Florida Blue to Offer HealthSpot’s Telehealth Kiosks in Miami

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  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

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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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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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