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PokitDok Props Up New Identity Management System


PokitDok Props Up New Identity Management SystemOn Tuesday at the Digital Health Summer Summit, PokitDok introduced its new Identity Management System. Built on the PokitDok Platform, the new PokitDok Identity Management System is an HL7 compliant API that can integrate with multiple provider identity systems, typically Electronic Medical Record systems.

How does it work?

It is designed to identify, map and ultimately match and merge patient information for more personalized care.

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Telehealth provider MYidealDOCTOR Teams with Zest Health


Telehealth provider MYidealDOCTOR Teams with Zest HealthmHealthWatch was briefed Monday on the news that MYidealDOCTOR, a provider of cloud-based telemedicine and mHealth services, has formed a partnership with Zest Health — a member-based healthcare navigation application.

Through the partnership, Zest Health members have 24/7 access to consultations with MYidealDOCTOR’s network of 1,200 U.S. licensed physicians from within the Zest Health mobile application for Android and Apple iOS devices.

In addition, a provided statement explains. MYidealDOCTOR will integrate elements from Zest Health’s technology in its mobile platform.
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Stratus Video Interpreting Brings Services to Intermountain Healthcare Facilities


Stratus Video Interpreting Brings Services to Intermountain Healthcare FacilitiesWithout clear communication, quality healthcare cannot be provided. That being said, even patients who speak English as their first language, or who have full hearing can have communication issues due to the lack of understanding of medical terminology. This same communication becomes even more challenging when a patient’s first language is not English, or if the patient is hearing impaired.

In a recent announcement Stratus Video Interpreting shared that they will now be offering their services within Intermountain Healthcare Facilities in Utah. Stratus Video Interpreting offers translation and interpreting services in almost 200 spoken and signed languages.

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CVS Buys Omnicare for $12.7 Billion


CVS Buys Omnicare for 12.7 BillionCVS, one of the largest pharmacy companies in the industry, has just purchased Omnicare, the largest provider of medications to the elderly in nursing homes and other elder-care facilities.

If you’re not familiar, Omnicare specializes in treating Type 2 Diabetes and Pneumonia among other common geriatric health issues.

By purchasing Omnicare, it allows CVS to bridge into a new area of medical care, enabling them to surpass competing powerhouse, Walgreen’s. Not only will CVS be distributing their usual medications, they will also be able to help people manage their pharmacy insurance benefits, as well as provide help for the elderly.

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Keas Rolls Out New Personal Health Platform


Keas Rolls Out New Personal Health PlatformThis week, Keas — an online health management company — is rolling out a new personal health platform that, according to VentureBeat, aims to “gamify health care.”

The goal, we’re told, is for this process to make it more fun and engaging for people to track and improve their health.

U.S. businesses spend more than $620 billion a year on employer-sponsored health care, and that number is expected to exceed $1 trillion in the next five years, according to The Kaiser Family Foundation and Constellation Research. Keas figures its SmartHealth Engine and Keas+ upgrades will help improve engagement, make people healthier, and reduce employer health care costs.

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Specialty Telehealth and Wearable Technologies Keeping Patients Healthy At Home


Specialty Telehealth and Wearable Technologies Keeping Patients Healthy At HomeWhen it comes to the best place to invest time and money, health IT developers are shifting more of their efforts towards specialty telehealth and wearable technologies designed to keep patients healthy at home.

While connecting patients in rural areas with physicians is still a top priority, tools designed to improve and manage chronic diseases and reduce hospital readmissions are some of the most in-demand areas of innovation.

While there are still challenges with telehealth reimbursement, one factor that almost all advances in telemedicine are designed to address is lowering healthcare costs. Lowering healthcare costs not only eases the financial burden, but can help to improve quality of life by alleviating stress.

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Is Pediatric Telemedicine a Cost Savings Necessity


Is Pediatric Telemedicine a Cost Savings NecessityCan pediatric telemedicine prove to be a cost-saving necessity and a boon to the expansion of children’s healthcare throughout the U.S. and across the globe?

The answer appears to point to the affirmative according to freshly published research.

Researchers at UC Davis recently spearheaded a study to determine whether “pediatric telemedicine consultations with rural emergency departments save money compared to telephone consults.”
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