Zeriscope Augments Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit with New Offering

Zeriscope announced Thursday that it has added a hands-free examination camera to its Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit.

This new line-of-sight camera option allows a professional caregiver, located with a patient, to live stream medical examination and observation video to a remote physician supervising and directing the telemedicine exam. With the head-worn camera, the caregiver has both hands free to conduct the examination, allowing the remote video stream to continue uninterrupted.

Ideal for use by home health nurses, paramedics, or other remotely located caregivers facilitating telemedicine exams with physicians, the Zeriscope Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit contains a variety of peripheral sensory devices and cameras. Web-based (cellular or wifi), portable and lightweight, the Zeriscope system outperforms cart based telemedicine systems at a fraction of the costs.

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Health Data Vision Inc. Partners with Health New England

Health Data Vision, Inc. announced today that Health New England is contracting with HDVI for its medical record retrieval and abstraction services as of December 2017.

HDVI leverages its Medical Record Collection System (MRCS) platform, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, to support Health New England’s critical Quality and HEDIS® initiatives in a year-round collection effort to increase process efficiencies.

Health New England needed a vendor for the HEDIS Hybrid 2018 season that can get them up-and-running quickly on a full-service basis, and yet offer flexibility to leverage more of their in-house resources over time using MRCS as a self-service platform.

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1Vision Awarded Home Telehealth Contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

1Vision LLC confirmed to MHW today that it has been selected as the only Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) to be awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to deliver home telehealth solutions to U.S. veterans.

The contract includes one base year and four one-year option periods with a maximum value of $258,668,957.

1Vision chose AMC Health, a leading provider of virtual care and remote patient monitoring solutions to implement its home telehealth solution leveraging the robust clinical CareConsole platform.

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New Global Partnership Emerges in Telehealth for Consumer Health and Professional Healthcare

Royal Philips — a global leader in health technology, and American Well — a leading U.S. telehealth provider — announced today the signing of a new strategic partnership to jointly deliver virtual care solutions around the world.

Through this technology partnership, the two companies will work together to embed American Well’s mobile telehealth services into an array of Philips solutions for both healthy consumers and patients with a medical need, spanning personal health & wellness, population health management, and clinical programs.

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Netsmart and American Well Announce Technology Partnership

On Wednesday, MHW learned that Netsmart and American Well, a leading global telehealth solution platform, announced a technology partnership to connect their respective networks, creating a virtually connected healthcare community, enabling collaboration across a network of more than 200 million consumers, 600,000 providers and more than 25,000 organizations.

We’re told that this technology partnership is designed to provide consumers an “unprecedented level of access to real-time quality care across multiple provider specialties.”

The concept of creating a comprehensive network of providers to bring healthcare directly to the consumer not only has the potential to drastically improve health outcomes, but lower costs by empowering providers to deliver care in the lowest acuity setting possible.

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Voluntis and WellDoc Announce innovative Partnership

MHW learned this week that Voluntis and WellDoc — two of the industry’s leading digital therapeutics companies — have inked a commercial agreement aimed at combining Voluntis’ insulin titration technology with WellDoc’s extensive digital coaching platform to create a holistic digital diabetes management solution for patients, providers, health systems and health plans.

From the official word emailed to MHW:

Voluntis developed Insulia, an FDA-cleared, prescription-only digital companion for people and their care teams using basal insulin to treat type 2 diabetes. It provides automated basal insulin dose recommendations for people with type 2 diabetes while enabling the health care team to remotely monitor progress.

The developer of BlueStar® – an FDA-cleared, digital therapeutic for individuals with type 2 diabetes – WellDoc is the first digital health company in the US to conduct randomized clinical trials that demonstrate significant clinical outcomes, as published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented at leading industry conferences. The clinical evidence shows a 1.7 to 2.0-point mean A1C reduction for individuals living with type 2 diabetes who used BlueStar.

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First Look: MEDNAX Announces Acquisition of Neonatology Practice in California

MEDNAX, Inc. announced Wednesday the acquisition of Tri-Valley Neonatal Medical Group, Inc., a private neonatology physician practice based in Van Nuys, Calif.

Tri-Valley Neonatal Medical Group was established in 2002 and employs three full-time and one part-time neonatologists as well as one neonatal nurse practitioner.

We’re told that the practice provides neonatology and newborn nursery services at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.

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