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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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SeeChange Health Partners With Doctor On Demand


SeeChange Health Partners With Doctor On Demand   telemedicine SeeChange Health mobile news Mobile Devices mHealth Doctor on Demand According to details shared with mHealthWatch in recent days by the partnering companies, SeeChange Health has just confirmed its integration with Doctor On Demand.

Doctor On Demand’s “convenient and affordable” telemedicine services will be offered to member employers.

The solutions can help employers improve utilization rates for telemedicine using a social-behavioral economics engine, engaging people to choose the most effective, lowest cost healthcare option at the right time through various incentives and rewards.

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mHealth Market on the Move: Home Monitoring for Elderly


mHealth Market on the Move: Home Monitoring for Elderly   telemedicine remote patient monitoring Mobile Devices Elderly Digital Life package ABI Research According to a new report from ABI Research, over the next five years a new generation of elderly home care services will drive wearable device shipments to more than 44 million by 2019 (that’s up from 6 million in 2013).

Shipments of wearable devices linked to elderly care systems will more than double in 2014 from the previous year.

Tech-savvy families are turning to home monitoring solutions to make sure that their aging family member’s safety and wellness are being monitored. Niche players including BeClose, GrandCare Systems, and others have emerged to capitalize on a combination of market demand and the potential to leverage connected devices and systems.

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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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Stat Doctors Not Trying to Replace ER, But Bring Timely Care to Mobile


Stat Doctors Not Trying to Replace ER, But Bring Timely Care to Mobile   telemedicine stat doctors Mobile Devices mobile mHealth Stat Doctors, a company that uses the telemedicine services of board-certified emergency physicians, is expanding its technology platform to now include mobile apps and home-grown electronic medical record.

There is a high cost for emergency room visits, according to Healthcare Informatics, and most ER visits are for minor conditions that can be diagnosed and treated virtually. Stat Doctor’s services are not meant to replace the ER or primary physician. Its focus is on treating minor conditions – allergies, rashes, sinusitis, or sport injuries.

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Royal Philips Demos New Telemedicine Software Today at Dreamforce Conference


Royal Philips Demos New Telemedicine Software Today at Dreamforce Conference   telemedicine Royal Phillips mHealth eCareCoordinator eCareCompanion Dreamforce conference Royal Philips recently announced that they have received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for their Philips Hospital to Home platform.

This cloud-based telemedicine software includes eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion.

Both programs are designed to improve at-home patient care. Specifically, eCareCoordinator supports population health management by providing clinicians with a daily review of each of their patients, allowing them to prioritize patients and adjust care plans or intervene as needed.

The eCareCompanion application serves as the patient portal, driving patient engagement and self-management.

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Are Kiosks The Future Of mHealth?


Are Kiosks The Future Of mHealth?   telemedicine mobile health news mHealth Mayo Clinic kiosk While many mobile health initiatives involve medical care received in-home, or remote conferencing at hospitals and medical facilities with out of area specialists, there are other ways in which mHealth can be delivered.

Despite looking similar to the standalone units in a mall where you might buy an engraved novelty item or rejuvenating skin care cream, kiosks can and should be taken seriously in the modern world of telemedicine and mHealth.

Recently the Mayo Clinic launched a pilot program that allows mobile video kiosks to be located in places of employment. In short, they provide employees access to express medical care for non-life-threatening conditions, the Minneapolis Business Journal reports.

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