Virtual Care

Lakeridge Health says it’s under extreme budget pressures | 9/11/2020

… 9.6 million in cuts. The memo went on to say a number of changes would need to be made, including patient care model changes, the consolidation of some services, redirecting some outpatient services, leveraging virtual care and realigning some clinics to budget. Story continues below advertisement Read more: Durham Mental Health Services integrates with Lakeridge Health The memo also said that union leaders have been notified about planned staff reductions …

Coronavirus and Healthcare: How a Pandemic is Improving Our Healthcare System | 9/11/2020

… the coronavirus pandemic for multiple reasons. The number of patients going for in-patient visits to doctor offices has lessened during COVID-19 due to telehealth availability, thus decreasing the risk of spreading coronavirus. Virtual care and telehealth has improved patient health and costs of healthcare, has allowed surgeons to be less physically and mentally exhausted and has enhanced the overall access to healthcare (Mason, Dickson, McLemore & Perez, 2021). This …

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Trump takes heat for COVID comments, AstraZeneca halts vaccine trial, Senate COVID bill fails | 9/11/2020

… a public health emergency . COVID-19 has upended the healthcare system in ways that nobody could have foreseen; thanks, in part, to CMS waiving telehealth regulations in April, combined with the necessity of using virtual care to see a doctor, that sector has been explosive growth in just a few months. As this is an election year, the delineations between what the two sides believe in, and their vision for …

The Definitive Guide To Digital Health Experiences | 9/11/2020

Home Featured Blogs The Definitive Guide To Digital Health Experiences The Definitive Guide To Digital Health Experiences Facebook As COVID-19 sparked a huge uptake of virtual care , what would have taken years of digital transformation happened in just a few short months . But even before the pandemic, rising consumer expectations and increased competition in healthcare were forcing healthcare organizations (HCOs) to shift from a reactive model to a proactive …

Teleheath company Amwell looks to raise up to $560M in IPO amid virtual care boom | FierceHealthcare | 9/11/2020

Teleheath company Amwell looks to raise up to $560M in IPO amid virtual care boom FierceHealthcare : As it prepares to go public, telehealth company Amwell priced its stock late Tuesday. Here’s how the telehealth company plans to use the cash raised in its IPO …

Livongo and Magellan Health partner for digital mental health - Business Insider | 9/11/2020

… center stage. Further, in mid-July, 53% of US adults said their mental health has been negatively affected by worry and stress brought on by the pandemic—underscoring the need for heightened access to virtual care . In turn, telemental health providers have reported rapid upticks in use of their solutions: Digital behavioral health startup Ginger reported 265% higher use for its psychiatry and therapy solutions compared with pre-pandemic rates …

UAMS Receives $3.8M to Study Digital Health in Rural Areas | HIT Infrastructure | 9/11/2020

… interactions between doctors and patients. At the start of the pandemic, 54 percent were open to receiving virtual healthcare from traditional medical care providers. And by April, a majority of providers had transitioned to virtual care . Sixty-two percent of consumers reported that they would “definitely” receive health and wellness advisories or remote monitoring of ongoing health issues. “Barriers to adoption could still impede progress. Even as consumers gain confidence …

Feature: Update: VA’s Suicide Prevention Research Impact Network (09/11/2020) | 9/11/2020

… of and care for our nation’s Veterans, VA has funded several unique and intensive health services research programs— the COnsortia of REsearch ( COREs ). The four currently-funded COREs—Access, Opioid Reduction and Pain Management, Virtual Care , and Suicide Prevention—focus on areas designated as priority concerns by VA. The Suicide Prevention Research Impact Network (SPRINT) CORE is dedicated to accelerating suicide prevention research that will result in interventions to reduce …

HP EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition Notebook | 9/11/2020

… supporting critical mobility efforts, notebooks aid users on the go without compromising their physical safety or data security. The HP EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition Notebook is a powerful laptop that can adequately support virtual care delivery, enhance face-to-face consultations and expedite administrative tasks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Built for security, collaboration, easy cleaning and workflow efficiency, the notebook offers a fast 8th Generation Intel Core i5 …

Big 12 to implement rapid COVID-19 tests day before games | 9/11/2020

The Big 12 announced Friday it has secured access to COVID-19 antigen testing that produces rapid results and will be used the day before competition on players, coaches and staff. The partnership with Virtual Care for Families calls for a testing program that will use Quidel Rapid Antigen tests. The Pac-12 recently announced a partnership with Quidel that will provide its schools with the capacity to test daily …

Big 12 announces rapid COVID-19 testing partnership ahead of 2020 college football season-openers | 9/11/2020

The Big 12 is taking an important step forward with its COVID-19 testing protocols Sep 11, 2020 at 1:16 pm ET 1 min read Getty Images The Big 12 announced Friday that it is launching a COVID-19 antigen testing partnership with Virtual Care for Families that will return results in 15 minutes the day before games and provide batch testing capabilities. The announcement comes the day before seven …

What Lies Ahead? Vigilance and Hope | 9/10/2020

… resilience of our system is going to be impaired.” “[Emergency rooms shouldn’t be the nidus of hospital-acquired infections], and part of the thing we can do as emergency physicians is enhance things like virtual care , more effective telephone triage to prevent people having to crowd like herds of cattle in our waiting room for assessments.Our view has always been, look, better to be over-prepared than ill-prepared. If …

B.C. has a $1.6 billion plan to fight a second wave of COVID-19 | 9/10/2020

… long-term care facilities, and children who are more susceptible to the illness. An additional $91.6 million will be spent to implement strategies to connect rural, remote and Indigenous patients to in-person and virtual care . And $416.6 million will train and hire new aides and top up wages for staff in long-term care across the province, as well as beef up infection control and screening for staff and …

Community-based providers push to continue behavioral health reforms | Crain’s New York Business | 9/10/2020

Reprints Print As reimbursement and waivers for virtual care take center stage during the pandemic, community-based providers are advocating the continuation of such reforms, especially when it comes to behavioral health services for the most vulnerable patients. Coordinated Behavioral Care, a network of dozens of nonprofit agencies in the city that serve more than 100,000 Medicaid clients, said new data show tele-mental health is yielding positive results and …

Everlywell nabs former 23andMe, Livongo exec as new president | FierceHealthcare | 9/10/2020

… names they are today,” Cheek said in a statement. “His expertise in managing complex operations and rapidly scaling revenue will be an invaluable asset as Everlywell scales to serve millions of Americans with accessible virtual care .” Featured Webinar Will Pharmacists Adopt New Vancomycin Guidelines? New data from a recent market study shows that, while pharmacists overwhelmingly agree that recently released vancomycin dosing guidelines are important to patient safety, a minority …

Survey: Virtual Care Will Likely Outlast the Pandemic | 9/10/2020

Catheter Ablation Technology and the Circular Economy Business Wire 09.10.20 Patients have embraced virtual care and communications at very high rates as a result of COVID-19 and nine out of 10 reported the quality of care was as good or better than before, according to findings of an Accenture survey of 2,700 oncology, cardiology, or immunology patients globally. Sixty percent said that based on their experience during the pandemic …

Carbon Health Partners with REEF to Launch 100 Pop-up COVID-19 Testing Clinics Nationwide, Expanding Access to Testing and Primary Care | Business Wire | 9/10/2020

… to the care people need during this pandemic and beyond.” Carbon Health, which launched in 2015, has 18 primary and urgent care clinics in areas including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Reno and provides virtual care in 16 states covering two-thirds of the country. The healthcare provider launched its first pop-up clinic in San Francisco in July and continued with Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Seattle and Manhattan, and will …

Everlywell Appoints Andy Page as President | PR Newswire | 9/10/2020

… today,” said Julia Cheek , Founder and CEO of Everlywell. “His expertise in managing complex operations and rapidly scaling revenue will be an invaluable asset as Everlywell grows to serve millions of Americans with accessible virtual care .” Page is well known in the digital health industry as the former President and Board member of 23andMe and former President and Chief Financial Officer of Livongo. He left Livongo in 2018 to become …

Retail health care expands in Spokane | 9/10/2020

Retail health care expands in Spokane Virtual care services also see exponential growth Natasha Nellis September 10th, 2020 Retail health care is a growing trend in the Spokane region, with at least 16 care clinics dedicated to providing consumer-driven care to patients popping up all over the county over the past few years. Article Options …

M&A wrap: Carlyle, Grand Rounds, J.C. Penney, Simon Property, Brookfield, Stone Point, Omnitracs, Leeds Equity | 9/10/2020

Print Register now The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) is investing $175 million in healthcare benefits and technology company Grand Rounds. The target will use the investment to expand its virtual care services during the pandemic. “Digital health has grown rapidly in recent years due to the significant disruption and innovation it brings to the healthcare industry,” says Carlyle principal Robert Schmidt. “Healthcare navigation, in particular, is playing a pivotal role …

New Virtual Plus care plan in Washington | 9/10/2020

Kaiser Permanente launches virtual care plan to allow more convenient, affordable ways to get medical treatment. PRESS RELEASE Contact: Melissa Putman 206-963-4449 SEATTLE — Following the rapid adoption of, and increasing demand for, virtual care across Washington state, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington announced its newest health care plan, Virtual Plus. The new plan will be available starting January 1, 2021, direct to consumers and employer groups, and on the …

PracticeSuite Partners with Updox to Maximize Clinical Communications and Operational Efficiencies for 57,000 Customers | PRWeb | 9/10/2020

… physician Practice Management Software platform and Revenue Cycle services company serving over 57,000 medical professionals, announced today an integration partnership with Updox, the only place to manage healthcare communications across both in-person and virtual care . Updox will offer PracticeSuite customers their electronic document management, inter-office Messenger and integrated Secure and SMS Text Messaging, as well as Updox Video Chat . With Updox, PracticeSuite customers can achieve a paperless office …

COVID-19 has given way to new demand for IT services, 2020 Mid-Year “WITCH Report” Reveals | PRWeb | 9/10/2020

… and emerging technology areas. To download the report, visit: https://zurl.co/wjq2 About Damo Consulting Damo Consulting provides digital transformation advisory services to enable healthcare organizations navigate the technology-enabled transition to telehealth and virtual care . We bring deep industry knowledge, market insights and technology skills to help develop and implement enterprise digital roadmaps. We work with healthcare IT and digital health firms to develop and execute market growth strategies …

Vida Health Becomes First Chronic Disease Management Platform to Fully Support Spanish-speaking Population | 9/10/2020

From the in-app experience to coaches and therapists, Vida is the first major virtual care company to have a complete, full-stack Spanish service SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week Vida Health became the first major chronic disease management platform to add a fully-supported Spanish program to its services. Vida’s Spanish-language service allows Spanish speakers to fully engage with the Vida app and their coaches, therapists, registered …

Sonica Health Wins $10,000 Business Plan Competition to Address Older Adult Needs During Pandemic | PR Newswire | 9/10/2020

… Canada and Israel as well as diverse leadership within the companies with multicultural and gender equality among the CEOs. More than half of the competing entries focused on social isolation, one-third focused on virtual care telehealth, AI and voice enabled technologies, and predictive analysis and chronic care management, which included the winning submission. Finalists presented in a virtual environment for the expert including: AARP Innovation Labs, Ziegler Link·Age …

Telehealth

RediClinic closes 36 Texas locations, transitions to telehealth only | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/17/2020

RediClinic closed its Texas-area clinic locations to focus on telehealth. Four details:1. RediClinic powers Rite Aide Virtual Care which connects patients with board-certified clinicians for video visits. The clinicians can diagnose and treat patients virtually, as well as prescribe medications electronically.2. The chain had 36 clinics in Texas, which have closed their doors, according to a report from Click2Houston , an NBC affiliate. In addition to Texas …

Digital Health

Corstrata Wound & Ostomy Management is Powered by Citus Health | PRWeb | 8/4/2020

… PRWEB) August 04, 2020 Corstrata, a leading, tech-enabled, virtual wound and ostomy management company, and Citus Health, a leading digital health solutions provider for the post-acute industry, announce a partnership today that will … to the post-acute environment. Terms such as Telehealth and Virtual Care are currently being used loosely, but the duo knows that depending on the site of care, there are actually a number of distinct …

HIPAA

Corstrata Wound & Ostomy Management is Powered by Citus Health | PRWeb | 8/4/2020

… same.” Katherine Piette, and her partner Joseph Ebberwein are veterans to the post-acute environment. Terms such as Telehealth and Virtual Care are currently being used loosely, but the duo knows that depending on the … care teams, and diabetic foot ulcer prevention members with secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth solutions for enhanced care team collaboration and communication to improve outcomes for wound and ostomy patients. The Citus Health platform is built …

Diagnostic Imaging

Oscar Launches New $0 Virtual Primary Care as Part of 2021 Expansion Plans | PR Newswire | 7/30/2020

… Care: $0 , unlimited virtual visits with a dedicated team of Oscar primary care providers. 3 Tier 1 prescriptions, DME, labs, diagnostic imaging orders 4 and initial specialist referrals prescribed by an Oscar Primary Care provider … consumers used telemedicine in 2019, 76% are interested in using virtual care following the outbreak, according to McKinsey . Oscar will offer Virtual Primary Care in 10 markets in 2021: Miami, FL , Fort Lauderdale, FL , Palm …

Virtual Urgent Care

Oscar Launches New $0 Virtual Primary Care as Part of 2021 Expansion Plans | PR Newswire | 7/30/2020

… by offering $0 vitals monitoring kits and in-home lab draws, 6 when ordered by an Oscar Primary Care provider. Virtual Urgent Care: 24/7 access to Oscar Virtual Urgent Care Providers at $0 for whenever … consumers used telemedicine in 2019, 76% are interested in using virtual care following the outbreak, according to McKinsey . Oscar will offer Virtual Primary Care in 10 markets in 2021: Miami, FL , Fort Lauderdale, FL , Palm …

Food and Drug Administration

Abbott Receives FDA Approval for iOS-Compatible App Allowing People Living With Chronic Pain and Movement Disorders to Personalize Therapy Via Their Mobile Device | PR Newswire | 7/23/2020

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Abbott (NYSE: ABT ) today announced it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of the company’s Patient Controller app on compatible personal Apple‡ smartphone devices … has never been more evident than in today’s pandemic where virtual care is necessary,” said Keith Boettiger , vice president, Neuromodulation, Abbott. “With the continuing rise in interest and demand for these technologies, Abbott, as a …

Revenue Cycle Management

How healthcare IT execs approach innovation today: ‘What can we do new with what we already have?’ | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/23/2020

virtual care and digital transformation, and health systems are relying now on their technology partners to deliver quality and cost-effective care. During a panel at the Becker’s Health IT + Revenue Cycle Management Virtual Event, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Irving, Texas-based Christus Health Lynn Gibson, CIO of Phoenix-based Banner Health Deanna Wise and Health Innovation Executive and Vice President of Life Sciences and Innovation of …

COVID-19

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Extends Coverage of Expanded Telehealth Benefits Through 2020 | PR Newswire | 7/23/2020

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Extends Coverage of Expanded Telehealth Benefits Through 2020 No-Cost COVID-19 Testing, Treatment also Extended for Remainder of Year News provided by Jul 23, 2020, 12:00 ET … Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota . “The rapid adoption of virtual care has been highly encouraging. In addition to the health and safety benefits, telehealth has the potential to reduce certain health inequities by eliminating …

Clinical Data

Award Winning Firm J P Systems, Inc. Supports Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to Define COVID-19 Clinical Workflows | PR Newswire | 7/22/2020

… from patient outreach through discharge and follow-up. The clinical workflows include: a high-level End-to-End Patient Process, Virtual Care Pre-Arrival, In-Person Pre-Arrival, Emergency Department, Inpatient, Intensive Care Unit (ICU … office. They provide both technical and stakeholder support for improving clinical data quality. They specialize in enterprise Health IT technology consulting including Clinical Terminologies, Informatics, Data Standards for information exchange and Business Architecture. In 2019 …

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Experts predict support for some, but not all, telehealth expansion measures | Healthcare IT News | 7/22/2020

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would expand some telehealth services eligible for reimbursement, and that broader adherence to HIPAA-compliant software would return after the pandemic. To that point, Tracy Rico, director of telehealth services for Superior Health Plan (a subsidiary of Centene), said that although she’s supportive of expanded access to virtual care, “I want to make sure providers are doing it with the HIPAA-compliant platform” in …

HIMSS20

Tech’s role in helping seniors overcome loneliness amid COVID-19 pandemic | MobiHealthNews | 7/22/2020

Panelists at HIMSS20 Digital discuss virtual assistants and telehealth use in the pandemic. 02:08 pm Share During the coronavirus pandemic seniors have been more isolated than ever. Health experts have increasingly begun to worry about … to discuss how tech can help tackle loneliness and provide virtual care to seniors. One of the major challenges facing the senior population is hearing loss, according to AARP Chief Medical Officer Dr. Charlotte Yeh …

American Telemedicine Association

More than 300 organizations, physician groups push Congress to take action on telehealth policies | FierceHealthcare | 6/30/2020

… American Telemedicine Association, the Alliance for Connected Care, the Primary Care Collaborative, the American College of Physicians, AMGA and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Technology companies also signed the letter including Epic, Cerner, Allscripts and Google. Providers across the country have utilized recent policy flexibilities to scale delivery and provide older Americans, many for the first time, access to high-quality virtual care, resulting in 11.3 million beneficiaries …

Health Research

How will Covid-19 affect employer health costs next year? | Crain’s New York Business | 6/24/2020

… will pay to cover their workers next year. Instead of predicting how much medical costs will rise in 2021, PwC’s Health Research Institute created three scenarios based on how the pandemic affects the U.S. through … Ben Isgur, who leads PwC’s Health Research Institute. He said virtual care not only typically costs employers less, but it also typically results in fewer ancillary services, such as blood tests and imaging. Moving more …

HIMSS

Telehealth: ATA president says ‘we have a lot more work to do’ - Healthcare IT News | 6/23/2020

… the past 25 years, Kvedar said he’s been explaining to people what he does for a living, working to advance virtual care. Kvedar, who has run the Center for Connected Health at Boston’s Partners HealthCare … editor of Healthcare IT News. Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication. Topics …

American Hospital Association

AHA Wants Extension of Emergency Declaration, COVID-19 Flexibilities | RevCycle Intelligence | 6/23/2020

… declaration beyond July 25, 2020, to continue offering much-needed COVID-19 flexibilities to healthcare providers, the association said. Source: American Hospital Association By June 23, 2020 - will still need key COVID-19 flexibilities beyond … care now that providers have rapidly implemented and optimized their virtual care options during the pandemic, and that could translate to long-term use of the services. In fact, a new survey from Doctor.com showed …

Cardiology

This New App Analyzes Your Voice Quality To Diagnose Congestive Heart Failure: Can It Help With Covid-19? | Forbes | 6/23/2020

… with the condition. Results of the study were recently presented on HFA Discoveries , a platform of the European Society of Cardiology. “Speech is personal and as such, very small changes (related to the same person … it represents a beginning in this new ‘medical normal’ of virtual care,” he added. And with Covid-19 continuing to spread throughout the globe, the app may also offer healthcare providers the ability to monitor …

Home Care

Rural Markets May Offer Huge Upside for Home Care Providers Looking to Break into Medicare Advantage | Home Health Care News | 6/22/2020

Many home care providers jumped at the chance to create new Medicare Advantage (MA) business lines after the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began making supplemental benefits more flexible more than two years … clients and staff for exposure and symptoms — and can support virtual care when appropriate. This is valuable to plans that need a provider to take 17 to 30 clients at once, manage care and costs …

Mental Health

Herzing University Starting Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program | PR Newswire | 6/22/2020

… Herzing University , an accredited, private nonprofit institution, today announced the launch of an online Master of Science in Nursing – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN-PMHNP) program. The new PMHNP concentration prepares students to apply … patient care in their community, through their employer and through virtual care opportunities.” Coursework for Herzing’s MSN-PMHNP program is completed online, excluding the required clinicals. The clinical component includes opportunities working with pediatric, adult …

Credentialing

Herzing University Starting Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program | PR Newswire | 6/22/2020

… PMHNP concentration prepares students to apply for board certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The standard program, which typically takes about 24 months to complete, is … patient care in their community, through their employer and through virtual care opportunities.” Coursework for Herzing’s MSN-PMHNP program is completed online, excluding the required clinicals. The clinical component includes opportunities working with pediatric, adult …

Kaiser Family Foundation

Herzing University Starting Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program | PR Newswire | 6/22/2020

… a shortage of mental health workers while 20% of adults experience a mental health condition in any given year. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll from April found that nearly half of adults in the country … patient care in their community, through their employer and through virtual care opportunities.” Coursework for Herzing’s MSN-PMHNP program is completed online, excluding the required clinicals. The clinical component includes opportunities working with pediatric, adult …

Medicaid

Senator Tina Smith: ‘We have to learn from our experiences’ on telehealth | Healthcare IT News | 6/19/2020

… senators on Thursday introduced legislation to inventory telehealth programs nationwide and evaluate ways to plan for public health emergencies using virtual care. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., told Healthcare IT News that the Enhancing Preparedness … do for this,” she said. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services included phone-based services in its temporary expansion of telehealth benefits earlier this spring, but some lawmakers have pushed back against reimbursement parity …

Medicare

Senator Tina Smith: ‘We have to learn from our experiences’ on telehealth | Healthcare IT News | 6/19/2020

… senators on Thursday introduced legislation to inventory telehealth programs nationwide and evaluate ways to plan for public health emergencies using virtual care. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., told Healthcare IT News that the Enhancing Preparedness … we could do for this,” she said. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services included phone-based services in its temporary expansion of telehealth benefits earlier this spring, but some lawmakers have pushed back against …

Behavioral Health

20 healthcare heavyweights form telehealth task force | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

… leaders from organizations including Kaiser Permanente and Humana established the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy to develop long-term recommendations for virtual care. The National Committee for Quality Assurance, Alliance for Connected Care and American Telemedicine … Association Chuck Ingoglia, president and CEO of National Council for Behavioral Health Chris Meyer, virtual care director of Marshfield Clinic Peggy O’Kane, president of national committee for quality assurance Sean Cavanaugh, chief administrative officer, Aledade …

Community Health

FCC awards $23.25M more in telehealth funding to 62 providers during the program’s 11th round | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

… to expand its remote behavioral care offerings. Care Plus NJ (Paramus, N.J.) received $442,361 for laptops, tablets, smartphones and a virtual care kiosk to expand its telehealth capabilities. CARTI Cancer Center (Little Rock, Ark.) received … to provide its patients with preventive, primary and behavioral care. Community Health Access Network (Newmarket, N.H.) received $907,383 for patient monitoring equipment and software, laptops, tablets and broadband service to expand its telehealth capabilities and …

NCQA

Healthcare Leaders Form Taskforce on Telehealth Policy | Crain’s New York Business | 6/18/2020

… We need to get this moment in healthcare right by optimizing the quality and value of telehealth for everyone,” said NCQA President Margaret (Peggy) O’Kane. “The fact that such an accomplished group of people are … telehealth, helping to build the case for extending access to virtual care indefinitely. This Telehealth Policy Task Force will help to maintain a strong, unified, and compelling voice needed to cement those gains,” added Ann …

Rite Aid

RediClinic closes 36 Texas locations, transitions to telehealth only | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/17/2020

RediClinic closed its Texas-area clinic locations to focus on telehealth. Four details:1. RediClinic powers Rite Aide Virtual Care which connects patients with board-certified clinicians for video visits. The clinicians can diagnose and treat patients virtually, as well as prescribe medications electronically.2. The chain had 36 clinics in Texas, which have closed their doors, according to a report from Click2Houston , an NBC affiliate. In addition to Texas …

Allscripts

Providers scramble for telehealth, pick Microsoft, Zoom and doxy.me in pandemic’s early days | Healthcare Dive | 7/23/2020

… telehealth, pick Microsoft, Zoom and doxy.me in pandemic’s early days American Well share Dive Brief: Providers have overwhelmingly turned to virtual care and telehealth platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic to see patients, but most … say several concerns were not addressed quickly enough. Experiences with Allscripts services were mixed. Some said the vendor made strong, proactive efforts to help, while others said Allscripts “appeared insensitive by trying to sell more …

Apple Health

Abbott Receives FDA Approval for iOS-Compatible App Allowing People Living With Chronic Pain and Movement Disorders to Personalize Therapy Via Their Mobile Device | PR Newswire | 7/23/2020

… from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of the company’s Patient Controller app on compatible personal Apple‡ smartphone devices. At Abbott, this approval allows patients living with neurological conditions, including chronic … has never been more evident than in today’s pandemic where virtual care is necessary,” said Keith Boettiger , vice president, Neuromodulation, Abbott. “With the continuing rise in interest and demand for these technologies, Abbott, as a …

Microsoft Health

Providers scramble for telehealth, pick Microsoft, Zoom and doxy.me in pandemic’s early days | Healthcare Dive | 7/23/2020

Providers scramble for telehealth, pick Microsoft, Zoom and doxy.me in pandemic’s early days American Well share Dive Brief: Providers have overwhelmingly turned to virtual care and telehealth platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic to see patients, but most reported frantic efforts to adopt the technology with little time to consider a long-term strategy, according to a recent Klas Research study. They commonly selected tools like Doxy.me and Zoom because …

Accenture Healthcare

Virtual Delivery Channels Could Expand Treatment to Approximately 53 Million Americans Suffering from Behavioral Health Issues, According to Accenture Report | Business Wire | 7/23/2020

… delivery channels could expand treatment to 53 million Americans suffering from behavioral health issues, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com … leads the company’s Health practice globally. “The rapid expansion of virtual care models during lockdown in the current pandemic created new expectations for effective and reliable healthcare at a distance. While our research found that …

Amazon Web Services

9 big ideas in healthcare innovation | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/22/2020

… Virtual care has been a success, and we’ve learned a lot, but patients and clinicians want next-generation tools for virtual care.” Shez Partovi , MD, director of worldwide business development for healthcare, life sciences and genomics at Amazon Web Services: “The pandemic has accelerated cloud adoption in the healthcare industry. We are seeing our customers ask for support in several areas, so they innovate to better serve their patients. COVID …

Innovaccer

How four healthcare executives are planning for the future of digital health - MedCity News | 7/22/2020

… Innovaccer’s CTO Mike Sutten and MedCity News Editor-In-Chief Arundhati Parmar moderated the panel. Here are some highlights from the discussion: Q: What were some of your learnings from your response to the pandemic ? Vemana : Both how consumers adapted to telehealth and virtual care accelerated quite a bit. Earlier, we used to promote telehealth, it was an initiative. Now, it’s here. But the other side is also important from …

Twilio

CEO’s of Okta, Twilio, NexTech and IAC/Interactivecorp Discuss New Enterprise & Consumer Trends in Video and Digital Connectivity in Telehealth, Workspace, E-Commerce & Education | Globe Newswire | 7/22/2020

… financial news since 1843, has published reports on the latest comments and insights from leaders at IAC/Interactivecorp’s (NASDAQ: IAC), Twilio, Inc. (NYSE: TWLO), NexTech AR (OTC: NEXCF) (CSE: NTAR) and Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA … Highlighting Twilio use cases: “…demand for telehealth solutions has soared. Virtual care became a new reality for doctors, nurses, clinicians and millions of patients around the world and Epic, the company that supports the comprehensive …

McKesson

Cleveland Clinic CIO Matthew Kull on how coronavirus disrupted operations for the better | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/24/2020

… former senior vice president and CIO of Dallas-based Parkland Health & Hospital System. Other leadership experience includes stints at AmerisourceBergen, McKesson and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone. Mr. Kull told Becker’s Hospital Review he is excited … administration and the political landscape around healthcare. If reimbursement around virtual care stays where it’s at or gets parity with on-site visits, we’re not going to reach more patients by laying more bricks. It’s …

CVS Health

How the coronavirus will permanently reshape the healthcare industry, according to 26 top industry leaders | Business Insider | 6/24/2020

From left to right: CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo, Bristol Myers Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio, Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner, and Kaiser Permanente CEO Gregory Adams. CVS Health; Bristol Myers Squibb; Epic Systems; Kaiser Permanente … it’s amazing to see the quick and massive rise of virtual care, coupled with regulatory support for doctors practicing across state lines, that have arisen due to providers reducing or ceasing in-person visits. The …

CVS

How the coronavirus will permanently reshape the healthcare industry, according to 26 top industry leaders | Business Insider | 6/24/2020

From left to right: CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo, Bristol Myers Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio, Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner, and Kaiser Permanente CEO Gregory Adams. CVS Health; Bristol Myers Squibb; Epic Systems; Kaiser Permanente … it’s amazing to see the quick and massive rise of virtual care, coupled with regulatory support for doctors practicing across state lines, that have arisen due to providers reducing or ceasing in-person visits. The …

Epic Systems

How the coronavirus will permanently reshape the healthcare industry, according to 26 top industry leaders | Business Insider | 6/24/2020

From left to right: CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo, Bristol Myers Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio, Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner, and Kaiser Permanente CEO Gregory Adams. CVS Health; Bristol Myers Squibb; Epic Systems; Kaiser Permanente … it’s amazing to see the quick and massive rise of virtual care, coupled with regulatory support for doctors practicing across state lines, that have arisen due to providers reducing or ceasing in-person visits. The …

CorVel

PeerWell Partners with CorVel Corporation to Bring Remote Musculoskeletal Recovery to Injured Workers with Cancelled or Postponed Surgery | PR Newswire | 6/24/2020

… June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Today PeerWell, the leading musculoskeletal recovery platform, announces a new partnership with comprehensive risk management innovator, CorVel Corporation. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 28 million surgeries … optimization and guided recovery. “This crisis has brought telehealth and virtual care to the forefront in changing the way workers’ compensation claims are managed. By providing proactive case management tools and support, CorVel’s case managers …

Xtelligent Healthcare Media

AHA Wants Extension of Emergency Declaration, COVID-19 Flexibilities | RevCycle Intelligence | 6/23/2020

… Hospital Association (AHA) recently told top health officials. For more coronavirus updates, visit our resource page , updated twice daily by Xtelligent Healthcare Media. In a June 19th letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, the association … care now that providers have rapidly implemented and optimized their virtual care options during the pandemic, and that could translate to long-term use of the services. In fact, a new survey from Doctor.com showed …

Zipnosis

Upfront and Zipnosis Partner to Support Health Systems in Re-engaging and Booking Patients | Business Wire | 6/22/2020

CHICAGO & MINNEAPOLIS- Upfront and Zipnosis are pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic partnership to provide every patient with a safe and efficient way to schedule and receive care while helping health systems restore their business and recoup revenue. The partnership combines Upfront’s market-leading, proactive patient communication and personalized engagement platform with the Zipnosis device-agnostic virtual care solution. Working together, Zipnosis and Upfront deliver trustworthy digital …

Teladoc

As employers continue to expand mental health supports, COVID-19 is making the case for those investments | FierceHealthcare | 6/22/2020

… I think it’s an ‘aha!’ moment,” she said. RELATED: Business Group on Health execs offer 2020 outlook on uptick in virtual care, impact of Amazon Supports that may particularly benefit newly remote workers as they … of this is messing with our minds,” she said. RELATED: Teladoc exec—Why COVID-19 is proving a ‘great equalizer’ for mental healthcare Plus, the survey found employers are also putting a greater emphasis on …

Amazon Health

As employers continue to expand mental health supports, COVID-19 is making the case for those investments | FierceHealthcare | 6/22/2020

… virtual care, impact of Amazon Supports that may particularly benefit newly remote workers as they adjust to the changes include virtual therapy, which 69% of employers are offering this year. In addition, 49% are offering resiliency programs and 50% are offering stress management options, which may also be particularly helpful to workers stuck at home. Another benefit that could pay off for teleworkers is support for sleep health, which is …

Access Healthcare

258+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/19/2020

… driven health. The company gives insight into digital health, operational transformation and healthcare consumerism with clinical and health management services. Access Healthcare (Dallas). Access Healthcare works with healthcare providers to improve revenue cycle management and … Health offers providers technology-enabled solutions to assist in delivering virtual care. The company assists healthcare systems in deploying telehealth applications enterprisewide or off-site, such as in nonaffiliated hospitals and rehab centers. Jive Software …

Medtronic

Medtronic Partners Foxconn to Scale Up Ventilator Production - June 19, 2020 - Zacks.com | 6/19/2020

Medtronic plc ( MDT - Free Report ) recently announced that it has collaborated with Foxconn Industrial Internet, a business group within Foxconn Technology Group, to scale up its Puritan Bennett 560 (PB560) ventilator production. The partnership was … MCMS customers, and is now launching a new COVID-19 Virtual Care Evaluation and Monitoring solution that will be available to U.S. health systems, health plans and employers. Price Performance Shares of the company have …

Johnson & Johnson

Electronic Caregiver debuts game-changing Virtual Caregiver at HIMSS20 | Globe Newswire | 6/19/2020

… aged 80 and older will rise by 79 percent. In the face of America’s caregiver crisis, Electronic Caregiver ®, a 24/7 virtual care and health technology company based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is offering a … and more, as well as garnered attention from Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and A&E Networks. “All of the things that [Addison] can answer, the things that she can do for in-home care is …

Electronic Caregiver

Electronic Caregiver debuts game-changing Virtual Caregiver at HIMSS20 | Globe Newswire | 6/19/2020

Electronic Caregiver ®, a 24/7 virtual care and health technology company based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is offering a solution with Addison Care™. Following on the heels of CES, the world’s Consumer Electronics Show, this groundbreaking technology will be presented for the first time at the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition March 9-13 in Orlando, Florida. The event brings together nearly 45,000 health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives …

Amwell

Senators back sustaining telehealth momentum post pandemic | Healthcare Dive | 6/18/2020

… Wednesday. Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said top priorities were axing geographic restrictions and expanding Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for virtual care services. However, lawmakers seemed less interested in retaining payment parity for digitally delivered … further utilization and be positive for vendors like Teladoc and Amwell, it’s unlikely they’ll occur before 2021, Cowen analysts predicted in a Wednesday post-hearing note. Dive Insight: The Trump administration has widely loosened restrictions …

Optum

Kaia Health plans expansion into virtual care for COPD with $26M in new funding - MedCity News | 6/18/2020

Kaia Health, a New York-based startup providing virtual care for COPD and musculoskeletal conditions, raised $26 million in series B funding. Post a comment / Jun 18, 2020 at 2:28 PM Shares 0 Kaia Health’s … impact of our platform,” he said in a news release. Optum Ventures, Idinvest and capital300 led the funding round. Existing investors also participated in the round, including Balderton Capital, Heartcore Capital and Symphony Ventures, an …

Lark Health

AI’s growing role in treating diabetes, chronic conditions | Healthcare IT News | 6/17/2020

Virtual care may be the way of the future for treating diabetes, says Julia Hu, founder and CEO of Lark Health. Subscribe today to receive our FREE monthly e-newsletter Sign Up Laura Lovett Laura Lovett is an associate editor at MobiHealthNews where she covers the intersection of healthcare and technology. She is also a contributing editor to Women in Healthcare IT at Healthcare IT News . Before coming to MobiHealthNews …

UnitedHealth

Ro, Ribbon Health team up to bridge the gap between telehealth and in-person care | FierceHealthcare | 6/16/2020

virtual care to avoid stepping foot in a doctor’s office. Telemedicine is going to become the default for patients, Zachariah Reitano, co-founder and CEO of Ro, told Fierce Healthcare in an exclusive interview about the partnership. RELATED: UnitedHealth exec on telehealth use, reimbursement: ‘The genie is out of the bottle’ “The telehealth industry has pulled forward three to five years minimum during this time,” he said. “Telemedicine used to …

Optum Ventures

Kaia Health plans expansion into virtual care for COPD with $26M in new funding - MedCity News | 6/18/2020

Kaia Health, a New York-based startup providing virtual care for COPD and musculoskeletal conditions, raised $26 million in series B funding. Post a comment / Jun 18, 2020 at 2:28 PM Shares 0 Kaia Health’s … impact of our platform,” he said in a news release. Optum Ventures, Idinvest and capital300 led the funding round. Existing investors also participated in the round, including Balderton Capital, Heartcore Capital and Symphony Ventures, an …

Healthbox

Digital strategies prove critical for future growth amid COVID-19 pandemic | MobiHealthNews | 6/10/2020

… to adopt digital platforms that patients can actually use to receive proper care, according to Neil Patel, the president of Healthbox, a HIMSS innovation company. HIMSS20 Digital Learn on-demand, earn credit, find products and … Health systems almost overnight had to stand up a full virtual care offering because the brick-and-mortar care-delivery models that they had existed on for forever were no longer going to work because …

Morgan Stanley

Amwell CEOs on the telehealth boom and why it will ‘democratize’ healthcare | FierceHealthcare | 6/9/2020

… comprised of 2,000 hospitals and 55 health plan partners with over 36,000 employers, reaching over 150 million lives. Like other virtual care companies, Amwell has seen skyrocketing demand for its services during the COVID-19 … IPO earlier this week and has hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to lead the deal, Farr and Levy reported last week, citing people who asked not to be named because the plans have not …

Goldman Sachs

Amwell CEOs on the telehealth boom and why it will ‘democratize’ healthcare | FierceHealthcare | 6/9/2020

… comprised of 2,000 hospitals and 55 health plan partners with over 36,000 employers, reaching over 150 million lives. Like other virtual care companies, Amwell has seen skyrocketing demand for its services during the COVID-19 … filed for an IPO earlier this week and has hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to lead the deal, Farr and Levy reported last week, citing people who asked not to be named because the …

RBC Capital Markets

Edited Transcript of AMED earnings conference call or presentation 7-May-20 3:00pm GMT | Yahoo News | 5/30/2020

… Equity/Stock Analyst Bryan William Ross UBS Investment Bank, Research Division - Equity Research Associate of Managed Care Frank George Morgan RBC Capital Markets, Research Division - MD of Healthcare Services Equity Research & Analyst John Wilson Ransom … more efficiently and effectively. Innovations, such as the use of virtual care centers and rapid adaptation of other collaboration and care managed technology will help us to optimize our cost structure and continue to evaluate …

Seven Peaks Ventures

Bright.md raises $16.7M to automate patient intake interviews | MobiHealthNews | 5/28/2020

The company said that its SmartExam product has seen more use in the first quarter of 2020 than all of 2019. 11:30 am Share Bright.md, a Portland, Oregon startup offering an automated patient intake and virtual care connection platform, has closed $16.7 million in Series C funding. The oversubscribed round was headed by B Capital, Seven Peaks Ventures and Concord Health Partners, and also included support from new backers Philips …

Flare Capital Partners

A startup that operates health kiosks in grocery stores landed a $30M funding round led by Babylon | FierceHealthcare | 5/27/2020

… blood pressure, pulse, weight, and BMI, have received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. Higi’s series A investors 7Wire Ventures, Flare Capital Partners, Jumpstart Capital and Rush University System for Health. William Wrigley Jr. also … home medical kit maker TytoCare raises $50M as demand for virtual care soars “Babylon and Higi’s offerings place greater emphasis on prevention and tackling issues earlier, helping millions of people proactively tend to their health …

8VC

Funding roundup: Mental health startup led by former Uber exec gets $100 million - MedCity News | 5/22/2020

… mindfulness and other general wellness goals, but Mindstrong has a bit of a different approach. The company focuses on providing virtual care to people living with a serious mental illness, such as bipolar disorder or … roster of backers. General Catalyst, ARCH Venture Partners, Foresite Capital, 8VC, Optum Ventures and What If Ventures participated in its series C round. Mindstrong also recently named a new CEO, bringing in Uber’s former product …

Allianz X

Funding roundup: Mental health startup led by former Uber exec gets $100 million - MedCity News | 5/22/2020

… attention this week when Amwell raised a large funding round. The Boston-based company raised $194 million from previous investor Allianz X and drugmaker Takeda. Though Amwell had been talking to investors well before the … bit of a different approach. The company focuses on providing virtual care to people living with a serious mental illness, such as bipolar disorder or major depression. Through its app, it connects users to therapists …

Merrill Lynch

Edited Transcript of KINV B.ST earnings conference call or presentation 17-Apr-20 8:00am GMT | 5/2/2020

… Head of Strategy Conference Call Participants Derek Laliberte ABG Sundal Collier Holding ASA, Research Division - Research Analyst Elizabeth Miliatis BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division - Research Analyst Joachim Gunell DNB Markets, Research Division - Junior Analyst Johan … particularly effective. Many traditional institutions have limited capacity to deliver virtual care, which becomes especially problematic as the number of people seeking care grows exponentially, while the health care workers put their own health at …

Menlo Ventures

Vida Health raises $25M, Particle Health brings in $12M and more digital health funding | MobiHealthNews | 5/1/2020

… pre-diabetes, hypertension, obesity, depression and anxiety. The company will be using its funds to meet the growing demand for virtual care services – and in particular mental health care – triggered by COVID-19. “The COVID … million this week. The Series A round was led by Menlo Ventures, and included prior institutional backers such as Collaborative Fund, Story Ventures and Company Ventures. Individual angel investors hailing from Flatiron Health, Clover Health …

Andreessen Horowitz

The Funded: Here’s how Andreessen Horowitz plans to invest its new $515M crypto fund | The Business Journals | 5/1/2020

Andreessen Horowitz led the Series D funding of this developer of a cloud-based design tool, reportedly at a new unicorn valuation of about $2 billion. It was joined by Henry Ellenbogen of Durable Capital and existing investors Index Ventures, Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital and Founders Fund. Vida Health Inc., San Francisco, $25 million: Ally Bridge Group led the funding of this provider of virtual care software for …

Founders Fund

The Funded: Here’s how Andreessen Horowitz plans to invest its new $515M crypto fund | The Business Journals | 5/1/2020

… Founders Fund. Vida Health Inc., San Francisco, $25 million: Ally Bridge Group led the funding of this provider of virtual care software for physical and behavioral health. It was joined by return backers AME Cloud Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Canvas Ventures, NGP Capital, Webb Investment Network and Workday Ventures. Read more here. Guilded LLC, San Francisco, $7 million: Matrix Partners led the funding of this chat service for gaming communities. It …

Workday Ventures

The Funded: Here’s how Andreessen Horowitz plans to invest its new $515M crypto fund | The Business Journals | 5/1/2020

virtual care software for physical and behavioral health. It was joined by return backers AME Cloud Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Canvas Ventures, NGP Capital, Webb Investment Network and Workday Ventures. Read more here. Guilded LLC, San Francisco, $7 million: Matrix Partners led the funding of this chat service for gaming communities. It was joined by Initialized Capital, Susa Ventures and Sterling VC. Wise Inc., San Mateo, $5.7 million: Base10 Partners led …

Zacks Equity Research

Microsoft (MSFT) Partners GE Healthcare to Fight Coronavirus | Zacks | 4/17/2020

You follow Analyst Blog - edit You follow Zacks Equity Research - edit What would you like to follow? Zacks Equity Research Cancel Read More Hide Full Article Microsoft ( MSFT - Free Report ) and GE Healthcare, the healthcare business arm of General Electric Company ( GE - Free Report ) , recently extended their partnership to launch a cloud-based patient monitoring software. The Mural Virtual Care Solution, which is powered by Microsoft Azure, will enable medical …

Kinderhook Industries

VirTrial Acquires Virtual Care Management Platform SnapMD | HIT Consultant | 12/17/2019

… Kinderhook Industries, LLC, announced today the acquisition of SnapMD , an LA-based provider of telemedicine tools and services that improve patient engagement. The acquisition bolsters VirTrial’s capabilities with access to SnapMD’s telemedicine platform and technical expertise. In addition, the relationship enables the integration of additional features and capabilities into VirTrial’s Virtual Care Management (VCM) platform to further establish VirTrial as the dominant global decentralized clinical trial (DCT) solution in the …

Citigroup

Everlywell Appoints Dr. Judith Rodin to Board of Directors; Welcomes New Members to its Scientific Advisory Board | PR Newswire | 12/6/2019

… seasoned leader in healthcare, academia, and technology, Dr. Rodin has served as a board member for several corporations, including Aetna, Citigroup, and Comcast NBCUniversal; and has served as an advisor to President Clinton as a … expand into areas such as testing innovation, clinical research and virtual care. “Everlywell is positioned to bring convenient, affordable testing options to millions of people over the next few years, including many who are not …

Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Bright.md Named Vendor to Watch by Chilmark Research | PR Newswire | 11/19/2019

Virtual Care Solutions for Digital Health” report, a Gartner Cool Vendor in Healthcare, a Vendor to Watch by Chilmark Research, and is the preferred choice of AVIA’s Virtual Access cohort. Bright.md is venture-backed by B Capital Group, Seven Peaks Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Oregon Venture Fund and the Stanford-StartX Fund. For more information, visit Bright.md or go to go.bright.com/chilmark to read an excerpt of what Chilmark …

B Capital Group

Bright.md Named Vendor to Watch by Chilmark Research | PR Newswire | 11/19/2019

Virtual Care Solutions for Digital Health” report, a Gartner Cool Vendor in Healthcare, a Vendor to Watch by Chilmark Research, and is the preferred choice of AVIA’s Virtual Access cohort. Bright.md is venture-backed by B Capital Group, Seven Peaks Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Oregon Venture Fund and the Stanford-StartX Fund. For more information, visit Bright.md or go to go.bright.com/chilmark to read an excerpt of what Chilmark …

Data Collective

Investors just poured more than $1 billion into startups using AI to tackle every part of healthcare. Here are the 5 healthcare AI startups raking in the most cash. | Business Insider | 11/11/2019

… of $1.1 billion in funding. The companies include the early cancer detection company Freenome , which raised $160 million, and the virtual care and diagnostics platform Babylon Health, which raised $550 million. Click here for more … two drugs in early-stage trials on people. Key investors : Data Collective, AME Cloud Ventures, Lux Capital, Felicis Ventures, Obvious Ventures, Epic Ventures 3. Freenome - $160 million Gabe Otte, CEO and co-founder of Freenome …

Felicis Ventures

Investors just poured more than $1 billion into startups using AI to tackle every part of healthcare. Here are the 5 healthcare AI startups raking in the most cash. | Business Insider | 11/11/2019

… of $1.1 billion in funding. The companies include the early cancer detection company Freenome , which raised $160 million, and the virtual care and diagnostics platform Babylon Health, which raised $550 million. Click here for more … people. Key investors : Data Collective, AME Cloud Ventures, Lux Capital, Felicis Ventures, Obvious Ventures, Epic Ventures 3. Freenome - $160 million Gabe Otte, CEO and co-founder of Freenome. Freenome Company : Founded in 2014, the South …

Khosla Ventures

VCs just bet $3.2 billion on startups looking to transform healthcare. Meet the top 10 firms making the most digital health investments. | Business Insider | 11/7/2019

… and biotech startups. Investments : Ginkgo Bioworks , the biotech company focused on synthetic biology and drug discovery company Recursion Pharmaceuticals. 3 - Khosla Ventures Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures. Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Menlo … Investments : Vim , a healthtech company managing the provider-patient experience; virtual care and diagnostics platform Buoy ; and virtual physical therapy app Kaia Health . 2 - F-Prime Capital Carl Byers, partner at F-Prime Capital whose …

Veritas Capital

Jonathan Bush’s life after AthenaHealth and the battle with Elliott | CNBC | 11/3/2019

… after Bush stepped down, AthenaHealth was acquired for $5.7 billion, or $135 a share, by Elliott and private equity firm Veritas Capital. Elliott had initially offered $160 in May, but the team, still led by … of the $3.5 trillion health-care industry will involve more virtual care and fewer large hospital systems that are incentivized to fill beds. Firefly aims to provide primary care to patients in person or through …

RRE Ventures

Q3 2019 sees 66 digital health funding deals totaling $1.55B | MobiHealthNews | 10/4/2019

… support radiologists in making the clinical decision to recall a patient for further investigation or not. $20.37 Icon Polaris Partners, RRE Ventures, .406 Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank The startup has pledged to use the … new funds will help enable this. Maple is a traditional virtual care company that connects patients to doctors through a telemedicine platform. $14.00 IQVIA, The Group Ventures and the startup’s existing vendors The new funding …

Adams Street Partners

Q3 2019 sees 66 digital health funding deals totaling $1.55B | MobiHealthNews | 10/4/2019

… in Canada over the next two years, and said the new funds will help enable this. Maple is a traditional virtual care company that connects patients to doctors through a telemedicine platform. $14.00 IQVIA, The … cost comparison tool to insurance plans’ members. Series B $9.44 Adams Street Partners, Qiming US Ventures, CVS Health, The Westly Group, HealthTech Capital and 500 Startups The new money will be put toward growing the …

Yale New Haven Health

‘People see the value of technology and trust it’: Yale New Haven CIO on the pace of change and what 2021 will bring | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/23/2020

… hardware and equipment needed to keep employees connected while working from home. Lisa Stump, senior vice president and CIO of Yale New Haven Health, was responsible for the technology to keep operations working smoothly. “It … safely to the brick-and-mortar hospital and offices. Telemedicine, virtual care and remote work technologies will also be key investment areas over the next year. “Our fiscal year 2021 will be a ‘keep the …

Kaiser Permanente

How four healthcare executives are planning for the future of digital health - MedCity News | 7/22/2020

… many health systems had started to devote more resources to digital health. In the last year alone, Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente hired their first ever chief digital officers. Since the first Covid-19 cases … the pandemic ? Vemana : Both how consumers adapted to telehealth and virtual care accelerated quite a bit. Earlier, we used to promote telehealth, it was an initiative. Now, it’s here. But the other side is also …

Intermountain Healthcare

Here is how execs from Oscar Health, Intermountain and Cerner say the telehealth boom will change healthcare | FierceHealthcare | 7/22/2020

… say the telehealth boom will change healthcare by Heather Landi Jul 22, 2020 10:50am So what will the future of virtual care look like in a post-pandemic healthcare industry? Here’s a look at what … that were already underway,” said Ryan Smith, chief information officer, Intermountain Healthcare, during a virtual event hosted by media company Protocol. “With telehealth expansion we have transitioned from it being a disruptive technology and care …

Mayo Clinic

How four healthcare executives are planning for the future of digital health - MedCity News | 7/22/2020

… Before the pandemic, many health systems had started to devote more resources to digital health. In the last year alone, Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente hired their first ever chief digital officers. Since the first … the pandemic ? Vemana : Both how consumers adapted to telehealth and virtual care accelerated quite a bit. Earlier, we used to promote telehealth, it was an initiative. Now, it’s here. But the other side is also …

Highmark Health

How four healthcare executives are planning for the future of digital health - MedCity News | 7/22/2020

Highmark Health Aaron Martin, chief digital and innovation officer for Providence St. Joseph Health and managing general partner of Providence Ventures Innovaccer’s CTO Mike Sutten and MedCity News Editor-In-Chief Arundhati Parmar moderated the panel. Here are some highlights from the discussion: Q: What were some of your learnings from your response to the pandemic ? Vemana : Both how consumers adapted to telehealth and virtual care accelerated quite a bit …

One Medical

Here is how execs from Oscar Health, Intermountain and Cerner say the telehealth boom will change healthcare | FierceHealthcare | 7/22/2020

… say the telehealth boom will change healthcare by Heather Landi Jul 22, 2020 10:50am So what will the future of virtual care look like in a post-pandemic healthcare industry? Here’s a look at what … Lockhart, chief technology officer at tech-enabled primary care group One Medical during the event hosted by Protocol. “I think we’ll start seeing the connection between what was largely disparate provider groups providing either virtual …

Mount Sinai Health System

9 big ideas in healthcare innovation | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/22/2020

… the country shared with Becker’s Hospital Review in July: Kristin Myers , executive vice president, CIO and dean of IT at Mount Sinai Health System (New York City): “Delivering the patient experience so that patients and … we quickly need the next generation of virtual collaboration tools. Virtual care has been a success, and we’ve learned a lot, but patients and clinicians want next-generation tools for virtual care.” Shez Partovi , MD …

Mercy

Women’s Excellence Offers Natural and Holistic Approach to Female Reproductive Health and Overall Well-Being | PRWeb | 6/30/2020

… University of Michigan and Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bazger was trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercy St. Vincent in Toledo, Ohio and completed the St. John Paul II Fellowship in … In addition, Dr. Bazger has virtual appointment availability, called Specialty Virtual Care, provided by Women’s Excellence. In order to schedule a Specialty Virtual Care appointment, patients will need access to a computer or mobile device …

Massachusetts General Hospital

Medtech assessor Elektra Labs is offering free evaluations of COVID-19 biosensors to doctors | TechCrunch | 6/29/2020

… was co-founded by a former official at the Food and Drug Administration and a Harvard-trained physician working at Massachusetts General Hospital, to provide clear and accurate assessments of the security, validity and viability … the data will be available only to clinicians moving to virtual care, researchers organizing decentralized clinical trials and public health officials examining tools for population health monitoring. The idea is to enable doctors and researchers …

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic CIO Matthew Kull on how coronavirus disrupted operations for the better | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/24/2020

Cleveland Clinic CIO Matthew Kull on how coronavirus disrupted operations for the better Kelly Gooch - Print Email Matthew Kull began as CIO of Cleveland Clinic in March, and he brought with him experience leading IT … administration and the political landscape around healthcare. If reimbursement around virtual care stays where it’s at or gets parity with on-site visits, we’re not going to reach more patients by laying more bricks. It’s …

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH

Cleveland Clinic CIO Matthew Kull on how coronavirus disrupted operations for the better | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/24/2020

Cleveland Clinic CIO Matthew Kull on how coronavirus disrupted operations for the better Kelly Gooch - Print Email Matthew Kull began as CIO of Cleveland Clinic in March, and he brought with him experience leading IT … administration and the political landscape around healthcare. If reimbursement around virtual care stays where it’s at or gets parity with on-site visits, we’re not going to reach more patients by laying more bricks. It’s …

Atrium Health

Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital Named a “Best Children’s Hospital” for 13th Consecutive Year | PR Newswire | 6/23/2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , June 23, For the 13 th consecutive year, Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the best places to care for children in the nation by U.S. News & World … as Georgia , Atrium Health is a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine. It provides top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care to patients, as well as specialized musculoskeletal programs and organ transplants …

St. Joseph Health

Telehealth’s next big hurdles: integration and payment - MedCity News | 6/23/2020

… systems have jumped forward years in developing their telehealth programs. Within a matter of days, Seattle-based nonprofit system Providence St. Joseph Health saw virtual urgent care visits jump from 50 per day to 1,500 … health systems keep the momentum going for further adoption of virtual care tools? Integration into existing workflows and competitive payment structures will be needed, four experts said in a panel the American Telemedicine Association’s annual …

Providence St. Joseph Health

Telehealth’s next big hurdles: integration and payment - MedCity News | 6/23/2020

… health systems have jumped forward years in developing their telehealth programs. Within a matter of days, Seattle-based nonprofit system Providence St. Joseph Health saw virtual urgent care visits jump from 50 per day to … health systems keep the momentum going for further adoption of virtual care tools? Integration into existing workflows and competitive payment structures will be needed, four experts said in a panel the American Telemedicine Association’s annual …

Partners HealthCare

Telehealth: ATA president says ‘we have a lot more work to do’ - Healthcare IT News | 6/23/2020

09:56 AM (TEDx MidAtlantic, Flickr) “Telehealth is now a household world,” said American Telemedicine Association president Dr. Joe Kvedar during his keynote address Monday, the first day of the virtual ATA2020 conference. For the past 25 years, Kvedar said he’s been explaining to people what he does for a living, working to advance virtual care. Kvedar, who has run the Center for Connected Health at Boston’s Partners HealthCare since 1995 …

Department of Veterans Affairs

Telehealth’s next big hurdles: integration and payment - MedCity News | 6/23/2020

Department of Veterans Affairs retooled its telehealth system to be able to handle more than 15,000 patients in the system at any one time. Before, it could only handle 3,000 at once. But after soaring to peak heights, telehealth visits at both facilities have started to plateau, as patients begin venturing back into the office for appointments. How can health systems keep the momentum going for further adoption of virtual …

Children's Hospital

Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital Named a “Best Children’s Hospital” for 13th Consecutive Year | PR Newswire | 6/23/2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , June 23, For the 13 th consecutive year, Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the best places to care for children in the nation by U.S. News & World … as Georgia , Atrium Health is a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine. It provides top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care to patients, as well as specialized musculoskeletal programs and organ transplants …

Stanford Health Care

20 healthcare heavyweights form telehealth task force | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

… leaders from organizations including Kaiser Permanente and Humana established the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy to develop long-term recommendations for virtual care. The National Committee for Quality Assurance, Alliance for Connected Care and American Telemedicine … of Humana Lawrence Hofmann, MD, digital health medical director of Stanford Health Care Ann Mond Johnson, CEO of American Telemedicine Association Chuck Ingoglia, president and CEO of National Council for Behavioral Health Chris Meyer, virtual …

Mercy Health

Bon Secours Mercy Health may not see complete COVID-19 rebound this year, CEO says | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

Bon Secours Mercy Health may not see complete COVID-19 rebound this year, CEO says Kelly Gooch - Print Email When John Starcher took the helm of Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health in 2018, he … think we will get back to pre-COVID volumes. Also, virtual care made a tremendous pivot in the early days of the pandemic. Virtual visits went from less than 9,000 virtual visits in all of …

Houston Methodist

WELL Health improves patient access to virtual care during COVID-19 pandemic at Houston Methodist through patient communication | PR Newswire | 6/18/2020

HOUSTON , June 18, WELL Health, a patient communication platform, helped Houston Methodist coordinate a surge in virtual care visits during the coronavirus pandemic, amounting to 183 times more virtual visits than prior to the pandemic. In a single day, WELL enabled Houston Methodist to send more than 260,000 text messages to patients to educate them about virtual care, schedule visits, and answer questions about care options during COVID-19. “The …

Baptist Health

FCC awards $23.25M more in telehealth funding to 62 providers during the program’s 11th round | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

… platform that offers mobile services such as appointment preparation, education, post-care follow ups and discharge planning and family notification. Baptist Health Hospital (Louisville, Ky.), received $873,982 for a remote telehealth platform, telemedicine carts, computers … Paramus, N.J.) received $442,361 for laptops, tablets, smartphones and a virtual care kiosk to expand its telehealth capabilities. CARTI Cancer Center (Little Rock, Ark.) received $676,416 for tablets, network upgrades, mobile hotspots, desktop computers and …

Emory Healthcare

12 health system execs outline post-pandemic telehealth strategy | Beckers Spine Review | 6/18/2020

… generators. Here, 12 top health system executives outline their strategic approach to telehealth post-pandemic. John Lewin, MD. CEO of Emory Healthcare (Atlanta): The rapid expansion of video telehealth visits at our facility, increasing from … effort. If reimbursements drop, it’s likely that clinicians will offer virtual care under only limited circumstances — and that would undo all the critical progress we’ve made over the past few months. Barb Lato, MS, BSN …

Harvard Medical School

ATA President, Dr. Joe Kvedar, Testifies at Senate Committee Hearing on Telehealth | PR Newswire | 6/17/2020

Harvard Medical School , Senior Advisor, Virtual Care, Mass General Brigham (Partners HealthCare), and ATA President. “However, we need Congress’s support to ensure patients and providers do not go over the telehealth ‘cliff’ as our nation eventually emerges from the pandemic. We must make sure that essential telehealth services do not abruptly end with the public health emergency, especially as we look to reorient our healthcare system to deliver 21st century …

HCA

TBRC Report Discusses the Different Technological Advances in the Global Healthcare Services Market | PR Newswire | 6/16/2020

LONDON , June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Advanced technologies are increasingly being adopted in the healthcare industry to provide better patient-centered care. New technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), block chain, cloud, robotic process automation (RPA … hospitals adopting IoT technology in the USA include HCA, Mercy Virtual Care Center, and Kaiser Permanente. High Adoption Of Mobile Strategies In Hospitals A survey was conducted by clinical communications provider Spok, in the USA …

Medical Center

Even as Washington reopens, telemedicine may be the new normal in a post-coronavirus world. Here’s how it works in six common specialties | Seattle Times | 6/13/2020

… government in response to the coronavirus pandemic, said Dr. Jeffrey Wolff-Gee, medical director for care delivery transformation at Swedish Medical Center. “It got held up for the longest time because the regulatory environment around … needing X-rays, biopsies or physical evaluations. But Lo said virtual care has been particularly successful with autism, mental health and adolescent medicine specialties at Children’s, and he can envision a future where virtual care

Oscar Health

Oscar Launches New $0 Virtual Primary Care as Part of 2021 Expansion Plans | PR Newswire | 7/30/2020

… accelerating demand for virtual services. While just 11% of U.S. consumers used telemedicine in 2019, 76% are interested in using virtual care following the outbreak, according to McKinsey . Oscar will offer Virtual Primary Care in … prescriptions are unavailable via virtual visits. Other exclusions apply. SOURCE Oscar Health Related Links https://www.hioscar.com …

Clover Health

Healthcare leaders fight COVID-19 with technology | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/21/2020

… happens if a procedure or appointment gets canceled, or what to do if they have been exposed to the virus. Clover Health is a Medicare Advantage plan with the large majority of its members residing … to 300-400 calls a day. Protect employees and scale with virtual care and proactive engagement Healthcare looks different these days, with drive-through testing, pop-up ERs in convention centers, and telehealth appointments. With an …

Humana

20 healthcare heavyweights form telehealth task force | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

Twenty healthcare leaders from organizations including Kaiser Permanente and Humana established the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy to develop long-term recommendations for virtual care. The National Committee for Quality Assurance, Alliance for Connected Care and American Telemedicine Association convened the task force, which will create recommendations for policymakers on how to maximize telehealth benefits while ensuring patient safety and how to integrate remote care into the healthcare ecosystem. The group …

Health Net

FCC awards $23.25M more in telehealth funding to 62 providers during the program’s 11th round | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

virtual care kiosk to expand its telehealth capabilities. CARTI Cancer Center (Little Rock, Ark.) received $676,416 for tablets, network upgrades, mobile hotspots, desktop computers and communications software to expand remote oncology care in rural communities. Central Neighborhood Health Foundation (Los Angeles) received $281,231 for computers, tablets, telemedicine carts, video monitors and a telehealth platform subscription to expand its telehealth offerings. Citrus Health Network (Hialeah, Fla.) received $453,601 for telecommunications software …

Blue Shield of California

How To Scale A Telehealth Strategy: Pilots, Providers, and Payment | HealthPayer Intelligence | 6/17/2020

Private Payers News How To Scale A Telehealth Strategy: Pilots, Providers, and Payment Blue Shield of California’s Health Reimagined initiative models a new way for payers to scale a telehealth strategy. Source: Getty Images By … own telehealth and technology needs. In Butte, the payer’s new virtual care strategy incorporated virtual visits and eTranscription services. In Monterey, the program’s initiatives were less about technology and more about bringing in-person care …

Aetna

Conversa Health receives $12 million to expand its virtual care communication tool | MobiHealthNews | 6/12/2020

Conversa Health receives $12 million to expand its virtual care communication tool The Conversa tool offers automated conversations to help patients remotely monitor their health. 02:59 pm Share Conversa Health , an automated virtual care communication … in the mental health sector has been common, but now Aetna International is partnering with Wysa to help people specifically about the pandemic. Despite the popularity of chatbots, some people are worried about shortcomings around …

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Harvard Pilgrim Extends Policy To Waive Member Cost-sharing Related To COVID-19 Treatment And Diagnostic Testing | PR Newswire | 6/9/2020

WELLESLEY, Mass. , June Harvard Pilgrim Health Care today announced that it will extend its existing policy that waives member cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatment at in-network facilities and out-of-network emergencies, as … COVID-19, and 28 percent report using some type of virtual care in the past three months. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care telehealth figures are equally significant: Fully insured commercial telehealth use in March and April …

Cigna

Cigna Expands and Extends Its COVID-19 Relief Efforts for Medicare Advantage and Individual and Family Plans | PR Newswire | 6/1/2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , June 1, Effective immediately, global health service company Cigna (NYSE: CI ) is expanding its support for customers during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic by eliminating cost-sharing for all primary care, specialty care … for all other health and wellness needs. “For many customers, virtual care is an effective way to address their health concerns and continue to access their medications without leaving the safety of their homes,” said …

Centene Corp

4 Health Insurance Companies in the Spotlight Right Now - June 1, 2020 - Zacks.com | 6/1/2020

… and reducing the number of players, which gives insurers greater power to negotiate with hospital and drug companies. For example, Centene Corporation ( CNC - Free Report ) acquired WellCare (in January 2020). The consolidated entity now has … 170,000 downloads of the app and a 250% surge in virtual care engagements. Given the current scenario, demand for virtual care services is here to stay. The industry currently carries a Zacks Industry Rank 83 …

Priority Health

Priority Health offers members, employers rate relief for two months | Modern Healthcare | 5/12/2020

Print Priority Health, one of Michigan’s largest health insurers, has cut premium rates for members and employers for June and July and will return possible overpayments to fully funded employers later this year to provide … the treatment of COVID-19 through June 30 Expanding frere virtual care to most members for routine care through June 30 Expanding free home medication delivery for all members Providing free access for all members …

Healthplex

Tampa General Hospital Hosts the First Annual “We Are TGH Day” in Tallahassee to Celebrate its 10,000th Transplant Milestone | PR Newswire | 11/6/2019

… Healthplex, TGH Virtual Care, 15 outpatient Radiology Centers and a TGH Urgent Care located in Brandon . As one of the largest hospitals in Florida , Tampa General Hospital is first in the state to open a command center in partnership with GE Healthcare. For more information, go to www.tgh.org . Media Contacts: Amanda Bevis , Tallahassee Red Hill Strategies (202) 680-9262 Ellen Fiss , Tampa Tampa General Hospital (813) 924-2634 SOURCE Tampa General Hospital …

UnitedHealthcare

Amazon, JPMorgan, and Berkshire Hathaway’s health insurance JV is expanding to cover more employees | Business Insider | 11/5/2019

… theorized could potentially help build a more consumer-friendly payments platform for Haven users. Meanwhile, Amazon debuted Amazon Care , a virtual care platform available to select Seattle-based employees, which enables users to connect with … threat to big-name payers dominating the insurance market, like UnitedHealthcare, which boasts 50 million members. Now, Haven is testing how its members respond to improved transparency and better patient-provider relationships. Haven's …

Wellcare

Healthfirst to provide transition program for Medicare members | Crain’s New York Business | 10/10/2019

… diabetes startup Cecelia Health to serve as its chief medical officer. The move comes as the company looks to add virtual care from endocrinologists and behavioral health specialists to its services. Cecelia Health, formerly known … local firms Healthfirst, Montefiore Health System, SBH Health System and Wellcare. Saperstein said the addition of endocrinologists to Cecelia’s clinician network could expand access to specialty care. “This is really an opportunity, not only for …

Healthspan

Beyond Mobile Health Apps | Forbes | 6/1/2019

… complex picture of digital health. They include such expressive titles as The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan by Joseph C. Kvedar; The Patient Will See You Now … The Accenture report also surveyed consumers about their use of virtual care services, also known as telemedicine or telehealth (meaning healthcare services provided remotely via telecommunications technology), showing a slight surge in usage, with 21 …

Heather Landi

Here is how execs from Oscar Health, Intermountain and Cerner say the telehealth boom will change healthcare | FierceHealthcare | 7/22/2020

Here is how execs from Oscar Health, Intermountain and Cerner say the telehealth boom will change healthcare by Heather Landi Jul 22, 2020 10:50am So what will the future of virtual care look like in a post-pandemic healthcare industry? Here’s a look at what healthcare leaders had to say. (Getty Images/AndreyPopov) The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of telehealth and there is a general consensus, including …

Seema Verma

CMS to Assess Telehealth Reimbursement Rates Post-Pandemic | RevCycle Intelligence | 7/21/2020

Reimbursement News CMS to Assess Telehealth Reimbursement Rates Post-Pandemic In a blog post, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the agency needs to assess telehealth reimbursement rates considering such significant uptake of virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services By July 21, 2020 - Telehealth reimbursement rates is one area CMS is assessing in order to make Medicare telehealth expansions permanent after the COVID-19 …

Jackie Drees

BCBS of Minnesota recognizes Essentia Health for rapid telehealth expansion | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/30/2020

BCBS of Minnesota recognizes Essentia Health for rapid telehealth expansion Jackie Drees - Print Email Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health this month received Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota’s Trailblazer Award for its efforts to improve virtual care access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Essentia Health launched its virtual visit program March 18, a month ahead of schedule, to accommodate patients during the healthcare crisis. The health system trained more than …

Brian Marcotte

SWORD Health appoints Brian Marcotte to lead Client Advisory Board | PR Newswire | 6/30/2020

NEW YORK SWORD Health, a digital musculoskeletal and pulmonary therapy provider, today announced the appointment of industry paragon Brian Marcotte to lead their Client Advisory Board. Brian Marcotte, the newly appointed leader of SWORD Health’s … help employees maximize their experience with the healthcare delivery system. “Virtual care is taking off, and COVID-19 is giving it a jump start. We’re seeing an explosion of digital solutions in the MSK space …

Jonathan Shieber

Medtech assessor Elektra Labs is offering free evaluations of COVID-19 biosensors to doctors | TechCrunch | 6/29/2020

Medtech assessor Elektra Labs is offering free evaluations of COVID-19 biosensors to doctors Jonathan Shieber @jshieber / 19 hours As COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continue to spike and doctors and researchers try to … the data will be available only to clinicians moving to virtual care, researchers organizing decentralized clinical trials and public health officials examining tools for population health monitoring. The idea is to enable doctors and researchers …

Kelly Gooch

Cleveland Clinic CIO Matthew Kull on how coronavirus disrupted operations for the better | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/24/2020

Cleveland Clinic CIO Matthew Kull on how coronavirus disrupted operations for the better Kelly Gooch - Print Email Matthew Kull began as CIO of Cleveland Clinic in March, and he brought with him experience leading IT … administration and the political landscape around healthcare. If reimbursement around virtual care stays where it’s at or gets parity with on-site visits, we’re not going to reach more patients by laying more bricks. It’s …

Larry Merlo

How the coronavirus will permanently reshape the healthcare industry, according to 26 top industry leaders | Business Insider | 6/24/2020

From left to right: CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo, Bristol Myers Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio, Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner, and Kaiser Permanente CEO Gregory Adams. CVS Health; Bristol Myers Squibb; Epic Systems; Kaiser Permanente … it’s amazing to see the quick and massive rise of virtual care, coupled with regulatory support for doctors practicing across state lines, that have arisen due to providers reducing or ceasing in-person visits. The …

Samantha Lee

How the coronavirus will permanently reshape the healthcare industry, according to 26 top industry leaders | Business Insider | 6/24/2020

… Shayanne Gal/Business Insider This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Samantha Lee/Business Insider The healthcare industry is on the front lines of the effort … it’s amazing to see the quick and massive rise of virtual care, coupled with regulatory support for doctors practicing across state lines, that have arisen due to providers reducing or ceasing in-person visits. The …

Alex Azar

AHA Wants Extension of Emergency Declaration, COVID-19 Flexibilities | RevCycle Intelligence | 6/23/2020

… updates, visit our resource page , updated twice daily by Xtelligent Healthcare Media. In a June 19th letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, the association called for an extension of the public health emergency declared on … care now that providers have rapidly implemented and optimized their virtual care options during the pandemic, and that could translate to long-term use of the services. In fact, a new survey from Doctor.com showed …

Laura Dyrda

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

… working on complex cases or needing additional expertise and support. Here is a list of telehealth companies to know. Contact Laura Dyrda at to add a company to this list. 1-800MD (Charlotte, N.C.). 1.800MD offers … Health has provided clinically proven, successful telehealth and real-time virtual care solutions. Its FDA Class II cleared platform, end-to-end services and clinically proven solutions enable healthcare organizations to securely extend ‎their services …

Bill Cassidy

Senator Tina Smith: ‘We have to learn from our experiences’ on telehealth | Healthcare IT News | 6/19/2020

… senators on Thursday introduced legislation to inventory telehealth programs nationwide and evaluate ways to plan for public health emergencies using virtual care. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., told Healthcare IT News that the Enhancing Preparedness … care for those who normally could not access, said Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., one of the bill’s cosponsors, in a statement. “This bill examines what’s worked across the country so we can more effectively …

Ann Mond Johnson

Philips announces collaboration with American Telemedicine Association to further commitment to telehealth | Globe Newswire | 6/18/2020

… As the world begins to move from the first wave of reactive care, into a more proactive phase and beyond, virtual care solutions are supporting the recovery of COVID patients as they transition through their … from the hospital to physician offices and the home,” said Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, the ATA. “Major industry players like Philips joining the ATA reconfirms the importance of telehealth and creates important new opportunities to …

Lamar Alexander

Senators pick two telehealth policy changes that should stay - MedCity News | 6/18/2020

… allow visits to be conducted over more types of platforms. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander laid out two changes that he would like to see become permanent: removing … support of broadband deployment to reduce disparities in access to virtual care. They also advocated for virtual education programs for health professionals and interstate licensing. They also fielded numerous questions from senators about the efficacy …

Joseph Kvedar

Senators pick two telehealth policy changes that should stay - MedCity News | 6/18/2020

… proposed changes: Karen Rheuban, a pediatric cardiologist and co-founder and director of the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth Joseph Kvedar, a dermatologist with Massachusetts General Hospital and President of the American Telemedicine Association … support of broadband deployment to reduce disparities in access to virtual care. They also advocated for virtual education programs for health professionals and interstate licensing. They also fielded numerous questions from senators about the efficacy …

Julia Hu

AI’s growing role in treating diabetes, chronic conditions | Healthcare IT News | 6/17/2020

Virtual care may be the way of the future for treating diabetes, says Julia Hu, founder and CEO of Lark Health. Subscribe today to receive our FREE monthly e-newsletter Sign Up Laura Lovett Laura Lovett is an associate editor at MobiHealthNews where she covers the intersection of healthcare and technology. She is also a contributing editor to Women in Healthcare IT at Healthcare IT News . Before coming to MobiHealthNews …

Chris Hunter

Payers Support Dental Partners With Stipends, Boost Teledental Care | HealthPayer Intelligence | 6/16/2020

… and it’s important to us to support them as so many are in the midst of reopening their practices,” said Chris Hunter, president of Humana’s group and military segment. “Our goal with the new actions … dental practices through loans like Delta Dental and by supporting virtual care programs. The surge in dentists turning to telehealth products due to the coronavirus led industry leaders to call on the FCC to cover …

Donald Trump

Medicare administrator: It’s time to get back to non-Covid health care (Opinion) - CNN | 6/16/2020

… her own. Read more opinion articles at CNN. (CNN) Near the outset of the grueling war against Covid-19, President Donald Trump directed my agency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) , to recommend the … to access their clinicians while staying safe at home. This virtual care has been especially important for beneficiaries most vulnerable to the virus and healthcare workers who were spared unnecessary exposure to it. When it …

Chris Hunt

Payers Support Dental Partners With Stipends, Boost Teledental Care | HealthPayer Intelligence | 6/16/2020

… and it’s important to us to support them as so many are in the midst of reopening their practices,” said Chris Hunter, president of Humana’s group and military segment. “Our goal with the new actions … dental practices through loans like Delta Dental and by supporting virtual care programs. The surge in dentists turning to telehealth products due to the coronavirus led industry leaders to call on the FCC to cover …

Darius Tahir

Senators push for permanent telehealth changes - POLITICO | 6/15/2020

With help from Darius Tahir ( @dariustahir Quick Fix — Lawmakers push for permanent telehealth changes: A bipartisan group of 30 senators urged leadership to cement temporary virtual care policies in a letter out today. — Massive data gaps on pandemic’s impact on minorities: We may never fully know how coronavirus has affected African Americans and other minorities due to incomplete data on race and ethnicity. — FDA’s pandemic policies open door to Apple …

Pat Geraghty

Florida Blue Providing $50 Million in Health Care Cost Relief to Commercial Fully Insured Customers | PR Newswire | 6/10/2020

… Advantage plans. “The combined health, wellness and financial impacts of COVID-19 are unprecedented and deeply widespread across Florida,” said Pat Geraghty , president and CEO of Florida Blue . “As we come together to navigate the … Blue members at locations across Florida, continues to offer bilingual virtual care at a $0 cost share to its current patients via its mySanitas Chat app. Waive cost share for Behavioral Health Virtual Visits through …

Clifford Goodman

NCCN Policy Summit Explores 21st Century Cures Act and the Impact of Health Information Technology | Yahoo News | 6/10/2020

… The need for improving patient access to medical records was also a key theme for the panel discussion moderated by Clifford Goodman , PhD, Senior Vice President of The Lewin Group and featuring Jenny Ahlstrom , Founder … patient care—such as video visits, automated workflows, and asynchronous virtual care. We will have to keep a close on eye on utilization of information blocking exemptions to ensure they are having the intended effect …

Don Rucker

NCCN Policy Summit Explores 21st Century Cures Act and the Impact of Health Information Technology | Yahoo News | 6/10/2020

… Administration (FDA) held a fireside chat on clinical trials, data, and how real world evidence is changing the research landscape. Don Rucker , MD, MBA, MS , National Coordinator for Health Information Technology , Office of the National … patient care—such as video visits, automated workflows, and asynchronous virtual care. We will have to keep a close on eye on utilization of information blocking exemptions to ensure they are having the intended effect …

Ido Schoenberg

Amwell CEOs on the telehealth boom and why it will ‘democratize’ healthcare | FierceHealthcare | 6/9/2020

Ido Schoenberg have been telehealth advocates for more than a decade since launching Amwell, formerly American Well, in 2006. The Boston-based telehealth company works with more than 240 health systems comprised of 2,000 hospitals and 55 health plan partners with over 36,000 employers, reaching over 150 million lives. Like other virtual care companies, Amwell has seen skyrocketing demand for its services during the COVID-19 pandemic as stay-at …

Christina Farr

Amwell CEOs on the telehealth boom and why it will ‘democratize’ healthcare | FierceHealthcare | 6/9/2020

… comprised of 2,000 hospitals and 55 health plan partners with over 36,000 employers, reaching over 150 million lives. Like other virtual care companies, Amwell has seen skyrocketing demand for its services during the COVID-19 … up to go public later this year, according to CNBC’s Christina Farr and Ari Levy. The company confidentially filed for an IPO earlier this week and has hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to lead …

Roy Schoenberg

Amwell files for IPO — report | Healthcare Dive | 6/5/2020

Healthcare Dive, but the timing would be good for the company amid surging demand for virtual care and lowered regulatory barriers brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dive Insight: Rumors have bubbled for months … closer to 3,000% to 4,000% in some cases, Amwell CEO Roy Schoenberg told Healthcare Dive earlier this year. The vendor in May raised $194 million in a Series C funding round to build out its …

York, Pennsylvania

Interventions supporting long term adherence and decreasing cardiovascular events after myocardial infarction (ISLAND): pragmatic randomised controlled trial | BMJ | 6/10/2020

… and Community Medicine, Women’s College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON, M5S1B2, Canada 2 Institute for Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada 3 Department of Family and Community Medicine … University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada 11 Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada 12 KITE Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada 13 Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec …

New York, New York

Major NY radiology group asks insurers for pay bump as visits fall by 60% | Crain’s New York Business | 5/7/2020

… offset its higher costs related to Covid-19. The radiology group, which has 33 locations on Long Island and in New York City, is treating about 60% fewer patients now than before the pandemic, with … 19 pandemic. LiveHealth Online also features other doctors available for virtual care. “Through LiveHealth Online, our members can stay home and still get the medical attention they need exactly when they need it—in the …

State of New York

Major NY radiology group asks insurers for pay bump as visits fall by 60% | Crain’s New York Business | 5/7/2020

… offset its higher costs related to Covid-19. The radiology group, which has 33 locations on Long Island and in New York City, is treating about 60% fewer patients now than before the pandemic, with … 19 pandemic. LiveHealth Online also features other doctors available for virtual care. “Through LiveHealth Online, our members can stay home and still get the medical attention they need exactly when they need it—in the …

State of Washington

Why rural hospitals may not survive COVID-19 | 6/2/2020

… Caption The women’s clinic is one of seven clinics closed during the pandemic at Whidbey Health Medical Center in Coupeville, Washington. Critical access hospitals like Whidbey are often the sole hospitals for large parts of … sharing data via a Bluetooth-enabled stethoscope. Some types of virtual care have been successfully folded into the rural health experience for up to a decade now. One example is teleradiology, in which the readings …

Ontario, California

Interventions supporting long term adherence and decreasing cardiovascular events after myocardial infarction (ISLAND): pragmatic randomised controlled trial | BMJ | 6/10/2020

… and Community Medicine, Women’s College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON, M5S1B2, Canada 2 Institute for Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada 3 Department of Family and Community Medicine … trial with blinded outcome assessment. Setting Nine cardiac centres in Ontario, Canada. Participants 2632 patients with obstructive coronary artery disease after a myocardial infarction, identified from a centralised cardiac registry. Interventions Participants were randomised 1:1:1 …

State of Texas

RediClinic closes 36 Texas locations, transitions to telehealth only | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/17/2020

RediClinic closed its Texas-area clinic locations to focus on telehealth. Four details:1. RediClinic powers Rite Aide Virtual Care which connects patients with board-certified clinicians for video visits. The clinicians can diagnose and treat patients virtually, as well as prescribe medications electronically.2. The chain had 36 clinics in Texas, which have closed their doors, according to a report from Click2Houston , an NBC affiliate. In addition to Texas

State of California

Mindstrong Raises $100M in Funding | 5/21/2020

By FinSMEs Mindstrong , a Mountain View, California-based healthcare company focused on improving mental health through innovations in virtual care models and digital measurement, secured $100m in Series C funding. Backers included participation from new and existing investors General Catalyst, ARCH Venture Partners, Foresite Capital, 8VC, Optum Ventures, and What If Ventures, among others. Led by Daniel Graf, CEO, Mindstrong is a healthcare innovation company built on research of Paul …

San Francisco, California

Siren Raises $11.8 Million to Power Commercial Expansion of its Smart Fabric Remote Patient Monitoring Solution | PR Newswire | 5/27/2020

SAN FRANCISCO , May 27, Siren , a medical device company that has developed breakthrough technology to embed microsensors within fabric, allowing for mass production of affordable, washable smart textiles with remote patient monitoring applications, announced today … COVID-19 has changed healthcare now and forever. Digitization and virtual care is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a need-to-have. Patients need remote patient monitoring to collect and send crucial health …

State of Florida

Florida Blue Providing $50 Million in Health Care Cost Relief to Commercial Fully Insured Customers | PR Newswire | 6/10/2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. , June Florida Blue , the state’s leading health insurer, announced today additional actions being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: For Commercial Fully Insured Employer Group Health Plans: One-Month Reduction in … Blue members at locations across Florida, continues to offer bilingual virtual care at a $0 cost share to its current patients via its mySanitas Chat app. Waive cost share for Behavioral Health Virtual Visits through …

Washington, District of Columbia

Philips announces collaboration with American Telemedicine Association to further commitment to telehealth | Globe Newswire | 6/18/2020

… Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Philips to deliver executive spotlight address at Annual ATA Virtual Conference Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Washington, DC – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today … of reactive care, into a more proactive phase and beyond, virtual care solutions are supporting the recovery of COVID patients as they transition through their care journey, and non-COVID patients as they return to …

Boston, Massachusetts

Amwell files for IPO as it keeps up the surging demand of its virtual care services | Business Insider | 6/8/2020

… day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Stay up-to-date with our latest coverage on the impacts of coronavirus on technology, marketing, and the digital economy here. Boston-based company Amwell is preparing to go public less than one month after raising nearly $200 million in funding to keep up with surging demand for its telehealth services. The company reported a 4,000% uptick in …

State of Massachusetts

Red Cross offering virtual care for families who have lost loved ones due to COVID-19 | 6/15/2020

0 MEDFORD — The American Red Cross of Massachusetts is launching a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Families and organizations in need can use this link to access a support hub with special virtual programs, information, referrals and support services. The hub will also connect people to other community resources provided by the Red Cross of Massachusetts and …

Chicago, Illinois

Telemedicine Comes of Age in the COVID-19 Pandemic | 6/17/2020

Chicago Rush University Medical Center in Chicago created its on-demand virtual care platform in 2019 primarily for patients with low-acuity complaints, much like a virtual urgent care. The online platform was expanded in March 2020 in anticipation of increased patient volumes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim was to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 by facilitating video visits in place of in-person hospital visits …

State of Michigan

The Doctor Will Zoom You Now (Ep. 423) | 6/25/2020

… doing about 400 visits per month. That’s Chad Ellimoottil . He’s a practicing urologist, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, and also: ELLIMOOTTIL: And also the director of Telehealth Research Incubator at the University … a difference between “telehealth” and “telemedicine”? ELLIMOOTTIL: So, telehealth, telemedicine, virtual care, and e-health are essentially the same thing for all intents and purposes. Telehealth is typically a little bit more broad than telemedicine …

Portland, Oregon

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

… AMC Health (New York, N.Y.). For over 16 years, AMC Health has provided clinically proven, successful telehealth and real-time virtual care solutions. Its FDA Class II cleared platform, end-to-end services and clinically … enable women to perform breast self-examinations at home. Bright.md (Portland, Ore.). Bright.md’s SmartExam, a virtual physician’s assistant automates care and communication between physician and patient for faster, more convenient diagnosis and treatment eliminating up …

Columbia, Missouri

The Doctor Will Zoom You Now (Ep. 423) | 6/25/2020

… is Dr. Rebecca Kurth . I’m an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. And I’m a general internist in private practice in Manhattan. DUBNER: We should … a difference between “telehealth” and “telemedicine”? ELLIMOOTTIL: So, telehealth, telemedicine, virtual care, and e-health are essentially the same thing for all intents and purposes. Telehealth is typically a little bit more broad than telemedicine …

State of North Carolina

FCC approves 11th set of COVID-19 telehealth program applications | News | fox10tv.com | 6/17/2020

… in funding. Below is a list of health care providers that were approved for funding: • Agape Health Services, in Washington, North Carolina, was awarded $600,583 for laptop computers, tablets, remote monitoring equipment, and videoconferencing software … Jersey, was awarded $442,361 for laptops, tablets, smartphones, and a virtual care kiosk to expand virtual services and reduce the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing staff members to use telehealth from their …

Charlotte, North Carolina

Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital Named a “Best Children’s Hospital” for 13th Consecutive Year | PR Newswire | 6/23/2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , June 23, For the 13 th consecutive year, Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the best places to care for children in the nation by U.S. News & World … as Georgia , Atrium Health is a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine. It provides top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care to patients, as well as specialized musculoskeletal programs and organ transplants …

Los Angeles, California

Google Alert - target | 6/19/2020

… Visits Via CirrusMD HIT Consultant Target announced a number of new and extended COVID-19 benefits, including access to CirrusMD’s virtual care platform. The platform will provide … Flag as irrelevant Target Signs Two Manhattan Leases … activists, mask opponents target public health officials - at their homes Los Angeles Times Pan has been a regular target of anti-vaccine protesters’ anger, with opponents likening him to Hitler and calling him a tyrant …

Denver, Colorado

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

… AMC Health (New York, N.Y.). For over 16 years, AMC Health has provided clinically proven, successful telehealth and real-time virtual care solutions. Its FDA Class II cleared platform, end-to-end services and clinically … improve patient satisfaction, streamline reimbursement and enhance practice efficiency. CirrusMD (Denver). CirrusMD is a digital platform connecting patients to physicians via text messages, images and video chat. CipherHealth (New York City). Founded in 2009, CipherHealth …

Miami, Florida

258+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/19/2020

… while also managing aged non-Medicare accounts receivable after the organization claims Medicare uncollectible receivables on their cost report. CareCloud (Miami). CareCloud provides cloud-based revenue cycle management, practice management, EHR and patient experience management … Health offers providers technology-enabled solutions to assist in delivering virtual care. The company assists healthcare systems in deploying telehealth applications enterprisewide or off-site, such as in nonaffiliated hospitals and rehab centers. Jive Software …

Nashville, Tennessee

258+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/19/2020

… in the industry, CareCredit has served more than 1 million patients and built a network of 200,000 healthcare providers. CarePayment (Nashville, Tenn.). CarePayment is a patient financial engagement company that accelerates providers’ transition to the … Health offers providers technology-enabled solutions to assist in delivering virtual care. The company assists healthcare systems in deploying telehealth applications enterprisewide or off-site, such as in nonaffiliated hospitals and rehab centers. Jive Software …

Lancaster, California

Fairfield Medical Center Selects Updox for Communications, Engagement and Virtual Care | 6/25/2020

Fairfield Medical Center Selects Updox for Communications, Engagement and Virtual Care Share Article Health system uses Updox to increase efficiency and connections through streamlined communications and telehealth solutions “We recognize the unique communication challenges that … a multi-location, not-for-profit healthcare facility, headquartered in Lancaster, Ohio. The hospital is using Updox to manage their patient flow and improve in-office productivity. “We first selected Updox for electronic faxing in …

Columbus, Ohio

Service Coordinators are Unsung First Responders in Fight Against COVID-19 | PR Newswire | 6/18/2020

… other aging services and senior housing providers, which include: Episcopal Retirement Services ( Cincinnati ), Graceworks Lutheran Services ( Dayton ), National Church Residences (Columbus), St. Mary Development Corporation ( Dayton ), and United Church Homes (Marion). These organizations work together … assist clinical care and the residents’ mental health. Telephonic and virtual care assessments have been assisted through service coordination, including connecting with the COVID Amazon Echo App to track health changes. Service coordinators also assist …

Minneapolis, Minnesota

258+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/19/2020

… denial management. Abeo also offers practice management services, full transcription and support as well as anesthesia billing software. Ability Network (Minneapolis). Ability, an Inovalon company, is an information technology company focused on simplifying the administrative … Health offers providers technology-enabled solutions to assist in delivering virtual care. The company assists healthcare systems in deploying telehealth applications enterprisewide or off-site, such as in nonaffiliated hospitals and rehab centers. Jive Software …