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Report: 45 Percent of Industry Professionals See Key Role for Telemedicine


Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, coordinated with Risk & Insurance magazine to survey U.S. professionals in the workers’ compensation industry to gauge their views on which technologies they believe will have the greatest impact on the workers’ compensation industry in the future, and which operational areas will improve the most as a result of those technologies.

Notably, 45 percent of respondents believe telemedicine will have the biggest impact on the industry, followed by artificial intelligence (19 percent), mobile technologies (14 percent), wearable devices (10 percent), and chatbots (one percent). About 10 percent of respondents believe that none of these will significantly impact workers’ compensation.

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Ambry Genetics Advances Patient Care through Telemedicine Genetic Counseling Services


Making big waves through empowering innovation, Ambry Genetics — a leading clinical genetics-testing lab — announced recently that they would be collaborating with PWNHealth to offer telemedicine genetic counseling as part of Ambry’s commitment to improve access to patient care.

Due to the rapid growth of genetic testing, the need for telemedicine genetic counseling services is expanding. PWNHealth provides these services through phone or video conferencing, thereby facilitating timely and convenient access to experienced genetic counselors.

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MyOncoPath Brings Telemedicine to Cancer Treatment Plans


MHW learned today that MyOncoPath, a new telemedicine clinic specializing in personalized medicine for cancer patients, announced they have begun seeing patients and partnering with medical practices nationwide.

If you’re not familiar, MyOncoPath bridges the gap between the millions of cancer patients in the U.S., and genetic counselors specializing in cancer genomics, via its telemedicine clinic, and provides genetic testing recommendations to help providers identify personalized treatment plans.

The field of personalized medicine is progressing rapidly in cancer treatment with new therapeutic agents being tailored to attack an individual’s tumor based on the tumor’s unique genetic makeup, allowing for better targeting and reduced chemotoxicity.

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FIRST LOOK: Foley Survey Shows ‘Surging Telemedicine Services’ Across the Health Care Spectrum


According to the findings of a new report shared today with MHW, health care executives and providers have shed fears – and have even become enthusiastic – about the deployment of telemedicine services compared to three years ago.

That’s the key takeaway from a new survey conducted by law firm Foley & Lardner LLP.

More than 100 respondents from hospitals, specialty clinics, ancillary services and related organizations completed the survey, and nearly half of respondents hold C-suite or senior-level titles.

Foley’s 2017 Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey reflects a surging demand for telemedicine-based offerings among providers and patients, and a broader acceptance of the technology by other major players in the health care industry.

In the 2014 inaugural survey three years ago, 87 percent of respondents did not expect their patients to be using telemedicine services by this time. However, according to this year’s survey, those expectations have been defied with approximately three-quarters of respondents currently offering, or planning to offer, such services, and also having strong intentions to grow those programs (53 percent).

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Nomad Health Announces First Ever Telemedicine Jobs Marketplace


Nomad Health, which operates the first online marketplace for freelance healthcare jobs, today announced that it has expanded into the rapidly growing telemedicine jobs market.

After raising a $4 million Series A round in 2016, Nomad Health has launched its freelance platform for doctors and nurses, and now the company is broadening its innovative technology to connect doctors directly with telehealth employers – making it the first online marketplace for telemedicine jobs.

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U.S. HealthWorks Touts Telemedicine Bloodborne Pathogens Program


U.S. HealthWorks, a national leader in occupational medicine, has just announced the launch of a new Telemedicine service offering for bloodborne pathogens exposure.

“The program is available 24/7/365 through U.S. HealthWorks CareConnectNOW app and features rapid access to U.S. HealthWorks physicians for individuals with potential exposure, enabling evaluation within minutes of the exposure incident and counseling for medically appropriate follow-up care,” reads a statement emailed to MHW.

OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) requires employers to make immediate confidential medical evaluation and follow-up available for workers who have an exposure incident, such as a needle-stick, or specific eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, non-intact skin, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

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ATA Supports Expanded Telemedicine Use for Opioid Crisis


The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced recently that it supports givernment plans to expand the reach of telemedicine to treat the nation’s opioid epidemic.

“President Trump’s action effectively directs Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan, to remove the prohibition on prescribing controlled substances – including anti-addiction medicines like naloxone – currently restricted by the 2008 Ryan Haight Act,” a provided statement reads. “President Trump, by today’s action, is using a narrow provision of the law to set aside major restrictions for a declared ‘public health emergency.'”

“Allowing physicians to prescribe controlled substances by telemedicine to treat patients with addictions, using medication assisted treatments, is a very positive move and one that will certainly help more patients to access high quality treatment.” said Dr. Peter Yellowlees, ATA’s President.

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