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USDA Continues to Back Telemedicine

The Government & mHealth- $30M in USDA Telehealth Grants go to 34 StatesAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA is investing in 18 projects in 16 states to use communications technology to expand access to health care, substance misuse treatment and advanced educational opportunities.

“These investments will help provide better health care and educational opportunities for rural residents,” Vilsack said in a USDA release. “Hospitals, schools and training centers across the country are successfully using telecommunications to deliver quality educational and medical services. Telemedicine, for example, can help treat patients who are struggling with opioid and other substance use disorders that disproportionately affect rural areas by allowing rural hospitals to connect with resources in other health care facilities across the country to better diagnose and treat individuals.”

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Panel Discussion Focuses on ‘Disruption’s Impact on Telemedicine’

telemedicineMHW learned Wednesday that Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems (IRIS) Chief Executive Officer Jason Crawford recently joined industry experts in a panel discussion, “Outsiders at the Gate – What will disrupt healthcare and what should you do about it?” during the American Telemedicine Association’s 2016 Fall Forum held in New Orleans, La.

“Technology innovation from outsiders has completely transformed retail, banking, entertainment, and other industries and similar disruptions have been attempted for healthcare by many of the world’s largest technology companies with little success,” a provided statement reads. “Today, as hundreds of companies attempt to be the Amazon.com of healthcare, the panel discussion focused on questions about the likely disruptions that will occur within the next five years and how these will affect the current use of telemedicine.”
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Who Leads the Growth of Telemedicine Market?

telemedicineOn Friday, Mordor Intelligence announced the publication of their research report on the telemedicine market.

The report titled, “Global Telemedicine Market – Growth, Trends and Forecast,” discusses the current landscape and outlook of the market.

In 2015, the global telemedicine market was estimated to be USD 23,224 million and is expected to reach USD 66,606 million by 2021, while projecting a CAGR of 18.8% during the forecast period (2016-2021).

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Health Net Connect and iAssay Collaborate on Telemedicine

telemedicineThis week, MHW learned that Virtual health care technology providers Health Net Connect and iAssay are collaborating with National University’s Nurse-Managed Clinic in Watts, Los Angeles to support the clinic’s mission to “improve health care access for residents.”

The clinic project, led by the University with the involvement of various organizations and community groups, is incorporating cutting-edge technologies to support patient health by connecting residents at specially-designated sites with nurse practitioners at remote locations.

The National University Nurse-Managed Clinic, the result of a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the University’s School of Health and Human Service, is based out of National University’s Los Angeles campus.

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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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