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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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Therapia Staffing Aims to ‘Bridge the Gap’ with Telehealth Services

Therapia Staffing, a national staffing company based out of Coral Springs, Florida, has its sights set on telehealth.

When Therapia Staffing launched its therapeutic staffing service, we’re told that they “quickly found a huge gap between the demand for therapeutic services and the availability of therapists in underserved or geographically remote areas.”

The need was particularly dire in schools, especially those in remote areas.

Therapia Staffing responded and immediately committed to increasing access to speech, behavioral and other therapies for students who were not receiving the appropriate support and services because of their geographic location or lack of specialists in their area. Therapia Staffing experts knew the answer was to bring the providers to those in need via online therapy.

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First Look: WellDoc’s Digital Platform for Type 2 Diabetes Powers ‘Diabetes Wellness Program’ Within Samsung Health

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and WellDoc, a leading digital therapeutic company, announced today that Samsung Health users now have access to a new consumer version of WellDoc’s digital platform known as the Diabetes Wellness Program (DWP).

The DWP, which is integrated within the Samsung Health service, is a 12-week health and wellness program developed in collaboration with key partners, including the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). It is designed to help adults with type 2 diabetes achieve a healthy lifestyle and to help manage their condition.

Samsung Health is a personal health service designed to empower individuals to manage their health and fitness. It features a comprehensive platform that displays user activity trends and provides health insights, telehealth services and helpful feedback to connect users, friends and experts all while promoting healthier lifestyles.

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Vidyo Demonstrates Telehealth Solutions and Use Cases at HIMSS 2018

Vidyo, Inc. — a leader in embedded video technology — has rolled into Las Vegas to exhibit and host demonstrations at HIMSS 2018, being held through March 9.

The company’s presence at HIMSS, along with key partners including Epic, ViTel Net, HP and Honeywell Healthcare, will center around telemedicine trends and use cases.

“Telemedicine continues to be a driving force in the evolution of healthcare. Our focus is to provide world-class video interaction technology that enables healthcare delivery organizations to increase access to care and improve patient outcomes,” said Vidyo’s Chief Marketing Officer, Elana Anderson. “Our presence at HIMSS showcases how Vidyo seamlessly interoperates with and enhances other technologies for telestroke services as well as how video can improve post-operative care, facilitate remote teleconsults, and more. Conference attendees can see how video plays a key role across many different facets of the healthcare industry to enrich access and improve the quality of care while reducing costs.”

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Iron Bow’s Telehealth Education Delivered (TED) Vehicle Launches Nationwide Tour

Iron Bow Technologies, an information technology solutions provider to healthcare, government and commercial markets, is launching the fourth annual nationwide tour of its Telehealth Education Delivered Vehicle, TED.

This week, TED is taking off for its annual cross country trek, showcasing the latest in telehealth solutions.

Now in its fourth year, TED’s mission is to educate and increase the use of telehealth within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by raising the awareness and understanding on how these technologies can improve overall efficiency while enhancing patient access, outcomes and experiences.

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Lacktman to Speak at HIMSS18 on Legal and Regulatory Opportunities in Telemedicine

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Nathaniel Lacktman will speak at the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on the continued expansion of telemedicine and digital health programs and the legal considerations necessary to consider when developing new programs. His session, “Behavioral Health: A Launchpad for Enterprise Telehealth,” will be held on March 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm PT.

Lacktman, chair of Foley & Lardner’s Telemedicine Industry Team and co-chair of the Digital Health Group, will speak alongside Sarah Sossong, Senior Director of the Center for TeleHealth at Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General). Sossong and Lacktman will discuss Mass General’s telehealth program evolution through the lens of a single service line, behavioral health. Lacktman will also discuss the current regulatory framework facing telemedicine providers and necessary legal considerations.

“Sweeping state and federal legislative changes over the last five years have brought the telehealth industry from infancy to adolescence, and 2018 will be a landmark inflection point,” said Lacktman. “There are many opportunities for hospitals, health systems, and entrepreneurs to both establish and grow vibrant telemedicine offerings and this session will offer insight on how to do so.”

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