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SnapMD’s Virtual Care Management Platform Expands with Spanish-Language Capabilities

SnapMD, a full-service telehealth technology innovator and solutions provider, has announced that its Virtual Care Management (VCM) telemedicine platform has expanded its language offerings to include support for Spanish-speaking patients.

As a telehealth enterprise-software leader, the new multi-language capabilities further “extend virtual care access for patients and enhances the care options that healthcare providers can offer to their patient populations.”

SnapMD’s VCM telemedicine platform is designed specifically for healthcare providers to easily integrate the technology into existing operating models.

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Cloudbreak Health Makes Strategic Executive Hire

Cloudbreak Health, LLC (Cloudbreak), a leader in unified telemedicine solutions, announced healthcare industry veteran, Dan Shur, as its executive vice president of solutions and innovation. Shur has more than 25-years of experience in the healthcare industry.

“Dan has significant expertise in creating easy-to-use platforms addressing significant market needs learned from being on the front lines of healthcare for over two and a half decades,” said Jamey Edwards, co-founder and CEO of Cloudbreak Health. “Dan’s breadth and depth of experience in creating innovative products, customized strategies and market leading solutions is vital as we deliver our telemedicine solutions to the entire continuum of care. His contribution will be instrumental in our mission to provide unified telemedicine solutions for the healthcare enterprise.”

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U.S. HealthWorks Touts Telemedicine Bloodborne Pathogens Program

U.S. HealthWorks, a national leader in occupational medicine, has just announced the launch of a new Telemedicine service offering for bloodborne pathogens exposure.

“The program is available 24/7/365 through U.S. HealthWorks CareConnectNOW app and features rapid access to U.S. HealthWorks physicians for individuals with potential exposure, enabling evaluation within minutes of the exposure incident and counseling for medically appropriate follow-up care,” reads a statement emailed to MHW.

OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) requires employers to make immediate confidential medical evaluation and follow-up available for workers who have an exposure incident, such as a needle-stick, or specific eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, non-intact skin, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

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Powerhouse Partnership: Tufts Medical Center and MORE Health Team Up

Tufts Medical Center and MORE Health, a Silicon Valley-based global healthcare IT company, announced Monday a strategic alliance that gives patients from across the world access to the exceptional doctors of Tufts Medical Center through MORE Health’s Physician Collaboration Platform.

According to the details from an announcement emailed to MHW, MORE Health employs a proprietary, HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based IT platform to provide patients with access to an elite network of physicians to validate diagnoses and develop optimal treatment plans. Today’s announcement strengthens MORE Health’s network of doctors by connecting patients in the U.S. and internationally to Tufts Medical Center’s premier physicians.

“Tufts Medical Center and The Floating Hospital for Children are relentlessly focused on providing expert care where and when it is needed most,” says Deeb Salem, MD, Physician-in-Chief at Tufts Medical Center. “We’re pleased to be working closely with MORE Health to extend our care to patients regardless of their geographic location – whether they are located in another state or another continent.”

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SURVEY: Only 14% Trust TV for Health Information

Remedy Health Media, a leading digital health platform, recently announced the results of a commissioned study of more than 750 U.S. adults ages 35+ examining how consumers receive health information.

Of those who consume health information and content, 70% stated that they receive their health information from their healthcare provider, with health websites coming in a close second as the next most popular resource for health information (68%).

“In addition to providing some key insights about the health media space, this survey is also helping us create new content that meets patient needs,” said Jim Curtis, President, Remedy Health Media. “These survey findings can benefit the entire health media industry.”

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eSana Health Launches Discount Healthcare Plans

With healthcare more expensive and frustrating than ever, eSana Health has launched nationwide “affordable subscription healthcare plans” promising to save households thousands of dollars annually.

According to an official media release: With plans as low as $24.95 a month, eSana provides access to discounted medical and dental services.

To be clear, this is not insurance. It’s “an alternative way to get quality, affordable healthcare in a straightforward manner.”

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Heritage Biologics Touts HBnow Virtual Care Program

Heritage Biologics, a leader in Rare Disease Outcomes Management (RDOM), recently announced the launch of their HBnow virtual care program.
The innovative HBnow program is powered by Avizia’s telehealth platform and provides an easy interface for patients.

Access to Heritage Biologics’ pharmacy and nursing staff through a reliable virtual portal aims to enhance the overall patient experience.

“Our patients require specialized care, and traditional telephone interactions aren’t always effective. HBnow provides a virtual solution that connects our pharmacists and nurses to patients 24/7 in a real-time environment. A better patient experience is often the outcome as well,” says Amanda Walker, senior vice president of patient experience at Heritage Biologics.

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