Telemedicine

By Dean Koh 03:47 am April 22, 2020
AXA Asia, which is part of global insurer AXA, has announced it will be offering free teleconsultations to approximately 6.5 million people in Asia, including under-served patients in remote, rural areas, with limited healthcare access. AXA plans to extend these services further, including in South East Asia. Through a strategic alliance with Tencent Trusted Doctors, the largest online medical...
By Laura Lovett 03:55 pm April 21, 2020
This morning Boston-based telemedicine company Amwell (formerly American Well) announced its new virtual-health offering geared towards small and medium physician practices with less than 100 providers.  Clinicians using the platform, dubbed Amwell Private Practice, will be able to begin scheduling virtual appointments for their existing patients. Amwell also noted that the tool is currently...
By Laura Lovett 02:54 pm April 21, 2020
In the innovation circuit it’s hard to miss the array of new technologies seeking to address the coronavirus pandemic.  “It felt like there was a whole lot of duplications and a whole lot of innovation going on in silos,” Neil Patel, president of Healthbox and executive vice president of HIMSS, told MobiHealthNews.  He was even seeing these efforts first-hand. Patel explained that his wife is an...
By Dave Muoio 02:30 pm April 17, 2020
With COVID-19 bearing down on America, the Federal Communications Commission has amplified its commitment to outfit providers with telehealth devices and services. The beginning of April saw the Commission propose and approve the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, an initiative that uses $200 million appropriated by Congress to bankroll telecommunications equipment for eligible healthcare organizations...
By Tammy Lovell 12:42 pm April 17, 2020
Swedish telehealth provider LIVI has launched the first UK national guidelines for NHS GPs on how to spot and manage COVID-19 symptoms in patients via video, phone or online consultations.  The guidance, produced by LIVI’s clinical team of NHS doctors, aims is to help UK doctors identify early signs of COVID-19 and better understand how it develops.  Founded in Sweden in 2015 under the name KRY,...

Credit: StethoMe

By Sophie Porter 01:20 am April 16, 2020
Polish telemedicine innovations company StethoMe has announced they will be rolling out their AI wireless stethoscope following recent collaborations with major telemedicine providers MaQuestionMedicale and HomeDoctor. The company is also in talks with other providers across Europe in the hope of expanding operations. WHAT IT’S FOR The EU-certified medical device, which records respiratory...

Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images

By Laura Lovett 02:34 pm April 14, 2020
Planned Parenthood is expanding its telehealth services to include all 50 states. Patients will be able to tap into the service for some birth control needs, sexually transmitted infection testing, gender-affirming hormone therapy, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), urinary tract infection screen and the morning after pill.  Select Planned Parenthood health centers...
By Dean Koh 12:02 am April 14, 2020
Singapore-headquartered telehealth startup Doctor Anywhere today announced that it will be launching the COVID-19 Medical Advisory Clinic. Major insurers, including Cigna Singapore and AIG, are partnering with Doctor Anywhere to offer the COVID-19 Medical Advisory Clinic as a free service to their policyholders. For individuals in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, the COVID-19 Medical Advisory...
By Kathy Lozano 11:58 am April 9, 2020
About the author: Kathy Lozano is VP of clinical operations at Carenet Health, a San Antonio, Texas-based telehealth nursing and virtual clinic provider. Telehealth has emerged as a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19, helping to ease the burden on traditional healthcare providers by encouraging patients with unrelated mild or moderate ailments to get care via phone or online. It has also...
By Dean Koh 11:01 pm April 8, 2020
AIA Thailand, which is part of AIA, the largest public listed pan-Asian life insurance group, announced that it has launched a ‘Virtual COVID-19 Clinic’, in collaboration with True Digital Group, a subsidiary of True Corporation, a leading communications conglomerate in Thailand and Samitivej, a private hospital brand in Thailand with a network of eight hospitals and owned by Bangkok Dusit...