Telehealth

5 Trends Driving The Future of Healthcare Real Estate in 2020 & Beyond

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed patient expectations for healthcare delivery, including offered services and health office operations. Although health systems have remained dynamic in adopting telehealth capabilities, their long-term capital, like real estate and supply chain management (SCM) protocols, have not adapted to match… Read More »5 Trends Driving The Future of Healthcare Real Estate in 2020 & Beyond

Nice Healthcare brings primary care to small businesses

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Nice Healthcare, a Minnesota-based startup that offers telemedicine and primary care services, raised $5 million in seed funding. The company plans to use the funds to bring its benefits to businesses in more states.

Healthcare investing sets a new record in Q3

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Global healthcare funding set a new record in the third quarter, according to data from CBInsights. Healthcare companies raised a total of $21.8 billion across 1,539 deals.

Were We Mentally Ready for COVID-19? Why It’s Time to Take Behavioral Health Seriously

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Dr. Jacob Lazarovic M.D., IMCS Group As you read this, over 200,000 American deaths have been attributed to the virus. The influx of cases continues, while state and local economies are experiencing hardship, children are shuttered in their homes learning remotely, grown children are moving… Read More »Were We Mentally Ready for COVID-19? Why It’s Time to Take Behavioral Health Seriously

Press Ganey Acquires Doctor.com, Acquires Majority Stake in Binary Fountain

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What You Should Know: – Press Ganey advances the healthcare consumerism movement with acquisitions of Doctor.com and a majority stake in Binary Fountain. – Expanded technology platform enables industry-leading management of providers’ online brand and seamless Web-wide patient acquisition and loyalty strategies. Press Ganey today… Read More »Press Ganey Acquires Doctor.com, Acquires Majority Stake in Binary Fountain

Geisinger, OSF, Presbyterian Double Down on Digital Transformation with AVIA

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What You Should Know: – AVIA, a healthcare innovation network comprised of 50+ health systems and other healthcare stakeholder groups, today announced that Geisinger, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and OSF HealthCare have renewed or expanded their partnerships with the organization to accelerate digital transformation within their… Read More »Geisinger, OSF, Presbyterian Double Down on Digital Transformation with AVIA

Teladoc, Livongo land first joint contract

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The companies made their first cross-sale to Guidewell Health, the parent company of Florida Blue. Livongo’s diabetes platform will become available to 50,000 of the insurer’s members.

Butterfly Network Launches Mobile, Whole-Body Ultrasound with Integrated Telehealth Platform

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What You Should Know: –  Butterfly Network launched its next-gen ultrasound product, the new Butterfly iQ+ featuring the world’s only Ultrasound-on Chip™ technology and announced a landmark collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Butterfly Network, Inc., today announced the launch of its next-gen ultrasound… Read More »Butterfly Network Launches Mobile, Whole-Body Ultrasound with Integrated Telehealth Platform

Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis

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Victor Siclovan, Director of Medicaid Transformation Project at AVIA Living through a pandemic is stressful and anxiety-inducing. Stay-at-home measures are compounding this stress, resulting in social isolation and unprecedented economic hardship, including mass layoffs and loss of health coverage. Fully understanding the impact of these… Read More »Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis

Amwell, Tyto Care Expand Partnership to Power Augmented Virtual Care Experiences

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What You Should Know: – Tyto Care and Amwell® announced an expanded partnership, allowing the companies to develop new integrations to enhance virtual care offerings for providers. – By pairing Tyto Care’s TytoHome device and platform with Amwell’s platform, the two companies will together provide patients and providers with augmented virtual care… Read More »Amwell, Tyto Care Expand Partnership to Power Augmented Virtual Care Experiences

Telehealth Reality Check: Who’s Really Going to “Win” the Race to Virtual Care Market Leadership?

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By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH It’s the telehealth market reality check you’ve been waiting for! “Rogue” digital health consultant Dr. Lyle Berkowitz unpacks the numbers and the market potential for virtual care from the unique vantage point of a primary-care-physician-turned-health-tech-entrepreneur with nothing to lose. Having… Read More »Telehealth Reality Check: Who’s Really Going to “Win” the Race to Virtual Care Market Leadership?

Humana lawsuit exposes fraud risk in high-growth telehealth market

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Health insurer Humana has filed a lawsuit against telemedicine company QuivvyTech that it says resulted in fraudulent prescriptions worth millions of dollars being written for duped customers. According to the complaint, QuivvyTech hired telemarketers to cold-call Humana members, whose details were obtained using “illegal means,”… Read More »Humana lawsuit exposes fraud risk in high-growth telehealth market

Georgia Department of Public Health: Keeping Doctors and Patients Connected

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Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) needed a way to continue critical healthcare services without in-person visits when the pandemic hit.  Like most… Read More »Georgia Department of Public Health: Keeping Doctors and Patients Connected

Riding the digital wave through COVID-19

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One of the more remarkable features of the NHS’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been its rapid uptake of technology in the UK says director of international relations at NHS Confederation, Dr Layla McCay.

Why International Expansion Must Remain a Priority for Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, MEDITECH

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What You Should Know: – How the top US acute EHR vendors, namely Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, and MEDITECH (+85% share of US acute market in terms of revenues), have progressed on international expansion. As highlighted below, there is a significant variance amongst the big four in terms of revenue and share of… Read More »Why International Expansion Must Remain a Priority for Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, MEDITECH

Led by Mount Sinai, Trellus Health Nabs $5M for Precision Platform for Complex Chronic Conditions

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What You Should Know: – Trellus Health secures $5M in seed funding and collaborates with Mount Sinai to deliver resilience-driven, connected care, integrating expert clinical and behavioral health for better outcomes. – The first disease Trellus will tackle is IBD, which is one of the… Read More »Led by Mount Sinai, Trellus Health Nabs $5M for Precision Platform for Complex Chronic Conditions

Brightline Raises $20M for Virtual Pediatric Behavioral Health Platform

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What You Should Know: – Brightline raises $20 million to bring its virtual behavioral healthcare platform to kids and families across California and beyond. – Brightline delivers integrated care through innovative technology, virtual behavioral health services, and a collaborative care team focused on supporting children… Read More »Brightline Raises $20M for Virtual Pediatric Behavioral Health Platform

Report: Modern Revenue Integrity Solutions Driving Payment Performance

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What You Should Know: – New Chilmark Research report on revenue integrity in healthcare reveals a transitional market making strides to address the new burdens of modern care economics. – The ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency underscores the imperative need for automation and reduced administrative costs even… Read More »Report: Modern Revenue Integrity Solutions Driving Payment Performance

Bridge Connector Lands $25.5M to Expand Healthcare Integration Platform

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What You Should Know: – Bridge Connector raises $25.5 million in Series B funding to advance interoperability layer for healthcare organizations as demand for integrated health data intensifies during COVID-19 pandemic. – The investment will support the growth of Destinations, the company’s new integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS)… Read More »Bridge Connector Lands $25.5M to Expand Healthcare Integration Platform

XRHealth Appoints Deepa Javeri as Chief Financial Officer

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XRHealth appoints Deepa Javeri as CFO and is significantly expanding their US headquarters. XRHealth, a Boston, MA-based provider of extended reality therapeutic applications and XR telehealth services, today announced Deepa Javeri – a seasoned, global financial expert and executive – has been named Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. Javeri’s… Read More »XRHealth Appoints Deepa Javeri as Chief Financial Officer

Memorial Health Deploys Chatbots to Virtualize Waiting Room Experience

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What You Should Know: – Memorial Health System selects LifeLink Conversational AI technology to virtualize the waiting room experience for patients – Mobile chatbots to automate intake for telehealth and in-person visits, while maintaining COVID-19 social distancing and safety protocols. Memorial Health System , a community-based, not-for-profit… Read More »Memorial Health Deploys Chatbots to Virtualize Waiting Room Experience

Backed by Johnson & Johnson, Thirty Madison Raises $47M for Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Brands

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What You Should Know: – Direct-to-consumer telehealth company Thirty Madison raises $47M in Series B round from Johnson & Johnson and Polaris Partners. – Thirty Madison’s three portfolio brands — Keeps, Cove, and Evens — enables patients to easily access specialist-level care combined with the convenience of telemedicine and treatment delivery.  Thirty… Read More »Backed by Johnson & Johnson, Thirty Madison Raises $47M for Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Brands

Don’t Underestimate Doctor On Demand – CEO Hill Ferguson on the Era of ‘Tele-Everything’ Healthcare

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By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH JUST before the Teladoc-Livongo merger was announced, I had a chance to catch up with Doctor on Demand’s CEO, Hill Ferguson. The future for telehealth, he said, is “bright green” — and I’m pretty sure it’s looking even greener now!… Read More »Don’t Underestimate Doctor On Demand – CEO Hill Ferguson on the Era of ‘Tele-Everything’ Healthcare

Philips Launches Virtual Care Station to Deliver Personalized Telehealth

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What You Should Know: – Philips announced the launch of Virtual Care Station, a telehealth environment delivering virtual care services to patients in convenient neighborhood locations, such as retail settings, libraries, town halls and universities. – Using proven Philips technology developed for the ATLAS program… Read More »Philips Launches Virtual Care Station to Deliver Personalized Telehealth

COVID-19 Underscores Why Certain Aspects of the American Healthcare System Should Change Forever

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Irv Lichtenwald, President & CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation In the late 1940s, the United Kingdom was busily reassembling country and what remained of the empire in the aftermath of World War II. Among many revelations, the war had convinced Britain’s leaders of the need… Read More »COVID-19 Underscores Why Certain Aspects of the American Healthcare System Should Change Forever

Cerner Invests in Xealth to Jointly Develop Digital Health Solutions for Clinicians

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What You Should Know: – Cerner and Xealth announce a collaboration to foster tighter physician-patient relationships by giving patients easier access to digital health tools. – These assets will be prescribed directly within the physician’s EHR workflow to manage conditions including chronic diseases, behavioral health,… Read More »Cerner Invests in Xealth to Jointly Develop Digital Health Solutions for Clinicians

Congress, states hold the keys to telehealth expansion

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Several federal agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, have indicated their interest in expanding telehealth coverage after the federal emergency period ends. But to do that, they’ll need the help of states and Congress.

Has telehealth hit the high watermark?

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In recent conversations with healthcare executives across the country, I hear the same story: The dramatic spikes in telehealth visits in March and April have dropped off, even as in-person visits have started climbing slowly.

AstraZeneca, Eko Collaborate to Advance Innovation Around Heart Failure

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What You Should Know: – Eko today announced a global collaboration with AstraZeneca to accelerate the development of digital health tools for the earlier screening of cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure.  – Through the collaboration, AstraZeneca and Eko will explore accelerating the development of Eko… Read More »AstraZeneca, Eko Collaborate to Advance Innovation Around Heart Failure

Innovaccer, CareSignal Partner to Enable Deviceless Remote Patient Monitoring

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What You Should Know: – Innovaccer has recently partnered with CareSignal to address healthcare’s urgent need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: to create and maintain solid, clinically actionable relationships with patients in a new set of predominantly virtual care. – CareSignal offers evidence-based end-to-end support services… Read More »Innovaccer, CareSignal Partner to Enable Deviceless Remote Patient Monitoring

Trump executive order targets rural telehealth expansion

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The executive order would call on the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a new pilot payment model for rural hospitals, and would set up a task force to improve broadband infrastructure in rural communities.

How ADT-Based E-Notifications Can Enable Better Safety for COVID-19 Patients

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Jay Desai, CEO & Co-Founder, PatientPing As COVID-19 continues to impact the country, providers across the continuum face new challenges delivering care and ensuring safety for their patients and themselves.  During this period, sharing real-time information about patients’ care encounters across provider types and care… Read More »How ADT-Based E-Notifications Can Enable Better Safety for COVID-19 Patients

Virtual Behavioral Health Could Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes, Report Finds

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What You Should Know: – A new Accenture report called “Breakthrough Behavioral Health Access: Think Virtual” finds that the use of virtual behavioral health could expand care for more than 53 million Americans facing these conditions. – Demand for behavioral health specialists significantly outweighs current… Read More »Virtual Behavioral Health Could Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes, Report Finds

52% of Households Willing to Share Smartphone Data to aid in COVID-19 Contact Tracing

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Over 50% of US broadband households are willing to share smartphone data to aid in COVID-19 contact tracing, while another 20% could be convinced provided privacy protections are in place, according to Parks Associates’ new research, COVID-19: Impact on Telehealth Use and Perspectives. The research… Read More »52% of Households Willing to Share Smartphone Data to aid in COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Central Maine Healthcare, Innovaccer Partner to Power Data-driven Telehealth Capabilities

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What You Should Know: – Innovaccer has recently partnered with Central Maine Healthcare (CMH), an integrated healthcare delivery system that serves over 400,000 people in the central, western, and mid-coast regions of the state, to connect providers with their patients through data-driven telehealth, powered by… Read More »Central Maine Healthcare, Innovaccer Partner to Power Data-driven Telehealth Capabilities

Eko Awarded $2.7M NIH Grant for Heart Murmur & Valvular Heart Disease Detection Algorithms

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What You Should Know: – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has granted next-generation cardiac AI company Eko an award totaling $2.7 million to support continued collaborative work with Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute – The grant will focus on validating algorithms and help more… Read More »Eko Awarded $2.7M NIH Grant for Heart Murmur & Valvular Heart Disease Detection Algorithms

Sharecare Launches Digital COVID-19 Return-to-Work Solution for Employers

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What You Should Know: – Sharecare launches its offering for employers: [email protected],  a virtual solution for COVID-19 that’s integrated with its app-based digital health platform for managing consumer health and well-being. – The offering is designed for employers – organizations of any kind – to support… Read More »Sharecare Launches Digital COVID-19 Return-to-Work Solution for Employers

House bill would cement Medicare telehealth changes

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A bill introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday would permanently lift site restrictions for Medicare patients to access telehealth. During the pandemic, several restrictions on where telehealth visits could be conducted and what services were eligible were temporarily lifted.

COVID-19 Infects Patient & Practitioner Demands, Unsettling the Future of Hospital Operations

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Eric Stone, Co-Founder & CEO at Velano Vascular Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the healthcare industry in the United States was in the midst of an intense refocusing on patient-centered care. This evolution was defined by a number of innovations, policies, and even federal reimbursement… Read More »COVID-19 Infects Patient & Practitioner Demands, Unsettling the Future of Hospital Operations

ATA 2020 in Review

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Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.   Now is the time for innovation and transformation in virtual health. During these unprecedented times of social distancing, stay at… Read More »ATA 2020 in Review

8 in 10 Consumers Stated COVID-19 Made Telehealth “Indispensable” in Healthcare Delivery

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What You Should Know: – 8 in 10 consumers said COVID-19 made telehealth “an indispensable part of the healthcare system, according to a new study commissioned by Change Healthcare. – 2020 Change Healthcare – Harris Poll Consumer Experience Index reveals 65% said they plan to… Read More »8 in 10 Consumers Stated COVID-19 Made Telehealth “Indispensable” in Healthcare Delivery

Allscripts, Microsoft Ink 5-Year Partnership to Support Cloud-based Sunrise EHR, Drive Co-Innovation

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What You Should Know: – Allscripts and Microsoft sign a five-year partnership extension to support Allscripts’ cloud-based Sunrise electronic health record and drive co-innovation. – The alliance will enable Allscripts to harness the power of Microsoft’s platform and tools, including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, and… Read More »Allscripts, Microsoft Ink 5-Year Partnership to Support Cloud-based Sunrise EHR, Drive Co-Innovation

Philips and BioIntelliSense Integrate to Enhance Remote Patient Monitoring

What You Should Know: – Philips integrates the BioIntelliSense FDA-cleared BioSticker™ sensor as part of its remote patient monitoring solutions for patients outside the hospital. – Multi-parameter sensors aid monitoring across multiple chronic conditions with medical-grade vital signs for physicians to remotely track core symptoms,… Read More »Philips and BioIntelliSense Integrate to Enhance Remote Patient Monitoring

Doctor On Demand Raises $75M to Expand Comprehensive Virtual Care Platform

What You Should Know – Doctor On Demand raises $75M in Series D funding led by General Atlantic to expand comprehensive virtual care. – Doctor On Demand is seeing record usage this year – up 139% – for COVID-19 screenings, routine health issues, chronic conditions and behavioral health. San Francisco, CA-based Doctor… Read More »Doctor On Demand Raises $75M to Expand Comprehensive Virtual Care Platform

VA, Philips to Create World’s Largest Tele-Critical Care System for Veterans

What You Should Know: – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs selects Philips to create the world’s largest tele-critical care system, further integrating tele-health and delivering quality care for veterans. – The ten-year contract, which enables VA to invest up to $100 million with Philips for tele-critical care… Read More »VA, Philips to Create World’s Largest Tele-Critical Care System for Veterans

The rise of digital healthcare solutions: optimizing the patient journey in a post-COVID world

From airlines to cafés to car manufacturers, businesses across America are scrambling to respond to the challenge of COVID-19. In healthcare, services are being put on pause to protect staff and patients on the pandemic’s front line, leaving health systems to contend with gaps in… Read More »The rise of digital healthcare solutions: optimizing the patient journey in a post-COVID world

COVID-19: a technologist’s tale

COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, has entered the lexicon as if it was always there. Everyone has an opinion. Globally the response has divided and united populations and no less so in the UK, says global digital adviser and NHS clinician Dr Sam Shah. 

Scaling Virtual Consultations

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Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  The healthcare landscape is quickly changing and we’re entering a new era of patient-centered care delivery –… Read More »Scaling Virtual Consultations

Telemedicine & Telehealth Emerge as Medical Marketing Opportunities During COVID

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March 17, 2020, may well be remembered as the day the telemedicine revolution finally took off. Telemedicine and Telehealth‘s adoption, fast-tracked by Coronavirus/COVID, will create profound changes in how healthcare services are provided — while also spawning new healthcare marketing opportunities. Telemedicine & Telehealth: Innovation &… Read More »

Telemedicine & Telehealth Emerge as Medical Marketing Opportunities During COVID