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Simple Summary: Telemedicine News

January 30, 2018

New Integration with Athenahealth

SimpleVisit has partnered with Athenahealth to improve access to care as part of their More Disruption Please program. This means that Athena users can now add our telemedicine service through the marketplace and access SimpleVisit with the click of a button. If you or someone you know is interested in adding seamless virtual visits through Athena, visit their marketplace here or contact us directly at 


Urgent Care Use Case

Righttime Medical Care, one of the larger urgent care facilities in Maryland has just launched their new telemedicine service called RighttimeNOW. They are utilizing SimpleVisit to advance their mission of simplifying access to trustworthy medical care by bridging patients and providers into a HIPAA compliant session over video apps like FaceTime, Skype or Google Hangouts.

This virtual care option gives patients access to care for common ailments including head and ear pain, fever, sinus pain, pink eye, rashes, and more.  All patients have to do is answer the call from a RighttimeNow Coordinator using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Learn more here


What’s Ahead For Digital Health In 2018   

After the Digital Health Innovation Summit in Boston, the Startup Health Festival at JP Morgan in San Francisco, and the matchmaking for Pulse @MassChallenge in Boston, here are 7 top insights that we pulled to help you prepare for an awesome 2018. The seven insights include:

  • Digital health’s continued growth
  • The importance of strong business operators
  • Women’s presence in digital health
  • Federal Government opening doors to digital health entrepreneurs
  • The need for collaboration in the digital health space
  • The top challenges in digital health
  • Self-care in 2018

Check out this review of the aforementioned events which goes into greater details here.


Telemedicine in Rural Emergency Rooms: New Study Shows Potential  

Emergency rooms are usually hectic and fast-paced, but that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. Researchers at the Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health showed that initial telemedicine visits can shorten emergency wait times for patients.

Read more about the study and their findings here. 


CMS Issues Updates to Medicare Telehealth Reimbursement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated version of their telehealth fact sheet for 2018, expanded into an easy-to-read booklet format. If you are a Medicare fee-for-service provider, this is a must-read. This booklet provides...

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Women Making Telemedicine History: Kerry Palakanis

Women’s History Month is upon us, and one of the ways we are celebrating is by highlighting women who are making telemedicine history. This week, we are shining the spotlight on Dr. Kerry Palakanis, a remarkable nurse practitioner that we are thrilled to have as a...

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Reimbursement Policy Update

  There is a helpful update for practices seeking payment for telemedicine services. The Center for Connected Health Policy recently released a fact sheet explaining the latest developments in policies concerning telemedicine reimbursement. The document covers...

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SimpleVisit™ allows healthcare providers to deliver secure, branded care to patients over any device using Apple’s FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or Microsoft Skype. This service utilizes patented technology to connect healthcare providers and patients over common video communication applications. Call (877) 83-VISIT or email to learn more.