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InTouch Health Acquires TruClinic

Two of the country’s leading telehealth care providers began 2018 with big news: They’re merging. As MedCity News first reported, the Santa Barbara, California-based telehealth platform InTouch Health announced in a press release that it would be acquiring TruClinic, a Utah-based provider of direct-to-consumer, web-based telehealth services. “We are thrilled to welcome TruClinic to the InTouch Health […]

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CHRONIC Care Act to Get Floor Vote in Senate

The Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act is officially on the Senate calendar, adding to the momentum surrounding telehealth legislation in the 115th Congress. As first reported by CQ, the bipartisan bill, which unanimously passed the Senate Finance Committee back in May, was placed on the legislative calendar on […]

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Telehealth Study — Reduce Emergency Room Visits — Preserve Quality of Care

A newly released study conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in Rochester, NY indicates that older individuals are likely to embrace telehealth. The research, begun in 2010, involved more than 1,500 older people including residents of independent and assisted living facilities, and evaluated over 500 telemedicine encounters. Results indicate that telemedicine eliminated […]

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Putting Remote Monitoring to Work in Maine

For an overwhelming number of elderly people, studies have shown that the choice between remaining at home or moving to a retirement community or other institutional setting is clear: staying put is preferable.  And thanks to advancements in remote monitoring, staying at home has become easier than ever—even among those who suffer from costly chronic […]

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