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mHealth News: What You Need to Know


Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

mPulse Mobile Advances Personalized Messaging Through New Healthx Partnership
On Tuesday at the AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum, Healthx, Inc. — a leader in cloud-based portal and digital engagement solutions for healthcare payers — and mPulse Mobile — the industry leader in mobile health engagement — announced a partnership to offer “personalized text messaging, email and IVR solutions through the Healthx member engagement platform.”

CVS Health to Acquire Aetna
Over the weekend, it was officially announced that CVS Health and Aetna are executing a definitive merger agreement under which CVS Health will acquire all outstanding shares of Aetna for a combination of cash and stock.

First Look: UnitedHealthcare Touts New Healthy Pregnancy Mobile App
MHW can now confirm that the UnitedHealthcare Healthy Pregnancy mobile app — an interactive program providing expectant women with personalized content and 24/7 nurse support during pregnancy and after delivery — is now available to people enrolled in most UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored plans.

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Nurse-Physician Collaboration: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Patient Outcomes


The following is a guest contributed post to MHW from Aparna Bala, Registered Nurse and Clinical Transformation Consultant for AirStrip.

Most physicians have long enjoyed the benefits of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. As health systems focused on ensuring doctors had access to state-of-the-art health IT to monitor their patients when they couldn’t be at the bedside, the quality of tools and pace of adoption for nursing solutions did not keep up. In some situations, nurses received bulky phones that could only be used within the walls of the hospital, while physicians needed to download specific apps on their own devices to receive calls from the nurses’ devices. Technical difficulties were frequent. In other situations, health systems tried rolling out solutions to nurses that had been used successfully by physicians. Unfortunately, those solutions were not always conducive to nurses’ workflow.

Technology should help level the playing field. The selection of technology which promotes effective collaboration across the entire care team – whether it be devices or just the software and mobile apps – is critical to ensuring that everyone understands what information is available and how to read, share and act on it. By deploying the same health IT tools across the board, hospitals and health systems can further bridge this gap between doctors and nurses, facilitating better collaboration and fostering a more trustworthy and encouraging environment. Additionally, by rolling out deployments to all care team members at the same time and providing joint trainings on how to best use these tools, care teams will be more unified in their approach to care delivery.

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Market Poised for Greater Convergence of Push to Talk Telemedicne and mHealth


According to a new report summary shared with MHW on Monday morning, the global market for push to talk telemedicine and mHealth convergence is projected to witness considerable growth in the coming years as efforts are made to integrate push-to-talk devices with telemedicine systems.

This will not only help define communications between clinicians and their patients but also help boost the adoption of home healthcare solutions.

The new report in question has been added to the database of QYResearchReports.com and offers detailed insights into the global push to talk telemedicine and mHealth convergence market.

This 117-page publication is titled “Global Push To Talk Telemedicine and M-Health Convergence Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022.”

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know


Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

First Look: Saint Luke’s Health System Launches New Mobile App
Saint Luke’s Health System (MO) announced Monday it has launched its new mobile app, mySaintLukes, powered by VenueNext, “to improve the patient, visitor and employee experience across all of its locations.”

Dictum Health Rolls Out VER-CLINIC Telehealth Cart
Dictum Health — innovators in acute, post-acute, and remote patient monitoring — announced today VER-CLINIC, a compact, fully integrated telehealth system that accelerates patient care.

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New Infographic Addresses Connected Health and the Rise of BYOD


With the proliferation of personal technologies, the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) concept is helping to lead the way toward a more integrated model of care delivery that puts the patient at the center and focuses on improved access and better outcomes. For HCPs and patients alike, we’re seeing BYOD on the rise as a “digitally native” generation comes of age and advanced connectivity becomes the norm.

Recently, MHW was privy to a new infographic from Philips that details the rise of BYOD, the benefits of such platforms and key considerations for the industry.

To check it out, take a gander below. Additionally, Randy Hamlin, VP, Segment Leader, Philips Ultramobile recently wrote about the benefits of the BYOD movement. To review his insightful take, click here.

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Wearable Technology Can Enhance Long Term Patient Care


The following is a guest contributed post from Chris Holbert, CEO of SecuraTrac.

Wearable technologies have been widely adopted by consumers to measure and track aspects of health. Bracelets can track steps and calorie burn, clothing can measure heart rate and VO2 levels. While adoption is slower in clinical settings some health care organizations have begun to integrate wearable technologies into patient care to create more opportunities for e-health programs and to create new data availability.

Some wearable technologies developed for the health care sector are designed to monitor patient vitals. Patients who are not in critical condition are able to receive round-the-clock monitoring from health care professionals at home or at a step-down care facility. There is no need for people recovering from basic surgeries or who have chronic conditions to remain in the hospital for prolonged periods of time. Care can be dispatched to their homes on an as needed basis if vitals stray outside a “normal” range.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know


Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

WellnessLiving Partners with Google
WellnessLiving, the all-in-one business management software focused on wellness businesses, has partnered with Google.

Doctor On Demand Brings Affordable Video Visits to Texas
On-demand video medicine provider Doctor On Demand today announced that it will offer video visits with US-trained, board-certified physicians for $10 to consumers within the State of Texas.

ClearHealth Quality Institute Forms Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee
MHW learned Thursday that ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI) has formed a Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee.

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