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OPINION: EMRs Won’t Prevent the Spread of Ebola (or the Next Scary Outbreak)


OPINION: EMRs Won’t Prevent the Spread of Ebola (or the Next Scary Outbreak)   mobile health mHealth EMR. Airstrip Ebola The following is s guest contributed post from AirStrip President Matt Patterson, MD.

According to IBM, there are 2.5 exabytes of data created every day, and most of it is unstructured. Imagine receiving all the words ever spoken by human beings on your doorstep each and every day. Now, imagine consuming that, making sense of it and trying to keep up with the ever-accelerating pace of data creation each day.

As a physician, I experienced firsthand the angst that comes with trying to keep up with even a very specialized scope of expertise. Thanks to the overwhelming quantity of peer-reviewed publications and practice guideline updates that only increase each year, we are long past the time when a clinician could possibly keep up with all the advancements in their own practice area, let alone those of adjacent areas of medicine or the latest public health concerns on a global scale.

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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.

In recent weeks, mHealthWatch has profiled the ongoing challenge announced this month by Walgreens, the nation’s largest drug chain.

Rumor has it that Microsoft is about to get a leg — or, perhaps, wrist — up on Apple in the wearables market.

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More Employers Now Have Access to Doctor On Demand


More Employers Now Have Access to Doctor On Demand    telemedicine mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth Doctor on Demand Castlight Health On Thursday, representatives for Castlight Health, Inc. informed mHealthWatch that Doctor On Demand’s Video Visits with board-certified physicians are now available through Castlight’s Enterprise Healthcare Cloud to employers that work with both companies.

“Castlight empowers large businesses to understand and control healthcare spending and enables employees and families to make informed choices with a clear understanding of costs and likely outcomes,” the provided statement reads.

If you’re not familiar, Doctor On Demand lets employees quickly receive non-urgent medical care for minor ailments or injuries from their homes and offices.
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Baltimore City Health Department Looks to Combat TB Via Mobile


Baltimore City Health Department Looks to Combat TB Via Mobile   mobile health miDOT emocha Mobile Health Baltimore City Health Department app A new tool in the battle against Tuberculosis has been introduced.

A Baltimore health IT startup has turned to mobile technology to aid in the treatment and understanding of this potentially devastating illness.

The Baltimore City Health Department is working with the team behind emocha Mobile Health’s app miDOT to accomplish their joint vision.
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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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