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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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Helping Homeless Veterans with mHealth May Become a Reality


Helping Homeless Veterans with mHealth May Become a Reality   veterans mHealth news mHealth homeless healthcare It’s no secret or surprise that homeless veterans are high risk for health problems. But with each passing year, it becomes more apparent that mobile health tools can improve the care and treatment of homeless veterans, of which there were more than 62,000 as of 2014.

A study from Telemedicine and e-Health covered recently by Health Outcomes found that homeless veterans often suffer from chronic and mental illnesses and are more than twice as likely to be hospitalized as non-veteran homeless, according to Health IT Outcomes.

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HRSA Grants Helping Rural Communities Access Specialized Healthcare via New Technologies


HRSA Grants Helping Rural Communities Access Specialized Healthcare via New Technologies   telemedicine New Technologies mobile HRSA healthcare Health Resources and Services Administration grant In a recent announcement, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced a $22 million grant that is being dedicated to improving both the general and specialized healthcare needs in over 100 rural communities around the United States.

The grant will be distributed across 42 states, and will include a wide-range of both in-person medical care and a multitude of general and emergency telemedicine services.

Telemedicine stands to be a game changer when it comes to accessing specialists for patients of all ages and with a diverse array of healthcare needs.

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New Legislation Encourages Health Care System Payment Reforms


New Legislation Encourages Health Care System Payment Reforms   reform Peter Welch (D VT) healthcare Diane Black (R TN) Late last month, Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT) joined forces to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at encouraging a patient centered – as opposed to a fee centered — approach to modern healthcare, specifically by endeavoring to spark widespread health care system payment reforms.

The legislation would further improve the Accountable Care Organizations current protocols.

By focusing on improving the quality of a patient’s health, and quality of health care services provided (compared to picking and choosing healthcare options by how they fit into the patient’s a budget, or what insurance companies will pay for) this reform will improve the long-term care of each patient.

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