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Main Street Alliance Wants Answers on Healthcare from President-Elect Trump


Infographic The Small Business Guide to the ACAThis morning, Main Street Alliance — a national network of small business coalitions working to build a new voice for small businesses on important public policy issues — issued a statement seeking clarity on what the incoming Trump administration plans to do with healthcare.

As for the announcement, it is as follows:

The health care industry, our nation’s largest private sector industry and employer, makes up more than 17 percent of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The US health care industry has grown accustomed to the post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) business climate and faces uncertainty heading into a Trump Administration–one that has vowed to repeal the ACA as early as day one and provide a replacement at a later date. That uncertainty is shared by the small business owners on Main Street and could have a wide-ranging impact on the economy as a whole.
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Report: Moms Want 24/7 Access to Physicians


What Mobile Marketers Need to Know About Health Conscious MomsThe results of a new “Moms and Health Technology Survey” reveal that moms are constantly looking for better and easier ways to manage their family’s health, with all agreeing (100%) that having round the clock access to a doctor would be helpful.

Per the findings, seventy-one percent (71%) of moms surveyed reported losing more than two hours from the work/school day due to taking their child for a doctor visit, underscoring the critical need and importance of more convenient access to healthcare.

The survey was released by LiveHealth Online, an online resource that provides 24/7 access to board-certified doctors who are accessible via video chat on smartphones, tablets or PCs.

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Vocera Report Examines Physician and Nurse Burnout


HealthTap Touts First of Its Kind Doctor TrainingVocera Communications, a leading healthcare communications company, tells us that its Experience Innovation Network, focused on research and designing the next standards in care, has released a new report.

The report — Human Experience at the Forefront: Elevating Resilience, Well-Being, and Joy in Healthcare — presents research that examines how leaders at hospitals and health systems are addressing the challenges of care team burnout and compassion fatigue.

More than 150 executives from in-patient and out-patient organizations across the United States and Canada participated in the Experience Innovation Network study.
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Virtual Reality Tapped to Help Health Problems in The Netherlands


Virtual Reality's Role in Healthcare Continue to GrowAccording to a new report from VRJournal, there’s an innovative health-focused VR project now underway at NEMO Science Museum  in Amsterdam.

“The study is organized by UMC Utrecht and XL lab (represented by Atoms2Bits) and is designed to study the brain performance of people who have had serious health issues and experience psychological traumas as a result,” the projects organizers explain in the report.

The research, we’re told, takes the shape of a “Virtual Supermarket.”

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Healthcare First: InstaMed Achieves P2PE v2.0 Validation


AGNITY MobileCare Platform Tapped by Tech MahindraInstaMed, a healthcare-focused payments network, announced today that it has been validated by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC).

The company says it has met the “rigorous controls defined in the PCI SSC Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Standard version 2.0 for the protection of payment card data.”

We’re told that InstaMed is the first in healthcare to achieve P2PE v2.0 Validation and is the only single platform in healthcare that delivers an end-to-end payment solution that is PCI Level 1 Service Provider, EMV and HITRUST certified.
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Philips, Macquarie University and Emory Launching a First in Australian Healthcare


Australia Looks to Leapfrog U.S. on Digital Health AccessAhead of the weekend, mHealthWatch learned that Royal Philips, Macquarie University’s MQ Health in Sydney and Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia, announced the launch of Australia’s first – and only – remote intensive care unit (eICU) monitoring program, to improve the outcomes of high risk patients in most need of ‘round-the-clock’ observation.

According to a provided release, the partnership uses Philips’ remote intensive care unit (eICU) technology and will see Emory Healthcare intensivists and critical care nurses based onsite at Sydney’s MQ Health.

MQ Health is the first university-led integrated health campus in Australia, which brings together research and clinical care. This care model enables the Sydney-based US clinicians to provide continuous night-time critical care oversight to patients back in the United States during daytime hours, enabling the clinical team to be wide awake as opposed to working at night.

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CTG Appoints Vice Presidents to Lead Health Solutions Business


ctg-appoints-vice-presidents-to-lead-health-solutions-businessCTG, an information technology (IT) services and solutions company, just announced that Angela Rivera and Robert Barras have been appointed Vice Presidents of the company.

“These appointments reflect Angela and Rob’s strong leadership of our healthcare business in recent years, particularly as we have worked to adapt to the changes in the healthcare environment and market demand for health IT consulting services,” says Bud Crumlish, CTG’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “With a combined 48 years of healthcare experience, both have been significant contributors to CTG’s past growth, value-based solutions offerings and high customer retention, making them the right choice to lead CTG’s North American healthcare business unit in the future.”
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