American Well to launch multi-way video service; UPMC, medCPU team up on decision support solutions;

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> Telemedicine company American Well is set to launch a new multiway video service. The new program will allow patients or providers to invite others into the conversation via live video, including specialists, caregivers, health coaches or translators. Announcement

> The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and medCPU, which creates decision support solutions, are teaming up to develop decision support tools and innovations that will help improve patient outcomes. Through the deal, UPMC will gain majority ownership in medCPU. Announcement

> A device that contained personal data for patients at the United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth Hospital was almost put up for auction, according to Norwich, England-based Eastern Daily Press. The hard drive was prevented from being sold after an auctioneer at a family business flagged it. Article

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> Hospitals in states that have refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are taking a financial hit, according to RevCycle Intelligence. Article

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> Massachusetts General Hospital is teaming up with a behavioral signals analytics vendor on an mHealth initiative to help patients with depression and bipolar disorder. Article

> The developer of an mHealth app aimed at improving vision, which has been cited by federal regulators for misleading marketing and lacking scientific data to support claims, believes current government oversight will stall healthcare technology advancement. Article

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