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First Look: Decillion Healthcare Acquired

MHW learned today that BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy announced that it has acquired Decillion Healthcare, near Columbus, Ohio.

Decillion provides individualized pharmacy and clinical support services for patients with chronic, difficult to treat conditions in neurology, oncology, gastroenterology, immunology, rheumatology and more.

Decillion also provides infusion services from their wholly-owned ambulatory infusion center in Dublin, Ohio. The pharmacy is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a member organization of the NHIA Standards for Ethical Practice.

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ONE20 Announces Exclusive MDLIVE Offering

Access to affordable health care on the road is one of the trucking industry’s biggest challenges today. That’s why the nation’s largest free membership for professional truck drivers – ONE20 – is teaming up with MDLIVE to give members access to “affordable virtual health care.”

According to a provided media release, the ONE20 MDLIVE Program provides more benefits to drivers than any other virtual health plan.

The touted benefits include:

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ClearHealth Quality Institute Unveils New Telemedicine Accreditation Program

ClearHealth Quality Institute, an independent health care accrediting body, announced today the launch of CHQI’s new Telemedicine Accreditation Program (TAP).

MHW has learned that the program is now accepting applicants and the TAP Standards and Guide are now available at www.CHQI.com.

As the only telemedicine or telehealth accreditation program endorsed by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), the TAP accreditation seal provides consumers with an easy-to-identify confirmation of quality from an independent third-party organization. This patient and consumer benefit had previously been unavailable for telehealth services, which are a rapidly expanding segment of the health care market.

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First Look: Enterprise Telemedicine Substantially More Successful than Departmental Approach

U.S. healthcare providers are increasingly leveraging a centrally managed (i.e., enterprise) approach to telemedicine, according to the results of the REACH Health 2018 U.S. Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey. Forty-eight percent of respondents indicated they use an enterprise approach, up from 39 percent in 2017. This corresponded with a significant drop in telemedicine initiatives managed by individual departments, from 36 percent last year to 26 percent this year.

“Not only are enterprise telemedicine programs becoming more common – they are markedly more successful,” said Steve McGraw, President and CEO of REACH Health. “When we correlated these approaches with participants’ achievements, we found that organizations taking an enterprise approach are 30 percent more likely to be highly successful than organizations with a departmental approach.”

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First Look: OntarioMD Enters into New Partnership with the Ontario Telemedicine Network

OntarioMD announce ahead of the weekend that it has entered into a new partnership agreement with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to streamline the delivery of digital health services that provide clinical value to Ontario physician practices and enhance care for their patients.

“Our organizations are building on our successful, award-winning collaboration to engage more family physicians and specialists in the use of digital health services,” said Sarah Hutchison, CEO of OntarioMD. “Using valuable provincial digital health programs such as eConsult, Ontario clinicians are reducing wait times for specialist advice for their patients.”

Response to a clinical request is on average two days, resulting in patients receiving the care they need quickly and reducing the anxiety often caused by long wait times.

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Nebraska Schools Garner Praise for Delivering Online Therapy to Students with Special Needs

PresenceLearning, a leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, recently named Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, NE as a winner of its 4th annual Awards of Excellence.

The awards recognized 12 educational organizations nationwide for their outstanding organizational leadership, teamwork, and improved outcomes in helping students with special needs succeed.

Norfolk Public Schools is a Class A school district in northeast Nebraska, serving approximately 4,300 K-12 students.

When the district was short an SLP and was unable to fill the position for the 2016-17 school year, Mary Luhr, the district’s Director of Special Services, decided to partner with PresenceLearning to provide online speech-language therapy services. Five online SLPs began working with approximately 55 students from two of Norfolk’s elementary schools that year.

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DoseDr Telemedicine Platform Expanded for Use Treating All Chronic Diseases

Telemedicine provider DoseDr announced today its platform now supports treatment for all chronic disease—hypertension and related conditions including coronary artery disease, chronic kidney disease, stroke, and essential hypertension—tackling the problems currently unaddressed by the health care industry.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 86 percent of the $2.7 trillion spent annually on health care goes toward chronic disease, more than half to cover costs associated with exacerbations and preventable complications.

Realizing the motivation exists on both sides—patients want to take better care of themselves and doctors what to help them to do so—DoseDr was determined to close the gap by finally providing the tools needed to fix what’s broken with the health care system and save trillions of dollars in the process.

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