April 30, 2018
In its second acquisition this year, InTouch Health, which develops enterprise telehealth technology for hospitals and health systems, announced that it has acquired Reach Health, another telemedicine platform.
The InTouch-Reach deal happened on the same day that American Well bought Avizia for its telehealth technologies that specialize in acute care services.
InTouch Health officials said the...
March 22, 2018
A recently released survey of 411 healthcare executives, physicians, program managers, and other professionals conducted by telemedicine company Reach Health found that an increasing number of telemedicine programs are centrally managed or are transitioning toward an enterprise approach, as opposed to being managed within an individual department.
Specifically, only 26 percent of those polled...
May 9, 2017
With an emphasis on member engagement strategies, some big new clients and a boost in utilization from a “short but severe cold and flu season” in early 2017, Teladoc’s first quarter of the year kept the telemedicine company in good financial standing.
With record-high visits totaling 385,000 in the quarter ending March 31, the company saw revenue increases across the board. Total revenue was at...
May 26, 2016
IBM Watson Health has appointed a Chief Health Transformation Officer. Formerly of Hewlett Packard, Dr. Paul Tang's roots connect him to the beginnings of health IT. In 1998 he directed the implementation of the EHR at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, the first large medical group practice in California to use an EHR. And in 2001, PAMF collaborated with Epic to create the MyChart patient portal...
March 30, 2016
Telemedicine is changing from a specialty offering to a more mainstream service, with a new survey showing that two-thirds of the nearly 400 healthcare providers polled name telemedicine as the top or one of the highest priorities – a 10 percent increase from the 2015 survey results.
But challenges remain, notably reimbursement and earning a return on the investments needed to fund telehealth...