TeleStroke

Marcus Daly Hospital(Montana) receives the 2020 Stroke Hero Award | 8/18/2020

… like that are typical,” Bush said. “Based on symptoms presenting we determine whether or not to activate our stroke team.” MDMH has partnered with Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula through their Providence System Telestroke Program, under their Telehealth umbrella, to have immediate and live access to neurologists. Time is critical and as soon as the stroke team is activated, the TeleHealth stroke cart with a camera is brought in …

Marcus Daly Hospital receives the 2020 Stroke Hero Award | 8/16/2020

… like that are typical,” Bush said. “Based on symptoms presenting we determine whether or not to activate our stroke team.” MDMH has partnered with Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula through their Providence System Telestroke Program, under their Telehealth umbrella, to have immediate and live access to neurologists. Time is critical and as soon as the stroke team is activated, the TeleHealth stroke cart with a camera is brought in …

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Feasibility of Real Time Internet-Based Teleconsultation in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: Interventional Pilot Study | 8/13/2020

… eg, email), and remote monitoring (eg, self-assessment devices) [ 2 ]. Most efforts so far have been devoted to the implementation of TM in rural and emergency medicine, as illustrated by the successful example of telestroke [ 3 ], while common chronic neurological disorders seem to have adopted digital health technology with more hesitation. Nervous system diseases are the leading cause of disability around the world, and their burden is expected to double …

Telestroke Consultations Down During COVID-19 Pandemic | 8/13/2020

Print Sick woman holding a medicine video conferencing with her doctor using digital tablet during corona virus lockdown. Mature woman on a video call with a doctor while quarantined at home. HealthDay News — The median number of weekly consults seen through a telestroke network decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Black patients significantly less likely to present with strokes, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Stroke …

Prisma Health CDO: Payment changes key to sustaining telehealth gains | Modern Healthcare | 8/10/2020

… can imagine, the reimbursement landscape was a lot different pre-COVID than it is now. We were concentrating on school-based telehealth and a lot of things on the acute side—for example, our telestroke programs and our mental health programs. We didn’t do a lot on the primary-care side or ambulatory side, other than the folks who did direct-to-consumer type of things—they got sick, used …

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup | 8/8/2020

… 19 by December if more people do not wear masks or practice better social distancing. Read Full Article Telestroke Consultations Down During COVID-19 Pandemic The median number of weekly consults seen through a telestroke network decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Black patients significantly less likely to present with strokes, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Stroke . Read Full Article SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Detected …

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup | 8/7/2020

… more people do not wear masks or practice better social distancing. Read Full Article Telestroke Consultations Down During COVID-19 Pandemic FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 – The median number of weekly consults seen through a telestroke network decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Black patients significantly less likely to present with strokes, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Stroke . Read Full Article SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Detected …

Fewer African Americans in South Carolina sought stroke care at pandemic’s start | 8/6/2020

… are Less Likely to Present with Strokes During COVID-19 Pandemic—Observations from the Stroke Belt,” neurology specialists in South Carolina analyzed trends in interactive videoconferencing consultation for remote stroke care, also known as telestroke , during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston is the hub for a large, video-based telestroke network serving more than 38 hospitals throughout the state. South Carolina is part …

Telemedicine: What Should the Post- Pandemic Regulatory and Payment Landscape Look Like? | 8/5/2020

… just as there can be no single policy for insurance coverage of prescription drugs. In the same way different drugs yield different outcomes, telemedicine may provide health benefits for certain clinical uses. For example, telestroke could save lives. On the other hand, telemedicine visits for the common cold have little clinical benefit. 2. Telemedicine policy decisions should be formulated through the lens of value. Value here is defined as the …

Fewer African Americans in South Carolina sought stroke care at pandemic’s start | 8/5/2020

Fewer African Americans in South Carolina sought stroke care at pandemic’s start Stroke Journal Report AHA COVID-19 Newsroom Research Highlights: Analysis of hospital records in South Carolina, a state in the Stroke Belt, noted a drop in telestroke consultations (videoconference with stroke specialists) for stroke symptoms especially among African Americans during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. African Americans are at greater risk for stroke in general …

Ochsner Health System Boosts Interoperability with Epic Systems EHR | EHR Intelligence | 8/3/2020

… specialized care for which Ochsner is nationally recognized, while remaining right here in Mississippi and Alabama.” This extended technological partnership expanded the surviving business agreement between Rush and Ochsner. In 2018, Rush implemented Ochsner’s TeleStroke program, providing around-the-clock neurovascular care. Nurses and physicians at Rush hospitals can contact vascular neurologists at Ochsner, utilizing telemedicine equipment for immediate treatment options. Tagged …

Air vs. Road Decision for Endovascular Clot Retrieval in a Rural Telestroke Network | 7/31/2020

You wouldn’t need to make decisions like this if you have protocols leading to 100% recovery for all survivors. This is thinking small and not the sign of true leadership. Air vs. Road Decision for Endovascular Clot Retrieval in a Rural Telestroke Network Shyam Gangadharan 1 , Thomas Lillicrap 2 , Ferdinand Miteff 1,2 , Pablo Garcia-Bermejo 1 , Thomas Wellings 1 , Billy O’Brien 3 , James Evans 3 , Khaled Alanati 1 , Christopher Levi …

Caregility Introduces Integration with Cloudbreak Health for Telehealth Remote Video Interpretation | PR Newswire | 7/30/2020

… Cloudbreak Health ( www.cloudbreak.us ) revolutionized patient and provider communication with the introduction of video remote interpreting (VRI), establishing Cloudbreak as a pioneer in telehealth technology. Cloudbreak continues to innovate with Cloudbreak Telehealth Solutions, including telepsychiatry, telestroke , tele-quarantine, remote patient monitoring and other specialties. Committed to overcoming healthcare disparities and bringing language access to the point of care, Cloudbreak Health seamlessly integrates their language access solution, Martti, into a host of …

Carson Tahoe Emergency Department earn prestigious Emergency Nurses Association ‘Lantern Award’ | 7/28/2020

… and well-being of our rural community. The CTH emergency room services several counties in Northern Nevada and helps over 42,000 people annually. Carson Tahoe Emergency Department provides 24-hour emergency care and features telestroke , through affiliation with the University of Utah Health and a 6-bed FastTrack ER. Additionally, thanks to a generous donation from the Mallory Foundation, it’s now home to a newly renovated area providing for a …

Comprehensive Telestroke Network to Optimize Health Care Delivery for Cerebrovascular Diseases: Algorithm Development | 7/27/2020

… stored in a structured relational database, allowing future evaluation of the system performance as well as a strong foundation for public health policies. The database included the administrative information of each facility in the telestroke network and the possible referral facilities (ie, those that have a given facility that was contracted to receive patients when a transfer is required). This information allowed the rapid selection of the most suitable stroke …

Mount Sinai Health System’s Telestroke Program Implements Telemedicine with the Help of Adorama Business Solutions | 7/20/2020

Mount Sinai Health System in Brooklyn, New York recently enlisted Adorama Business Solutions, the premier technology resource for corporate, educational, and government institutions, to help purchase and incorporate equipment to enable telemedicine to treat high-risk patients in the Telestroke Program. As the medical community responds to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), hospitals nationwide are coordinating their efforts to help combat the virus. The increase in hospital patients …

Indiana VA QUERI program receives $5 million to expand telehealth services for veterans | 7/20/2020

… telehealth by providers in many health systems. The VA has paved the way for clinical providers to practice across state lines to increase patient access to specialty care services like the national, virtual acute TeleStroke services for rural emergency departments,” said Linda Williams, M.D., EXTEND QUERI co-leader, VA core investigator, Regenstrief research scientist and IU School of Medicine neurology professor. “We hope to build on that momentum, implementing programs …

Telestroke Was Just the Tip of the Iceberg: How teleNeurology Is… | 6/30/2020

… and treated, the better the outcome for the patient. And yet, since the FDA approval in 1996, it took 22 more years for Congress to mandate that Medicare reimburse for remote stroke care, or telestroke . The FAST ( Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine ) Act was signed into law on February 9, 2018 as part of a larger budget bill. Despite everything we have known for decades—about how critical it is …

Cloudbreak Health Integrates with Epic Software | Business Wire | 6/24/2020

… natively integrate with multiple WebRTC and SIP platforms including Vidyo, Polycom, Skype, Cisco, Zoom and now EPIC, among others. Learn more about Cloudbreak’s interoperability initiative here: http://www.cloudbreak.us/interoperability/ About Cloudbreak Health From telepsychiatry, telestroke , tele-ICU, telesitting and other specialties to integrated language services for Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients, Cloudbreak’s innovative, secure platform removes both distance and language barriers to improve patient care, satisfaction …

260+ Telehealth Companies to Know | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/22/2020

… show to cashflow. SwyMed (Lexington, Mass.). SwyMed’s telemedicine technology connects patients with physicians in a real-time video conference. The company focuses on professionals in community paramedicine, home healthcare, EMS and critical transport and telestroke services. Synct (Birmingham, Ala.). Synct is a telemedicine app that supports virtual physician visits. The company also offers web services for physician websites. SynsorMed (Atlanta). SynsorMed’s telehealth solution is integrated into provider EHRs to connect …

US Telemedicine Market Global Demand, Industry Growth, In-depth Analysis and Opportunities till 2026 | 6/11/2020

… USD 17.14 Billion by 2026 according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “U.S. Telemedicine Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report By Component (Hardware, Software & Services); By Application (Teleradiology, Telepsychiatry, Telestroke, Tele-ICU, Teledermatology, Teleconsultation); Mode of Delivery (Mobile Health Apps, Virtual, Telemedicine Portals & kiosks, Others); By End User; Segment Forecast, 2020 – 2026” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future …

Emerging therapies in acute ischemic stroke [version 1; peer review: 3 approved] | 6/5/2020

… stroke. The number of patients who can benefit from these treatments continues to increase as new studies demonstrate that not just time since stroke onset but also collateral circulation influences outcome. Technologies such as telestroke , mobile stroke units, and artificial intelligence are playing an increasing role in identifying and treating stroke. Stroke-systems-of-care models continue to streamline the delivery of definitive revascularization in the age of mechanical thrombectomy …

Telehealth and Cancer Care: What You Need to Know | 6/1/2020

… provider who are not at the same location for consultation and clinical diagnosis. UW Health is no stranger to delivering health care remotely, and already offers services such as an electronic Intensive Care Unit, telestroke program, telehealth consults with specialists, and urgent care video visits. While the telehealth infrastructure was already in place, the challenge was ramping it up quickly to accommodate an influx of patients, including cancer patients, in …

Telestroke Program Saves Lives | 6/1/2020

… approximately 4,500 veterans with an Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) every year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S and the leading cause of serious long term disability. The VA’s National Telestroke Program (NTSP) has a virtual “hub” of VA stroke neurologists across participating in a 24/7/365 call schedule to provide coverage to participating facilities. Dr. Sharyl Martini, NTSP Medical Director, reports that the program has 22 …

Telehealth Market Worth $55.6 Billion by 2025 : Leading Companies Are Koninklijke Phillips and Medtronic | 4/2/2020

… by 2025 from USD 25.4 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 16.9%. Northrook, IL – ( SBWIRE ) – 04/02/2020 – According to the new market research report “ Telehealth Market by Component Software & Services (RPM, RTM), Application (Teleradiology, telestroke , teleICU), Hardware (Glucose Meters), End-User (Provider, Payer, Patient), Delivery Mode (On-Premise, Cloud) Trends & Global Forecast to 2025”, published by MarketsandMarkets™, analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints/challenges, and opportunities. The growth …

Telehealth

Caregility Introduces Integration with Cloudbreak Health for Telehealth Remote Video Interpretation | PR Newswire | 7/30/2020

GDPR Caregility Introduces Integration with Cloudbreak Health for Telehealth Remote Video Interpretation The partnership fuses interpreter services with the UHE virtual care platform to help providers reduce healthcare disparities brought on by language barriers. News … Cloudbreak continues to innovate with Cloudbreak Telehealth Solutions, including telepsychiatry, telestroke, tele-quarantine, remote patient monitoring and other specialties. Committed to overcoming healthcare disparities and bringing language access to the point of care, Cloudbreak Health …

Medicaid

Commentary: How to Start Doing Telemedicine Now (In the COVID-19 Crisis) | WebMD | 3/24/2020

… But the COVID-19 crisis has changed everything. Through an emergency declaration made March 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay providers to care for Medicare beneficiaries for office, hospital, and … without a face-to-face visit. Medicare also reimburses for telestroke services, regardless of where a patient receives treatment. Telestroke services involve using mobile units that provide telemedicine with doctors at a distant hospital so …

Medicare

Commentary: How to Start Doing Telemedicine Now (In the COVID-19 Crisis) | WebMD | 3/24/2020

… license. But the COVID-19 crisis has changed everything. Through an emergency declaration made March 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay providers to care for Medicare beneficiaries for office, hospital … without a face-to-face visit. Medicare also reimburses for telestroke services, regardless of where a patient receives treatment. Telestroke services involve using mobile units that provide telemedicine with doctors at a distant hospital so …

Remote Monitoring

106 hospitals, health systems that launched telehealth services in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/17/2019

… a collaboration with CentraCare Health in St. Cloud, Minn. 7. Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System began deploying telehealth software from remote monitoring provider Health Recovery Solutions to reduce avoidable emergence department visits. 8. The U.S … using telemedicine technology. 98. Mayo Clinic Health System brought its telestroke program to the La Crosse, Wis., inpatient setting. 99. Cincinnati-based TriHealth was named the recipient of a $3.84 million grant from bi3, the …

Digital Health

106 hospitals, health systems that launched telehealth services in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/17/2019

… providers to diagnose and treat more than 20 common medical conditions. March: 15. Birmingham-based Children’s of Alabama hospital implemented digital health developer Locus Health’s telehealth platform for remote monitoring of pediatric cardiology patients. 16 … using telemedicine technology. 98. Mayo Clinic Health System brought its telestroke program to the La Crosse, Wis., inpatient setting. 99. Cincinnati-based TriHealth was named the recipient of a $3.84 million grant from bi3, the …

Virtual Care

10 hospitals, health systems launching telehealth services | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/7/2019

… Health will offer low-cost, on-demand telehealth services beginning in early 2020. 7. Mayo Clinic Health System brought its telestroke program to the La Crosse, Wis., inpatient setting. 8. Denver-based HealthOne partnered with … Inc., to fund the development and implementation of a new virtual care program. More articles on telehealth …

Teleneurology

How telestroke has paved the way for broader teleNeurology servi… | 11/13/2019

Telestroke was one of the first implementations of teleNeurology , and opened the door for other uses of telemedicine in neurology. Today, it remains one of the foundational and most requested neurologic services overall. Despite its proliferation, it didn’t change the fact that a local neurologist was still not present or available to provide follow up care for the local patients at these hospitals, or consult on non-stroke neurologic patients …

American Telemedicine Association

Less Experienced Telestroke Consultants Are More Likely to Go On-Camera, but Less Likely to Give tPA | 11/13/2019

Research Article Less Experienced Telestroke Consultants Are More Likely to Go On-Camera, but Less Likely to Give tPA Correspondence should be addressed to Adam de Havenon ; Received 26 March 2019; Accepted 25 September 2019 … formally recommends telestroke consultation be available and guidelines from the American Telemedicine Association suggest the incorporation of neurologists in training [ 10 , 11 ]. Despite these recommendations and the proven effectiveness of telestroke consultation, telestroke training is …

American Medical Association

Updated telehealth bill fills in budget deal’s gaps - POLITICO | 11/1/2019

American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association. …Some provisions of the CONNECT for Health Act made it into the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act, including removing geographic restrictions for telestroke and end-stage renal disease. The newest version touted by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) would expand Medicare payment for telehealth …

Biotech

Updated telehealth bill fills in budget deal’s gaps - POLITICO | 11/1/2019

… the day, in response to this : StrictlyVC, @StrictlyVC , “The man who helped create Google’s life sciences venture is launching a biotech hub to help solve healthcare’s biggest problem “ Adrianna McIntyre, @onceuponA , “ok but what if … the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act, including removing geographic restrictions for telestroke and end-stage renal disease. The newest version touted by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss …

Telepsychiatry

Congress to Once Again Tackle Medicare Restrictions on Telehealth | mHealth Intelligence | 10/31/2019

… first floated the bill in 2016, then re-introduced it in 2017 . Some parts of the bill, including expansion of telestroke coverage and the reclassification of telehealth as a basic benefit in Medicare Advantage plans … sites to receive telehealth services may not be feasible,” InSight Telepsychiatry said in a press release supporting the bill . “In many cases, when faced with this barrier, individuals often delay care. However, if Medicare beneficiaries …

Telehealth Adoption

Congress to Once Again Tackle Medicare Restrictions on Telehealth | mHealth Intelligence | 10/31/2019

… first floated the bill in 2016, then re-introduced it in 2017 . Some parts of the bill, including expansion of telestroke coverage and the reclassification of telehealth as a basic benefit in Medicare Advantage plans … noted that the new bill would continue advances made in telehealth adoption through previous legislation. “Passing these provisions into law was a huge accomplishment, but, on behalf of the telehealth community, we are thankful that …

Medicare Advantage

Rift Between Insurance Industry, Pharma On Full Display As Sides Debate Democrats’ Plan To Lower Drug Prices | Kaiser Health News | 10/31/2019

Medicare Advantage plans to offer telehealth coverage as a basic benefit, and remove some geographic restrictions for telestroke and end-stage renal disease treatment. (Ravindranath, 10/30) The Associated Press: Bill Aims To Make Generic Drugs More Affordable For Seniors U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster of New Hampshire and David McKinley of West Virginia have introduced a bill to make generic drugs more affordable for seniors. Kuster, a Democrat, and McKinley, a …

Telemedicine Technology

How Cleveland Clinic applies telemedicine for patient, clinician communication | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/7/2019

… the health system’s cerebrovascular center. In July, Cleveland Clinic opened its first telemedicine-equipped neurology step-down unit, which uses telemedicine technology to virtually connect stroke and epilepsy patients with their care team members. The … lightly edited for clarity and length. Question: How will the telestroke technology help improve patient experiences? Dr. Muhammad Shazam Hussain: From a patient experience point of view, the patient can receive information from the clinical …

Continuum of Care

SOC Telemed Selected as teleNeurology Provider for Community Medical Center | PR Newswire | 6/28/2019

MISSOULA, Mont. , June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – SOC Telemed (SOC), the leader in acute care telemedicine, today announces its selection by Community Medical Center to deliver teleNeurology and emergent teleStroke consult services. Community Medical Center, a leading physician-led healthcare organization and CARF-accredited stroke rehabilitation center, will use SOC’s Telemed IQ to support its efforts in completing the continuum of care in stroke treatment through the addition of acute stroke …

Patient Satisfaction

Pexip Bolsters Healthcare Focus to Address Growing Demand for Telemedicine | PRWeb | 6/19/2019

… healthcare providers and other large enterprises on telehealth initiatives with more than 5,000 endpoints nationwide and specialized projects, such as telestroke programs. Pexip’s dedicated healthcare team will help organizations implement video conferencing for both administrative … to working with Pexip.” “Telehealth has been shown to increase patient satisfaction and quality of care, while reducing treatment costs,” said Rik Coder, VP of Public Sector sales for the Americas at Pexip. “Many healthcare …

Cloudbreak Health

Caregility Introduces Integration with Cloudbreak Health for Telehealth Remote Video Interpretation | PR Newswire | 7/30/2020

GDPR Caregility Introduces Integration with Cloudbreak Health for Telehealth Remote Video Interpretation The partnership fuses interpreter services with the UHE virtual care platform to help providers reduce healthcare disparities brought on by language barriers. News … Cloudbreak continues to innovate with Cloudbreak Telehealth Solutions, including telepsychiatry, telestroke, tele-quarantine, remote patient monitoring and other specialties. Committed to overcoming healthcare disparities and bringing language access to the point of care, Cloudbreak Health

Cloudbreak Health Integrates with Epic Software | Business Wire | 6/24/2020

Cloudbreak Health Integrates with Epic Software Jun 24, 2020 2 hrs ago LOS ANGELES & COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 24, 2020– Cloudbreak Health (“Cloudbreak”), an industry leading provider of unified telehealth and video medical interpretation … initiative here: http://www.cloudbreak.us/interoperability/ About Cloudbreak Health From telepsychiatry, telestroke, tele-ICU, telesitting and other specialties to integrated language services for Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients, Cloudbreak’s innovative, secure platform …

Cerner

Cloudbreak Health Integrates Zoom into Its Telemedicine Platforms | Business Wire | 3/26/2020

… Cerner, EPIC and others. Learn more about Cloudbreak’s interoperability initiatives here: http://www.cloudbreak.us/interoperability/ About Cloudbreak Health From telepsychiatry, telestroke, tele-ICU, telesitting and other specialties to integrated language services for Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients, Cloudbreak’s innovative, secure platform removes both distance and language barriers to improve patient care, satisfaction and outcomes. Cloudbreak Health provides more than one million minutes of telemedicine consultation each month …

Cloudbreak Health Integrates Zoom into Its Telemedicine Platforms | Business Wire | 3/25/2020

… Cerner, EPIC and others. Learn more about Cloudbreak’s interoperability initiatives here: http://www.cloudbreak.us/interoperability/ About Cloudbreak Health From telepsychiatry, telestroke, tele-ICU, telesitting and other specialties to integrated language services for Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients, Cloudbreak’s innovative, secure platform removes both distance and language barriers to improve patient care, satisfaction and outcomes. Cloudbreak Health provides more than one million minutes of telemedicine consultation each month …

InTouch Health

Coronavirus test kit shortage may hasten telehealth adoption - Business Insider | 3/13/2020

… and quarterly visits rose to 900,000 in Q2 2019. And in 2020 Teladoc announced that it acquired fellow telehealth leader, InTouch Health. Business Insider Intelligence reported that this acquisition could more than double the number … span a multitude of use cases including urgent care, pediatrics, telestroke, telepsychiatry, and chronic disease management. In 2019 Amwell partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to develop a new telehealth joint venture (JV). The JV, dubbed …

InTouch Health® ’Highest-Performing Vendor’(1) in KLAS® Telehealth Virtual Care Platforms 2017 | PR Newswire | 10/17/2017

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. InTouch Health , the leading enterprise telehealth platform, announced today the company is profiled as the highest rated vendor included in “Telehealth Virtual Care Platforms 2017,” a performance report published by KLAS . KLAS … settings across service lines, such as behavioral health, cardiology, neurology (telestroke), infectious disease, endocrinology, wound care, and rheumatology. The report notes that, for healthcare organizations, telehealth reduces delivery costs, increases access to new patients, and …

Biogen

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 1, 2019 | 11/1/2019

… to predict more advanced cardiovascular disease, says Amir Lerman, M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and the study’s senior author. Reuters , Biogen’s secret campaign to bring its Alzheimer’s drug back from the ashes by Julie Steenhuysen … Clinic Health System in La Crosse will soon have Inpatient Telestroke Services. The Telestroke system allows a neurologist to diagnose and treat someone going through a stroke from a smartphone-like device. If a hospital …

Rift Between Insurance Industry, Pharma On Full Display As Sides Debate Democrats’ Plan To Lower Drug Prices | Kaiser Health News | 10/31/2019

… Act. They allow Medicare Advantage plans to offer telehealth coverage as a basic benefit, and remove some geographic restrictions for telestroke and end-stage renal disease treatment. (Ravindranath, 10/30) The Associated Press: Bill Aims To … a statement. (Pletz, 10/30) Boston Globe: New MS Drug From Biogen And Alkermes Wins Approval The Food and Drug Administration approved the oral drug Vumerity to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, a serious chronic …

Amwell

How UMass Memorial Health Care deployed a successful telehealth strategy | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/31/2019

… American Well, Mark Kemp, director of telestroke and teleneurology solutions at American Well, David Smith, associate vice president of virtual medicine at UMass Memorial Health Care, and Teresa Rincon, telehealth director of clinical operations at UMass Memorial Health Care, discussed the health system’s partnership with American Well and how it leverages telehealth to expedite care to patients who need it quickly. “We believe that the key to a successful telestroke

Congress to Once Again Tackle Medicare Restrictions on Telehealth | mHealth Intelligence | 10/31/2019

… first floated the bill in 2016, then re-introduced it in 2017 . Some parts of the bill, including expansion of telestroke coverage and the reclassification of telehealth as a basic benefit in Medicare Advantage plans … advancement of telehealth,” added Roy Schoenberg, CEO of telehealth company American Well, in an e-mail. “In particular, we are pleased to see the removal of geographic restrictions on originating sites for mental health services …

Medical Center

106 hospitals, health systems that launched telehealth services in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/17/2019

… to conduct virtual visits with patients in remote locations. 11. Shriners Hospital for Children — St. Louis partnered with Newton (Kan.) Medical Center on Shriners’ first telehealth location in Kansas. 12. Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine … using telemedicine technology. 98. Mayo Clinic Health System brought its telestroke program to the La Crosse, Wis., inpatient setting. 99. Cincinnati-based TriHealth was named the recipient of a $3.84 million grant from bi3, the …

10 hospitals, health systems launching telehealth services | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/7/2019

… 10 hospitals and health systems that implemented telehealth technology and services in November: 1. Paramus, N.J.-based Bergen New Bridge Medical Center unveiled a new telehealth service line aimed at diagnosing and treating emergency medical … in early 2020. 7. Mayo Clinic Health System brought its telestroke program to the La Crosse, Wis., inpatient setting. 8. Denver-based HealthOne partnered with Colorado Canyons Hospital & Medical Center to expand telehealth access to …

Department of Veterans Affairs

106 hospitals, health systems that launched telehealth services in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/17/2019

… by Becker’s Hospital Review . Editor’s note: The implementations are listed in the order they were reported. January: 1. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs tapped OptumServe to connect eligible veterans with lifestyle coaches via scheduled … using telemedicine technology. 98. Mayo Clinic Health System brought its telestroke program to the La Crosse, Wis., inpatient setting. 99. Cincinnati-based TriHealth was named the recipient of a $3.84 million grant from bi3, the …

10 hospitals, health systems launching telehealth services | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/7/2019

… New Bridge Medical Center unveiled a new telehealth service line aimed at diagnosing and treating emergency medical conditions. 2. The Department of Veterans Affairs is rolling out the use of private enclosure rooms, called pods … in early 2020. 7. Mayo Clinic Health System brought its telestroke program to the La Crosse, Wis., inpatient setting. 8. Denver-based HealthOne partnered with Colorado Canyons Hospital & Medical Center to expand telehealth access to …

Mayo Clinic Health System

Mayo Clinic Health System introduces telestroke technology to inpatient setting | 11/22/2019

Mayo Clinic Health System introduces telestroke technology to inpatient setting By Karl W Oestreich La Crosse Tribune by Emily PyrekEight years after introducing telestroke services in its La Crosse emergency rooms, Mayo Clinic Health System is bringing the technology into the inpatient setting, offering a new opportunity for collaborative care. Mayo Clinic, which has utilized telestroke for nearly 90,000 patients across 30 Mayo Clinic Hospitals nationwide, brought the multipresence, data …

Mayo Clinic incorporates telestroke program to inpatient setting | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/21/2019

Mayo Clinic Health System has brought its telestroke program to the La Crosse, Wis., inpatient setting, according to La Crosse Tribune . What has traditionally been used in emergency rooms will now allow clinicians to address strokes much quicker in the inpatient setting. Mayo Clinic has used the telestroke services to treat nearly 90,000 patients in the emergency room. Although Mayo Clinic believes the telestroke services will be less frequently used …

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Health System introduces telestroke technology to inpatient setting | 11/22/2019

Mayo Clinic Health System introduces telestroke technology to inpatient setting By Karl W Oestreich La Crosse Tribune by Emily PyrekEight years after introducing telestroke services in its La Crosse emergency rooms, Mayo Clinic Health System is bringing the technology into the inpatient setting, offering a new opportunity for collaborative care. Mayo Clinic, which has utilized telestroke for nearly 90,000 patients across 30 Mayo Clinic Hospitals nationwide, brought the multipresence, data …

Mayo Clinic incorporates telestroke program to inpatient setting | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/21/2019

Mayo Clinic Health System has brought its telestroke program to the La Crosse, Wis., inpatient setting, according to La Crosse Tribune . What has traditionally been used in emergency rooms will now allow clinicians to address strokes much quicker in the inpatient setting. Mayo Clinic has used the telestroke services to treat nearly 90,000 patients in the emergency room. Although Mayo Clinic believes the telestroke services will be less frequently used …

Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk CT

Norwalk Hospital aims to cut treatment times with telestroke program | 7/7/2019

Neurologist Daryl Story, director of the Acute Stroke Team at Norwalk Hospital appears on the monitor screen, with Michele Lecardo, stroke program coordinator and a nurse at the hospital. “Time lost is brain lost,” according … the rise in telemedicine and general technology by launching a telestroke program, which allows its six neurologists to remotely consult with emergency medicine clinicians to evaluate patients, rapidly diagnose stroke and order treatment. While to …

Norwalk Hospital launches telestroke program | Healthcare IT News | 5/22/2019

Norwalk Hospital launches telestroke program Neurologists will be able to consult with emergency clinicians via communications equipment. 10:54 AM Share Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut has opened a telestroke program that allows neurologists to remotely consult with emergency medicine clinicians and evaluate patients, diagnose stroke and order treatment. WHY IT MATTERS The HIPAA-compliant communications equipment used for the service is designed to help expedite the evaluation of potential stroke patients …

Kaiser Permanente

Telestroke Doubled tPA; Humidity Risk; Epilepsy Drug for Stroke Prevention? | 12/18/2017

Telestroke Doubled tPA; Humidity Risk; Epilepsy Drug for Stroke Prevention? Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine MedpageToday by Crystal Phend Senior Associate Editor, Kaiser Permanente Northern California nearly doubled thrombolytic use and cut door-to-needle times without more adverse events by implementing a standardized protocol with all emergency stroke cases managed by a dedicated telestroke neurologist. ( Stroke ) The antiepileptic drug sodium valproate was associated with a 56% reduced …

Kaiser Permanente Stroke Patients Receive Clot-busting Medication More Than Twice as Fast as National Rates | PR Newswire | 12/15/2017

Worldwide Offices Kaiser Permanente Stroke Patients Receive Clot-busting Medication More Than Twice as Fast as National Rates With standardized protocols enhanced by use of telemedicine, “door to needle times” average just 34 minutes at … Kaiser Permanente emergency departments in Northern California were equipped with telestroke carts, which include a video camera and access to scans and tests results, enabling the stroke specialist to conduct a patient’s neurologic physical exam …

Jamey Edwards

Cloudbreak Health Integrates with Epic Software | Business Wire | 6/24/2020

… major clients have implemented the solution. “Unified telehealth is the future of telemedicine and interoperability is at its core,” said Jamey Edwards, CEO of Cloudbreak. “Our recent success with the Epic integrations for UCSD highlights … initiative here: http://www.cloudbreak.us/interoperability/ About Cloudbreak Health From telepsychiatry, telestroke, tele-ICU, telesitting and other specialties to integrated language services for Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients, Cloudbreak’s innovative, secure platform …

Cloudbreak Health Integrates Zoom into Its Telemedicine Platforms | Business Wire | 3/26/2020

… the first company in the nation to bring video interoperability and telemedicine integration to market for video medical interpreting,” said Jamey Edwards, CEO of Cloudbreak. “Our recent Zoom integration is another step forward in helping … initiatives here: http://www.cloudbreak.us/interoperability/ About Cloudbreak Health From telepsychiatry, telestroke, tele-ICU, telesitting and other specialties to integrated language services for Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients, Cloudbreak’s innovative, secure platform …

Peter Welch

Updated telehealth bill fills in budget deal’s gaps - POLITICO | 11/1/2019

telestroke and end-stage renal disease. The newest version touted by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) would expand Medicare payment for telehealth services for mental health and emergency treatment. Perhaps an unlikely campaign topic, virtual care has cropped up in several Democratic presidential candidates’ plans to increase health care access and …

Congress to Once Again Tackle Medicare Restrictions on Telehealth | mHealth Intelligence | 10/31/2019

Peter Welch (D-VT), David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Bill Johnson (R-OH). The six senators – all members of the Congressional Telehealth Caucus – first floated the bill in 2016, then re-introduced it in 2017 . Some parts of the bill, including expansion of telestroke coverage and the reclassification of telehealth as a basic benefit in Medicare Advantage plans, were included in last year’s Bipartisan Budget Act. Now they’re aiming to …

Roger Wicker

Updated telehealth bill fills in budget deal’s gaps - POLITICO | 11/1/2019

telestroke and end-stage renal disease. The newest version touted by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) would expand Medicare payment for telehealth services for mental health and emergency treatment. Perhaps an unlikely campaign topic, virtual care has cropped up in several Democratic presidential candidates’ plans to increase health care access and …

Congress to Once Again Tackle Medicare Restrictions on Telehealth | mHealth Intelligence | 10/31/2019

… for telehealth and mHealth services. In a splashy press conference Wednesday on Capitol Hill, US Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Roger Wicker (R-MS) Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Thune (R-SD), Mark Warner (D … in 2017 . Some parts of the bill, including expansion of telestroke coverage and the reclassification of telehealth as a basic benefit in Medicare Advantage plans, were included in last year’s Bipartisan Budget Act. Now they’re …

Brian Schatz

Updated telehealth bill fills in budget deal’s gaps - POLITICO | 11/1/2019

telestroke and end-stage renal disease. The newest version touted by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) would expand Medicare payment for telehealth services for mental health and emergency treatment. Perhaps an unlikely campaign topic, virtual care has cropped up in several Democratic presidential candidates’ plans to increase health care access and …

Congress to Once Again Tackle Medicare Restrictions on Telehealth | mHealth Intelligence | 10/31/2019

… would expand Medicare coverage for telehealth and mHealth services. In a splashy press conference Wednesday on Capitol Hill, US Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Roger Wicker (R-MS) Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Thune (R … in 2017 . Some parts of the bill, including expansion of telestroke coverage and the reclassification of telehealth as a basic benefit in Medicare Advantage plans, were included in last year’s Bipartisan Budget Act. Now they’re …