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Report: Doctors and Pharmacists Want ‘Major Pharma Industry Change’ in 2016


Report Doctors and Pharmacists Want 'Major Pharma Industry Change' in 2016Doctors, pharmacists, and managed care executives in the US want important changes to the pharmaceutical industry in 2016 — including lower drug prices for patients, greater pharmacy reimbursement, and an expanded focus on patient-centered care.

That’s the assessment made in a statement provided Monday morning to mHealthWatch from InCrowd.
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Leading Social Network for Doctors Welcomes Mexican and Spanish Physicians


Leading Social Network for Doctors Welcomes Mexican and Spanish PhysiciansSERMO, a leading social network for doctors (with nearly 470,000 members in seven countries), has just announced its latest international expansion.

The move in question, we’re told, opens the platform’s doors to 260,000 Mexican and 232,000 Spanish doctors.

SERMO is the largest global social network exclusively for physicians available now in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, the UK and the US.

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Capital BlueCross Aims to Connect Customers, Doctors with Live Video


Live video is poised to make doctor consultations a lot easier in the future.

And even in the very near future for many people with Capital BlueCross plans.

Starting next year, patients won’t have to wait — “you’ll be able to visit with a doctor by live, high-quality video right away, right from your home, with the click of a button.”
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Physicians Now Have a Tool to Help Them Determine The Best Health Apps for Their Patients


Physicians Now Have a Tool to Help Them Determine The Best Health Apps for Their PatientsWhile there are thousands of fitness and healthcare apps to choose from today, the selection is overwhelming for both patients and physicians alike. While the vast majority of physicians can agree that apps have the potential to be beneficial, most are too unfamiliar with the current apps on the market to refer a patient to a specific app with confidence. It is for this reason that AppScript was developed.

AppScript was developed by Quantia, Inc., the Physician Engagement Platform, and IMS Health. The platform not only helps healthcare professionals evaluate and determine the best mobile apps and mobile technology for their patients, but physicians can purportedly rest assured that the mobile products they prescribe are referred by a responsible and trusted source.

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1 Out of 3 Doctors Suggesting Mobile Health Apps To Their Patients


© Copyright 2011 CorbisCorporationAccording to Endocrinology Advisor, more than one-third of all doctors are now suggesting mobile apps to their patients. It is also expected that in the coming years, mobile applications will play a larger role in assisting doctors with both diagnosing and treating their patients.

For the time being, no app is the clear front runner among various physician favorites. In fact, many doctors are unsure of which apps to direct their patients to. This is due in part to the fact that there are currently over 40,000 mHealth apps to choose from and more being developed every day. On top of that, few apps that have FDA approval.

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The Digital Doctor Will See You Now, But Wants to be Paid


The Digital Doctor Will See You Now, But Wants to be PaidTelemedicine is taking the medical world by storm, offering more and more opportunities for doctors to examine, consult with, and treat patients without them ever having to visit the office.

But digital docs want to be paid.

What’s needed, say industry observers, is a shift toward insurance companies providing coverage for a service that still doesn’t enjoy a streamlined reimbursement system.

The issue has come up recently in Washington state.

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Practice Unite Launches First Secure, Real-Time Patient App for Communication with Physicians


Practice Unite Launches First Secure, Real-Time Patient App for Communication with PhysiciansTalk about an app whose time has come.

The first secure, HIPAA-compliant, real-time app has been created by Practice Unite.

“A secure, customizable, mobile application platform for healthcare organizations, the Practice Unite patient app … allows communication not only between clinicians but also directly between clinicians, care coordinator, home care aides, and their patients through the use of customized apps on their smartphone,” according to the company.

The Practice Unite platform and apps are designed to allow physicians, nurses, and authorized staff to connect and communicate with patients in real-time. It’s an asset for patients, who will be able to interact and receive faster responses from clinicians regarding medical questions, tests, or other important information.

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