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Colorado VNA, Health Recovery Solutions to Launch Telemedicine Pilot

Last fall, Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s (VNA) partnered with innovative telehealth company, Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), to launch a pilot intervention program for adults living with heart failure.

Individuals with heart disease have a national average 30-day readmission rate of 24%. Colorado VNA is hoping to “significantly reduce this rate for their home health heart failure clients with the use of remote monitoring technology through HRS’ telehealth software.”

So how does it all work?

Colorado VNA clients placed on telemedicine are provided with 4G tablets pre-loaded with the HRS software. The tablets are paired with Bluetooth biometric devices which allow patients to take their blood pressure, weight, heart rate, and more. The HRS software provides patients with daily reminders to take their vitals, answer symptom related questions, manage their medication while also providing educational content on their condition. Meanwhile, the HRS software also allows clinicians the ability to monitor patient vitals and respond to high-risk alerts when patients are at risk for hospital readmission.

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GPT PreConference to Replace One-Day School-Based Telehealth Summit

According to a statement emailed to MHW, Georgia/Global Partnership for Telehealth (GPT) has invited school nurses and others interested in student health from Georgia and surrounding states to attend its School-Based Telehealth Pre-Conference Workshop in the Jekyll Island Convention Center on March 19, 2018.

The Pre-Conference will replace the one-day School-Based Telehealth Summit that GPT hosts annually in Tifton.

Loren Nix, Director of School-Based Telehealth at GPT, expressed her hopes that absorbing the School-Based Telehealth Summit into a larger conference will provide school nurses who use telehealth with more resources than the one-day summit typically does. “We’ve found that many nurses are forced to choose between GPT’s big annual conference and the Summit,” Nix said. “Our hope is that by putting the two together, school nurses will be able to attend both.”

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ClearHealth Quality Institute on the Hunt for Volunteers for Accreditation Committee

On Tuesday, ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI) – a new accreditation organization that develops and promotes quality standards in health care by leveraging value-based purchasing metrics – announced that it is seeking volunteer members to join its new Accreditation Committee.

The CHQI Accreditation Committee will be instrumental in the launch of several CHQI programs this year, including the Telemedicine Accreditation Program, version 2.0, for telemedicine providers, and the Mental Health Parity Accreditation Program, version 1.0, for health insurers.

The Telemedicine Accreditation Program – which is being developed in collaboration with the American Telemedicine Association – is slated for launch next month.

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Benefits by Design Inc. Partners with Telemedicine Company GOeVisit

Benefits By Design (BBD), a third party administrator that connects Canadian businesses with benefits and workplace solutions, has partnered with MyCare MedTech Inc., a Canadian telehealth company offering medical care through its platform, GOeVisit.

According to details in an emailed statement, GOeVisit provides virtual consultations with medical providers for minor illnesses 24/7 from coast to coast.

The partnership offers BBD groups an innovative way to access medical care for minor illnesses without having to leave home or office and without experiencing long wait times.

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InTouch Health Applauds What It Calls ‘Groundbreaking Telehealth Legislation’

InTouch Health, a leading enterprise telehealth platform and the market leader in telestroke care, is celebrating what it calls a major policy win for the telemedicine industry.

Early today, Congress passed legislation expanding Medicare reimbursement for telestroke services, one of several provisions included in the Chronic Care Act [S. 870 (115)].

This groundbreaking legislation – which also enables patients receiving home dialysis to check-in with their doctors remotely; Medicare Advantage plans to offer expanded coverage for telehealth services; and Accountable Care Organizations to have more flexibility to use telemedicine – is a promising indication of growing bipartisan support of telemedicine as a critical solution for the healthcare cost and delivery challenges that have plagued the country.

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24/7 Kid Doc Announces Telemedicine Pilot Program

24/7 Kid Doc, Inc. — a 24/7 Telemedicine company — announced today it is launching a pilot program with 2 of the nation’s oldest and highly rated day care centers, located in Jacksonville, FL.

MHW is told that the program confirms the Company’s continuing evolution by introducing a second economic model generating revenues directly from families without the need to deal with insurance companies or Medicaid.

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ClinicTracker EHR Touts New Built-in Telehealth Service for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Agencies

MHW learned today that ClinicTracker is rolling out their new Telehealth Service that gives providers a convenient method for interacting with patients remotely using an internet-connected desktop, laptop, or other mobile device equipped with a webcam.

ClinicTracker makes it simple to set up appointments, conduct sessions, access recordings, and keep records – all within ClinicTracker’s user-friendly environment.

Telehealth has become a major force in behavioral healthcare. Now providers can broaden their market, increase patient access to care, serve remote areas, boost patient satisfaction, and reduce no-show rates.

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