Tag Archives: Telehealth

Amazon expands app-based telehealth services for Wash. employees

[Update: This piece has been updated to clarify where Care Medical is based and the program’s original scope.] Amazon is expanding an initiative allowing employees to access healthcare via text-based messaging or video call from the Seattle area to throughout Washington state. The service, called Amazon Care, is available via a downloadable app to office workers and… Read More »

The post COVID Italian telehealth experience

When the COVID-19 emergency struck Italy, Lombardy was one of the hardest hit regions. All inpatient admissions in the area for non-COVID patients were stopped in a bid to prevent the contagion spreading. But this caused a potentially dangerous dilemma for the region’s Foundation IRCCS Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, which hosts around 6,000 inpatient and… Read More »

Circle Medical says $14M from WELL Health will enable low-cost telehealth app usage

Circle Medical on Wednesday announced that it had received a majority control investment of $ 14.3 million from the Canadian firm WELL Health Technologies.  The cash, says the company, will allow Circle and WELL to offer 200 million people in the United States support for the use of Circle’s telehealth app either for no cost… Read More »

Lots of Players, Little Differentiation: Examining the Telehealth Market

Mike Davis, Lead Analyst, KLAS Arch Collaborative Covid-19 has forever changed primary healthcare delivery. To survive financially, physicians have had to quickly learn and implement telehealth solutions to deliver virtual care. The catalyst for implementing telehealth services was the Medicare 1135 waiver that reimbursed telehealth visits at the same rate as office visits (CMS). This… Read More »

Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

In the U.S., the use of telehealth services tripled in the past year, as healthcare providers limited patients from in-person visits for care and patients sought to avoid exposure to the coronavirus in medical settings. With this alignment of virtual care supply-and-demand, it is like telehealth will see “permanent usage increases,” according to Parks Associates’… Read More »