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Chamberlain Tapped for ATA Board of Directors

ATA American Telemedicine AssociationmHealthWatch learned Tuesday that Ziegler, a boutique healthcare investment bank and full-service brokerage firm, can now confirm that Grant Chamberlain, Managing Director in Ziegler’s Corporate Finance Healthcare Practice, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).

“I’m honored to join this elite group of individuals,” Chamberlain is quoted in a provided statement. “The ATA’s dedication in deploying telemedicine throughout the world is not only inspiring but also commendable. I am eager to begin advancing this great cause.”

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First Look: CHCF Invests in mPulse Mobile to ‘Better Serve Californians in the Safety Net’

mPulse Mobile Proves a Magnet for Funding as Market Demand Swells for itsThe California Health Care Foundation’s Health Innovation Fund announced this week that it is making a $725,000 investment in mPulse Mobile.

The CHCF Health Innovation Fund invests in health care technology and service companies addressing needs identified by health care delivery system payers and providers.

mPulse Mobile is a mobile technology provider that enables health care organizations to reach and engage patients to improve health and business outcomes.

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63 Percent of Hospitals and Health Systems Surveyed Have Now Deployed Smartphones

63 Percent of Hospitals and Health Systems Surveyed Have Now Deployed SmartphonesOn Wednesday, Spyglass Consulting Group released its most recent healthcare study entitled Large-scale Smartphone-based deployments enable hospital-wide communications.   

Overall, the study shows that 63 percent of hospitals and health systems surveyed have deployed or plan to deploy a mobile communications platform supporting more than 500 Smartphones over the next 12 to 18 months.

According to a news release, these deployments “address the mission- and patient-critical communications required by nurses and other mobile hospital workers across the enterprise.”

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Penn State Health Partners with Mercy Virtual

Penn State Health Partners with Mercy VirtualmHealthWatch learned ahead of the weekend that Penn State Health has signed a partnership agreement with Mercy Virtual that will benefit patients and medical staff of both systems.

Initially, Mercy will virtually monitor intensive care unit (ICU) patients at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a leading university health center.

The partnership will expand over time across Penn State Health facilities and programs, drawing on both partners’ expertise to create new care models across the region.

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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

Apple Announces Advancement for Health Apps with CareKitHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Zillion Releases Digital Health Platform for Better Consumer Engagement, Intervention
Zillion Group recently announced the broad availability of its digital health technology platform, which specializes in live video consultation.

mHealth Ecosystem Set for Big Gains, Says New Report
With more than 7 Billion mobile network subscriptions worldwide, the mobile communications sector is rapidly gaining traction from a diverse range of vertical sectors. Healthcare is no exception to this trend.
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IFIP Tells WSIS Forum 2016 of Plan to Help Countries Advance their Technology Capability

IFIP international Federation for Information ProcessingOn Monday, IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing), a global ICT professional body, announced that it has invited developing nations to partner with it to build their technology expertise and capability.

IFIP President Leon Strous used his high level address to the WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) Forum last week to make the offer to countries and organizations wanting to improve their ICT capacity as a way of meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in areas such as education, health and addressing poverty, a statement provided to MHW reads.

Held in Geneva, Switzerland from 2-6 May, WSIS Forum 2016 is the world’s largest conference focused on harnessing the power of technology to drive development and sustainability.
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MedData to Acquire Patient Engagement Software Developer

meddataMedData, Inc., a national provider of technology-enabled healthcare solutions, announced ahead of the weekend the acquisition of Duet Health, a developer of patient engagement software and mHealth solutions.

Founded in 2009, Duet provides multi-platform software products that empower hospitals, health systems, and providers to better communicate and engage with their patient populations.

The Patient Intelligence Center, we’re told, provides real-time monitoring of every click, transaction, and entry to create more meaningful patient interactions and improve operational effectiveness.

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