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UAE’s BinSina Pharmacy Group launches telehealth solution

One of the UAE’s leading pharmacy brands has joined forces with TruDoc 24/7 to provide residents with “with round-the-clock access to medical consultation and services,” it has been announced. BinSina Pharmacy Group has just launched the new offering via its recently launched e-commerce website, with the service first being available to those based in Dubai. […]

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Bendigo Health to roll out remote monitoring system for suspected COVID-19 patients

Bendigo Health in regional Victoria will become one of the first hospitals in Australia to roll-out telemonitoring used for suspected COVID-19 patients. The system has been trialed with current geriatric patients to ensure its viability in the testing for readiness. The digital care application, teamplay myCare Companion ‘Pandemic’ delivered by medical technology company Siemens Healthineers, […]

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Providers struggling to give patients useful digital tools

Despite patients’ high hopes for digital health technologies, the tools they’re being offered aren’t often keeping pace with those expectations – even as health systems continue to prioritize patient engagement and experience. WHY IT MATTERS These were among the findings of a survey of more than 100 health system professionals by UPMC’s Center for Connected […]

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How cloud hosting can help with management of SDOH data

With the shift to value-based care, many healthcare providers are discovering a more direct focus on addressing social determinants of health is a way to tackle some of the root causes of illness, behavioral health challenges, readmissions and emergency room overuse. Data generated “in real life” in consumer tracking apps and social networks can be […]

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Kaiser Permanente names first Chief Digital Officer

Kaiser Permanente has created a new organizational role, aimed at driving innovation in its enterprise digital strategy. It will be filled by Prat Vemana who’s tasked with working across Kaiser’s internal health plans, hospitals, and medical groups. WHY IT MATTERS As chief digital officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Vemana will report to […]

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Community Health Systems makes Apple Health Records available at 100 affiliated hospitals

Community Health Systems (CHS) announced that the Apple Health Records app for iPhones is now available to patients at approximately 100 CHS-affiliated hospitals. WHY IT MATTERS Apple Health Records helps users to visualize and securely store their health records, allowing them to aggregate records from multiple institutions alongside their patient-generated data, creating a more holistic […]

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Bringing precision medicine to patients with telehealth

Home genetic testing kits have been popular for a while and with a variety of retail services now available, it is easy for anyone to get a glimpse at their genetic makeup. But understanding that information and the potential health issues it might indicate is a different story. Genome Medical, a national telegenomics technology company, […]

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Beyond the exam room: How data privacy builds patient trust

The provider-patient trust relationship is the cornerstone of any healthcare practice. But it doesn’t stop there. Patients entrust their lives and their intensely personal information not only to their physician, but also to an entire healthcare ecosystem: insurance providers, healthcare organizations, hospitals, specialists, labs and other third parties largely undetected to the patient but integral […]

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Cleveland Clinic launches new center for AI

Cleveland Clinic  creating a new center for artificial intelligence that aims to further collaboration and communication between physicians, researchers and data scientists as AI and machine learning efforts evolve and gain traction across the health system. WHY IT MATTERS The goal is to boost research on various clinical use cases where machine learning, deep learning […]