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HIMSS Analytics Highlights Opportunities and Challenges with Telemedicine Adoption

HIMSS Analytics recently released two new Telemedicine Essential Brief studies that address both the inpatient and outpatient markets respectively.

“Essential Briefs are market research studies focused on identifying salient topics in the healthcare IT space that highlight mind share, market share and market opportunity of specific healthcare software technologies,” a provided summary explains.

All told, Health IT researchers from HIMSS Analytics examined the current adoption level of telemedicine solutions and services, to better understand how telemedicine is improving access to care and identifying emerging trends surrounding care integration via new services such as virtual care facilities.
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LG CNS Healthcare Solutions Touts New BYOD Capabilities in Telehealth Solution

Ahead of the weekend, LG CNS Healthcare Solutions debuted the next generation of telehealth technology yesterday, featuring Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) capabilities at Telehealth 2.0, the American Telemedicine Association’s national conference.

BYOD has been added to compliment LG CNS’ pre-packaged telehealth bundles, which pairs medical devices with a pre-programmed tablet in a remarkably easy-to-use kit for patients.

“BYOD is the next step for offering ultimate flexibility, scalability and affordability in bringing virtual care to more patients,” commented Maryann Choi, MD, MPH, MS, CMD, ACPE, chief executive officer & founding partner of Collain Healthcare LLC, an LG CNS Company.

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Virtual Grief Counseling Services Now Available to Military Survivors Via Mobile

teledoc-online-medicineOn Tuesday, Salus Telehealth, Inc. — a market leader and trusted advisor within the telehealth industry — announced the company has partnered with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to offer grief counseling support services to surviving military family members.

The services will be offered at no cost through the Salus VideoMedicine mobile platform.

If you’re not familiar, TAPS is dedicated to offering compassionate care to individuals who have lost a loved one who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Virtual counseling services via VideoMedicine complement the nonprofit organization’s existing 24/7 national peer support network and grief counseling resources. Since its founding in 1994, TAPS has provided free assistance to more than 70,000 surviving family members, casualty officers and caregivers.

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TeleHealth Solutions Partners with Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center

Virtua, Teladoc to Provide Telehealth Services in the Garden StateOn Tuesday, TeleHealth Solutions announced that it has signed a partnership agreement to provide consulting services to customers of the Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center (UMTRC).

If you’re not familiar, TeleHealth Solutions is a vendor-agnostic consultancy that addresses every step involved in planning, procuring and optimizing telehealth programs.

UMTRC provides a single point of contact for telehealth resources across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The organization’s resources include educational and outreach presentations, individualized technical assistance, facilitation, connections to local or distant providers, archived resources via its website and project staff.

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Assessment of Comatose Patients Through Telemedicine Efforts Shown to Be Reliable

Mayo Clinic's Kiosk Maker Partner in Financial TroublePress Release: Reliable assessment of comatose patients in intensive care units is critical to the patients’ care. Providers must recognize clinical status changes quickly to undertake proper interventions. But does the provider need to be in the same room as the patient, or can robotic telemedicine be used successfully to complete the assessment? According to a research study conducted at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, published in Telemedicine and e-Health, the answer is yes.

“To assess a patient in an intensive care unit who has an altered level of consciousness or coma, doctors must track the patient’s progress through bedside clinical examinations,” says Bart Demaerschalk, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist and senior author of the study. “This assessment is commonly completed through the use of either the Glasgow Coma Scale or the Full Outline of UnResponsiveness Score scale. These scales are scoring systems that allow providers to measure a patient’s level of consciousness.”

The study occurred over a 15-month time frame and included 100 patients. Sixteen medical doctors performed the assessments using the two scoring systems, with two providers randomly assigned to each patient — one provider conducting the assessment at the patient’s bedside and the other provider conducting the assessment using a real-time audio and visual robotic telemedicine system. Each provider independently scored the patients using both the Glasgow Coma Scale and the Full Outline of UnResponsiveness Score scale.
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First Look: Telehealth Pioneer Adds Provided Network Services

Avizia Focusing on Secure Messaging for Healthcare ProvidersAvizia — a leading end-to-end telehealth solution provider — shared with MHW on Tuesday the official news that the company is expanding their existing enterprise virtual care platform to include clinical staff in 36 specialties.

By partnering with MLS Telehealth, a physician-run organization providing clinical staffing services in 50 states for more than a decade, Avizia will provide its customers access to industry-leading, highly credentialed, board certified physicians.

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Ceeable to Demo Digital Health Tech at Medtech Monday Conference

D-EYE Partners with TreVia to Expand Remote HealthcaremHealthWatch learned today that Ceeable, Inc. will present its digital health technology at the Med Tech Monday Conference in Irvine, California today.

Med Tech Monday is a one-day medical device conference that showcases the latest medical device innovations, investment insights and startups.

The conference highlights discussions with industry leaders on the future of medical devices in the coming years

As for the technology at hand, the Ceeable Visual Field Analyzer (CVFA) is a cloud-based digital platform used to detect and classify retinal disease, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

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