First Look: VillageMD Launches DocOS to Accelerate the Transformation of Primary Care

VillageMD, a leading national provider of primary care, has launched DocOS, its purpose-built digital healthcare system, that allows clinicians and patients to engage in patient care free from artificial physical or technical barriers, the official announcement reads.

With this ambient technology, physicians have access to critical patient information and insights that allows them to practice medicine optimally, all without changing their existing EHR.

“The shift to a value-centered health system requires that physicians proactively manage conditions by anticipating what patients are going to need, early enough so that we can make impactful interventions. Our operating system is the conduit to help make this happen,” said Clive Fields, M.D., co-founder and chief medical officer, VillageMD, and president of Village Family Practice, a large, multi-site clinic based in Houston. “This system allows us to extend the doctor-patient relationship beyond the exam room and into everyday life to promote faster, more convenient pre-emptive care. This is a game changer.”

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MobileCause Hires New CEO, Victor Limongelli

MHW learned Thursday that MobileCause — a leading provider of online fundraising and donor engagement software — has announced that the company’s board of directors has appointed Victor Limongelli as its new chief executive officer.

Limongelli brings more than 20 years of experience in leading and growing companies in the software industry. Most recently, he served as Chairman and CEO of AccessData, a provider of integrated digital forensics and e-discovery software. Previously, he served for seven years as president and CEO of Guidance Software, a digital forensics, e-discovery, and cybersecurity software company. During his tenure at Guidance, he led the company’s growth to $130 million in revenue, and helped lead its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2006.

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Boehringer Ingelheim and HealthPrize Expand Digital Patient Support Program

Boehringer Ingelheim and HealthPrize Technologies today announced the expansion of the RespiPoints digital support program to anyone taking one of several Boehringer Ingelheim medicines, including select medicines available in the Respimat inhaler.

We’re told that the RespiPoints program is a free web and mobile-based program that engages and rewards patients through education about their condition and support to take their medicines daily as prescribed by their healthcare provider.

Launched through an initial nine-month pilot in 2016, the RespiPoints program showed participants increased their knowledge of COPD and began following healthy habits. For example, participants showed an improved adherence in their medicines, resulting in an 85% decrease in gap days between refilling their next prescription. As with other chronic conditions, poor adherence to medicines is common among patients with respiratory conditions, and can result in increased rates of symptoms, healthcare costs and hospitalizations.

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AMD Global Telemedicine Announces Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Platform for Healthcare Providers

AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), a powerhouse in clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS), announced the development of OnDemand Visit, a direct-to-consumer telehealth platform.

OnDemand Visit allows healthcare organizations to expand their service offerings and engage patients in a convenient way.

OnDemand Visit is a platform for healthcare providers to manage their own virtual care offerings, as an alternative to outsourcing their telemedicine needs and services. The direct-to-consumer telehealth platform connects patients with providers for a real-time medical visit, through any mobile or PC device. A virtual connection takes place in minutes, eliminating the need for patients to travel to an appointment for simple acute conditions or chronic disease management.

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eWellness Developing a Tokenized Telehealth Payment System

eWellness Healthcare Corporation – a provider of the state of the art PHZIO platform for the physical therapy (PT) and telehealth markets — announced that it is developing the first tokenized physical therapy payment system for insurance companies, large scale self-insured corporations and their insured members.

We’re told that Fintech Global Consultants will assist the Company in completing this Blockchain and tokenized payment system.

This tokenized payment platform will allow patients to receive telehealth physical therapy evaluations and real-time monitored PT treatments through the use of a PHZIO token. All patient treatment records will also be blockchained within this payment system. This system will enable the confirmation of all patient treatments, which in turn will eliminate medical treatment fraud. This tokenized payment system will also eliminate all billing services for any licensed PT clinics using our PHZIO treatment system. Our tokenized payment system will also eliminate any patient co-payments.

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Avizia, Aligned Telehealth Partner to Extend Behavioral Health’s Reach

Avizia, powering system-wide telehealth, has announced its partnership with Aligned Telehealth, a leading behavioral healthcare services provider.

According to the details shared in a provided media release:

The partnership fuses Avizia’s robust, interoperable system-wide telehealth platform with Aligned Telehealth’s leading behavioral health solutions: Avizia’s platform equips Aligned Telehealth and its partners with the technology tools, resources and support they need they need to conduct secure, seamless, virtual consultations — including facility-based psychiatry, correctional telehealth and behavioral health consultations.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

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

PAI Health, Gen Re Partner To Improve Health Outcomes And Reduce Risk
PAI Health (formerly Mio Global), a health technology company with proprietary science-based algorithms that prescribe exercise for optimal health, has entered into a collaboration with reinsurer Gen Re.

MedX Health Corp. Bulks Up Talent Roster
MedX Health Corp. recently announced that Scott Spearn, an experienced medical device executive, joined the MedX team as President.

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