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.

Product News:

MobileSmith Health Drives Better Care Management Decisions with Evolution of Patient Adherence Management Solution
MobileSmith Health (OTCBB: MOST), a leader in the digital health and mobile development sector that is reshaping traditional healthcare, announced the evolution of its patient adherence management solution that enables healthcare providers to support pre- and post-procedural adherence across episodes of care. Through seamless EMR integration and adherence tracking dashboards, Peri™ by MobileSmith Health can save facilities as much as $3M annually – based on the average of 10,000 surgeries per year – by reducing complications, cancellations and 30-day readmissions. Peri includes a mobile app that provides patients with all the information needed throughout their care journey including pre-op, day of procedure, and post-op tasks and instructions assigned to each patient.

Industry News:

CirrusMD Partners with Regence to Provide Virtual Care to 540,000+ Members
CirrusMD (@CirrusMD), a text-first virtual care solution, and Regence, a health plan serving more than 3.1 million members, announced a new collaboration with Regence’s family of health plans to offer members instant, unlimited access to a live network of multi-specialty physicians. More than 540,000 fully-insured and individual Regence members across Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Idaho will have access to the new “Ask a Doctor – Secure Messaging” app upon their 2020 renewal, allowing them to connect in seconds via chat (with additional options for voice, video, and photo) with a team of dedicated multi-specialty providers available 24/7/365.

VirTrial Expands Internationally with a Fully Scalable Global Telemedicine Platform and a 31 Country Network of Virtual Trial Capable Research Sites
VirTrial (@VirTrialApp) announced its international expansion with a newly appointed International Director of Business Development, a network of virtual trial capable research sites across 31 countries, policies supporting GDPR compliance, and product enhancements that support language translation into any left to right reading language.

MediOrbis Launches “BcauseWeCare”: First of Its Kind Charitable Specialty Telemedicine Organization Provides Free Telehealth Specialty Medical Care to Underserved, Underprivileged Populations Worldwide
MediOrbis (@mediorbis), a multi-specialty telemedicine and telehealth company with a first-of-its-kind integrated specialty and chronic disease management (CDM) program, announces that it is donating a substantial percentage of its corporate profits to the not-for-profit BcauseWeCare, an organization founded by MediOrbis leaders and dedicated to bringing specialty telehealth care to underserved, underprivileged populations worldwide.

Biofourmis Partners with ImagineMIC to Pioneer Collaborative Remote Patient Monitoring Model
Biofourmis (@biofourmis), a fast-growing global leader in digital therapeutics that powers personally predictive care, and ImagineMIC™ announced a partnership agreement to drive improved outcomes and lower healthcare costs for patients with chronic conditions. ImagineMIC™ is a revolutionary medical device company that delivers chronic care management through remote monitoring services and HIPAA-compliant technology.

Cleveland Clinic and GYANT to Enhance Communication as Patients Transition to Home
Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic), a non-profit academic medical center, and GYANT, the patient connection and relationship management company, announce a collaboration to enhance post-discharge communication between patient and caregiver. As part of the collaboration, GYANT and Cleveland Clinic are digitally transforming the post-discharge process.

Wellin5 acquires Therachat marking its entry in the US Telehealth Market
Wellin5 (@wellinfive), an innovative online telehealth counseling platform, announced its acquisition of Therachat, a US-based mental health startup. The acquisition is part of its long-term expansion strategy that began in September 2019 when it named Sacramento, California its US Headquarters.

SOC Telemed Neurology Leadership Council Highlights Accomplishments in Inaugural Year
SOC Telemed (@SOCTelemed), a provider of acute care telemedicine, commemorates accomplishments from the SOC Neurology Leadership Council’s inaugural year. Created for the advancement of remote neurology care, the council includes a group of renowned board-certified neurologists who aim to set standards for industry leadership, patient care, outcome measurement and overall quality.

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American Hospital Association
Studies: Telemedicine Pays Dividends in Rural Health – Deploying telehealth in rural areas and elsewhere to deliver care more efficiently while reducing costs and expanding access continues to accelerate. And the evidence is mounting that virtual care is delivering on these promises. This was a hot topic at the recent AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, where rural hospital and health system leaders shared strategies and information about how they’ve expanded telehealth services to areas like behavioral health emergency assessments, obstetrics, nephrology and neurology.

Making the Cut:

American Well’s Amwell App Named Top Online Therapy Service by Wirecutter
National telehealth provider American Well (@americanwell) announced that its direct-to-consumer app, Amwell, has been named the top platform for online therapy services by Wirecutter. This recognition underscores the Company’s commitment to extending behavioral health care services at a time when only about one-quarter of the nation’s mental health patient needs are met.

InTouch Health Ranked 2020 Best in KLAS for Virtual Care Platforms
InTouch Health (@InTouchHealth), a virtual care platform, has been awarded the 2020 Best in KLAS distinction for Virtual Care Platforms in the “2020 Best in KLAS: Software & Services” report for the third consecutive year.


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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