Federal Telemedicine News

Health IT News from Federal Agencies and Capitol Hill – Edited by Carolyn Bloch

Blog posts from http://federaltelemedicine.com/

 


SIDMs 16 Grant Awards

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) https://improvediagnosis.orghas issued their second grant round totaling $3 million over three years as part of the organizations Diagnostic Quality Improvement (DxQI) Seed Grant Program. Sixteen organizations will receive up to $50,000 to test interventions to improve the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of diagnoses. Inaccurate or delayed diagnoses []

Posted September 6, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


Ready to Rock at #ConV2X 2021?

Driving Telehealth and Tech Innovations Post Pandemic will be discussed in depth at the Virtual 5th Annual ConVerge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) 2021) coming November 9-11, 2021. #ConV2X 2021 is the highly acclaimed health tech modernization symposium catalyzing C-Suite global market executives. The focus will center on health policy, telehealth, and blockchain and edge technology in healthcare. It []

Posted September 6, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


TDOCs Updated 2021 Outlook

Credit Suisse conducted a post Q&A quarterly conference call with Teladoc Health (TDOC) management to review 2021 results, individual business trends, and an update on their 2021 outlook, new wins, and Livongo/BetterHelp. Previously, Credit Suisse published initial/quick thoughts in their note Strong 2Q Results, Positive Selling Season Updates TDOC reported 2021 revs. Of $503 min []

Posted September 6, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


CDCs New Forecasting Center

CDC https://www.cdc.gov, has launched the Center For Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics bringing together next-generation public health data, expert disease modelers, public health emergency responders, and high quality communications. The goal is to help decision makers mitigate the effects of disease threats, prioritize equity, accessibility, and perform research on disease modeling. The Center with Funding from []

Posted September 6, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


NIH-Wide Strategic Plan

The NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for FY 2021-2025 discusses how NIH supports the development of new or improved interventions and technologies along with repurposing existing technologies to monitor and reduce disease risk. Advances in data science that will enhance analytical capacity and speed and will help aid decision-making by patients and providers. These advances will improve []

Posted September 6, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


Mental Health Platform Formed

Mental Health America https://mhanational.org, a community nonprofit has announced that in 2021 almost a quarter 923.6% of all adults with a mental illness reported that they were not able to receive the treatment they needed. Healthcare payers are increasingly focused on partnering with behavioral health providers to expand access to quality behavioral care that integrates []

Posted September 6, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


New Mobile App Launched

The Mount Sinai Health System in NY https://www.mountsinai.org is using a first of its kind mobile app to expedite and improve care for patients experiencingheart attacks. The app developed by Mount Sinais interventional cardiologists, ED physicians, and nursing team, improves communication among doctors, nurses, and the clinical command center. The app called STEMicathAID, targets patients []

Posted September 6, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


News from SHIECs Conference

The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) https://strategichie.comrecently held their 2021 Annual Conference in Scottsdale Arizona (August 15-18). The conference speakers and attendees discussed how HIE exchanges, producing innovations in public health, developing partnerships, will enablethe U.S. and the world toimmediatelyrespond aggressively to future worldwide pandemics if they occur. The first item on the Conference []

Posted August 30, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


SOC Telemed Expands Partnership

SOC Telemed https://www.soctelemed.com, recently announced an expansion of their partnership with UnityPoint Health https://www.unitypoint.org, from three hospitals to an additional four hospitals across two markets to increase access to behavioral health specialists. Since success has been achieved over the past three years working together, SOC Telemed and UnityPoint Health are expanding their Tele-Psychiatry services and []

Posted August 30, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


Credit Suisse Hosts Accolade

Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com hosted the Accolade (ACCD) https://accolade.com Management team for a virtual NDR. Management attendees included Rajeev Singh, CEO, Steve Barnes, CFO, and Todd Friedman, and SVP Investor Relations. Credit Suisse analysts reiterated their Outperform rating with a $70 TP. ACCD for their employee engagement/advocacy services business, breaks up the employer market into two []

Posted August 30, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


NIST Awards $153 M to NIIMBL

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) https://www.nist.gov, has awarded $153 million to the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) https://niimbl.force.com.NIIMBL is a public-private partnership ready to accelerate innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry. The U.S. biopharmaceutical industry produces vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, gene therapies, and other medical products derived from biological sources. The []

Posted August 9, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


Medtronic Initiates App-Based Study

Medtronic https://medtronic.com, has initiated their DEFINE AFib study which is the companys first app-based research study. The study aims to address unanswered questions about Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and the impact on patient outcomes, quality of life, and healthcare utilization. Patients have been enrolled in the study at the Duke University Medical Center by Jonathan Paul []

Posted August 9, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


Thoughts on AMWLs Acquisitions

Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com, caught up with American Well (AMWL)https://business.amwell.com, management on their SilverCloud https://www.silvercloudhealth.com,and Conversa Health https://conversahealth.com Acquisitions. Management notes that SilverCloud (a digital mental health platform) and Conversa Health (a leader in automated virtual healthcare) were targeted to supplement AMWLs product offerings and increase their scope of solutions, including their recently launched Converge platform. []

Posted August 9, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


AI Used to Screen for Dementia

Michigan State Universitys (MSU) https://www.egr.msu.edu, researchers are developing technology to be able to scan speech and vocabulary patterns to catch early signs of Alzheimers disease, the most common cause of dementia. Jiayu Zhou PhD, Associate Professor, at MSUs College of Engineering is leading the effort powered by Artificial Intelligence, (AI) and being funded by a []

Posted August 9, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


U.S. Companies Help Worldwide

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) https://ustda.gov/sectors/health, and the USA Healthcare Alliance (USAHA) https://us-aha.com, are expanding export opportunities for U.S healthcare companies to support healthcare infrastructure such as systems and resources in emerging markets. USTDA and USAHA are going to work with U.S industry and help partner countries to better protect against future pandemics, []

Posted August 9, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


Arizonas Air Ambulance Service

Air ambulances are used to quickly transport patients in life-threatening situations by using helicopters equipped with medical equipment and staffed by medical professionals.According to the Association of Air Medical Services, more than 550,000 patients in the U.S use air ambulance services every year. On July 1, 2021, Banner Health https://www.bannerhealth.com, and Global Medical Response https://globalmedicalresponse.com, []

Posted August 9, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


Realyze Intelligence Launched

The UPMC Health System https://www.upmc.com launched the company Realyze Intelligence https://realyzeintelligence.com by using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and natural language processing to identify patient populations with chronic diseases and cancer. The Realyze clinical intelligence platform reads both the detailed clinical notes and structured data from patients EMRs. The U.S healthcare industry spends $8.7 billion per year []

Posted August 9, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


Innovate Kidney Care to Help Patients

Intermountain Healthcare https://intermountainhealthcare.org, has joined eight leading diversified healthcare organizations to launch Innovate Kidney Care to improve patient options for receiving home dialysis training and support. The Innovate Kidney Care https://innovatekidneycare.com, campaign is supported by not only Intermountain but also the American Society of Nephrology, Anthem Inc., Cricket Health, CVS Kidney Care, Home Dialyzors United, []

Posted August 2, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


Philips Advancing Stoke Treatment

Royal Philips https://www.philips.com/global, has announced a strategic partnership agreement with NICO.LAB, https://nico.lab.com, a MedTech stroke care company. Philips Image Guide Therapy System called Azurion will work with NICO.LABs cloud-based end-to-end AI based stroke triage and management solution, called StrokeViewer that aims to optimize stroke workflow. StrokeViewer is able to analyze CT scan data with AI, []

Posted August 2, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch


HCDT&I Conference Takeaways

Recently, Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com, hosted their 4th Healthcare Disruptive Technologies & Innovation (HCDT&I) Conference. Credit Suisses 1st Note with the initial takeaways was posted by Federal Telemedicine News on June 7, 2021. Credit Suisse in their takeaways included a detailed review of their meeting with executives from the companies highlighted in the initial takeaways note, []

Posted August 2, 2021 by Carolyn Bloch