Virtual Healthcare May 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

Getlabs and Nice Healthcare Partner to Expand Access to Virtual Healthcare Services and At-Home Lab Testing
Getlabs (@getlabs), a provider of at-home diagnostic collections, has partnered with Nice Healthcare, an in-home and virtual primary care clinic, to expand access to in-home healthcare services and lab testing.

DexCare Reports Banner Year: Expands Access to Care to Millions of Patients and Maintains Rapid Company Growth
DexCare, Inc., a patient demand and care access platform, announced its industry impact and business growth results, commemorating its two-year anniversary following its spinout from Providence.

Product News

Eagle Telemedicine Expands Specialty Telemedicine Services with Pediatric TeleNeurology Program
Eagle Telemedicine (@EagleTelemed), a company in technology-enabled inpatient and outpatient care for sustainable healthcare resilience, announced that it has expanded its suite of telemedicine specialties to include Pediatric TeleNeurology.

AvaSure Launches Virtual Nursing Application and Care Model
AvaSure (@avasure), the inventor of the TeleSitter® solution and a company in acute virtual care and remote safety monitoring, announced that it has launched a Virtual Nursing application and Care Model to support six virtual nursing implementations with many more in early planning phases.

Teladoc Health Launches Provider-Based Care for Weight Management & Prediabetes Programs
Teladoc Health (@teladochealth), a company in whole-person virtual care, announced the expansion of Provider-Based Care for weight management and prediabetes programs.

Let’s Talk Interactive Debuts Medical-AI Virtual Care Solution at HIMSS23
Let’s Talk Interactive, Inc. (@LetsTalkInter), a company in customizable telehealth software and solutions, is proud to announce the integration of medical AI into its TrustVideo enterprise virtual care platform.

FemGevity Launches Groundbreaking Concierge Telemedicine Services for Modern Menopause Healthcare & Longevity Medicine for Women
FemGevity, a women-led telemedicine company that focuses on delivering personalized, affordable, and ongoing care to women dealing with menopause symptoms, has officially launched. This digital platform offers women a holistic and encompassing approach to menopause care, in contrast to the “one size fits all” mentality that has been the norm for too long.

To Read

Why SMS Messaging Provides A Reliable Future For Tele-Healthcare by Forbes – While it’s a relatively new tool, SMS messaging has quickly become a standard practice in healthcare communication. SMS, or short message service, is commonly known as texting and is a way to send 160-character text-only messages to any cellular device.

Rules for prescribing controlled drugs via telemedicine: A research roundup and explainer by The Journalist’s Resource – Under new federal regulations proposed to take effect in May, tens of thousands of patients across the U.S. will need to schedule in-person visits to continue obtaining prescriptions for controlled drugs via telemedicine.

Best Online Therapy Services: Top 5 Virtual Counseling Programs, According To Experts by StudyFinds – Since the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of services that were only available in-person, have shifted to online availability. Healthcare has seen a major shift here, especially in mental health, leading more people to search for the best online therapy services. That way, patients reap the benefits of talk therapy without having to commute which makes it easier to work into busy schedules.

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

ATA2024 Annual Conference & Expo (@AmericanTelemed)

What: ATA2024 Annual Conference & Expo
When: May 5-7, 2024
Where: Phoenix, AZ
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ATA2024 Annual Conference & Expo – Amplify your message, build brand awareness, and connect with industry decision-makers – all gathered for the telehealth event of the year! Create a customized sponsorship and reserve your space on the exhibit floor today!