eHealth

EmblemHealth Telehealth Study Reveals Technology Disparities Correlate with Health Disparities

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 4:40pm

As part of its effort to understand digital access, EmblemHealth, one of the nation's largest nonprofit health insurers, today announced the results of a study which found racial disparities in access to technology and barriers to receiving care.

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  • As part of its effort to understand digital access, EmblemHealth, one of the nation's largest nonprofit health insurers, today announced the results of a study which found racial disparities in access to technology and barriers to receiving care.
  • The study found ownership of electronic devices, access to internet services and overall lack of technology are impinging on access to telehealth.
  • "COVID-19 has triggered a transformation in the way health care practitioners treat their patients," said Karen Ignagni, president and CEO of EmblemHealth.
  • As a market leader in value-based care, EmblemHealth partners with top doctors and hospitals to deliver quality, affordable care.

Manatt and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Release Considerations for Developing a Consumer Health Data Privacy Framework

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:06pm

Manatt Health, the firms healthcare legal and consulting group, developed the white paper with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine the gaps in existing health data privacy protections, the implications these gaps may have for consumers and healthcare industry stakeholders, and options for advancing a forward-looking data privacy framework.

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  • Manatt Health, the firms healthcare legal and consulting group, developed the white paper with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine the gaps in existing health data privacy protections, the implications these gaps may have for consumers and healthcare industry stakeholders, and options for advancing a forward-looking data privacy framework.
  • However, as warned by health data privacy experts, the rapid increase in health data liquiditywhile beneficial to consumers, patients and marketplace competitionis also outpacing the development of regulatory safeguards to protect the public.
  • Given the increased attention placed on consumer privacy, the eHealth Initiative Foundation (eHI) and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), in a separate project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are collaborating on an initiative entitled Building a Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data.
  • For more than 45 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care.

Prestigious annual pediatric medical device competition reveals 10 finalists

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 8:15pm

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten finalists have been named in the prestigious annual "Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!"

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  • WASHINGTON, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten finalists have been named in the prestigious annual "Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!"
  • competition presented by the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI).
  • "We're proud to empower our 10 finalists and are excited about the potential of the device submissions in the competition.
  • In addition to its annual competition, NCC-PDI is currently conducting a special "COVID-19 edition" pediatric medical device competition focused oninnovations that support home health monitoring and telehealth, andimprove sustainability, resiliency and readiness in diagnosing and treating children during a pandemic.

WITHmyDOC, Florida-based Healthcare Technology Startup, Enters Telemedicine Market

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 4:15pm

Little did we know there would be a COVID-19 pandemic drawing more attention to telehealth and telemedicine options.

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  • Little did we know there would be a COVID-19 pandemic drawing more attention to telehealth and telemedicine options.
  • We're excited about announcing our product offering this summer and entering the telemedicine market," he adds.
  • For WITHmyDOC, Rodriguez put together a leadership team of technology experts and senior healthcare professionals led by Frank Peluso, Chief Technology Officer and Jorge Rodriguez, Vice President Sales and Marketing.
  • "Telemedicine and remote patient monitoring are part of the future of healthcare.

MeMD Enables Businesses Nationwide to Order At-Home COVID-19 PCR Testing for Employees

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 4:00pm

Unlike other testing options, MeMDs solution allows its healthcare providers to order PCR tests in conjunction with virtual patient visits and then have the PCR tests sent directly to the patients homes.

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  • Unlike other testing options, MeMDs solution allows its healthcare providers to order PCR tests in conjunction with virtual patient visits and then have the PCR tests sent directly to the patients homes.
  • To get an order for a PCR test, businesses can direct employees to request a visit online, 24/7.
  • Additionally, the healthcare providers can order and supervise blanket testing of employee groups, allowing for expedited delivery of PCR tests.
  • MeMD is a comprehensive telehealth solution providing on-demand, online care for common illnesses, injuries and behavioral health issues to consumers and businesses nationwide.

Anelto Integrates with doxy.me, Adding Videoconferencing Capabilities to Remote Patient Monitoring Solution

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

Anelto , leading provider of remote patient care solutions, today announced its integration with doxy.me , adding doxy.mes telehealth capabilities to Aneltos remote patient monitoring solution for seniors.

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  • Anelto , leading provider of remote patient care solutions, today announced its integration with doxy.me , adding doxy.mes telehealth capabilities to Aneltos remote patient monitoring solution for seniors.
  • doxy.me complements the Anelto solution with a simple, free and easy-to-use videoconferencing platform that allows patients and healthcare providers to easily connect when face-to-face communications are needed.
  • We have redefined remote patient monitoring with easy patient set-up and use, and our clients are seeing proven patient outcomes.
  • We are surrounding patients with this care continuum, and one example of that is the addition of doxy.mes teleconferencing capabilities.

Safety Net Connect Expands Converge Next-Generation Telehealth with Integrated eReferral, eConsult, and Televisit Technologies

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:00am

Safety Net Connect (SNC), a leading provider of innovative healthcare technology solutions, announces the expansion of its Converge Next-Generation Telehealth solution with integrated eReferral, eConsult, and Televisit telehealth technologies.

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  • Safety Net Connect (SNC), a leading provider of innovative healthcare technology solutions, announces the expansion of its Converge Next-Generation Telehealth solution with integrated eReferral, eConsult, and Televisit telehealth technologies.
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic SNC has enhanced the Converge platform to provide an end-to-end virtual care solution supporting the safe, secure, and rapid access to specialty care services.
  • And because these patients are often higher-risk, its critical that we provide high-quality, coordinated telehealth that is equal to (if not better than) an in-person consultation.
  • Increasing ease-of-use for the Patient When a specialty visit is required, Converge provides the patient with appointment reminders and a one-touch click to launch a HIPAA-secure Televisit.

Cloudbreak Health Integrates with Epic Software

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 1:15pm

Cloudbreak Health (Cloudbreak), an industry leading provider of unified telehealth and video medical interpretation, announced their recent integration with healthcare electronic medical record software Epic.

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  • Cloudbreak Health (Cloudbreak), an industry leading provider of unified telehealth and video medical interpretation, announced their recent integration with healthcare electronic medical record software Epic.
  • Cloudbreak first developed the Epic integration of their high definition video medical interpretation platform, Martti, for the UC San Diego Health system.
  • Unified telehealth is the future of telemedicine and interoperability is at its core, said Jamey Edwards, CEO of Cloudbreak.
  • Epic develops software to help people get well, help people stay well, and help future generations be healthier.

CareDash and BetterPT Team Up to Make It Easy for Patients to Find Physical Therapists

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 3:00pm

"BetterPT has built a powerful platform to drive online access to physical therapy, both through virtual telehealth appointments and online appointment scheduling," said Niklas Kubasek, SVP of Partnerships at CareDash.

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  • "BetterPT has built a powerful platform to drive online access to physical therapy, both through virtual telehealth appointments and online appointment scheduling," said Niklas Kubasek, SVP of Partnerships at CareDash.
  • "We're excited to bring improved access through this technology to the millions of patients who rely on CareDash to make decisions about their healthcare each month."
  • CareDash is committed to making it easy to find accessible information that helps patients make the right decision about their provider of care, including physical therapists, doctors, therapists, and hospitals.
  • BetterPT is a healthcare technology platform companycommitted to transforming patient access and experience with healthcare services by providing end-to-end digital connectivity between physicians, physical therapists (PTs), and patients.

Patient Management Solution Provider Azalea Health Reveals Telehealth Usage Surges by More Than 6,500% During COVID-19

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 2:00pm

The trend is not showing any signs of slowdown telehealth sessions remained 4,000% higher in May compared to February.

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  • The trend is not showing any signs of slowdown telehealth sessions remained 4,000% higher in May compared to February.
  • The shift to telehealth has been especially vital for rural health clinics (RHCs), 51% of which did not have any telehealth services in 2018.
  • And although patient privacy rules for telehealth have relaxed during the crisis, Azalea's telehealth offering is fully HIPAA-compliant.
  • Azalea Health (Azalea) is changing the way health IT platforms connect community-based healthcare providers and patients across the care continuum.