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.

GenieMD iVisit Reimagines Telemedicine
On Wednesday, GenieMD — a market leader in offering mobile health solutions to consumers — announced the availability of its Telemedicine Platform iVisitTM.

swyMed Steps Up to Deliver Hands-Free Telemedicine for Patients and Providers
It’s another pioneering effort from swyMed. The company announced today that as a Glass Partner, it is deploying its telemedicine solution on Glass Enterprise Edition to deliver hands-free, remote evaluations of patients from anywhere in real time.

GE Healthcare, Jefferson Health Launch Multi-Year Risk-Sharing Relationship
On Monday, MHW learned that GE Healthcare and Jefferson Health have announced an eight-year, shared-risk relationship that will help Jefferson strategically transform healthcare delivery in the Philadelphia region for the benefit of patients and their families.

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Virtual Care Helps Diet Doc Simplify Weight Loss

U.S. telemedicine weight loss company Diet Doc says it is making weight loss easier than ever through a new partnership.

MHW can confirm that the company has teamed up with healthcare technology company eVisit to cimplify the weight loss process.

Diet Doc says it has helped thousands of patients lose weight via doctor-supervised phone-based consultations that include diet planning and home prescription delivery.

eVisit’s online platform will add increased convenience to their existing remote-based patient/doctor meetings.

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First Look: iMedSecure Embedded with all Remote Medical Technologies Products

mHealthWatch learned ahead of the weekend that Remote Medical Technologies (RMT) has developed a telemedicine platform, in which their iMedSecure comes included with each system installation.

So how does it work?

RMT’s iMedHD2 Telepathology and Teleultrasound Solutions both share encrypted live images to remote participants for real-time collaboration and immediate decision-making requirements, a provided release explains. While never sharing IP addresses, RMT has made significant advancements in providing the utmost in safety for each medical facility.

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New App Aims to Revolutionize Personal Training

This week at the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Las Vegas, Jotega LLC is launching their highly anticipated Trainer Network app.

“Apps have helped changed the face of the health and fitness industry in recent years,” those behind the new offering tell us. “However, despite the advancements, there is still a gap between personal trainers and their clients. Trainer Network aims to change that and modernize personal training.”

The CEO of Jotega LLC explained why they have chosen to launch their app at IDEA World: “IDEA World is a giant platform for fitness companies. It provides an excellent launch pad we, as a company, need to kick start our apps. With tens of thousands of fitness professionals in one place; we hope to use IDEA World as the ultimate proving ground to gauge the effectiveness, value, and interest level of our apps.”
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Salus Telehealth, MedImpact to Offer New Savings to VideoMedicine Patients

Salus Telehealth, Inc., an advisor within the telehealth industry, announced this week a new partnership that provides VideoMedicine patients with a free prescription savings card that offers discounts of up to 80 percent off brand-name and generic prescription medications.

“Utilizing MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.’s network of pharmacies, the savings card helps close the gap in prescription coverage for the insured, uninsured and underinsured and their families,” a provided statement reads.

Everyone is eligible for the prescription savings card, which is honored at 62,000 pharmacies nationwide, including all major chains and independent neighborhood drug stores. The savings card never expires, and allows patients to save at the register with no limits on how often it can be used and no forms to fill out. It is ideal for patients who do not have insurance, those whose medication is not covered or limited by their current plan and those who have reached the maximum of their current plan.

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New PresenceLearning Webinar Series Designed to Help Special Education Leaders and Clinicians

MHW has learned that PresenceLearning, a leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, is launching a free, three-part webinar series this fall for special education leaders and clinicians.

According to a provided statement, the series, “Blueprints for Success: Interventions That Really Work,” will highlight evidence-based behavioral management, reading intervention, and differentiated instruction strategies that, when implemented accurately and thoroughly, are proven to help students in need.

The first webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2017, is with international expert on school discipline, classroom management, student self-management, and interventions with behaviorally challenging students, Dr. Howie Knoff. Dr. Knoff will explain how student instruction in social, emotional, and behavioral self-management and other techniques can increase academic outcomes and improve school climate.

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Healthcare IT Sets All-Time Record With $4 Billion in VC Funding

There’s a healthy outlook for healthcare IT in the world of VC these days.

Mercom Capital Group — a global communications and research firm — has just released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) / Digital Health sector for the second quarter (Q2) and first half (1H) of 2017.

According to the provided report summary, global VC funding for Health IT companies in 1H2017 was 36 percent higher year-over-year (YoY) with a record $4 billion (B) raised in 359 deals versus the $3B raised from 286 deals in 1H2016.
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