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PrestoDoctor Co-Founder Named To Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Congratulations are in order for PrestoDoctor co-founder Kyle Powers.

Kyle Powers, Cofounder of PrestoDoctor, has made the Class of 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 List of Young Stars, Visionaries and Creative Disruptors.

Forbes described the group as “game changers in 20 industries all under 30 years old — the most definitive gathering of today’s leading young change-makers and innovators in the U.S.”

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Advanced ICU Care Launches New Operations Center in Washington, D.C.

MHW learned today that Advanced ICU Care — a leading national provider of high acuity telemedicine services — is opening a ninth operations center.

Located in the Washington, D.C. area, the newest facility joins eight integrated hubs from which Advanced ICU Care uses cutting edge tele-technology to deliver clinical support and additional critical care expertise to ICUs nationwide.

We’re told that each of the company’s integrated hubs serves as a base for critical care teams led by U.S. board-certified intensivists and are comprised of critical care advanced practice providers, registered nurses, and respiratory therapists.

They are connected in real-time to Advanced ICU Care’s 65+ partner hospitals across 25 states via a secure data stream of patient information and two-way audio-video capabilities. This enables Advanced ICU Care’s critical care teams to actively engage in patient care, regardless of location.

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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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First Look: EverythingBenefits Taps HealthiestYou by Teladoc

EverythingBenefits, a provider of comprehensive, next-generation benefits technology solutions and services, announced this week its agreement with Teladoc, Inc., the world’s largest and most trusted telehealth provider, to integrate their HealthiestYou’s solution within the EverythingBenefits platform.

This represents the first third-party integration into the EverythingBenefits suite of benefits technology products. As a result, EverythingBenefits’ growing partner distribution network of human capital management (HCM) platforms, payroll service bureaus, benefits brokers and third-party administrators will have access to the Teladoc HealthiestYou telehealth solution and expand their value offering to existing and prospective clients.

If you’re not familiar, HealthiestYou connects patients with board-certified physicians through phone calls, video chats and the award-winning HealthiestYou app to get resolution to their general medical needs, such as cold and flu, upper respiratory infections, pink eye and more.

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Lowe’s Goes Digital for Expanded Employee Benefits Support

On Tuesday, Accolade announced an expansion of its relationship with Lowe’s to further improve and simplify the company’s employee benefit offering, nearly doubling the number of Lowe’s members under Accolade’s care.

“Beginning in 2018, Accolade will become the first point of benefits support for Lowe’s employees and their families, addressing questions and needs ranging from benefits and bills to navigation of Lowe’s cutting-edge benefits ecosystem,” a provided statement reads.

In a landscape of rising health costs, Accolade has a proven model for reducing the complexity and expense of healthcare by empowering individuals and organizations to make better decisions and utilize healthcare more appropriately and efficiently.

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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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Magellan Health Leverages Talkspace’s Messaging Therapy

Magellan Health, Inc. has announced a collaboration with Talkspace, the global leader in online messaging therapy.

We’re told that Talkspace will work with Magellan to bring messaging therapy in an accessible and convenient format to Magellan’s employer clients.

Through Talkspace, individuals can seek behavioral health therapy by connecting directly to a therapist in a web or mobile environment, including secure text messaging.

“In today’s busy world, we recognize the importance of offering mental healthcare when and where consumers choose to access it,” said Gus Giraldo, president of commercial markets for Magellan Health. “Whether you are in the coffee shop, lying in bed in the middle of the night, or working at your desk, a licensed therapist is available to communicate with you in a private, secure setting.”

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