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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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The Retreat at Sunny Vista to Offer Access to Virtual Doctors

MHW learned Friday that the Retreat at Sunny Vista has partnered with Charlotte-based TeleHealth Solution to provide the elderly residents of their community with immediate, in-house medical care.

From the official word:

While patients relax in their familiar surroundings, an on-screen physician will conduct a virtual, face-to-face examination and discuss the plan of care. In the vast majority of interventions, the patient will be able to receive treatment at The Retreat at Sunny Vista, avoiding a trip to the Emergency Room, an unnecessary hospital admission, and the stress and complications that can arise.

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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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Oxygen Therapy Brand Launches New Customizable Telehealth Solutions

Mobile telehealth and remote patient monitoring company SynsorMed Inc. has formed a strategic relationship with a leading global manufacturer of oxygen delivery equipment, CAIRE Inc., to provide medical equipment providers with the tools they need to serve their patients suffering from respiratory disease.

MHW has learned that the multi-year agreement combines SynsorMed’s innovative technology to monitor patient conditions outside of the hospital with CAIRE’s portable and stationary oxygen therapy devices. The new mobile solution will be branded as “CAIREview™ powered by SynsorMed.”

“SynsorMed is an emerging leader in patient engagement for preventing hospital readmissions and it was only natural that we are teaming up with an established company like CAIRE to create a system designed to help encourage patient compliance,” Theo Harvey, Chief Executive Officer of SynsorMed.

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First Look: Avizia Acquires Carena

Avizia, powering system-wide telehealth, announced late last week that it has acquired Carena, a Seattle-based leading virtual care provider. The acquisition of Carena reinforces Avizia’s position as the largest and most comprehensive telehealth solutions partner for health systems nationwide.

Avizia partners with providers to deploy and power system-wide telehealth strategies.

With the acquisition of Carena, Avizia now offers a comprehensive and customizable telehealth platform which includes software, mobile applications, virtual care devices and a provider network.

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First Look: WellStar Expands Telemedicine Coverage

On Friday, MHW learned that WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is expanding its telemedicine capabilities with Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), by adding TeleNeurology and TelePsychiatry services.

We’re told that SOC is the largest provider of telemedicine services and technology to acute care hospitals.

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HRS Adds Telehealth Clinical Excellence to Team of Experts

MHW has learned that HRS is welcoming Jenni Blendu RN, MBA, as the new Senior Director of Sales to continue what the company calls “the rapid adoption of the industry’s most innovative telehealth program.”

Blendu served as an ER, Critical Care, and Home Health nurse for over 15 years and was strongly dedicated to keeping patients in their homes and promoting preventive medicine.

With 15 years of experience in healthcare leadership roles, Blendu has fostered the belief that simple technology not only reduces healthcare costs but also improves patient outcomes.

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