Only 17% of People Rank Health-Related Sectors as Most Innovative

Americans are flagging the need for more healthcare innovation, according to a recent Klick Health survey of 1,012 adults, conducted by Maru/Matchbox.

According to a report summary provided to MHW, only 17% of consumers polled in the 2017 Klick Health Consumer Survey on Healthcare Innovation currently perceive health-related industries as being the most innovative, out of 18 industries examined.

Specifically, pharmaceuticals & biotech, health & wellness, and hospital sectors lagged considerably in perceived innovation behind consumer electronics, telecommunications, and media & entertainment.
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Maternal Instincts: MEDNAX Announces Latest Acquisition

MEDNAX, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Greater Nashville Perinatology, PLC, a private maternal-fetal medicine physician practice based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Established in 2009, Greater Nashville Perinatology employs one physician, seven sonographers and five non-clinical associates.

According to a provided release, the practice specializes in care for expectant mothers, including those with high-risk and complicated pregnancies, by providing consults, various diagnostic testing including percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS), ultrasounds, genetic counseling, inpatient services, and deliveries.
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24/7 Kid Doc Announces Telemedicine Installation in Georgia Schools

24/7 Kid Doc, Inc. — a healthcare company providing Telemedicine solutions to public schools at no cost — has just announced that it has established a second pilot program, this time with the Montgomery County School District in Georgia.

Training on the Company’s proprietary Connect-a-Doc Telemedicine system was completed May 30th by Dr. Noberto Benitez, the company’s Medical Director.

“75% of what I can do in an office visit, I can do with Telemedicine, hundreds if not thousands of miles away from the patient,” said Dr. Benitez.
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Minnesota Timberwolves, Fitbit Announce Partnership

MHW learned today that The Minnesota Timberwolves, as part of a series of summer announcements highlighting a new era for the organization, have formalized a new three-year partnership with Fitbit, a leading global wearables brand.

According to a provided statement, Fitbit is now the “Official Wearable” and “Official Sleep Tracker” of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx and Iowa Wolves in a partnership that extends to the court, arena, back-office and fans.

In short, Fitbit will provide access to devices to all three teams, including business and basketball staffs, offering personalized insights that can be used to gain a competitive advantage and improve performance throughout the organization.
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BioBeats Inks UK Distribution Agreement with AXA PPP Healthcare

BioBeats, a digital health and artificial intelligence group, announced today it has entered into an agreement with AXA PPP healthcare to offer its interactive wellbeing platform and app, Hear and Now, to its UK corporate clients.

“Hear and Now has specifically been selected by AXA as its digital healthcare platform due to its demonstrated ability to help users manage their work-related stress, wellbeing and fatigue,” the official word reads.

Founded in 2013, BioBeats has developed its revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and software based on evidence-based stress management to target wellbeing in the workplace.
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Golden Opportunity: Harbor Health Systems Networks Receive Approvals for Telemedicine

The Golden State is welcoming Harbor Health Systems, a One Call Care Management company.

The organization has just announced that it is one of the first companies to receive approval from the California Department of Workers’ Compensation to offer telemedicine through its medical provider networks (MPNs).

“This approval is a positive step forward in improving access to high quality care for injured workers,” said Linda Lane, president of Harbor Health Systems. “We can now offer the capability to patients and to payers to search the Harborsys MPN provider directory and find high performing physicians who offer telemedicine, or to be directed to these physicians by our Medical Access Assistant staff. The telemedicine capability and the ability to find physicians who offer this service is especially important in rural areas, as well as to make care immediately accessible twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.”
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Partners in Digital Health Launches Blockchain in Healthcare Today

Partners in Digital Health, a communications and publishing group, has launched Blockchain in Healthcare Today, its newest portfolio title.

Blockchain in Healthcare Today, we’re told, will assist the healthcare industry and its leadership in sharing the objective evaluation of proof of sustainable, integrated blockchain implementation and deployments across the healthcare continuum through proven, and scientifically validated evidence.
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