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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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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is seeking presentations for the scientific program at ATA 2018, the association's Annual Conference and Tradeshow focused exclusively on telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth. The meeting, expected to attract over 6,000 attendees, will take place April 29-May 1, 2018 in Chicago, IL. ATA’s annual conference attracts the world’s most renowned telehealth professionals from researchers, clinicians, hospital and university administrators, program managers and industry representatives. ATA is encouraging individuals from all areas of the telehealth industry to submit evidenced-based work for a limited number of presentation ...
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ATA’s New Forum will Convene Healthcare Industry Leaders on the Cutting Edge of Telemedicine Policy, Practice, and Advocacy WASHINGTON – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) will host its annual Fall Forum, EDGE 2017, in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3-4, 2017. EDGE 2017 attendees will team up with top experts in robust, interactive knowledge-sharing sessions to identify value-based solutions, gain key insights on payer perspectives, and discover new ways of thinking about old problems in the telemedicine industry. “Now is the time to accelerate the advancement of telemedicine as the new frontier of delivering care,” said ATA CEO Jonathan Linkous. ...
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ATA recently launched a task force spearheaded by ATA President Dr. Peter Yellowlees. The task force focuses on the following goals: • Encouraging ATA members to use “green” outcomes as part of their routine measures, and describing such measures and outcomes. • Developing tools and guidelines for how ATA members can reduce fossil fuel use and carbon dioxide (CO2) production through less travel. • Demonstrating how telemedicine can create more environmentally sustainable practices and health systems. • Showing how telemedicine can mitigate and respond to health crises arising from both sudden and long-term climate change related events, such as warming, ...
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This week, ATA held an interview and conversation with ATA Board President Dr. Peter Yellowlees conducted by ATA CEO Jonathan Linkous. During the discussion, Dr. Yellowlees discussed his involvement with telemedicine, how the industry has transformed, scaling telemedicine internationally, effectively demonstrating value, and why some patients prefer telemedicine over in-person care. Brimming with optimism, Dr. Yellowlees honed in on the upward trajectory of telemedicine while also addressing issues the industry is facing —and how ATA will work to mitigate those challenges.  In addition, Dr. Yellowlees released his latest President's report to ATA membership. ...
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ATA's Student Paper Award recognizes graduate students, medical students, residents, and/or postdoctoral fellows who demonstrate excellence in telehealth-related studies and coursework.  2017 Annual Conference Student Paper Award Recipient Justin S. Whetteh, Research Assistant, University of New Mexico Benefits of a Neuro-Emergent Telemedicine Consultation Program ATA also selects three ePoster award recipients. ePosters are electronic posters that are presented during annual conference, and are judged by a select group of Education Committee members based on the overall appearance and content.   2017 ...
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The Texas legislature approved SB 1107, which removes existing clinical practice barriers for licensed telemedicine providers. The Governor is expected to sign the legislation.  The bill does the following: Amends the definition of “telemedicine and “telehealth” Removes requirements for a telepresenter Authorizes the medical, nursing, and pharmacy boards to develop regulations enforcing the statute Allows an initial practitioner–patient relationship to be established via telemedicine if provided via:  a synchronous audiovisual interaction;  an asynchronous encounter utilizing store-and-forward technology where the practitioner ...
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