February 26, 2019
This morning Doctor On Demand announced the launch of a multicomponent virtual primary care platform designed to integrate with US health plans’ and employers’ existing networks.
Called "Synapse by Doctor On Demand", the platform offers new clinical capabilities and smart, in-network service referrals to better stitch together gaps in patients’ care and increase their overall access to healthcare...
February 6, 2019
When it comes to telemedicine adoption in Latin America, the numbers vary dramatically from country to country. A new study published in Health Affairs Global Health Policy found that 65 percent of hospitals in Chile reported using the technology; however, move further north to Colombia and only 25 percent of hospitals had adopted the service.
While Chile and Colombia were the two...
January 16, 2019
Netanya, Israel-based device maker and telehealth provider Tyto Care brought in $9 million in additional strategic funding from Sanford Health, Itochu and Shenzhen Capital Group. The new backing extends a nearly $25 million Series C round led by Ping An Global Voyager Fund that was announced last year, and brings the round’s total to $33.5 million.
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Tyto Care offers a remote...
Left to right: Medically Home Group's Richard Rakowski, Stand Up To Cancer's Sung Poblete, LHC Group's Bruce Greenstein and panel moderator Glenna Crooks.
January 9, 2019
Healthcare is no longer solely housed within the walls of the doctor’s office. Thanks to the numerous remote monitoring, telecommunication and care delivery technologies developed in recent years, patients are spending less time recovering in a hospital bed while caretakers are more equipped than ever to watch over the health of their loved ones.
As these innovations become cheaper and easier to...
November 14, 2018
Virtual care provider Teladoc Health recently highlighted two major collaborations with academic institutions focused on the advancement of telehealth delivery and practices.
The first of these, conducted with Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health, launched what the pair consider to be “the industry’s first academic fellowship program in the field of telehealth.” The program, which launched during...
November 1, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has locked in a rule that will allow home health agencies to report the cost of remote patient monitoring for reimbursement under Medicare. According to the announcement, released yesterday, this rule will be implemented in 2020.
Alongside this change also came others regarding payment and safety standards for qualified home infusion therapy...
August 7, 2018
Telemedicine may help practitioners better reach their patients, but the convenience could come at a cost for the provider. In a qualitative study recently accepted in Nature’s Pediatric Research journal, pediatric doctors conducting telemedicine consultations report a number of medical and non-medical challenges that are not present during face-to-face encounters.
"It is clear that doctors...
June 25, 2018
Babyscripts, a virtual care platform specializing in obstetrics management, announced today the acquisition of the provider-delivered pregnancy app iBirth in an effort to flesh out its enterprise offering and further drive patient engagement.
As part of the deal, the iBirth team will be joining Babyscripts’ team with the app’s CEO and cofounder Judith Nowlin taking on the new role of chief growth...
March 27, 2018
Royal Philips and Innovative Imaging Technologies (ITT) have announced a new “tele-ultrasound” product that would allow clinicians to conduct two-way audio-video calls while streaming live ultrasound imaging.
The technology, according to a release, is built on Philip’s Lumify — an FDA-cleared, smartphone-connected ultrasound system — and ITT’s multi-disciplinary healthcare collaboration platform...
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...