Telemedicine News & Updates 12-12-2018
Aligned Telehealth Announces Partnership with American Well®
Aligned Telehealth announced a new partnership to extend its reach through American Well’s industry-defining telehealth offering by adding on-demand emergency/consult psychiatry, on-site psychiatric staffing and integrated behavioral health capabilities to American Well’s platform.
App Annie Names American Well the #1 Downloaded Telehealth Platform in the US for iOS and Android Combined
American Well (@americanwell), a U.S. telehealth platform, announced that according to App Annie, the mobile performance standard, American Well is the #1 telehealth platform in the US calculated by combined iOS and Google Play downloads.1 American Well’s consumer app, Amwell, was previously named the most popular telehealth app in 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the U.S.2 Amwell is free to download from the App Store or Google Play and gives people the ability to see a US board-certified doctor or therapist of their choosing by video, in less than three minutes on average.
Enzyme Health Raises $1.7 Million to Change the Way Doctors Work
Enzyme Health (@EnzymeHealth) is making the gig economy work for the nation’s healthcare industry. Founded in 2018, the digital health company aims to make clinical careers as innovative as the industry itself, giving clinicians the ability to work wherever and whenever they want. To support its vision, Enzyme Health raised $1.7 million in seed funding. Enzyme Health offers a unique two-sided telehealth job marketplace. Within it, 90% of available positions enable clinicians to work remotely. Machine-learning matches doctors and nurse practitioners with positions that suit their expertise and availability, meaning they can work full-time or part-time and on their own schedules.
ZeroPEPM™ Benefits Administration Solution from Common Census Welcomes MeMD® as Nationwide Telehealth Partner Providing Virtual Medical Care, Therapy
Common Census announces the expansion of its ZeroPEPM™ benefits administration portfolio with the addition of national telehealth provider MeMD (@memdme). MeMD enables members to connect with board-certified healthcare providers and licensed therapists over the computer, mobile device or phone for treatment of common illnesses, injuries and behavioral health concerns. The company helps improve access to care, conveniently and affordably, for millions of Americans in all 50 states.
Advanced video technology bringing virtual Santa visits to Shriners Hospitals for Children
Global technology services and solutions provider, Dimension Data, and Shriners Hospitals for Children will bring virtual visits with Santa Claus to young patients and their families across four Shriners Hospital locations on Dec. 11 and 12. Instead of the traditional reindeer and sleigh, Santa and his workshop will be carried to each location via the same telehealth technology used to connect medical professionals with patients at off-site locations.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and Walmart Announce Telehealth Collaboration to Reach Underserved Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Walmart announced an innovative collaboration to offer VA-led telehealth services to reach underserved Veterans. The pilot will kick off in targeted locations that consider the number of Veterans and the health resources offered. The final locations selected will be announced at a later date. The collaboration includes donated space and operational support by Walmart for VA-led telehealth services.
Consolidation in the Telehealth Market may Create ‘All-Purpose’ Virtual Care Vendors, KLAS says
Beckers reports that while most telehealth vendors struggle to offer a full range of virtual care services today, recent consolidation among leading companies may change this trend, according to a KLAS Research report.
Teladoc (TDOC) Surges 64% in a Year: Can the Rally Continue?
Teladoc, Inc. (@TeladocHealth) has been in investors’ good books, courtesy of a strong and growing business in the telehealth industry that is rapidly expanding. Despite incurring net loss over the past several years, investors are impressed with this telehealth company’s revenue CAGR of 82% during the 2013-2017 period. Notably, the company’s net loss can be primarily attributed to high expenses on marketing and business development, which are expected to pay off soon.
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— American Telemed (@AmericanTelemed) October 9, 2018
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.
Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP)
The Center for Connected Health Policy (@CCHPCA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to maximize telehealth’s ability to improve health outcomes, care delivery, and cost effectiveness. Follow CCHP for the latest in telehealth policy and news.