RedBox Rx Low-Cost Telehealth and Online Pharmacy Services

RedBox Rx by Hy-Vee a new subsidiary of Hy-Vee, Inc., has launched low-cost telehealth and online pharmacy services, and is able to ship prescribed treatments directly to patients’ homes. Services are available now at redboxrx.com. Telehealth consultation fees range from FREE to $39, depending on the type of treatment and are provided via a partnership with Reliant Immune Diagnostics’… Read More »

Remote Senior Care Alexa Together – Amazon Telehealth Expands

Alexa Together subscription service launched today. Speech recognition continues to emerge as one of the preferred interface mechanisms. Currently the only shortcomings is ambient noise in very public locations (and less than optimal noise cancellation by microphones) along with Tin Man type conversational AIs that are clearly not really listening often times. From FIERCE Healthcare — Amazon Telehealth… Read More »

Beneficiary telehealth visits increased 63-fold in 2020 — HHS study

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Medicare program provided temporary waivers increasing telehealth flexibility for the duration of the public health emergency (PHE). There are numerous issues for policy makers to address as they consider permanent expansion of these Medicare waivers when the pandemic ends. The goal of this report is to provide information for these policy… Read More »

Telehealth News — Cleveland Clinic uses video to provide stroke care fast – Epic EHR News

Cleveland Clinic digital health initiative From Epic At Cleveland Clinic, neurologists and neurosurgeons reach patients who are experiencing strokes even if they’re hundreds of miles away. Clinicians in a mobile stroke treatment unit use telehealth to bring remote neurologists to patients in seconds, and this approach has helped stroke patients receive potentially life-saving anti-clot medication 40 minutes faster.… Read More »

CVS Expanding Mental Health Telehealth

Mental Health Telehealth News From WSJ August 2021 Excerpt: CVS Health Corp. is betting Americans will get therapy at the same place they buy their snacks, soda and prescription drugs. The pharmacy company is among several retailers including Walmart Inc. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., that are experimenting with offering counseling services in or near stores. They see… Read More »

Cisco and swyMed Partner on Telehealth

Webex Cisco Telehealth New Partner Evie Jennes• President & Chief Commercial Officer Thank you, Cisco for the powerful partnership and for sharing it on Times Square. I am sure I speak for all your Nasdaq Board partners when I say we are thrilled to be working so closely with you and seeing the partnership stated in such an… Read More »

Rural Telehealth to Be Funded by Biden

Rural Telehealth News From HealthCareDive August 2021 Dive Brief: The Biden administration has benchmarked more than $19 million in grants to expand telehealth in rural and underserved communities, which have continued to lack access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The investments will provide funding to train primary care providers, bolster groups providing virtual care, pilot new telehealth services and… Read More »

Force Unvaxxed to Use Telehealth?

Telehealth for the Unvaccinated From Medpage Today Excerpt: Welcome to Ethics Consult — an opportunity to discuss, debate (respectfully), and learn together. We select an ethical dilemma from a true, but anonymized, patient care case, and then we provide an expert’s commentary. Last week, you voted on if it was ethical to force unvaccinated patients to use telehealth only.… Read More »

Pandemic Telehealth – Listening to Californians with Low Incomes

From CHCF Health Care Access, Experiences, and Concerns Since the COVID-19 Pandemic OCTOBER 8, 2020 Jen Joynt, Independent Health Care Consultant Rebecca Catterson, NORC Lucy Rabinowitz, NORC This page provides an overview of Listening to Californians with Low Incomes. The complete report, including 27 figures highlighting key survey findings, as well as detailed data tables, is available under Document… Read More »

CHCF Telehealth – What Payers and Providers Need to Know

Downloads Treatment and prevention of chronic illness threatens to overwhelm California’s health care safety net — the provider and payer organizations that serve people with low incomes. Long stressed by workforce shortages, the safety net is under increasing strain due to the rising prevalence of chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes in the patient population. Remote… Read More »