Virtual Healthcare June 2024

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

AvaSure Honors 2023 AvaPrize Winners for Virtual Care Excellence
AvaSure, a provider of acute virtual sitting and virtual nursing, proudly unveils five recipients of the 2023 AvaPrize awards. AvaSure’s virtual care awards program, AvaPrize, recognizes individuals and organizations whose unwavering dedication has not only enhanced patient safety but has also revolutionized the nursing experience and ushered in new standards of care efficiency.

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin to Offer Anywhere, Anytime Virtual Urgent Care Through KeyCare’s Epic-based Platform
KeyCare, the nation’s first Epic-based virtual care company, announced that it is collaborating with Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) to provide 24×7 urgent care in all 50 states via virtual visits through GHC-SCW’s MyChart patient portal.

Kyruus Health Expands National Provider Network to Include Virtual Behavioral Health Services to Address Mental Health Needs in the United States
Kyruus Health, a care access platform, expands the Kyruus Network by integrating virtual behavioral health providers, demonstrating the organization’s commitment to revolutionizing behavioral health care access.

ATA Publishes New Principles of Practice: Telehealth as an Imperative Madality of Care
During the ATA Nexus 2024 Annual Conference, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced new Principles of Practice: Telehealth as an Imperative Modality of Care, to establish and maintain underlying principles of trust, transparency and outcomes-based care.

WellSync Powers The Vitamin Shoppe’s New Whole Health Rx Telehealth Service
WellSync, an API-driven virtual care service provider, announced its partnership with The Vitamin Shoppe to launch Whole Health Rx, a cutting-edge telehealth service providing access to GLP-1 medications for weight management.

FDNA and Genome Medical Improve Access to Critical Diagnostic Services for Children in Medically Underserved Areas
FDNA Inc, a provider of early detection of rare genetic diseases, and Genome Medical, a national telehealth provider of genetic services, have partnered to empower parents to detect potential developmental, neurological and genetic conditions in their children and connect with specialists quickly – a move that may shorten the diagnostic odyssey for children from an average of five years to a few months.

CLOUD DX Update re: $9.4 Million Contract with British Columbia Provincial Health Services Authority
Cloud DX, a North American provider of virtual care and remote patient monitoring platforms is pleased to update investors regarding the terms of the Remote Patient Monitoring Agreement for Cloud DX RPM Services with a British Columbia Provincial Health Services Authority, initially announced on May 7, 2024.

IMG Expands Partnership with Teladoc Health to Provide More Travelers with Telehealth Services
IMG (International Medical Group), a global insurance benefits and assistance services company, has announced an expansion of their partnership with Teladoc Health, a global provider of whole person virtual care. Service capabilities will be expanded for IMG customers with existing telehealth services as well as allow telehealth services to be offered through additional IMG plans.

AvaSure Teams Up with CLEW Medical to Boost High-Acuity Care with AI-Driven Virtual Surveillance
AvaSure, a market leader in acute virtual care, and CLEW Medical, an AI-enabled clinical surveillance and predictive analytics company, announced their partnership to drive early detection of critical care patient deterioration, leading to more timely interventions, reduced complications, fewer readmissions, and decreased mortality.

Remote Patient Monitoring

Implicity Earns FDA Clearance for New Heart Failure Prediction Algorithm
Implicity, a provider of remote patient monitoring and cardiac data management solutions, announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new groundbreaking algorithm, SignalHF1, used in its remote monitoring solution.

Smart Meter Launches Innovative Healthcare Technology Marketplace for Better Patient Support
Smart Meter, a supplier of Cellular Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)™ solutions, has launched the industry’s first user-friendly ordering experience that transforms the way RPM vendors and healthcare organizations purchase RPM products and services.

Product News

Avel eCare Unveils New eSync Platform for Enhanced Telemedicine Services
Avel eCare, a provider of clinician-to-clinician telemedicine services, announced the launch of Avel eSync, a proprietary clinical workflow platform designed to enhance Avel’s services and enable organizations across the country to deploy critical telemedicine solutions.

InfoBionic.Ai and Ink Partnership to Offer the First AI-Driven “Cardiology Clinic of the Future” and have partnered to create the first comprehensive cardiovascular care solution for the “Cardiology Clinic of the Future.” This collaboration integrates’s virtual care model with InfoBionic.AI’s advanced cardiac telemetry, offering AI-driven tools for virtual consults, remote monitoring, and diagnostic care.

TytoCare Introduces Major Release to Increase Flexibility and Accessibility of Care Delivery
TytoCare, a virtual care company enabling accessible, high-quality primary care from home, has released a major software update for its Home Smart Clinic. The update includes a number of new features that are designed to make high-quality healthcare more accessible at scale for payers, providers, and patients.

Hydreight Introduces Quick-Start Telemedicine Platform
Hydreight Technologies Inc., in collaboration with VS Digital Health and DSV Global, is set to revolutionize the online healthcare market with the launch of VSDHOne, a telemedicine platform designed to enable rapid deployment of direct-to-consumer healthcare brands across all 50 states.

Policy News

American Telemedicine Association Publishes New Principles of Practice: Telehealth as an Imperative Modality of Care
During the ATA Nexus 2024 Annual Conference, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced new Principles of Practice: Telehealth as an Imperative Modality of Care, to establish and maintain underlying principles of trust, transparency and outcomes-based care.

Road to the Telehealth Super Bowl: House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health Markup Extends Telehealth Flexibilities
ATA Action, the American Telemedicine Association’s affiliated trade association focused on advocacy, applauds the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health following a recent markup, unanimously advancing a two-year extension of many of the telehealth flexibilities and included a five-year extension of the Acute Hospital Care at Home Program before the expiration of many COVID-era telehealth flexibilities on December 31.

To Read

Telehealth evolution: Three opportunities for supporting the success and longevity of virtual care by Wolters Kluwer – For telehealth to transcend novelty and become a fully integrated part of healthcare delivery, it needs to focus on reimbursement, accessibility, and patient engagement.

How to reduce health care’s climate impact? Increase telehealth by NPR – Cancer patients often prefer the convenience of video visits over in-person medical visits. A new study reveals another benefit – telehealth reduces greenhouse-gas emissions.

How to find the right balance between telemedicine and in-person care – Finding the right balance between virtual and in-person visits can be a key to getting good care. Here’s what you need to know about which form of care may be right for you and when.

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

Telehealth Awareness Week (@AmericanTelemed)

What: Telehealth Awareness Week
When: September 15-21, 2024
Stay tuned for more details.

During the Telehealth Awareness Week (TAW), the ATA invites telehealth solution providers, hospital systems and medical practices, patient advocacy leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders to highlight the need to establish an omnichannel care model that includes in-person and virtual care.

ATA EDGE2024 (@AmericanTelemed)
What: ATA EDGE2024
When: December 11-13, 2024
Where: Washington, DC
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Join ATA and ATA Action at the ATA EDGE2024 Policy Conference, the go-to event for cutting-edge insights into state, federal, and international telehealth policies. This year, we’re diving deep into the current state of virtual care policy and exploring what’s next. We’ll tackle the biggest challenges and uncover new opportunities, all while keeping telehealth’s momentum strong and bipartisan support high.