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CVS Health Turns to Telehealth

CVS Health Turns to TelehealthOn Wednesday, CVS Health announced that it is working with American Well, Doctor On Demand and Teladoc to explore how direct-to-consumer telehealth providers, retail pharmacy and retail clinic providers can make a difference in how healthcare is administered.

Specially, they will take a look at the potential to collaborate in order to improve patient care.

This represents, CVS explains in a provided statement, an expansion of the company’s existing telehealth approach.
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Virtual Healthcare Comes to The Iowa Clinic

Virtual Healthcare Comes to the Iowa ClinicTeleCommunication Systems (TCS), a provider of wireless communication technology, tells mHealthWatch that The Iowa Clinic — the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty group in Central Iowa — has tapped TCS’ VirtuMedix platform to provide “secure, HIPAA-compliant telemedicine services” to its family medicine patients.

Branded as The Iowa eClinic, the new telemedicine service uses VirtuMedix, so Iowa Clinic providers can remotely serve patients from any device.

The addition of this medical group, we’re told, expands TCS’ VirtuMedix footprint in the Midwest.
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HealthSpot Aims to ‘Disrupt’ the Lab Industry

HealthSpot Aims to 'Disrupt' the Lab IndustryHealthSpot, a formidable presence among patient-centric and provider-driven healthcare technologies, says it will soon unveil new point-of-care lab technology from Samsung that analyzes your blood while you wait with a drop of blood from a finger stick.

Pending FDA approval, consumers will be able to obtain fast, easy and accurate blood tests for cholesterol, diabetes and liver tests, as well as other lab tests simultaneously, and get results in as little as 7 minutes.

HealthSpot has already transformed the retail clinic by adding a virtual healthcare provider visit and in the future will be able to automate and integrate lab visits. The HealthSpot technology will connect lab results not only with the doctor’s electronic medical record but with the consumer’s personal health record and with the consumer’s insurance benefit plan and billing.

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Telemedicine Growth: It’s All About the Partnerships

Telemedicine Growth It's All About the PartnershipsKalorama Information is out with a new report suggesting that the growth seen across the telemedicine landscape is bring driven to a good extent by the surge in partnerships.

“Recent partnerships demonstrate the fast growth in telemedicine,” according to Kalorama Information.

The healthcare market research publisher said interest in telemedicine and telehealth has exploded over the last decade.
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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

mHealth News Here’s What Happened This WeekHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

CA Technologies Takes Aim at Mitigating Security Breaches, Compliance Risks
This month, CA Technologies announced plans to acquire privately held Xceedium, Inc., a provider of “privileged identity management solutions” that protect on-premise, cloud and hybrid IT environments.

Innovative Blood Transfusion App in the Works
With mobile apps proliferating throughout the healthcare space at a dramatic rate, it comes as no surprise that a promising new blood transfusion app is said to be in the works.
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Telemedicine Provides Much Needed Backup Support At VA Intensive Care Units In The Midwest

Telemedicine Provides Much Needed Backup Support At VA Intensive Care Units In The MidwestOne of the paramount challenges of working in an ICU is that the need for immediate care may pull staff away from patients who require constant monitoring. It is for this reason that the Veterans Administration hospital in Topeka has created a telemedicine hub to provide the backup support required at VA Intensive Care Units across the Midwest, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

While remote physicians cannot physically treat patients remotely, they can monitor vitals—and provide guidance to the ICU nursing staff when they are unsure of how to proceed.

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Patients Skip Doctor’s Offices for Telemedicine

Patients Skip Doctor’s Offices for TelemdicineAccording to a new report from MedCityNews, CB’s latest report shows the growing dominance of telemedicine services. Teladoc’s first public debut reflects this confidence and the mobile health company raised $1.3 billion in 114 financial deals.

Mohammad Makhzoumi of New Enterprise Associates discussed the concierge care investment trends and said that along with venture investors, health systems are also supporting it as they are seen as an excellent feeder for referrals to hospitals.

Pager, funded by the former CTO of Uber, partnered with Long Island Jewish Medical Center to deliver care in Manhattan. Half of its doctors provide this service, which enhances the medical center’s own business. Pager’s venture investors include Lux Capital, Montage Ventures, Goodwater Capital, Mayfield Fund, Summation Health Ventures.

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