healthPERX expands service with eDocAmerica tie-up

Telehealth program healthPERX has formed a partnership with eDocAmerica aimed at expanding its services through the addition of “board-certified health specialists” for what it claims is nearly every medical need.

The organization says the tie-up with eDocAmerica (Little Rock, AR, USA) – described as an “online doctor ‘house call’ for routine medical questions and information – will make it the most convenient and cost-effective telehealth program currently available in the US.

GlobalMed launches app to eliminate need for CT scans

Telemedicine developer GlobalMed has launched a new cloud application aimed at eliminating the need for unnecessary CT scans and radiation exposure – especially among children.

Branded CapSure Cloud, the application works by making an initial CT scan available to all healthcare providers involved in a patient’s care.

Once images have been uploaded to a secure server from the originating hospital, they can be shared with specialists at the receiving hospital.

US says enrollment appeal hearings to begin soon


The Obama administration on Monday said it will soon begin hearings to resolve problems for people who enrolled in health insurance through the Obamacare website, only to encounter errors including unnecessarily high costs.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the lead agency responsible for implementing the healthcare reform law, issued a statement saying it was reaching out to consumers with error-ridden enrollments to help them complete applications for coverage without a formal appeal.

Cubic signs $3.2 million logistics deal with Switzerland's arviem

Logistics player Cubic Global Tracking Solutions is to provide its container tracking and monitoring equipment to arviem after concluding a $3.2 million, five-year deal with the Swiss company.

The leasing and strategic partnership will see Cubic (San Diego, CA, USA) support arviem’s (Baaar, Switzerland) Global Cargo Monitoring Service and work on developing new capabilities and services for arviem’s customers.

PeopleNet includes Drivewyze app in onboard devices

Telematics player PeopleNet has incorporated a weight station bypass application developed by Drivewyze into its onboard devices.

The PreClear app comes with a complimentary weigh station cost-analysis too, a nationwide “Weigh Station Heads Up” notifications system and a bypass service subscription option.

PeopleNet (Minneapolis, MN, USA) said it was rolling out the app after conducting a successful beta test that included devices installed on trucks from some of the most well-recognized fleets in the US.

US may mandate 'talking' cars by 2017


U.S. regulators are crafting a rule that would require all new vehicles to be able to "talk" to one another using wireless technology, which the Department of Transportation said would significantly reduce accidents on U.S. roads and alleviate traffic congestion.

A proposed rule mandating so-called vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology should be put in place before President Barack Obama leaves office in early 2017, DOT officials said on Monday.

Cisco's "fog computing" move to support IoT development

US internet-technology giant Cisco has taken the wraps of a new platform aimed at helping companies to better manage the data being generated by so-called Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Branded IOx, the platform allows applications to run directly at the edge of the network, says Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA), and will allow companies across a variety of sectors to develop, manage and run software applications directly on Cisco devices, including its routers and switches as well as IP video cameras.

Honeywell, Stor debut ADR program in UK

Honeywell and Stor Generation have announced details of a “first of its kind” smart-grid program in the UK aimed at cutting energy consumption in commercial and industrial facilities.

The technology partners say the energy savings will be used to help stabilize the electrical grid and address country-wide carbon reduction and renewable energy commitments.

Under the program, Stor (London, UK) is to pay facility owners to reduce their energy consumption when usage begins to put pressure on the production capacity of power plants and renewable resources.

BGE to use C3 Energy analytics in smart-grid rollout

US energy utility Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) has announced it will use analytics software from C3 Energy to support its rollout of a smart grid across nearly all of its two million electric and gas meters.

C3 Energy (Redwood City, CA, USA) claimed the analytics technology would “unlock tens of millions of dollars in annual recurring value” for BGE, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Chicago, IL, USA).

Salt River Project hires Landis+Gyr in $185 million, ten-year deal

Utility Salt River Project has recruited Landis+Gyr to carry out a $185 million upgrade of its metering infrastructure and prepay technology.

The work is to be carried out in a phased installation across Salt River Project’s service territory – which covers central Arizona – and is expected to take up to ten years.

In a statement, Salt River Project (Tempe, AZ, USA) said it planned to deploy Landis+Gyr’s (Zug, Switzerland) Gridstream RF network this summer to support ongoing improvements to the technology currently used by its 142,000 prepay customers.

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