EarlySense, American Well to provide telehealth services powered by smart sensors

MDLinx | January 17, 2017

Raths D – EarlySense is an Israel–based company that has developed a patient monitoring solution that involves a sensor placed under the patient’s mattress to monitor heart and respiratory rate, as well as movement and sleep. In addition to its work with hospital systems, EarlySense has expanded the uses of its contact–free continuous monitoring solutions through a partnership with telehealth company American Well.

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CipherHealth and SADA Collaborate to Improve Patient Care Via Looker

CipherHealth | January 06, 2023

CipherHealth, a leader in patient engagement technology and communication solutions, recently teamed up with SADA, an award-winning Google Cloud Partner, to use Google Cloud's Looker to collect socioeconomic data to improve patient care. With this new feature, CipherHealth aims to empower healthcare leaders by enabling them to collect large volumes of data and assist patients and medical professionals at each point of the care journey. Earlier, CipherHealth's platform gave doctors and nurses complete conversational and clinical information about each patient. It worked with SADA, a company that knows how to set up and run Google Cloud's analytics platform Looker, to add self-service analytics to the platform and make it more useful. With the help of Looker Embedded Analytics, CipherHealth has made it easier for its clients to access this data for analysis and visualization at any time during the patient's life. As a result of the partnership, CipherHealth's clients, which include 500 hospitals across the country, will now have access to patient data about social determinants of health (SDOH). Also, they can use in-built analytics to divide patient groups and send personalized messages to each of them separately. With this information, CipherHealth's clients can zero in on a specific patient and find out what kind of treatment they need, along with any special accommodations (like if they have trouble making appointments). CipherHealth is HIPAA-compliant, meaning it may safely analyze and transfer clients' protected health information (PHI) over the internet. The company believes combining SADA with Google Cloud can give its clients a new view of their patient populations. It will also allow the company to make changes to its care delivery that are good for patients. In line with this, SADA said that the integration of Looker from Google Cloud improves the patient experience for CipherHealth and its clients. About CipherHealth CipherHealth is a proven technology solutions partner dedicated to improving patient communication and care. Since 2009, the company has helped build the market for patient engagement by making innovative tools that help providers give excellent care. The range of patient engagement programs from CipherHealth sets new standards for care and provides healthcare businesses with the tools they need to have meaningful conversations with their patients.

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HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, MEDICAL DEVICES

LMHS, InVita, Lifeline Launch iReferral to Boost Ohio Donation and Transplantation

Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) | January 31, 2023

On January 30, 2023, Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) integrated with Lifeline of Ohio and InVita Healthcare Technologies to launch iReferral to automate its identification and Lifeline's electronic referral of tissue, organ, and eye donors. iReferral will automatically recognize suitable donors and trace the referral process from a hospital to the organ procurement organization (OPO). Apart from gathering information on workflow, nursing time, and returns providers, it will increase opportunities for transplantation and donation, adhering to the federal government's rules. With over 100,000 patients on the nation's waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant, CMS laws require hospitals to direct all potential organ and tissue donors to their federally designated OPO. LMHS Vice President of Acute Care Services, Heather Burkhart, said, "Our staff is constantly looking for ways to enhance the high level of care provided to our patients. The automation offered through iReferral expedites the donor referral process allowing our healthcare providers to spend more time with the patient and their family during the most stressful of times while securing positive outcomes for transplant recipients." (Source – Cision PR Newswire) LMHS President and CEO Rob Montagnese said, "The new system furthers LMHS' efforts to integrate technology that directly impacts patient care while also providing the gift of life to the more than 3,100 people across the state that are waiting for organ, tissue, and eye donations". (Source – Cision PR Newswire) President and CEO of InVita Healthcare Technologies, Todd Collins, expressed, "Congratulations to LMHS and Lifeline of Ohio on their iReferral launch. This successful collaboration deploys scalable technology that helps shift nursing and provider resources back to patient care and provides greater access to life-saving gifts for the many in need by ensuring the critical first step of the intricate donation process is streamlined and made more reliable." (Source – Cision PR Newswire) About Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) LMHS is a non-profit healthcare organization that consists of Licking Memorial Hospital, a physician corporation, and the Licking Memorial Health Foundation. Licking Memorial Health Foundation is funding and developing resources for LMHS. It utilizes the best technology to help patients and visitors with their safety and healthcare requirements. Founded in 1898, it has its headquarters in Newark (Ohio). Licking Memorial Development Council, a committee of business leaders in Licking County, supports LMH Foundation.

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Sharecare Designs VR Program to Ensure Wellbeing of American Workforce

Sharecare | January 30, 2023

Sharecare, one of the leading digital health companies, has recently launched Get Active, a virtual reality program to make exercise an innovative, inspiring workforce towards well-being. This program reports 82% engagement and 280% increase in average exercise span in a week of the healthy and high-risk employees of Lennar Corporation, one of the significant homebuilding companies in the U.S. It gives immediate health benefits, improves sleep quality, immunes from chronic diseases, reduces anxiety and blood pressure, and reverses pre-diabetes. Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt, Chief Medical Officer of Lennar Corporation, said, "At Lennar, we believe deeply in empowering our entire workforce to be fit for adaptability – and physical activity is core to fulfilling that goal." He added, "While I was optimistic going into this pilot, engagement across the board exceeded our expectations and feedback from our highest risk associates has been very positive. Sharecare has demonstrated its continued commitment to innovation and driving sustained employee engagement, and we are excited to expand Get Active to more Lennar Associates this year." (Source – Cision PR Newswire) This program designs gamified physical exercise experiences for employees through Meta Quest 2. It paved the way for the well-being of the disabled and those who prefer home workouts over public gyms. Its virtual activity features stretching to basketball exercises with standing and seating positions. William Janis, Senior Vice President of Health Advocacy at Sharecare, stated, "We have a strong track record of investing in innovation, including VR, to improve our comprehensive wellbeing platform and the employee experience, and the initial feedback on Get Active from Lennar's Associates is both encouraging and inspiring." He added, "We are excited to differentiate our whole health benefits offering on behalf of our partners and their populations with a unique and approachable program that's fun and naturally engaging for employees of all fitness levels while improving outcomes and reducing costs." (Source – Cision PR Newswire) About Sharecare Sharecare is a prominent digital health company that provides comprehensive and personalized fitness and evidence-based programs with advice from health professionals. With the help of technology, it has innovated physical exercise by adhering to clinical protocols and utilizing updated coaching tools. It connects doctors, employers, updated digital tools, and health plans and provide quality information in one platform. It helps employers, service providers, health-conscious people, government organizations, and communities.

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