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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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American Telemedicine Association Makes Push for More Rural Telehealth Support


Success With Robotic Rounds in Neonatal Intensive Care UnitThe American Telemedicine Association (ATA) recently penned a letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce urging that the Rural Health Care Connectivity Act (H.R. 4111) be amended to also allow universal service support for other rural health providers — Medicare or Medicaid telehealth providers, school-based clinics, and emergency transport.

“One of the best ways to eliminate obstacles to high-quality, affordable care is to increase healthcare options available to rural areas. This is a major step in the right direction,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association.

“Since this is a first effort in 20 years to update the definition of rural health provider for this important Federal Communications Commission assistance, the Committee should consider equally important providers to the skilled nursing facilities that would be added by H.R. 4111,” the ATA boss concluded.

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Consumer Health Connections Touts Impact of Telehealth


chcOn Monday, the team at Consumer Health Connections (CHC) shared with MHW details of how they are making “bold strides to propel workers’ compensation into the next generation of claims and case management.”

CHC, if you’re not familiar, is a self-described technology company that offers innovative, cloud-based solutions tailored for the workers’ compensation industry (a portion of which includes HIPAA compliant telehealth software with embedded claim and case management features).

Components of CHC’s solution include an automated workflow and tracking system for capturing pertinent analytics, automated scheduling, web and mobile accessibility, and hardware interface. Using cloud-computing technology, their customized telemedicine application functions as a virtual care system, complete with video and audio communication capabilities and endless reporting potential.

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