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Avera Tapped for Telemedicine Services at Indian Hospitals

telemedicinemHealthWatch learned Thursday that the Indian Health Service has chosen a South Dakota-based health care system to provide telemedicine services to a network of 19 hospitals and clinics across the Great Plains.

The move, we’re told, represents an effort to bolster the specialty care available to tribal members, some of whom currently have to travel long distances to receive it.

Indian Health Service Principal Deputy Director Mary Smith on Tuesday announced the $6.8 million contract awarded to Avera Health, whose providers will deliver medical services via video and other technology in several specialties, including emergency services, behavioral health, cardiology, wound care and nephrology.

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Walgreens Launches New Skin Care Platform

Walgreens, WebMD Connect for 'Digital Wellness' ProgramsThis week, Walgreens made an announcement that is really getting under our skin — in  good way.

According to the retail pharmacy giant, the average wait time for patients looking to see a dermatologist in the U.S. is nearly 29 days, and in some areas, can exceed several months.

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iViews Imaging System Touts Telemedicine Workflow Solution

D-EYE Partners with TreVia to Expand Remote HealthcareThis week, the team at iViews is hyping its new telemedicine solution and its ability to expedite primary care referral services to eye-care specialists.

“It is now easy for the general practitioner to capture digital images of eyes from remote locations, send them to centralized image reading centers for interpretation, and then receive findings quickly from a specialist who can also refer a patient for care if necessary,” this morning’s announcement reads.

If you’re not familiar with the company, iViews Imaging System, LLC has been been around for close to a decade providing digital imaging solutions for eye care professionals nationwide working in teaching hospitals, universities, private clinics, and VA centers.
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MyTelemedicine Launches Service for Spanish Speaking Consumers

AmeriHealth New Jersey Turns Attention to TelemedicineMyTelemedicine, a National Telemedicine service provider, is behind the launch of “Acceso a un Médico” — the first comprehensive Telemedicine experience targeting Hispanics in the U.S.

According to Thursday morning’s announcement, members will now have the ability of accessing their personal health portal via desktop or mobile application to maintain their electronic health records, manage dependents and schedule a virtual consultation by video or phone with a physician licensed in their state, all in Spanish.
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Specialists On Call Launches Touchscreen Telemedicine Cart

Specialists On Call Launches Touchscreen Telemedicine CartSpecialists On Call Inc., a provider of telemedicine technology and clinical services to acute care hospitals, has just announced that it has developed and launched a first-of-ts-kind new telemedicine cart for use in healthcare facilities throughout the United States.

The cart, in conjunction with SOC’s industry-leading telemedicine infrastructure and software capabilities, delivers a “fully-interactive, easy-to-use, and more affordable alternative for facilities, while reinforcing the company’s focus on delivering high-quality patient consultations.”
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Telemedicine Eyed for Helping Patients with Diabetes

Telemedicine Eyed for Helping Patients with DiabetesElectronic eye exams could become popular in the U.S. among patients who see them as an easy way to visit the eye doctor.

That’s the announcement Monday from the University of Michigan Health System.

After a nationwide telemedicine diabetic screening program in England and Wales, for example, diabetic retinopathy is no longer the leading cause of blindness there.

“Similar e-health programs could grow stateside, where diabetic retinopathy remains the main driver of new-onset blindness. But it hasn’t been known if patients would participate,” today’s announcement notes.

Researchers at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center conducted a study of older adults to find out.
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Teladoc Logs Another Win in Patent Dispute

Virtua, Teladoc to Provide Telehealth Services in the Garden StateTeladoc, Inc., a mammoth telehealth provider, announced Monday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has invalidated the major elements of a telemedicine patent held by American Well Corporation on the basis that they were not patentable because American Well did not invent them, this morning’s release explains.

The USPTO took this action at the request of Teladoc. At issue before the USPTO were the same elements of the American Well patent that a Massachusetts federal court declared invalid earlier this year on a separate basis.

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