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Reliance Standard Teams With WellVia to Offer Telehealth Services

Telehealth The Key to Improving Physician Workflow and Patient CareOn Thursday, mHealthWatch learned that Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Reliance Standard), has partnered with WellVia to offer telehealth services to employers in conjunction with ancillary (non-medical) benefits insurance coverage.

Telehealth services may be delivered independently alongside traditional benefits coverage, or through a unique integrated platform with EAP services through ACI Specialty Benefits.
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InTouch Health Expands Telehealth Enterprise Network

Adventist Health Getting Aggressive with TelehealthInTouch Health, a specialty telehealth enterprise network provider, has just announced its entry into tele-physician services as an addition to InTouch’s core services portfolio.

According to this morning’s announcement, InTouch Health’s decision to enter the physician services business comes in response to InTouch Health customer requests for a high-quality, turn-key tele-physician services powered by the InTouch Health telehealth enterprise platform.

Providing comprehensive services to its hospital and health system customers is a “synergistic extension of the InTouch offering,” the company says.
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Avizia Secures New Funding To Bolster Telehealth Platform

Major Money Raised for Low IncomeAvizia, a telehealth solution provider offering an end-to-end platform, today announced $11 million in funding to support continued innovation across its care coordination platform.

According to a provided statement, the Series A funding round was led by Blue Heron Capital and joined by Lavrock Ventures, NextGen Venture Partners, Middleland Capital, Waterline Capital, and Blu Ventures.

“Telemedicine adoption is rapidly accelerating as health systems compete to offer more specialized care and reap the benefits of lower costs, improved access, and greater patient satisfaction,” said Blue Heron Capital Partner, Tom Benedetti. “When we looked to invest in the market, it was clear that Avizia was the right fit for us. Their differentiated software platform offers health systems greater flexibility, more use cases, and superior integration. We see a great deal of value and potential in what Avizia is doing.”
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Six European Governments Request Support For Interoperable Telehealth

OPINION How Clinical Documentation Improvement Prepares You for a Value-Based WorldOn Wednesday, health ministries and their agencies responsible for ICT systems from Austria, Catalonia, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden delivered a joint letter to the eHealth Network endorsing large scale deployment of telehealth systems, outlining challenges to implementation, and requesting support to address telehealth challenges related to enabling technology and interoperability.

“All have made a commitment to open standards and interoperability, and to use the Continua Design Guidelines (CDGs) as part of advanced planning or deployment of their telehealth programs,” a provided statement reads. “The signers acknowledged the CDGs, published by the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), as ‘the leading open framework for many technical interoperability aspects of personal connected health.'”
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Medical University of South Carolina Purchases Vidyo for Telehealth Objectives

MUSCThis week, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announced that it has simplified access to high quality remote consultations between clinicians and patients by deploying Epic’s telehealth and virtual care workflows tightly integrated with Vidyo’s real-time video communication platform.

“Virtual visits are the latest addition to MUSC’s robust telehealth portfolio that includes telestroke, tele-ICU, school based telehealth, medical home co-management, maternal fetal telemedicine, telemental health and other applications,” the organization said in a news release emailed to mHealthWatch.
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Global Partnership for TeleHealth Confirms Upcoming Conference Schedule

Global Partnership for TeleHealth Confirms Upcoming Conference ScheduleOn Friday, MHW was privy to the latest news from the Global Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT) — a charitable nonprofit promoting the establishment of telemedicine programs in underserved communities.

The organization just confirmed its upcoming conference schedule for the remainder of 2016 and early 2017.

The full conference schedule includes the following events:
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New Report Reminds That Obstacles for Telehealth Persist

New Report Reminds That Obstacles for Telehealth PersistAvizia, a telehealth solution provider, and Modern Healthcare Custom Media, the research division of Modern Healthcare, recently shared with mHealthWatch the findings from their national telehealth survey.

The report, “Closing the Telehealth Gap,” surveyed more than 280 healthcare leaders from U.S. hospitals, physician groups, ambulatory centers and other healthcare groups, and exposed a major disconnect between how healthcare providers currently use telehealth versus how they want to use the technology.

According to the findings, the most common service lines using telehealth today include stroke (44 percent), behavioral health (39 percent), staff education and training (28 percent), and primary care (22 percent). However, when executives look to the future, patient education and train­ing lead the wish list (34 percent), closely followed by remote patient home monitoring (30 percent) and primary care (27 percent).

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