TeleMedicine News & Updates 5-26-16

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Telemedicine use is growing among health care professionals according to a recent Aeris survey. The majority of more than 150 health care professionals say telemedicine is now a high priority for their organizations and is already providing a measurable return on investment (ROI). It seems that most (84 percent) have faith in the technology industry and believe that it has evolved well enough to produce telemedicine devices capable of delivering similar outcomes for patients treated at a hospital, clinic, or a doctor’s office. While much of the consensus was in favor of telemedicine, it is clear that most practices have a long way to go. Of the respondents, 32 percent had already deployed a telemedicine solution for their health care organization, while 17 percent were in the process of deploying one. Read up on the latest news around the country below.

Telehealth Industry 2016 Reports
WhaTech (@whatechau) is a global information technology resource. WhaTech provides up to date information about IT, Technology and Telecommunications companies and their services. In their medical and health research news WhaTech gives an overview of some of the latest reports in this area. See the news below about two such reports.

United States Telehealth Industry 2016 Market Research Report
The United States Telehealth Industry Report 2016 is an in depth study analyzing the current state of the United States Telehealth market. The report also provides upstream raw material analysis and downstream demand analysis along with the key development trends and sales channel analysis. Research study on United States Telehealth market also discusses the opportunity areas for investors. With 153 tables and figures, the report provides key statistics on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the market.

Global Telehealth Industry 2016 Market Analysis Survey Research Growth and Forecast Report
This global telehealth report provides a basic overview of Telehealth industry including definitions, applications and industry chain structure. Global market analysis and Chinese domestic market analysis are provided with a focus on history, developments, trends and competitive landscape of the market. A key feature of this report is it focus on major industry players, providing an overview, product specification, product capacity, production price and contact information for Global Top 15 companies. Companies and individuals interested in the structure and value of the Telehealth industry should consult this report for guidance and direction.

In Business News

Telemedicine startup lands $1.3 million
Online videoconferencing can help solve the shortage of mental-health providers by making it possible to deliver care to patients outside cities where providers are located. Regroup Therapy, founded by David Cohn, is a telemedicine startup for mental health treatment that makes software to securely provide online counseling and connects patients to its network of 2,000+ providers. Recently, Regroup Therapy has secured $1.3 million from backers that include former Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson (Hmmm… see our state news).

As Google, Apple Pursue Telemedicine, U.S. Carriers Struggle
Starting around 2009, telecommunications giants AT&T and Verizon, among others, made bold predictions about the future of telemedicine, none of which truly panned out. These days, Google and Apple Inc. are next in line and both have some bright ideas about the future of healthcare such as wearables and tracking apps. However, AT&T and Verizon aren’t ready to throw in the towel either. According to Mordor Intelligence the U.S. is the largest market for telemedicine and is expected to grow to $34 billion by 2020. Bloomberg Technology (@technology) reports on past mistakes and plans for the future.

In State News
MDLIVE Expands Walgreens’ Telehealth Services –MDLIVE (@MDLIVEInc), a South Florida-based telehealth provider, recently announced that it has added access to behavioral health services through its partnership with Walgreens. Walgreens consumers will now also have access to more than 1,000 licensed therapists nationwide to schedule secure video sessions by appointment. Breakthrough, an MDLIVE company, will provide the behavioral health services.

Upcoming Conference
[tweet_dis excerpt=”Don’t miss #TTSPS2016 – SPS #Telemedicine #Telehealth Showcase 6/21-22 in downtown Phoenix”]Tweet This[/tweet_dis] – This year’s Telemedicine & Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPS) Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Downtown from June 21-22 in Phoenix, AZ. “SPS is about bringing better healthcare to patients, communities, and populations; improving outcomes; and reducing costs. It is about helping hospitals and healthcare systems to thrive through partnerships with telemedicine providers.” The SPS Conference will be packed with sessions and panels featuring nationally known telehealth innovators, experts and thought leaders, including C-suite officers of some of the country’s largest health-care companies, telehealth company founders and leaders, legal and regulatory authorities, health-care investors, and telemedicine program trendsetters. Preview the schedule and register now!

cms-twitter-75CMS 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.