Virtual Healthcare April 2023

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

Industry News

Amwell Expands Digital Clinical Programs Through Partnership with DarioHealth
Amwell® (@amwell), a company in digital healthcare enablement, announced the expansion of its digital clinical programs to include a cardiometabolic program, enabling health plans and clinicians to seamlessly connect members living with common chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, to Dario’s highly personalized digital therapeutic solution on the Amwell platform.

SimpliFed Announces Collaboration with VidyoHealth
SimpliFed, providing support and resources to pregnant moms and parents with newborns, announces collaboration with VidyoHealth (@Vidyo), a Telehealth video conferencing provider, to offer virtual consultations to their patients. Enriching people’s lives, VidyoHealth provides flexible and easy solutions, delivering the reliability, interoperability, and scalability needed for today’s healthcare environment.

Reliq Health Technologies signs 10 contracts potentially adding 5,000 new patients to iUGO Platform by year end
Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (@ReliqHealth), a global healthcare technology company developing innovative Virtual Care solutions for the multibillion-dollar Healthcare market, has signed 10 new contracts in the United States.

TytoCare Receives FDA Clearance for its AI-Powered Tyto Insights™ for Wheeze Detection to Ensure Diagnostic Accuracy from Home
TytoCare (@TytoCare), a virtual care company enabling accessible, high-quality primary care from home, announced that it received FDA clearance for its Tyto Insights™ for Wheeze Detection, paving the way for its rollout in the US.

Let’s Talk Interactive, Inc. Ranks 50th in Financial Times’ The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies in 2023
Let’s Talk Interactive, Inc. (@LetsTalkInter), a company in customizable virtual care solutions, is ranked number 50 in the Financial Times’ fourth edition of The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies, a ranking and special report on high-growth businesses in North, Central, and South America, based on companies with the strongest revenue growth between 2018 and 2021.

Remote Patient Monitoring

Zephyr AI and KangarooHealth Announce Partnership to Harness the Power of Remote Patient Monitoring and Artificial Intelligence
Zephyr AI, Inc. (@zephyr_ai), a company building novel transparent AI to address unmet needs across the full spectrum of precision medicine—from prevention to treatment to improve patients’ lives and KangarooHealth, Inc., a healthcare technology company providing an AI-assisted turn-key remote patient monitoring platform and care management services, announced a multi-year strategic partnership to work toward providing clinicians with insights to inform treatment decisions for patients diagnosed with chronic conditions.

Product News

VA expands virtual reality for Veteran rehabilitation
VA’s Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning (OHIL) has established a three-year collaboration with Penumbra to test, co-develop and scale additional virtual reality (VR) solutions. These solutions will ultimately increase Veteran access to rehabilitation care in Community Based Outpatient Clinics and at home.

Carium Enhances Care Experience Platform with Customizable Care Pathways
Carium (@cariumcares), a Care Experience Platform (CXP), is now offering extensive customization enhancements through its Care Pathways implementations.

HealthPoint Plus announces release of new Version 3.0 telehealth platform and more.
HealthPoint Plus Inc (@HealthPointPlus), a disruptive subscription-based Telehealth medical company who recently signed a LOI to merge with Stargaze Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: STGZ), announces the release of HealthPoint Plus Version 3.0, a disruptive Subscription-Based Telehealth Platform.

To Read

Five Ways to Use Video Solutions for Pediatric Hospitals by VidyoHealth – While the challenges aren’t going away any time soon, there are steps pediatric hospitals can take to improve operational efficiencies, lower costs, and enhance patient care. One of the most effective is to leverage video solutions for Pediatric Hospitals.

States Step In as Telehealth and Clinic Patients Get Blindsided by Hospital Fees by KHN – Millions of Americans are similarly blindsided by hospital bills for doctor appointments that didn’t require setting foot inside a hospital. Hospitals argue that facility fees are needed to pay for staff and overhead expenses, particularly when hospitals don’t employ their own physicians. But consumer advocates say there’s no reason hospitals should charge more than independent clinics for the same services.

Reduce Provider Burnout With Telehealth by Let’s Talk Interactive – Burnout among healthcare providers is becoming an increasingly common problem. Overworked providers are struggling to keep up with the demands of their job. This can lead to poor patient care and a decrease in the quality of care overall.

Remote Patient Monitoring: Considerations for Telehealth Care by Michigan State Medical Society – Millions of Americans experienced healthcare by telemedicine during the pandemic. Although the use of telehealth for routine care is slowing down, it is gaining popularity in chronic disease management and hospital-at-home care.

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.