Telemedicine 2021

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.

Industry News:

GlobalMed Provides Support to Nonprofit Healthcare Organizations for $250M FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Funding
GlobalMed (@globalmed_usa), announced their support of a $250M COVID-19 telehealth funding program offered by the FCC to eligible nonprofit and public health care providers. With available telehealth experts who are on hand to help qualified applicants with the information they need for the grant application, they are ready to act quickly. The application window starts this week at noon ET, Thursday, April 29, 2021, and closes a week later, on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

UT Health East Texas Licenses TheraNow to Offer Remote Telehealth Physical Therapy to Patients
TheraNow (@realtheranow), a telehealth technology and platform for physical therapy and pain management, announced that UT Health East Texas at Ardent Medical Services has licensed the TheraNow Platform to provide telemedicine and remote physical therapy treatment to patients throughout East Texas.

Telehealth Startup PursueCare Raises $7 Million in Series A2 Financing
PursueCare (@PursueCare), a telehealth company providing addiction treatment, raised $7 million in a Series A2 funding round, bringing its total Series A round to $11 million.

Diabetes Reversal Leader Virta Health Raises $133M Series E to Take Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Mainstream
Virta Health (@Virtahealth), a type 2 diabetes reversal company, announced $133 million of equity financing led by Tiger Global. The latest funding round will accelerate Virta’s efforts to drive widespread adoption of its telehealth-powered diabetes reversal treatment. Virta helps people reverse their chronic disease while removing the need for costly medications, including insulin.

Jvion and Mozzaz Strike Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Value-Based Care and Improve Patient Outcomes
Jvion (@JvionHealth), a clinical artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced a key partnership with Mozzaz (@mozzaz), a digital health & virtual care technology organization, to integrate Jvion’s prescriptive AI insights into the Mozzaz virtual care platform.

Let’s Talk Interactive Sees Successful Q1 as a Leading Telehealth Solutions Provider
Let’s Talk Interactive, Inc. (@LetsTalkInter), a customizable telehealth solutions company, reports a successful first quarter with ambitious moves to capitalize on soaring demand for telehealth solutions, spurred by patients and providers seeking safe and convenient remote healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic.

T-Mobile and Zyter Partner to Deliver Virtual Healthcare Access to More Americans
T-Mobile and Zyter, Inc. (@zyterofficial) announced a preferred partnership to deliver virtual healthcare solutions — including telehealth and remote patient monitoring and care team collaboration — to more healthcare organizations and their patients across the U.S. Together, the companies are making virtual care more accessible to more people, which serves to improve patient outcomes, reduce readmission rates and increase overall patient wellbeing.

Evernorth Completes Acquisition of MDLIVE to Expand Access to Virtual Care
Evernorth (@evernorth), the health services portfolio of Cigna Corporation, announced that it has completed its acquisition of MDLIVE (@MDLIVEInc), a privately held, leading 24/7 virtual care delivery platform. The transaction, first announced on February 26, expands Evernorth’s capabilities to lower the cost of care – while increasing access to health care providers – through virtual visits that can be accessed from the home or anywhere.

SOC Telemed to Announce First Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Host Conference Call
SOC Telemed, Inc. (@SOCTelemed), a national provider of acute care telemedicine, announced that the company will release results for its first quarter that ended March 31, 2021 on Thursday, May 13, 2021 after the market closes.

HealthPoint Plus and Trūman Rx establish strategic partnership
National telehealth provider HealthPoint Plus (@healthpointplus), a subscription-based telehealth company, formed a strategic partnership with the disruptive telehealth testosterone replacement therapy startup Trūman Rx (Trūman). The companies plan to increase access to testosterone replacement therapy for men across the United States.

Latest News from the FCC:

FCC Now Accepting Round 2 COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications
The Federal Communications Commission (@fcc) announced the application window for Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program is now open. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET. Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program is a $249.95 million federal initiative that builds on the $200 million program established as part of the CARES Act.

Product News:

GlobalMed Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Examination
GlobalMed, a provider of virtual health solutions, announced the successful completion of its SOC 2 Type 2 examination. The SOC 2 Type 2 examination covered GlobalMed’s virtual health platform related to meeting the AICPAs criteria for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality and Privacy for managing customer data.

HealthLynked Corp Launches Its New Telemedicine Platform Named DocLynk, Improving Access To Patients
HealthLynked Corp (@healthlynked1), a global healthcare network focused on care management of its members and a provider of healthcare technologies that connects doctors, patients, and medical data, has announced the launch of DocLynk, its new telemedicine service enabling users to connect to healthcare providers in the HealthLynked Network from the convenience of their home through the internet, phone or mobile app.

Amwell Further Advances Digital Connectivity with Next Generation Telehealth Platform
Amwell®, (@amwell) a national telehealth provider, unveiled its next-generation Converge™ telehealth platform at its annual Client Forum. Born out of the profound shift in telehealth usage during the COVID 19 pandemic, from transactional to longitudinal care, this flexible and scalable platform is designed to provide deeper connectivity between healthcare players with unmatched simplicity, reliability, and scalability.

Pexip Health Wins “Best Telehealth Platform” Award
Pexip (@pexipinc) announced its virtual care solution, Pexip Health, won “Best Telehealth Platform” in the fifth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by MedTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market.

To Read:

Telemedicine Can Be Key to Helping the Homeless Community by U.S. News and World Report – With telemedicine and a bit of innovation, advocates and physicians can partner to provide quality care to those experiencing homelessness.

How SNFs optimize operational resources with telemedicine by AMD Global Telemedicine – To optimize staffing and provide a higher quality of patient care, SNFs must begin to look toward digital solutions as a means to address these shortages. The utilization of telemedicine and telehealth technology will become increasingly necessary in the years ahead as a means of more effectively managing costs and allocating labor.


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 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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Upcoming Events


Telehealth Awareness Week (@AmericanTelemed)

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.