telehealth

By Heather Mack February 7, 2017
Telemedicine provider American Well has announced two new partnerships with health systems and payers. In Indiana, several members of the Suburban Health Organization – a hospital partnership that works to promote patient access and efficiency in the system – will collaborate with American Well to bring video telehealth visits to SHO’s local patient population. The new service is called...
By Heather Mack February 7, 2017
Connected medical devices designed for remote telehealth may be just as effective as conventional instruments during some examinations, a recent study has determined. In a study of 137 children aged 2 to 18 who were seeking care from the emergency department of a tertiary care facility, doctors at Schneider Children’s Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv evaluated the use of...
By Heather Mack February 6, 2017
Overall, Utah lawmakers want to promote the use of telemedicine in the state. But a new piece of legislation seeking to modernize various telehealth rules in the state also has another goal that has catapulted the bill into a debate: prohibit the use of telemedicine to prescribe medication to induce an abortion. Introduced by Republican Representative Ken Ivory, the amendment bill HB 154 mainly...
By Heather Mack February 1, 2017
Pasadena, California-based Geneva Health Solutions, which makes a remote monitoring platform for cardiology practitioners, has raised $1.9 million in Series A funding in a round led by Nebraska Medicine, an early adopter of the cloud-based platform that aggregates data from a patient’s implanted cardiac device to their provider. The funding will be used to carry the company through the next year...
By Bernie Monegain January 31, 2017
Valhalla, New York-based Bon Secours Charity Health System, part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, has forged a $180 million population health initiative with technology giant Philips to improve quality of patient care. The agreement will make Philips solutions available to BSCHS in support of its goal to transform the delivery of healthcare to the residents of New York’s Hudson...
By Heather Mack January 24, 2017
Telehealth platform provider Avizia is stepping into new territory: while the company has hitherto offered only a software platform, the technology company will now offer access to a network of providers. By partnering with the physician-run clinical staffing service MLS Telehealth, Avizia will be able to offer customers access to board-certified physicians across 36 clinical specialties. All...
By Heather Mack January 23, 2017
Expanding on the success of connected healthcare pilot programs originally launched in 2013, Arizona-based health system Banner Health and Royal Philips announced a 15-year partnership to go forward with their collaborative efforts to leverage telehealth and other integrated solutions in healthcare.   The two organizations also released updated results from their Intensive Ambulatory Care (IAC)...
By Heather Mack January 23, 2017
Convenience may override loyalty when it comes to sticking with a primary care physician, and those that offer telehealth may fare better in keeping their patients than those who don’t. In fact, many would switch to a new doctor altogether if they offered telehealth services, especially video visits, according to a new survey by telehealth company American Well. In a poll over more than 4,100...
By Mike Miliard December 20, 2016
Nashville, Tennessee-based Saint Thomas Health has opened Saint Thomas Health On Demand, a virtual clinic offering round-the-clock access to healthcare. Part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system, Saint Thomas Health has built the service – which allows patients to receive high-quality care in a virtual clinic via a smartphone, tablet or computer – using a...
By Jonah Comstock December 20, 2016
Chat-based therapy start-up Talkspace was accused of a number of ethically questionable practices in an extensive investigative piece published yesterday by The Verge. Citing internal memos and emails and numerous interviews with anonymous therapists on the platform, the Verge reported several troubling findings including that Talkspace monitored conversations between therapists and patients,...