Valley Home Care Celebrates Low Readmission Rate Via Cardiac Telehealth Program

Valley Home Care, part of Valley Health System in New Jersey, says it is proud to remain at the forefront of cardiac and chronic disease management. And they have reason to remain confident is their ability to stay on the forefront.

For the six months, Valley Home Care says it has achieved a readmission rate of 8.2% over 416 high-risk patients.

“This number far surpasses both the New Jersey state readmission rate benchmark of 16.9% and the national benchmark of 16.7%1,” a media release explains.

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University of Miami Health System, Gozio Health Announce Partnership

With the success of the newly opened Lennar Foundation Medical Center’s mobile wayfinding application, the University of Miami Health System will now expand the platform to include system-wide navigation for all its hospitals, specialty centers and clinics.

What’s driving the expansion? An en exciting new partnership, the details of which were shared with MHW this week.

We’re told that Gozio Health will develop the smartphone-based application with state-of-the-art indoor navigation and user features that engage patients in their care including physician directories, appointment scheduling, parking reminders and access to MyChart medical records.

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eWellness, Total Release Physical Therapy Ink Integration and Marketing Agreement

MHW learned Wednesday that eWellness Healthcare Corporation — a provider of telehealth solutions for clinical practices — has forged a new partnership with Total Motion Release Seminars (TMR).

TMR, if you’re not familiar, is a proprietary physical therapy methodology developed by Tom Dalonzo-Baker, MPT.

“TMR is a full-body oriented assessment and treatment approach which helps patients reduce their pain and impairments which are limiting their function,” an emailed statement reads. “This treatment approach is uniquely created to allow physical therapists to interact and treat their patients remotely so integration with PHZIO is expected to be widely adopted within the TMR community.”

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Dictum Health Makes Headway in Remote Patient Monitoring

Dictum Health, Inc., a top innovator in telehealth solutions for acute, post-acute, and remote patient monitoring, announced Wednesday that the company received FDA 510k clearance for spirometry, completing the cardiopulmonary capability of the IDM100 Medical Tablet.

“The system provides the most medically comprehensive telehealth solution in the market for clinical care anytime, anywhere,” a provided media release explains.

Intended for use with pediatrics and adults under supervision of a healthcare professional, the fully integrated diagnostic spirometer provides interpretation for immediate diagnostic assessment. The IDM100 Medical Tablet delivers the same clinical accuracy as an in-hospital exam, improving patient outcomes and reducing the risk of readmissions.

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PDi Communication Systems, Inc. Launches Next-gen Interactive Patient Devices

On Tuesday, MHW learned that PDi Communication Systems Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer of healthcare-grade entertainment solutions, is ready to continue its mission of improving patient experience with digital technology.

In recent days, the company formally unveiled a new brand of interactive patient touchscreen televisions coined medTV.

medTV delivers a meaningful digital experience designed around the patient.

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Mvix Touts Brand Experience Solution for Healthcare Providers Mvix

Mvix, a leading provider of content-rich digital signage solutions, has just announced the launch of a custom Brand Experience Solution for healthcare providers.

The solution, we’re told, engages patients via an integrated communication strategy – on site at the medical practice and online on social media.

According to the official word emailed to MHW:

The goal is simple: an integrated communication approach will showcase the practice on social media and within the office to reinforce the brand, practice philosophy, and educate the patient, thereby improving profitability. Considering 87% of health care visits are to physician offices, this holistic approach to branding improves the online dominance of the practice and extends this to patients on site at the office.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Named New York’s Top Hospital By U.S. News & World Report

This morning, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital — one of the largest and most comprehensive academic medical centers in the nation — is ranked New York’s No. 1 hospital for the 17th consecutive year (and No. 8 in the United States).

This distinction came in the published report from U.S. News and World Report’s annual survey of “Best Hospitals,” published online this morning.

The hospital has been once again included in the prestigious Honor Roll, which recognizes national excellence in multiple specialties.

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