Telemedicine March 2022

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:

Award-Winning Telehealth Services Company MyTelemedicine Announces Rebrand to Lyric Health
With the virtual care market seeing a significant increase in demand with the onset of the COVID pandemic, award-winning Texas-based telehealth company MyTelemedicine is announcing the rebrand of its service arm to Lyric Health.

OpenLoop Raises $8M Series A to Expand Full Stack, Whitelabel Telehealth Services
OpenLoop (@openloophealth), a health tech company delivering full stack clinical support to companies launching and scaling virtual care services across the nation, announced their Series A financing of $8 million. The latest capital brings OpenLoop’s total raised to approximately $11 million.

LG Electronics and Amwell Partner on Digital Health Innovations
Global innovator LG Electronics and telehealth leader Amwell (@amwell) have joined forces to expand the boundaries of virtual care. By combining LG’s broad innovation portfolio with Amwell’s deep digital health care experience, the two companies plan to jointly develop new device-based service solutions designed to make it easier for patients to access care, whether in a hospital or at home.

Teladoc Health and Amazon Team Up to Launch Teladoc on Alexa
Teladoc Health (@teladochealth), a global company in whole-person virtual care, announced a first of its kind experience with Amazon Alexa with the launch of voice-activated general medical virtual care on supported Echo devices, such as an Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show. Customers in the U.S. will now be able to connect with a Teladoc care provider 24/7 from supported Echo devices for general medical needs. Teladoc on Alexa will initially launch via audio with video visits coming soon.

Brazilian Health Tech Company Alice Partners with TytoCare to Expand Telehealth Offerings with At-Home Medical Examinations
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, and Alice, Brazil’s first primary care-driven health insurance plan, have announced a partnership. Alice is the first company in Brazil to integrate with TytoCare, offering its members an easy-to-use, portable examination kit to conduct virtual physical examinations anywhere, anytime, putting healthcare in the hands of consumers. TytoCare will be distributed exclusively in Brazil by Tuinda Care.

Reliq Health has signed 5 new contracts with 3 primary care practices and 2 home health agencies in the US
Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (@ReliqHealth), a global telemedicine company developing Virtual Care solutions for the multibillion-dollar Healthcare market, has signed five new contracts with three primary care practices and two home health agencies in the US.

With a Two-Year Revenue Growth of 1,106%, Let’s Talk Interactive Ranks No. 9 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Fastest Growing Private Companies
Let’s Talk Interactive (@LetsTalkInter), a provider of telehealth solutions, announced it was named No. 9 on Inc. Magazine’s third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Mid-Atlantic list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies based in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Product News:

Rhinogram Announces Addition of RhinoCall to its Virtual Care Platform
Rhinogram (@rhinogram), a cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant virtual care platform, announced the integration of RhinoCall to its platform. The new feature enables providers using the Rhinogram platform to compliantly make outbound calls from any device, displaying one consistent phone number (e.g., the practice’s office number).

Teladoc Health Announces Virtual Care Transformation Model for Employers
Teladoc Health announced a first-of-its-kind Virtual Care Transformation Model. This strategic framework helps employers and health plans to assess and advance their healthcare programs by proactively integrating virtual care as a way of improving access, lowering costs and providing better health outcomes to individuals.

HealthPoint Plus announces release of new Version 3.0 telehealth platform and more.
HealthPoint Plus Inc, a subscription-based Telehealth medical company who recently signed a LOI to merge with Stargaze Entertainment Group, Inc., announces the release of HealthPoint Plus Version 3.0, a disruptive Subscription-Based Telehealth Platform. This release is a comprehensive update to their platform that expands patients’ use of video conferencing tools or telephony to connect with bilingual (English and Spanish) medical doctors and behavioral health care providers.  health insurance plans.

Latest News from the FCC:

FCC Sets July 31, 2022 Purchase Deadline for C-19 Telehealth Program
By this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) sets July 31, 2022, as the deadline for Round 2 COVID-19 Telehealth Program (COVID-19 Program) funding recipients to purchase eligible devices and implement eligible services. A purchase and implementation deadline is necessary for efficient Program administration, as it ensures that Program funds are used in a timely fashion, and it will allow for a subsequent invoicing deadline, which will be announced at a later date.

To Listen:

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.

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:
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.

Upcoming Events


ATA2022 Annual Conference & Expo (@AmericanTelemed)

What: ATA2022 Annual Conference & Expo
When: May 1-3, 2022
Where: In Person Boston, MA
Register Now.

ATA2022 will showcase a mix of practical applications of telehealth – from preventative and primary care to behavioral health and other areas of specialty care — and hands-on workshops, mixed with luminary vision of important next steps for telehealth’s future.