New Telehealth Tablet Provides Clinical Collaboration Within Hospitals

AMWELL TELEHEALTH TABLET

American Well, a national telehealth provider has announced  the initial rollout of a new Telemed Tablet that enhances clinical collaboration within hospitals or large practice settings. The touchscreen telehealth tablet solution will utilize American Well's patented technology to instantly locate and engage available specialists within the hospital ecosystem. The portable, slim and bright tablet is designed to encourage all members of a care team, as well as the patient, to participate in
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Cleveland Clinic, Cox Partner to Deliver Telehealth & Home Health Solutions

Vivre Health

Broadband and cable TV provider, Cox Communications and Cleveland Clinic have announce the formation of Vivre Health, a strategic alliance to bring world-class healthcare to the home through innovative telehealth and home health solutions. The joint venture will help further increase Cox's market footprint by expanding into healthcare to provide remote patient monitoring, telehealth visits and other in-home monitoring and treatment services via broadband. The cable TV provider already
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Kura MD Raises $1.5M To Expand Its Secure Telehealth Appointments Platform

Kura MD

Kura MD, a Roseville, CA-based developer of telehealth solutions for healthcare, announced it has raised $1.5 million in series A financing from Moneta Ventures to expand its physician network and telemedicine platform. Combined with its physician network, Kura MD's telemedicine platform enables convenient, secure, HIPAA compliant telehealth appointments between physicians and patients through a computer, smart phone or tablet 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company plans to utilize
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Obama Unveils $215M Precision Medicine Initiative

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President Obama is asking Congress for $215 million to fund the Precision Medicine Initiative, a new patient centered research effort that aims to to accelerate biomedical discoveries and provide clinicians with new tools, knowledge, and therapies to select which treatments will work best for which patients. The Obama administration hopes to launch the new initiative with a $215 million investment in the President's 2016 budget for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.  “You can match a blood
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Roche and Qualcomm Partner to Innovate Remote Patient Monitoring

Qualcomm

Qualcomm today announced that Qualcomm’s subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., and Roche, a leader in point-of-care diagnostics, have entered into a strategic partnership to improve remote patient monitoring and management of chronic disease patients. Together, the companies aim to advance chronic care management using connected therapy to further improve therapy quality, increase convenience and drive patient engagement in managing their health. Partnership Details Roche will utilize Qualcomm
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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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New York Signs Telehealth Reimbursement Bill

Telehealth Bill

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into legislation stating that deductibles, co-insurance or other conditions for coverage of telehealth visits cannot differ from those for in-person visits. The bill enacted last week is retroactive to January 1st; however, it will take sometime for insurance companies to update their policies. The legislation was sponsored by Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell.  "Essentially it’s now been put into law that health insurance can recognize a
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Senior Care Platform Independa Enters Into Consumer Market

Telehealth Startup Independa Closes $5 Million Series A Funding

  According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are 65 million caregivers in the US -- and 51% of their care recipients are aged 75+. To open up communication possibilities for cargivers, senior care platform provider Independa has announced its entrance into the consumer market by making its Independa TV available to anyone who is struggling to provide remote care for their aging loved one. This powerful and simple TV-based solution enhances the lives and independence of
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Real-time Health Monitoring Will Revolutionize Patient Home Care in 2015

Home Care Management Startup eCaring Raises $3.5M in Series A Funding

  Founder and CEO, Robert Herzog of eCaring describes how tailoring programs for special patient populations will improve patient home care while reducing risks of hospital readmissions.  Real-time health monitoring including the patient's home continues to gain importance as pressures come from a variety of sources to reduce risks and costs of readmissions and hospitalizations. The Centers for the Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), enforcing the 2012 Medicare Readmission
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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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