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.


Talkin’ Telehealth – Debut Episode
Tune in to hear Kathy Ford and Erika Grau from Rhinogram (@rhinogram) Talkin’ Telehealth as they examine how telehealth can simplify communication, improve office workflow and most importantly, drive better patient care. In their debut episode, Ford and Grau take on the topics of physician shortage and access to care, consumerism, and reimbursement.

Industry News:

MobileSmith Health and AT&T Work Together to Help Hospitals Reduce Cancellations and Complications Across Episodes of Care
MobileSmith Health (@TheMobileSmith), a leader in the digital health and mobile development sector that is reshaping traditional healthcare, announced a strategic alliance with AT&T that will expand the reach of the company’s perioperative mobile platform to hospitals nationwide. Through the seamless integration of Peri™ by MobileSmith Health with AT&T’s Edge-to-Edge Digital Hospital solutions, hospitals will now have the ability to connect with patients pre and post procedure – allowing for better network integration, increased patient engagement and loyalty, all while improving a hospital’s bottom line.
Be sure to visit our PopUp Studio at MobileSmith Health, Booth 4643, during HIMSS20.

Replacement Solution for Discontinued Littman TeleSteth System: ClearSteth from GlobalMed
GlobalMed (@GlobalMed_USA), an international provider of virtual health solutions, announced its ClearSteth® software application as an immediate replacement to the 3M Littman® 3200 TeleSteth™ tele-auscultation software that was discontinued effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Be sure to visit our PopUp Studio at GlobalMed, Booth 6089, during HIMSS20.

Stratus Video and Zoom Video Communications Have Teamed Up to Bring Video Remote Interpreters into Telehealth Calls at Novant Health
Stratus Video (@stratusvideo), an industry leader in innovative language services, announced that they have teamed up with Zoom Video Communications, a video-first unified communications platform. The technology interop between Stratus Video and Zoom allows healthcare providers to add medically qualified interpreters to telehealth calls with patients who do not speak English. This program is up and running at Novant Health, a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system that handles more than 200,000 LEP encounters annually. This communication solution will help Novant Health and other healthcare facilities across the nation to achieve health equity for their LEP patients.

Teladoc Health to Acquire InTouch Health
Teladoc Health, Inc. (@teladochealthannounced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire InTouch Health (@InTouchHealth), a provider of enterprise telehealth solutions for hospitals and health systems. This acquisition positions Teladoc Health as the partner of choice for health systems seeking a single solution for their entire virtual care strategy, and establishes the company as the only virtual care provider covering the full range of acuity – from critical to chronic to everyday care – through a single solution across all sites of care worldwide.

Stanford Medicine’s 2020 Health Trends Report spotlights the rise of the data-driven physician
In a health care sector now awash with data and digital technologies, physicians are actively preparing for the transformation of patient care, according to the 2020 Health Trends Report published by Stanford Medicine (@StanfordMed). Stanford Medicine’s 2020 Health Trends Report once again documents key trends steering the industry’s future, including a maturing digital health market, new health laws opening patient access to data, and artificial intelligence gaining regulatory traction for medical use.

Competitive Health Partners with The TeleDentists, Expanding Virtual Health Services
Competitive Health, Inc. (@CompHealthInc), a full-service healthcare marketplace (CHI), announces its partnership with The TeleDentists. The TeleDentists provides virtual dental care including oral health risk assessment, prevention, and urgent consultations. Patients are able to connect to board-certified dentists from their mobile device or desktop. The consultation is conducted in real-time. If necessary, The TeleDentists can schedule a follow up appointment.

HealthTap Announces Plan to Extend Cerner’s On-site and Near-site Health Center Experience with 24/7 Digital Primary Care
HealthTap (@HealthTap), a virtual primary care provider, announced a collaboration with Cerner Corporation, a global health care technology company, to further extend health care experiences beyond on-site and near-site health and pharmacy centers. By combining digital technology with high-quality in-person care, employers can provide their employees with access to care anytime, anywhere through HealthTap’s digital primary care physician network. The result of these collective capabilities is designed to help employers lessen expensive urgent care and ER visits.

eVisit and VeeMed Partner With Banner Health to Bring Ambulatory and Acute Virtual Care to Patients Throughout the Southwest
Banner Health, a non-profit healthcare systems in the United States, has selected eVisit and VeeMed to enable ambulatory and acute virtual care services for their patients throughout the Southwest. The five-year agreement will leverage the eVisit and VeeMed platforms to power Banner’s virtual urgent care, virtual primary care, virtual specialty care, tele-behavioral health, tele-stroke, and additional service lines.

Product News:

MDLIVE Launches Virtual Primary Care Platform to Improve Patient Access
MDLIVE Inc. (@MDLIVEInc) announced the launch of the telemedicine industry’s most comprehensive virtual primary care platform, enabling U.S. health plans, health systems, retailers and employers the ability to provide consumers with convenient, secure and cost-effective options for accessing preventive, chronic and other primary care services. This new offering builds on the high-quality urgent care, behavioral health and dermatology care that MDLIVE currently delivers to more than 36 million members throughout the U.S.

QliqSOFT Announces Healthcare Chatbot that Solves Patient Engagement, Instantly
QliqSOFT (@qliqSoft), specializing in secure, HIPAA-compliant clinical communication solutions, announced the launch of its healthcare chatbot platform, Quincy. Quincy offers chatbot templates that address care-specific use cases that include pre-configured intents and dialogue flows or customized chatbots can be built to suit your unique needs. As a chatbot platform, Quincy enables healthcare providers to build and deploy HIPAA-compliant, AI-driven, conversational chatbots that help them put more care-related information in the hands of their patients, facilitate self-service, improve workflow, drive better outcomes, and reduce costs.

Zipnosis and GYANT Join Forces to Offer a More Intuitive and Accessible Digital Patient Experience
Zipnosis (@zipnosis), a provider of multi-modal virtual care built to improve the patient and provider experience, and GYANT, an artificial intelligence enabled platform for improving care utilization and pathways, announced they are partnering to offer a larger, more holistic Digital Front Door for healthcare organizations.

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Telehealth Reduces ER Visits and Patient Costs at Cigna
Globe Predict reports that the accelerating cost of healthcare has become a key concern for people living across the world. With the persistent rise of healthcare costs, Cigna employers are looking at novel options for care delivery to improve the overall patient care and access to healthcare facilities while reducing expenditure.

Making the Cut:

American Well’s Clinical Partner, Online Care Network II PC Earns NCQA Accreditation in Credentialing for the Third Time
American Well (@americanwell), a national telehealth technology and services company, announced that its clinical partner, the Online Care Network II PC (commonly known as the Online Care Group), has received Accreditation in Credentialing from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), valid through December 2022. This is the third time the Online Care Network II PC has received Accreditation in Credentialing from the NCQA.


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May 3-5, 2020 Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ
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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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