Telemedicine

Teladoc v. AmWell: 5 things to know

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Teladoc Health has sued competitor American Well for patent infringement. The company is seeking unspecified damages and a ruling that would prevent AmWell from using the telemedicine cart technology that Teladoc claims to hold the patents for.

Remote Patient Monitoring Sets Up Big Tech to Revolutionize Telemedicine and Healthcare

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By JAMES MOELLER Remote patient monitoring has emerged as the next significant challenge for virtual healthcare and that challenge is creating significant opportunities for many companies largely outside of the traditional healthcare technology marketplace. In particular, it is potentially setting up an opportunity for Big… Read More »Remote Patient Monitoring Sets Up Big Tech to Revolutionize Telemedicine and Healthcare

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.

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

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

Remote Medical Documentation Startup Augmedix Closes $25M, Reverse Merger with Malo Holding

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What You Should Know: – Augmedix closes $25 million in private placement funding and completion of a reverse merger transaction with Malo Holdings Corp. – Following the transaction, the merged entity will be named “Augmedix, Inc.”, and will continue the historic and innovative business of… Read More »Remote Medical Documentation Startup Augmedix Closes $25M, Reverse Merger with Malo Holding

Intermountain to Deploy AI-Powered Digital Assistants Across Clinically Integrated Network

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What You Should Know: – Intermountain Healthcare announced it will scale Notable’s AI-driven platform across the health system’s clinically integrated network to support thousands of providers, automate administrative workflows, streamline the check-in experience for patients, and simplify provider follow-up. – The Notable Platform uses intelligent… Read More »Intermountain to Deploy AI-Powered Digital Assistants Across Clinically Integrated Network

How the value of innovation will be redefined in 2021

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While payers and policymakers took a more narrow-minded perspective on innovation value in 2020, the year 2021 will bring an increased focus on a treatment’s societal value, how innovation interacts with digital technologies, and whether new innovations are able to reduce existing health outcome inequalities.

ViewPoints Article: Digital Healthcare in India – Current Trends & Future

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Digital healthcare means using communications and information technologies in medicine to diagnose, predict, treat, and monitor diseases. It is also widely used for prognosis, rehabilitation, behavioral health, and public health.  Indians have witnessed a surge of smartphone and internet use since the last decade. This… Read More »ViewPoints Article: Digital Healthcare in India – Current Trends & Future

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

Telehealth Update from ATA President Dr. Joe Kvedar

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Telehealth Update from ATA President Dr. Joe Kvedar Joe Kvedar, MD, President of ATA, joins Pat Salber, MD, CEO and Editor of The Doctor Weighs In, for an in-depth telehealth update. The Doctor Weighs In

Chronic Wounds: How Self-care Can Help Speed Healing

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Chronic Wounds: How Self-care Can Help Speed Healing Optimal self-care for patients with chronic wounds includes dressing changes, good nutrition, and recognizing warning signs of infection. The Doctor Weighs In

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

Why geriatric care must evolve post-Covid-19

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Even relatively healthy older adults see the benefit of receiving home-based primary care, not just because of its convenience, but because patients feel safer at home now, and more unsafe than ever in ambulatory settings surrounded by other sick patients. 

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

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

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.

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.

DAS Health Acquires Managed IT Services and CyberSecurity Company Technology Seed

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– Both companies’ clients will gain an increased depth of IT and security support, and Technology Seed’s healthcare clients will now have a substantially improved value proposition DAS Health Ventures, Inc., a provider of health IT and management, announced today it completed the acquisition of Technology Seed, LLC, a… Read More »DAS Health Acquires Managed IT Services and CyberSecurity Company Technology Seed

Technology Divide Between Senior ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response

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Family gatherings on Zoom and FaceTime. Online orders from grocery stores and pharmacies. Telehealth appointments with physicians. These have been lifesavers for many older adults staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. But an unprecedented shift to virtual interactions has a downside: Large numbers of… Read More »Technology Divide Between Senior ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response

Amwell’s Roy Schoenberg: Telehealth Post-Pandemic is “Entrenched Inside” Traditional Health Care

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By JESSICA DaMASSA There are few better positioned to speculate on what’s next for telehealth than Roy Schoenberg, co-CEO & President, of Amwell. After 15 years, more than $710M in total funding, and probably the best analogies out there for describing telehealth’s potential as a… Read More »Amwell’s Roy Schoenberg: Telehealth Post-Pandemic is “Entrenched Inside” Traditional Health Care

Virtually or In-Person, Automation Improves The Healthcare Experience

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Muthu Alagappan, MD, Medical Director at Notable Health The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented shift in the way consumers view and access a variety of goods and services—and healthcare is no exception. Recent studies show that many patients, including vulnerable populations like those living with cancer, are delaying recommended care and… Read More »Virtually or In-Person, Automation Improves The Healthcare Experience

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.

Curavi Health, CarePointe, U.S. Health Systems Merge to Form Arkos Health to Power Virtual Care for Seniors

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Curavi Health, CarePointe, U.S. Health Systems announced a merger agreement to form Arkos Health. Arkos Health will provide virtual care solutions and health insights to vulnerable populations across the United States. These three entities will become wholly-owned subsidiaries of Arkos Health, and the executive leadership… Read More »Curavi Health, CarePointe, U.S. Health Systems Merge to Form Arkos Health to Power Virtual Care for Seniors

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

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

Coronavirus: 5 Ways You Can Use Social Media and Digital Marketing to Help the Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Today I am going to share some important ways that doctors, hospitals and healthcare marketers can use social media to inform the public during the COVID-19 crisis. Priority One: Use social media to convince people to comply with social distancing, and consequently help us all,… Read More »Coronavirus: 5 Ways You Can Use Social Media and Digital Marketing to Help the Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic