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Signature HealthCARE’s Telemedicine Affiliate Marks 5,000th eVisit

Bloomberg Telemedicine Market Doubled in Four YearsTelemedicine is on the leading-edge of a rapidly changing health care industry — and YourDoc2U, a fast growing health startup, says it is “drastically improving patient care at Signature HealthCARE facilities nationwide.”

According to a provided release Thursday morning, the company’s telemedicine affiliate just hit its 5,000th eVisit, a perfect prescription for lower costs and higher quality service.

Signature HealthCARE tapped into the evolving health care marketplace several years ago as telehealth, technology and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) drove the trends in the Affordable Care Act era.
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Mayo Clinic Illuminates the Power of Emergency Video Telemedicine

Mayo Clinic's Kiosk Maker Partner in Financial TroubleApproximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures.

That’s according to a new report from Mayo Clinic. To that end, the respected institution is pointing to some key technologies that can assist in helping young lives in medical crises.

These infrequent, high-risk deliveries may present challenges to community hospitals less familiar with advanced newborn resuscitation interventions. Telemedicine consultations are a good option to help meet these challenges and positively impact patient care, according to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Study: Telemedicine’s Acceptance is on the Rise

telemedicineHealthcare brand strategy consulting and marketing communications firm, Aloft Group, has unveiled their “State of Telemedicine:2017 Telemedicine Industry Growth Forecast.”

The forecast is touted as an assessment and forecast of telemedicine growth and demand.

Aloft’s report and analysis is based on exclusive survey data collected in September 2016 (Aloft Group’s Telemedicine Outlook Survey), current industry trends and government regulations, and changing economic demands.
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eVisit Becomes First Telemedicine Solution to Fully Integrate with AthenaHealth EHR

press-releasePRESS RELEASE: eVisit, the leading telemedicine software solution for healthcare providers, has just become the very first telemedicine solution to fully integrate with athenahealth’s cloud-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) software. The partnership will allow the approximately 80,000 users of athenahealth’s EHR to seamlessly complete virtual visits with patients using eVisit’s technology.

“This integration is a huge step forward for healthcare providers interested in using a best-in-class telemedicine solution to better care for their own patients,” says Bret Larsen, CEO of eVisit. “With our integration, providers can take advantage of the first fully integrated telehealth solution — from scheduling, charting and billing to the visit itself with the simple click of a button. This kind of development project with athenahealth is what eVisit is all about — creating a physician-first approach to telemedicine.”

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Vida Health Touts Positive Outcome of Digital Health Coaching

home-page-bannerOn Monday, at American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016, digital health coaching startup Vida Health released findings from a peer-reviewed study of patients self-managing risk prevention after acute myocardial infarction (MI).

The study, conducted with Duke Clinical Research Institute and AstraZeneca, found “a statistically significant increase in pre- and post-intervention Patient Activation Measure (PAM) scores in ten cardiac patients using Vida’s coaching app on their smartphones.”
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Telemedicine is Good for Business for Those Who Do Business Best

AmeriHealth New Jersey Turns Attention to TelemedicineEarlier this year, as MHW previously reported, MedOptions — a provider of behavioral health services to skilled nursing, long-term care and assisted living facilities — launched its telehealth behavioral services division, MedOptions Connect.

And, to date, the growth has been tremendous.

The launch came in part as an effort to provide enhanced care to patients in rurally designated long-term care facilities. In the past several months, the program has rapidly expanded, and MedOptions Connect is already up and running in five states (Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio and Texas) with launches in Maine and Vermont scheduled for early in 2017.
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Study Points to Benefits of eICU Telemedicine

Report Telemedicine Apps Lead Medical App SalesAs the adoption and growth of intensive care unit (ICU) telemedicine increases, more research is being conducted to analyze operational factors that affect patient outcomes.

That’s the news today from Royal Philips, which offers the eICU telemedicine program that combines technology and clinical processes to improve outcomes.

Philips points to a new study in CHEST that reveals the level of intervention by eICU providers was associated with shorter ICU lengths of stay (LOS).
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