virtual care

This isn’t another story about burnout: Why empathy fatigue is the worst threat to patient care today

At the beginning of the pandemic, we were celebrated as heroes. Now the heroes are asking for help in addressing this new phenomenon of empathy fatigue. If we fail to ignore this crisis of compassion, patients and clinicians will continue to suffer.

Intel Invests $20M in Biofourmis’ Virtual Care Offerings

What You Should Know: – Biofourmis, a Boston-based global leader in virtual care and digital medicine, today announced that Intel Capital, the strategic investment arm of chipmaker Intel Corporation, has joined its Series D financing in an extension that brings the total funding raised in the round to $320M. – The initial Series D funding …

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Delivering virtual care at scale

Virtual care comes in many forms and the term covers a multitude of use cases and workflows. We find that providers can deliver better remote care, at lower cost, when they standardize on a virtual care platform with the ability to support all core use cases. At Cisco, we’ve taken a full-stack platform approach that …

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How payers are using predictive analytics and virtual care to improve care delivery [Sponsored]

As part of its Envision U.S. Healthcare Summit, Microsoft conducted interviews with executives at Aetna CVS Health and Humana to highlight some of the ways these companies are adapting to consumerization of healthcare.

KLAS Report: State of Virtual Visit Technology in the Middle East

What You Should Know: – The latest KLAS report examines how non-EMR-affiliated virtual visit solutions in the Middle East differ across key metrics (including product usability, implementation and training, and vendor partnership) and also summarizes common EMR vendors and their approaches to virtual visits. – KLAS reports high satisfaction with their virtual visit technology (either …

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Amazon to Acquire One Medical for $3.9B

What You Should Know: Today Amazon and One Medical announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire One Medical. Under terms of the agreement, Amazon will acquire One Medical for $18 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $3.9 billion, including One Medical’s net debt. One Medical Background One Medical is …

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MedCity Pivot podcast: Using virtual-first care to improve the patient and clinician experience [Sponsored]

The Covid-19 pandemic has propelled virtual healthcare into our daily lives, although the quality of that experience varies. But one emerging trend from the scaling of telehealth is virtual-first care, as Wheel CEO and founder Michelle Davey explained.

Zocdoc Launches its First-Ever Public API Platform: Zocdoc for Developers

What You Should Know: – Zocdoc, the leading healthcare marketplace that makes it easy for people to find and book in-person or virtual care across +200 specialties and +12k insurance plans, announced the launch of Zocdoc for Developers, Zocdoc’s first-ever public API platform – The new public API expands Zocdoc’s unique interoperability capabilities beyond its …

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Canvas Medical Raises $24M for EMR & Payments Platform

What You Should Know: – Canvas Medical, the EMR that enables clinicians and developers to power the future of care delivery, has raised $24M in Series B funding led by M13 with participation from Haystack and previous investors Inspired Capital, IA Ventures, Upfront Ventures, and Irongrey. – In addition to this funding, Canvas has achieved …

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6 Success Strategies as CMS Drives More Accountable Care by 2030

Siddharth Thakkar, VP, Product and Marketing at IKS Health For the better part of a decade, the shift toward value-based care in the U.S. has been driven by the establishment of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Working to develop, test and evaluate new payment and delivery models in Medicare, Medicaid and the …

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Leveraging Telemedicine as a Workforce Multiplier for Clinicians

Doug Duskin, CEO, Avel eCare COVID has shown us that telemedicine is effective and easy to use.  But why limit the use of virtual care to public health emergencies? With providers and clinicians under increasing strain from staffing gaps and other issues, telemedicine is a valuable solution. Telemedicine has been a crucial tool in the fight against COVID-19, allowing patients …

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Indegene Partners with Amwell to Customized Digital Patient Engagement

What You Should Know: – Indegene, a technology-led healthcare solutions provider, today announced a partnership with Amwell to facilitate life sciences organizations to connect patients to better quality care and drive better health outcomes. – This partnership will facilitate Indegene to enable life sciences organizations to drive virtual care automation and patient companionship to advance …

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When It Comes to Digital Health, Experience Is Everything

Aniket Singh Rajput, Founder and CEO of Neuroglee Thanks to COVID-19 and numerous other factors, the adoption of digital health technologies used by patients in the home has skyrocketed. Accenture reported in 2021, for example, that remote patient monitoring technology adoption tripled among patients. Whether it is streaming video telehealth appointments with a provider, a …

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Health Net, MedArrive Partner to Bring In-Home COVID-19 Vaccine to At-Risk Medicaid Members

What You Should Know: – One of California’s longest-serving and most-experienced Medi-Cal partners, Health Net (a Centene plan), and virtual care and in-home health services provider MedArrive is collaborating to bring the most vulnerable, at-risk Medicaid members in-home access to COVID-19 vaccinations.  – Eligible Health Net members in the Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Fresno regions who opt into the …

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Walgreens Launches New Clinical Trial Business to Address Access & Diversity

What You Should Know: – Walgreens today announced the launch of its clinical trial business to redefine the patient experience and increase access and retention in sponsor-led drug development research. – Walgreens flexible clinical trial model combines the company’s vast foundation of patient insights, partner-enabled health and technology capabilities and in-person and virtual care options …

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TytoCare & Carilion Clinic Partner to Expand Telehealth Offerings

What You Should Know: – TytoCare has partnered with Carilion Clinic, a not-for-profit health care organization serving Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Southwest Virginia regions. – The integration of TytoCare into Carilion’s current virtual care offerings enhances the health system’s ability to diagnose and treat patients remotely with in-depth, physical examinations during virtual visits. Shortage of Primary Care Physicians in Rural Communities Rural …

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AI for Behavioral Health Gets Boost With Ontrak-Eleos Partnership

What You Should Know: – Eleos Health, a behavioral health tech company and Ontrak Health (NASDAQ: OTRK), a healthcare company are teaming up to integrate their respective  AI platforms to support behavioral health care for Ontrak’s members.– Ontrak specializes in serving the most vulnerable members of the behavioral health population who would otherwise fall through …

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Is Telehealth Healthcare’s Biggest Cyber Threat?

Mike Wilkes, Chief Information Security Officer, SecurityScorecard It’s time to get used to seeing your doctor from a digital screen, as virtual care is projected to expand well into the future. And while telehealth technology has proven to be highly beneficial in supporting the shift to virtual healthcare, it has also introduced a host of …

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Is It Finally Time for Hospital-at-Home or is Time Up?

Karen Conway, VP of Healthcare Value, Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) All the signs point to a bright and expansive future for hospital-at-home programs, which have been growing steadily since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) created the Acute Hospital at Home waiver program in November 2020. As of March, nearly 100 health systems and …

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CVS Health Launches New Virtual Primary Care Platform

What You Should Know: – CVS Health launches of its new Virtual Primary Care solution on a single digital platform for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. – The new offering, which is being sold to Aetna fully-insured, self-insured plan sponsors, and CVS Caremark clients now, will become effective for eligible Aetna members starting January 1, 2023, and for eligible …

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Amwell Launches Comprehensive Behavioral Health Program

What You Should Know: – Digital care delivery company Amwell launches Amwell Comprehensive Behavioral Health Program, an evidence-based, comprehensive and scalable behavioral health solution that can be tailored to meet specific population needs across the full spectrum of care. – Designed to address the growing mental health crisis, the Amwell program enables payers and providers …

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Delivering Patient-Centered Care Means Decluttering the Digital Health Landscape

Simon Mathews, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Pager Digital health companies (DHCs) and their solutions continue to grow at a rapid pace. This is in part being fueled by the record funding for DHCs, with over $29 billion for US-based companies in 2021 alone. As a result, patients are inundated with solutions from every direction – …

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Digital Documentation: How PDFs Can Help Providers Expedite Care

Deboshree Sarkar, Product Marketing Manager, PDF Editor Product line at Foxit We live in an increasingly digital world. Across industries, companies and consumers have come to rely on the rapid exchange of digital information. Healthcare, however, has been an outlier in this regard. While the healthcare digital transformation has been in play for years, it’s …

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Handspring Launches with $6.2M to Solve Mental Health Access for Kids

What You Should Know: Handspring , a Newark, NJ-based startup building a vertically-integrated and omnichannel behavioral health center for children and families that includes both virtual care and modern clinics. Today, the company has announced its official launch in New Jersey to provide quality care to more families and children. Handspring has closed a $6.2M seed round …

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Coping with Crises: Using Telemedicine to Deliver Effective Virtual Critical Care

Lisa Lindgren, Senior Vice President at Avel eCare The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that telemedicine is essential for keeping the healthcare system running during a crisis. How can virtual critical care keep improving to help providers manage future emergency events? In early 2020, as the nation’s healthcare system almost buckled under the weight of the …

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Mental Health Awareness is Everywhere. Why Shouldn’t Virtual Care Be Standard?

Geoffrey Boyce, CEO of Array Behavioral Care  May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which for years has been a platform to increase understanding about mental illness and advocate for better mental health care. Now more than ever, you don’t have to look too hard to see that mental health is a daily fixture in the national conversation. …

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TytoCare’s on-demand medical exam capabilities finds use in your home and in the Russian war in Ukraine

The pandemic boosted telehealth adoption but companies like TytoCare want to transform the humble video visit by smart devices that patients can use to provide actual health data to physicians. The same tools are being used to help evaluate refugees and others in the Russian war against Ukraine.

Biofourmis Secures $300M to Expand Virtual Care Offerings

Kuldeep Singh Rajput, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Biofourmis What You Should Know: – Biofourmis, a global leader in virtual care and digital medicine raises $300 million in Series D investment led by leading global growth equity firm General Atlantic. CVS Health and existing investors also participated in the round, – Biofourmis also announced that …

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BCBS of Michigan Launches Joint Venture with Honest Medical Group

What You Should Know: – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) today announced a joint venture with Nashville-based Honest Medical Group to offer physicians comprehensive operational, clinical, and financial support for shared accountability Medicare contracts. – The joint venture is the first of its kind for BCBSM and aligns with the organization’s continued expansion of Blueprint for Affordability, its member-focused, …

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The rise of virtual-first care: How it could drive cost savings and improve patient outcomes [Sponsored]

In a webinar sponsored by Wheel, health tech executives will explore how telehealth is increasingly becoming the first point of interaction between patients and providers and the potential for hybrid care models to improve the patient experience, health outcomes, and deliver cost savings.

Northwell Health Selects Teladoc Health to Improve Virtual Care Across Enterprise

What You Should Know: – Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider has signed a partnership agreement with virtual care provider Teladoc Health to deliver connected virtual care and expand care delivery to patients both inside and outside the four walls of the health system. The new enterprise strategy will leverage Teladoc Health’s collaboration with Microsoft, improving clinical teamwork …

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Here’s what primary care will look like in the future

Primary care providers will function as the hub in a personalized care ecosystem, with the patient at the center. To accomplish this, they’ll not only see patients in person but will engage them virtually as well, while also accessing more data to improve outcomes.

At-Home Testing is the Future, but Lab APIs are Stuck in the Past

David Stein, CEO of Ash Wellness The rise of telemedicine and virtual care options have primed at-home testing to make a significant impact on the future of healthcare. 70% of today’s medical decisions depend on laboratory test results, but lagging lab APIs hinder the widespread launch of remote diagnostics.  Since the start of the COVID-19 …

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Why Digital Transformation is Imperative to Combat Healthcare’s Labor Crisis

Juan Pablo Segura, Co-founder of Babyscripts As the coronavirus pandemic first spread across the globe, health systems turned to technology and virtual care while focusing their efforts on COVID-19 and its consequences. Physicians deployed digital tools to keep the worried well out of hospitals, to keep beds open for COVID-19 patients, and to support and …

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MemorialCare Taps TytoCare to Offer Virtual Exam Kits for Enhanced Telehealth

What You Should Know: – TytoCare, a provider of AI-powered, on-demand, remote medical exams has inked a partnership with MemorialCare, a health system in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, to bring patients diverse telehealth options and allow them to pursue comprehensive primary care options from home. – The integration of the TytoCare solution into MemorialCare’s current telehealth appointments enhances the health system’s ability to diagnose and treat patients through …

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Powered by Biofourmis, Blessing Health System Partners Launches Home Hospital Services

What You Should Know: – Blessing Health System, an integrated rural health system selects Biofourmis, a virtual care and digital therapeutics provider to launch its own home hospital services. – As part of the selection, Biofourmis is supporting the health system with its turnkey, end-to-end, home hospital solution for participation in the Rural Home Hospital project.  Delivering Acute-Level …

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The Need and Value for Connected Virtual Care

Dr. Shayan Vyas, SVP and Medical Director of Hospitals and Health Systems at Teladoc Health Patients today have more options than ever for accessing care outside of their traditional health systems and physician practices. While access to care has no doubt improved, the addition of new channels has  created new problems and exacerbated longstanding ones, …

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UHG’s Optum Acquires Home Health Business LHC Group for $5.4B

What You Should Know: – UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum has agreed to acquire LHC Group, a national patient-focused provider of high-quality in-home health care services for $5.4 billion ($170 per share).       – The acquisition will further strengthen their shared ability to advance value-based care, especially in the comfort of a patient’s own home. …

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Hims & Hers & Carbon Health Partner to Expand Care Options for California Customers

What You Should Know: – Hims & Hers & Carbon Health partnership adds the seventh U.S. state to the Hims & Hers provider network, which enables seamless care for a wide range of conditions. – Collaboration advances Hims & Hers efforts to transform healthcare by adding another high-quality provider to its growing network of provider …

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Why Telemedicine Isn’t A Temporary Fix — It’s The Future

Doug McDonald, Director of Technology in the Office of the CTO at Extreme Networks In March 2020, many office workers packed up their bags under the mandate of their employers, assuming they’d be working from home for a few weeks so the coronavirus could “blow over.” Fast-forward two years: many of those same employees have …

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LCMC Health Delivers Remote Pregnancy Care to More Than 1,200 Mothers Through Babyscripts

What You Should Know: – Babyscripts, a virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, announced a one-year partnership with LCMC Health, a New Orleans-based, non-profit health system.  – The partnership has provided more than 1,200 mothers with equitable access to care through the Babyscripts virtual maternity care platform and has been shown to increase patient compliance to important maternal care guidelines. LCMC Health Delivers …

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What The Finance Industry Can Teach Healthcare About Digital Transformation

Mike Serbinis, Co-Founder and CEO of League The COVID-19 pandemic feels like a once-in-a-lifetime event for those of us involved in healthcare, but the patterns of how the crisis affected our industry feel familiar. Stop me if you have heard this before: incumbent players in a broad industry made very slow and fragmented technological advances …

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TimeDoc Health Secures $48.5M to Scale Virtual Care Management Platform

What You Should Know: – TimeDoc Health, a Chicago-based provider of virtual care management activation, today announced it has closed a $48.5M Series B round led by Aldrich Capital Partners. – Founded in 2015, TimeDoc Health partners with PCPs and healthcare organizations to automate record-keeping for clinician/patient interactions (in-person and virtual), sending the reports to …

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Teladoc Health Launches Virtual Care Transformation Model for Employers

What You Should Know: – Today Teladoc Health announced a first-of-its-kind Virtual Care Transformation Model for employers. – The model offers a comprehensive roadmap to move virtual care forward based on an organization’s resources, priorities and goals.  Virtual Care Transformation Model: Roadmap to Evolve Virtual Healthcare Benefits Recent data shows that 80% of large employers believe virtual care …

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HIMSS22 Day 2 Roundup: Google Partners with MEDITECH, Microsoft’s Health Cloud Strategy Expansions

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Activity OptimizeRx Acquires EvinceMed, a Specialty Drug Prescription Initiation Platform OptimizeRx, a provider of point-of-care technology solutions helping patients start and stay on therapy announced a definitive agreement to acquire the EvinceMed platform and related assets. EvinceMed is a provider in delivering end-to-end automation for specialty pharmaceutical transactions. The acquisition includes …

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Amwell CEO at ViVE: Health providers, not consumers, will drive telehealth adoption

In a sit-down interview, Roy Schoenberg said the fixation on consumer behavior around telehealth misses the bigger story. He thinks provider adoption and integration of telehealth will drive greater use, setting Amwell apart from direct-to-consumer telehealth providers like Teladoc.

LG and Amwell Partner Co-Develop Digital Health Service Solutions

What You Should Know: – LG announced its partnership to Amwell to expand the boundaries of virtual care. By combining LG’s broad innovation portfolio with Amwell’s deep digital health care experience, the two companies plan to jointly develop new device-based service solutions designed to make it easier for patients to access care, whether in a hospital …

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Bamboo Health & Bicycle Health Partner to Enhance Telehealth Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

What You Should Know: – Bamboo Health today announced an expanded partnership with Bicycle Health to enhance care collaboration for treating opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, ahead of their upcoming participation at ViVE and HIMSS. – Bicycle Health will leverage the company’s Pings™ and Spotlights™ solutions for real-time insights into the emergency department (ED) and acute inpatient care utilization for …

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Teladoc, Amazon partnering to offer voice-activated virtual care

Customers will be able to access Teladoc on Alexa for 24/7 non-emergency general medical care through certain smart speakers, including Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show. The partnership is evidence of a broader shift in healthcare where companies that otherwise compete are finding opportunities to collaborate.

Teladoc Health and Amazon Team Up to Launch Teladoc on Alexa

What You Should Know: – Whole-person virtual care provider Teladoc Health, today announced a first of its kind experience with Amazon Alexa with the launch of voice-activated general medical virtual care on supported Echo devices. – Customers in the U.S. will now be able to connect with a Teladoc care provider 24/7 from supported Echo …

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Report finds telehealth use lags. Can providers make it more attractive to patients?

Nearly two years into the pandemic, only about 1 in 4 Americans, less than 26%, have used telehealth, according to Trilliant Health’s 2022 Telehealth Trends Report. Getting past the industry hype, a deeper analysis of the marketplace shows the universal appeal isn’t there; but there’s still demand for it.

Current Health and Zoom Partner to Enable Equitable Care in the Home

What You Should Know: – Current Health – a care-at-home technology platform that was recently acquired by Best Buy – announced a new integration with Zoom, which will allow patients to more easily connect with their care teams, regardless of bandwidth connectivity or language barriers. – As part of the partnership, Zoom will provide Current …

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Omada Health Raises $192M to Expand Digital Therapeutics for Chronic Disease

What You Should Know: – Omada Health, a chronic care integrated healthcare provider, today announced its $192M in Series E funding round led by Fidelity Management & Research Company with participation from aMoon, existing investors Perceptive Advisors, Wellington Management, Civilization Ventures, and others. – Omada Health will utilize the funding to accelerate hiring at all …

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Story Health Secures $22.6M for AI-Driven Virtual Specialty Care Platform Across Cardiology

What You Should Know: – Story Health, a health technology and services company that extends specialty care into patient’s homes raises $22.6M in Series A funding co-led by Northpond Ventures and B Capital Group. The round also included participation from new investor LRVHealth and existing investors Define Ventures and General Catalyst, bringing the company’s total …

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TytoCare, Alice Partner to Expand Telehealth Offerings in Brazil

What You Should Know: – Today, TytoCare has partnered with Alice, Brazil’s first primary care-driven health insurance plan, to expand Alice’s telehealth offerings with at-home medical examinations. – The partnership will mark the first implementation of TytoCare in Brazil. Through the partnership, Alice is offering its members the TytoCare device, enabling seamless digital diagnostics for its members while enabling physicians to offer clinic-quality virtual care. Enable Physicians to …

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Validations are piling up on the efficacy of digital health tools to combat chronic disease

The latest piece of evidence comes from Included Health, which found that its telehealth platform helped lower the blood pressure of patients with hypertension over a 12-month period during the pandemic. The peer-reviewed study was published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

BREAKING: Thirty Madison and Nurx Merge, CEO Steve Gutentag Takes Us Inside

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Thirty Madison and Nurx are merging and here’s what Steve Gutentag, CEO of Thirty Madison and the soon-to-be-combined entity, is saying about the deal! This is a merger of two well-funded, direct-to-consumer, virtual-care-plus-pharmacy startups that deliver specialty and expert care and prescription drugs to a combined 750,000 active patients, with …

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Beyond the virtual visit: Delivering on the opportunity of distributed care

Prioritizing convenience while also maintaining valuable relationships between patients and healthcare teams is at the heart of the digital transformation of healthcare, and will help convert the trend of virtual care into something altogether more sophisticated: “distributed care,” where everything can be done digitally — and much of it at home.

Summus Global Secures $22M for Virtual Specialist Platform

What You Should Know: – Summus Global, a NYC-based virtual specialist platform, announced today the completion of a strategic investment round of $22 million, led by Danaher Corporation’s Co-founder and Executive Committee Chairman Mitchell Rales and the Glenstone Foundation. – The funding follows a previous Series B funding round in 2021 by Sator Grove Holdings, …

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Interview & Deep Dive into Summus Global

Summus Global is company with a very interesting model that gives a glimpse about the future of virtual care. It delivers online specialty care and much more to employers. You might think that means it is in the second opinion space, or in the care navigation space. And you’d be right, but not completely right. …

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Wheel Raises $150M to Expand White-Labeled Virtual Care Services

What You Should Know: – Wheel, an Austin, TX-based provider of white-labeled virtual care services and support announced a $150M series C funding round, co-led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Tiger Global, bringing its total funding to $216 million to date. The round also included participation from new investors Coatue and Salesforce Ventures along with …

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Unique Factors to Consider When Selecting Enterprise Data Platforms for Virtual Healthcare Apps

Jiang Li, Founder and CEO of Vivalink Developing virtual healthcare solutions is a daunting task. As a healthcare technology solution provider targeting the remote care market, you’re required to have both the clinical and the technological expertise needed to design, build and integrate a complete solution that can address the challenges with virtual patient care …

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Truepill Launches End-to-End COVID-19 Virtual Care Platform

What You Should Know: Truepill launches its end-to-end COVID-19 virtual care platform to provide convenient online care for COVID-19 alongside the rapid delivery of antiviral medication. Truepill, the digital health platform connecting telehealth, diagnostics, and pharmacy to transform consumer healthcare, today announced plans for a first-of-its-kind COVID-19 virtual care platform. This end-to-end solution will enable Truepill customers …

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Femtech Startup Babyscripts Secures Additional $7.5M for Virtual Maternity Care Solution

What You Should Know: – Femtech startup Babyscripts, the leading virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, has announced an additional $7.5M has been raised during the second close of their Series B funding round. – Investments from Cigna Ventures, Texas Medical Center Venture Fund and Atlantic Health System brings the Series B raise to $19M to date. Babyscripts has raised …

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A preview of MedCity INVEST 2022: A return to in-person conferences

INVEST, scheduled for March 28-30, 2022 in Chicago, marks a return to in-person events for MedCity News. The conference, held in partnership with Mid-America Healthcare Investors Network, will spotlight healthcare innovation, investment trends, and share insights from healthcare executives.

Decentralized Clinical Research Will Be A Paradigm-Shifting Trend

Zeenia Framroze, Director of Strategy and Business Operations at Sharecare The field of clinical research is on the precipice of change, and for good reason. Traditional clinical trials and processes are primarily confined to sterile, isolated clinical settings that are often narrow in scope and provider-centric. Researchers of tomorrow, however, already are identifying accurate and …

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Trustmark Health Benefits. Teladoc Launches Virtual-First Health Plan Services

What You Should Know: – Trustmark Health Benefits, Inc. today announced the launch of their first virtual-first health plan design in partnership with Teladoc Health. – Powered by Teladoc Health’s primary care service, Primary360, the virtual care offering is specifically designed to address persistent challenges in cost and access to high-quality healthcare for millions of consumers, especially those who do not have an ongoing relationship with a primary …

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NorthShore Integrates with TytoCare to Expand Telehealth Offerings

What You Should Know: – NorthShore University HealthSystem, today announced a new partnership with on-demand, remote medical exam provider TytoCare to expand its telehealth offerings. In May 2021, NorthShore launched an initial pilot with over 280 NorthShore employees that offered them Immediate Care with the TytoCare device and platform. The pilot exceeded target goals and …

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4 Best Practices to Foster Virtual Care Transformation for Providers

Telehealth’s meteoric rise began just as the pandemic took off, and all indications suggest it’s here to stay. States that were once unwilling to reimburse for virtual visits are now onboard. Some have even passed parity legislation requiring insurers to reimburse equally for in-person visits and virtual visits. So why, with all that momentum behind telehealth, …

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HLTH21: UnitedHealthcare Launches Virtual-First Health Plan, NavigateNOW

What You Should Know:  – UnitedHealthcare today announced the launch of a new virtual-first health plan called NavigateNOW designed to provide people with a personalized virtual care team to provide medical and behavioral health services with a seamless hand-off for in-person treatment if needed   – Through this new health plan, eligible UnitedHealthcare members will be …

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Oshi Health Secures $23M to Expand Virtual Gastrointestinal Care

What You Should Know:  – Oshi Health, a virtual specialty care company transforming gastrointestinal (GI) health outcomes and economics, today announced it has secured $23M in Series A funding. The round was co-led by Flare Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Frist Cressey Ventures with a strategic investment from CVS Health Ventures.  Takeda Digital Ventures, …

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Babyscripts, NUVO Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Remote Pregnancy Care Solution

What You Should Know:  – Babyscripts, a virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, today announced a strategic partnership with Nuvo Group, a femtech startup commercializing INVU by Nuvo™, an FDA-cleared, remote fetal monitoring and management platform. InVU by Nuvo features a user-friendly wearable sensor band that gives physicians an inside look into the womb, remotely …

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Virtual care is here to stay, but providers need to make the experience more seamless

At a recent panel discussion, healthcare executives agreed that telehealth will remain an important part of care delivery post-pandemic, so now is the time for providers to figure out how best to incorporate these services alongside in-person care. Actionable data will prove to be a key resource for providers as they tweak their strategies.

4 Best Practices to Deliver Virtual Palliative Care for Providers

Michael Fratkin, MD, FAAHPM, Chief Medical Officer at Vynca More and more people are living with serious illnesses such as cancer, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and liver disease. The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) reports that 60 percent of U.S. adults have a chronic disease, which is the …

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Pager Secures $70M to Expand Virtual Care Navigation & Journey Platform

What You Should Know: – Pager, a New York City-based virtual care navigation and collaboration platform, today announced it has raised $70 million as part of an equity and debt financing round led by Susquehanna Private Equity Investments and included new and existing financial and strategic investors, including an affiliate of Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., …

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eVisit Nabs $45 Million to Scale Virtual Care Platform

What You Should Know: – eVisit, a Phoenix-based virtual care platform for large healthcare providers, today announced that it has closed a $45M in Series B financing round led by the Growth Equity business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs), with participation from Texas Health Resources, Tom Burton and Steve Barlow (Co-founders of Health …

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Alpha Medical Lands $24M for Women’s Virtual Primary Care Platform

What You Should Know: – Femtech company Alpha Medical, today announced it has raised $24M in Series B funding to expand its market share in women’s virtual primary care. Alpha Medical recognizes that women’s healthcare needs reshaping to include reproductive health, primary and urgent care, and mental health services. – Alpha Medical leverages a unique …

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9am.health Launches Virtual Diabetes Clinic, Raises $3.7M

What You Should Know: –  9am.health, a new San Diego, CA-based virtual diabetes clinic delivering personalized, affordable and kind care directly to consumers, today announced the launch of its unique virtual care platform, which provides comprehensive, affordable and compassionate care to people living with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. In addition, the company also announced …

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Clinicians Believe Telehealth Will Make Up Majority of Future Patient Care, Report Finds

What You Should Know: – 76% of patient-facing clinicians believe telehealth will make up a majority of patient care in the near future, according to key findings from Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) first-ever multi-country Future of Healthcare” Survey.  The new report not only found healthcare clinicians and IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) optimistic about the future …

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Telehealth: Short-Term Fad or Key to Improving Access to Affordable Healthcare?

Stephanie Jamison, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Greenway Health While telehealth offerings have always held great promise, prior to 2020, their success was sometimes hindered by provider hesitation to adopt the technology, consumer reluctance to using virtual care, and a reimbursement methodology that did not value the investments required by providers or the positive impact on …

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We’re not out of the COVID woods yet. But what we’ve already learned is going to save millions of lives.

Covid-19 exposed serious weaknesses in the American healthcare system, and has taken an unfortunate personal and economic toll on the entire world. But in the end, I do believe that our healthcare system will emerge more accessible, affordable, and effective

DotCom Therapy snags $13M to expand pediatric teletherapy services

The company, which partners with health systems and schools to provide virtual therapy services for kids, will use the Series A funds to expand. The round was led by New Capital Partners, with participation from LRVHealth and OSF Ventures.

Startup Neuroglee raises $10m for virtual neurology clinics

A digital health company focusing on neurodegenerative disorders – Neuroglee Therapeutics – has raised $10 million in first-round funding to roll out a virtual neurology clinics for people with cognitive problems caused by dementia. The Singapore startup, which is partnering with the Mayo Clinic on the clinics, said the cash injection will also go towards …

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Report: 60% of top 20 US hospitals do not offer online scheduling for new patients

Not only do a majority of the top 20 hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings not offer online scheduling, but about 65% also do not provide new patients the option to schedule a virtual visit online, despite strong consumer preference for digital access to healthcare.

Solv Raises $45M to Expand Same-Day Appts & Virtual Care Options Nationwide

What You Should Know: – Solv (Solv Health),  a San Francisco, CA-based national network of healthcare providers making same-day and next-day healthcare accessible to anyone, announced it has raised $45M in Series C funding led by Acrew Capital and Corner Ventures. The Series C round also included participation from prior investors Greylock Partners and Benchmark …

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Connect America Acquires Remote Patient Monitoring Platform 100Plus

What You Should Know: – Connect America LLC, a provider of digital health and connected care for seniors and vulnerable populations, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100Plus, the remote patient monitoring (RPM) platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI).  – Connect America, a portfolio company of Detroit-based Rockbridge Growth Equity, is …

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Femtech: Babyscripts Partners with Privia Health for Remote Pregnancy Care

What You Should Know: – Privia Health, a national physician enablement company that collaborates with medical groups, health plans and health systems, has teamed up with Babyscripts, the leading virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, to provide the Babyscripts platform to their providers, enabling physicians with Privia Women’s Health to deliver cutting-edge remote care to …

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Virtual Health Clinic for Women & Families Maven Reaches $1B Valuation

What You Should Know: – Maven, a New York City-based virtual health clinic for women and families announced it has raised $110M in Series D funding co-led by Dragoneer Investment Group and Lux Capital, with participation from BOND and existing investors Sequoia, Oak HC/FT, and Icon Ventures. Maven also welcomed Oprah Winfrey as an investor …

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Prisma Health Taps TytoCare to Expand its Telehealth Offerings

What You Should Know: – TytoCare has partnered with Prisma Health, the largest healthcare system in South Carolina, to expand its telehealth offerings. – The integration of TytoCare into Prisma Health’s current virtual care offering will allow the health system to diagnose and treat patients remotely with in-depth, physical examinations during video visits. Prisma Health …

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Cadence launches with $41M, strikes partnership with LifePoint Health

The company offers a remote patient monitoring platform that enables clinicians to not only monitor patients at home but also provide personalized feedback via texts and video visits. The platform will be deployed at LifePoint Health facilities and used to deliver remote care to more than 100,000 patients.

Amwell Acquires Conversa Health & SilverCloud Health – M&A

What You Should Know: – Amwell®, a telehealth leader, today announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire SilverCloud Health, a leading digital mental health platform, and Conversa Health, a leader in automated virtual healthcare. – By adding the technology of these two companies to its virtual care platform, Amwell is greatly enhancing the …

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Why Virtual Care is Key to Health Systems Long-Term Business Strategy

Catherine Murphy, Chief Operating Officer at Zipnosis Over the past year, the shortcomings and gaps in healthcare have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The patient and provider experience (and their respective preferences) in care delivery have been no exception to the industry’s shortcomings.  Providers and patients are looking for more convenient, efficient solutions to …

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When Virtual Goes Viral: Post-Covid Software Trends for Small Physician Practices

Stephen H. Dart, VP of Engineering at AdvancedMD After the great telehealth rush of 2020, healthcare providers who could offer HIPAA-compliant services while also being able to access their patients’ complete healthcare information remotely, came out ahead of the game. The practices that continued operating their organizations in a way that met the healthcare needs …

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Post-COVID Telehealth in Europe: What Works for Primary Care? – Analysis

The European primary care telehealth market has been transformed since the outbreak of COVID-19 more than 15 months ago. But which countries have developed an ecosystem that is primed for long-term growth that will bring value and improved processes to both healthcare providers and patients? A key starting point is to define the vendors that …

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Brightline Secures $72M to Expand Pediatric Behavioral Health Solution Nationally

What You Should Know: – Brightline, a virtual pediatric behavioral health solution announces, today announced it has raised $72M in Series B funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from new investors Optum Ventures, 7wireVentures, and Gaingels, the leading venture investment syndicate in support of diversity and representing the LGBTQ community and allies. …

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MAP Health Management Acquires Behavioral Health Provider CARMAhealth – M&A

What You Should Know: –  MAP Health Management, LLC., a provider of virtual peer support services announced the acquisition of CARMAhealth (CARMA), a primary care and behavioral health management service organization to expand its capabilities to virtual and in-person primary medical and behavioral healthcare. – The acquisition will enable MAP to leverage its peer-led support …

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Health systems’ telehealth strategies shifting as pandemic winds down

The new normal of care delivery will almost certainly involve telehealth. But health systems’ strategy for telehealth moving forward is shifting, with some looking to redesign care delivery and others focusing on filling in gaps in patient experience.

Vynca Acquires Virtual Palliative Care Provider ResolutionCare – M&A

What You Should Know: –  Vynca, a national leader in advance care planning, today announced the acquisition of  ResolutionCare, a California-based innovator and provider of home-based palliative care and telemedicine. – With the acquisition of ResolutionCare’s comprehensive board-certified, physician-led palliative care model, Vynca is well-positioned to expand its support services to the seriously ill, which aligns well with its …

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Wheel Secures $50M for White-Labeled Virtual Care Platform

Wheel is Powering the Virtual Care Industry from Wheel on Vimeo. What You Should Know: – Wheel, a Austin, TX-based virtual care company, today announced a $50M series B round led by Lightspeed Ventures with participation from existing investors CRV, Silverton Partners, Tusk Venture Partners and J.P. Morgan. The round brings its total funding to …

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A Promising New Post-COVID World of Virtual Care

Josh Weiner, CEO of SR Health at Solutionreach It’s a striking contrast to look at the world as it now in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to what life was like prior to March 2020. To pre-pandemic eyes, it may even seem like an unrecognizable alien landscape with people everywhere donning facemasks, limited …

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Patient Experience 2.0: A Shift in Priorities Defined by A Year of the Pandemic

Tim Dybvig, SVP of Patient Engagement at Experity The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the healthcare continuum within the past year, creating many roadblocks in the path towards high-quality care delivery. Amid these challenges, we have witnessed a significant shift in patient wants and needs, in addition to heightened demand for accessible, convenient clinical care. Notably, …

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Memora Health Raises $10.5M for Virtual Care Delivery Platform, Backed by Andreessen Horowitz

– Memora Health, a San Francisco, CA-based virtual care delivery platform led by 24-year-old Manav Sevak announced a $10.5M round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Additional investors including AlleyCorp, Martin Ventures, Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s Thirty Five Ventures, Sachin Jain, Operator Partners, Edward Elmhurst Health, B Capital, and Aaron Szekel also participated. – Manav was inspired to start the …

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Survey: 42% of Americans may not go back to in-person care this year

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 vaccine rollout, a significant percentage of Americans say they are planning to delay care in 2021 or are unsure about in-person care, a new survey shows. Virtual visit options, insurance coverage and clear information on Covid-19 safety protocols are some of the factors that will drive provider selection this year.

Vida Health Raises $110M to Expand Personalized Virtual Care Platform for Mental & Physical Health

What You Should Know:      – Vida Health, a personalized virtual care platform for physical and behavioral health, today announced it has raised $110M led by General Atlantic and global insurance giants Centene, and AXA Venture Partners. Returning investors include Ally Bridge Group, Yahoo founder Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Canvas Ventures, Guidewell, NGP Capital, and Workday Ventures. – …

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Covid-19 and chronic disease: A spotlight and a stoplight 

Covid-19 has demonstrated the grave need for us to invest in chronic disease prevention and support by building stronger, deeper relationships with patients and families, and by focusing more on the environmental, social, and psychological factors that lead to chronic disease and impact long-term disease management.

Amwell Integrates Biobeat’s Wearable RPM Devices with Virtual Care Platform

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 their mobile phones via Biobeat’s AI-powered, automated real-time early warning …

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Accolade Acquires Virtual Primary Care Platform PlushCare for $450M

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 million in Accolade common stock, and up to an additional $70 …

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Q1 2021 Health IT/Digital Health PC/VE, M&A, IPOs/ SPACs Activity

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 course of the quarter, we observed $7 billion in private …

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Why the Digital-First, Patient-Centered Care is Critical to Healthcare

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 help of agile, flexible technology, healthcare has empowered providers to …

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Does Telemedicine Impede or Help the Patient-Centered Medical Home?

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 path of least resistance in obtaining care, such as opting …

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How a Virtual Care Mindset Leads to Greater Patient Acceptance and Sustainable Telehealth Growth

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 patients and providers take a “let’s try it” approach—now, it’s …

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Oneview Healthcare Launches Cloud-Based Virtual Care Experience Platform

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 tablets, helps engage patients, reduce non-clinical demands on care teams …

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How the Pandemic is Accelerating the Shift to Alternative Care Delivery Models

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 the various industries that are experiencing significant change as a …

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Maximizing the Long Term Value of Virtual Care

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 singular episode or chronic condition, when in fact they can …

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Grand Rounds Merges with Doctor on Demand to Create New Virtual Care Company

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 and provider experience unmatched elsewhere, providing a full suite of …

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Quality Virtual Care Matters for Patients – Even More Than Telehealth

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 of appointments will happen over video in 2021, according to …

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Wellstar Invests $10M to Become First Sharecare-Enabled Health System

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 consumer engagement. Through this partnership, Wellstar also will become the …

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How to Optimize Your Healthcare Practice with Advanced Technology Solutions

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 cycle management, as well as feature enhanced reporting, and analytics …

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98point6 Launches New Virtual Behavioral Health Offering

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 their mental health treatment journey. – Currently available to commercial …

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Sharecare to Go Public in SPAC IPO Deal, Reaching $3.9B Valuation

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 expected to be funded through a combination of Falcon’s $345 …

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Verily’s Onduo Virtual Care Solution Expands to Multi-Condition Platform

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 diabetes and hypertension, with plans for further expansion into mental …

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Virtual Care in the Post-COVID World: How to Prepare Your Healthcare Environment

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. In fact, the global telehealth market is projected to reach …

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Philips Launches Medical Tablet to Expand Remote Patient Management

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 during emergency situations like the COVID-19 pandemic, the Medical Tablet …

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Epic, Galen Healthcare, Chartis Group Named 2020 Overall Best in KLAS Awards

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 Healthcare Solutions was named the top Overall IT Services Firm. …

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EarlySense Sells Contact-Free Monitoring IP to Hilron for $30M

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. – As part of the agreement, EarlySense will receive licensing …

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MetroHealth System, Care Simple, Epic Launch Remote Patient Monitoring Program

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 to improve health outcomes for their high-risk senior and chronically …

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Concentra Transitions Telemed Offering from Amwell to eVisit Virtual Care Platform

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 more than 8,000 virtual visits a month. – eVisit was …

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Conversa Health Expands Series B to $20M with Additional $8M in Funding

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 Builders VC and Northwell Ventures, the corporate venture arm of …

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3 Steps to Maintain Telehealth’s Momentum Post-Pandemic

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 April 2019 to April 2020. Out of need, patients quickly …

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UnitedHealth Rolls Out Employer Virtual Primary Care Plan

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 routine care via phone or computer. – The virtual primary …

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IoMT Is Improving Patient Access: We Must Avoid Creating New Barriers

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 on by the Covid-19 pandemic, has spread rapidly.  Forrester revised …

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Transitioning from Traditional to E-Fax: How Healthcare Communications are Transforming Post-COVID

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 is still heavily reliant on this aging technology.  Traditional fax …

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CVS Health Launches Senior Medical Alert System, Symphony

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 sensors that can monitor for falls, motion, and room temperature …

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How COVID-19 Reshaped Healthcare Consumerism & 4 Key Trends to Know for 2021

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 they will continue to impact the healthcare industry in 2021 …

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Teladoc Health, Dexcom Offers CGM-Powered insights to People with Type 2 Diabetes

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 virtual care system, and DexCom, Inc., the leader in real-time …

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Nuance Launches AI-Powered Patient Engagement Virtual Assistant Platform

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 Nuance’s market-leading Intelligent Engagement AI technology – The launch comes …

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UCHealth Taps Conversa Health to Track COVID-19 Vaccine Effects on Frontline Healthcare Workers

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 vaccinations courtesy of Conversa Health. Conversa Health, a Portland, OR-based …

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12 Telehealth & Virtual Care Predictions and Trends for 2021 Roundup

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 governmental regulations, telehealth utilization has significantly increased from thousands of …

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How Big Data will accelerate the future of digital medicine in 2021

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 grappling with the task of scaling digital care delivery operations …

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2020’s Top 20 Digital Health M&A Deals Totaled $50B

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 close, reaching $500 million on a run-rate basis by 2025. …

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30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021

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 institutions, geographies, patient demographics, and medical scanners. The sensitivity and …

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M&A: EverCommerce Acquires Healthcare Communication Platform Updox

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 and facilitating the growth of healthcare practices. Today, EverCommerce, a …

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Financial strain, new modes of care delivery to drive provider consolidation through 2030

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 new types of care delivery.

OHSU to Deploy Virtual ICU Across 8 Sites to Extend Care to Patients in Rural Communities

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 a “Virtual ICU” (VICU), using the GE Healthcare Mural Virtual …

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Cerner, Banner Health, Xealth Partner to Simplify How Clinicians Prescribe Digital Health

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 areas such as chronic disease management, behavioral health, maternity care, …

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Cityblock Health Reaches $1B Valuation, Raises $160M to Address Systemic Healthcare Inequity

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 of a healthcare system that cycles vulnerable communities through frequent …

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Elation Health Nabs $40M for Clinical-First Solution to Power Independent Primary Care

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 Investment Management. – Elation’s API-enabled platform also allows organizations to …

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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 care – from their homes, from the road – and …

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Banner Health, WellSpan, Others Invest in Virtual Maternity Care Platform Babyscripts

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 experiences to allow providers to manage up to 90% of …

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Ensuring Telehealth Providers’ Virtual Care Dollars Make Sense

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 is. Indeed, virtual visits to care providers and remote patient …

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Pear Therapeutics Raises $80M to Advance Prescription Digital Therapeutics

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 prescription digital therapeutic (PDT) to treat disease. – Pear currently …

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Highmark Taps Lark Health for AI-Driven Chronic Disease Management/Prevention

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 Inc., America’s fourth-largest overall Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated organization, announced …

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5 Steps for Interoperability Excellence for Healthcare Providers

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 to patients, bring an additional level of operational complexity to …

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4 Actions to Elevate the Patient Experience and Spark Growth

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 patient experience, and therefore your path to recovery, during, and …

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MEDITECH Launches New Subscription-Based Cloud Platform Built on Google Cloud

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 to work naturally in the cloud, and available through a …

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Amwell Launches New Offerings to Increase Doctor-to-Patient Virtual Connectivity

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 tablet software, and a telemedicine cart) are designed to be …

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VHA, Ontrak Launch 3-Year AI Study to Help Prevent Veteran Suicide

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 platform, the three-year study will look at the effect of …

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Teladoc Health Completes Merger with Livongo

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 for each Livongo share (including the special dividend declared by …

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Fern Health Taps 10M Mass General De-Identified Patient Records for Pain Management

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 will validate emerging Fern Health products and pilot new products …

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Nice Healthcare Nabs $5M to Power ‘Frictionless’ Virtual Primary Care

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 rate of $30 – $36 per employee per month. Nice …

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CareLinx, Doctor on Demand Partner to Bring In-Home Virtual Care to Seniors

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 avoid exposure to COVID, Doctor On Demand’s partnership with CareLinx …

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Rural Hospital Execs Can Beat COVID-19 By Shifting From Reactive to Proactive Care

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. According to CDC statistics, 94% of patient mortalities associated with …

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Priority Health Launches Telehealth PCP Plans for Members in Michigan

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) through Doctor on Demand and all visits will take place …

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

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 these expectations. Health systems must be aware of current trends …

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Babyscripts Forms Commercial Partnership with Roche to Develop RPM Programs for Pregnancy

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 groundbreaking data science through the next generation of RPM in …

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Blue Cross NC Launches No-Cost Virtual Programs to Quit Smoking and Reverse Diabetes

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 will be available to individual under-65 members and fully insured …

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The Future of the ICU? How Clinical Decision Support Is Advancing Care

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 of 350 million, with just over 1 million deaths reported. …

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From Virtual Care to Hybrid Care: COVID-19 and the Future of Healthcare

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 and 80% of physicians having a virtual visit this year, up …

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Veterans Affairs Expands Telehealth Services Using Nuance Dragon Medical One

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 remotely through expanded telehealth services necessary in the COVID-19 era. …

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98point6 Lands $118M to Expand Text-Based Primary Care Platform

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 they’ve grown accustomed to receiving the majority of services today—on …

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GYANT Develops First-to-Market COVID-19 Vaccine Care Navigation Tool

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 the patient journey from initial inquiry to post-visit follow up. …

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

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 announced the expansion of its market-leading health care consumerism platform …

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The benefits of online scheduling during a “twindemic”

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. Combined with a likely second wave of COVID-19 cases as …

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A Tipping Point for Care Virtualisation

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 channel for clinical consultations. Issues that were once considered intractable …

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Getting Beyond the Telehealth ‘Stop-Gap’ Mentality

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 physicians said they had started using telehealth to treat patients.   …

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

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 pernicious trends on overall mental health will take time. However, …

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

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 experiences and broadly enrich the capabilities and satisfaction with healthcare organizations’ …

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

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 been 1) a clinician, 2) the Director of Innovation at …

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4 Areas Driving AI Adoption in Hospital Operations and Patient Safety

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 duration of patient stays in ICUs, the need for more …

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Validic Launches New Remote Patient Monitoring Solution, Requires No EHR Integration

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, NC-based provider of health data platforms and solutions for scaling …

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The Coronavirus Crisis’ Silent Death Toll: Chronically Ill Patients

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 approach to combating the spread of COVID-19 has forced patients …

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Report: Modern Revenue Integrity Solutions Driving Payment Performance

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 clearer. Revenue cycle has and continues to be one of …

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Genesis Health Taps Bright.md to Power New Telehealth Offering

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 for hundreds of low-acuity conditions, mental health, urinary tract infections, …

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Eden Health Lands $25M to Bring On-Site and Virtual Care To Employers, Commercial Real-Estate

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 to no out-of-pocket costs for their employees. – Since the …

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Lumeon Lands $30M to Expand Care Pathway Management Platform

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 costs, and ultimately develop and scale new models of care delivery …

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Philips Launches Virtual Care Station to Deliver Personalized Telehealth

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 (Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations), which was created to …

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$5M Research Grant Launches to Evaluate Efficacy of Virtual Diabetes Care

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 $5 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. …

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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 delivered today and possibly for many years to come. We …

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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 delivered today and possibly for many years to come. We …

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

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, maternity care, and surgery preparation. – Cerner and LRVHealth have …

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Teladoc Health and Livongo Merge in $18.5B Deal: 5 Things to Know

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 the combined company. – Jason Gorevic, current CEO of Teladoc …

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Imprivata Introduces Digital Identity Framework for Healthcare Organizations

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. Imprivata, the digital identity company for healthcare, building on the …

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Innovaccer, CareSignal Partner to Enable Deviceless Remote Patient Monitoring

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 for chronic medical conditions such as asthma, CHF, COPD, diabetes, …

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Quality Virtual Care Is Within Reach – But Only If We Act Now

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 say. Telehealth is not a new invention, but the necessity …

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The Adoption of Telehealth During the Pandemic will Shape Healthcare’s New Normal

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 challenges for communities and economies, and it’s especially apparent in …

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

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 availability; in addition to severe wait times of 25 days …

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

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 its FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform. – The care delivery system …

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Virtually or In-Person, Automation Improves The Healthcare Experience

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 procedures—and will continue to do so for at least several …

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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 teams will be merged. UPMC will continue to own a …

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COVID-19 Has Permanently Shifted Patient Behavior Towards Virtual Care

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 changes in care during COVID-19 and found a major shift …

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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, including COVID-19. – Healthcare Highways is the first to leverage …

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Post COVID-19: 3 Things I Hope Healthcare Won’t Recover From

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 the positives in even the worst of situations, and I’ve …

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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 On Demand, today announced it has raised $75 million in …

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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 technology and services, leverages Philips history of innovation, including research into technologies …

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Telehealth’s Missing Link: In the Rush to Implement Virtual Care, What Did CMS Leave Out?

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 diabetic patient wakes up in the middle of the night …

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