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ApolloMed Takes Minority Equity Stake In Telehealth Company

Apollo Medical Holdings — an integrated population health management company delivering value-based care — has taken a minority equity stake and board seat in Florida-based telehealth company LifeMD.

Additionally, Warren Hosseinion, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of ApolloMed, will take a seat on the LifeMD Board of Directors.

Based in Boynton Beach, Florida, and currently providing telehealth services in 43 states, LifeMD is touted as a leading comprehensive telehealth company with a proprietary platform that delivers a fully-integrated telehealth solution which allows healthcare providers and patients to connect and manage medical conditions which can be treated and monitored remotely.

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Pediatric Hospital Selects Fruit Street Telehealth Software for New Program

We’re told that Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital has selected and purchased Fruit Street telehealth software for their Weigh Smart program in which registered dietitians and psychologists will be conducting HIPAA compliant video telehealth sessions with patients and monitoring their health, diet, and lifestyle using wearable devices such as Fitbit and the Fitbit wireless scale that integrate with Fruit Street.

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH) is a non-profit children’s hospital set in the neighborhood of Mt. Washington in Baltimore.

According to the official word, patients will also be using the Fruit Street mobile application which allows them to take pictures of their food and receive feedback, conduct HIPAA compliant video calls, view their wearable device data, view goals from their dietitian, and send HIPAA compliant text messages to their dietitian and/or psychologist.

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Fruit Street Health Raises Additional Physician Funding

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that Fruit Street Health — a digital health and telehealth startup focused on delivering the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program and other chronic disease prevention programs — has raised an additional $3 million.

This is the latest update on funding since the company’s last funding announcement in MedCity News a year ago.

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TeleHealth Solutions Revolutionizing Healthcare Behind Bars

Telemedicine continues to revolutionize healthcare in every space imaginable, including inside of prisons and correctional facilities.

To that end, on Tuesday, TeleHealth Solutions, LLC announced that it has been retained by Riverside University Health System—Correctional Health Services (RUHS-CHS) to implement a telehealth program for individuals housed in its correctional facilities.

RUHS-CHS provides services in five jails or correctional facilities in Riverside County, California, all managed by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Corrections Division, one of the largest jail operations in the state and throughout the country. TeleHealth Solutions is a vendor-agnostic consultative partner that addresses every step involved in planning, procuring and optimizing telehealth programs.

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MobileHelp Shares Results of New Healthcare Provider Survey

Ahead of the extended holiday weekend in the United States, MobileHelp — a leader in mobile Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS) and healthcare technology solutions — reported that nearly 30 percent of healthcare providers have implemented telehealth programs into their clinical operations.

This data point was part of the results of an “extensive survey of healthcare providers” conducted by the company.

We’re told that the survey also revealed that more than 85 percent of healthcare providers not currently using telehealth services see the clear benefit. Of those currently not using telehealth technology, nearly 25 percent reported they are looking to implement it within twelve months.
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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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