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The ‘Benefits’ of Online Dermatology Come to Highmark


The ‘Benefits’ of Online Dermatology Come to Highmark   Online Dermatology mobile health Highmark healthcare DermatoligistonCall For years, people needing dermatology care have been experiencing the same problem as those looking to see their family practitioners – an absurdly long wait for an appointment.

Launched last year, DermatoligistonCall is solving this problem by offering “quick and convenient” access to quality skin care from board-certified dermatologists through an online platform.

Patients simply create an account where they can submit photographs and descriptions of their condition and receive a response within three business days.

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Spending Growth for India’s Healthcare Providers


Spending Growth for India’s Healthcare Providers   technology spending mobile health India healthcare Garter, Inc., an information technology research and advisory company, reports that healthcare providers in India are expected to spend US $1.1 billion on IT products and services in 2014, a 5% increase from 2013.

The forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (hospitals, hospital systems, ambulatory service and physicians’ practices) on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices, and telecom services.

IT Services includes consulting, implementation, IT outsourcing, and business process outsourcing, and will be the largest spending category, expecting to reach $300 million, up from $280 million last year.

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Report: Health Startups Fail Due to Payment Models


Report: Health Startups Fail Due to Payment Models   startups Northwest Venture Partners mHealth healthcare Casper de Clercq, a partner at Northwest Venture Partners, recently told VentureBeat that 60-70% of digital health startups “are likely to fail because they are unclear about their go-to market strategy, and don’t have a good understanding of who’s ultimately going to pay for their product.”

As deductibles rise, there’s an expectation that consumers will take on more healthcare expenses, but that’s not the case. Providers, payers, and employers are the primary customers for startups.

In evaluating startups’ solutions you should ask “Who cares about this? Is it actionable? Is the person who cares about it going to pay for it?” A customer’s return on investment needs to happen quickly, within 12-18 months, while providers have a longer timeframe, 2-3 years.

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CHE Trinity Health, Sharecare Discuss New Partnership


CHE Trinity Health, Sharecare Discuss New Partnership   Sharecare Partnership mobile marketing healthcare CHE Trinity Health Representatives for CHE Trinity Health and Sharecare tell mHealthWatch that their recently announced partnership is designed to provide consumers and patients with a personalized, localized engagement platform across the 20 states encompassing the CHE Trinity Health system.

The partnership will “engage consumers in their wellness with informative and compelling digital content, and CHE Trinity Health’s regional health systems will have new avenues for patient acquisition and online physician profiles.”

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Which Industries Are Poised to Win the Future of Wearables?


Which Industries Are Poised to Win the Future of Wearables?   wearables Mobile Devices healthcare There are still some folks around who remember outhouses and manual typewriters. But fewer and fewer, to be honest.

Now we’re in the zoom era of technological innovation. In the last decade, the reach of digital media has been staggering. First it was smartphones that revamped our lives. Next up? Wearables.

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, about 130 million wearable devices will be sold by 2018.

Connected gadgets could change our lives, our health, our habits.

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Healthcare Innovation Mini Unconference Set for October 22nd


Healthcare Innovation Mini Unconference Set for October 22nd   mHealth Healthcare Innovation Mini Unconference healthcare If you’re in Pasadena, California next Wednesday, October 22nd, you may want to head over to The Pasadena Towers at 10 a.m

As part of the Innovate Pasadena Connect Week, the Healthcare Innovation Mini Unconference will take place Wednesday.

The event will help bring together everyone to talk about healthcare problems, come up with ideas, do group collaboration and come up with potential solutions.

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Facebook Boss Joins The Global Fight Against Ebola


Facebook Boss Joins The Global Fight Against Ebola   mobile Mark Zuckerberg healthcare facebook Ebola On Tuesday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stepped up to aid in the global effort to curtail the alarming rate at which the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread.

Last night, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, confirmed their plans to donate $25 million to help fight the horrid virus.

We’re told the funds will be given to the Center for Disease Control Foundation.
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