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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives April 2015


Microsoft launches digital health service through MDLive and Skype

Microsoft is collaborating with Chicago-based MDLive to bring consumers a digital health experience through Skype for Business. This makes MDLive the first company to deliver digital health services to millions of healthcare consumers through the Skype platform.
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Google Chromebooks integrates online telemedicine system
Google Chromebooks is to come preloaded with Utah-based TruClinic’s online telemedicine system. TruClinic’s partnership with Google for Work aims to result in large-scale telemedicine coverage throughout provider networks across the globe.
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Samsung partners Partners on connected health
Partners HealthCare is working with Korean company Samsung Electronics to develop the next generation of personalised digital and mobile products for health and wellness.
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Indian hospital provides telemedicine to Afghanistan
Telemedicine services are being introduced at three hospitals in Afghanistan – the Kabul-based Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital, Isteqlal Hospital and Khair Khana Hospital. Consultancy services will be provided by Delhi-based BLK Super Speciality Hospital.
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Ernst & Young unveils telemedicine adoption model
A telemedicine adoption model was unveiled by London-based professional services firm Ernst & Young at this month’s Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) annual conference in Chicago.
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Denmark leads Europe in m-health adoption
Denmark is the top performer of 25 EU countries in m-health adoption by doctors and patients, according to the preliminary results of a study. The results are based on the 2015 m-health app developer economics study, which is the largest m-health study conducted by Research2Guidance and HIMSS.
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Nine out of ten healthcare providers use mobile technology, says HIMSS survey
Nearly 90 per cent of healthcare providers are using mobile devices within their organisations to engage patients in their healthcare, according to the HIMSS 2015 survey into mobile technology.
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University of Michigan adopts telemedicine to tackle childhood obesity
The University of Michigan is using telemedicine to tackle childhood obesity. The university’s CS Mott Children's Hospital will be using software from New York firm Fruit Street Health to monitor the lifestyle of patients and conduct virtual consultations.
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Telehealth startup PointNurse forms collaborative telemedicine organisation
Nashville-based PointNurse, a telehealth and telemedicine startup company, has announced a partnership with Palo Alto based Swarm Fund to help create the first global telemedicine and telehealth distributive collaborative organisation.
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Doximity launches doctors’ app for Apple Watch
Online medical network Doximity has announced an app for the Apple Watch that provides an HIPAA-secure and hands-free way for doctors to communicate regarding patient care.
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Telstra acquires platform to expand telemedicine in Australia
Telstra Health has entered an agreement with Medibank for the purchase of the business assets of Anywhere Healthcare, one of Australia’s leading specialist telemedicine platforms.
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Partnership aims to provide teleradiology mhealth services
Borderless Healthcare Group (BHG) of Singapore has partnered with Telerad Tech to provide mhealth services using cloud-based teleradiology.
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Insulin Angel helps diabetics keep insulin at safe temperature
Insulin Angel, a temperature and proximity tracking device designed by Dutch company Pilotfish, is claimed to be the first product that addresses the challenges of keeping insulin at a safe temperature and not losing or forgetting the medication or the kit.
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Dermatology telemedicine start-up Spruce gets $15m series A funding
California-based telemedicine start-up company Spruce has announced $15m series A financing and the launch of an expanded product that supports care for a broad set of dermatological conditions.
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Wearable-on-chip device provides key functionality and low power consumption
An IC that can provide the key functionality for wearable products while consuming little energy has been announced by Dialog Semiconductor.
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Foundation provides $0.9m grant to support telehealth in Tennessee
The Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) has been awarded a $900,000 grant from the United Health Foundation to help support Tennessee Quality Connect, a clinical initiative that connects health care professionals and patients through community health centres (CHCs) using telehealth technology.
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