Telehealth’s New Value Proposition

The following is a guest contributed post from Lee Horner, President of Stratus Video

Many providers are still wary of telehealth, as they are of any tool or technology that will require them to practice differently. However, emerging applications of telehealth that do not require providers to alter their workflows are revealing a totally new value proposition that could rapidly accelerate its adoption across the U.S.

Instead of offering patients a direct line to their providers, which some argue could cannibalize lucrative in-office visits, telehealth is increasingly being leveraged to offer doctors immediate in-network specialist expertise, as well as the ability to remotely check-in on their patients post-discharge. These applications add convenience for providers, increase care quality and satisfaction for patients, and help reduce costs for hospitals by curbing avoidable hospital and ED admissions and readmissions.

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Doctoroo Touts Australia’s ‘Most Affordable’ Online Telehealth Doctor Platform

MHW learned today that Doctoroo is pushing ahead with plans to make telehealth easier and more affordable than ever.

“People see healthcare as secondary due to the high cost of treatment and then even higher cost of medicines,” the company said in its release. “On top of that visiting hospitals and waiting is long queue’s with your pure health condition is daunting enough.”

Doctoroo is aiming to end all such suffering by offering Australia’s most affordable Online Telehealth Doctor Platform, where people can see a Professional Doctor from wherever they are at affordable rates.

Doctoroo has profiled and hired best of the best for the job so when they claim ‘affordable’ as their USP adjective, it does not imply low quality service or unqualified trainees.

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Forcura Announces Connect Framework For Home Health & Hospice Organizations

On Tuesday, Forcura — a healthcare technology company — announced Forcura Connect, a framework for standardizing interoperability and integration between home health and hospice organizations, physicians, electronic health records (EHRs) and other supporting technology vendors.

Forcura’s Connect framework, we’re told, utilizes a proprietary methodology and bi-directional API enabling EHRs and other technology vendors to share authorized health information in real-time with the highest level of security.

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Telemedicine Platform to Launch ICO for Medical Token Currency

MHW learned today that free telemedicine platform, Docademic, is set to roll out its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for their Medical Token Currency (MTC) on Monday, January 29, 2018.

According to the official word emailed to MHW, Docademic is creating a healthcare services based blockchain that will be powered by MTC.

The currency is touted as the next Bitcoin for healthcare products and service, and Docademic anticipates that it will become the token of choice in the industry. When the ICO is launched, the MTC will be available for 0.001 ETH.

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Methodist Family Health Centers Launches Virtual Care to Improve Patient Access

Methodist Family Health Centers, a part of Methodist Medical Group and affiliate of Methodist Health System, announced ahead of the weekend the launch of Methodist NOW – an online diagnosis and treatment service that enables patients to receive convenient access to care by connecting them virtually with trusted Methodist Family Health Center providers.

Methodist NOW is powered by Zipnosis, a virtual care company that enables health systems to provide virtual care services, meeting the needs of patients while improving access to care and maximizing clinical capacity. This launch marks the next phase in Methodist Medical Group’s broad consumer access strategy.

Methodist NOW facilitates care delivery through evidence-based online interviews paired with real-time chat functionality that enables patients and providers to exchange messages when additional information is needed for a diagnosis.

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Vida, Meliora Technology Bring Digital Therapeutics To the Workplace

Vida Health, a digital therapeutic platform that helps employees and members overcome chronic physical and behavioral health problems, confirmed to MHW today a major partnership with Meliora Technology.

We’re told that Vida’s digital therapeutics, coupled with human coaching and therapy, will be offered to new and existing enterprise customers of Meliora starting in January 2018.

The partnership with Meliora considerably expands Vida’s reach in the $7 billion corporate wellness market, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% as employers expand their wellness programs and benefits.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

CRF Health Recognized as One Of The Year’s Most Disruptive Digital HealthTech Companies
CRF Health, a leading global provider of patient-centered eSource technology solutions for the life sciences industry, has just announced that it has been recognized as a leading HealthTech Innovator in the 2017 Global Digital Health 100 Awards.

1Vision Awarded Home Telehealth Contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
1Vision LLC confirmed to MHW today that it has been selected as the only Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) to be awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to deliver home telehealth solutions to U.S. veterans.

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