Avizia Launches Virtual Care SDK for Providers to Enable Telehealth Visits on Mobile Apps

Avizia Launches Virtual Care SDK to Enable Video Visits on Mobile Apps

Avizia, a provider of end-to-end telehealth solutions has unveiled a new software development kit (SDK) that enables health systems to integrate Avizia's premier telehealth capabilities into their own mobile apps . A solution for providers looking to improve the consumer health experience, the Avizia Virtual Care SDK adds valuable features to mobile apps while connecting to the Avizia ONE telehealth platform to effectively and efficiently scale and manage telehealth services.As a part of this
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Stratus Video Launches Telehealth Division, Partners with Adventist Health

Stratus Video Launches Telehealth Division, Partners with Adventist Health

Stratus Video, a provider of language service and video technology has announced its expansion into the telehealth market with a next generation communication platform. Stratus Telehealth solutions are built with intelligent call routing which engages the right people, at the right time. Healthcare providers, patients, and interpreters will be able to use their own devices to communicate with each other via video, SMS text messaging and email. For Stratus, these expanded capabilities position
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WEDI Issues Brief on Introduction to Telehealth Codes

WEDI Survey Reveals ICD-10 Delay Negatively Impacted Provider Readiness

WEDI, a leading authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange has issued an educational issue brief on an Introduction to Telehealth Codes. This issue brief was developed by the WEDI Innovative Encounters Workgroup with the intention to provide introductory information on codes for telehealth services by individual health care providers. The Innovative Encounters Workgroup is planning to develop a separate issue brief on the payer perspective of
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Northwell Health Taps Avizia to Develop Robust, Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Platform

Northwell Health Taps Avizia to Develop Robust, Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Platform

Northwell Health has a new partnership with Avizia, an end-to-end telehealth provider to develop a robust, direct-to-consumer telehealth platform to enable seamless care in its 21 hospitals and more than 550 outpatient practices throughout New York. In addition to becoming a strategic channel partner, Northwell Ventures, the health system’s corporate venture arm has made a direct-equity investment in Avizia The investment and partnership also marks the close of Avizia’s funding round, bringing
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EarlySense, American Well Partner to Power Telehealth Access via Smart Sensors

Israeli Digital Health Startup EarlySense Lands $25M for Contact-Free Monitoring

EarlySense, a provider of contact-free continuous monitoring solutions has teamed up with telehealth provider American Well to connect users with clinical experts at the click of a button. As part of the partnership, EarlySense users located in the United States will gain access to an extensive pool of clinical experts and be able to initiate consultation sessions with doctors practicing on Amwell whenever users have questions or see opportunities to improve their sleep or general health. This
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Teladoc CMO Henry DePhillips Appointed to National Quality Forum Telehealth Committee

Teladoc Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Henry DePhillips has been named to the National Quality Forum (NQF) Telehealth Multi-stakeholder Committee. As part of member of NQF, DePhillips will work closely with the multi-stakeholder NQF committee to establish a structure for measuring the quality of telehealth encounters and to identify existing and potential metrics that could be used to evaluate the quality of telehealth services.The NQF Committee will assess the best means of measuring the quality
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PHZIO Launches Telehealth Profitability Calculator for PT Clinics

eWellness Healthcare Corporation, a telehealth-focused company offering reimbursable insurance for physical therapy (PT) treatments has launched a telehealth profitability calculator for prospective PT clinics. The calculator is designed to illustrate the additional profits prospective PT clinics they can make by utilizing the PHZIO platform. Telehealth is an emerging field within the physical therapy industry as most traditional physical therapy practices operate on a one-to-one basis with
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GreatCall Acquires Healthsense to Expand Senior Care Market Footprint

Connected health for active aging provider GreatCall Inc. has acquired Healthsense, a provider of of passive remote monitoring services for the senior care, managed care and home care.  Healthsense remote monitoring service is based on industry-leading passive technology that track activities of daily living (ADLs).For GreatCall the acquisition will expand its portfolio of connected health services for senior living and healthcare. . GreatCall's products and services include: Lively, Jitterbug
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21st Century Cures Act May Increase Role of Telehealth in Medicare

Virtual Visits Telehealth Bill Telehealth Market

Enactment of the 21st Century Cures Act is largely being praised for its reforms aimed at the drug approval process and increased funding for scientific research. But a little-discussed provision buried amidst the nearly 1,000 pages of legislative language could have a major impact in increasing Medicare beneficiary access to telehealth options, according to the URAC . URAC, a nonprofit organization developing evidence-based measures and standards states that while new research and reforms may
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Study: Tele-ICU Programs Improve Care While Providing Cost Savings

Study: Tele-ICU Programs Improve Care While Providing Cost Savings

Philips has announced the results of a study that finds Philips eICU Program with centralized bed management control increased case volume by up to 44 percent and improved contribution margins by up to 665 percent, or $52.7 million. The study, which will be published in CHEST Journal in February, was authored by Craig M. Lilly, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Anesthesiology and Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Director of the eICU Program at UMass Memorial Medical
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