We are combining our Telemedicine and Virtual Care reports into Telemedicine News and Updates. 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.
News from HIMSS21
Vivify Health Announces Product Enhancements at HIMSS21
Vivify Health (@VivifyHealth), the developer of a national connected care platform for remote patient care, is excited to announce two new enhancements to its Remote Care Platform premiering at this year’s HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition running from Aug. 9-13 in Las Vegas.
eVisit to Showcase Virtual Care Solutions for Large-Scale Hospitals and Health Systems at HIMSS21
For its inaugural showing at this year’s HIMSS Conference, eVisit (@evisit) will showcase its industry-leading eVisit Enterprise Virtual Care platform specifically designed for large-scale hospitals and health systems, and the firm’s Virtual Care Maturity Model™, a unique operational excellence and benchmarking program.
MedWand Partners with AMD Global Telemedicine to Enable Next Generation of Telehealth
As the first outcome of their new alliance, MedWand and AMD Global Telemedicine (@AMDTelemedicine) will release AMD / MedWand Connect: Virtual Care Clinic™. This new software provides seamless operation from commonly used EHR solutions to support a seamless workflow between scheduling, clinical quality telemedicine consultations, and two-way data exchange.
Marathon Health Opens First Network Location in Las Vegas
Marathon Health (@marathonhealth), provider of onsite, network, and virtual health centers for employers of all sizes, announced its expansion in Las Vegas, Nevada with the opening of its newest Network offering.
Deepak Chopra Announces Chopra Integrative Medicine Center Telehealth Platform in Collaboration with BlueJeans by Verizon and CareSpan Digital Healthcare to Enable Peak Living
Deepak Chopra, M.D. (@DeepakChopra), Pioneer of Integrative Medicine, and Founder of The Chopra Foundation and Chopra Global, announced the Chopra Integrative Medicine Center Telehealth platform, a curated network of leading integrative medicine healthcare professionals. The platform will provide access to leading treatment protocols to address the whole body, with the goal to enable everyone to achieve their health goals and enable peak living.
Greenway Health Client HealthLinc Implements Greenway Telehealth to Expand Virtual Care Offerings
Greenway Health (@greenway), a health information technology services provider, announced an expanded partnership with HealthLinc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care for the residents of northern Indiana. A Greenway client for more than a decade, HealthLinc will be leveraging Greenway Telehealth, the first tool in the company’s virtual care portfolio, to remove care delivery barriers, enabling greater provider productivity and improved patient outcomes.
Bright.md and eVisit team up to provide holistic virtual care solution
In a move to power hybrid care delivery and boost patient and provider experiences, leading virtual care solutions eVisit and Bright.md (@BrightMD_Health) are excited to announce a new partnership. eVisit and Bright.md’s joint vision is to provide health systems with one seamless solution that integrates Bright.md’s clinical pre-visit interviews and signature asynchronous care with the trusted and simplified eVisit end-to-end virtual care platform for synchronous visits.
QLER Telehealth Announces Five Million Dollars in Series B Funding to Build Out its Dedicated National Network of Psychiatrists
QLER Telehealth, on-demand psychiatry partner, announced $7.4 million in Series B funding led by MedEquity Capital and completed by Relevance Ventures who added to its Series A investment in the company.
Qure4u and VasoTechnology Announce Go-to-Market Partnership for Digital Health Solutions
Qure4u (@Qure4u), a digital health solutions company,announces a strategic partnership with VasoTechnology, a subsidiary of Vaso Corporation and a nationwide solutions provider that offers a suite of healthcare imaging services and managed network services. Together the companies have already begun supporting the evolving needs of healthcare organizations through the delivery of best-fit digital health solutions and strategic expertise.
SOC Telemed Expands Partnership with UnityPoint Health to Scale Telemedicine Solution and Increase Access to Behavioral Health Specialists
SOC Telemed (@SOCTelemed), a national provider of acute care telemedicine, announced an expansion of its partnership with UnityPoint Health from three hospitals to an additional four hospitals across two markets.
CVS Health launches first nationwide virtual primary care solution
Aetna, a CVS Health company (@cvshealth), announced an innovative health care solution, Aetna Virtual Primary Care, that reimagines the primary care experience and makes it easier for people to get the health services they need, anytime, anywhere.
TytoCare Launches New Integration with Epic for Seamless Asynchronous Telehealth Exams
TytoCare (@TytoCare), the global health care industry’s first all-in-one modular device and examination platform for AI-powered, on-demand, remote medical exams, has expanded its integration within MyChart enabling frictionless asynchronous workflow.
Amwell Enhances Virtual Care Platform with Two Acquisitions: SilverCloud Health and Conversa Health
Amwell®, (@amwell) a national telehealth company, announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire SilverCloud Health, a leading digital mental health platform, and Conversa Health, a leader in automated virtual healthcare.
Elo and 19Labs Partner To Offer Next Generation Telehealth Kiosks
19Labs (@19_labs) and Elo are working together to bring eClinics to these new locations globally. 19Labs’ GALE eClinics are next generation point-of-care platforms that seamlessly integrate leading mobile and healthcare technologies into cost-effective and smart solutions such as telehealth carts, healthcare kiosks, or portable telehealth kits.
Teladoc Health and Microsoft Collaborate to Create a Unified Practice Experience for Clinicians
Teladoc Health, Inc. (@teladochealth), offering whole-person virtual care, announced a collaboration with Microsoft in which Teladoc Health’s Solo platform for hospitals and health systems will be integrated into the Microsoft Teams environment to strengthen physician and patient access to best-in-class virtual healthcare.
Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Announces New Contracts with Six US Physician Practices
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 signed contracts with six new US primary care physician practices to provide its iUGO Care platform to their chronic disease patients.
Making the Cut:
Let’s Talk Interactive Named Charlotte Inno 2021 Fire Award Honoree
Let’s Talk Interactive, Inc. (@LetsTalkInter), a provider of customizable telehealth solutions, announced it has been recognized by Charlotte Inno as a Fire Award honoree which honors 50 of Charlotte’s startups, tech firms and organizations that are “on fire.”
Will Telehealth Change Your Relationship with Your Patients? by Joel E. Barthelemy, GlobalMed (@globalmed_usa) – Caught between two concerns – one of losing patients to telehealth apps and the other to depersonalized virtual visits – providers are afraid to move forward with virtual health adoption and attracted by it at the same time.
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.
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 Telehealth.HHS.gov 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.
Hashtags to follow for updates on Telemedicine:
Telehealth Awareness Week
What: First-Annual Telehealth Awareness Week
When: September 19-25. 2021
Where: Series of Virtual Events
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) will convene leaders in telehealth service delivery, hospital systems and medical practices, patient advocacy organizations, policymakers and other stakeholders during the first-annual Telehealth Awareness Week™, September 19-25, 2021. During the week, the ATA will host a series of events, publish educational resources and share patient and healthcare provider experiences that support the permanent adoption of telehealth as part of a two-channel care delivery system that combines in-person and virtual care.