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Real-Time Location Technology Plays Important Role in Healthcare


“When a loved one is having surgery, being tied to the waiting room and wondering how things are going can be a time-consuming and stressful experience.”

That’s the opening statement in an announcement this week from The Northwest Michigan Surgery Center in Traverse City, Michigan.

To address this anxiety common among families, the facility now provides a novel solution. Its iCare Patient Tracker app, available on both computers and smart phones, puts peace of mind in the palm of a family member’s hand, allowing them to easily keep tabs on the patient’s progress.
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Global IoT in Healthcare Market Set for Big Gains


Global IoT in Healthcare Market Set for Big GainsThe market for healthcare focused IoT devices is heating up fast as we speed into the second half of this decade.

According to the latest market research and corresponding projections, the global IoT in Healthcare market was valued at $24,666.7 million in 2014, and it is expected to grow with a CAGR of 37.6% during 2015 – 2020.

Among the various components, the system and software segment is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period, with a CAGR of 40.7%.

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Mayo Clinic’s Kiosk Maker Partner in Financial Trouble


Mayo Clinic's Kiosk Maker Partner in Financial TroubleOne of the most respected healthcare institutions in the world, Mayo Clinic, is feeling the consequences this month of the bankruptcy of one Ohio-based kiosk-maker.

BizJournals is reporting that the bankruptcy in question has effectively “ended a Mayo Clinic telemedicine project in the Austin, Minn. area.”

HealthSpot Inc. filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in December. The Dublin, Ohio-based company provided Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo with three kiosks that let users remotely seek diagnoses for minor health conditions, the Rochester Post Bulletin reports.
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mPulse Mobile Secures $10 Million as Demand Grows for Proven Consumer Engagement Strategies in Healthcare


mPulse Mobile Proves a Magnet for Funding as Market Demand Swells for itsOn Tuesday morning, mPulse Mobile — a mobile engagement solutions provider focused on consumer health and wellness — announced that it has just secured $10 million in first close of Series A funding.

According to this morning’s formal announcement, HLM Venture Partners led the round while pre-series A round investors OCA Ventures, Merrick Ventures and Jumpstart Ventures also invested.

A statement shared with MHW notes that this new funding “will enable mPulse to enhance its analytics capabilities as the company builds upon its leadership position in making widespread consumer engagement in healthcare a reality.”

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OPINION: How Clinical Documentation Improvement Prepares You for a Value-Based World


OPINION How Clinical Documentation Improvement Prepares You for a Value-Based WorldThe following is a guest contributed post from Dr. Anthony Oliva, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Nuance.

The transition to value-based care is putting hospitals’ performance to the test. Healthcare leaders must ensure that their organizations can maintain reimbursement levels, while effectively treating patients and gathering accurate data to prove value and assess performance. Most people don’t know where to start to mitigate the risks.

In a recent HealthLeaders survey, 38% of respondents said the greatest risk hospitals face in transitioning to Value-Based Payment (VBP) models is the payment gap from Fee-for-Service (FFS).  I spend a significant amount of time talking to leaders about how to navigate this transition — from focusing on services and volume that drive revenue to making value-based changes that will produce partial financial benefits today, but will be increasingly important to survival of providers and health systems in 2016 and 2017.

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Looking Ahead in 2016: More Consumerism and Innovation, Less Gadgets, Still Not Enough Interoperability


Looking Ahead in 2016 More Consumerism and Innovation, Less Gadgets, Still Not Enough InteroperabilityThe following is a guest contributed post from AirStrip President Matt Patterson.

With a new year just getting started, most realists recognize that for all intents and purposes ACA is here to stay. No matter what discourse has transpired or how the next presidential election turns out, we are down a path of value-based care with no turning back. With that in mind, 2016 will see consumers having no other choice but to get more involved in their healthcare spend. Many more people are now insured, and benefit designs increasingly place more burden on the consumer to understand what’s covered, what’s not, and how best to spend their healthcare dollars.

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Custom Med Patient Services Launches New ‘Medical Collaboration’ Community


Custom Med Patient Services Launches New 'Medical Collaboration' CommunityCustom Med Patient Services Inc. announced today the formation of a new medical collaboration community that enables doctors to combine their collective wisdom online to “solve patient cases and save patient lives.”

According to a statement provided to mHealthWatch, more than 40,000 people die from fatal diagnostic errors in U.S. intensive care units each year. That’s based on the latest data from the US National Center on Policy Analysis.

Additionally, each year it is estimated that 20 percent of cases are misdiagnosed.
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