Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Announces 30 New Skilled Nursing Facility Clients in FL and a New Contract with a Large Clinic in TX

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HAMILTON, Ontario, Jan. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (TSXV:RHT or OTC:RQHTF or WKN:A2AJTB) (“Reliq” or the “Company”), a rapidly growing global healthcare technology company that develops innovative Virtual Care solutions for the multi-billion dollar Healthcare market, is pleased to announce that it has added 30 new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) clients to a previously disclosed contract with a large healthcare network in Florida. The Company has also signed a new contract with a large allergy and respirology clinic in Texas. The new SNF clients are expected to add over 3,000 new patients per month or 36,000 new patients per year to Reliq’s iUGO Care platform. The allergy and respirology clinic is expected to add 5,000 patients to the platform by the end of 2023.

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“We are excited to continue to expand our presence in the Skilled Nursing space, and to be adding a new client in the allergy and respirology field,” said Dr. Lisa Crossley, CEO at Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. “The allergy and respirology clinic will be using the iUGO Care Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM) and Principal Care Management (PCM) modules as well as other core iUGO Care modules. The SNFs will be using our Transitional Care Management (TCM), Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), Chronic Care Management (CCM) and Behavioural Health Integration (BHI) modules. We have already started onboarding with the allergy and respirology clinic and expect to start onboarding with the new SNFs next month.

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HLTH Foundation Launches ‘Techquity for Health’ Coalition to Help Integrate Health Equity Standards into Healthcare Technology & Data Practices

– National Survey, Live Today, Will Benchmark Techquity in Healthcare Industry – 

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — HLTH Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit of HLTH, Inc., today announced the formation of the Techquity for Health Coalition, with a mission to assimilate health equity considerations into healthcare technology innovation and data practices across the industry. Additionally, the Coalition simultaneously launched a broad national survey of techquity in healthcare, available here, with a call for healthcare leaders to participate as respondents in this important and unique industry benchmark.

The Coalition defines techquity as the strategic design, development, and deployment of technology to advance health equity, and encompasses the notion that technology can inhibit advancements in health equity if not implemented intentionally and inclusively.

“Technology and data analytics offer enormous promise to improve care access and quality, but also add new layers of consideration for health equity,” said Janna Guinen, Executive Director of the HLTH Foundation, which established the Coalition with Ipsos Healthcare as a strategic research partner. “We urge healthcare leaders to participate in the techquity survey. With the continued digitization of healthcare, action is needed now to avoid further entrenchment of systemic inequities and outcomes disparities,” she said.

The Coalition intends to develop and gain consensus around metrics, best practices and standards to operationalize techquity in healthcare, as well as monitor industry progress.

Findings from the survey will be announced at the ViVE 2023 event in Nashville, taking place March 26 – 29. The Coalition’s research is supported by the American Medical Association, Amazon Web Services, EmpiRx Health, Epistemix, Hopelab, NTT DATA, Outcomes4Me, ResMed, Tegria, and VSP Vision Global Innovation Center.

Research efforts are guided by an Advisory Committee consisting of founding supporters and additional partners, including Ricky

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Health Tech | Health IT to promote self-care, individual responsibility | News

A new and popular wave of technology used in healthcare in the last decade or so is personal remote-care devices such as fitness trackers. This started an increase in the development of wellness apps and more involvement by persons in their health and well-being.

Since then, the healthcare IT industry has grown exponentially, and types of remote-care devices have been on the increase and incorporated into hospital and practice- management systems to create more holistic healthcare, with access from anywhere. This also enabled health professionals and organisations to be able to serve more people, including those who are immobile or can be better monitored through at-home care.

Remote-care devices span a large variety of health categories for which indices can be checked and monitored, including diabetes, heart conditions, blood pressure, mental health, and much more. They are a good way of keeping medical professionals abreast of the progress and constant condition of a patient even when they are not actively consulting.

Most hospital and practice-management systems can incorporate these indices into patients’ electronic medical records so that a history of their condition can easily be seen and used to track their progress, make decisions as to how best they should be treated, and assist them with prevention initiatives.

It is also a good way for people to self-track and make the lifestyle changes required to maintain good health. With the increased adaptation of e-health globally, there has been another push for remote=care devices to be used by individuals, but now also through their healthcare provider to promote individual responsibility, self-care and increased involvement in their ongoing health and well=being.

Self-care with respect to health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), “is the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness

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WELL Health joins Digital Technology Supercluster Project to Advance Interoperability and Leverage AI to Reduce Provider Burdens

VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 13, 2023 /CNW/ – WELL Health Technologies Corp. (TSX: WELL) (OTCQX: WHTCF) (“WELL” or the “Company“), a company focused on positively impacting health outcomes by leveraging technology to empower healthcare providers and their patients globally, is pleased to announce it has partnered with ORX Surgical (“ORX“), Tali AI (“Tali“), and Simon Fraser University (“SFU“) to transform healthcare data into actionable insights through a Digital Technology Supercluster (“DTS“) project called Health Compass.

There has historically been large amounts of data locked in outdated and inefficient electronic medical records (“EMR“) that have proven to be a major cause of burnout for physicians. Sorting through massive amounts of data takes a physician’s time away from delivering care to their patients. Health Compass applies artificial intelligence to existing EMRs, helping physicians find the insights they need, and make critical decisions faster for their patients. Health Compass offers a natural voice interface that recognizes physicians’ voices to streamline clinical documentation and queries for patients, applies predictive analytics to help flag high-need patients, and automates the patient journey in primary care and specialty care to connect patients with life changing care quickly.

WELL and its internal several subsidiaries participating in the project (AwareMD, OSCAR Pro, Intrahealth, Ocean, Doctorcare, apps.health) have secured $3M in co-investment funding from DTS to support WELL’s platform which will be used to pilot the Health Compass project. More specifically, the project will leverage and build upon WELL’s open and FHIR-based apps.health ecosystem to seamlessly integrate the Health Compass capabilities into the EMR. The funding will also be used enhance the ability for digital health innovations to interoperate with EMRs and make it easier for providers to augment their EMR with the latest innovations

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Top 10 Health Technology Hazards in 2023 to Watch

Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2023

What You Should Know:

ECRI, the nation’s largest non-profit patient safety organization, names communications gaps with recalls of home-use medical devices as the nation’s most pressing health technology safety issue for 2023.

ECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2023 list identifies the potential sources of danger that will warrant the greatest attention for the coming year and offers practical recommendations for reducing risks. 

Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2023

For 2023, ECRI’s report includes a series of challenges to industry, urging manufacturers to pursue device or process improvements that could mitigate—or even eliminate—some of the hazards included on the list. With healthcare facilities understaffed and healthcare workers overstressed, it’s more important than ever that technologies be designed in ways that ensure their safe use.

The 10 topics on ECRI’s 2023 hazards list are listed below in rank order:

1. Gaps in Recalls for At-Home Medical Devices cause patient confusion and harm

Accurate and understandable information about medical device recalls often does not reach patients using those devices in the home; this information gap is growing every year as healthcare moves into the home setting.

2. Growing Number of Defective Single-Use Medical Devices puts patients at risk

An unacceptably high number of defective single-use medical devices continue to be present in the supply chain. Single-use medical devices—which include products that are used once and then discarded, as well as those that get consumed during use—play a role in virtually every patient encounter. As a result, defective products can have a broad, negative impact on patient care, causing delays and increasing costs—and most concerningly, contributing to patient harm or death in some circumstances.

3. Inappropriate Use of Automated Dispensing Cabinet Overrides can result in medication errors

Automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) are used to provide controlled access to

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