a supplier of Healthcare ICT solutions, tells mHealthWatch that the company has been commissioned by the SIEVERS GROUP to roll out what the firm’s press release calls “an advanced IP-DECT communication solution at all three hospitals of the Catholic Hospital Association (KHO) in East Westfalia.”

The established system integrator has previously been commissioned by KHO to replace the entire range of telecommunications equipment in the Franziskus Hospital in Bielefeld, the Mathilden Hospital in Herford and the Sankt Vinzenz Hospital in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, all of which are part of the KHO group.

“We have high focus on security and process efficiency. Sievers and Ascom presented an innovative complete concept that suited our high requirements,” says Ulrich Günzel, Commercial Manager of the Franziskus Hospital and Authorized Representative, KHO.
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Exco InTouch Prediction: Expect Huge Leap in mHealth Program Implementation in 2015

Exco InTouch Prediction: Expect Huge Leap in mHealth Program Implementation in 2015   Tech mobile mHealth Exco InTouch What’s in the works for mHealth programs in 2015?

Faster development as well as increased implementation of cross-border programs, according to Exco InTouch, a leading expert in digital patient engagement and data solutions for many healthcare organizations.

Exco InTouch is predicting that this year will usher in a “significant shift from piloting mHealth programs through to full scale implementation.”

In other words, mHealth programs are set to leave the drawing boards and testing phases and become an every day reality.

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New App Store for Health Professionals Planned

New App Store for Health Professionals Planned   mHealth apps epic systems apps app exchange Epic Systems Corp. recently divulged plans to launch its own app store for healthcare professionals.

Such a move could invite developers and companies to produce countless new apps compatible with Epic’s electronic health records systems.

According to published reports, the app store will launch in a few weeks.

“We think Epic is big now? This will cement their long-term legacy. It’s exactly the right thing to do,” Mark Bakken, co-founder and former chief executive of Nordic Consulting, is quoted by The Wisconsin State Journal.
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