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CTG Aims to Strengthen Health Solutions and Life Sciences Practice


CTG Aims to Strengthen Health Solutions and Life Sciences PracticeThis week, the folks at CTG — an information technology (IT) services company — announced the addition of four senior industry professionals to its Health Solutions and Life Sciences practice.

According to a provided statement, the appointments include Laura Momplet, chief operations officer and chief clinical officer; Marie Murphy, delivery director, optimization and implementation (OI); Scott Gildea, delivery director, strategic programs; and Amy White, quality analyst lead. These additions reflect a focused investment in CTG’s healthcare practice that will help better position the group to meet the future needs of this dynamic market.
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Innovating at the Intersection of IT and Care


Innovating at the Intersection of IT and CareThe following is a guest contributed post by Jonathan Draper, Director of Product Management of Healthcare at Calgary Scientific, and contributor to Mobile Health Matters.

Breaking down the silos between data sources and departments involves a complex blend of technology and people that, not surprisingly, can result in conflict along the way. However, the ultimate goal remains the same for all: protect the patient. Understanding the concerns of each department and encouraging communication amongst the groups can reduce this tension, allowing for innovation to take hold and enhance care throughout an organization.

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Op-Ed: A Perfect Pair: The Right Health IT, for the Right Job


Op Ed A Perfect Pair The Right Health IT, for the Right JobThe following is a guest contributed post from Jonathon Dreyer, director of cloud and mobile solutions marketing at Nuance.

I’ve worked in the healthcare industry for many years, and the ways consumer trends shape health IT design have always interested me.  Working for a company that represents both industries is an exciting place to be, but has also underlined the fact that there are fundamental differences between the two types of technologies. And, when it comes to clinical speech recognition, accuracy and personal health information security are extremely important.

Health IT goes to medical school, too

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NHS Gives 17 Healthcare IT Entrepreneurs And Experts Up To £50,000 Each To Develop New Innovations


NHS Gives 17 Healthcare IT Entrepreneurs And Experts Up To £50,000 Each To Develop New InnovationsNHS England recently provided 17 healthcare IT entrepreneurs and experts £50,000 each to develop new healthcare technology. This is part of the NHS Innovation Accelerator program, which is designed specifically to support the growth small-scale health IT projects.

According to a report from Tech World, competition for funds was fierce, and the 17 selected were chosen from over 120 applicants. The projects they are working on a range anywhere from smartphone apps that remind children to brush their teeth, to mobile health monitors, and even mobile devices that can help to diagnose cancer in real time.

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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week


mHealth News Here’s What Happened This WeekHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Launches App for the Visually Impaired
Novartis Pharmaceuticals is busy trumpeting the release of new features for its ViaOpta applications, and the extension for use with smart watches.

Teladoc Services Enter New Market
On Wednesday, Teladoc — billed as the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider — announced its long-awaited arrival in a new market.
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d.health Summit 2015 Explores How New Innovations Can Improve The Healthcare Of Seniors


d.health Summit 2015 Explores How New Innovations Can Improve The Healthcare Of SeniorsThere have been numerous technological, legal, and clinical development in the healthcare field over the last few years. While it can be said that this is true for any period of time, the technological advances over the last few years have taken things to a whole new level.

It is for this reason that the d.health Summit 2015 will be focusing its attention on how these new advances can improve the quality of healthcare for aging Americans. The one-day summit will bring together healthcare providers, technology experts, finance experts, and public policy developers to discuss the impact of how the most recent advances can improve the quality and delivery of healthcare for our seniors.

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Major Money Raised for Low Income and Rural Community Healthcare


Major Money Raised for Low IncomeRural communities are in need of help in many areas. One area currently being addressed is in the realm of healthcare assistance. Across the United States, there is manpower and desire to assist, but not the technology to get it done fast and efficiently.

In 2011, President Obama ordered the creation of the White House Rural Council Initiative. This group, led by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), was established to help rural doctors and medical facilities find financing and enable them to afford healthcare information technology.

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