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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is thrilled to announce the ATA 2017 President’s Awards recipients, comprised of organizations and individuals who have stretched the boundaries of telehealth innovation and demonstrated superior healthcare delivery. The ATA 2017 President’s Awards recognize individuals and organizations on the forefront of healthcare technology for their significant impact to the development of telehealth. Awardees were honored at the ATA 2017: Telehealth 2.0 April 23-25, 2017 in Orlando. The following awards have been announced: The ATA Humanitarian Award Recipient: The Milagro Foundation and the Foundation for the ...
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The Santana Telehealth Project was honored with the 2017 ATA Humanitarian Award. The project was recognized during ATA 2017: Telehealth 2.0 — the American Telemedicine Association’s annual conference, on April 23 in Orlando, FL. In partnership with the Milagro Foundation and the United States Foundation for the Children of Californias, the Santana Telehealth Project works to increase healthcare access through telehealth in underserved communities
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Avera eCARE™ announces the opening of a new telemedicine hub in San Antonio, Texas. Avera eCARE, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., is the most robust telemedicine network in the world offering comprehensive health care services 24/7 via high-definition, interactive video and sophisticated computer monitoring equipment. This expansion is part of Avera eCARE’s clinical service delivery model to partner with health systems in order to support more sites in a wider geographical footprint with advanced telemedicine services. Initially, the San Antonio hub will service Avera eCARE’s ePharmacy contract with Emerus, the nation’s first and largest operator of micro-hospitals ...
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Abstract: Health systems are increasingly using virtual care technology to meet patient demand for convenience and as part of a patient acquisition strategy. Historically, there has been limited evidence measuring the impact of virtual care on health system patient acquisition and the incremental revenue associated with these new patients. In this paper, we analyze the efficacy of virtual care as a patient acquisition vehicle for a leading health system customer of Zipnosis and Carrot Health. We used health system-collected data to track care received by a cohort of 974 virtual care users new to the health system, with new patients defined by the health ...
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In their latest final rule , the Department of Health and Human Services will defer network adequacy evaluations to states.  States with the capacity and resources to assess the network adequacy of their health plan provider networks will have more autonomy to promote the adoption of health care innovations such as telemedicine for use by hospitals, primary care, specialty care, and virtual network providers.   A number of states have already adopted the modernized Network Adequacy Model Act.  The recognition of telemedicine in the new model bill is essential for health plans to innovate the delivery of care and ensure consumers are provided with information ...
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AGNES Interactive Version 6.0 Delivers Third-Party Software-Based Video Conferencing Support with Vidyo Integration; Compiled Patient Assessment Reports; Universal EMR Integration; and Enhanced System Utilization Metrics. Chelmsford, MA, April 13, 2017– –AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), the pioneer of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) ®, announces their latest and sixth major enhancement release of AGNES Interactive software. The new release provides users with dramatically enhanced features and additional functionality that deepens third party integrations and expands collaboration between patients and healthcare providers. ...
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American Telemedicine Association Practice Guidelines for Telestroke and Child and Adolescent Telemental Health Now Available Online WASHINGTON – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today released two new practice guidelines for telestroke and child and adolescent telemental health. Both are based on clinical and empirical research and will be used as educational tools and operational references for patient care. “The new guidelines advance the science of and growing need for telemedicine and help ensure uniform and effective quality of services for patients in need of these health-enhancing, life-saving services,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO ...
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More than 83 Percent of Executives Surveyed Plan to Invest in Telehealth this Year WASHINGTON The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today released findings from their 2017 Telemedicine Executive Leadership Survey. The study reveals that telemedicine executives are overwhelmingly optimistic about the future of the telehealth industry and are planning near-term investments to keep pace with rapid transformation and growth of the industry. Key findings include: * 83% of respondents claimed they are likely to invest in telehealth this year * 88% of respondents plan to invest in technology related to telehealth this year * 98% of leaders ...
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Many women who have undergone breast reconstruction surgery following a mastectomy can receive postoperative follow-up via telemedicine, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery . At the Women's College Hospital in Toronto, 65 post-operative women were randomly assigned either to follow-up visits with their doctor or to follow-up via a QoC Health mobile app, which uses patient-provided photos and a questionnaire to monitor recovery. Using the app resulted in fewer in-clinic visits and made for a more engaged and content patient, the study found. Patients who used the mobile app attended 0.40 times fewer in-person visits for follow-up care, with ...
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Aimed at helping facilities reduce hospitalizations and optimize in-facility patient care . Chelmsford, MA, March 15, 2017 AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), the pioneer of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) (r), announces a new product series designed for skilled nursing and long-term care facilities. The new telemedicine product series aims to help facilities reduce avoidable hospitalizations and optimize their in-facility patient care. AMD's new offering includes three different systems - the Clinical Assist Series Tablet Cart, Laptop Cart and Modular Cart. Each system is configured and packaged with the telemedicine ...
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Experience and Simulation Areas and a Womens Executive Panel Take Center Stage at Premier Telehealth Industry Event March 14, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) As the telemedicine industry continues its upward growth, American Telemedicine Association is adding new features to its flagship conference, ATA 2017 Telehealth 2.0 . The leading industry event takes place April 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. In addition to its host of other events, attendees can participate in the Experience Zone and Simulation Area tours, which enable attendees to test drive and interact with leading industry products and technologies. ...
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A record third quarter in 2016, topped by a record fourth quarter, signals strong demand continuing for GlobalMed telemedicine solutions. Scottsdale, Ariz. (February 7, 2017) GlobalMed(r), the worldwide leader in healthcare delivery solutions, saw revenues increase 300% in the second half of 2016, thanks to organic growth of new customers and a deepening reach with its existing clients. The companys deployments in the U.S. and in 55 foreign countries continue to smash records with more than 3.5 million annual telemedicine consults. GlobalMed CEO and Founder Joel E. Barthelemy credits an increase in orders to the market recognizing the Scottsdale, ...
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MEDIA ALERT: February 16, 2017 Philips and Advanced ICU Care Introduce New eBook Highlighting the Impact of Tele-ICU Technology Philips and Advanced ICU Care have teamed up to release a new eBook that helps hospital clinicians and leaders better understand the benefits and value tele-ICU solutions can bring to the critical care setting. WHAT: The downloadable eBook, entitled, Tele-ICU: The New Standard of Care, draws on Philips and Advanced ICU Cares collaborative relationship spanning more than a decade and includes various data from health systems around the country revealing that tele-ICUs have become a standard ...
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Patrick J. Kennedy, Thomas L. Friedman to Headline Worlds Leading Telehealth Innovation and Networking Event The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today announced its featured speakers for the Telehealth 2.0 Conference April 23-25 in Orlando, Fla. Speakers will share insights on how they utilize telehealth to advance medicine, healthcare and wellness. Attendees also will hear from healthcare pioneers from some of the worlds most recognized healthcare and technology organizations, including American Well, AARP, and Mercy Virtual. Featured speakers include: Patrick Kennedy, Former Politician and Mental Health Advocate Thomas ...
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American Telemedicine Association Releases Report Highlighting Critical Gaps in Coverage and Physician Practice Standards The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today released an update to two critical state policy reports which identified gaps in coverage and reimbursement, and physician practice standards and licensure. The reports, which capture the policy landscape of each state and Washington, DC, include research methodology and state-specific grades based on a series of indicators for each report. As federal and state lawmakers reevaluate the current health policy environment, they cannot ignore telemedicines potential as a valuable and cost ...
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February 8 th , 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTREAL, QUEBEC Retina Labs is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) as the solution for its provincial Teleophthalmology Program. The multi-year contract will see Retina Labs teleophthalmology platform deployed provincially with the goal to improve access to retinal screening across the province. Retina Labs, the leading provider of cloud-based teleophthalmology solutions, was awarded this contract following a competitive RFP process. Diabetic retinopathy is on the rise in Ontario. Currently, there are 1.2 million people with diabetes ...
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Home Medical Examinations Provide Missing Link in Telehealth, Greatly Expanding Ability of Physicians to Diagnose Patients Remotely Tyto Care, a telehealth company with breakthrough technology for conducting remote telehealth visits and examinations, announced today the results of a study with the Schneider Childrens Medical Center and the Sackler School of Medicine that affirms its solutions ability to perform physical examinations on par with conventional in-clinic examination tools. The study examined TytoCare, a handheld device and telehealth solution designed to capture and transmit ear, throat, lung, skin, heart and temperature exam data to a physician ...
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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is currently seeking nominations for the associations annual Presidents Awards for the Advancement of Telemedicine. The deadline to submit a nomination is February 28, 2017. Each award will be presented April 23-25, 2017 at Telehealth 2.0 conference in Orlando, Florida. Click here to submit a nomination. Click here to learn more about nomination categories and criteria
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Leading Industry Executives and Investors from Healthcare, Technology, Telecom to Network, Learn and Celebrate Advancements ATA announces Telehealth 2.0 The Transformation Advantage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, April 23-25, 2017. The largest technology innovation and networking event in the telehealth industry brings together more than 6,000 healthcare and industry professionals, including 1,000 C-Level executives. The conference agenda will focus on products and technologies that are re-inventing healthcare, regulation, and delivery and operational strategies for an industry projected to surpass $30 billion globally by ...
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Healthcare Industry veteran Dr. Sabrina Smith fills Chief Operating Officer role at leading telehealth association WASHINGTON, DC January 2, 2017 The American Telemedicine Associaton (ATA) has hired health care industry veteran Dr. Sabrina Smith as its Chief Operating Officer. Sabrina will oversee daily operations, staffing, strategic planning, and major revenue generating programs. Dr. Smith is a proven leader and I could not be more pleased to see her join our leadership team, said Jonathan Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association. Smith brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, across the healthcare spectrum, and is deemed a ...
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