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Validic Survey: Majority of Healthcare Organizations Lagging in Digital Health Strategies


Validic Survey Majority of Healthcare Organizations Lagging in Digital Health StrategiesAccording to Validic, one of the healthcare industry’s leading digital health platforms, the freshly published findings of a new global survey of healthcare organizations shows that many of them are lagging when it comes to digital progress.

Validic received responses from more than 450 healthcare organizations; the survey was designed to help researchers better understand the current state of digital health strategies across healthcare.

Digital health is information technology, inclusive of both hardware and software solutions, which enables the managing, tracking and analyzing of an individual or population’s health and wellness. They’re mostly focused on improving healthcare delivery, quality, and access. The hope is that they could also reduce costs and spur a more personalized approach to the delivery of healthcare services.

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Adherium & AstraZeneca Join Forces To Improve Patient Outcomes For Those Struggling With COPD, Asthma, And Other Respiratory Diseases


Adherium  AstraZeneca Join Forces To Improve Patient Outcomes For Those Struggling With COPD, Asthma, And Other Respiratory DiseasesSurprisingly, less than 50% of asthma patients use their inhalers as directed. Without proper use, this can lead to inconsistent results—and a greater frequency of respiratory challenges. This is one of the many reasons why Adherium (NZ) and AstraZeneca have joined forces to determine how digital health technology can be of benefit for patients with respiratory diseases.

Adherium will be responsible for developing and supplying new devices and sensors designed to support patients with COPD and asthma. Their goals also include improving consistency of inhaler use.

Adherium has already achieved success with their Adherium Smartinhaler. In clinical tests it proved to increase prescription adherence by up to 59% in adults—and up to 180% in children.

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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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Shifting to Mobile—Health and Pharma Concerns When Marketing to Multicultural Groups


Shifting to Mobile Health and Pharma Concerns When Marketing to Multicultural GroupsThe following is an exclusive guest contributed post to mHealthWatch from Rae Votta, Senior Account Planner at Prime Access.

Because mobile devices are relatively inexpensive compared with purchasing full-size computers and paying for ongoing internet service, many people—including those from ethnically and culturally diverse groups—have shifted the bulk of their online activities to mobile devices. Health and pharmaceutical companies have some of the same challenges as other industries, but they also have unique mobile marketing issues. Here are some that should be considered in health and pharma mobile marketing campaigns:

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Dell’s Ongoing Commitment To Healthcare Technology Leads to a New Chief Medical Officer


Dell’s Ongoing Commitment To Healthcare Technology Leads to a New Chief Medical OfficerDell Services has long been committed to the goal of improving healthcare by use of information technology. It is for this reason that Dell has a Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) division lead by Vice President and Global General Manager Sid Nair.

In a recent announcement, Dell shared that they have appointed Nick van Terheyden, M.D., former Chief Medical Information Officer of Nuance Communications, as the new Dell Healthcare & Life Sciences Chief Medical Officer.

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Partners Launch New Game-Changing Virtual Care Service


Partners Launch New Game-Changing Virtual Care ServiceThis week, UMass Memorial Health Care is making waves with the forthcoming launch of virtual physician visits for diagnosis and treatment of common health concerns.

The organization tells mHealthWatch in a provided statement that the central Massachusetts health care leader “has partnered with Zipnosis, a Minneapolis- based company, to provide an online diagnosis and treatment service that will connect patients to UMass Memorial clinicians online to receive prompt, high-quality virtual care for common medical conditions, such as sinus infections, colds and flu, female bladder infections and pink eye.”

Starting in October any of UMass Memorial Health Care’s 12,900 employees who have a UMass Memorial provider will be able to use the new service The health care system hopes to offer it to the general public in early 2016.
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Vocera, Zebra Technologies Tout New Enterprise-Class Clinical Communication Solution


Vocera, Zebra Technologies Tout New Enterprise-Class Clinical Communication SolutionThis week, mobile healthcare communications company Vocera shared with mHealthWatch details of its new partnership with Zebra Technologies Corporation.

If you’re not familiar, Zeba serves up solutions and services that provide visibility into organizations’ “assets, people and transactions.”

Based on the details shared, the Vocera Collaboration Suite will be available on Zebra’s MC40-HC Android mobile computer.
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