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Healthcare Facilities Expected to Benefit from New Partnership


Stratus Video — a leading language access and telehealth company — and One Call Care Management (One Call), a leader within the workers’ compensation industry, have partnered to launch the first end-to-end language and transportation solution designed for healthcare facilities.

“While transportation and interpretation are not necessarily medical services, they are critical components of the treatment plan,” said Joseph McCullough, senior vice president of product at One Call. “Missed medical appointments due to a lack of transportation, or the inability to clearly and accurately communicate with a patient, can dramatically impact the road to recovery. The goal of this partnership is to eliminate these barriers so the patient may receive effective and timely care.”

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Only 17% of People Rank Health-Related Sectors as Most Innovative


Americans are flagging the need for more healthcare innovation, according to a recent Klick Health survey of 1,012 adults, conducted by Maru/Matchbox.

According to a report summary provided to MHW, only 17% of consumers polled in the 2017 Klick Health Consumer Survey on Healthcare Innovation currently perceive health-related industries as being the most innovative, out of 18 industries examined.

Specifically, pharmaceuticals & biotech, health & wellness, and hospital sectors lagged considerably in perceived innovation behind consumer electronics, telecommunications, and media & entertainment.
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How To Beat The Healthcare Odds In These Uncertain Times


Concerns about healthcare are on the rise in the United States

A recent Gallup poll revealed that Americans list healthcare as tied for the nation’s No. 1 problem, right along with dissatisfaction with government. Each of those was named by 18 percent of the people polled, far outdistancing any other worry.

Maybe it’s no coincidence that those two issues cause equal amounts of anxiety among Americans, says Chris Orestis, Executive Vice President of GWG Life.

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Healthcare Solution for Freelancers Plays ‘Huge Role’ for All Americans as Laws Change


The Access Organization (T.A.O.) just announced its plan to accommodate at least one million new members over the next three months.

If you’re not familiar, T.A.O. provides a non-insurance health program that aggregates nine healthcare services into one package.

The program includes Telemedicine, a Health Advocate, a Medication Advocacy Program (MAP), and six discount networks for dental, vision, hearing, prescription, diabetic supply, and vitamins.

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New Healthcare Tech Hits Amazon Prime


One Drop today announced that its blood glucose monitoring system One Drop | Chrome is now available for purchase on Amazon Prime.

If you’re not familiar, One Drop is a diabetes management platform that harnesses the power of mobile computing and data science to empower people with diabetes to improve their health and lives.

Through Amazon Prime, One Drop can now be ordered and delivered directly to the user’s doorstep in two days or less, creating an on-demand healthcare experience for a chronic condition that requires constant management.

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Report: One-Third of Healthcare Providers Use Remote Monitoring


Just how prevalent has remote patient monitoring become?

According to a new report, the details of which were shared today with mHealthWatch, about a third of healthcare providers are now using remote patient monitoring and video-based “Virtual Care” services to improve patient engagement and access to care and more of these programs are likely to come.

That’s the key takeaway from a freshly published survey commissioned by KPMG LLP, the U.S. tax, audit and advisory firm.
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Virginia Health Care Foundation Launches New Mobile App


mHealth News Here’s What Happened This WeekWith the financial support of Owens & Minor, Inc., the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has just launched what we’re told is a “ground-breaking, easy to use, mobile application for its web-based software, The Pharmacy Connection (TPC).”

The offering “expedites access to low or no-cost prescription medicines for uninsured Virginians.”

Created by VHCF, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to primary care for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians, this app helps doctors, who treat healthcare safety net patients, quickly identify and prescribe free or low-cost medications for chronically ill, uninsured individuals throughout Virginia and in 14 other states.
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