Telemedicine 2020

We are combining our Telemedicine and Virtual Care reports into Telemedicine 2020. We are seeking out the latest developments around Telemedicine. How is telemedicine used to benefit patients and care givers? What are the newest innovations in telemedicine technology? How telehealth and virtual care fit into the realm of Telemedicine.

Industry News:

Updox Partners with Redox to Expand Network of Integrated Electronic Health Records
Updox (@updox), a company that manages healthcare communications across both in-person and virtual care, announced its partnership with Redox (@Redox), a healthcare integration platform that allows technology companies to integrate with healthcare organizations’ EHRs to securely exchange healthcare data.

Amwell Expands Partnership with Tyto Care to Extend Healthcare at Home
Amwell® (@amwell), a national telehealth company, announced it is expanding its partnership with Tyto Care (@TytoCare), the healthcare industry’s first all-in-one modular device and examination platform for AI-powered, on-demand, remote medical exams. Together the companies will introduce exclusive integrations and newly designed workflows and tools to enhance the ability for providers using the Amwell platform to examine and diagnose patients virtually. Additionally, Amwell will become a reseller of Tyto Care’s integrated devices.

Product News:

Andor Health Collaborates with Mentor to Deliver Next Generation, AI-Powered Virtual Experiences with Microsoft Technology
Andor Health (@andor_health), and Mentor Worldwide LLC have formed a collaboration to provide the aesthetic physician community with the next-generation virtual health experiences to enhance the relationship between a surgeon and their patients. As part of the initiative, Andor Health will use Microsoft Azure and its artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to provide innovative ways to enable virtual health visits, delivering frictionless, enhanced provider and patient experiences in a sustainable way. The importance of this initiative was heightened as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the ability of plastic surgeons and their practices to safely connect with their patients.

Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Announces the Launch of iUGO Well at the University of Notre Dame Australia
Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (@ReliqHealth), a technology company focused on developing innovative mobile health (mHealth) and telemedicine solutions for Community-Based Healthcare, announced that it has launched iUGO Well in Australia and signed a contract with the University of Notre Dame Australia to deploy iUGO Well to its students and staff.

HealthView Technologies Launches New Telehealth App on Apple Store and Google Play
Global Care Capital Inc., a global investment company which engages in early stage investment opportunities in private and public companies, is pleased to announce its portfolio company, HealthView Technologies Inc. (@HealthViewTec) has launched its new Telehealth App on Apple Store and Google Play.

Boostlingo Launches American Sign Language (ASL) 24/7 Service
From all corners of telehealth care, emergency and public service and legal aid support services and everywhere else that language support is vital, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a growing need for improved access to American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. This VRI-ASL service has solved many of the geographical challenges that exist today in terms of connecting to qualified ASL support, but it has not always been readily available after-hours and overnight. That’s why Boostlingo (@boostlingo) is very proud to announce a new level of global access and support to ASL 24/7 services.

To Read:

Uptick in Telehealth Reveals Medical Malpractice Concerns from Bloomberg Law – Telehealth services have surged during the pandemic, due in part to loosening of federal restrictions. However, Lindsay Lowe, an attorney with Wolfe Pinkavage, says health-care providers need to be aware of malpractice risks associated with telemedicine and suggests steps to reduce liability.

Telehealth Update from ATA President Dr. Joe Kvedar from The Doctor Weighs In – Telehealth has exploded because of the pandemic. It was driven, in part, by the lockdown and people’s fear of going to a medical facility. And, it was fueled by a loosening of Federal regulations and an increase in reimbursement. Joe Kvedar, MD, President of ATA, joins Pat Salber, MD, CEO and Editor of The Doctor Weighs In, for an in-depth telehealth update.

New Amwell Research Finds Telehealth Use Will Accelerate Post-Pandemic – from Amwell – Amwell® released the results of its annual Physician and Consumer Survey. The results show physicians and consumers expect to use telehealth more often following COVID-19 than they did before the pandemic.

Making the Cut:

Amwell Ranked No. 1 in the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Telehealth Satisfaction Study
Amwell (@amwell), a national telehealth company, announced that J.D. Power has named Amwell No. 1 in telehealth satisfaction among direct-to-consumer providers. Amwell ranked the highest in telehealth consultation, enrollment, billing and payment.


HealthcareNOW Radio Telehealth Playlist
The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines telehealth as “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.” To learn more and find out about the latest in telehealth tune in to the episodes on this playlist. Additionally, be sure to read HCNR’s Friday Five which recaps the site’s month long concentration on telehealth.

Events and Resources:
During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, we don’t have to choose between medical care and social distancing. When patients can get health care through telehealth — and doctors can provide it — we protect ourselves and our communities. The website provides information about the latest federal efforts to support and promote telehealth services.

The American Telemedicine Association Events
ATA is a non-profit association based in Washington DC with a membership network of more than 10,000 industry leaders and healthcare professionals. We are a leading telehealth association helping to transform healthcare by improving the quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Find their next event.

Defining the Industry According to the AAFP:

Telemedicine is the practice of medicine using technology to deliver care at a distance. It occurs using a telecommunications infrastructure between a patient (at an originating or spoke site) and a physician or other practitioner licensed to practice medicine (at a distant or hub site).

Virtual Care is a patient service model for healthcare providers.

Telehealth refers to a broad collection of electronic and telecommunications technologies that support health care delivery and services from distant locations. Telehealth technologies support virtual medical, health, and education services.

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