Telemedicine News & Updates 10-11-2017
AMD Global Telemedicine Announces Strategic Partnership with Olea Kiosks
AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (@AMDTelemedicine), the pioneer of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions, and Olea Kiosks Inc, a global designer and manufacturer of self-service kiosks, announce a partnership to deliver customized kiosks for telehealth applications . The two long-standing healthcare vendors have combined their engineering and technology resources to offer a solution that addresses increasing demands for areas such as chronic disease management, healthcare screening, wellness programs and occupational health clinics. The new customizable telemedicine kiosk solution provides healthcare organizations with numerous options for self check-in, patient assessment, video conferencing, digitization of medical records, and payment.
Telemedicine Platform Is Quickly Gaining Traction in Fast Growing Market
Telemedicine lies in the forefront of innovation for the healthcare industry. Using a combination of telecommunications and technology, healthcare can be provided from a distance, providing essential coverage to people in rural communities, among others, who may not have ready access to medical facilities.
Reliq Health Technologies Reaches First Major Milestone of 1,000 Patients Live on Its Remote Patient Monitoring and Telemedicine Platform
Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (@ReliqHealth), a technology company focused on developing innovative mobile health and telemedicine solutions for Community-Based Healthcare, is pleased to announce that it now has 1,000 paid subscribers using its chronic care management, remote patient monitoring and telemedicine solution, representing recurring monthly revenue of US$50,000/month.
Telemedicine: Drone Integrates Holographic Technology to Connect Doctors, Lifesaving Drugs to Survivors
A telemedical drone system with holographic technology can quickly put emergency physicians and lifesaving medical supplies in the hands of disaster survivors. The Telemedical Drone Project, known as HiRO (Health Integrated Rescue Operations), was presented at OMED 17 in Philadelphia, the nation’s largest conference for osteopathic physicians.
VA telehealth proposal would expand care access for veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs (@DeptVetAffairs) is proposing a new rule that would standardize telehealth for veterans. The VA telehealth rule would increase the availability of general clinical care, mental health and specialty services for veterans. The agency is the largest integrated healthcare system in the U.S. and provides care to 9 million veterans across the country.
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Covenant Health Works to Transform Elder Care Through Telemedicine Technology
Covenant Health, a regional Catholic health delivery network and leader in values-based, not-for-profit healthcare, has introduced telemedicine technology at four of its skilled nursing facilities in New England, officials announced today. TripleCare, a telemedicine platform designed for skilled nursing facilities, is enhancing care delivery and reducing hospital admissions at Covenant skilled nursing facilities in Maine and the Greater Boston area. TripleCare’s virtual technology and services enables Covenant’s on-site nurses to connect seamlessly with highly-trained physicians to diagnose and treat patients during hours when physicians are typically not on site.
In state news:
Florida Hospital used telemedicine during Irma
Waterlogged, under curfew or without power, consumers in need of routine health care were in a tough spot during the days immediately before and after Hurricane Irma’s arrival. Barring an emergency, landing before a physician was almost to impossible. Some health providers used the opportunity to lean on telehealth services as a part of their disaster response.
Local organizations get $1M for tele-medicine
The Terre Haute-based Indiana Rural Health Association has secured nearly $1 million in federal funds to help support efforts to use technology to bring health care to under-served areas. The association was the lead applicant in obtaining $325,000 for each of the next three years for tele-health support in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.
Telemedicine Rules in D.C. Get Second Draft
Telemedicine rules in the District of Columbia underwent a second round of revisions as the District of Columbia Department of Health issued a new set of proposed rules . Based upon the review of the public comments and its Telemedicine Workgroup recommendations, the Board of Medicine amended its initial proposed regulations for greater clarity and to eliminate unnecessary barriers. Nathaniel M. Lacktman (@Lacktman) offers a summary of the notable changes contained in the new rules.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Launches Telemedicine Initiative to Serve Kentucky Schools
In a first of its kind collaboration for both parties, schools in Allen County, Kentucky, are joining with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt so that sick children can receive a more comprehensive array of health care services while attending school through virtual visits with Vanderbilt clinicians. The telemedicine initiative is especially beneficial because there are no pediatricians currently practicing in Scottsville or Allen County
20 FAQs for Telemedicine Providers in Ohio
The Ohio Medical Board just published new FAQs and guidance on practicing via telemedicine, addressed to Ohio physicians and physician assistants. The FAQs follow the Ohio rules for telemedicine prescribing of drugs and controlled substances adopted by the Board in March 2017. The guidance should be welcome news to providers who deliver healthcare services via telemedicine.
Florida Healthcare Law Firm Announces New Telehealth & Telemedicine Law Division
The Florida Healthcare Law Firm based in Delray Beach, FL is proud to announce an industry leading new resource for the rapidly evolving telehealth and telemedicine space. “Telehealth is emerging at an increasingly rapid pace as the nexus between medical care, technology and cost savings,” explains Attorney Jeff Cohen, who is board certified as a specialist in healthcare law and founded the Firm in 2008.
Mississippi continues to earn national praise
On Oct. 5, the University of Mississippi Medical Center received a national designation solidifying its place as a telehealth leader. UMMC was named a prestigious Telehealth Center of Excellence by the Health Resources and Services Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services. The award formally recognizes UMMC as a national standard-bearer for telehealth advancements and research.
CMS Covered Telehealth Services
You can download the list of services payable under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule when furnished via telehealth on the CMS website.