Telemedicine May 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:

GenieMD and LiPH Solutions Announce Collaboration to Provide Telehealth Services in Underserved Schools.
GenieMD, Inc (@geniemd), a provider of a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based, mobile-first, virtual care platform and MAG Solutions Inc, a company focused on addressing the needs of disadvantaged people who cannot afford or get accessible care, have announced a partnership that leverages the GenieMD virtual care platform to be deployed in school districts within some of the largest underserved communities.

Chi St. Vincent Selects Mobilesmith Health For Perioperative Improvement Initiative
CHI St. Vincent Infirmary announced that it is partnering with MobileSmith Health (@TheMobileSmith), a company in the digital health and mobile development sector that is changing traditional healthcare patient engagement and adherence management. The initiative will focus on improving practice-to-center surgical patient management while increasing patient adherence to pre-and post-surgical instructions across multiple specialty groups within the health system.

Biofourmis Selected by American College of Cardiology as Exclusive Virtual Care Platform to Drive TRANSFORM(3) Study Focused on Closing Practice Gaps for Heart Conditions
Biofourmis (@biofourmis), a Boston-based global leader in virtual care and digital medicine, announced that its Biofourmis Care solution has been selected by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for its TRANSFORM3 study that will evaluate different intervention strategies for improving adherence to guideline-directed medication therapy (GDMT) for managing chronic cardiovascular conditions. The study will place an emphasis on underserved populations and those with a history of healthcare disparities.

Amwell Announces Results for First Quarter 2022
Amwell® (@amwell), a national telehealth leader, announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

UpHealth’s Telehealth Solution Martti™ Shows Over 53% Growth in Q1 2022
UpHealth, Inc. (@uphealthinc) announced that its telehealth platform, Martti™, has achieved 53% growth in Q1 and an estimated $8 million in new contract value over the past 3 years. Martti™ is a telehealth platform that provides language interpretation at the point of care.

Northwell Health Collaborates with Teladoc Health to Improve System Wide Virtual Care
Teladoc Health (@teladochealth), a provider of whole-person virtual care, announced its agreement with Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider, to deliver connected virtual care and expand care delivery to patients both inside and outside the four walls of the health system. The new enterprise strategy will leverage Teladoc Health’s collaboration with Microsoft, improving clinical teamwork and communication among Northwell clinicians.

GenieMD and SmartMeter Announce Integration of Cellular-Enabled Medical Devices into Virtual Care Platform.
GenieMD, Inc and SmartMeter, Inc (@SmartMeterRPM), a provider of cellular connected medical devices to support Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) solutions have engaged in a partnership that integrates the SmartMeter medical devices (ie. the iGlucose®, iBloodPressure®, iPulseOx®, and iScale®) into GenieMD’s virtual care platform. This integration will remove the friction of device connectivity and securely transmit captured vitals.

MDLIVE Appoints Jonathan Salon as President to Drive Company’s Next Chapter of Growth
MDLIVE (@MDLIVEInc), an Evernorth company and provider of virtual care services in the U.S., announced the appointment of Jonathan Salon as President. In his new role, Salon will focus on expanding MDLIVE’s virtual care capabilities while collaborating with Evernorth on new solutions to bring a more connected patient care experience for the diverse needs of health plans, employers, and government organizations – and the people they serve.

Pulsenmore announces partnership with GE Healthcare, including up to $50M investment
GE Healthcare has entered into an agreement to invest up to $50 million in Israeli start-up Pulsenmore (@pulsenmore), marking another strategic step forward in enabling precision health. This investment is aimed at accelerating global adoption of Pulsenmore’s homecare ultrasound solutions and will also support their goal to pursue U.S. FDA clearance and commercial expansion.

Product News:

Let’s Talk Interactive Debuts New Telehealth Solutions at ATA2022
Let’s Talk Interactive (@LetsTalkInter) promoted the launch of TrustVideo, its next-generation enterprise telehealth solution, and IOFX, a new 3D printing and additive manufacturing solution, as well as new service offerings and product innovations.

Pexip Wins “Best Virtual Care Solution”
Pexip (@pexip), a video communication platform, announced it has won “Best Virtual Care Solution” in the sixth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by MedTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes top companies, technologies, and products in the global health and technology market. In 2021, Pexip was recognized with MedTech’s “Best Telehealth Platform” award.

19Labs announces GALE|Schools, a comprehensive eClinic healthcare solution tailored for schools
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal government is providing funding for school districts to significantly expand the school healthcare services. The 19Labs (@19_labs) GALE tailormade offering for schools builds on the comprehensive GALE eClinic platform, customizing it for the school environment. Beyond traditional telehealth, GALE eClinics enable school nurses to make timely, informed decisions, leveraging the latest smart diagnostic devices remotely and in real-time including stethoscopes, otoscopes, glucometers, and blood pressure cuffs.

Policy News:

To Read:

In New Age of Telemedicine, CHOP Researchers Identify Child Neurology Patients Who Still Require In-Person Visits by CHOP News – While telemedicine appeared to be effective in 95% of cases, some younger patients and those with neuromuscular disorders still required in-person visits

4 Keys to Delivering Superior Virtual Care by AHA (@ahahospitals) – How do you capture best practices of in-person visits and evidence-based medicine while adapting to the unique setting of virtual care? Four leaders of clinical transformation, innovation and marketing from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) and Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School recently shared a blueprint in the Harvard Business Review.

Telemedicine Revolutionized Healthcare. But Its Future Is Uncertain by Sarah Jordan (PhillyMag) – COVID forced the health-care system to do what it had resisted for years — offer telehealth to all. Once the emergency is over, will we keep the innovative leaps we’ve made, or retreat to the old ways of doing medicine?


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.