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Kura MD Enters Network Agreement with Coventry


Injured workers will now be able to meet with physicians specialized in workers’ compensation injuries by phone or video when their employers participate in Coventry’s telemedicine program.

According to an announcement provided to MHW, Coventry is expanding its PPO Network offering to include Telemedicine network partners such as Kura MD. This use of telemedicine will initially be through Coventry’s nurse triage service, NT24.

“Employers face rising medical expenses for their workers who can be impacted by inefficient utilization of healthcare resources when seeking care following an injury on the job,” said Kevin Hamm, Kura MD’s chief executive officer. “Kura MD’s goal is to provide injured workers greater access to medical services by offering healthcare via our virtual medical clinic. Individuals with a work related injury can access Kura MD by phone or online via secure video using a smartphone, tablet, or computer 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
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House Calls Stage a Comeback with Medpod


MHW learned Tuesday that the team at Medpod has just announced MobileDoc — a compact medical office in a bag that stands to “dramatically advance telemedicine, reduce healthcare costs and provide greater access to care for Americans.”

In short, we’re told, it’s a comeback opportunity for the old-fashioned house call.

While telemedicine connections using video or Skype have been conducted before, this is the first time a remote connection between patient and physician has enabled the physician to receive and analyze diagnostic information from an array of professional medical devices in real-time.

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New AASM Sleep Select Video Platform Accelerates Telemedicine Integration


Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine introduced AASM Sleep Select, a streamlined telemedicine system that enables sleep medicine professionals, accredited sleep centers and durable medical equipment (DME) providers to rapidly improve patient access to care by integrating secure video visits.

AASM Sleep Select is a sleek, state-of the-art system comprising the two elements that are essential for a quick entry into telemedicine: a HIPAA-compliant, web-based video platform and a patient self-pay feature that facilitates convenient, secure payments.
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Canada Sees First Telemedicine Program for International Students


mHealth Finally Catching On in CanadaMHW has learned that guard.me International Insurance now offers international students direct access to a doctor “at the touch of a button, anytime, anywhere, using a mobile device.”

According to the formal announcement shared, international students across Canada that are covered by guard.me can now talk to a medical professional over the phone without having to visit a clinic or wait long hours in an emergency room.

The new mobileDOCTOR by guard.me is the first and only telemedicine service of its kind to provide immediate and confidential medical attention to international students 24/7 and in over 140 languages. When unsure if they should go to a clinic or the emergency room, international students can access on-the-spot medical advice, get a referral, or obtain new prescriptions when appropriate.

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Telemedicine Gets New Team in Toronto


IDG-1132x670On Wednesday, MHW learned that HouseCallsNow Inc. and SecondOpinionExpert Inc. recently inked a strategic partnership that will “rein in the strengths and synergies of two pioneers in the healthcare and house calls industry.”

HouseCallsNow Inc., if you’re unfamiliar, has a location-aware, HIPAA compliant platform to deliver healthcare to patients regardless of time or location.

SecondOpinionExpert Inc., on the other hand, has a HIPAA compliant platform to deliver second opinions in medical decision-making and has created an effective vehicle for the secure storage and protected access of health records of individuals seeking one-point storage and retrieval of their health records.
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Telemedicine Top News: Advanced ICU Care Reaches Milestone


Resized-hallway-1910x920On Tuesday, Advanced ICU Care — the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telehealth services — announced that the company is now contracted to provide acute care and monitoring to more than 1,000 acute care patient beds across more than 65 partner hospitals in the United States.

“This threshold represents a significant milestone in our company’s history, as hospitals and health systems increasingly recognize the value of our technology-enabled clinical services in delivering superior ICU patient outcomes while delivering a compelling ROI,” said Lou Silverman, chairman and CEO of Advanced ICU Care.
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Telemedicine Startup Touts Affordable Remedies in Real Time


telemedicineTelemedicine startup Akos announced Wednesday the launch of its first U.S. virtual healthcare practice, located in north Phoenix.

Developed by a team of local physicians, Akos describes itself as being a “contemporary telemedicine provider powering a new type of virtual healthcare practice, designed to help address the nation’s growing healthcare crisis.”

So how does it work?

By combining smart technology, seamless design, a patient-centric operating model, grassroots strategy and the collective power of a preferred provider network, Akos will “revolutionize the healthcare industry, offering a 360-degree solution that will improve access and reduce costs for patients, physicians and employers alike.”

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