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First Look: WellStar Expands Telemedicine Coverage

On Friday, MHW learned that WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is expanding its telemedicine capabilities with Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), by adding TeleNeurology and TelePsychiatry services.

We’re told that SOC is the largest provider of telemedicine services and technology to acute care hospitals.

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Premium Health Connections Unveils New Deal With Premier Providers Of Telemedicine

MHW learned ahead of the weekend that Premium Health Connections has recently made a deal with premier providers of telemedicine across the nation to provide the most affordable rates of telemedicine services.

“With telemedicine, patients can interact with physicians or practitioners real time through telecommunication technology such as videoconferencing or audio,” an emailed statement reads.

There are number of benefits that people can reap from telemedicine including saving money and time, scheduling flexibility, and having access to a medical professional 24/7. Telemedicine is not a novel practice – there are already established providers that have been around for more than a decade such as Teladoc.

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ClearHealth Quality Institute to Roll Out new Telemedicine Accreditation Program at ATA’s Fall Forum

ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI), an independent health care accrediting body that incorporates the next generation of quality and outcomes measures, will host a pre-conference workshop and serve as a featured exhibitor at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Fall Forum – Edge 2017.

According to a statement issued to the media, the conference will be held October 2-4, at the Marriott Wardman Park, located in Washington, D.C.

The annual forum will focus on three areas critical to the future of telemedicine: policy, strategy, and action.

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AMD Global Telemedicine Taps Global Director

AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. — a pioneer of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) — announced Monday that Ron Emerson has joined their leadership team to further develop their expanding portfolio of technology innovations and partnership developments.

We’re told that Ron brings over sixteen years experience building strategic relationships and growing telemedicine programs worldwide at Polycom and Maine Telemedicine Services.

Ron joins AMD as the Global Director of Strategic and Partner Development to continue his success of accelerating strategic business opportunities and creating comprehensive telehealth solutions.

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Yorktel Touts Removal of ‘Historic Barriers’ to Telemedicine Adoption

On Tuesday, Yorktel unveiled what it calls Univago Healthcare Edition (Univago HE) — a “transformative addition to its enterprise video services platform, built specifically for healthcare.”

MHW can now confirm that Univago HE will be shown on stand H110 at the UK Health Show, Olympia London, on September 27th.

From this morning’s official release:

Univago HE is the first and only all-inclusive telemedicine video services platform that delivers the versatility, reliability and security vital to affecting widespread telemedicine adoption. Designed from the ground up explicitly for telemedicine applications, Univago HE™ has patent-pending technologies that ensure reliability and quality in every critical connection between patient and clinician, all with “touch-of-a-button” simplicity.

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CEO Departs ATA After 24 Years

After nearly a quarter-century of service, the longtime Chief Executive Officer of the American Telemedicine Association, Jon Linkous, announced that he is stepping down.

“Jon was integral in the formation of the ATA and the telehealth industry,” said Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS, ATA’s current Board President. “We thank Jon for his many years of service and his significant contributions to ATA and the industry he helped create.”

We’re told that Dr. Sabrina Smith, ATA’s current Chief Operating Officer, will take on the role of Interim CEO. There will be a search to fill the position permanently.

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Specialists On Call Touts Post-Acute Care Telemedicine Platform

On Friday, MHW learned that Specialists On Call, Inc. — the largest provider of telemedicine services and technology to US hospitals — has launched a post-acute care enterprise solution.

With this addition to its enterprise platform, we’re told that SOC can cover all telemedicine needs across the continuum of care for acute and non-acute healthcare providers.

“We developed this scheduled consult offering to enable our clients to extend their telemedicine reach outside the four walls of their hospitals,” said Hammad Shah, CEO of SOC. “Now, we offer a singular platform for both acute and post-acute needs, which is consistent with our philosophy of introducing solutions that are easy and quick to deploy, require minimal up-front capital investment, and allow for rapid expansion.”

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