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Big Push for Home Health, Telemedicine Solutions


Big Push for Home Health, Telemedicine Solutions   telemedicine solutions telemedicine mobile health mHealth Home Health Cleveland Clinic and media icon Cox Communications​ are collaborating in the launch of Vivre, a brand new firm developed to create new solutions for home health and telemedicine, according to Healthcare Dive.

Internet service provider Cox will provide the tech backbone for specific healthcare solutions developed by Cleveland Clinic. The internationally lauded Cleveland Clinic brings its clinical expertise to Vivre’s telehealth, home health, software, and mobile applications.

“Healthcare transformation will be led by organizations that embrace innovation and collaboration,” said Dr. Thomas Graham, the chief innovation officer at the Cleveland Clinic. “This alliance will accelerate the creation, development, and delivery of solutions that will improve and extend human life.”

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Could Google Glass for First Responders, EMTs Be Next Telemedicine Move?


Could Google Glass for First Responders, EMTs Be Next Telemedicine Move?   Third Eye Health telemedicine mobile health Google Glass Third Eye Health is a company with a mission — a Google Glass mission.

The firm believes that Google Glass — which enjoyed a brief media hubbub before fading from the scene — could instead make a splash in healthcare: “improving acute care by speeding up the way EMTs and ER physicians communicate with each other.”

When MedCity News recently interviewed Third Eye Health founder and CEO Daniel Herbstman, it discovered that Herbstman sees many possibilities to partner with hospital partners to pilot Google Glass innovations.

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Walgreens Pharmacy Website Gets Data Upgrade


Walgreens Pharmacy Website Gets Data Upgrade   walgreens PatientsLikeMe patient data mobile health mHealth drug interactions data The team at PatientsLikeMe says they are now working with Walgreens to help make it easier for people to understand how the medications they take may affect them.

“Now anyone researching a medication or filling a prescription on Walgreens.com can access a simple snapshot that shows how their prescribed medication has impacted other patients on the therapy including medication side effects as reported by PatientsLikeMe members,” the company announced.

If you’re not familiar, PatientsLikeMe is an online network where patients living with chronic conditions can track their health connect with others and contribute data for research.
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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week


mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week   telemedicine news mobile health mHealth healthcare Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Why mHealth Features of Apple Watch Were Scaled Back
A new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Apple may have been compelled to scale back a number of possible features that would have been offered on the forthcoming Apple Watch. Due to unreliable and inconsistent performance, the features in question were yanked at the last minute before Apple Watch was formally unveiled last fall.

ADT Unveils Wearable On-The-Go Emergency Response System
The most recognized name in home security is taking aim at wearable technology for the security of its customer base. ADT tells mHealthWatch that the company is expanding its health product portfolio with the introduction of the wearable On-The-Go Emergency Response System.
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American Telemedicine Association Announces Prominent Keynote Speaker for 2015 Annual Meeting


American Telemedicine Association Announces Prominent Keynote Speaker for 2015 Annual Meeting   telemedicine telehealth mobile health mHealth ATA American Telemedicine Association Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a prominent physician, surgeon, scientist and entrepreneur, has been tapped by the American Telemedicine Association to deliver a keynote address at ATA 2015.

ATA 2015 is the American Telemedicine Association’s 20th Annual Telemedicine Meeting and Trade Show and world’s largest telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth meeting.

“Dr. Soon-Shiong’s accomplishments, experience and vision will inspire attendees to find creative solutions within their own organizations that improve the accessibility and quality of remote medical care delivery,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of ATA, in a press release provided to mHealthWatch.
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Florida Lawmakers Push for 2015 Telemedicine Bill for Sunshine State


Florida Lawmakers Push for 2015 Telemedicine Bill for Sunshine State   telemedicine mobile health Florida The move to put in place a telemedicine bill in Florida is both bipartisan and increasingly necessary.

For one thing, under current Florida law, doctors who use telemedicine to provide patient services are not paid through Florida’s Medicaid system. And should telemedicine providers necessarily be licensed in Florida?

“The Legislature can provide a degree of legal “certainty” when it comes to telemedicine, a concern of doctors, hospitals, insurers, and the entire health-care industry,” according to StPetersBlog.

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HIPAA Safeguards App and Wearables Developers Need to Know


HIPAA Safeguards App and Wearables Developers Need to Know   mobile health mHealth HIPAA Got a great idea for the next best mHealth app or wearable technology?

Before you get too far, it’s a good idea to check your inspiration against HIPAA — the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — the federal law that mandates how all patient data should be stored, handled, and used.

Changes in the legislation back in 2013 made it incumbent upon even manufacturers and their marketers to meet compliance standards. Privacy and security are a big part of the law here and are critical issues to investigate.

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