Telehealth Now & After COVID-19

Before the global pandemic, federal and state regulations around reimbursement and licensure requirements limited the use of telehealth. In the meantime, telehealth initiatives utilizing artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies are providing new strategies for managing costs, creating more consistent medical access, and helping to improve communication between patients and doctors. (more…)

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Ophthalmic Devices in Remote Areas

In April 2020, FDA released the document “Enforcement Policy for Remote Ophthalmic Assessment and Monitoring Devices during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.” https://fda.gov/media/136733/download. (more…)

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Update on IQVIA’s COVID Analysis

IQVIA https://IQVIA.com released their updated report last week titled Monitoring the Impact of COVID-19 on the Pharmaceutical Market providing an overview of policy guidelines and key trends impacting the U.S pharmaceutical market as well as their findings related to telehealth usage. (more…)

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Highmark Expands Opioid Treatments

Highmark https://www.highmark.com has announced that their ACA and MA members in Pennsylvania and Delaware now have access to a comprehensive technology-enabled “Opioid Use Disorder” (OUD) program. The program first rolled out to Highmark’s West Virginia members in January of 2020, and now provides access to treatment and promote recovery during COVID-19 pandemic but will be available in the future. (more…)

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FCC Grants Waiver Requests

The FCC https://www.fcc.gov has granted a waiver request by MIT http://mit.edu to permit the certification and marketing of their WiTrack system. WiTrack is a wall mounted system to allow caregivers to remotely monitor their patients and senior adults without physical contact. It wirelessly monitors physiological characteristics such as gait, breathing, heart rate, sleep, and is designed to detect potentially life-threatening events such as falls. (more…)

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CEPI Funding Millions

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) https://cepi.net has announced that they will invest up to an additional $384 million to accelerate the development and manufacture of Novavax’s https://novavax.com (NVX-CoV2373) vaccine candidate against COVID-19. (more…)

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Software to Help Prevent Diabetes

CDC https://www.cdc.gov recognizes Fruit Street’s https://www.FruitStreet.com Telehealth Software as a software tool for use by all 1,543 organizations in CDC’s “Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPHP). (more…)

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