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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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Hospitals in China Adopting Watson for Oncology

ATA Supporting Second China International Telemedicine SummitIBM and healthcare services organization Hangzhou CognitiveCare today announced 21 hospitals across China plan to adopt Watson for Oncology.

If you’re not familiar, the offering is billed as being a cognitive computing platform for physicians to help them deliver personalized, evidence-based cancer treatment options.

“The initial 21-hospital introduction is part of a far-reaching, multi-year partnership through which Hangzhou CognitiveCare will introduce Watson for Oncology to hospitals across China,” the morning’s announcement reads.
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Dictum Health Confirms EHR Integration With Eprosystem

Dictum Health Confirms EHR Integration With EprosystemDictum Health, Inc. and Eprosystem announced on Thursday the integration of EproMedical EHR software with Dictum Health’s end-to-end telehealth system, offering clinicians a complete solution that automates patient workflows, expands access to care, reduces costs, and expedites clinical decisions.

So how does it all work? Using the IDM100 medical tablet, Care Central software, and the EproMedical EHR, the integration “seamlessly stores and manages patient data – which eliminates paper records, manual data entry, and transcription errors – improving patient safety.”

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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

New Report Outlines Potential Benefits of Digital HealthHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Wearables Not Wearing Out Their Welcome, Says Latest Data
According to the latest data from IDC, global shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of 2016.

New Baxter Study Reveals the Perceived Value of Telemedicine
A new study conducted by Baxter International Inc. indicates healthcare systems in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain see value in supporting remote monitoring technology for chronic health conditions, including end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
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Nokia Technologies to Collaborate with Helsinki Healthcare Organizations

Nokia to Acquire Withings in Digital Health PowerplayAccording to the news out of Finland, Nokia Technologies is set to collaborate with HUS/Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine to create “innovative solutions for outpatient care and to foster mutual research and development.”

The first project under this collaboration will launch this quarter, with Nokia Technologies and HUS working to develop remote patient monitoring solutions. The collaboration is a first for Nokia Technologies, reflecting the company’s intent to enter the regulated healthcare space.

“Our vision is to empower people to make good decisions about their health by providing them and their physician with the critical information they need, when they need it,” said Cédric Hutchings, Vice President of Digital Health at Nokia Technologies. “I’m excited about our collaboration with HUS as it will help us extend our span of care from everyday health and wellness devices to clinical solutions that help improve patient/physician interaction while informing our continued research and development in the clinical space.”

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How Household Technology Can Address the Diversity Divide in Healthcare

HomeBanner1The following is a guest contributed post by Matt Joseph, CEO & Founder of Locent.

Providers have long faced the challenge of delivering care to many different types of people. Illness is colorblind and its correlated suffering is universal. However, the recent shift towards value-based care implicitly assigns financial penalties to those providers that fail to support underserved and diverse groups.

Among other initiatives, the CMS’ Hospital Readmission Reductions Program (HRRP) penalizes hospitals for readmitting patients for the same illnesses within a preset period. Hospitals must therefore find ways to ensure the recovery of all patients – including low-income and uninsured patients – or literally pay the price. As a result, the stakes are higher than ever to reach discharged patients and guide them actively through recovery.

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