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Funding Allows Telemedicine Firm to Grow and Chase Goals


Funding Allows Telemedicine Firm to Grow and Chase Goals   telemedicine mHealth funding Avizia Reston, Washington-based telemedicine firm Avizia Inc. split from Cisco Systems Inc. in order to grow its business and its high-tech system that helps spread expertise of medical specialists more broadly, said Avizia CEO Mike Baird, according to Biz Journals.

Avizia said they “had closed an equity financing round led by D.C.-based NextGen Angels, along with Blu Venture Investors and Middleland Capital.” Avazia revealed its CA300 telemedicine system at the American Telemedicine Association conference in Baltimore earlier this year.

Baird said the new funding will be used to expand its sales team. Their system is currently in more than 100 hospitals around the country and in 20 different countries.

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eVisits Becoming More Popular Globally


eVisits Becoming More Popular Globally   telemedicine telehealth eVisits Deloitte A new Deloitte report expects that 2014 may be the year that people come to adopt eVisits as a common form of health care.

Deloitte predicts there will be 100 million eVisits globally during 2014, saving more than $5 billion over the cost of in-person visits. This is a growth rate of 400% over 2012 and it is expected to be a $50-60 billion global market.

Patients are becoming more comfortable with virtual consultations, so the key to embracing eVisits will be helping doctors understand the benefits. Doctors tend to see eVisits as “impersonal.” However, with the technology doctors can spend less time on “routine cases” and more time on more complex ones.

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Telepsychiatry and Telemedicine Used in North Carolina


Telepsychiatry and Telemedicine Used in North Carolina   Telepsychiatry telemedicine North Carolina CCNC The Coastal Carolina Neuropsychiatric Center began offering telemedicine and telepsychiatry services in 2010, according to JDNews. It’s a type of two-way video conference over a secure line where a doctor can assess a patient from a remote location.

The purpose of the telemedicine and telepsychiatry is to care for underserved populations such as areas that are rural or where doctors and mental health care providers are limited.

CCNC provides consultations to emergency room patients in approximately 20 hospitals in North Carolina.

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Verizon Ventures into Telemedicine


Verizon Ventures into Telemedicine   verizon telemedicine According to The Washington Post, Verizon — the nation’s largest mobile operator — is venturing into telemedicine and believes that it is a big business opportunity.

Verizon recently announced they are providing the University of Virginia and Stanford University with private network services, data center services, a private Internet cloud for patient data (among other services), for a study on “artificial pancreas” and additional clinical trials on telemedicine.

The artificial pancreas uses a series of devices along with a glucose monitor that is inserted under the skin of Type 1 diabetics. The monitor relays glucose levels to smartphones and automatically releases insulin in the body as needed.

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Medical Center’s Telemedicine Grows in Virginia


Medical Center’s Telemedicine Grows in Virginia   Virginia telemedicine Medical Center Thanks to a $253,330 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Office of Telemedicine at the Medical Center was able to add nine new partner health facilities, including the University of Virginia Medical Center, and make telemedicine services available through senior centers, dialysis clinics and nursing homes in Virginia, according to Cavalier Daily.

The Office of Telemedicine has “contractual partnerships” with clinics across Virginia and works with them to implement the needed infrastructure such as HD monitors and broadband connection so that patients in the clinics can have consultations with the Medical Center clinicians.

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Telemedicine Expected to Catch the Flu This Season


Telemedicine Expected to Catch the Flu This Season   telemedicine mobile health mHealth Doctor on Demand According to Fox Business, telemedicine — the use of technology to connect patients with doctors via video communication — is becoming a popular choice for doctors as it effectively cuts down on costs and wait times for patients.

Nearly every one of the more than 6,000 hospitals in the U.S. is using technology to communicate with patients in some form and 12 million Americans are now being served by telemedicine technology. This is expected to double by 2015.

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Hospitals and Physician Offices Have Differing Views of Telemedicine


Hospitals and Physician Offices Have Differing Views of Telemedicine   telemedicine mHealth HIMSS Analytics In a report by Health Data Management, a new HIMSS Analytics survey of more than 400 participants showed that nearly 50% of physicians and 60% of hospitals do not know if their organization will implement a telemedicine solution in the next 24 months.

The study, which looked at the utilization of telemedicine products/services in hospitals and physician offices, found that 46% of them use up to four telemedicine solutions within their organization and that a two-way video and webcam product is the most widely used (57.8%) and most widely considered (67.1%).

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