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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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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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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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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.

The contract includes one base year and four one-year option periods with a maximum value of $258,668,957.

1Vision chose AMC Health, a leading provider of virtual care and remote patient monitoring solutions to implement its home telehealth solution leveraging the robust clinical CareConsole platform.

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Netsmart and American Well Announce Technology Partnership

On Wednesday, MHW learned that Netsmart and American Well, a leading global telehealth solution platform, announced a technology partnership to connect their respective networks, creating a virtually connected healthcare community, enabling collaboration across a network of more than 200 million consumers, 600,000 providers and more than 25,000 organizations.

We’re told that this technology partnership is designed to provide consumers an “unprecedented level of access to real-time quality care across multiple provider specialties.”

The concept of creating a comprehensive network of providers to bring healthcare directly to the consumer not only has the potential to drastically improve health outcomes, but lower costs by empowering providers to deliver care in the lowest acuity setting possible.

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Voluntis and WellDoc Announce innovative Partnership

MHW learned this week that Voluntis and WellDoc — two of the industry’s leading digital therapeutics companies — have inked a commercial agreement aimed at combining Voluntis’ insulin titration technology with WellDoc’s extensive digital coaching platform to create a holistic digital diabetes management solution for patients, providers, health systems and health plans.

From the official word emailed to MHW:

Voluntis developed Insulia, an FDA-cleared, prescription-only digital companion for people and their care teams using basal insulin to treat type 2 diabetes. It provides automated basal insulin dose recommendations for people with type 2 diabetes while enabling the health care team to remotely monitor progress.

The developer of BlueStar® – an FDA-cleared, digital therapeutic for individuals with type 2 diabetes – WellDoc is the first digital health company in the US to conduct randomized clinical trials that demonstrate significant clinical outcomes, as published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented at leading industry conferences. The clinical evidence shows a 1.7 to 2.0-point mean A1C reduction for individuals living with type 2 diabetes who used BlueStar.

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