mHealth News: The Headlines You Might Have Missed

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

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IDC: Wearables Shipments May Top 213 Million Units in 2020
According to data from IDC, global shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of this year.
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CareMonkey Rolls Out Windows Phone App

HealthKit Comes to OneTouch Reveal App for Diabetes ManagementCareMonkey, touted as the world’s fastest growing Emergency Health and Safety platform, is now even more accessible after releasing a Windows Phone App on the Microsoft Store today.

“We are excited to announce that the CareMonkey app is now available with offline mode on Microsoft Windows Phone, Surface and PC,” said Troy Westley, CEO of CareMonkey. “CareMonkey makes it easy for authorized carers to access sensitive life saving information. Our new CareMonkey app on the Microsoft Store ensures CareMonkey is always available, even when offline, so authorized carers know exactly what to do and who to call in an emergency.”

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Healthcare Industry Has Something to Gain from Latest Google Partnership

Dr. Google, Anyone Helix House Reports Record Demand for Internet Marketing Services By Medical PractitionersAccenture on Thursday announced an alliance with Google to bring to market industry-specific solutions that will help clients use cloud, mobility, and analytics to advance their digital transformation agenda and improve business performance.

Accenture will apply its broad industry expertise and capabilities to help enterprise clients improve the value of Google technologies within their organizations.

“The Google alliance supports our digital and cloud strategy, and will help clients benefit from innovative and industry-specific cloud and mobile solutions built on the full stack of Google technologies,” said Paul Daugherty, chief technology officer at Accenture. “Whether our clients need to innovate faster, create new services or increase the value from their existing technology investments, cloud should be the starting point for their digital transformations. Together with Google, Accenture will help clients take advantage of game changing solutions that help solve real business needs.”

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TrendShift Acquires Health Data Intelligence

Physicians Interactive Targets Consumer Health with AcquisitionOn Thursday, TrendShift, LLC announced that it has acquired the assets of Health Data Intelligence, LLC, a SaaS-based healthcare analytics and population health management company based in Columbus, Ohio, serving employers, benefit advisors, medical managers and payers.

The core capability of HDI is its Population Intelligence platform which is a comprehensive population health management solution – a cloud-based SaaS platform that equips clients to more efficiently manage health costs, utilization and care outcomes.

The application employs proven predictive capabilities designed to forecast utilization and cost, perform member risk stratification, and identify care gaps.

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Ziegler Publishes First Telehealth Sector Mapping White Paper

Proposed Telehealth Restrictions in Tennessee Cause Concern For ManyZiegler, a specialty healthcare investment bank, is out with a new white paper — “Deconstructing the Telehealth Industry,” authored by Grant Chamberlain, Ziegler’s resident telehealth expert.

Grant Chamberlain, Managing Director in Ziegler’s Corporate Finance Healthcare Practice, has developed “an in-depth white paper destructing the Telehealth industry to help healthcare providers, executives, investors, employers, legislators, payors and consumers understand the industry’s full potential.”
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Healthwise Health Education Now Available Within Allscripts EHRs

Exclusive Allscripts Team Talks Challenges and Opportunities at Health 2.0Patients who receive health education engage more in their care, are less likely to utilize the emergency room or be readmitted, and are more satisfied with their care.

That’s the announcement this week from the team at Healthwise.

“Now, organizations who license any of the Allscripts’ core EHR solutions can easily provide Healthwise health education to their patients through new Infobutton integration to improve outcomes and patient satisfaction,” Thursday’s media release explains.
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LifeMap Solutions Joins Medidata AppConnect Partner Program to Encourage mHealth Innovation

LifeMap Sciences Announces Partnership with MedGenomeLifeMap Solutions announced today its new partnership with Medidata, a provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research.

LifeMap is joining Medidata’s AppConnect Partner Program in support of mobile health innovation.

As a certified and inaugural AppConnect Partner, LifeMap Solutions will leverage its extensive experience developing patient engagement tools to build consumer-friendly mobile apps and remote patient-research programs for clinical trials.

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