UnitedAg Expands Relationship with Teladoc

Teladoc Services Enter New MarketTeladoc, Inc. has just announced that UnitedAg has expanded the telehealth benefits for its 35,000 insured members to include coverage for behavioral health, dermatology and smoking cessation.

With strong utilization across Teladoc’s wide array of general health services, along with a high percentage of repeat telehealth visits, UnitedAg “sees significant value in providing these additional services to its members,” today’s announcement reads.

“A big part of the value equation that we offer our members and their families is access to cost-effective, high-quality care through Teladoc,” said Kirti Mutatkar, president and CEO of UnitedAg. “Since we joined Teladoc in July 2015, our members have continued to use and rely on their telehealth benefits, so the choice to further expand this relationship is a logical one.”
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SnapMD Adds New Administrative Patient Queue Management Tools

HealthTap Touts First of Its Kind Doctor TrainingAhead of the weekend, SnapMD — a telemedicine technology innovator — announced the introduction of new Administrative Patient Queue Management tools to its Virtual Care Management (VCM) telemedicine platform, which enables non-clinical staff to manage patient traffic and clinical staff schedules.

We’re told that the fully redesigned administrative interface allows for platform administrators to view all patients waiting in the queue, patient demographics, location on a global scale, appointment type, and much more.
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Compulink Showcases MACRA-Ready Ophthalmology EHR

rx_notebook_bg_mediumCompulink Business Systems, Inc., a leader in EHR and Practice Management for ophthalmology, will demonstrate the latest enhancements to its Ophthalmology Advantage system at the Hawaiian Eye meeting in Kauai (January 15-20).

Among the key innovations is OneTab—a single tab exam layout that allows providers to easily view and document the exam from one screen, the company tells mHealthWatch.com.

Used by 10,000 providers nationwide, Compulink’s all-in-one system supports the entire practice workflow—clinical, business, and surgical center—to maximize efficiencies, increase profitability. Features include EHR, billing, scheduling, e-Prescribing, ASC, optical, patient engagement tools, telemedicine, and RCM services.

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Host.net Rolls Out HIPAA-Compliant Healthcare IT Package

80 Percent of mHealth Apps Vulnerable to HIPAA Violations and MoreHost.net, a multinational provider of cloud, managed infrastructure and network services, announced Thursday the launch of its HIPAA-compliant Healthcare IT solution.

The new Host.net HIPAA Compliance Package is designed to “arm hospitals, doctors offices and healthcare service providers with secure ways to meet complex compliance regulations, protect patient privacy, establish and improve telehealth and telemedicine services and adeptly address critical healthcare IT requirements.”

Through Host.net’s HIPAA-compliant services — including colocation, physical security, cooling and power redundancies, multi-layer network redundancy and hybrid IT solutions — healthcare providers can ensure their complex data and voice infrastructure is compliant and secure.

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Blockchain in Healthcare to Premier at HIMSS17

himss17-logoPremiering at HIMSS17, IEEE Computer Society’s  Blockchain in Healthcare, a Rock Stars of Technology Event , co-hosted with the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), will provide healthcare business and IT professionals the knowledge they need now “to protect and secure data, electronic health records, connected devices, and health information exchanges with new blockchain technologies.”

According to a statement emailed to MHW today, Blockchain in Healthcare, one of the most controversial technologies of 2017, promises to address security and data integrity issues of the increasing volume of patient data managed by doctors, hospitals and insurance companies.
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LifeMap Solutions, Stanford University School of Medicine Researchers to Launch App

LifeMap Sciences Announces Partnership with MedGenomeLifeMap Solutions, a digital health pioneer and co-developer of ResearchKit-enabled app Asthma Health, has just announced that the company has worked with researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine to develop and launch MyHeart Counts 2.0.

This version of the ResearchKit app–which is driving one of the largest studies of cardiovascular health ever conducted–presents users with graphs that show how they compare to other users in terms of how many steps they take each day, how happy they are, how much they sleep and the quantity of vegetables they are eating.

Most notably, the app also features the Stanford Coaching Module, which includes personalized coaching that varies for each user, depending on his or her activity profile.

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QuiO Named Innovation Champion of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

quio_opening_page_huoplhThis week, mHealthWatch learned that QuiO, a digital healthcare company providing smart injection devices and connected software, has been named the inaugural Innovation Champion of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge.

If you’re not familiar, the challenge itself brings together leading-edge startups with prominent health and life sciences organizations to tackle some of the world’s greatest healthcare challenges, including access, affordability and transparency.
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