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Teladoc, American Red Cross Bring Telehealth to Disaster Victims

New Red Cross App Aims to Increase Donor Frequency With Retail RewardsOn Wednesday, The American Red Cross and Teladoc, Inc. announced a partnership to deliver remote medical care to communities in the United States that are significantly affected by disasters.

“This is the first telehealth provider partnership for the Red Cross. Teladoc is the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider,” a media release reads.

Through this pilot collaboration, Teladoc will make its network of physicians available to people helped by the Red Cross whose access to health care providers has been limited or is unavailable after large-scale disasters.

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Ziegler Publishes First Telehealth Sector Mapping White Paper

Proposed Telehealth Restrictions in Tennessee Cause Concern For ManyZiegler, a specialty healthcare investment bank, is out with a new white paper — “Deconstructing the Telehealth Industry,” authored by Grant Chamberlain, Ziegler’s resident telehealth expert.

Grant Chamberlain, Managing Director in Ziegler’s Corporate Finance Healthcare Practice, has developed “an in-depth white paper destructing the Telehealth industry to help healthcare providers, executives, investors, employers, legislators, payors and consumers understand the industry’s full potential.”
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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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