telehealth

By Jonah Comstock February 22, 2018
At the HIMSS global conference, technology companies tend to use the gathering as an excuse to show off the latest features and advancements of their platform. But American Well co-CEO Ido Schoenberg says that the telehealth company is pointing that spotlight elsewhere. “What you’re going to see at HIMSS is we are really showcasing the enormous partners and clients that are developing on American...
February 14, 2018
Since his appointment in early 2017, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, has made modernizing the agency a top priority. Shulkin has taken a number of steps to accomplish this, including the launch of the Anywhere to Anywhere initiative with President Trump in August 2017. The VA aims to use the program to allow agency medical providers to practice telehealth across...
By Laura Lovett February 12, 2018
The rush to adopt telemedicine services continues to be a top priority for providers, according to a recent report by New Sage Growth Partners. Fifty-six percent of healthcare leaders surveyed reported that their facilities have implemented telemedicine. While 44 percent of providers are yet to adopt telemedicine in their practice, 86 percent of those who have not adopted it said that...
February 8, 2018
New York has one of the lowest rates for organ donation in the country, a problem the state has been actively working on for the last few years. In October, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a number of executive orders to work toward improving donation numbers. This included making “Lauren’s Law” permanent, which requires all drivers to verify whether they’ll become an organ donor before...
By Dave Muoio January 29, 2018
In 2016, Opternative, a Chicago-based telehealth startup offering online refractive eye exams, opened a lawsuit against South Carolina’s Board of Medical Examiners and Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation alleging that a newly passed law restricting online eye exams was protectionist, unconstitutional legislation. On Friday, Judge DeAndrea Benjamin of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in...
By Dave Muoio January 29, 2018
Israel-based telehealth provider and device maker Tyto Care has raised $25 million in Series B funding, the company announced today. The round was led by Ping An Insurance Group Company of China’s Global Voyager Fund, as well as a collection of new and returning investors. Included among those returning are Cambia Health Solutions, Walgreens, Orbimed, Fosun Pharma, and LionBird, whereas Israeli...
By Laura Lovett January 25, 2018
Telehealth platform InTouch Health is teaming up with North Carolina-based Mission Health and Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health to develop new telehealth platforms aimed at improving patient access and reducing cost.  "The hospital administrations very much believe that telehealth is a big part of the future and wish to apply the principals of telehealth to many other applications, like...
By Dave Muoio January 24, 2018
Telemedicine received a nod from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) in the organization's latest policy paper, which noted the care delivery platform’s capacity to improve allergy patients’ adherence, costs, outcomes, and access to care. The paper, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, includes a list of 14 positional statements from the...
By Laura Lovett January 19, 2018
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is partnering with Boston-based American Well to offer new telehealth options to its members.  “Getting medical attention isn’t always easy to do if you are juggling work and family responsibilities,” Mike Tilton, vice president of sales BCBSAZ, said in a statement. “BlueCare Anywhere helps by giving BCBSAZ members the flexibility to contact a physician...
By Jonah Comstock January 16, 2018
According to American Well CEO Roy Schoenberg, telemedicine regulation is something of a paradox: Everyone in government agrees it’s a good thing, yet it’s challenging to actually get laws passed. “I think there is growing critical mass in Washington that understands that telehealth is one of those rare rare things that even for politicians end up being a tremendous asset,” Schoenberg told...

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