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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Banking on Telehealth


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Banking on TelehealthAs part of what the organization calls its ongoing commitment to expand covered health care delivery options, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota confirmed to mHealthWatch on Tuesday that Doctor On Demand is now the company’s preferred telehealth service provider, starting in 2016.

If you’re not familiar, Doctor On Demand provides immediate access to Board Certified physicians or next-day appointments with psychologists from smartphones, tablets or computers.

Beginning January 1, 2016, a Doctor On Demand video visit will be the most affordable and convenient telehealth option for Blue Cross members, as an extension of the provider network.
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Global Telehealth Market Growing Rapidly


Global Telehealth Market Growing RapidlyAccording to the latest industry projections published ahead of the weekend and shared with mHealthWatch, the global telehealth market is growing at a stead and impressive rate.

The worldwide telehealth market is now forecast to be worth $6.5 billion by 2020 with an estimated CAGR of 24.2% from a value of $2.2 billion in 2015.

Not surprisingly, industry watchers are now calling for the healthcare industry to undergo “a fundamental transformation of value based business from volume based business.”
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eVisit Confirms $1 Million Seed Round


eVisit Confirms 1 Million Seed RoundmHealthWatch learned Tuesday morning that eVisit — a physician-first telehealth software company — has successfully filled their $1 million Seed Round of fundraising.

And it all happened in under 7 months.

eVisit, which is a red-hot healthtech startup, offers a telehealth solution that allows healthcare providers to treat their patients remotely via an “online, secure, video chat platform.”
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CSI Shows Off Portable Telehealth System


CSI Shows Off Telemedicine Portable Telehealth SystemTelehealth and medical kiosk manufacturer, Computerized Screening, Inc., has something new to show off.

CSI has just released its 9KP Fully Portable Telemedicine Health System to address the Federal Readmissions Penalty by Medinecare for over 2,600 hospitals.

Medicare costs amount to $26 Billion per year, and of that total, officials estimate $17 Billion is spent on readmissions which could have been avoided.
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TeleHealth Services Taps New VP of Business Development


TeleHealth Services Taps New VP of Business DevelopmentmHealthWatch was briefed Thursday on the decision by TeleHealth Services, Inc., a leading provider of integrated communication and interactive patient engagement solutions for the healthcare market, to appoint Gary Kolbeck to the position of Vice President of Business Development.

Kolbeck, we’re told, will be responsible for assisting TeleHealth with corporate modeling, forming national healthcare system growth opportunities, providing interactive segment analysis, and helping to execute and implement TeleHealth’s interactive product strategy.

Kolbeck was most recently employed as President of SONIFI Health, where he was responsible for taking their interactive patient engagement division from a start-up to a profitable business unit with a national presence in five years.
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Specialty Telehealth and Wearable Technologies Keeping Patients Healthy At Home


Specialty Telehealth and Wearable Technologies Keeping Patients Healthy At HomeWhen it comes to the best place to invest time and money, health IT developers are shifting more of their efforts towards specialty telehealth and wearable technologies designed to keep patients healthy at home.

While connecting patients in rural areas with physicians is still a top priority, tools designed to improve and manage chronic diseases and reduce hospital readmissions are some of the most in-demand areas of innovation.

While there are still challenges with telehealth reimbursement, one factor that almost all advances in telemedicine are designed to address is lowering healthcare costs. Lowering healthcare costs not only eases the financial burden, but can help to improve quality of life by alleviating stress.

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Telehealth Partnership for COPD Remote Patient Monitoring


Telehealth Partnership for COPD Remote Patient MonitoringOn Thursday, mHealthWatch caught up with the folks at Nonin Medical, inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring.

The organization tells us that it has just partnered with IDEAL Life, a Toronto-based leader in remote health management solutions.

Based on the details of the partnership revealed, IDEAL Life will integrate the Nonin Model 3230 Bluetooth Smart wireless finger pulse oximeter into its latest telehealth platform.
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