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PreparedHealth expands advisory board
Posted on Thursday April 27, 2017

CHICAGO – The Bridge Model National Office has joined the advisory board of health care engagement company PreparedHealth, laying the groundwork for innovative advancements in transitional care by...

Family Plug app enables communication with disabled
Posted on Thursday April 27, 2017

LUXEMBOURG – Family Plug has launched the first communication app designed for people with severe physical disabilities to receive regular vocal support from friends and family members from around...

Smartphone-enabled cardiac rehab program leads to higher adherence among veterans, study finds
Posted on Thursday April 27, 2017

ATLANTA – Veterans who participated in a smartphone-enabled home-based cardiac rehabilitation program showed high levels of engagement and significant improvements in fitness, according to a study...

Patients are willing to use telemedicine, survey says
Posted on Thursday April 27, 2017

DARIEN, Ill. – A majority of U.S. adults would use video technology for interactions with doctors or other health professionals, according to a recent survey from the American Academy of Sleep...

Salus Telehealth launches on-demand physician consult service
Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017

CHICAGO Salus Telehealth has launched Quick Care, a service offering on-demand consultations with U.S. board-certified primary care providers 24 hours a day. The service is part of the company’s...

Healthgrades chatbot allows between-visit communications for patients, providers
Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017

DENVER – Healthgrades has introduced a digital solution that allows patients and providers to communicate between visits. CareChats, created in partnership with the conversation platform Conversa,...

In brief: UPMC launches AnywhereCare app; Senscio Health launches AI-powered monitoring solution
Posted on Tuesday April 25, 2017

UPMC launches AnywhereCare app PITTSBURGH, Pa. – UPMC, the health insurance branch of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has launched an app that gives patients access to digital...

New organization forms to advocate for home-based care
Posted on Tuesday April 25, 2017

‘We’re frustrated that home care is looked at as an afterthought’ SAN DIEGO –A new organization dedicated to advocating for high-quality, affordable home care will put technology at the...

Mobile technology proves effective in engaging hard-to-reach patients
Posted on Tuesday April 25, 2017

‘Delaying an investment in modern channels is leaving significant value on the table’ BOSTON – With the increasing development and use of mobile technology, care managers have the opportunity to...

Banner Health drives down readmissions, costs with telehealth pilot
Posted on Tuesday April 25, 2017

PHOENIX – Banner Health has been able to reduce hospital readmissions for patients with complex chronic conditions by almost 50% as part of an Intensive Ambulatory Care pilot program with Royal...

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