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MyMedicalRecords to Debut new PHR Smartphone and Tablet Apps at HIMSS 2012


MMRGlobal, the company behind MyMedicalRecords.com, announced today that it plans to debut new smartphone and tablet applications at the 2012 HIMSS conference in Las Vegas February 20-24.

The new apps being showcased are its MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record (PHR) and Emergency View Portal applications, which both work across smartphones and tablets running Android.  Last week we covered the launch of the MyMedicalRecords prepaid PHR card that was introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show, which features what the company calls a “Lifeline telephone number.”   In the case of the prepaid PHR service, these Lifeline numbers are used to allow one’s physicians to send in health records and other information which are then centralized in a single PHR.

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Sprint Joins Verizon, Qualcomm to Power Remote Patient Monitoring with IDEAL LIFE


It’s been announced that Sprint is joining the ranks of Verizon, Qualcomm and others by introducing a new gateway/hub solution to facilitate remote patient monitoring.

For its launch, Sprint is teaming with home monitoring company IDEAL LIFE, who will provide a series of at-home remote monitors for blood pressure, weight, glucose readings, mobility and other vitals.  The integrated gateway device will collect data from the monitors wirelessly and aggregate it to the IDEAL LIFE’s cloud-based platform, where it can be accessed by caregivers and physicians.  The combined system also sends alerts to caregivers, physicians and others when readings are out of normal range.

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Verizon Wireless and WellPoint Team for Secure Wireless Video Conferencing Over LTE


A new partnership has been announced between Verizon Wireless and health plan provider WellPoint to enable secure, wireless video conferencing through Verizon’s 4G LTE network to members of WellPoint-affiliated health plans and their nurse care managers.

Using Verizon’s high-speed LTE network, nurse care managers and other clinicians can now communicate face-to-face with health-plan members via video consults on their mobile devices, offering timely healthcare guidance and making follow-up much easier and convenient than before.  The goal is the ease and convenience of mobile heath consultations will help consumers take a more active role in their healthcare.

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Verizon and Duke University Team for mHealth Applications and Consumer Healthcare Education


A new partnership was announced today between Verizon and Duke University with the intention of sharing resources to develop mobile health applications and promote consumer health education.

The primary focus for the new partnership is to develop health information technology initiatives to drive better care, expanded access and lower costs for both sides of the healthcare ecosystem — healthcare organizations and consumers alike.  “Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions,” the company’s health care practice group, and Duke will combine technical resources and personnel to focus on projects that leverage the inherent value of advanced communications technologies in the healthcare space.

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Verizon Launches HD Teleconferencing App For iPad/Smartphones Aimed Squarely at mHealth


We’ve talked a lot recently about what AT&T is doing in the mHealth space, but it looks like Verizon isn’t wasting any time either.  At the recent Verizon Developers Conference in Las Vegas, the nation’s largest wireless operator debuted a new mobile HD video conferencing tool for businesses — a tool aimed squarely at the mHealth market.

The tool, which includes an app called FuzeMeeting, allows users the ability to start multi-party HD video conferences from their smartphones and tablets.  The solution also allows you to collaborate with documents, video and images face-to-face while leveraging the speed of Verizon’s 4G LTE data network.   While the solution is applicable in a wide range of industries, healthcare comes to mind as the most prominent.  Medical staff can remotely access patient X-Rays, obtain live video consultation with doctors and instantly collaborate with a pool of experts through video conferencing, among many other use cases.

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Verizon Launches Smartphone & Tablet Support On Its Secure Healthcare Identity Solution


Verizon announced recently that it’s expanding the use of its healthcare “Universal Identity Services” (UIS) to smartphones and tablets running Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows Mobile.

Launched in November of last year, UIS is a managed software as a service (SaaS) utility that allows healthcare professionals to access various documents and information using secure medical identity credentials.  For example, physicians can use Verizon’s security credentials to do things like access e-prescribing applications, view and modify Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and securely authenticate various other Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).

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