CareFirst Shells Out $3M to Deliver Telemedicine to Underserved Communities

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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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American Well Unveils Supply & Demand Telehealth Exchange Platform: 6 Things to Know

American Well Exchange

National telehealth provider American Well, today has unveiled its newest enterprise telehealth service called the Exchange allowing healthcare organizations the ability to redistribute their services online to new patient populations.  Here are six key things to know about the new Exchange: 1. With the Exchange, the virtual barriers between the supply and demand generators and their distinct telehealth services are lifted. Now, these organizations can connect and exchange their services with
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ARC Devices, VSee Partner to Create Remote Patient Monitoring Kit

ARC Devices, VSee Partner to Create Remote Patient Monitoring Kit

ARC Devices Ltd., a provider of digital, non-touch thermometry has announced a partnership with telehealth platform provider, VSee, to design a wireless connected thermometer embedded into a remote patient monitoring kit. With this integration, ARC's thermometer will provide real-time temperature data to power a new generation of video and data-driven telehealth connectivity.Clinicians around the world agree that an accurate temperature reading is one of the most important elements of any
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Fitango Health Add Telemedicine Visits to Platform

Fitango Health Add Telemedicine Visits to Platform

Fitango Health, an patient centric platform for chronic care management has unveiled its new telemedicine module to facilitate telehealth visits, extending its population health platform. With Fitango Health, care providers can receive real-time clinical data when patients report on vital measurements, and may opt to receive alerts between appointments. This enables remote providers to intervene as necessary and address health issues before they escalate.How It WorksDuring a telemedicine
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38% of Executives Want to Implement Telehealth Through EMR/EHR

38% of Executives Want to Implement Telehealth Through EMR/EHR

38% of executives most want their organizations to implement telehealth video visits through the EMR/EHR, and adopt mobile apps for provider-to-provider and patient-to-provider communications, according to recent findings from a national telehealth survey conducted by Avizia. The report, “Closing the Telehealth Gap,” surveyed more than 280 healthcare leaders from U.S. hospitals, physician groups, ambulatory centers and other healthcare groups, and exposed a major disconnect between how
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Penn State Health, Mercy Virtual Partner to Deliver Virtual Medicine

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Penn State Health has signed a partnership agreement with Mercy Virtual  to virtually monitor intensive care unit (ICU) patients at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a leading university health center. Over time, the partnership will expand cross Penn State Health facilities and programs, drawing on both partners’ expertise to create new care models across the region. The partnership marks Mercy’s second virtual medicine agreement in recent months. Mercy and University of North
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Study: Virtual Care Outperforms Video/Phone-based Telemedicine

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Recent data from more than 1,700 virtual care encounters at two large U.S. health systems demonstrates that the use of an evidence-based, best practices-driven virtual health platform can overcome major issues with the consistent delivery of guideline-adherent care that were identified in a recent, widely referenced study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.The data from customers using Zipnosis' virtual care platform reveals that patients who took part in online, adaptive interviews to seek
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3 Ways Integrated Virtual Clinics are Improving Care Quality

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Patients who receive integrated virtual care within a health system experience more time with clinicians, lower prescription rates and better continuity of care than those who receive care from commercial telemedicine providers, according to new data released by Carena. Depicted in an infographic, “3 Ways Integrated Virtual Clinics are Improving Care Quality,” the data demonstrates that integrated virtual clinics minimize care fragmentation and meet the highest quality benchmarks for delivering
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Survey: 75% of Providers Still in Early Stages of Telehealth Adoption

Survey: 75% of Providers Still in Early Stages of Telehealth

A KPMG survey found that a quarter of healthcare providers surveyed found that their virtual care programs -- telehealth and telemedicine -- were sustainable, while 35 percent of providers have not yet embarked on their programs. The poll reflected responses from 120 individuals, who identified themselves as working for healthcare providers, during a webcast on April 14, which was titled “Virtual Care – Establishing a Scalable and Sustainable Program as a Growth Strategy.” Approximately 40
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Study: Telehealth-based Programs for Stroke Therapy Accelerates Recovery

Constant Therapy Raises $2M for Customized Brain Rehab Apps

Stroke survivors engaged in telehealth-based stroke therapy programs received 5 times more therapy than patients receiving in­-clinic therapy alone, according to an internal study conducted by Constant Therapy, which provides a science­-based, customized brain rehabilitation software program. After analyzing more than 20 million therapy exercises completed by users on its mobile platform, the company found that stroke patients experience greater improvement in both cognitive and speech accuracy
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