Telemedicine November 2022

How is telemedicine used to benefit patients and care givers? What are the newest innovations in telemedicine technology? How do telehealth and virtual care fit into the realm of Telemedicine? We have our finger on the pulse and are striving to report the latest developments around telemedicine.

Industry News

Hazel Health Accelerates Growth to Over 3,000 Schools in 14 States, Secures Series C1 Funding
Hazel Health (@hazelhealthinc), a national school-based telehealth company, has expanded to 14 states, reaching nearly 2.5 million students in more than 3,000 schools. This expansion means that more than 10 percent of K-12 students in the states where Hazel currently operates now have access to physical and mental health care at school and at home.

Veta Health Partners with Parkview Health to Support Telehealth Monitoring
Veta Health (@veta_health) announced the launch of its virtual care offering at Parkview Health (Parkview), a not-for-profit, Indiana-based network of 10 hospitals and more than 100 clinics. In partnership with Veta Health, Parkview will offer its patients virtual care programs designed to support patient recovery and self-management at home.

Telehealth Startup Options MD Raised $3.8M in Pre-Seed Funding to Expand Mental Health Platform
Options MD (@md_options), a telehealth startup providing high-quality care for treatment-resistant depression (TRD), announced $2.35M in funding, bringing their total pre-seed funding to nearly $4M.

Myia Health Collaborates with DispatchHealth to Empower Clinicians with Virtual Care Platform for Continuous Patient Monitoring
Myia Health (@MyiaHealth), an enterprise predictive analytics, and virtual healthcare delivery platform, announced a collaboration with DispatchHealth, the nation’s first comprehensive in-home, high-acuity medical care provider, to give its clinicians continuous remote monitoring capabilities for patients enrolled in DispatchHealth’s Advanced Care program, the organization’s hospital substitution model.

South Dakota Announces Next Generation of EMS Services
The South Dakota Department of Health (@SDStateNews) is pleased to announce the launch of a new telehealth partnership between DOH, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Agencies, and Sioux Falls-based telemedicine provider, Avel eCare.

Enghouse signs Partnership with Andor Health to deliver the best in class Digital Front Door and Virtual Health capabilities
Andor Health (@andor_health), the company that harnesses machine and human intelligence to configure and orchestrate the way care teams connect and collaborate, announces a partnership with Vidyo (@vidyo), an Enghouse Company.

Remote Patient Monitoring

TriHealth Partners with Andor Health for a Singular Approach to Virtual Care – Leading with Virtual Patient Monitoring
Andor Health, the company that provides world-renowned healthcare organizations a better way to connect and collaborate, partners with TriHealth (@TriHealth) to enable ThinkAndor® Virtual Patient Monitoring (VPM) as part of an enterprise-wide virtual care collaboration platform.

GE Healthcare and AMC Health to Partner in Remote Patient Monitoring
GE Healthcare (@GEHealthcare) and AMC Health announced a collaboration that allows clinicians to offer Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) as a virtual care solution that extends patient care outside the hospital to the home environment. The combination of GE Healthcare’s acute patient monitoring capabilities in the hospital setting, along with AMC Health’s expertise in RPM solutions leveraging an FDA Class II 510(k)-cleared platform with analytics will extend the continuum of non-acute care for patients after being discharged from the hospital.

Coeus h3c to help customers live well and heal at home with initial investment from Best Buy
Coeus h3c announced that Best Buy made an initial investment in the company and will use the Home Health Hybrid Cloud (h3c) to accelerate customer access to the full benefits of its home health devices and solutions. h3c is the first end-to-end solution that seamlessly manages the procurement, provisioning, delivery, installation and maintenance required for a successful home health experience. It fixes “the mess in the middle,” addressing enduring pain points that have limited end-user success with home health solutions. Best Buy’s commitment to ensuring a friction-free experience extends its leadership in delivering successful solutions for wellness at home, aging at home and care at home.

Product News

Recuro Announces Publication Of Digital Medical Home – A Chronicle Authored By The Pioneers Who Advanced Telehealth To Modern Virtual Care
Recuro Health, an integrated digital health solutions company that transitions the U.S. healthcare system from a reactive, disease-focused model to a population health, outcomes approach, announces the publication of Digital Medical Home: How the Telemedicine Revolution Ignited the Creation of Precision Health, co-authored by Michael Gorton, founder of Teladoc and chief executive officer of Recuro Health, and Jay Sanders, MD, acknowledged as the “Father of Telemedicine” and founding board member and president emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association.

Wolters Kluwer launches digital health tech solutions for payers and virtual care players
To accelerate deployment of digital health technologies by virtual care vendors and payers, Wolters Kluwer, Health (@Wolters_Kluwer) launched Digital Health Architect™ Consumer Education Suite and EmmiGuide™.

Policy News

Co-led by the ATA an ATA Action, 115 Stakeholder Organizations Signed a Letter to the U.S. Attorney General and DEA Seeking Permanency for Telehealth 
The American Telemedicine Association (@AmericanTelemed) and ATA Action co-led a letter, along with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), urging the Biden administration and the DEA to take action to ensure the vulnerable cohort of patients now remotely accessing clinically appropriate care do not have their access to care interrupted when the public health emergency ends – and before relevant regulations are finalized. The letter was also signed by 115 stakeholders.

To Read

Survey: Consumers Prefer Telehealth Over In-office Visits forRoutine Care – And Want Virtualists to Have Access to Their Medical Records by KeyCareThe popularity of telehealth remains strong – and even the top choice among consumers needing routine medical care, according to a recent survey of individuals who previously had at least one telehealth visit.

Telehealth, in-person diagnoses match up nearly 90% of the time by Tanya Albert Henry for AMA – Video telemedicine visits may be good adjuncts to in-person care, especially in specialties where diagnoses are confirmed through clinical opinion rather than relying on physical examination, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

To Listen

Our 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: ATA’s 2022 EDGE Policy Conference
When: December 7-9, 2022
Where: Park Hyatt, Washington, DC.

The ATA EDGE Policy Conference will convene a diverse group of changemakers to explore the latest state and federal telehealth policies as our industry prepares for the critical next steps that we must take to avoid the telehealth cliff.

What: ATA2023 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.