DoseDr Telemedicine Platform Expanded for Use Treating All Chronic Diseases

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Telemedicine provider DoseDr announced today its platform now supports treatment for all chronic disease—hypertension and related conditions including coronary artery disease, chronic kidney disease, stroke, and essential hypertension—tackling the problems currently unaddressed by the health care industry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 86 percent of the $2.7 trillion spent annually on health care goes toward chronic disease, more than half to cover costs associated with exacerbations and preventable complications. Realizing the motivation exists on both sides—patients want to take better care of themselves and doctors what to help them to do so—DoseDr was determined to close the gap by finally providing the tools needed to fix what’s broken with the health care system and save trillions of dollars in the process.

13 Value-based Solutions, Partnerships Unveiled at HIMSS

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Here are 13 value-based solutions or partnerships launched at the 2018 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society Conference in Las Vegas.

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Advancing Community Care Models

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, March 09, 2018.

The promise of community-based care management is not lost on today’s payers and providers. Networks designed to address the unique population health needs of a local region are realizing notable success with the implementation of such programs.

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Vendors Unleash Value-based Care Offerings at HIMSS18

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, March 08, 2018.

VirtualHealth, a software-as-a-service platform for care management and population health, announced a new joint effort with SAS to support “whole person” care. The integration will blend VirtualHealth’s clinical workflows with SAS predictive analytics and visualizations in an effort to improve outcomes and reduce costs for government agencies.

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The Role of Telemedicine in Monitoring Blood Pressure

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 05, 2018.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke that has escalated to alarming rates in recent years, affecting nearly 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. In an attempt to reduce its prevalence, the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC-8) released a set of hypertension management guidelines. However, various concerns arose regarding the recommendations and as a result, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), along with nine additional specialty organizations, published an updated hypertension guideline in November 2017.

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North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Endorses VUCA Health’s MedsOnCue Medication Video Library Service

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

VUCA Health announced today that the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP), recognized as the essential organization representing pharmacy in North Carolina, has endorsed MedsOnCue video library service. NCAP will leverage the solution to provide members with medication counseling videos containing comprehensive information on medications through a convenient, digitally-accessible method.

Technology-Enabled TCM: Making The Most Of 30-Day Transitional Care Windows

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, February 16, 2018.

The hospital discharge process places patients in a precarious and perilous position. Industry data overwhelmingly backs this reality, fueling national initiatives to improve the outlook on readmissions and adverse events.

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Healthcare’s ‘Quiet Crisis’

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, February 16, 2018.

Value-based care is revealing a “quiet crisis” in health care today: the lack of capability enabling clinical teams to control, improve and standardize clinical processes in near real time.

Without timely process control and standardization systems and tools, clinical teams are challenged in the delivery of consistent, high-quality and reliability care. As a result, outcomes and financial performance suffer.

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VirtualHealth Partners with Community Care of North Carolina to Provide Care Management for Medicaid and Medicare Members

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, February 07, 2018.

VirtualHealth, the leading provider of population health and care management technologies, announced today its partnership with Community Care of North Carolina, Inc. (CCNC) to implement a new care management platform for the CCNC program’s 1.7 million current Medicaid members and anticipated Medicare Advantage enrollees. CCNC will leverage the full range of VirtualHealth’s extensive capabilities, including award-winning care, case, and disease management tools, provider and member dashboards, multi-source integration, proprietary clinical pathways, and real-time analytics.

Overcoming Challenges of Developing a 360-Degree Patient View

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

The healthcare industry is evolving rapidly to adjust to new care models that support the increased utilization of innovative health information technology. Through the continual advancements of these interventions, significant improvements are apparent, such as the progression of electronic health records, patient engagement and care team communication. Yet the emergence of new digital solutions has yielded significant complications, such as the fragmentation of the information landscape.

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This NYC Startup Just Raised $7M To Power Value-Based Healthcare

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Irrespective of which side of the aisle you sit on, we can all agree that healthcare, in its current state, is broken.  Entrepreneurs and startups are lining up to bring innovation to the forefront to mend this broken system. One such example is VirtualHealth. The NYC startup ingests a full spectrum of patient data providing continuous, uniform, and complete access for health plans and providers. The company’s has developed population health management (PHM) platform that shifts the healthcare paradigm from one of a transactional and fragmented nature to one that is based on value and results.

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OnlineMedEd and Dr. Najeeb Lectures Partner to Deliver Medical School's Most Comprehensive Video Library

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

OnlineMedEd, a digital learning platform for healthcare students and professionals, announced today a strategic partnership with Dr. Najeeb Lectures, one of the world's most popular online educational resources for basic sciences. Leveraging the complementary content across OnlineMedEd and Dr. Najeeb Lectures ensures medical students will be better prepared for the rigors of both academic and clinical environments.

Is this the Field Best Suited for the Flipped Classroom Model?

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

In a flipped classroom, course content is introduced outside the classroom then followed up with in-class activities that reinforce the material. Pre-work, such as viewing a video lecture explaining select concepts, is completed before a student walks through the classroom doors. This lets students recoup valuable time that was previously spent in lectures, allowing them to instead focus on applying their new-found knowledge to solving cases and practice problems, engaging in teamwork and gaining research experience.

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A Better Prescription for Diabetes Care

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Improving diabetes management and patient engagement through telehealth

Diabetes is a nationwide epidemic impacting the lives of over 30 million individuals in the United States and amassing an annual financial toll of nearly $176 billion. Hospitals and health systems of all sizes feel the weight of these statistics and are actively seeking solutions to better manage outcomes and position for value-based care.

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WellCare Teams Up with VirtualHealth for Population Health

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, January 09, 2018.

WellCare Health Plans will use VirtualHealth's care-management platform for its Medicare, Medicaid and long-term services and supports programs in 20 states, the two companies announced Thursday.

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