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Careington to Launch Telemedicine Brand DialCare

MHW learned this week thatCareington International Corporation — a leading product and service aggregator in the non-insurance discount programs industry — is planning to launch a new telemedicine company, DialCare, in January.

As of next month, we’re told that DialCare will operate as a Careington affiliate company and offer employers, organizations, individuals and families a comprehensive telemedicine solution that provides around-the-clock access to non-emergency care from a nationwide network of licensed physicians.

DialCare’s features will include 24/7/365 phone and video chat access to fully credentialed physicians, quick and seamless e-prescribing, a convenient mobile application and on-demand customer service from its U.S.-based support team.

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NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens Announce Telemedicine Collaboration

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring convenient access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s world-class care through new telemedicine services, now available through Walgreens digital properties and at self-service kiosks at select Duane Reade drugstores in New York.

NewYork-Presbyterian, New York’s No. 1 hospital, is offering the telemedicine services as part of its NYP OnDemand suite of digital health services.

“We are delighted to work with Walgreens to bring NewYork-Presbyterian’s world-class care right to your neighborhood drugstore with this exciting new platform,” said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. “Patients can expect to receive focused, one-on-one care from leading physicians, where and when they need it. We believe telemedicine has a critical role to play in expanding access to high-quality care, and we are proud to be at the forefront of digital healthcare delivery.”

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TripleCare to Introduce Telemedicine Services in Three Skilled Nursing Facilities

TripleCare, a national provider of telemedicine-based healthcare services to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), just announced that the Company has entered into an agreement to provide virtual telemedicine services to three Wisconsin Illinois Senior Housing Inc. (WISH) skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) managed by Lakewood, Colo.-based Carriage Healthcare Companies, Inc. (CHC).

Effective early 2018, TripleCare will introduce services to one SNF in Illinois, and two in Wisconsin, marking the Company’s entry into that state. The three SNF facilities and locations are:

  • Montello Care Center, a 50-bed facility located at 251 Forest Lane, Montello, WI 53949, 608-297-2153
  • Edgerton Care Center, a 61-bed facility located at 313 Stoughton Road, Edgerton, WI 53534, 608-884-1330
  • Fair Oaks Health Care Center, a 51-bed facility located at 471 W. Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, 815-455-0550

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Report: 45 Percent of Industry Professionals See Key Role for Telemedicine

Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, coordinated with Risk & Insurance magazine to survey U.S. professionals in the workers’ compensation industry to gauge their views on which technologies they believe will have the greatest impact on the workers’ compensation industry in the future, and which operational areas will improve the most as a result of those technologies.

Notably, 45 percent of respondents believe telemedicine will have the biggest impact on the industry, followed by artificial intelligence (19 percent), mobile technologies (14 percent), wearable devices (10 percent), and chatbots (one percent). About 10 percent of respondents believe that none of these will significantly impact workers’ compensation.

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Ambry Genetics Advances Patient Care through Telemedicine Genetic Counseling Services

Making big waves through empowering innovation, Ambry Genetics — a leading clinical genetics-testing lab — announced recently that they would be collaborating with PWNHealth to offer telemedicine genetic counseling as part of Ambry’s commitment to improve access to patient care.

Due to the rapid growth of genetic testing, the need for telemedicine genetic counseling services is expanding. PWNHealth provides these services through phone or video conferencing, thereby facilitating timely and convenient access to experienced genetic counselors.

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MyOncoPath Brings Telemedicine to Cancer Treatment Plans

MHW learned today that MyOncoPath, a new telemedicine clinic specializing in personalized medicine for cancer patients, announced they have begun seeing patients and partnering with medical practices nationwide.

If you’re not familiar, MyOncoPath bridges the gap between the millions of cancer patients in the U.S., and genetic counselors specializing in cancer genomics, via its telemedicine clinic, and provides genetic testing recommendations to help providers identify personalized treatment plans.

The field of personalized medicine is progressing rapidly in cancer treatment with new therapeutic agents being tailored to attack an individual’s tumor based on the tumor’s unique genetic makeup, allowing for better targeting and reduced chemotoxicity.

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FIRST LOOK: Foley Survey Shows ‘Surging Telemedicine Services’ Across the Health Care Spectrum

According to the findings of a new report shared today with MHW, health care executives and providers have shed fears – and have even become enthusiastic – about the deployment of telemedicine services compared to three years ago.

That’s the key takeaway from a new survey conducted by law firm Foley & Lardner LLP.

More than 100 respondents from hospitals, specialty clinics, ancillary services and related organizations completed the survey, and nearly half of respondents hold C-suite or senior-level titles.

Foley’s 2017 Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey reflects a surging demand for telemedicine-based offerings among providers and patients, and a broader acceptance of the technology by other major players in the health care industry.

In the 2014 inaugural survey three years ago, 87 percent of respondents did not expect their patients to be using telemedicine services by this time. However, according to this year’s survey, those expectations have been defied with approximately three-quarters of respondents currently offering, or planning to offer, such services, and also having strong intentions to grow those programs (53 percent).

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