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eConsult Technology Joins the Ranks of Mainstream Telehealth Models


Safety Net Connect, a leading provider of innovative web-based healthcare technology for organizations assisting underserved populations, announced this week that “eConsult” (electronic consultation) technology – including SNC’s Converge platform, a next generation eConsult system – is gaining dynamic traction in the mainstream telehealth sector, as made evident by the overwhelming number of presentations addressing this transformative technology at last week’s CTN Telehealth Summit.

According to a provided media statement, summit discussions spanned a range of timely eConsult topics, including models of adoption, integration strategies, and success stories within a broad range of entities such as public health departments, integrated delivery networks (IDN), and Medicaid plans.

Panelists reported outcomes including specialist access within 1-2 days and over 60% of cases being resolved without the need for a face-to-face specialist visit.

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FeatherMed Mobile Telehealth Kit Wins MedTech Breakthrough Award


On Thursday, Yorktel announced that its mobile telehealth kit, FeatherMed has won the MedTech Breakthrough Award for “Best Overall Telehealth Solution.”

MedTech Breakthrough, if you’re not familiar, is an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market.

Award recipients are honored for their innovation, hard work and success in a range of categories, including Telehealth, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records (EHR), mHealth, Medical Devices, Medical Data, and more.

“We are honored to win this innovation award and to be recognized alongside such esteemed healthcare technology leaders,” said Yorktel SVP, Healthcare, Pete McLain. “FeatherMed is a niche product that fills a gap in the Telehealth market for a lightweight, portable unit to manage telehealth encounters on the fly in remote locations. FeatherMed is our latest example of Yorktel’s continued focus on developing purpose-built products that meet specific needs in the Healthcare marketplace.”
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LG CNS Healthcare Solutions Touts New BYOD Capabilities in Telehealth Solution


Ahead of the weekend, LG CNS Healthcare Solutions debuted the next generation of telehealth technology yesterday, featuring Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) capabilities at Telehealth 2.0, the American Telemedicine Association’s national conference.

BYOD has been added to compliment LG CNS’ pre-packaged telehealth bundles, which pairs medical devices with a pre-programmed tablet in a remarkably easy-to-use kit for patients.

“BYOD is the next step for offering ultimate flexibility, scalability and affordability in bringing virtual care to more patients,” commented Maryann Choi, MD, MPH, MS, CMD, ACPE, chief executive officer & founding partner of Collain Healthcare LLC, an LG CNS Company.

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Success of MyTelemedicine Mirrors Rapid Growth of Telemedicine Industry


Bloomberg Telemedicine Market Doubled in Four YearsEscalating healthcare costs combined with a dearth of qualified physicians, limited access to medical care in rural areas, and an aging Baby Boomer population continue to drive the growth of the telemedicine industry nationwide. As employers and consumers embrace this new delivery model for healthcare services, Texas-based digital healthcare technology company MyTelemedicine has established a strong presence in the marketplace, positioning itself to become an industry leader.

Annual revenues for the global telemedicine market in 2015 topped $23 billion and are expected to nearly triple to more than $66 billion by 2021, Mordor Intelligence reports. The improved ability for doctors to consult with patients via telephone, email or video conference through telehealth providers lets doctors reach a larger patient population, while also reducing costs for consumers, who may otherwise choose to visit an emergency room or urgent care center for diagnosis and treatment.

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First Look: Telehealth Pioneer Adds Provided Network Services


Avizia Focusing on Secure Messaging for Healthcare ProvidersAvizia — a leading end-to-end telehealth solution provider — shared with MHW on Tuesday the official news that the company is expanding their existing enterprise virtual care platform to include clinical staff in 36 specialties.

By partnering with MLS Telehealth, a physician-run organization providing clinical staffing services in 50 states for more than a decade, Avizia will provide its customers access to industry-leading, highly credentialed, board certified physicians.

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Northwell Health, Avizia Confirm New Telehealth Partnership


New Partnership Between Logicalis Healthcare Solutions And Ascendian Healthcare ConsultingOn Wednesday, mHealthWatch was briefed by the team at Avizia, a leading end-to-end telehealth solution provider, on their new strategic channel partnership with Northwell Health, New York state’s largest health care provider and private employer.

The company also confirmed a direct-equity investment from Northwell Ventures, the health system’s corporate venture arm.

“Within this enterprise-technology-focused partnership, the companies will work to expand the depth and reach of Northwell’s telehealth services, helping to effectively and efficiently provide patients with the right care at the right time and place,” a provided statement reads.

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Physical Examination Comes to Telehealth Visits Through New Partnership


physical-examination-comes-to-telehealth-visits-through-new-partnershipTyto Care — a telehealth company with breakthrough technology for conducting remote medical visits and examinations — and American Well — a leading telehealth technology and services company — recently announced a new partnership to combine video telehealth visits with comprehensive remote examinations.

Together the companies will offer the tools needed to conduct “the most complete virtual visit in telemedicine, significantly expanding the scope and safety of care delivered to consumers via telehealth.”

“This partnership will further our efforts to extend the clinician’s reach beyond the four walls of the clinic,” said Dedi Gilad, CEO and Co-Founder of Tyto Care. “Our collaborative efforts will allow us to unlock one of telehealth’s most challenging shortcomings by adding remote examinations to fully inform a telehealth visit, closely replicating what happens in the doctor’s office.”

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