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One of Google’s Most Embarrassing Flops Is Turning into a Real Business

Google Glass may not have panned out quite the way Google hoped when it first launched the smart glasses at its I/O conference in April 2012. But it’s finding new life in Google’s Glass at Work program, which partners with a variety of startups and investors who are using Google Glass in new and innovative ways. “It’s a big market today, and it will be an even bigger one in the future,” said Brian Ballard, founder and chief executive officer at Upskill, of the new uses...

Partnering for Patient Care: Building a Foundation for Access within Clinically Integrated Networks

While the concept of a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) is easy to understand, actually building one is much more complex – and requires a high level of planning and strategy to execute properly. On April 27th from 1-2PM EST, Kyruus will host a webinar titled “Partnering for Patient Care: Building a Foundation for Access within Clinically Integrated Networks.” The webinar will feature J.D. Whitlock and Ellen Smith. Whitlock serves as the VP of Enterprise Intelligence for Mercy Health, while Smith is the VP of Access & Business...

Doctors spend more time on administrative work than with patients, study says

A new study by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation reveals that doctors spend 51 percent of their time on administrative tasks such as taking notes, filling out paperwork, refilling prescriptions, and taking phone calls. The study concluded that only 49 percent of their time is spent meeting with patients face-to-face. Augmedix, a San Francisco-based startup, is trying to change that. Augmedix uses Google Glass to provide a remote scribe service that helps doctors make more efficient use of their time and resources. But exactly how efficient...

Kyruus Launches ProviderMatch™ Analytics With Real-Time Patient Access Insights for Health Systems

Kyruus, a healthcare company that specializes in patient access solutions, has just unveiled the latest version of ProviderMatch Analytics—an in-app reporting system that yields meaningful insights about how patients navigate the healthcare system. Using advanced technology, ProviderMatch Analytics is able to track patient access trends in real-time. Search queries reveal the exact path that patients take in finding a provider, as well as how often those queries lead to appointment bookings. ProviderMatch Analytics is then able to calculate conversion rates based on these findings. This type of...

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE:TDOC) has teamed up with Accolade

Teladoc, Inc. has teamed up with Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge provider, to help members navigate their telehealth benefits. The integrated service is now available to several of the two companies’ shared clients and is showing an increased utilization of Teladoc’s offerings. Teladoc’s shares gained 2.79% to $23.95 on March 21. The company’s shares outstanding are recorded as 54.24 million and total shares floated are 53.00 million. Current ratio—the relationship between current assets and current liabilities—is calculated as 3.90. Teladoc’s distance from the 20-day simple moving...