TotalABA Announces Strategic Alliance with Digital Health Forward

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that TotalABA, a leader in providing Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) software for helping people with autism spectrum disorders, announced a strategic alliance with Digital Health Forward.

“The Digital Health Forward team has an extensive understanding of the current healthcare markets and the software needed to improve productivity and the quality of lives,” said Larry Morgan, CEO of TotalABA. “We have a deep knowledge of autism spectrum disorders and the best tools to help therapists and clinics spend more time with their students and less time doing administrative work.”

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Launches Digital Health Solutions Portfolio

Digital health is a hotbed for innovation, with venture capitalists spending nearly $5 billion in the space last year (think FitBits, Smart Scales, and wellness apps). With the constant surge in new products and services entering the market, it’s often difficult for companies to know which solutions can best address their employees’ unique health challenges. That’s why Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) is introducing the Emerging Solutions platform to curate market-leading health solutions and provide advice to employer customers on which solutions could best help improve their employees’ health.

Emerging Solutions is available to self-insured accounts with 1,000+ employees starting July 1, 2018. Currently, our offering includes nationally recognized solutions for diabetes prevention and management as well as fertility, pregnancy, and parenting—key health issues that are of interest to our accounts. These solutions are:

  • Livongo, the leading consumer digital health platform that empowers people with chronic conditions like diabetes to live better and healthier lives.
  • Omada, a digital provider of the Diabetes Prevention Program, delivering the tools and support for participants to improve lifestyle, behavior, and overall health.
  • Ovia Health, which uses technology and predictive coaching to support women from preconception and pregnancy through return-to-work and parenthood.

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News Release: CRF Health’s TrialMax eCOA Solution Selected for Landmark Pain Outcomes Study by Global Japanese Pharmaceutical Company

CRF Health, the leading provider of patient-centered eSource for the life sciences industry, today announced that its TrialMax Touch® and TrialMax Slate® solutions have been selected by a Global Category Japanese Pharmaceutical company for a significant pain trial. The Phase III trial will involve 800 screened and 320 randomized subjects across 40 sites in the US.

CRF Health’s TrialMax Touch® delivers an easy-to-use smartphone solution to collect the primary endpoint data of the study via a daily diary. With home-based patients and daily diary entries, the high compliance afforded by electronic data capture vs. paper was a key requirement. The high-quality solution was selected by the sponsor for the benefits it brings, such as streamlining data collection through instant capture, rather than requiring patients to visit a site, and a high compliance rate which is achieved through the solutions’ notification reminders, intuitive interface and mobility.

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Avizia, VeeMed Partner to Enable Seamless, Powerful Telehealth Programs

MHW learned this week that Avizia, powering system-wide telehealth, has announced its partnership with VeeMed, a leading provider of physician services for telehealth. The partnership aligns Avizia’s system-wide telehealth platform with VeeMed’s provider services for high-acuity use cases including neurology, behavioral health and intensive care—offering healthcare organizations flexible options to staff and power high-quality, comprehensive virtual care programs.

Through its collaboration with VeeMed, Avizia is able to offer healthcare organizations the full suite of telehealth tools and resources they need to conduct secure, seamless remote virtual consultations for high-acuity specialties.

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First Look: KabaFusion Partners with Digital Solutions Provider Citus Health

Media Release: Citus Health, a digital transformation and patient self-service solution provider for the post-acute care industry, announced today a new partnership with KabaFusion. KabaFusion specializes in IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) and home infusion IV therapy with seven pharmacist-owned, patient-focused specialty pharmacies serving over 40 states across the country.

The partnership will include the use and company-wide roll out of Citus Health’s Call Bell application, which will replace many phone and paper-based processes and workflows with digital and mobile solutions. Among other advancements, Call Bell will: allow patients to get immediate answers to commonly asked questions; facilitate secure, HIPAA-compliant messaging between patients, staff, and patients’ entire care team; allow prescribers to communicate with pharmacies in a convenient, secure manner; minimize or eliminate under- or over-supply in patient homes; and obtain patient and physician signatures electronically on documentation needed for billing and compliance.

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First Look: VillageMD Launches DocOS to Accelerate the Transformation of Primary Care

VillageMD, a leading national provider of primary care, has launched DocOS, its purpose-built digital healthcare system, that allows clinicians and patients to engage in patient care free from artificial physical or technical barriers, the official announcement reads.

With this ambient technology, physicians have access to critical patient information and insights that allows them to practice medicine optimally, all without changing their existing EHR.

“The shift to a value-centered health system requires that physicians proactively manage conditions by anticipating what patients are going to need, early enough so that we can make impactful interventions. Our operating system is the conduit to help make this happen,” said Clive Fields, M.D., co-founder and chief medical officer, VillageMD, and president of Village Family Practice, a large, multi-site clinic based in Houston. “This system allows us to extend the doctor-patient relationship beyond the exam room and into everyday life to promote faster, more convenient pre-emptive care. This is a game changer.”

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MobileCause Hires New CEO, Victor Limongelli

MHW learned Thursday that MobileCause — a leading provider of online fundraising and donor engagement software — has announced that the company’s board of directors has appointed Victor Limongelli as its new chief executive officer.

Limongelli brings more than 20 years of experience in leading and growing companies in the software industry. Most recently, he served as Chairman and CEO of AccessData, a provider of integrated digital forensics and e-discovery software. Previously, he served for seven years as president and CEO of Guidance Software, a digital forensics, e-discovery, and cybersecurity software company. During his tenure at Guidance, he led the company’s growth to $130 million in revenue, and helped lead its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2006.

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