Telemedicine News & Updates 2-6-2019

In this monthly series we are seeking out the latest developments around Telemedcine. How is telemedicine used to benefit patients and care givers? What are the newest innovations in telemedicine technology?  How does telemedicine fit into the realm of virtual care?  For virtual care industry news and information, read our regular reporting on Virtual Care on Health Data Answers.

Hashtags to follow for updates on telemedicine:

Telehealth at HIMSS19:

If you are attending HIMSS19 next month, discover how telehealth is transforming operations of hospitals, specialty departments, home health agencies, private physician offices, and consumer homes and workplaces, improving the quality, equity and affordability of healthcare worldwide.

Filter the schedule on telehealth and find these sessions.

Arista to Showcase Cloud Networking for Healthcare in HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
Arista Networks (@AristaNetworks) will be the network infrastructure provider in the HIMSS19 TeleHealth Interoperability Showcase™ School Telehealth Demonstration which addresses network continuity, telemedicine, EHR and SMART on FHIR applications. The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase highlights innovative solutions that enable healthcare providers to deliver affordable, accessible, higher quality care. HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase TeleHealth participants include ViTel Net, Epic, Altarum, the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCRTC), and others.

To Listen:

The Tate Chronicles
The Tate Chronicles airs weekdays at 3:30 am, 11:30 am, and 7:30 pm ET. On this episode, host Jim Tate speaks with Dr. Rishi Madhok, CEO and Co-Founder of BitMED. Dr. Madhok has been a practicing physician for over 10 years. During that time he recognized the flaws in the healthcare system and was inspired to start BitMED. He still practices emergency medicine at UCSF Medical Center and is an editor at Telemedicine Magazine.

New Products:

American Well Introduces New Cisco-Based 760 Cart For Acute Care
American Well (@americanwell) , a U.S. telehealth platform, announced the launch of a new product, the American Well 760 Cart, which allows acute care teams at health systems to bring remote specialists into the room. The new cart is designed for health systems running telehealth on American Well’s software or on an existing Cisco infrastructure.

In the News:

Nurx Expands to Oregon, Leveraging Telemedicine to Provide Affordable and Convenient Healthcare
Nurx (@nurxapp), the consumer healthcare company providing unlimited online consultations with medical providers and seamless delivery of medications and home testing, is now available in Oregon. The telemedicine company offers birth control, home HPV testing, and the HIV prevention medication PrEP, expanding access to high quality, patient-first preventive care.

InTouch Health Ranked 2019 Best in KLAS for Virtual Care Platforms
InTouch Health (@InTouchHealth), a virtual care platform, has been awarded the 2019 Best in KLAS distinction for Virtual Care Platforms in the “2019 Best in KLAS: Software & Services” report. This latest designation comes in addition to InTouch Health’s recognition as the highest-rated vendor for overall performance in KLAS’ “Telehealth Virtual Care Platforms 2018” report and ranking as Category Leader for Virtual Care Platforms in the “2018 Best in KLAS: Software & Services” report.

SnapMD Profiled in Chilmark Research Telehealth Market Scan Report 2018
To help clarify the role of the leading telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions in the market today, Chilmark Research, a global research and advisory firm that is solely focused on the market for healthcare information technology solutions, conducted the market scan report, Telehealth 2018: Vendor Assessment and Market Outlook. Among the group of leading vendors profiled in the report is SnapMD (@snapmdinc). The company received a positive profile for our enterprise-level Virtual Care Management (VCM) telehealth platform which supports more than 40 use cases, as well as case management and remote patient monitoring (RPM).

First Stop Health Partners with Rx Valet to Provide Integrated Prescription Discounts with Telemedicine Service
First Stop Health, LLC has joined with Rx Valet to form a partnership to provide First Stop Health’s members with discounts for hundreds of common prescription drugs at all U.S. pharmacies. This integrated, no-cost enhancement for members, called the Virtual Rx Savings Card, helps them realize greater savings when they need a prescription. With no sign-up, coupons required or the need to change where a member fills their prescription, First Stop Health delivers a lower price than the member’s copay or health plan negotiated rate more than 90% of the time.

Upcoming Events:

ATA2019 Annual Conference and Expo
What: ATA019 Annual Conference and Expo
When: April 14-16, 2019
Where: New Orleans, LA
Hashtag: #ATA19

ATA2019 Annual Conference and Expo – At ATA2019, healthcare professionals and leaders from an array of healthcare and technology sectors unite as one, cohesive community. Attendees learn, innovate, network, and return to their organizations with actionable insights, long-lasting connections, and an enhanced appreciation of telehealth—and how it transforms the way we deliver healthcare.

CMS Covered Telehealth Services
You can download the list of services payable under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule when furnished via telehealth on the CMS website.

Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP)
The Center for Connected Health Policy (@CCHPCA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to maximize telehealth’s ability to improve health outcomes, care delivery, and cost effectiveness. Follow CCHP for the latest in telehealth policy and news.