93% of Telehealth Video Calls Replaced Doctor Visits

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93 percent of all telehealth video calls with First Stop Health doctors avoided expensive and time-consuming trips to doctors' offices or emergency rooms, according to recent analysis conducted by telehealth and advocacy service provider First Stop Health. These medically unnecessary office and ER visits would have cost an average of $103 and $1,067, respectively, according to a fee schedule published by physicianspractice.com. Given that the average family of four goes to the doctor about 14
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VA Demos Telehealth Scheduling System to Representatives

VA Demos Telehealth Scheduling System

On Thursday, representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) met with the Veteran Service Organizations (VSO) at the Washington VA Medical Center for a hands-on demonstration of the VA's new Clinical Video Telehealth scheduling system. The solution went live last month and is intended to improve how VA employees schedule future telehealth appointments.  Telehealth rapidly is becoming a popular option, particularly for Veterans who do not have a VA health care facility close to
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Panasonic Launches Tablet-based Telehealth Service for Seniors

Panasonic Launches Tablet-based Telehealth Service for Seniors

Panasonic Corporation announced it will launch a tablet-based telehealth service in November called On4Today, a non-clinical telehealth service provided to long-term care and assisted living facilities. Designed as an 'always on' service, On4Today bridges potential communication gaps between assisted living facility residents and their families, friends and care providers. It delivers connectivity and easy-to-use communications intended to improve staff efficiencies, reduce anxiety for
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Google Offers Telehealth Visits with Doctors When You Search for Symptoms

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According to the Pew Research Center, 59% of U.S. adults say they use the Internet to research and gather health information. Approximately 35% of those adults end up using the information they find to diagnose themselves. To solve this problem growing trend of self-diagnosers, Google is reportedly testing a Helpouts- style feature that offers video chats with doctors when consumers search for symptoms/conditions online, Endgaget first reports. The feature was first revealed when one Reddit
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VA Telehealth Visits Tops Over 2 Million in 2014

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that its national telehealth programs accounted for more than 2 million telehealth visits during fiscal year 2014. The total represents more than 690k veterans, accounting 12 percent of the overall veteran population. With approximately 55 percent of veterans living in rural areas with limited access to VA healthcare services, telehealth is quickly become a viable option of healthcare. Currently, there are more than 44 clinical
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U. of New Mexico Health Awarded $15M for Telehealth Project

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMS) has awarded the department of Neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNMH) $15,120,767 for a new telehealth project, AP reports. The project will provide 30 hospitals throughout the state with around the clock remote access to emergency neurological and neurosurgical consultations conducted by medical experts based at the UNM Medical Center in Albuquerque. Each hospital will be provided with the
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Doctor On Demand and SeeChange Health Partner to Deliver Telemedicine to Employers

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SeeChange Health, a leader in clinically driven health improvement as an enterprise service, announced that it is integrating Doctor On Demand, a healthcare service that provides Video Visits with board-certified physicians via smartphones, tablets or desktop computers, into its FlyWheel health improvement platform. Employers will now easily be able to offer the convenient and affordable Doctor On Demand telemedicine service to their members with a single sign on through the FlyWheel portal.
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Philips Telehealth Apps Receives 510(k) Clearance for New Digital Health Platform

The Philips eCareCompanion telehealth application

Royal Philips has announced its telehealth apps eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion  have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A part of Philips Hospital to Home's suite of telehealth programs, eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion are focused on patient care within the home and are the first clinical applications to be available through the cloud-based digital health platform, which Philips announced in collaboration with Salesforce.com earlier this summer.
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Telehealth Provider Teladoc Raises $50M in Equity Funding

Telehealth Provider Teladoc

Telehealth provider Teladoc has announced it has secured a $50 million round of equity funding led by Palo Alto-based Jafco Ventures, a leading technology venture capital firm. This cash fusion will further reinforce Teladoc’s leadership position and support the acceleration of its robust growth strategy. Teladoc will continue to pursue growth organically and through additional strategic partnerships and targeted acquisitions. The company is anticipating record-setting growth in January 2015
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Geneia Partners with Covidien to Enter $21B Remote Patient Monitoring Market

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Geneia today announced a multi-year, strategic partnership with Covidien to help improve the health of and reduce the costs for chronically ill patients.  The partnership  with Covidien has agreed to provide Geneia with rights to sell its ZephyrLIFE remote patient monitoring solutions in designated markets to monitor patients with heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses in the home setting.   Geneia’s @home product combines Covidien’s ZephyrLIFE remote monitoring technology with
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