Telehealth Partnership Expands Access to At-Home Care for Virginia Seniors

Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare and Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLIVE have forged a partnership that will deliver secure, real-time medical consultations to patients with an established regional network of physicians who will be accessible through telephone and online video throughout the state of Virginia, the companies recently announced. Sentara Healthcare will have an equity stake in the […]

Virtual Visits Next Big Thing For Virginia Home Care

Sentara Home Care recipients in Virginia will gain access to 24/7, on-demand virtual health care consultations beginning in October, Sentara and its partnering company, MDLIVE announced last week.  The adoption of MDLIVE’s telehealth platform is expected to increase Sentara’s patient capacity in time for more than 1 million Virginia residents currently uninsured to gain health […]

Humana, Intel-GE Care Innovations Partner for Senior Telehealth Venture

A nationwide collaboration between insurer Humana and Intel-GE Care Innovations will soon produce data and results on telehealth and its effectiveness based on a 34-state project launched last January involving members who used a home-based telehealth device to manage their conditions, reports Healthcare IT News. St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Humana Cares, a division of the national […]

Independa, Ideal Life Collaborate on “Plug and Play” Patient Monitoring Program

Remote monitoring of home care patients is set to become more “plug and play” as Independa, remote health monitoring provider, and Ideal Life, medical monitoring device supplier, collaborate on a wireless monitoring and data cloud storage program.  Ideal Life’s monitoring devices including scales, glucometers, pulse oximeters, and blood pressure cuffs will be equipped with Independa’s […]

GOP Questions CMS Anti-Fraud Initiative; Will New Command Center Help?

On July 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the launch of the new Program Integrity Command Center, meant to speed up the process of identifying fraud and stopping criminals from defrauding the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The announcement came shortly after Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), both part […]