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Izzy Care Makes a Splash in Las Vegas

Izzy Care, an innovative healthcare platform based on low cost monthly membership, has just launched at HLTH in Las Vegas with “unlimited access to a personal doctor, therapist, and nutrition & wellness coach — anytime, anywhere.”

With Izzy Care, we’re told that members can earn rewards for achieving their personal health goals, helping save even more on the cost of their care.

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Dictum Health Expands Clinical and EMS Telehealth

Dictum Health, Inc. – innovators in telehealth’s Virtual Exam Room (VER) technology that supports patients across the continuum of care – has announced the addition of video laryngoscopy to their end-to-end telehealth solution.

From the official word:

The laryngoscope created by Vivid Medical is a single-use video intubation device that performs reliably during concurrent chest compression, on patients with an immobilized neck or in any position, and with successful suctioning of the airway by the same person performing intubation. The device connects through USB to Dictum Health’s IDM100 Medical Tablet, which displays video images of the mouth and throat to guide intubation and to record and store images to Care Central cloud services.

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TotalABA Announces Strategic Alliance with Digital Health Forward

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that TotalABA, a leader in providing Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) software for helping people with autism spectrum disorders, announced a strategic alliance with Digital Health Forward.

“The Digital Health Forward team has an extensive understanding of the current healthcare markets and the software needed to improve productivity and the quality of lives,” said Larry Morgan, CEO of TotalABA. “We have a deep knowledge of autism spectrum disorders and the best tools to help therapists and clinics spend more time with their students and less time doing administrative work.”

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Avizia, VeeMed Partner to Enable Seamless, Powerful Telehealth Programs

MHW learned this week that Avizia, powering system-wide telehealth, has announced its partnership with VeeMed, a leading provider of physician services for telehealth. The partnership aligns Avizia’s system-wide telehealth platform with VeeMed’s provider services for high-acuity use cases including neurology, behavioral health and intensive care—offering healthcare organizations flexible options to staff and power high-quality, comprehensive virtual care programs.

Through its collaboration with VeeMed, Avizia is able to offer healthcare organizations the full suite of telehealth tools and resources they need to conduct secure, seamless remote virtual consultations for high-acuity specialties.

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First Look: KabaFusion Partners with Digital Solutions Provider Citus Health

Media Release: Citus Health, a digital transformation and patient self-service solution provider for the post-acute care industry, announced today a new partnership with KabaFusion. KabaFusion specializes in IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) and home infusion IV therapy with seven pharmacist-owned, patient-focused specialty pharmacies serving over 40 states across the country.

The partnership will include the use and company-wide roll out of Citus Health’s Call Bell application, which will replace many phone and paper-based processes and workflows with digital and mobile solutions. Among other advancements, Call Bell will: allow patients to get immediate answers to commonly asked questions; facilitate secure, HIPAA-compliant messaging between patients, staff, and patients’ entire care team; allow prescribers to communicate with pharmacies in a convenient, secure manner; minimize or eliminate under- or over-supply in patient homes; and obtain patient and physician signatures electronically on documentation needed for billing and compliance.

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First Look: VillageMD Launches DocOS to Accelerate the Transformation of Primary Care

VillageMD, a leading national provider of primary care, has launched DocOS, its purpose-built digital healthcare system, that allows clinicians and patients to engage in patient care free from artificial physical or technical barriers, the official announcement reads.

With this ambient technology, physicians have access to critical patient information and insights that allows them to practice medicine optimally, all without changing their existing EHR.

“The shift to a value-centered health system requires that physicians proactively manage conditions by anticipating what patients are going to need, early enough so that we can make impactful interventions. Our operating system is the conduit to help make this happen,” said Clive Fields, M.D., co-founder and chief medical officer, VillageMD, and president of Village Family Practice, a large, multi-site clinic based in Houston. “This system allows us to extend the doctor-patient relationship beyond the exam room and into everyday life to promote faster, more convenient pre-emptive care. This is a game changer.”

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AMD Global Telemedicine Announces Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Platform for Healthcare Providers

AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), a powerhouse in clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS), announced the development of OnDemand Visit, a direct-to-consumer telehealth platform.

OnDemand Visit allows healthcare organizations to expand their service offerings and engage patients in a convenient way.

OnDemand Visit is a platform for healthcare providers to manage their own virtual care offerings, as an alternative to outsourcing their telemedicine needs and services. The direct-to-consumer telehealth platform connects patients with providers for a real-time medical visit, through any mobile or PC device. A virtual connection takes place in minutes, eliminating the need for patients to travel to an appointment for simple acute conditions or chronic disease management.

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