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MobileHelp Healthcare Introduces White Paper on Telehealth


MobileHelp Healthcare Introduces White Paper on TelehealthGeared toward healthcare providers and caregivers, MobileHelp Healthcare — a leader in health management technology — has just released a new white paper focused on attaining improved population outcomes through the use of its MobileVitals solution, which combines both telehealth and personal emergency response systems (PERS).

The whitepaper, titled “The Powerhouse Combination of Telehealth and PERS,” was designed to closely examine how the combined effect of two solutions with significant tenure in both the healthcare and consumer spaces can be combined to deliver powerful patient results.

The new piece also affords insights into how MobileHelp’s own technology growth has extended into the broader industry sectors of healthcare and health IT, with the introduction of its MobileVitals solution.

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Philips Rolls Out Ecosystem of Connected Wearable Technologies


Philips Rolls Out Ecosystem of Connected Wearable TechnologiesKicking off the month of August on a healthy note, Royal Philips today announced the global availability of wearable technologies and the first in a series of personal health programs.

The programs in question, we’re told, are designed to “empower consumers to take greater control of their health.”

The medical-grade health monitoring devices — a health watch, connected scale, blood pressure monitor and thermometer — and a fully integrated companion HealthSuite Health App will be available at www.philips.com/healthprograms beginning August 1.

Over 66 million Americans over the age of 50 have at least one chronic disease, yet research suggests that up to 90 percent of chronic conditions can be prevented through lifestyle changes, the Philips’ team says, noting that the company’s new products are designed to help those at risk of chronic disease to start measuring, keep monitoring and stay motivated in creating sustainable behavior change.
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Fitbit Announces New VP of Digital Health


Fitbit Announces New VP of Digital HealthOn Monday, Fitbit announced that Adam Pellegrini will join the company as Vice President of Digital Health.

The appointment, we’re told, commences September 6th.

Pellegrini will be responsible for leading Fitbit’s vision, strategies and programs to further drive the company’s integration into healthcare systems around the world.
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Modernizing Medicine Rolls Out New Software Suite for Medical Specialties


HomeHeroFivePointZeroOn Monday, specialty-specific health information technology company Modernizing Medicine, Inc. revealed the latest edition of its software, modmed 5.0.

The offering is billed by the company as being a “comprehensive specialty-specific suite developed to address the diverse and growing needs of medical practices.”

The update includes products and services to help transform the clinical, financial and operational aspects of specialty practices, plus product enhancements to EMA, the company’s flagship electronic health record (EHR) system developed by practicing physicians.

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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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CHRISTUS Health Taps Nuance for Enterprise-Wide Speech Recognition Deployment


NuanceMHW learned Thursday that Nuance Communications, Inc. has been selected by CHRISTUS Health, one of the 10 largest Catholic not-for-profit health systems in the U.S., for an enterprise-wide physician documentation improvement initiative.

The impetus, we’re told, is to improve how physicians work with inpatient and ambulatory EHRs with the additional benefit of improving financial performance.

This broad implementation replaces multiple competitive systems, adding Nuance’s full suite of clinical documentation solutions including Nuance’s back-end medical transcription, as well as Nuance PowerScribe® 360, and Nuance Dragon® Medical for real-time speech-enabled physician documentation.

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New Apigee Survey Reveals Mobile’s Role in Managing Health and Wellness


New Apigee Survey Reveals Mobile's Role in Managing Health and WellnessOn Tuesday, Apigee announced the results of the Apigee Institute’s 2015 Digital Impact Survey.

The survey in question identifies health and wellness management as an industry in which smartphones and apps are changing behavior among a majority of connected consumers.

According to the survey, 60 percent of adult smartphone owners in the U.S. – and nearly three quarters of millennials (71%) – say smartphones and apps have changed the way they manage their health and wellness. Additional findings show that almost half (49%) now want their doctors to use data from their fitness tracker and/or from health apps as part of their care.
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