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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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More Employers Advocating For Telemedicine on Behalf of Their Employees


More Employers Advocating For Telemedicine on Behalf of Their Employees   telemedicine Teladoc MDLive HealthTap healthcare Doctor on Demand American Well With the notable advances in telemedicine over the last few years, many employers who once balked at paying for telemedicine services or access to telemedicine services are now having a change of heart.

Incredibly, nearly 50% of employers are now advocating for — and even willing to pay for  — some form of telemedicine service.

The reasons for the change of heart are many, including the lower cost of telemedicine consultations and less time spent out of the office while employees still receive the quality medical care they desire and deserve.

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Why Healthcare Companies Should Shift More Budget to Mobile


Why Healthcare Companies Should Shift More Budget to Mobile   mobile healthcare digital marketing Advertising By now, it’s clear to healthcare marketers and professionals alike that patients and medical organizations now view their mobile devices as important tools for healthcare services and communications.

But it’s also time for mobile to be more closely aligned with marketing in the healthcare industry. It’s a trend playing out across myriad industries today, however.

On Tuesday, The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), kicked off its SM2 Innovation Summit with the release of a new report titled “How Big is the Mobile Marketing Opportunity.”

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