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New AASM Sleep Select Video Platform Accelerates Telemedicine Integration

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine introduced AASM Sleep Select, a streamlined telemedicine system that enables sleep medicine professionals, accredited sleep centers and durable medical equipment (DME) providers to rapidly improve patient access to care by integrating secure video visits.

AASM Sleep Select is a sleek, state-of the-art system comprising the two elements that are essential for a quick entry into telemedicine: a HIPAA-compliant, web-based video platform and a patient self-pay feature that facilitates convenient, secure payments.
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Canada Sees First Telemedicine Program for International Students

mHealth Finally Catching On in CanadaMHW has learned that guard.me International Insurance now offers international students direct access to a doctor “at the touch of a button, anytime, anywhere, using a mobile device.”

According to the formal announcement shared, international students across Canada that are covered by guard.me can now talk to a medical professional over the phone without having to visit a clinic or wait long hours in an emergency room.

The new mobileDOCTOR by guard.me is the first and only telemedicine service of its kind to provide immediate and confidential medical attention to international students 24/7 and in over 140 languages. When unsure if they should go to a clinic or the emergency room, international students can access on-the-spot medical advice, get a referral, or obtain new prescriptions when appropriate.

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Telemedicine Gets New Team in Toronto

IDG-1132x670On Wednesday, MHW learned that HouseCallsNow Inc. and SecondOpinionExpert Inc. recently inked a strategic partnership that will “rein in the strengths and synergies of two pioneers in the healthcare and house calls industry.”

HouseCallsNow Inc., if you’re unfamiliar, has a location-aware, HIPAA compliant platform to deliver healthcare to patients regardless of time or location.

SecondOpinionExpert Inc., on the other hand, has a HIPAA compliant platform to deliver second opinions in medical decision-making and has created an effective vehicle for the secure storage and protected access of health records of individuals seeking one-point storage and retrieval of their health records.
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Telemedicine Top News: Advanced ICU Care Reaches Milestone

Resized-hallway-1910x920On Tuesday, Advanced ICU Care — the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telehealth services — announced that the company is now contracted to provide acute care and monitoring to more than 1,000 acute care patient beds across more than 65 partner hospitals in the United States.

“This threshold represents a significant milestone in our company’s history, as hospitals and health systems increasingly recognize the value of our technology-enabled clinical services in delivering superior ICU patient outcomes while delivering a compelling ROI,” said Lou Silverman, chairman and CEO of Advanced ICU Care.
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Telemedicine Startup Touts Affordable Remedies in Real Time

telemedicineTelemedicine startup Akos announced Wednesday the launch of its first U.S. virtual healthcare practice, located in north Phoenix.

Developed by a team of local physicians, Akos describes itself as being a “contemporary telemedicine provider powering a new type of virtual healthcare practice, designed to help address the nation’s growing healthcare crisis.”

So how does it work?

By combining smart technology, seamless design, a patient-centric operating model, grassroots strategy and the collective power of a preferred provider network, Akos will “revolutionize the healthcare industry, offering a 360-degree solution that will improve access and reduce costs for patients, physicians and employers alike.”

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Your.MD Now Delivers Telemedicine Services to Majority of the World’s Population

3c918e25.quote-bg2On Thursday, Your.MD, creator of the first Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Health Assistant, announced it has added two new international telemedicine partners to its OneStop Health platform (the first personalized AI recommendation solution for professional and trustworthy health services and products) to now provide a range of “Call a Doctor” services to over 60% of the world’s population).

Population statistics, we’re told, pertain to 2013 across 42 countries.

All told, the news comes as Your.MD “soared to the top position in the US iOS App Store in the Medical category” just last month.

New to join Your.MD’s OneStop Health platform is Altibbi for Your.MD users in the Middle East and Dr Insta for users across India.  These services join Your.MD’s existing telemedicine partners, including Akira (Canada), Doctify (UK), GetDoc (Malaysia and Singapore), Dr Care Anywhere (multiple countries),Dr Morton’s (UK) for women’s health, MyPocketDoctor (Philippines) and Push Doctor (UK).

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Next Stop for First Stop Health? Additional Funding to Accelerate Growth

Major Money Raised for Low IncomeFirst Stop Health, a telemedicine company generating what it calls “the highest utilization in the industry,” has just announced its latest funding round of $1.6 million.

First Stop Health has raised total capital of $7.2 million to date. Funds raised in this round will be used to accelerate the company’s growth.

First Stop Health co-founder and CEO Patrick Spain (co-founder and former CEO of Hoover’s) and co-founder and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mark Friedman led the latest round of investment.
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