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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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ClearHealth Quality Institute Forms Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee


MHW learned Thursday that ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI) has formed a Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee.

The 15-member panel, comprised of a wide range of independent experts representing industry, clinical and consumer perspectives, is tasked with crafting a set of robust but workable standards to ensure safety, quality and value in the rapidly growing telemedicine field.

In May, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and CHQI announced a joint venture to develop a comprehensive set of quality and operational standards to promote the best practice of Telemedicine.

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CareCloud Touts Cloud-Based, Pay-Per-Visit Telemedicine Solution


Today in Miami, CareCloud — the self-touted platform for high-performing medical groups — announced the launch of CareCloud Telemedicine.

The offering is billed as being a “fully integrated solution that includes built-in insurance eligibility checking and scheduling tools, a unique pay-per-visit pricing model, and one-click activation.”

Simplifying clinical workflows, this approach to telemedicine seamlessly connects the dots between efficient practice management and secure video visits documented within the EHR.

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CareCloud Launches Cloud-Based, Pay-Per-Visit Telemedicine Solution


CareCloud announced Thursday the launch of CareCloud Telemedicine — a fully integrated solution that includes built-in insurance eligibility checking and scheduling tools, a unique pay-per-visit pricing model, and one-click activation.

According to the company’s formal announcement, simplifying clinical workflows, this approach to telemedicine seamlessly connects the dots between efficient practice management and secure video visits documented within the EHR.

CareCloud’s research finds that, while patients and doctors largely support telemedicine, there are major hurdles to ambulatory telemedicine in the practice back office — where the technology poses more process change headaches than revenue cycle management (RCM) opportunities.

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Iron Bow Recognized for Telemedicine Solutions


MHW has learned that Iron Bow Technologies — an information technology solutions provider to healthcare, government and commercial markets — has been recognized as a “foremost leader” in providing telemedicine solutions.

The recognition is based on industry data collected by Definitive Healthcare and published in a recent mHealth Intelligence article naming the top 10 telemedicine solutions by hospital site implementation.

“This recognition is further validation of Iron Bow’s healthcare domain expertise and comprehensive understanding of the complexities of healthcare workflow coupled with our legacy technology core platform. We are committed to the advancement of telemedicine solutions enabling access to all constituents and a more effective and efficient quality of care,” said Rene LaVigne, President and CEO of Iron Bow.
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24/7 Kid Doc Announces Telemedicine Installation in Georgia Schools


24/7 Kid Doc, Inc. — a healthcare company providing Telemedicine solutions to public schools at no cost — has just announced that it has established a second pilot program, this time with the Montgomery County School District in Georgia.

Training on the Company’s proprietary Connect-a-Doc Telemedicine system was completed May 30th by Dr. Noberto Benitez, the company’s Medical Director.

“75% of what I can do in an office visit, I can do with Telemedicine, hundreds if not thousands of miles away from the patient,” said Dr. Benitez.
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