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HealthTap Aims to Make Virtual Care More Affordable

HealthTap Tapping into TelemedicineHealthTap, a global health practice providing 24/7 immediate access to doctors via video, text or voice, says that Virtual Consults on the HealthTap platform will now be covered by health insurance.

With the dramatic increase in demand for Virtual Care, patients are looking for a quick and easy way to check eligibility and enable insurance coverage.

According to the American Telemedicine Association, more than 10 million patients took advantage of virtual doctor consults last year. A Harris Poll survey revealed that more than one in four U.S. consumers (27 percent) would choose a virtual consult if offered to them.

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mHealth News: The Headlines You Might Have Missed

AGNITY MobileCare Platform Tapped by Tech MahindraHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Apple Reportedly Acquires Digital Health Startup
Published reports Tuesday indicate that Apple has acquired a personal health data-monitoring startup. The company in question, we’re told, is Glimpse.

FirstLight Fiber Aims to Enhance Home Healthcare Services
mHealthWatch learned today that FirstLight Fiber, a fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in New York and Northern New England, has big news with regard to its increasingly important role within the home healthcare space.
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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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