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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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New Study Finds Emergency Medicine Tops Healthcare’s Most Complex Physician Schedules

2016-Schedule-Complexity-MockupAccording to new research shared this week with MHW on physician shift scheduling trends, emergency medicine departments in the U.S. balance the most complex sets of staffing rules and monthly requests of any specialty in the medical sector.

The report, 2016 Physician Scheduling Complexity by Specialty, analyzed rules and requests used in 5,547 department schedules across 57 medical specialties.

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Global IoT Healthcare Market Set for Key Gains

Global IoT in Healthcare Market Set for Big GainsResearch and Markets has just released a new report that sheds some light on the growth of the IoT healthcare market.

According to the report in question, big gains are on the horizon.

“The global IoT in healthcare market accounted for revenue of $24,666.7 million in 2014, and it is expected to grow with a CAGR of 37.6% during 2015 – 2020,” the report summary notes.
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Healthcare Tech Veteran Joins REACH Health

reachA prominent healthcare technology veteran is reaching for a new opportunity.

Reach Health, a telemedicine software company, announced ahead of the weekend that Gary Christian has joined the senior executive team as chief operating officer, responsible for operations and finance.

Christian brings to the company what the Reach team calls “deep operational and financial experience,” with a long track record of success in the healthcare software and technology industry.

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Vocera’s Experience Innovation Network Releases Annual CXO Research Report

CXO thumbnailVocera Communications, Inc., a healthcare communications company, announced today that its Experience Innovation Network has released its second annual Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Report, “The Rise of the Healthcare Chief Experience Officer.”

Vocera’s Experience Innovation Network is described as an international group of industry thought leaders focused on putting the science behind the experience of care and discovering innovative solutions that meet the Quadruple Aim of improving population health, elevating patient-centered care, and reducing costs while restoring joy back to the practice of medicine.

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