Telemedicine June 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:

eVisit Co-Founder and CEO Bret Larsen Named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Finalist
Ernst & Young LLP announced that Bret Larsen, Co-Founder and CEO of eVisit (@evisit), an enterprise care delivery platform built for modern health systems and hospitals, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Pacific Southwest Award finalist. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.

Study confirms pelvic floor patients overwhelmingly prefer “in-person” to “virtual-only” for at home care
Luna (@getlunacare), a provider of in-home physical therapy, has unveiled a new patient study, which casts doubt on virtual-only care for pelvic floor disorders.

In March 2022, Telehealth Utilization Fell Nationally for Second Straight Month
In March 2022, telehealth utilization, as measured by telehealth’s share of all medical claim lines, fell nationally for the second straight month, according to FAIR Health’s (@fairhealth) Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker.1 Following a drop of 9.3 percent in February, telehealth utilization decreased 6.1 percent in March, declining from 4.9 percent of all medical claim lines in February to 4.6 percent in March.

CirrusMD Announces FedRAMP “In Process” Designation
CirrusMD (@CirrusMD), a provider of on-demand virtual primary care, announced that its certification for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is “In Process” through partnership with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Currently, CirrusMD delivers access to healthcare services to millions of Veterans throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Once FedRAMP Authorization is achieved, other government agencies and organizations will be able to securely access its integrated telehealth platform.

Bicycle Health Announces $50 Million Series B to Scale Virtual Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Model Nationwide
Bicycle Health (@BicycleHealth), a provider of virtual opioid addiction treatment, announced a Series B funding round of $50 million led by InterAlpen Partners, bringing the company’s total funds raised to $83 million.

Carilion Clinic Partners with TytoCare to Expand Telehealth Offerings with Remote Physical Examinations
TytoCare (@TytoCare), the global healthcare industry’s first all-in-one modular device and examination solution for AI-powered, remote medical exams, is partnering with Carilion Clinic, a not-for-profit healthcare organization based in Roanoke, Virginia. The integration of TytoCare into Carilion’s current virtual care offerings enhances the health system’s ability to diagnose and treat patients remotely with in-depth, physical examinations during virtual visits.

Boulder Care raises $36M to grow telehealth platform to treat opioid addiction
Boulder Care (@bouldercare), the Portland startup using telehealth to treat people with substance use disorder, has raised $36 million in new funding.

Populus Media and Doceree Form Exclusive Partnership for Programmatic HCP Messaging in Telehealth
Populus Media (@populus_media), a company in marketing and patient acquisition solutions leveraging telehealth and virtual care, and Doceree (@doceree), a global platform building solutions for HCP programmatic marketing with proprietary data tools, announced an exclusive partnership to bring programmatic advertising to healthcare professionals (HCPs) within telehealth and virtual care.

Product News:

CVS Health to launch new virtual primary care solution on single digital platform
CVS Health® (@cvshealth) announced the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care™, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. Demonstrating CVS Health’s bold strategy to improve primary care, the new solution enables consumers to choose care when and where they want – in a retail or community-based setting, through at-home health services, or virtually.

Virtual Care Platform MyTelemedicine Launches Caregiver Support Tools to its Flagship Brand Lyric Health
Virtual Care Platform MyTelemedicine continues to set trends in the marketplace and build solutions for the future with the rollout of its new Caregiver Support tools to its flagship brand Lyric Health.

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 virtual care and digital medicine company, 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.

Eagle Tele-Rheumatology Joins List of more than 15 Physician Specialties
Eagle Telemedicine (@EagleTelemed), a company in inpatient telemedicine, announced the addition of a rheumatology specialty to its growing list of physician telemedicine services. The Eagle TeleRheumatology service is a new specialty added to the company’s growing list of 15 specialized telemedicine services offered to hospitals and clinics nationwide to help them overcome the recruiting challenges during the current shortage of specialized physicians.

Included Health Expands Platform Connectivity with the Healthcare Ecosystem to Deliver Better Member Care
Included Health (@IncludedHealth), the only integrated virtual care and navigation platform, announced it has launched a new platform feature that enables deep data and app integration capabilities with select healthcare partners, enriching the shared understanding and coordination of member care.

Livindi Improves Telemedicine, Remote Patient Monitoring and Video Calling
Livindi (@livindicare) continues to expand it’s award-winning products. The enhanced remote patient monitoring (RPM) includes patient service monitoring, telemedicine virtual appointments and medication adherence. The new program will help to ensure patients comply with their prescribed care plan, including taking biometric measurements and ensuring medications are taken.

Policy News:

HHS Announces $16.3 Million to Expand Telehealth Care in the Title X Family Planning Program
The Department of Health and Human Services (@hhsgov) awarded $16.3 million in grant funding to support 31 grantees to enhance and expand the telehealth infrastructure and capacity of Title X family planning clinics in 26 states, one U.S. territory, and one freely associated state. Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services in communities across the U.S.

Medical boards get guidance on setting rules for telemedicine
With the COVID-19 pandemic making telemedicine a household word, the Federation of State Medical Boards (@theFSMB) has updated its telemedicine policy (PDF) for the first time in nearly a decade. The policy tackles areas such as licensure, standards of care and equitable access to telemedicine.

To Read:


Leading eVisit Care Delivery Platform Wins Digital Health Award
eVisit (@evisit), an enterprise care delivery platform built for modern health systems and hospitals, has been recognized with a Digital Health Award winning silver for the Connected Digital Health: Telehealth/Remote Patient Monitoring category in the 24th bi-annual awards program.

Let’s Talk Interactive Founder Honored in 2022 Most Admired CEO Awards
Arthur Cooksey, leader of international telehealth solutions provider, Let’s Talk Interactive (@LetsTalkInter), nominated for his strong company vision and commitment to the Charlotte community

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


ATA2023 Annual Conference & Expo (@AmericanTelemed)

What: ATA2022 Annual Conference & Expo
When: March 5-7, 2023
Where: San Antonio, TX
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The ATA2023 Annual Conference & Expo is the “event of record” in virtual care providing a platform to reach thousands of decision-makers in the telehealth industry around the world. ATA2023 will be covering ALL of the most important issues in telehealth. As you can imagine, ATA is receiving very strong demand given the amplification of Telehealth and Virtual Care. Organizations are already underway selecting their event participation, so don’t delay if you want to join.