Provider Awarded $1M to Develop NY’s First Telehealth Program for Children

First Telehealth Program for Children

  If children with severe medical complexity can thrive with ongoing treatment at home - rather than in a hospital or institutional setting – then there’s a promising model pointing towards success for current efforts to rebalance healthcare from hospitals to the community.  St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, New York’s largest provider of post-acute care to children and young adults with medical complexity, has been awarded a $928,668 grant to improve care for children who
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LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon Offers Telehealth Visits To Members

LifeWise Health Plan Telehealth

  LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon announced it will offer telehealth visits via Teladoc physicians to its members for the purpose of diagnosis, prevention, health advice, disease management and treatment starting starting next year. Effective January 1, 2015, virtual care will be a component of LifeWise's healthcare delivery system and will be available as a covered benefit to all members. Telehealth Visits Overview Telehealth LifeWise members will have access to telehealth services
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American Well Raises $81M To Expand Telehealth Visits

Americanwell Telehealth

Tehealth leader, American Well has raised $81 million in Series C funding to expand telehealth videos with patients, according to a SEC filing. American Well immediately connects U.S. board-certified physicians with patients for live, on-demand video visits 24-7, and handles all related administrative, security and record keeping functions. See below for the full release details.  “Telehealth is about to completely change how people get healthcare,” said Doug Wenners, Senior Vice President for
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Global Telehealth Market Set to Double in 5 Years

How Telehealth Can Address Today’s Healthcare Challenges

The global telehealth market is set to nearly double in next 5 years due to the demand for high-quality healthcare and remote patient monitoring, according to a new report by ReportsnReports.com. Analysts forcecasts the telehealth market togrow at a CAGR of 18.88 percent over the period 2014-2019. Enhancing Mobile Health Reach While all major players in the market are focusing on R&D to launch innovative products and services, there is also a sense of urgency among vendors regarding the
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Walgreens to Offer Telehealth Visits Through MDLIVE

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  Drugstore gaint Walgreens has announced the expansion of its telehalth platform to offer telehealth visits through MDLIVE, provider of telehealth services that will give Walgreen customers 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through its mobile application. The collaboration aims to transform retail digital healthcare delivery and compete against competitors Rite Aid and CVS who already have similar telehealth offerings. Last year, Walgreens launched its Pharmacy Chat feature,
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Florida Blue to Offer HealthSpot’s Telehealth Kiosks in Miami

Rite Aid to Test HealthSpot Telehealth Kiosks in Ohio Stores

  Florida Blue and Miami Children's Hospital have partnered to offer HealthSpot's telehealth kiosks at the company's retail center in Miami for Florida Blue members. The HealthSpot® station – a private, 8-foot-by-7-foot telehealth kiosk is equipped with a stethoscope, scale, blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, thermometer, otoscope and magnascope to stream medical information to the provider and patient. The station is also supported by an on-site accredited medical attendant. The
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InfoBionic Nabs $17M to Expand its Remote Patient Monitoring Platform

InfoBionic

InfoBionic, Inc., a provider of patient monitoring solutions for chronic disease management announced that it completed the second tranche of a $17 million Series B financing round led by new investors Excel Venture Management and Zaffre Investments. The company also named Steven R. Wasserman as Chief Financial Officer and William G. Swavely as Senior Vice President, IT. Capital raised from this round will be used to commercialize Infobionic's MoMeTM System, a remote patient monitoring platform
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41% of Providers Are Not Reimbursed for Telehealth Services

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  41 percent of providers are not reimbursement for telehealth services and 21 percent received lower rates from managed care companies for telemedicine than for in-person care, according to a recent survey by Foley & Lardner.The survey asked senior executives of for-profit and non-profit health care providers about the future of telemedicine and how their organizations are navigating regulatory and reimbursement hurdles, as well as other barriers to widespread adoption of
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Xerox Invests in HealthSpot To Accelerate Deployment of Telehealth Kiosks

Rite Aid to Test HealthSpot Telehealth Kiosks in Ohio Stores

 Xerox announced today it is investing in HealthSpot Inc., a pioneer in patient and provider driven healthcare technologies. HealthSpot’s telehealth platform allows patients to interface via Skype with nationally recognized doctors and healthcare professionals in a 40-square-foot telehealth kiosk. The average visit takes just 15 minutes, offering patients convenient and affordable access to doctors. The terms of the investment were not disclosed. Investment Details With Xerox’s investment,
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Rite Aid to Test HealthSpot Telemedicine Kiosks in Ohio Stores

Rite Aid to Test HealthSpot Telehealth Kiosks in Ohio Stores

Rite Aid Corporation announced on Friday it will pilot HealthSpot's enclosed telemedicine kiosks in select Ohio stores. The partnership marks the first major partnership with a nationwide pharmacy chain for the Dublin, OH based telehealth startup. The initial pilot markets for Rite Aid are Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Dayton and Springfield. Rite Aid customers who use the telemedicine kiosk will be able to connect with a network of physicians including staff at the Cleveland Clinic and other
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