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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Digital Health Platform Innovator

Frost Sullivan Recognizes Digital Health Platform InnovatorBased on its recent analysis of the healthcare data interoperability market, Frost & Sullivan has just recognized Validic with the 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership.

Validic’s Digital Health Platform, if you’re not familiar, is a cloud-based data interoperability platform that facilitates the “fluid and secure transfer of health information” from a multitude of digital sources to key healthcare stakeholders, including providers, payers, health IT vendors, pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs).

This ability to enable a seamless connection to health insights from diverse data sources including in-home clinical devices, consumer health applications, biometric sensors and fitness wearables makes Validic the most comprehensive and advanced connected health solution presently available in the market.

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New Report Outlines Potential Benefits of Digital Health

New Report Outlines Potential Benefits of Digital HealthAlthough digital health represents important innovations in care delivery, Partners Connected Health authors suggest that the potential risks need to be better understood.

That’s the opinion shared in new piece published in a recent issue of JAMA (April 26, 2016, Volume 315, Number 16) by Drs. Agboola, Bates and Kvedar. In the op-ed, both respected healthcare professionals outlined the benefits and recommended applications of digital health technologies for policy makers, health care administrators and clinical leaders to reduce patient safety risks.

Digital health refers, in this article, to the use of advanced electronic communication and monitoring technologies to exchange health information, by clinicians, health care organizations and patients.
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Report: Mobile, Digital ‘House Calls’ Save Time And Money

Report Mobile, Digital 'House Calls' Save Time And MoneyWith our jam-packed schedules, there is simply no time to get sick. When a scratchy throat or other non-emergency health concern arises, it is almost impossible to get in to see your primary health care provider in a reasonable timeframe, particularly with the non-stop demands of work and family. On top of that, many health concerns arise after hours or on the weekends when finding access to healthcare is more of a challenge.

It is for this reason that electronic house calls have becoming the new norm.

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Digital Health Funding Posts Another Record Quarter

Digital Health Funding Posts Another Record QuarterQ1 2014 brought with it a new record in digital health venture funding.

According to the latest data from Rock Health, not only did January set a record month in both deals and dollars, the first quarter of 2014 set an all-time record for digital health funding in a single quarter.

“Nearly $700M in funding poured into the space, paving the way for the biggest year ever for the industry,” the report summary reads. “Q1 2014 experienced a mind blowing 87% year-over-year growth versus Q1 2013.”

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Mayo Clinic Website Receives Top Honors from Sitecore

Mayo Clinic Website Receives Top Honors from SitecoreAs it turns out, Mayo Clinic offers more than just world-class healthcare. It also offers one of the best digital experiences in North America.

On Thursday, Sitecore – a provider of customer experience management software – announced the 2013 Site of the Year winners for North America.

Now in its sixth year, Sitecore Site of the Year recognizes “the leading organizations who use Sitecore to create engaging, personalized digital experiences for every customer that engages with their brand across all channels.”

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Cigna and Samsung Aim to Deliver Digital Health Improvements

Cigna and Samsung Aim to Deliver Digital Health ImprovementsThis week, global health service company Cigna and electronics giant Samsung Electronics officially forged a new partnership for the sake of advancing digital health.

Although mHealthWatch routinely covers mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships in the digital health arena, this one is more robust and rich with potential than most.

The companies, we’re told, have signed a multi-year agreement to co-develop health and wellness related features built into Samsung’s S Health on Samsung’s major smart mobile devices.
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Venture Capital Clings to mHealth

Venture Capital Clings to mHealthIn their mid-year report on the state of digital health investments, health IT incubator firm Rock Health reported venture capital investment in digital health companies grew 12% in the first six months of 2013.

All told, that’s $849 million in venture capital directed toward a market estimated to be valued at $6.6 billion this year and $20.7 billion by 2018.

Nonetheless, some venture capitalists still can’t get enough of the products and applications that make the most of mobile, particularly in the realm of health and fitness.
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