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April 11 is National Day of Telehealth for Parkinson Disease


For World Parkinson’s Day on April 11, individuals with Parkinson disease, caregivers, family members, and advocates are encouraged to join a special awareness day and participate in free online fitness classes hosted by BurnAlong.

Parkinson disease is the fastest growing neurological disorder worldwide, and is poised to continue to grow exponentially.

“Exercise can improve the symptoms of Parkinson disease and may even delay onset of symptoms. Exercising when you want, where you want, and with whom you want, could motivate many of us to exercise more often,” a provided release from BurnAlong reads.

BurnAlong is an online video fitness and wellness platform that offers hundreds of classes at all fitness levels, including classes appropriate for individuals with PD at various stages of progression. You choose the class you want to take and where you want to take it – from home, from a friend’s house, or wherever you are that day. You can access the class on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and, uniquely, can invite friends and family to join you in live private sessions. Whomever you invite will be able to see and hear you on their screen, and you will be able to see and hear them in addition to viewing the class.

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VNA Adopts Telehealth Technology to Engage Clients


MHW learned today that the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is now partnering with Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), an innovative telehealth software company, to enhance client care.

With over 15 years of telehealth experience, we’re told that VNA chose HRS’ telehealth software solution because of its unique ability to engage clients in their home care.

Clients placed on telehealth are provided with 4G tablets pre-loaded with HRS software. The tablets are paired with Bluetooth biometric devices, which allow clients to take their blood pressure, weight and heart rate while having their vitals transmit automatically to the tablet and their nurse. In addition, HRS software gives clients daily reminders to take their vitals, answer symptom-related questions and manage their medication, while also providing educational content on their condition through videos and teach-back quizzes.

Telehealth clients are actively monitored by a dedicated telehealth central station nurse, who works closely with the director of home care, clinical leaders and care coordinators to assure telehealth technology is benefiting those served. The ability to engage clients, practice medication reconciliation, shorten health literacy gaps and provide caregiver support through HRS software can reduce hospital readmission rates, improve VNA patient satisfaction and establish strong patient outcomes.

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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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First Look: Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice Improves Patient Outcomes by Expanding Telehealth


MHW learned Tuesday that Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice, greater Toledo is leveraging technology to improve health outcomes for their patients with chronic diseases.

Telemonitoring is booming as healthcare agencies turn to simple technology to enhance the quality of care in the home and reduce overall healthcare costs for chronic disease management.

“Thanks in part to a generous grant from the Verizon Foundation, in November 2016, Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice partnered with Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), an innovative software company, to provide continuous care for patients with chronic diseases,” reads a company statement emailed to MHW.

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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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1Vision Awarded Home Telehealth Contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


1Vision LLC confirmed to MHW today that it has been selected as the only Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) to be awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to deliver home telehealth solutions to U.S. veterans.

The contract includes one base year and four one-year option periods with a maximum value of $258,668,957.

1Vision chose AMC Health, a leading provider of virtual care and remote patient monitoring solutions to implement its home telehealth solution leveraging the robust clinical CareConsole platform.

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New Global Partnership Emerges in Telehealth for Consumer Health and Professional Healthcare


Royal Philips — a global leader in health technology, and American Well — a leading U.S. telehealth provider — announced today the signing of a new strategic partnership to jointly deliver virtual care solutions around the world.

Through this technology partnership, the two companies will work together to embed American Well’s mobile telehealth services into an array of Philips solutions for both healthy consumers and patients with a medical need, spanning personal health & wellness, population health management, and clinical programs.

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