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: Practices in the Time of COVID-19
Rhinogram’s (@rhinogram) Erika Grau and Kathy Ford sit down to discuss best practices in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. What should practices be doing if they’ve remained open during the pandemic? What should they be doing if they had to temporarily close? Tune in to find out!

Industry News:

New Study by Teladoc Health Reveals COVID-19 Pandemic’s Widespread Negative Impact on Mental Health
A new study by Teladoc Health (@teladochealth) highlights the widespread negative mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the corresponding growing proactive support by employers to help meet the need, and the increased interest and comfort in virtual care options as part of American’s mental health and wellness. The study of 1558 employees (or those recently employed) in the U.S. and Canada, was conducted in mid-April by study, marketing research and analytics firm, Leger which was commissioned by global virtual care leaders, Teladoc Health, as a follow up to the company’s 2019 international mental health study conducted last fall by Ipsos MORI.

MDLIVE Reports Significant Growth of Behavioral Health Business as Virtual Therapy Provides Safe, Timely Access to Care During Pandemic
MDLIVE Inc. (@MDLIVEInc) reported detailed data for its behavioral health business that show significant growth this year across all member age segments and demonstrate the critical role of virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctor On Demand Medical Care Now Available to 33 Million Medicare Part B Beneficiaries
Doctor On Demand (@drondemand) is the first nationwide, full-service telehealth provider to open up access following the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expansion of telehealth services. Beneficiaries are able to easily connect with a board-certified physician over secure live video from home, 24 hours a day.

Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Appoints New Medical Director for Florida Call Center
Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (@ReliqHealth), a technology company focused on developing innovative mobile health (mHealth) and telemedicine solutions for Community-Based Healthcare, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Dr. Dionne Layne Hinds as the Medical Director for its Call Center in Port St Lucie, FL and added her to the Company’s Medical Advisory Board.

Telehealth to Experience Massive Growth with COVID-19 Pandemic, Says Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan’s (@Frost_Sullivan) recent analysis, Telehealth—A Technology-Based Weapon in the War Against the Coronavirus, 2020, finds that the demand for telehealth technology is expected to rise dramatically as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare worldwide.

Product News:

MobileSmith Health Unveils PeriOp Patient Adherence App to Support Hospitals During the Post COVID-19 Surge
MobileSmith Health (@TheMobileSmith), a company in the digital health and mobile development sector, announced the launch of the PeriOp Patient Adherence mobile app to support hospitals and health systems as they face the current surge in critical and elective surgeries.

VSee Clinic Release – Custom Invites, Mobile VSee Clinic Search And Many More!
VSee (@VSee) announces a new set of features released for desktop and mobile.

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CHIME Statement on Making Telehealth Changes Permanent
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (@CIOCHIME) is calling for the expansion of telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency to be made permanent in the U.S. This expansion has been facilitated through temporary flexibilities, waivers or allowances to federal rules by agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office for Civil Rights, the Office of the Inspector General and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Also, funding allocated in the CARES Act and released as grants through the Federal Communications Commission has boosted telehealth capabilities for eligible providers.

Telehealth will help create ‘a different health-care system’ after the virus, Humana CEO says
According to CNBC, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard said Tuesday that he expects telehealth and other changes embraced by the health-care sector during the coronavirus pandemic to have a lasting impact on how people go to the doctor.

Telemedicine vs. Telehealth: What’s the Difference?
Chiron Health’s (@chironhealth) Lauren Cranford explains that, “Although the terms telemedicine and telehealth are often used interchangeably, there is a distinction between the two.”

COVID-19 Webinars:

What: 5 Ways to Amplify Telehealth Programs for Members in Need
When: May 21, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Register now.

5 Ways to Amplify Telehealth Programs for Members in Need – In this webinar, Amwell health solutions leaders will highlight five ways to take your digital health program to the next level.

Kareo (@GoKareo)
Telehealth, Coding and Billing Guidance for COVID-19 – Kareo understands in these uncertain times, independent medical practices and their billing companies need to keep abreast of the updates that pertain to them during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help, Kareo has put together a Telehealth Billing and Coding Resource Guide, based on Kareo’s highly attended webinar that was held recently on the same topic.

Using Rhinogram to Flatten the Curve of COVID-19
Don’t miss the free webinar from Rhinogram (@rhinogram) on Friday March 27 @ 11:00 am EST. Dr. James Thomas shares how your practice can flatten the curve of COVID-19 using Rhinogram. Continue delivering high-quality care through virtual visits and remote check-ins. Plus, internal communication tools to keep your entire team connected and informed.

Rhinogram’s HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform will help flatten the curve of COVID-19, keeping patients, providers and their teams safe. Start texting with patients today. Custom templates and tools will make messaging even easier. Rhinogram can have your office live within hours. Sign-up today and they will waive your setup fee. *Limited time offer


ATA2020 Conference & Expo
June 22-26, 2020 – Virtual Event
Hashtag: #ATA2020
Register for this event.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and restrictions for in-person events, ATA2020 is going 100% virtual. ATA2020 will come to you as a fully online event this summer. ATA believes this is the right decision for their community. Learn more about what that means to you as a participant.

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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