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CEO Departs ATA After 24 Years

After nearly a quarter-century of service, the longtime Chief Executive Officer of the American Telemedicine Association, Jon Linkous, announced that he is stepping down.

“Jon was integral in the formation of the ATA and the telehealth industry,” said Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS, ATA’s current Board President. “We thank Jon for his many years of service and his significant contributions to ATA and the industry he helped create.”

We’re told that Dr. Sabrina Smith, ATA’s current Chief Operating Officer, will take on the role of Interim CEO. There will be a search to fill the position permanently.

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Fruit Street Health Raises Additional Physician Funding

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that Fruit Street Health — a digital health and telehealth startup focused on delivering the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program and other chronic disease prevention programs — has raised an additional $3 million.

This is the latest update on funding since the company’s last funding announcement in MedCity News a year ago.

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ATA Announces Support for Department of Veterans Affairs Expansion of Telehealth

Ahead of the weekend, The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) weighed in on a big developing story in Washington.

Having long recognized the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a federal and national leader in telehealth, the ATA says it “strongly supports” the VA for eliminating state-by-state licensure requirements for health professionals employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

As the largest telehealth program in the U.S., the VA has long been a steward of innovative health delivery and financing models involving telehealth which support accessible, available, and affordable healthcare services to veterans.

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eWellness Building Artificial Intelligence Tools, Predictive Analytics

eWellness Healthcare Corporation – a provider of telehealth solutions for clinical practices — has big plans for the remaining months of 2017.

The company, we’re told, now anticipates adding Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and predictive analytics into its PHZIO platform by the end of 2017.

This new AI and predictive analytics are anticipated to combine our current remote monitoring capabilities with machine learning and intelligent analytics that leverage patient health data to improve healthcare outcomes.

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California Dreaming: OmniaMD Telemedicine App Launches Doctor-Patient Video Calling

It’s hailed as a “simple yet revolutionary new telemedicine application.”

Meet OmniaMD. Launched late last month, this new platform is officially seeing patients and recruiting board-certified physicians in California.

Created by Newport Beach Cardiologist and Harvard Medical School graduate Dr. Jorge Castellanos and former Cedars-Sinai RN Lauren Timpe, OmniaMD connects doctors and patients through iOS-based video calls on-demand for a flat rate of $59.

We’re told that no insurance is needed.

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Eceptionist Announces Teledermatology Educational Role

Eceptionist, a world leader in providing healthcare organizations with cloud-based software solutions around referral management, e-consults, scheduling and Telehealth, recently took part in a nationwide Teledermatology skills and practice course across the United Kingdom.

According to a media release emailed to MHW, the Eceptionist “Telehealth Manager” and “Triage & E-Referral Manager” solution “were used as a platform among a variety of Dermatologists in an effort to provide a practical course in the service delivery of Teledermatology services.”

This effort, organized by members of the British Teledermatology Society and hosted by the British Association of Dermatologists, was meant as training to show key features of a clinical Teledermatology practice and illustrate safe and useful options for patients while appealing to primary and secondary Dermatological care.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know

Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

WellnessLiving Partners with Google
WellnessLiving, the all-in-one business management software focused on wellness businesses, has partnered with Google.

Doctor On Demand Brings Affordable Video Visits to Texas
On-demand video medicine provider Doctor On Demand today announced that it will offer video visits with US-trained, board-certified physicians for $10 to consumers within the State of Texas.

ClearHealth Quality Institute Forms Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee
MHW learned Thursday that ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI) has formed a Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee.

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