What You Should Know: – Amwell, who has collaborated with Biobeat, and will integrate Biobeat’s AI-powered wearable remote patient monitoring solutions into its Converge virtual care platform. – The integration will allow clinicians using Amwell’s Converge platform to continuously monitor patient vitals and receive deterioration alerts directly to… Read More »Amwell Integrates Biobeat’s Wearable RPM Devices with Virtual Care Platform
Bright.MD’s approach to virtual care seeks to make patient encounters more productive, improve patient satisfaction and help providers deliver care more efficiently. Presbyterian Healthcare Services offers a case study.
What You Should Know: – Accolade, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire PlushCare, a leading provider of virtual primary care and mental health treatment. – Under the terms of the agreement, the purchase price of up to $450 million will consist of $40 million in cash, $340… Read More »Accolade Acquires Virtual Primary Care Platform PlushCare for $450M
The first quarter of 2021 has been one of investor optimism as the vaccine rollout continues ahead of expectations and economic activity begins to accelerate in response. Within the Health IT industry, the already strong investment and M&A trends seen in 2020 have only accelerated. Over the… Read More »Q1 2021 Health IT/Digital Health PC/VE, M&A, IPOs/ SPACs Activity
Michael D. Robinson Vice President, Healthcare North America at VMware In the turmoil of one of the hardest years the healthcare industry has experienced, many healthcare organizations innovated nearly overnight, transforming bedside tablets into virtual care providers and parking garages into field hospitals. Through the… Read More »Why the Digital-First, Patient-Centered Care is Critical to Healthcare
Traditional patient care patterns have been radically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. And after more than a year of disruption, it’s doubtful that everyone will revert to those patterns after the pandemic. New habits have been formed, and consumers are more willing to pursue the… Read More »Does Telemedicine Impede or Help the Patient-Centered Medical Home?
Sandeep Pulim, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Bluestream Health There’s no question that the demand for telehealth and virtual care has grown exponentially over the last twelve months. With that growth has come a fundamental shift in the attitude toward virtual care. No longer do… Read More »How a Virtual Care Mindset Leads to Greater Patient Acceptance and Sustainable Telehealth Growth
The pandemic has upended virtually every industry, and although many of the impacts are undeniably devastating, negative events can also offer opportunities for positive change, by highlighting existing problems and eliminating roadblocks to new solutions.
What You Should Know: – Oneview Healthcare collaborated with long-time client, NYU Langone Health, to roll out a virtual patient engagement platform in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. – CXP Cloud Enterprise powered by Microsoft Azure technology with the use of Samsung… Read More »Oneview Healthcare Launches Cloud-Based Virtual Care Experience Platform
Contactless check-in is not a new concept. Many consumer-focused industries, such as hospitality, have been utilizing this technology for years — including mobile check-in and checkout, keyless entry, and more — to enhance the guest experience.
Healthcare delivery is one of the themes at the annual MedCity News virtual INVEST conference, April 19-23. Register today!
Mark Prather MD, MBA, CEO & Co-founder at DispatchHealth The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we interact with one another, with businesses, and with the world around us. From social distancing to hand sanitation to remote working, its impact on society is immense. And among… Read More »How the Pandemic is Accelerating the Shift to Alternative Care Delivery Models
By JON BLOOM The rate of adoption for virtual care and remote monitoring solutions has skyrocketed over the last year as access to in-person appointments has been limited, but despite the uptick, we’re still drastically underutilizing their potential. These solutions often focus on treating a… Read More »Maximizing the Long Term Value of Virtual Care
What You Should Know: – Grand Rounds, a leader in healthcare quality and clinical navigation, and Doctor on Demand, the nation’s leading virtual care provider, announced their merger agreement, creating a first-of-its-kind integrated virtual care company. – These two premier platforms will offer a patient… Read More »Grand Rounds Merges with Doctor on Demand to Create New Virtual Care Company
Telemedicine will not revolutionize health care on its own, but the experience of millions of Americans during the pandemic assures us that it will become a permanent fixture of the health care ecosystem – one likely to account for a growing share of revenue in… Read More »How can telemedicine evolve in the post-Covid era
Rick Halton, Vice President of Marketing, Lumeon The COVID-19 pandemic made healthcare visits over video or phone the norm, likely turning telehealth into a permanent fixture within the U.S. healthcare system. In fact, the majority of patient access leaders at large hospitals believe 20-30 percent… Read More »Quality Virtual Care Matters for Patients – Even More Than Telehealth
The days of the primary care provider (PCP) acting as a gatekeeper to care for Millennials are gone. Some 85% of previous generations elected a PCP, while 45% of 18 to 29-year-olds and 28% of 30 to 49 year-olds have no primary care provider
Microsoft’s latest eBook offers a look at how technology can help organizations meet patients’ changing expectations and provide personalized care.
While 2020 incited widespread adoption of video-based consultations, the healthcare ecosystem is now presented with a new mandate of delivering virtual care at scale. Fortunately, there are some companies up to the task.
Wellstar Health System, one of Georgia’s largest and most integrated healthcare systems, and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on unique, market-leading innovations in personalized care delivery, population health, and… Read More »Wellstar Invests $10M to Become First Sharecare-Enabled Health System
Terrence D. Sims, President of Strategic Growth and Marketing, Raintree Systems As COVID-19 continues to influence patient behaviors and causes providers to reevaluate how they operate their businesses, healthcare practices all around the world started looking for solutions that emphasize clinical efficiencies, elevate patient revenue… Read More »How to Optimize Your Healthcare Practice with Advanced Technology Solutions
The health system and payer are joining forces to offer Medicare Advantage patients access to Mercy’s telehealth center. They also plan to implement a value-based payment model, tying reimbursement for Mercy clinicians to care quality measures.
What You Should Know: – 98point6 announces the launch of its new virtual behavioral health service – 98point6 Primary Care Plus Behavioral Health. – With primary care at the center, 98point6’s new single-stop virtual care solution helps ensure that every patient is fully supported in… Read More »98point6 Launches New Virtual Behavioral Health Offering
Of all populations, our veterans need—and deserve—the best quality care available. Virtual care technology and remote monitoring devices are easy to implement, cost-effective solutions that remove barriers and make that care possible.
What You Should Know: – Digital health company Sharecare and special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp, today announced an agreement to merge to go public on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol SHCR at enterprise value of $3.9B. – The transaction is… Read More »Sharecare to Go Public in SPAC IPO Deal, Reaching $3.9B Valuation
What You Should Know: – Verily’s Onduo, known for its tech-based solution for virtual diabetes management, is launching a new multi-condition platform that matches the right care to the right consumer at the right time. The expanded virtual care platform is designed to support patients managing type 2… Read More »Verily’s Onduo Virtual Care Solution Expands to Multi-Condition Platform
Nicole Muehlenhaus, Senior Product Manager, Ergotron As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated telehealth adoption, many patients and providers supported the remote-friendly technology. While the big spikes of usage may slow, adoption is still far ahead from where it was pre-pandemic, and we expect that to remain.… Read More »Virtual Care in the Post-COVID World: How to Prepare Your Healthcare Environment
What You Should Know: – Philips announced the launch of the Philips Medical Tablet, an end-to-end, easy-to-implement, portable monitoring kit that enables remote access to patient data and allows clinicians to care for patients outside of the hospital. – Aiming to serve larger patient populations… Read More »Philips Launches Medical Tablet to Expand Remote Patient Management
Every patient who could benefit should be armed with the sophisticated and validated technologies currently available to monitor key biometrics at home to alert patients and their clinicians of abnormalities and opportunities for early intervention.
What You Should Know: – Epic was named the top Overall Software Suite for the eleventh consecutive year in the Best in KLAS 2021 Software & Services report, released today, which reports on the top vendors for 2020. Epic was also named the top Overall Physician Practice Vendor. Galen… Read More »Epic, Galen Healthcare, Chartis Group Named 2020 Overall Best in KLAS Awards
What You Should Know: – Today, health AI/predictive analytics company EarlySense announced that it has sold its proprietary contact-free continuous monitoring technology intellectual property (IP) to Hillrom for a cash consideration of $30 million, potential payments based on the achievement of certain commercial milestones, and a portion of Hillrom’s equity investment in EarlySense.… Read More »EarlySense Sells Contact-Free Monitoring IP to Hilron for $30M
Mass General Hospital Doc on MedCity Pivot podcast: In some cases, virtual care is better than in-person care
Dr. Ami Bhatt, a cardiologist at Mass General Hospital, says there are situations in which virtual care alone may work better than in-person care, but it would be a mistake to pit in-person care against virtual care.
What You Should Know: – Care Simple, Epic, and MetroHealth System announced that they have entered into a strategic remote patient monitoring integration partnership. – Under the terms of the agreement, CareSimple will empower the Cleveland, Ohio public health system with simple, patient-friendly RPM solutions… Read More »MetroHealth System, Care Simple, Epic Launch Remote Patient Monitoring Program
What You Should Know: – Concentra recently transitioned their three-year-old Concentra Telemed® offering from Amwell to the eVisit Virtual Care platform. – The eVisit Virtual Care platform is supporting all of Concentra’s telemedicine requirements, including its industry-leading 24/7/365 Concentra Telemed offering and Concentra Telerehab®, conducting… Read More »Concentra Transitions Telemed Offering from Amwell to eVisit Virtual Care Platform
What You Should Know: – Conversa Health raises an additional $8M, expanding its Series B round to $20M for its automated virtual care platform, totaling $34M in funding to date. – The Series B round, first announced at $12 million in June, was co-led by… Read More »Conversa Health Expands Series B to $20M with Additional $8M in Funding
In the face of COVID-19, healthcare witnessed how crises can become the long-awaited push for creativity and innovation that the industry needs. When our healthcare infrastructure’s weaknesses were exposed, telehealth helped to stitch them up, with the number of telehealth claims increasing 8,336% nationally from… Read More »3 Steps to Maintain Telehealth’s Momentum Post-Pandemic
What You Should Know: – UnitedHealthcare is rolling out a virtual primary care plan for employers that will be powered by telehealth platform Amwell, CNBC first reports. – The virtual primary care plan will allow patients access to physicians with low or no co-pays for… Read More »UnitedHealth Rolls Out Employer Virtual Primary Care Plan
Heidi Sveistrup, CEO at Bruyère Research Institute Elza Seregelyi, Director at L-SPARK The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is changing the face of healthcare and has the potential to significantly improve patient access as well as system efficiencies. The adoption of telemedicine, for example, spurred… Read More »IoMT Is Improving Patient Access: We Must Avoid Creating New Barriers
Michael Morgan, CEO of Updox The majority of industries have decreased or eliminated their use of the traditional fax machine over the past decade, including aviation, retail, and even finance. While the healthcare industry is at the forefront of disease research and treatment, however, it… Read More »Transitioning from Traditional to E-Fax: How Healthcare Communications are Transforming Post-COVID
What You Should Know: – Today, CVS Health announced Symphony, a medical alert system designed to keep seniors safe and connected at home. – Symphony consists of a collection of in-home and wearable devices that offer a new at-home experience by connecting a suite of… Read More »CVS Health Launches Senior Medical Alert System, Symphony
What You Should Know: – NRC Health today released its 2021 Healthcare Consumer Trends Report, which surveyed 2 million healthcare consumers against the backdrop of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. – The latest report highlights the major trends that came to light last year, and how… Read More »How COVID-19 Reshaped Healthcare Consumerism & 4 Key Trends to Know for 2021
What You Should Know: – Teladoc Health and Dexcom announced an expanded partnership on a new offering measures the impact of continuous glucose monitoring and real-time health recommendations for people with Type 2 diabetes at no cost. Teladoc Health, Inc., the first and only comprehensive… Read More »Teladoc Health, Dexcom Offers CGM-Powered insights to People with Type 2 Diabetes
What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. launched an AI-powered patient engagement virtual assistant platform to transform omnichannel digital experiences for patients. – Healthcare provider organizations can now deploy a single, common cloud-based platform to support their entire patient journey across engagement channels using… Read More »Nuance Launches AI-Powered Patient Engagement Virtual Assistant Platform
What You Should Know: – Conversa Health’s COVID-19 programs now include patient monitoring pre- and post-vaccination, education on vaccines, and appointment reminders. – Healthcare workers at UCHealth in Colorado are receiving 24/7 monitoring of vital signs two days before and seven days after receiving their… Read More »UCHealth Taps Conversa Health to Track COVID-19 Vaccine Effects on Frontline Healthcare Workers
Dr. Paul Hain, Chief Medical Officer of GoHealth Telehealth is Here to Stay in 2021 Prior to the pandemic, telehealth was a limited ad-hoc service with geographic and provider restrictions. However, with both the pandemic restrictions on face to face interactions and a relaxation of… Read More »12 Telehealth & Virtual Care Predictions and Trends for 2021 Roundup
The pandemic has shed light on inefficiencies in healthcare systems, and provided an opportunity to adjust how we manage care in the future. Jennifer Haas, executive vice president of Noteworth, shares her 2021 predictions surrounding the future of telehealth and big data. Healthcare providers are… Read More »How Big Data will accelerate the future of digital medicine in 2021
Teladoc Health and Livongo Merge The combination of Teladoc Health and Livongo creates a global leader in consumer-centered virtual care. The combined company is positioned to execute quantified opportunities to drive revenue synergies of $100 million by the end of the second year following the… Read More »2020’s Top 20 Digital Health M&A Deals Totaled $50B
As we close out the year, we asked several healthcare executives to share their predictions and trends for 2021. Kimberly Powell, Vice President & General Manager, NVIDIA Healthcare Federated Learning: The clinical community will increase their use of federated learning approaches to build robust AI models across various… Read More »30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021
What You Should Know: – Service commerce platform EverCommerce acquires Dublin, OH-based Updox, a healthcare communication platform for in-person and virtual care. – The acquisition expands EverCommerce’s health services portfolio and enables the companies to further their shared goal of simplifying the business of healthcare… Read More »M&A: EverCommerce Acquires Healthcare Communication Platform Updox
As a result of rapid consolidation, the 10 biggest health systems controlled 24% of market share based on patient revenue by 2018. The trend is expected to continue through the next decade, with health systems facing growing financial pressures and an increase in demand for… Read More »Financial strain, new modes of care delivery to drive provider consolidation through 2030
What You Should Know: – With ICU beds near capacity across the United States, GE Healthcare announced a strategic partnership with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) that will allow OHSU to oversee and help provide care to ICU patients across eight hospital sites via… Read More »OHSU to Deploy Virtual ICU Across 8 Sites to Extend Care to Patients in Rural Communities
What You Should Know: – Cerner Corporation today announced with Xealth new centralized digital ordering and monitoring for health systems, starting with Banner Health, to foster digital innovation. – Health systems can prescribe digital therapeutics, smartphones, and internet apps directly within the EHR to address… Read More »Cerner, Banner Health, Xealth Partner to Simplify How Clinicians Prescribe Digital Health
What You Should Know: – Cityblock Health, a transformative, value-based healthcare provider focused on improving healthcare outcomes for marginalized communities, today announced a $160M Series C round, bringing its total raised to $300M. – Cityblock is a care delivery trailblazer working to right the injustices… Read More »Cityblock Health Reaches $1B Valuation, Raises $160M to Address Systemic Healthcare Inequity
What You Should Know: – Elation Health, which provides an easy-to-use and affordable clinical technology platform for more than 7 million independent primary care clinicians serving 14M+ patients – including an EHR raises $40M in Series C funding from Al Gore’s sustainable investment firm, Generation… Read More »Elation Health Nabs $40M for Clinical-First Solution to Power Independent Primary Care
Powered by Doctor on Demand, ArcBest Rolls Out Virtual Primary Care Health Plan to its 13k Employees
What You Should Know: – Publicly traded logistics company ArcBest announced its deal with Doctor On Demand to introduce its virtual-first health plan to its 13,000 employees, who are largely “essential workers” as long-haul truckers. – Employees appreciated the convenience and safety of 24/7 virtual… Read More »Powered by Doctor on Demand, ArcBest Rolls Out Virtual Primary Care Health Plan to its 13k Employees
What You Should Know: – Virtual maternity care platform Babyscripts announced a new round of investments from Banner Health, CU Healthcare Innovation Fund, The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network, and WellSpan Health – Using internet-connected devices for remote monitoring, Babyscripts offers risk-specific… Read More »Banner Health, WellSpan, Others Invest in Virtual Maternity Care Platform Babyscripts
Don Godbee Don Godbee, Mobile Solutions Architect at Stratix Don Godbee Telehealth and virtual care are not brand-new phenomena suddenly cobbled together as a rapid response to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the average US patient could be forgiven for thinking that it… Read More »Ensuring Telehealth Providers’ Virtual Care Dollars Make Sense
What You Should Know: – Pear Therapeutics today announced that it has successfully closed an $80 million Series D financing led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. – Pear is the leader in prescription digital therapeutics and the first company to receive FDA authorization for a… Read More »Pear Therapeutics Raises $80M to Advance Prescription Digital Therapeutics
What You Should Know: – Highmark, one of the largest Blues plans, has chosen Lark Health for its chronic disease prevention and management platform. – Members will have access to Lark’s 24/7 AI-based coaching and programs to manage diabetes, hypertension, and prevent chronic conditions. Highmark… Read More »Highmark Taps Lark Health for AI-Driven Chronic Disease Management/Prevention
Shanti Wilson, Consultant, Freed Associates As if 2020 couldn’t be any more challenging for healthcare providers, new federal rules on interoperability and patient access, granting patients direct access to their healthcare data, begin taking effect this November and continue into 2022. These rules, while ultimately beneficial… Read More »5 Steps for Interoperability Excellence for Healthcare Providers
What You Should Know: – According to a new report from Accenture, 2 out of 3 patients are likely to switch to a new healthcare provider if their expectations for managing COVID-19 are not met, including sanitary and safety protocols, access to up-to-date information, and the availability of virtual care options. – Accenture identified four ways to improve the… Read More »4 Actions to Elevate the Patient Experience and Spark Growth
What You Should Know: – Today, MEDITECH announced MEDITECH Cloud Platform—a suite of solutions available to healthcare organizations of all sizes that further extend the possibilities of the Expanse EHR. – This offering includes: Expanse NOW, High Availability SnapShot, and Virtual Care solutions, all created… Read More »MEDITECH Launches New Subscription-Based Cloud Platform Built on Google Cloud
What You Should Know: – Amwell just announced some new offerings Amwell Now, Touchpoint Tablet software, and C500 to help increase doctor-to-patient virtual connections as patient and doctor preferences change in light of the pandemic. – The new solutions (a quick-to-deploy video visit offering, new… Read More »Amwell Launches New Offerings to Increase Doctor-to-Patient Virtual Connectivity
What You Should Know: – The Veterans Health Administration has selected Ontrak in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and Brown University to transform suicide prevention care for veterans. – Leveraging AI developed by a Harvard Medical School professor and the core analytics of the Ontrak… Read More »VHA, Ontrak Launch 3-Year AI Study to Help Prevent Veteran Suicide
Many of the strategies that were on the bottom of the priority list in early 2020 may have moved up, with a new focus on digital enablement and other technological capabilities.
Telehealth leader Teladoc Health today announced it has completed its merger with Livongo in just under three months. Here are things to know about the completion: Under the terms of the merger, Livongo shareholders will receive 0.5920x shares of Teladoc Health plus cash of $11.33… Read More »Teladoc Health Completes Merger with Livongo
What You Should Know: – Fern Health will reveal a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Mass General Hospital where it will inform existing and future digitally-delivered pain management programs through the marriage of AI + predictive analytics with 10 million de-identified Mass General patient records. – MGH… Read More »Fern Health Taps 10M Mass General De-Identified Patient Records for Pain Management
What You Should Know: – Nice Healthcare raises $5M in seed funding to power the next phase of growth of its in-home and virtual primary care services. – Nice contracts directly with employers to provide unlimited access to its service under a transparent and capitated… Read More »Nice Healthcare Nabs $5M to Power ‘Frictionless’ Virtual Primary Care
What You Should Know: – Doctor On Demand and CareLinx, one of the largest professional networks for in-home care, have announced a collaboration to bring in-home virtual care services to CareLinx clients. – At a time when seniors have been encouraged to stay home to… Read More »CareLinx, Doctor on Demand Partner to Bring In-Home Virtual Care to Seniors
Eric Tran, Tulane School of Medicine Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital The COVID-19 virus is ravaging the planet at a scale not seen since the infamous Spanish Flu of the early 1900s, inflicting immense devastation as the U.S. loses more than 200,000 lives and counting.… Read More »Rural Hospital Execs Can Beat COVID-19 By Shifting From Reactive to Proactive Care
What You Should Know: – Priority Health launches its virtual-first coverage option with MyPriority Telehealth PCP plans, using top platform Doctor On Demand. – Members who choose one of the MyPriority Telehealth PCP plans will have a doctor assigned as their primary care physician (PCP)… Read More »Priority Health Launches Telehealth PCP Plans for Members in Michigan
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
What You Should Know: – Babyscripts today announced a commercial partnership with Roche Diagnostics, a division of the world’s largest biotech company and a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. – Roche will partner with Babyscripts on the development of Babyscripts’ remote patient monitoring (RPM) programs to leverage… Read More »Babyscripts Forms Commercial Partnership with Roche to Develop RPM Programs for Pregnancy
What You Should Know: – Today, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina partners with Carrot Inc. and Virta Health to help address two of the largest ongoing health issues facing Americans today – smoking and type 2 diabetes. – Virta and Carrot’s programs… Read More »Blue Cross NC Launches No-Cost Virtual Programs to Quit Smoking and Reverse Diabetes
Kelly Patrick, Principal Analyst at Signify Research Without a doubt 2020 has been a devastating year for many; the impact of COVID-19 on both personal lives and businesses has had long-term consequences. At the end of September, the number of COVID-19 cases fell just short… Read More »The Future of the ICU? How Clinical Decision Support Is Advancing Care
Amwell, a national telehealth leader, released the results of its annual Physician and Consumer Survey. The results show physicians and consumers expect to use telehealth more often following COVID-19 than they did before the pandemic. Telehealth usage is up considerably in 2020, with 22% of consumers… Read More »From Virtual Care to Hybrid Care: COVID-19 and the Future of Healthcare
What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. announced the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is using the Nuance Dragon Medical One speech recognition cloud platform and its mobile app, PowerMic Mobile. – The solution helps VA doctors better document patient care in-person, and now… Read More »Veterans Affairs Expands Telehealth Services Using Nuance Dragon Medical One
98point6 App What You Should Know: – On-demand text-based primary care platform 98point6 raises $118M in Series E funding to further invest in research and development and expand its robust medical practice. – 98point6 offers patients easy access to primary care in the same way… Read More »98point6 Lands $118M to Expand Text-Based Primary Care Platform
What You Should Know: – AI-driven virtual care company, GYANT, has announced its first-to-market COVID-19 vaccine care navigation tool to help health systems anticipate novel patient needs. – GYANT Vaccine deploys as a white-labeled virtual assistant on provider websites, mobile apps, and patient portals, managing… Read More »GYANT Develops First-to-Market COVID-19 Vaccine Care Navigation Tool
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
In previous winters, anyone struck by a sore throat or fever might assume they had flu, and head to bed with a hot drink and some painkillers. This year, the looming specter of COVID-19 could prompt those with flu-like symptoms to seek medical care instead.… Read More »The benefits of online scheduling during a “twindemic”
The question isn’t if telemedicine has a future, but rather how ubiquitous it will be in our healthcare system moving forward.
Health systems should embrace an omni-channel strategy that includes asynchronous virtual visit capabilities to better meet consumer needs, improve provider capacity, and enable more robust virtual care models.
Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. One of the most remarkable impacts of the pandemic has been the speed with which it accelerated telehealth as a mainstream… Read More »A Tipping Point for Care Virtualisation
Roland Therriault, President, InSync Healthcare Solutions Since COVID-19 emerged as a major health threat, virtual care has taken off. As many as 46% of patients reported in late April that they had used telehealth to replace a canceled healthcare visit in 2020, while 48% of… Read More »Getting Beyond the Telehealth ‘Stop-Gap’ Mentality
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
It’s crucial that today’s providers, innovators, and regulators alike continue to push for such tech adoption, driving virtual, continuous care in populations disproportionately affected by disease.
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
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?
Renee Yao, Global Healthcare AI Startups Lead at NVIDIA COVID-19 has put a tremendous burden on hospitals, and the clinicians, nurses, and medical staff who make them run. Many hospitals have suffered financially as they did not anticipate the severity of the disease. The extended… Read More »4 Areas Driving AI Adoption in Hospital Operations and Patient Safety
How the intelligence-based health system will become critical to meet patient needs today and post-Covid-19
To enable greater health access, the healthcare industry must modernize. We need systems rooted in intelligence for a healthier tomorrow.
There will always be a place for face-to-face care, but the shift to virtual care will drive a more intentional and cost-effective use of such in-person interaction.
Dynamic personnel shifts, technology embrace, and significant behavior change will allow for rapid evolution of the healthcare industry and create the opportunity for alliances across the care continuum.
What You Should Know: – Validic launches the newest version of its remote patient monitoring (RPM) offerings, Validic Impact: Rapid Deployment. – This new standalone version of Validic Impact requires no EHR integration and can be used as a fully standalone solution. Validic, a Durham,… Read More »Validic Launches New Remote Patient Monitoring Solution, Requires No EHR Integration
Dr. Kayur Patel, Chief Medical Officer of Proactive MD The impact of the coronavirus crisis is shining a bright light on many of the challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system. So much more than a lack of primary care physicians and hospital beds, the all-hands-on-deck… Read More »The Coronavirus Crisis’ Silent Death Toll: Chronically Ill Patients
Fully-credentialled e-doctors still don’t exist, at least not in their entirety but major elements of the concept have already been deployed in the field, and progress toward a more comprehensive e-doc is well underway.
Once people recognized that the situation would be more than just a transient window, a growing number of healthcare and life sciences organizations took steps to deploy consistent and secure solutions to digitize a wide range of traditionally paper processes.
The rise of digital in the health care ecosystem is also making the consumer experience increasingly fragmented and overly complex.
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
What You Should Know: – Genesis Health System has signed a partnership agreement with Bright.md to offer patients in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois access to its Bright.md’s SmartExam solution. – The new virtual care offering offers an affordable way to get care… Read More »Genesis Health Taps Bright.md to Power New Telehealth Offering
If you just need blood drawn, do you really need to go to a hospital or your local lab? Wouldn’t it be easier on you (and less costly to everyone) if you could just prick your finger at your kitchen table and send in your… Read More »The evolution of healthcare and technology in the ‘hospital of tomorrow’
What You Should Know: – Eden Health raises $25M to give employers and commercial real estate owners and operators the ability to offer medical care on-site, near-site, and virtually. – Eden’s membership model makes high-quality healthcare an affordable benefit for the average employer, with low… Read More »Eden Health Lands $25M to Bring On-Site and Virtual Care To Employers, Commercial Real-Estate
Flare Capital Partner Dan Gebremedhin explains what led the venture capital firm to invest in New York-based Eden Health and lead its recent Series B round.
What You Should Know: – Lumeon, the leader in care pathway orchestration announced it has raised $30M in Series D funding to extend the reach of its Care Pathway Management (CPM) platform. – The platform empowers providers to improve care quality, deliver better outcomes, reduce… Read More »Lumeon Lands $30M to Expand Care Pathway Management Platform
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
What You Should Know: – DreaMed Diabetes, the developer of personalized, AI-based diabetes management solutions, will participate in a clinical study, led by Jaeb Center for Health Research Foundation, to evaluate the efficacy of virtual treatment for diabetes patients. The research is funded by a… Read More »$5M Research Grant Launches to Evaluate Efficacy of Virtual Diabetes Care
Art Papier, MD, CEO and Co-Founder at VisualDx We are facing a global healthcare crisis unlike any in our recent history. Within the span of a few short weeks, we saw our lives and practices drastically change. COVID-19 has fundamentally altered how medical care is… Read More »Improving the Patient Experience by Optimizing Telehealth Through COVID-19 and Beyond
Art Papier, MD, CEO and Co-Founder at VisualDx We are facing a global healthcare crisis unlike any in our recent history. Within the span of a few short weeks, we saw our lives and practices drastically change. COVID-19 has fundamentally altered how medical care is… Read More »Improving the Patient Experience by Optimizing Telehealth Through COVID-19 and Beyond
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
What You Should Know: – Teladoc Health to merge with Livongo for $18.5B in cash and stock to create a powerhouse leader in consumer-centered virtual care. – Teladoc Health shareholders will own approximately 58 percent and existing Livongo shareholders will own approximately 42 percent of… Read More »Teladoc Health and Livongo Merge in $18.5B Deal: 5 Things to Know
What You Should Know: – Imprivata introduces a new framework to help healthcare organizations manage digital identities and support remote/virtual care. – Framework designed to help organizations develop and implement a robust, comprehensive digital identity strategy to address healthcare’s unique security, compliance, and workflow challenges.… Read More »Imprivata Introduces Digital Identity Framework for Healthcare Organizations
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
By JULIA HU Though it will be impossible to overstate the devastation that the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving in its wake, we can also acknowledge that it has pushed humanity to creatively adapt to our new, socially-distanced reality—necessity is the mother of invention, as they… Read More »Quality Virtual Care Is Within Reach – But Only If We Act Now
The first visit can seem daunting for patients, but by offering this advice and treating the virtual visit as an extension of in-person care, it can be an easy and efficient way to conduct an appointment.
Abhinav Shashank, CEO and Co-founder of Innovaccer Inc. COVID-19 has presented healthcare with a challenge like no other, with nearly nine million cases all over the world and over 470,000 lives lost. The speed of the outbreak and the disruption caused by it has created unforeseen… Read More »The Adoption of Telehealth During the Pandemic will Shape Healthcare’s New Normal
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
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
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
Curavi Health, CarePointe, U.S. Health Systems Merge to Form Arkos Health to Power Virtual Care for Seniors
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
What You Should Know: – The COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted the patient care paradigm, and the ripple effects have altered patient behaviors and expectations, requiring a significant change in how life sciences companies engage with and support patients – Accenture surveyed 2700 patients about… Read More »COVID-19 Has Permanently Shifted Patient Behavior Towards Virtual Care
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
Randy Carpenter, SVP of the Executive Advisory Board at HCTec The loss of lives and livelihoods from COVID-19 is almost too much to comprehend. And yet, slowly, conversations are emerging about the positives percolating from the pandemic. It’s human nature to want to look for… Read More »Post COVID-19: 3 Things I Hope Healthcare Won’t Recover From
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
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
Housecalls may not arrive in the form of a horse and buggy, but after experiencing the convenience and value of receiving care on the channel that they prefer and exactly when they need it, consumers will expect this level of care from here on out.
Whether healthcare organizations are ready or not, the era of virtual care has arrived, with telehealth spearheading the change.
By RAY COSTANTINI, MD Imagine three months from now when the predicted ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 is expected to resurge and we’re still without a vaccine. Telehealth has become the entry-point to care, widely adopted by patients both young and old. Now, when an elderly… Read More »Telehealth’s Missing Link: In the Rush to Implement Virtual Care, What Did CMS Leave Out?
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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 industry is changing at a rapid pace. Healthcare providers are scaling virtual consultations and telehealth faster than ever… Read More »Skill up with the HIMSS 2020 Digital Conference
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. In the last few months we have witnessed an unprecedented acceleration in the adoption of telehealth. To keep providers and… Read More »When Virtual Care Becomes the New Normal
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