Telemedicine News & Updates 4-2-2019

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.

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HIMSS19 Highlight – Kathy Ford, President and Chief Product Officer of Rhinogram
HIMSS19 in Orlando, FL, February 11-15. Roberta Mullin talks to Kathy Ford, President and Chief Product Officer of Rhinogram about the challenges for providers to implement telehealth, and the slow but good news about payment codes for remote visits.


Rhinogram Telehealth Capabilities Now Integrated Into SelectBraces Platform
Rhinogram (@rhinogram) announced the seamless integration of their telehealth solution with SelectBraces, the online platform which helps prospective patients research, compare and connect with orthodontic specialists in their local community. Through the collaboration with Rhinogram, SelectBraces now offers consumers the opportunity to request virtual orthodontic consultations directly from orthodontist profiles on This innovative approach to patient communication also allows practices to compete with other online based treatment providers in the oral care industry.

New AGNES Connect Telemedicine Platform Delivers Enterprise-Wide Capabilities for Telehealth Programs
AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), a developer of telehealth solutions for healthcare organizations around the world, announces the release of AGNES Connect, an expansion of our current AGNES Interactive® telemedicine platform. AGNES Connect delivers additional functionality for healthcare systems to remotely manage and scale their telehealth programs across a network of providers and facilities.

Publix and Flagler Health+ Collaborate to Improve Care
Publix Pharmacy and Flagler Health+ (@FlaglerHospital) announce an exclusive collaboration to improve the delivery of health care to the residents of St. Johns County, Florida. The collaboration initially includes three Flagler Health+ branded telehealth sites at Publix locations throughout St. Johns County and an on-site Publix Pharmacy at Flagler Hospital.

Teladoc Health to Expand Global Reach with Acquisition of MédecinDirect
Teladoc Health (@teladochealth), a virtual care provider, announces its agreement to acquire Paris-based telemedicine provider MédecinDirect. By combining the breadth of virtual care services of Teladoc Health with the strong, established local medical operations of MédecinDirect, the company is poised to capitalize on positive market conditions to bring the benefits of virtual care to more individuals across France.

Teladoc Health Launches Telemedicine Service in Canada, Expanding Portfolio of Available Healthcare Solutions
Teladoc Health, a virtual care provider, announces the launch of Teladoc Telemedicine Services, the first-of-its-kind offering to provide Canadians with 24×7 access to convenient, high-quality medical care regardless of their location across the country or in the U.S. The new service addresses head-on the healthcare access issues Canadians are facing in terms of overcrowded emergency rooms, physician shortages, and long wait times, which have been persistent in rural and urban areas alike. It also supports efforts of employers to address illness-related productivity issues.

Vidyo Launches Systems Integrator Partner Program
Vidyo, Inc. (@vidyo), a provider of embedded real-time video solutions, announced its expanded commitment to work with leading systems integrators (SIs) via the launch of its systems integrator partner program. Leveraging the platform, systems integrators can build video communications into digital transformation programs for their clients in financial services, healthcare, customer engagement, and other applications.

swyMed Partners with Life Image to Expand Access to Integrated Telestroke Solution to Help Patients at Rural and Community Hospitals Gain Access to Stroke Specialists
Life Image, a global network for sharing clinical and imaging data that is powered by interoperability standards, and swyMed (@swyMed), a provider of mobile telemedicine solutions, announced a new strategic partnership to enhance telestroke capabilities. This engagement will improve the ability for physicians to collaborate and coordinate care while using swyMed’s offering by seamlessly integrating relevant clinical and imaging data into the telemedicine encounter. The agreement also deepens swyMed’s ability to connect to neurologists and primary stroke centers, which are already part of the Life Image network. Life Image is currently supporting more than 140 stroke centers within its U.S. network.

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.