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.

Telemedicine at HIMSS

HCNR Pop-Up Studios
HealthcareNOW Radio, along with Health Innovation Media, will be bringing our Pop-Up Studios to HIMSS20. Don’t miss our telemedicine company Pop-Ups with:

MobileSmith Health (@TheMobileSmith), Booth 4643, on Wednesday, March 11 at 11:30 am ET

GlobalMed (@globalmed_usa), Booth 6089, on Wednesday, March 11 at 3:00 pm ET

Learn more about these and the rest of our Pop-Ups taking place at the HIMSS20 Conference.


Healthcare APPtitude – Debut Episode
MobileSmith Health’s (@TheMobileSmithHealthcare APPtitude radio show will examine some of the groundbreaking advances that healthcare’s thought leaders and industry influencers are bringing to the table. In this debut episode, the US faces a tough road to curb healthcare costs. What could the US economy do with an additional $1.3 trillion every year? Randy Tomlin explores the rising cost of healthcare, ways to get started on improving these costs and how to improve the overall outcome for consumers. And in the “Chat with Randy” segment, MobileSmith CTO Gregg Jones on healthcare cloud services.

Industry News:

Premise Health Launches Nationwide Virtual Platform
Premise Health (@PremiseHealth), a national direct health care company, has launched its 24/7, on-demand virtual primary care product across all 50 states. Known as Premise Virtual, the solution connects members and dependents to high-quality care from a team of dedicated Premise physicians.

Women’s telehealth provider Maven gets $45M in funding
According to The Business Journals, Women’s and family digital health company Maven (@mavenclinic) has closed $45 million in Series C funding to support the company’s core fertility, maternity, return-to-work and pediatrics programs and expansion into adjacent areas.

Beazley enhances Virtual Care policy for digital health sector
Specialist insurer Beazley (@BeazleyGroup) has enhanced its Virtual Care insurance policy in the United States to offer greater protection for the providers of technology-enabled healthcare and lifestyle management services.

Children’s Minnesota Expands Neonatal Virtual Care Services
Children’s Minnesota is launching neonatal virtual care partnerships with six hospitals across Minnesota and in Wisconsin. Physicians at partnering locations now have 24/7 access to Children’s Minnesota’s Level IV neonatal expertise, the highest designation by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Recently, Children’s Minnesota neonatology program was also ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Teladoc Health Appoints Health Care System Leader Catherine Jacobson to Board of Directors
Teladoc Health (@teladochealth), the global leader in virtual care, announced the appointment of Catherine Jacobson to its board of directors. President and CEO of Froedtert Health, a Milwaukee-based integrated delivery system, Jacobson has deep insight into the strategic priorities of health systems, as well as proven leadership and financial acumen across a range of for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations.

Medici Continues Disrupting Global Health Care with an Expansion in Namibia
Medici, a virtual healthcare company based in the U.S., announced it has partnered with Namibian Health Plan (NHP), one of largest and most respected medical insurance companies in Namibia, to offer virtual care consultations to a nation of over two million people.

Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Announces New Contract with Comprehensive Partners, LLC. Florida to Provide its iUGO Care RPM and CCM Solutions to over 25,000 patients
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 signed a contract with Comprehensive Partners (FL) to provide the iUGO Care Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) platform to over 25,000 eligible Medicare patients.

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Amazon Care, the company’s virtual medical clinic, is now live for Seattle employees
CNBC reports that Amazon Care, the company’s virtual health clinic, is now live for its Seattle employees.

How telehealth is the Netflix of medicine—and why it matters
According to Joseph DeVeau, MD, MHL, Virtual Health Medical Director at Privia Health, “Telehealth remains a highly competitive landscape. Beyond user-friendliness and affordability—the hallmarks of a successful app—our experience at Privia shows that a standout telehealth service should fulfill certain criteria.”



ATA2020 Conference & Expo
May 3-5, 2020 Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ
Hashtag: #ATA2020
Register for this event.

ATA2020 is the world’s largest telehealth innovation and networking event. It’s where providers, technology developers, business professionals and leaders from across the healthcare sector come together to have an in-depth, thoughtful, critical discussion about the future of health.

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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