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Comprehensive Telehealth Solution Tailored to Address Diverse Business Needs Fuels Expansion PURCHASE, NY – December 4, 2017   –   Teladoc , Inc. (NYSE:TDOC) the world’s largest and most trusted provider of virtual care delivery services, today announced record growth of greater than 100% in the hospital and health system market. The company now supports more than 200 hospitals, more than doubling its total in 2017. With the industry’s only fully configurable solution backed by comprehensive operational support, Teladoc is successfully partnering with facilities across the United States to address diverse needs including increased financial pressure, ...
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Dictum Health Introduces  VER-GoCLINIC  Telehealth Case Delivering Clinical Care Outside the Hospital Walls OAKLAND, Calif., November 14, 2017 (Newswire.com) -   Dictum Health, Inc. , innovators in acute, post-acute, and remote patient monitoring, announced today VER-GoCLINIC,  a  portable, rolling telehealth case for traveling clinicians and remote clinic applications.     VER-GoCLINIC is a self-contained patient examination and diagnostic clinic that brings complete healthcare services to the field. VER-GoCLINIC’s ruggedized rolling case is lightweight and compact enough to fit into an airplane overhead storage compartment.   "Dictum ...
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Coverage expansion will significantly improve care for patients with chronic health conditions Washington, DC – Older Americans suffering from chronic disease will soon have significantly expanded options for receiving timely monitoring of their conditions. Starting January 1, 2018, Medicare will begin covering technology-assisted monitoring of patient conditions. The new benefit, called Remote Patient Monitoring, will provide Medicare beneficiaries who have one or more chronic conditions the choice to receive in-home monitoring in addition to traditional check-ups in clinics, doctor’s offices and hospitals.     “Seniors with complex medical conditions ...
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Partnership Demonstrates Reduced Readmissions and Improved Patient Outcomes Remote Hospitalists Expand Care to Assisted and Skilled Nursing Facilities to Reduce ED Visits OAKLAND, Calif., October 31, 2017 - Dictum Health, Inc. — innovators in acute, post-acute, and remote patient monitoring and TeleHealth Solution, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based, physician-owned TeleMedicine group, announced an agreement to deliver a complete telehealth service. TeleHealth Solution reported an immediate and significant reduction in hospital readmissions and ED visits for facilities using their clinical services with Dictum Health’s fully integrated, end-to-end telehealth ...
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10/13/17: Chicago, Ill. – The Partnership for a Connected Illinois (PCI), in partnership with the American Telemedicine Association , announces its 2017 Awards for Excellence in Telehealth Leadership luncheon.  The Awards for Excellence in Telehealth Leadership are given to organizations that have made exceptional contributions to advancing telehealth in Illinois on behalf of their members, employees, communities, providers, and patients. This year’s awards showcase five organizations, across three categories, including Improved Policy Changes to Advance Telehealth, Improved Care for Underserved Populations, and Advancing Telehealth by Innovation. ...
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ATA continues to push for wider use of telemedicine Washington, DC – October 26, 2017 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) supports today’s action by the Trump Administration expanding the reach of telemedicine to treat the nation’s opioid epidemic. President Trump’s action effectively directs Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan, to remove the prohibition on prescribing controlled substances – including anti-addiction medicines like naloxone – currently restricted by the 2008 Ryan Haight Act. President Trump, by today’s action, is using a narrow provision of the law to set aside major restrictions for a declared “public ...
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Dictum Health Introduces VER-CLINIC Telehealth Cart Virtual Care for the Digital Hospit OAKLAND, Calif., October 17, 2017 (Newswire.com) -   Dictum Health, Inc. — innovators in acute, post-acute, and remote patient monitoring, announced today VER-CLINIC, a compact, fully integrated telehealth system that accelerates patient care. VER-CLINIC expands the power of telepresence and extends the reach of the clinical team. Based on Virtual Exam Room (VER), where patients experience a live clinician encounter through a secure PTZ video conferencing camera, VER-CLINIC provides simultaneous videoconferencing and viewing of comprehensive vital ...
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About a decade ago, as social networking and smart phones began to take hold and change our culture, James Surowiecki wrote a book called “The Wisdom of Crowds.” His central argument is that the aggregation of information in groups results in decisions that are often better than what could have been made by any single member of the group. Through experimentation, he was proven to be correct.* It’s an interesting concept for organizations like ATA and its members. When we get together as a group and talk about the issues that face our profession, we surface better ideas and more enduring solutions.   We put this idea into action last week. ATA brought the crowd ...
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Leading provider of system-wide telehealth platform now offers robust services; serves more than 1,300 US hospitals Reston, Va. — OCTOBER 10, 2017   —   Avizia , powering system-wide telehealth, today announced it has acquired   Carena, a Seattle-based leading virtual care provider. The acquisition of Carena reinforces Avizia’s position as the largest and most comprehensive telehealth solutions partner for health systems nationwide. Avizia partners with providers to deploy and power system-wide telehealth strategies. With the acquisition of Carena, Avizia now offers a comprehensive and customizable telehealth platform which includes software, mobile ...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin discussed last week the agency's objectives for using technology going forward. Speaking at the American Telemedicine Association's Edge 2017 Fall Forum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Shulkin listed his five priorities for "fixing" the Department of Veterans Affairs. These priorities are increased patient choice, systems modernization, improved service timeliness, world-class foundational service, and suicide prevention. "Our mission is to take care of those who serve the country," Shulkin said. He noted that telehealth plays a key roll in the agency's efforts to improve timeliness and access issues. "This ...
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Two long-standing healthcare vendors join forces to deliver an integrated telehealth kiosk solution Chelmsford, MA, September 25, 2017– – AMD Global Telemedicine Inc.   (AMD), the pioneer of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) ®, and Olea Kiosks Inc, the premier 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 ...
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Yesterday, Senate Broadband Caucus and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA)  hosted a telemedicine expo that featured demonstrations of technologies and innovations that are transforming healthcare delivery. Participating organizations featured many ATA members.  Titled “The Future of Telehealth in the 21st Century,” the event included comments by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) as well as remarks by Dr. Sabrina Smith, ATA’s Interim CEO.   Held at the Hart Senate Building in Washington, DC, the event was well attended by Congressional staff, telehealth leaders, and organizational representatives, ...
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The U.S. Senate this week passed the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act , a bipartisan bill originally introduced in 2016 by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R - Utah) , would improve health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions. The bill (S.870), was passed unanimously, and includes a number of provisions that would expand Medicare coverage of telemedicine and give accountable care organizations (ACOs) more discretion in using telemedicine. Benefits of provisions in the CHRONIC Care Act include: Improving flexibility for Medicare Advantage plans ...
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Dictum Health Introduces the VER-MEDIC Telehealth Case, Part of a New Continuum of Care Product Line Designing Telehealth to Reach People Faster Oakland, CA, September 28, 2017 - Dictum Health, Inc. - innovators in acute, post-acute, and remote patient monitoring, is excited to introduce a new telehealth product line based on its patient-centric Virtual Exam Room (VER) technology. Dictum Health’s new VER product line brings the power of telehealth to any clinical care setting, whether a patient is receiving specialist care through a remote visit in a rural clinic, seeking medical attention in an emergency situation, undergoing care and rehabilitation ...
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Experienced Telemedicine Company Positions for Growth and Change Chelmsford, MA, September 11, 2017– – AMD Global Telemedicine Inc.   (AMD), the pioneer of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) ®, announces Ron Emerson has joined their leadership team to further develop their expanding portfolio of technology innovations and partnership developments. Ron brings over sixteen years experience building strategic relationships and growing telemedicine programs worldwide at Polycom and Maine Telemedicine Services. Ron joins AMD as the Global Director of Strategic and Partner Development to continue his success of accelerating strategic ...
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Dictum Health Telehealth Study Demonstrates Reduced Hospital Readmissions and Improved Outcomes for Neonate Cardiology Patients Oakland, Ca, August 31, 2017 (Newswire.com) -       Dictum Health, Inc. , innovators in telehealth solutions for acute care, post-acute care, and remote patient monitoring, is pleased to report positive progress of a post-FDA-approved telehealth study for neonate cardiology. The study, initiated in 2016 at UC Davis Medical Center (UCD) in Sacramento, CA, shows that preliminary metrics are positive for reducing hospital readmissions, improving patient outcomes, and reducing the cost of care. The goal of the study is to improve ...
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ATA President to Join Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health Steering Committee Washington, DC –August 24, 2017 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA)  President Dr. Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS, will join the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, consistent with ATA’s healthcare leadership role. The Consortium works to raise awareness of the negative effects of climate change on health and to educate the public, its constituents, and policymakers about the long-term health benefits of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, among other preventative measures. "The Consortium is growing quickly, as an increasing number of medical ...
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Dictum Health Receives FDA 510K Clearance for Portable Spirometry for In-Clinic Use and Remote Patient Monitoring Expanding Telehealth to Include the Most At-Risk Patients Oakland, Ca, August 8, 2017 - Dictum Health, Inc., innovators in telehealth solutions for acute, post-acute, and remote patient monitoring, is excited to announce that the company received FDA 510k clearance for spirometry, completing the cardiopulmonary capability of the IDM100 Medical Tablet. The system provides the most medically comprehensive telehealth solution in the market for clinical care anytime, anywhere. Intended for use with pediatrics and ...
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Washington, DC – August 7, 2017 – After 24 years as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Telemedicine Association, Jon Linkous is stepping down. “Jon was integral in the formation of the ATA and the telehealth industry,” said Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS, ATA’s current Board President. “We thank Jon for his many years of service and his significant contributions to ATA and the industry he helped create.” Dr. Sabrina Smith, ATA’s current Chief Operating Officer, will take on the role of Interim CEO. There will be a search to fill the position permanently. “The Board is pleased that Sabrina has agreed to serve in the role of interim-CEO to help us ...
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Secretary David Shulkin and VA Continue to Champion Telehealth with White House Demonstration Washington, DC – August 3, 2017 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has long recognized the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a federal and national leader in telehealth. ATA strongly supports the VA for eliminating state-by-state licensure requirements for health professionals employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  As the largest telehealth program in the U.S., the VA has long been a steward of innovative health delivery and financing models involving telehealth which support accessible, available, and affordable healthcare services to ...
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