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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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Health Media Network and SITO Mobile Team Up To Improve Health Outcomes


Health Media Network and SITO Mobile Team Up To Improve Health Outcomes   SITO Mobile mobile health mHealth Health Media Network SITO Mobile Ltd., a mobile media solutions provider, and Health Media Network (HMN), a digital Point of Care media company, have announced a partnership by which Health Media Network will leverage SITO Mobile’s mobile media platform to power a national location-based advertising network within physician offices nationwide.

HMN’s strategy is to help improve communication between doctors and their patients to hopefully improve healthcare outcomes.

“It’s well-documented that consumers are increasingly turning to smartphones and other mobile devices to engage with and manage their personal health and wellness,” says Joe Petrosino, Chief Revenue Officer of Health Media Network. “Our partnership with SITO enables HMN to deliver relevant health and wellness messaging to consumers on their personal devices during a critical window of time in their health journey – from the physician’s office visit through the treatment, purchase and therapy activation process.”

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Maxwell Health Looks to Enhance HR Technology for Small, Mid-Sized Businesses


Maxwell Health Looks to Enhance HR Technology for Small, Mid Sized Businesses   mobile health news mobile health mHealth Maxwell Health HR. mobile BambooHR Last week, the team at BambooHR, an online HR software provider for small and medium businesses, announced a partnership with Maxwell Health that will provide customers the ability to sync employee census data from BambooHR’s Software as a Service (SaaS) with Maxwell Health’s online platform for employee benefits.

“This new integration will help business owners and HR managers increase back-office efficiencies by allowing them to manage benefits paperlessly and leverage a single system of record for all other employee/employer information,” a statement provided to mHealthWatch reads.

In addition, we’re told, the integration will give employees centralized access to the information needed to make informed decisions when it comes to their health, wealth, and wellbeing.

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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.

On Tuesday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stepped up to aid in the global effort to curtail the alarming rate at which the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread.

More than 500,000 people die annually in Africa from malaria. That’s based on the latest data available from the WHO.

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$10.8M Awarded to University of Memphis for Major Mobile Initiative


$10.8M Awarded to University of Memphis for Major Mobile Initiative   University of Memphis The National Institutes of Health mobile health mHealth According to the Columbia Daily Herald, The National Institutes of Health announced a $10.8million federal research grant to The University of Memphis to put them at the center of a national experiment to collect medical data relayed from mobile sensors to be worn.

The university’s research center is part of NIH’s larger $656 million campaign to make “wider use of technology” in healthcare. Memphis researchers win about $100 million per year in NIH grants, but few businesses and tech jobs have been created in the city. NIH is the government’s largest source of grants for basic scientific research and distributed $30.1billion last year.

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Banner Health Touts Telemedicine Success


Banner Health Touts Telemedicine Success   telemedicine mobile health Banner Health Chalk it up as yet another telemedicine success.

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, Banner Health launched a telemedicine program in 2006 with the implementation of Philips’ tele-ICU solution called eICU.

The eICU solution employs video camera with audio hookup in every ICU room and streams a real-time feed to one of the offsite monitoring centers. Tele-intensivists, with Philips software, analyze the video feed and flag potentially consequential changes in a patient’s condition, closely monitor patients 24/7 and alert on-site caregivers to any potential issues.

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Drugstore Chain Welcoming the ‘Challenges’ of Mobile


Drugstore Chain Welcoming the Challenges of Mobile   walgreens mobile health mHealth app Walgreens, the nation’s largest drug chain, has just announced the Balance Rewards App Challenge.

As first reported by our sister site Mobile Marketing Watch, the challenge will run through November 28, and the three winners will be announced at the 2014 mHealth Summit in Washington D.C. the second week of December.

The goal is to encourage further integration of their current Balance Rewards app.

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