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Telehealth Platform Consolidation Continues with InTouch Purchase of Reach Health

May 1, 2018  |  David Raths
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In the second telehealth vendor consolidation announced this week, InTouch Health announced it has agreed to acquire Reach Health, which provides enterprise telemedicine systems for multiple specialties and settings of care.

American Well to Acquire Avizia

April 30, 2018  |  David Raths
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Telehealth provider American Well has agreed to acquire Avizia, a provider of telehealth services in hospital settings.

At NewYork-Presbyterian, Virtual Health is Transforming How Care is Done

February 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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NewYork-Presbyterian’s senior vice president and chief transformation officer says that the organization’s core vision was to build a comprehensive suite of telehealth services, rather than just one program.

Utah State Researchers Develop Video-Based Heart Rate Estimation Tool

February 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Researchers at Utah State University (USU) have developed a technology that estimates heart rate using a video camera and specialized software.

Adventist Health System Leverages Analytics to Improve Surgeons’ Robotic Surgery Skills and Performance

January 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Stephen Knych, M.D., the chief quality and patient safety officer at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, is leading an initiative that is improving surgeons’ clinical skills and operational performance, in the key area of robotically...

With Patient Input as North Star, University of Michigan Urology Builds Telemedicine Program

September 20, 2017  |  Sarah Kwon
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Chad Ellimoottil, M.D., and his colleagues at the University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine have been listening--really listening--to patients enrolled in their urology video visit program--and are making use of what they're hearing

Charleston Area Medical Center’s Patient Education-Fueled Readmissions Breakthrough

July 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Charleston Area Medical Center, clinical and administrative leaders have leveraged their patient education program to make serious inroads in readmissions reduction in important chronic disease areas, including CHF and COPD

Rush University Launches Telemedicine Program for Movement Disorders Patients

June 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center has launched a new telemedicine program for movement disorders patients.

Telehealth Offerings to be Expanded in Texas with Passage of New Bill

May 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As a result of a new bill signed in Texas that eases the delivery of care via telemedicine in the state, Teladoc has announced that it will expand its telehealth offering in Texas, re-activating its video capabilities.

Will “Telehealth” Soon Become, Simply, “Health?”

October 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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A discussion at the Health IT Summit-New York probed some truly exciting potentialities around policy, payment, clinical, and technological changes that could transform U.S. healthcare delivery

Cigna Adds Behavioral Health Consults to its Telehealth Services

September 30, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Health services organization Cigna has announced expanded telehealth services for millions of Americans enrolled in Cigna administered medical and behavioral health plans for 2017.

With the Telehealth Revolution Already Underway, a Pair of Industry Experts Looks at the Remaining Barriers

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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It was very compelling to read a broad analysis of “The State of Telehealth,” authored by E. ray Dorsey, M.D. and Eric J. Topol, M.D., and published online last week in The New England Journal of Medicine

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