Telemedicine 2021

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:

Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Announces that it has Engaged Wall Street Reporter for Investor Marketing
Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (@ReliqHealth), a global telemedicine company that develops innovative Virtual Care solutions for the multi-billion dollar Healthcare market, announced that it has engaged Wall Street Reporter, a multi-platform global marketing firm.

Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Announces New Contract with Care Management Network in California that includes 50 Clinics and over 500 Physicians
Reliq Health Technologies Inc. announced that it has signed a new contract with a Care Management Network in California that includes 50 Clinics and over 500 physicians in California. The network delivers culturally-customized, technology-enabled health care to senior citizens in the Asian-American community across California.

Caregility Launches Scholarship Program for Frontline Healthcare Workers
Caregility (@caregility), a company dedicated to delivering care to wherever the patient is located through the use of the Caregility Virtual Care Platform, announces the launch of the Caregility Cares Essential Worker Scholarship Program. The scholarship program aims to help fund the pursuit of higher education degrees in the field of medicine for healthcare workers and their families by awarding five $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students throughout the United States who are healthcare workers ordependents of healthcare workers pursuing a degree in nursing or other majors related to healthcare.

Y Combinator company Axle Health is bringing on-demand home testing services to telehealth providers
TechCrunch reports that while usage of telehealth services has surged during the COVID-19 epidemic, there are some times when health professionals need to be around in person to conduct diagnostics tests. Axle Health, a company currently enrolled in the latest cohort from the Y Combinator accelerator, can help those telehealth companies bridge that gap.

Teladoc Health is Providing Free Virtual Health Care Services to those Impacted by Winter Storms in Oklahoma and Texas
Teladoc Health, Inc. (@TeladocHealth) is providing free, 24/7 general medical telehealth visits to Oklahoma and Texas residents, first responders and others directly impacted by winter storms. Individuals who have been displaced or cannot access medical care as a result of the winter weather can seek treatment from a board-certified, state licensed physician for any non-emergency illness by calling Teladoc directly at 855-225-5032.

Latest News from the FCC:

FCC Reviews Emergency Broadband, Telehealth, & Broadband Data Progress
The Federal Communications Commission (@fcc) heard presentations from staff on the newly established emergency broadband program for struggling households, the next phase of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, and the Commission’s efforts to collect more precise and granular broadband availability data.

Carr Welcomes Update on COVID-19 Telehealth Program
FCC staff provided an update on the agency’s work to implement round two of the Commission’s successful COVID-19 Telehealth Program. The Commission established this program last year just days after Congress appropriated $200 million in round one funding through the CARES Act. In December 2020, Congress appropriated an additional $250 million in round two funding.

Product News:

Amwell Expands Technology Platform with New Smart TV Carepoint Device for Hospitals
Amwell®, (@amwell) a national telehealth company, announced the continued expansion of its platform with the release of the Hospital TV 100. Designed to further expand integrated telehealth connectivity via the Amwell platform, the new Carepoint™ device enables hospitals to turn existing televisions into telehealth endpoints, allowing them to scale and simplify access to their telehealth infrastructure by using devices that already exist in patient rooms.


MobileSmith Health Announces New Addition to Executive Team
MobileSmith Health (@TheMobileSmith) announced the appointment of Les Jordan as vice president of product strategy and management. A product manager and technology evangelist with more than 20 years in the health and life sciences industry, Jordan brings with him a background in clinical trials and software design focused on mobile technologies and mHealth.

ExamMed Makes Key Strategic Growth Hire, Adding Jeff Fusile To Leadership Team As President
ExamMed (@exammed), the award-winning and nationally recognized virtual healthcare technology platform, announced the addition of Jeff Fusile to its executive leadership team as President.

To Read:

5 Key Considerations for Expanding Telehealth Post-Pandemic from MOS Medical Transcription Services Blog – Digital tools have enormous potential to enhance access to healthcare, but the success of telehealth after the pandemic depends on various factors.

6 Ways Telemedicine Helps Decrease Hospital Readmissions by Vinati Kamani, Content Writer, Arkenea – Hospitals and healthcare organizations are actively seeking tech solutions to combat the financial and operational repercussions of high patient readmission rates. Telemedicine is emerging as the solution for combating the rising hospital readmission rates.


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:


Telehealth Unlocked Interactive Symposium (@telehealthunloc)
What: Telehealth Unlocked Interactive Symposium
When: February 4 – 25, 2021
Where: Interactive Symposium
Register for this event. Save $200 with Early Bird Rates Before 12/31/20.

The healthcare industry’s embrace of telehealth in response to COVID-19 offers an opportunity to reshape care delivery. Telehealth Unlocked will help healthcare systems to build on this momentum and position themselves for future success. Hear from executives, clinicians, and technology leaders focused on improving the clinical process for patients and developing a long-term strategy for expanding the use of telehealth across the continuum of care
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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