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Avizia Becomes Nation’s First Telehealth Provider to Earn URAC’s Telehealth Accreditation

MHW learned this week that Avizia has become the nation’s first telehealth provider to earn URAC’s telehealth accreditation.

For Avizia Chief Executive Officer Mike Baird, becoming the first telehealth provider to achieve URAC telehealth accreditation is about more than demonstrating his organization’s commitment to delivering the highest level of quality.

It’s also about promoting the entire concept of telehealth in the minds of patients and providers.

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Global Partnership for Telehealth Joins Trapollo to Offer Remote Patient Monitoring

MHW learned today that Global/Georgia Partnership for Telehealth (GPT) has partnered with Virginia-based remote patient monitoring (RPM) integrator Trapollo.

Through this partnership, we’re told that healthcare organizations will be able to source remote monitoring technologies and contract RPM program design, consulting services and non-clinical managed services.

In short, this will allow GPT to provide a complete RPM solution that is focused on operational efficiency for clinical teams and has the capacity to help serve underserved populations.

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iHealthHome Taps Telemonitoring For Supporting Cancer Researchers

According to a statement emailed to MHW on Friday, iHealthHome has partnered with investigators at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on the study entitled “Integrating a Telemonitoring Device into the Outpatient Management of Adult Patients Following Intensive Chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and High-Grade Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS): A Randomized Pilot Study,” which concluded that “Integrating a telemonitoring device into outpatient management of AML/MDS patients is feasible, well-received by patients and providers, and provides valuable, potentially actionable medical information.”

“Healthcare is moving rapidly to the home,” says Dew-Anne Langcaon, co-founder and CEO of iHealthHome. “Our mission is to provide a software platform and tools to enable providers to perform comprehensive care management for medically complex and elderly patients in their own home. We were thrilled to be part of this important study to test the hypothesis that in-home telemonitoring could facilitate patients who received intensive chemotherapy to recover at home rather than in the hospital and achieve the same or better outcomes at better cost.”

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Ambry Genetics Advances Patient Care through Telemedicine Genetic Counseling Services

Making big waves through empowering innovation, Ambry Genetics — a leading clinical genetics-testing lab — announced recently that they would be collaborating with PWNHealth to offer telemedicine genetic counseling as part of Ambry’s commitment to improve access to patient care.

Due to the rapid growth of genetic testing, the need for telemedicine genetic counseling services is expanding. PWNHealth provides these services through phone or video conferencing, thereby facilitating timely and convenient access to experienced genetic counselors.

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MyOncoPath Brings Telemedicine to Cancer Treatment Plans

MHW learned today that MyOncoPath, a new telemedicine clinic specializing in personalized medicine for cancer patients, announced they have begun seeing patients and partnering with medical practices nationwide.

If you’re not familiar, MyOncoPath bridges the gap between the millions of cancer patients in the U.S., and genetic counselors specializing in cancer genomics, via its telemedicine clinic, and provides genetic testing recommendations to help providers identify personalized treatment plans.

The field of personalized medicine is progressing rapidly in cancer treatment with new therapeutic agents being tailored to attack an individual’s tumor based on the tumor’s unique genetic makeup, allowing for better targeting and reduced chemotoxicity.

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MedRisk Issues New White Paper on Telerehabilitation in Workers’ Compensation

MHW learned ahead of the weekend that MedRisk has published “Telerehabilitation & the Injured Worker: A Practical Guide,” a white paper that explores physical therapy in the age of telemedicine and its practical application for the workers’ compensation industry.

The white paper examines the use of telerehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries. Video conferencing, virtual home-exercise supervision and remote patient monitoring can be used to supplement traditional in-clinic care.

Telerehabilitation is especially helpful for injured employees who live in rural areas, those who need a specialist or bilingual physical therapist, and for those who travel frequently for work.

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FIRST LOOK: Foley Survey Shows ‘Surging Telemedicine Services’ Across the Health Care Spectrum

According to the findings of a new report shared today with MHW, health care executives and providers have shed fears – and have even become enthusiastic – about the deployment of telemedicine services compared to three years ago.

That’s the key takeaway from a new survey conducted by law firm Foley & Lardner LLP.

More than 100 respondents from hospitals, specialty clinics, ancillary services and related organizations completed the survey, and nearly half of respondents hold C-suite or senior-level titles.

Foley’s 2017 Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey reflects a surging demand for telemedicine-based offerings among providers and patients, and a broader acceptance of the technology by other major players in the health care industry.

In the 2014 inaugural survey three years ago, 87 percent of respondents did not expect their patients to be using telemedicine services by this time. However, according to this year’s survey, those expectations have been defied with approximately three-quarters of respondents currently offering, or planning to offer, such services, and also having strong intentions to grow those programs (53 percent).

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