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mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories


mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories   mobile health mHealth news mHealth Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring this past week.

In recent weeks, mHealthWatch has profiled the ongoing challenge announced this month by Walgreens, the nation’s largest drug chain.

Rumor has it that Microsoft is about to get a leg — or, perhaps, wrist — up on Apple in the wearables market.

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More Employers Now Have Access to Doctor On Demand


More Employers Now Have Access to Doctor On Demand    telemedicine mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth Doctor on Demand Castlight Health On Thursday, representatives for Castlight Health, Inc. informed mHealthWatch that Doctor On Demand’s Video Visits with board-certified physicians are now available through Castlight’s Enterprise Healthcare Cloud to employers that work with both companies.

“Castlight empowers large businesses to understand and control healthcare spending and enables employees and families to make informed choices with a clear understanding of costs and likely outcomes,” the provided statement reads.

If you’re not familiar, Doctor On Demand lets employees quickly receive non-urgent medical care for minor ailments or injuries from their homes and offices.
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Stanford Center for Medical Mobile Technology Taking Shape


Stanford Center for Medical Mobile Technology Taking Shape   Vivametrica Stanford University Stanford Center for Medical Mobile Technology mHealth medical mobile technology Firmly planting its flag in the field of mHealth, Stanford University’s recently formed Center for Medical Mobile Technology is taking shape nicely, officials at the institution reveal.

In recent days, Vivametrica — a provider of an analytics platform for wearable healthcare — confirmed that its cofounder, Dr. Matthew Smuck — who founded the Stanford Center for Medical Mobile Technology — will now serve as the organization’s director.

According to a provided statement, the establishment of the research center “further underscores the potential for wearable devices to impact overall well-being and health.”
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PointClickCare Rolls Out Integrated Direct Messaging Enrollment


PointClickCare Rolls Out Integrated Direct Messaging Enrollment   PointClickCare mHealth Direct Messaging Enrollment This week, mHealthWatch received a heads-up from PointClickCare, a cloud-based software platform for the senior care market, about its latest happening.

The company confirmed Monday that enrollment is now available for its Integrated Direct Messaging tool.

“Designed to provide more efficient and effective communication between senior care providers and their acute care partners, the new capability will offer senior care and acute care providers the power to connect to each other and exchange resident information electronically and in a secure and convenient way from within PointClickCare’s core EHR system,” a statement provided to mHealthWatch reads.

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New Mexico Scores More Funding for Telemedicine Efforts


New Mexico Scores More Funding for Telemedicine Efforts   telemedicine New Mexico mobile health news mobile health mHealth U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich recently announced that the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center has been awarded a handsome grant for the purpose of propelling healthcare technology toward a more promising future.

All told, the $15 million in grant funding will be directed toward testing the expansion of their telehealth infrastructure system/

The system in question will provide 30 hospitals statewide with remote emergency neurological and neurosurgical consultations.

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Microsoft Poised to Announce First Wearable Device


Microsoft Poised to Announce First Wearable Device   wearables mobile tech Mobile Devices Microsoft mHealth Rumor has it that Microsoft is about to get a leg — or, perhaps, wrist — up on Apple in the wearables market.

Although Apple unveiled its first smartwatch called Apple Watch last month at its high-profile media event, we are still months away from product launch.

Not surprisingly, Microsoft is now among the companies purportedly eager to cut into Apple’s tangible momentum before Apple Watch rolls out.

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SeeChange Health Partners With Doctor On Demand


SeeChange Health Partners With Doctor On Demand   telemedicine SeeChange Health mobile news Mobile Devices mHealth Doctor on Demand According to details shared with mHealthWatch in recent days by the partnering companies, SeeChange Health has just confirmed its integration with Doctor On Demand.

Doctor On Demand’s “convenient and affordable” telemedicine services will be offered to member employers.

The solutions can help employers improve utilization rates for telemedicine using a social-behavioral economics engine, engaging people to choose the most effective, lowest cost healthcare option at the right time through various incentives and rewards.

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