eWellness Adds Additional Third Party PT Clinic for its Telemedicine Platform

ewellnessOn Friday, mHealthWatch learned that eWellness Healthcare Corporation is the first physical therapy telemedicine company to offer insurance reimbursable real-time distance monitored physical therapy (PT) treatments.

“The Company is pleased to announce the Company successfully signed two additional PT Clinics including a multi-clinic practice in Placerville, California and a stand alone practice located in Mississippi for the use of its PHZIO Tele -rehabilitation Platform,” a media release explains.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

computer-1149148_960_720Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

FIRST LOOK: Medtronic and Fitbit Announce Partnership
Medtronic plc, a powerhouse name in medical technology, and Fitbit, a leader in the connected health and fitness market, announced on Tuesday a new partnership.

UC San Diego Health Prioritizes Patient Experience with iPad and Apple TV
With a swipe and tap of an iPad, patients at the newly opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health can be in command of their own experience by controlling room temperature, lighting, accessing their personal medical information, details on their patient care team and entertainment options all from their beds.
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BlackMesh Rolls Out Healthcare Managed Cloud Solution

The Doctor Will See You Now -- from The CloudBlackMesh, a provider of fully-managed dedicated and cloud-based solutions, announced today it is continuing to provide what it calls “innovative technology solutions” to the healthcare market by launching its HIPAA-compliant Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution.

We’re told that the cloud offering is designed to meet the specific technical and regulatory needs of the healthcare industry.
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UC San Diego Health Prioritizes Patient Experience with iPad and Apple TV

Unlocking the iPad's Potential for Visually ImpairedWith a swipe and tap of an iPad, patients at the newly opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health can be in command of their own experience by controlling room temperature, lighting, accessing their personal medical information, details on their patient care team and entertainment options all from their beds.

That’s the opening statement of an email sent to MHW this week by university officials.

“By adding connectivity in every patient room, each person can take control of their hospital experience from regulation of their environment to connecting online with friends and family for support,” said Thomas J. Savides, MD, Chief Experience Officer at UC San Diego Health. “Patients also see portions of their electronic medical record to help them understand their progress and anticipate daily events. We hope that feeling in control will aid in the healing process.”

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Gurnet Point Makes Massive Investment in Crossover Health

Major Money Raised for Low IncomeGurnet Point Capital, an investment firm focused on the health care and life sciences sectors, announced this week that it has made a $92 million investment in Crossover Health, a next generation provider of employee health care that develops on-site and near-site health centers.

Crossover Health was founded in 2010 to “address rising employer health care costs that continue to challenge employers as they strive to provide high-quality, cost-effective health care to their employees.”

The company’s unique patient engagement and health technology has transformed the model of health care for approximately 50,000 employees of market leading companies throughout the country.

Crossover’s Primary Health technology platform promotes interaction with its members, provides them with their health data and encourages an everyday approach to managing their own wellness.

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Connected Health Pioneer To Receive Digital Health Innovation Award

connected-health-pioneer-to-receive-digital-health-innovation-awardThe Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) announced this week that connected health pioneer Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, will receive its 2nd annual Digital Health Innovation Award.

According to a news release provided to MHW, Kvedar is being honored for his leadership, vision and numerous contributions to advancing the connected health field.

The Digital Health Innovation Award will be presented during the closing reception of the Connected Health Conference, on Tuesday, December 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

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FIRST LOOK: Medtronic and Fitbit Announce Partnership

Fitbit Announces New VP of Digital HealthMedtronic plc, a powerhouse name in medical technology, and Fitbit, a leader in the connected health and fitness market, announced on Tuesday a new partnership.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch, the deal in place will enable the companies to integrate health and activity tracking for patients living with diabetes and their physicians and care teams.

In short, the iPro2 myLog mobile app will allow patients living with type 2 diabetes to see their glucose levels and physical activity data in one streamlined application.
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