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Golden Opportunity: Harbor Health Systems Networks Receive Approvals for Telemedicine


The Golden State is welcoming Harbor Health Systems, a One Call Care Management company.

The organization has just announced that it is one of the first companies to receive approval from the California Department of Workers’ Compensation to offer telemedicine through its medical provider networks (MPNs).

“This approval is a positive step forward in improving access to high quality care for injured workers,” said Linda Lane, president of Harbor Health Systems. “We can now offer the capability to patients and to payers to search the Harborsys MPN provider directory and find high performing physicians who offer telemedicine, or to be directed to these physicians by our Medical Access Assistant staff. The telemedicine capability and the ability to find physicians who offer this service is especially important in rural areas, as well as to make care immediately accessible twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.”
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FeatherMed Mobile Telehealth Kit Wins MedTech Breakthrough Award


On Thursday, Yorktel announced that its mobile telehealth kit, FeatherMed has won the MedTech Breakthrough Award for “Best Overall Telehealth Solution.”

MedTech Breakthrough, if you’re not familiar, is an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market.

Award recipients are honored for their innovation, hard work and success in a range of categories, including Telehealth, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records (EHR), mHealth, Medical Devices, Medical Data, and more.

“We are honored to win this innovation award and to be recognized alongside such esteemed healthcare technology leaders,” said Yorktel SVP, Healthcare, Pete McLain. “FeatherMed is a niche product that fills a gap in the Telehealth market for a lightweight, portable unit to manage telehealth encounters on the fly in remote locations. FeatherMed is our latest example of Yorktel’s continued focus on developing purpose-built products that meet specific needs in the Healthcare marketplace.”
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Enterprise Telemedicine Deployments Climbing in U.S. Hospitals


As the telemedicine industry matures, U.S. hospitals are increasingly using an enterprise approach.

That’s according to the results from the REACH Health 2017 U.S. Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey shared with mHealthWatch.

All told, forty percent of hospital respondents indicated their telemedicine initiatives are centrally managed (enterprise approach), and almost half of the others that began with a departmental approach are now transitioning to an enterprise model.
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U.S. HealthWorks Touts Telemedicine Offering


U.S. HealthWorks, a provider of high-quality medical care to treat employees with on-the-job injuries, is dramatically expanding its healthcare reach.

U.S. HealthWorks announced today a comprehensive telemedicine program called USHW CareConnectNOW, which will link those in need of care to state-licensed medical providers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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REACH Health: Enterprise Telemedicine Deployments on the Rise in U.S. Hospitals


As the telemedicine industry “matures,” U.S. hospitals are increasingly using an enterprise approach.

That’s according to the results from the REACH Health 2017 U.S. Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey.

We’re told that forty percent of hospital respondents indicated their telemedicine initiatives are centrally managed (enterprise approach), and almost half of the others that began with a departmental approach are now transitioning to an enterprise model.

“Last year, we observed significant increases in the number of telemedicine service lines being implemented in U.S. hospitals, and this year’s survey confirmed the shift to the use of enterprise telemedicine platforms,” said Steve McGraw, President and CEO of REACH Health.

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Telemedicine Embraced By Majority of U.S. Patients


It’s go-time for telemedicine. That’s according to a new report, the findings of which were shared recently with MHW.

According to the data at hand, more than half of all U.S. adults already are using live video technology for conversations or meetings, and 60 percent would be willing to use that technology for interactions with doctors and other health care professionals.

That’s the key takeaway from the study in question produced by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

In fact, more than two-thirds of adults indicated that they would use a live video meeting in some capacity to see a sleep specialist.
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Interson Touts USB Ultrasound Arrays for Telemedicine


Last week, Interson announced at the American Telemedicine trade show in Orlando Florida that their newest USB ultrasound arrays for telemedicine has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

If you’re not familiar, Interson is a market leader in open-architecture USB ultrasound imaging probes. The company announced its first USB ultrasound probe in 2007.

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