Telemedicine October 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

Zoom Phone Local Survivability Module Extends Core Phone Features During Outages
Zoom (@Zoom) launched a new hybrid survivability solution for Zoom Phone that enables businesses and organizations to continue to provide core phone features in the event of an outage. extends telemedicine’s reach to 88% of the world’s population (@doxyme), the web-based telemedicine platform on a mission to make telemedicine available to all, is expanding its capabilities to 88% of the world’s population.

Rhinogram Named High Performer in G2 Fall 2022 Report
Rhinogram (@rhinogram), a cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant virtual care platform, announced it has been named a High Performer in G2’s Fall Grid® Report in the Patient Relationship Management (PRM) Software category.

Remote Patient Monitoring

Vivalink Releases Biometrics Data Platform 2.0, Increasing Remote Patient Monitoring Patient Adherence
Vivalink (@Viva_Lnk), a provider of digital healthcare solutions, has released an updated version of its Biometrics Data Platform with new features aimed at increasing patient adherence in Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM).

RhythMedix® Expands Monitoring Capabilities of Its RhythmStar® System, the First Wearable Cardiac Monitor with Built-In Cellular Connectivity
RhythMedix (@rhythmedix), a company in remote cardiac monitoring and proprietary arrhythmia detection algorithms, announced expanded modalities for its RhythmStar® System (RhythmStar).

CareCloud Adds Remote Patient Monitoring to Its Suite of Digital Health Solutions
CareCloud, Inc. (@CareCloud), a company in healthcare technology solutions for medical practices and health systems nationwide, announced the launch of its Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) solution.

OSF HealthCare Implements CareSignal’s Deviceless Remote Patient Monitoring
OSF HealthCare selected CareSignal, a Lightbeam company (@LightbeamHealth), to offer Deviceless Remote Patient Monitoring® (RPM) and help power its enterprise-wide digital health solution, OSF OnCall Connect.

Product News

Penn State Health to Pioneer Next-Generation Virtual ICUs with CLEW Medical’s AI Powered Cloud-based Platform
Penn State Health announced that it has executed an agreement – and begun implementation – to offer virtual intensive care units – or vICU – utilizing CLEW Medical’s (@CLEWMedical) cloud-based tele-ICU platform.

Veta Health launches Video Capabilities with Twilio as Extension of its Virtual Care Offering
Veta Health (@veta_health), an emerging company in virtual care, announced the expansion of its clinical platform to enable video visits via its integration with Twilio. Twilio will provide Veta Health customers with secure video-communication capabilities embedded directly within the Veta Health platform, further enabling the treatment of patients at home.

Innovative Payment Solutions Announces Availability of MeMD Telemedicine Offering through its IPSIPay® App
Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc. (@IpsiPay), a fintech provider of digital payment and other solutions to both business owners and consumers, announces the availability of MeMD (@MeMDme), providing a comprehensive telemedicine offering via the Company’s IPSIPay® app.

Zócalo Health’s Culturally Competent Virtual Healthcare Services for Latino Communities Now Available
Zócalo Health (@zocalohealth), a Latino-founded healthcare service designed for Latino patients, announced the launch of its primary care memberships for residents across California and Texas. Members can access same day virtual care visits and care navigation services via Zócalo’s website, introducing the Latino community to an improved and long overdue healthcare experience built on trust, relationships, and culture.

PointClickCare Launches Integrated Virtual Health Solution for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Providers
PointClickCare Technologies (@pointclickcare), a healthcare technology platform enabling meaningful collaboration and access to real‐time insights, announced the launch of its Virtual Health offering – an integrated telemedicine solution to the Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) market.

Samsung Partners With HealthTap to Develop New Virtual Primary Care Capabilities for Future Samsung Smart TVs
HealthTap (@HealthTap), a virtual primary care provider, announced a strategic partnership with Samsung to bring virtual healthcare directly to Samsung Smart TVs across the United States. This extension of its services being available to Samsung owners’ televisions highlights the significance and powerful effect of its platform.

Care access and convenience: featured in new Panda Health digital category expansion
As part of a new “Health at Home” initiative, digital health marketplace Panda Health and (@BrightMD_Health) have partnered to bring the power of asynchronous telehealth to more health systems across the U.S. Panda Health’s new category expansion—designed to help health systems provide a full continuum of care—focuses on enabling more in-depth acute care services within the home.

Policy News

ASAM Releases Public Policy Statements on Optimizing Telehealth Access to Addiction Care; Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder Among Pregnant and Postpartum People
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (@asamorg) has released two new public policy statements with recommendations for improving addiction care in the United States. The first, “Optimizing Telehealth Access to Addiction Care,” focuses on the role of telehealth in treating addiction. The second, “Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder Among Pregnant and Postpartum People,” includes policy recommendations for improving health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum people who use substances or have substance use disorder (SUD).

Biden administration extends COVID public health emergency

To Read

New Study Underscores the Efficacy of Reducing Suicidal Ideation via Telehealth-Supported Decision-making by Brightside Health – (@withbrightside) – Brightside Health, a telemedicine platform that offers timely access to personalized treatment, expert providers, and ongoing support for a range of mental health concerns, announced the publication of a study to examine the impact of a telepsychiatric care platform on reduction in suicidal ideation (SI) over time.

Telehealth, in-person diagnoses match up nearly 90% of the time by Tanya Albert Henry on AMA Blog- 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.

Virtual care isn’t as novel as it once was by Politico – Telehealth usage skyrocketed at the beginning of the pandemic as patients sought to avoid getting Covid-19. Since then, virtual visits declined — but remain well above pre-pandemic levels.

Telehealth Boosts Odds That Patients Show Up for Post-Surgery Care by Cara Murez, HealthDay Reporter – New research suggests that surgical patients offered virtual care are far more likely to keep appointments before and after their operation than those who rely on in-person visits.


Virtual Care Provider MyTelemedicine Ranked for Second Consecutive Year in J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Telehealth Satisfaction Study
Following its top ranking from last year, telehealth platform MyTelemedicine earned another top spot in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Telehealth Satisfaction Study for direct-to-consumer telehealth providers.

Smart Meter Wins McKnight’s Technology Award for a Revolutionary Remote Patient Monitoring Program in Skilled Nursing Facilities
Smart Meter (@SmartMeterRPM), the trusted authority for remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices, data, and services, was recently honored by McKnight’s Long-Term Care News for a revolutionary remote patient monitoring (RPM) program for care management at a skilled nursing facility.

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.