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PointNurse, Swarm Partner for Global Telemedicine and Telehealth Initiative


PointNurse, Swarm Partner for Global Telemedicine and Telehealth Initiative   telemedicine telehealth Swarm PointNurse PointNurse, a recently launched telehealth and telemedicine company, tells mHealthWatch that they have just secured a partnership with Palo Alto based Swarm Fund to “help create the first Global Telemedicine and Telehealth Distributive Collaborative Organization.”

According to a provided statement, PointNurse will be joining four other companies selected by the Swarm Fund community in February in their incubator and crowdfunding program.

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Spruce Spruces Up Telemedicine Support for Dermatology


Spruce Spruces Up Telemedicine Support for Dermatology   telemedicine Spruce mHealth app mHealth dermatology Spruce, a telemedicine company, has just secured $15 million in Series A financing and is ready to roll with an expanded product that supports “comprehensive, high-quality care for a broad set of dermatological conditions.”

Taking dermatology deep into mobile territory, Spruce’s app connects consumers directly with board-certified dermatologists for virtual visits and ongoing care.

“Patients and dermatologists have loved the experience Spruce provides for acne treatment, and we are excited to now enable high-quality care for a wide range of dermatological concerns,” said Ray Bradford, CEO of Spruce. “Skin conditions are the most common reason for a trip to the doctor’s office in the U.S., with one-third of the population experiencing at least one active skin disease at any given time. Yet there is an average 29-day wait time to see a dermatologist in America, and it can be time-intensive, inconvenient and expensive to seek treatment. With Spruce, we’re changing that.”

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Riverside Virtual Visits Now Offers General Healthcare Via a Convenient App


Riverside Virtual Visits Now Offers General Healthcare Via a Convenient App   telemedicine Riverside Virtual Visits mobile healthcare Boston-based America Well has been providing physician-to-physician telemedicine, as well as limited physician-to-patient online treatment for many years. However, in their new partnership with Riverside Virtual Visits, they are now offering access to general health care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This telemedicine service is available through a downloadable app, which connects patients to board-certified physicians when they are in need of fast and convenient healthcare. This means that patients do not have to wait for an opening with their doctor, and that they do not have to take time off of work to see a physician. This also means that access to healthcare after hours and on the weekends is now available.

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Washington State Senator Presents a Telemedicine Bill To Legislature


Washington State Senator Presents a Telemedicine Bill To Legislature   Washington State telemedicine A bill sponsored by Washington State Sen. Randy Becker was recently introduced to Legislature. The bill’s primary goal is to require both private insurance companies, as well as Medicaid to reimburse patients who receive medical care that is covered under their insurance but is completed via telemedicine.

Currently state law in Washington does not require insurance providers to pay for telemedicine, meaning that many patients may be going without the quality or frequency of healthcare they require.

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New Hardware Aims to Simplify Clinical Telemedicine Exams


New Hardware Aims to Simplify Clinical Telemedicine Exams   VersaFour Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions telemedicine AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. Ahead of the weekend, mHealthWatch was briefed by a representative from AMD Global Telemedicine Inc., a provider of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions.

The company has just announced the release of its VersaFour camera and scope system.

VersaFour is a “multi-specialty telemedicine device that includes the medical image viewing module of AGNES so clinicians can seamlessly view the image they are capturing before it is saved into the patient’s electronic medical record.”

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UTHealth Uses Telemedicine to Enroll Patients For Acute Stroke Trial


UTHealth Uses Telemedicine to Enroll Patients For Acute Stroke Trial   UTHealth telemedicine Acute Stroke Trial Telemedicine is changing the world — one step at a time.

Now comes news that, for the very first time anywhere, telemedicine has been used to enroll patients at outlying hospitals for a special clinical trial.

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into its study.

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SXSW 2015 Interview: mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Takes a Look at ‘Healthiest You’ with Scott Sanford


SXSW 2015 Interview: mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Takes a Look at Healthiest You with Scott Sanford   telemedicine SXSW 2014 SXSW Scott Sanford mobile health mHealth news mHealth Healthiest You Innovators and entrepreneurs in healthcare technology are everywhere this week in Austin, Texas at SXSW 2015.

Among them is Scott Sanford, the Chief Growth Officer and Co-founder of Healthiest You, a telehealth solution that provides a “complete digital sick care and wellness program.”

mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin spoke at length with Sanford at SXSW in this mHealthWatch exclusive to discuss how Healthiest You is endeavoring to create vast improvements in healthcare delivery, including lower costs, and more convenient access.

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