Telehealth Provider American Well Appoints Freshman as New CTO

American Well CTO

Telehealth provider American Well has appointed longtime executive team member and engineering lead Jon Freshman to become the Company's Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role as CTO, Jon will oversee the three arms of American Well's technology creation – research and development (R&D), technical services, and quality assurance – and will help steer the company's telehealth technology innovation and strategy. Jon reports directly to CEO Dr. Roy Schoenberg. He previously served as
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Study: Remote Patient Monitoring Saves $8K Per Patient Annually

Remote Patient Monitoring Could Save More Than $8k Per Patient

Remote patient monitoring yielded a savings of $8,375 per patient annually, which, for a typical one-million-member health plan could translate into about $1.1 million saved each year. The results stem from a year-long remote patient monitoring pilot from Geneia,an analytics and technology leader in transforming healthcare delivery. @Home Pilot Study OverviewThe @Home pilot study compared the experience of Capital BlueCross members diagnosed with heart failure (HF), who enrolled and actively
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Judge Dismisses American Well’s Patent Claim Against Teladoc

AmericanWell Telehealth

This week, Judge Talwani in the District Court of Massachusetts has dismissed American Well's patent suit against Teladoc. The federal judge ruled that its patent covering the basic provision of telehealth is invalid because the patent’s major elements are “too abstract” to be patentable and do not “amount to an inventive concept.” In response to the federal judge's decision, American Well plans to appeal the ruling. "American Well is the leading innovator in telehealth and we respectfully
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AMC Health Launches Remote Chronic Care Program in Midwest

AMC Health Lands 5 Year $28.8 Million TeleHealth Contract With VA

AMC Health, a provider of virtual care solutions has launched a multifaceted remote chronic care program with a large independent regional health plan in the Midwest. The multi-year program is designed to monitor and treat the payor's Medicare populations with heart failure, pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes in their own homes to promote patient engagement, improve patient outcomes, and prevent costly acute episodes. The partnership marks AMC Health's third launch this year with a major
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AMA Adopts New Guidance for Ethical Practice in Telemedicine

AMA Meaningful Use_Ethical Practice in Telemedicine

On Monday at the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Annual Meeting, the AMA announced it will adopt new guidance for ethical practice in telemedicine for physicians. The new ethical guidance will will help physicians understand how their fundamental responsibilities may play out differently when patient interactions occur through telemedicine, compared to traditional patient interactions at a medical office or hospital.Developed The new ethical guidance on telehealth and telemedicine was
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St. Vincent’s Launches Virtual Care Platform Powered by Zipnosis

St. Vincent’s Launches Virtual Care Platform Powered by Zipnosis

St. Vincent’s Medical Center has launched its own virtual care platform making MYvirtualcare.com – an online diagnosis and treatment service making it easier for patients to receive care for common health conditions. Powered by by Zipnosis that connects patients with St. Vincent’s clinicians, MYvirtualcare.com patients can now receive prompt care for conditions such as sinus infections, female bladder infections, pink eye, or colds, coughs, and the flu – for a set fee of $35, less than the cost
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Xerox: 61% of Americans Open to Receiving Virtual Care

Xerox: 61% of Americans Open to Receiving Virtual Care

With meaningful use incentives on the table and increasingly frustrated health exchange patients, healthcare providers both private and public are being urged to adopt more advanced health IT solutions. Like MUSC recently did with their telehealth adoption, more and more providers are looking for streamlined virtual health solutions that patients want, but more often than not don’t have.New research released today by Xerox indicates that while only 16 percent of Americans actually receive
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SingleCare Taps American Well to Power Telehealth Visits

SingleCare

SingleCare, an online retail marketplace for healthcare services, today announced a partnership with national telehealth provider American Well. The partnership will provide SingleCare members access to board-certified U.S. physicians, psychologists, and registered dietitians practicing on American Well’s Amwell™ consumer platform, for online video consults 24/7/365.  Founded in 2014, SingleCare pre-negotiates prices for routine care that are up to 50 percent less than the provider's standard
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MUSC Integrates Telehealth Visits with Epic EHR Via Vidyo

MUSC Integrates Telehealth Visits with Epic EHR Via Vidyo

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has simplified access to high quality remote consultations between clinicians and patients by deploying Epic’s telehealth and virtual care workflows tightly integrated with Vidyo’s real-time video communication platform. This solution creates a seamless workflow that makes it easier for doctors and patients to schedule, conduct video consults, record and access health information securely within the Epic portal.  Virtual visits are the latest addition
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CareFirst Shells Out $3M to Deliver Telemedicine to Underserved Communities

CareFirst

According to a company statement, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) plans to shell out nearly $3 million dollars for regional telemedicine programs to 10 health care organizations in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The telemedicine programs will focus on expanding healthcare to underserved communities. Last year, CareFirst issued a request for proposals from public health entities and nonprofit organizations aiming to use telemedicine programs to remove common barriers
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