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Zynx Health Partners with McKesson to Optimize Order Set Deployment


Zynx Health Partners with McKesson to Optimize Order Set DeploymentZynx Health is touting the release of a new integration between ZynxOrder and Paragon Hospital Information System release 13 from McKesson.

As a result, we’re told that the integration makes order set management “easy” through automated content synchronization.

A rep for Zynx Health says this intuitive solution eliminates common integration challenges including time-consuming file-based uploads.
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Mobile Apps: Ready to Meet the Medication Adherence Challenge?


Mobile Apps Ready to Meet the Medication Adherence ChallengeThe following is a guest contributed post by Nicholas Ratto, PharmD, manager of First Databank’s Consumer Drug Information group.

Consider this clinical care conundrum: Medical science has transformed HIV into a manageable chronic disease, and many types of cancer into curable conditions, while also expanding therapeutic options for challenging chronic diseases such as diabetes. Yet, many Americans are not benefiting from these treatment advances. A major culprit? Poor medication adherence — a problem that leads to lower quality of life, preventable deaths and avoidable medical spending – to the tune of $105 billion directly linked to medication non-adherence in the US alone.

A frustrating situation, indeed.

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mHealth Being Used to Combat Infant Mortality in Malawi


mHealth Being Used To Combat Infant Mortality In MalawiWhen looking at infant mortality in Malawi, the numbers are staggering. In 2013 alone, 41,000 children died before turning 5-years-old. To make matters worse, BioMed Central notes, over half of these deaths were caused by diseases that can be prevented and treated with early detection and proper medical care. This includes meningitis, pneumonia, diarrhea and sepsis.

Since medical facilities in Malawi serve patients on a first-come first-serve basis, receiving quality medical care can be a challenge. It was for this reason that the Meningitis Research Foundation launched Action Meningitis in 2012.

With the use of an innovative mobile app, and training of just over 190 healthcare professionals, 220,000 children have been treated in the past 2 years. The app not only makes healthcare easier to access, but has improved patient flow in clinics by significantly decreasing patient care times. This means that the healthcare for both adults and children in Malawi have improved.

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mHealth Seeing Positive Strides In Venture Capital Funding


mHealth Seeing Positive Strides In Venture Capital FundingThe first quarter numbers are in, and so far 2015 is seeing positive strides in venture capital funding for healthcare IT and digital health companies.

Business Solutions reports that total investments were around $784 million in Q1, of which mHealth secured the largest share of investments at 36%. Of that 36%, 56 deals were made.

The surge in mHealth funding is likely related to the FDA providing investors who were formally on the fence when it came to mHealth with a clear understanding of what their regulatory guidelines would be. Since the FDA will be providing minimal regulations and guidelines, many investors are now contributing to this still emerging industry.

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The Weight Loss Industry Hopping on The Mobile Bandwagon


The Weight Loss Industry Hopping on The Mobile BandwagonIn response to the growing number of consumers searching for weight loss products on their mobile devices, the weight loss industry is taking note. Intechra Health is one such company that has invested much time and energy in meeting their mobile consumers’ needs.

According to Mobile Commerce News, it is estimated that 1 out of every 4 searches is now performed on mobile devices, and this number is higher for some industries than others. For example, before purchasing a weight loss product found in a store, on TV, or in a magazine, most consumers will perform a Google search.

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The Need For Well-Designed And Tested Insulin Apps Is Still Alive And Well


The Need For Well-Designed And Tested Insulin Apps Is Still Alive And WellWhile you can head online and find close to 50 paid apps designed to determine proper dosing for insulin, a recent study by Global eHealth Unit at the Imperial College London has found that the vast majority of these apps fall short. In fact, many of these apps were developed during the app boom, and have not been updated in years.

While an app that can accurately calculate mealtime dosing for short-acting insulin after entering in carbohydrates, pre-meal blood sugar, physical activity, and other pertinent information seems as though it would be both easy and convenient, most apps struggle with even these basics. The study, highlighted by MedPage Today, found that:

  • 30% of the apps would not share their formula
  • 91% had incorrect techniques for numeric inputs
  • 67% showed risk factors for inappropriate dose recommendations because their actual calculation did not match their formula
  • 24% did not operate consistently

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Medication Management Going Mobile: 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit Shares Some Breakthrough Findings


Medication Management Going Mobile 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit Shares Some Breakthrough FindingsThe role that mobile apps can play in day-to-day health and wellness is still something that is being explored — but all signs point to promising results.

Now, in a joint partnership, Avella Specialty Pharmacy and leading mobile health provider mscripts have completed a 6 month study to determine how a mobile app can help improve prescription medication management.

This study will be presented at the 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, which is being held on May 7 in Las Vegas. The study found that over a period of 6 months, HIV patients were 2.9 times more likely to adhere to their prescription schedule. The mobile app did more than provide daily dosage reminders, but refill reminders, and a wide range of other prescription management reminders and functions.

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