63 Percent of Hospitals and Health Systems Surveyed Have Now Deployed Smartphones

63 Percent of Hospitals and Health Systems Surveyed Have Now Deployed SmartphonesOn Wednesday, Spyglass Consulting Group released its most recent healthcare study entitled Large-scale Smartphone-based deployments enable hospital-wide communications.   

Overall, the study shows that 63 percent of hospitals and health systems surveyed have deployed or plan to deploy a mobile communications platform supporting more than 500 Smartphones over the next 12 to 18 months.

According to a news release, these deployments “address the mission- and patient-critical communications required by nurses and other mobile hospital workers across the enterprise.”

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BaseHealth, TriVita Launch Personalized Wellness Care

BaseHealth Partners With Patronus MedicalBaseHealth, a predictive analytics company for healthcare, today announced a partnership with TriVita, a leading North American health and wellness company.

Through the partnership, we’re told that BaseHealth’s comprehensive assessments will power TriVita Shield, a new personalized wellness program.

The TriVita Shield wellness program will be introduced to its core market of over 300,000 members this July. It will then be featured in a multi-channel advertising campaign for the US and Canada rolling out in the fall of 2016.

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PCHA Seeking Presentations For 2016 Connected Health Conference

connectedThe Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) has opened the Call for Presentations for the Connected Health Conference and will be accepting submissions through June 24.

Hosted by PCHA, the Connected Health Conference will take place December 11-14, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC, and will focus on the theme “Personal Connected Health for All: Expanding Reach, Accelerating Impact.”

As you may know, the conference was formerly known as the mHealth Summit. The Connected Health Conference was renamed this year to better reflect an increasingly consumer-centered, technology-enabled and collaborative approach to improving health and wellness.

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New Report Outlines Potential Benefits of Digital Health

New Report Outlines Potential Benefits of Digital HealthAlthough digital health represents important innovations in care delivery, Partners Connected Health authors suggest that the potential risks need to be better understood.

That’s the opinion shared in new piece published in a recent issue of JAMA (April 26, 2016, Volume 315, Number 16) by Drs. Agboola, Bates and Kvedar. In the op-ed, both respected healthcare professionals outlined the benefits and recommended applications of digital health technologies for policy makers, health care administrators and clinical leaders to reduce patient safety risks.

Digital health refers, in this article, to the use of advanced electronic communication and monitoring technologies to exchange health information, by clinicians, health care organizations and patients.
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VR Makes the Agenda at Digital Health Summer Summit

VR Makes the Agenda at Digital Health Summer SummitAccording to a new report from VRJournal, we’re about to get an up close and personal look at how technology is translating into clinical practice at the 5th annual Digital Health Summer Summit (DHSS), set for next month.

Co-located with BIO International Convention, the Summit provides business leaders, medical professionals and innovators with the “insight and strategies needed today to face the challenges and harness opportunities in the ever-changing digital health industry.”

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Penn State Health Partners with Mercy Virtual

Penn State Health Partners with Mercy VirtualmHealthWatch learned ahead of the weekend that Penn State Health has signed a partnership agreement with Mercy Virtual that will benefit patients and medical staff of both systems.

Initially, Mercy will virtually monitor intensive care unit (ICU) patients at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a leading university health center.

The partnership will expand over time across Penn State Health facilities and programs, drawing on both partners’ expertise to create new care models across the region.

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Magzor Corporation Kicks Off Indiegogo Campaign for AdaFlow

Magzor Corporation Kicks Off Indiegogo Campaign for AdaFlowRecently, the folks at Magzor Corporation, maker of AdaFlow — which is touted as being the first pressure wave massage device for people on the go — announced the launch of its Indiegogo campaign where supporters can be the first to get the device and support a future clinical trial.

Engineers for Magzor, a robotics company that has been awarded contracts and grants by divisions of the U.S. government for its advanced research and development initiatives, say they made an accidental discovery while conceptualizing a “smartsuit.”

Through this project that involved intelligent clothing for rapid response to aid wounded soldiers, they realized they could develop a straight-forward device that could address circulation-related issues—something the company plans to secure FDA approval for once the product is fully developed.

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