Health Data Now Easier to Access for CommonWell Members

Health Data Now Easier to Access for CommonWell MembersOn Tuesday, CommonWell Health Alliance announced that members will be giving patients access to their health data for the first time via the CommonWell network.

According to a news release to media, this access will be made possible by extending existing CommonWell services to enable a person to self-enroll in CommonWell, self-link their health records wherever they receive care, and self-query and view their health data available on the CommonWell network.

“Eight CommonWell members have already committed to deploying these services,” today’s announcement confirms.
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More Mobile Rewards on Tap for Retail Pharmacy Giant

walgreens-logoOur sister site MMW is reporting Tuesday that Walgreens Balance Rewards members can now apply their loyalty account at checkout through Android Pay.

This ability, we’re told, furthers the convenience of earning and redeeming points and expanding the company’s portfolio of unified mobile payments solutions.

Monday’s formal announcement explains that this latest integration gives the more than 85 million active Balance Rewards members, many of whom use Android devices, another way to earn and use loyalty points in-store, and eliminates the need to separately scan or enter their Balance Rewards card.

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Black Book Rolls Out New Healthcare Mobile Survey Apps

Black Book Rolls Out New Healthcare Mobile Survey AppsAhead of the weekend, Black Book Research, a surveyor of tech users, announced the release of mobile survey and polling applications for IOS and Android.

In addition to Black Book’s online web surveys, panel interviews and call center conducted assessments, the firm added recent improvements in the choice of survey digital experiences to shed new light on the demands, preferences and recommendations of the all user levels among healthcare software products and services, a provided statement explains.

We’re told that over 1,400 vendors are included in the survey apps with the option for respondents to write-in a vendor’s name if it does not appear.
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TreeHouse Health and Accenture Aim to Help Digital Health Startups

telemedicineOn Monday, mHealthWatch learned that TreeHouse Health, an innovation center that invests in emerging healthcare companies to help accelerate their growth, has tapped Accenture to provide “guidance and insights to its growing roster of digital health startups.”

Other insights regarding the pairing were shared on Monday.

“Accenture brings tremendous healthcare experience, insights and reach to TreeHouse Health,” says J.D. Blank, managing director at TreeHouse Health. “We are confident that this effort will help advance the mission of TreeHouse Health and the innovative companies we work with.”

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University Health Shreveport/LSU Health Tap TelePREOP

University Health Shreveport LSU Health Tap TelePREOPTelePREOP, provider of a telemedicine solutions suite designed to manage the workflows associated with the pre-operative, post-operative and transitional management of patients, shared some big news with mHealthWatch this week.

The company has just announced the latest partnership with the University Health Shreveport/ Louisiana State University (LSU) Health.

The TelePREOP platform will help the University Health Shreveport to prepare their patients for surgery and incorporate cutting-edge technology to serve their populations.

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The 13th Annual Partners Connected Health Symposium to Focus on Innovation in Tech-Enabled Healthcare

AGNITY MobileCare Platform Tapped by Tech MahindraAccording to a statement this week from event organizers, the 13th annual Partners Connected Health Symposium is focusing, more than ever, on innovation in technology-enabled healthcare.

This process, organizers say, is fueled, in large part, “by startup companies, entrepreneurs and leading-edge clinicians.”

Once again hosted by Partners Connected Health, this two-day event will take place October 20-21 at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center.

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The Focus on Ambulatory Care Pressures Clinicians to Prove Quality

The Focus on Ambulatory Care Pressures Clinicians to Prove QualityThe following is a guest contributed post to MHW from Patrick Gardner, VP and GM of Clintegrity Line of Solutions for Nuance Healthcare.

The future of the healthcare industry is rapidly changing as patients’ needs evolve. Motivated by convenience, efficiency, and cost, ambulatory care is extremely attractive to patients. Healthcare organizations are increasingly carving out specialized outpatient services and looking for physicians to help manage the spike in volume while adapting to consumerism successfully.

Since quality will be rewarded and reimbursed regardless of where care is delivered, everyone needs to know what is really happening with the patient from both a clinical and business perspective to transition successfully.  Once again, physicians are in the cross hairs trying to focus on patients with a swirl of changes surrounding them.

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