New Telestroke Guidelines: What you need to know

American Telemedicine Association 2017 Telestroke Guidelines As the fifth most common cause of death and the leading cause of long-term adult disability in the world, strokes pose a widespread public health dilemma. And while many studies have proven the viability of using telehealth services to rapidly address patient needs, providing cohesive care between facilities is […]

A System-Wide Telehealth Approach

Creating a system-wide telehealth program is a long game, but there’s a payoff for hospitals taking a holistic view on the next generation of care delivery. Avizia’s CEO and founder, Mike Baird, discusses why hospitals and health systems need to take a strategic and long-range approach to telehealth. Rather than focusing on single use cases, […]

Avizia Powers MyDocNow Medical Mission in Rural Philippines

Led by MyDocNow, the mission screened 450 pregnant women to identify high-risk pregnancies; several thousand children under age five were evaluated Reston, Va. — July 12, 2017 — Avizia, powering system-wide telehealth, demonstrated its ability to enable care delivery to patients in remote and underserved regions of the globe as part of a rural medical […]

Building a School-Based Telehealth Program? Start With the Nurse

The Medical University of South Carolina’s school-based telehealth program—which is powered by Avizia—has been recognized for its achievements in an article by mHealthIntelligence. With proven results in patient access and outcomes, MUSC has plans to expand its program from 45 to 90 schools in the next year, many of which are in rural and underserved […]

Tele-Behavioral Health Reduces the Cost of Mental Illnesses

Mental health disorders are not an isolated — they have far-reaching effects that drive up costs for both patients and providers. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates that serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion per year in lost earnings. While one in five adults experience a mental illness in a given year, […]

Telestroke May be the Only Way Patients Can Access Stroke Care

A study shows that telestroke programs can help get patients tPA in as little as 40 minutes. Strokes are one of the most pervasive medical emergencies in America, and the numbers are staggering. In the United States, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds and takes a life every 4 minutes. With this prevalence, most people […]

Avizia Ranked as a Top Telehealth Provider

Avizia ranked within the top 10 companies providing telehealth solutions based on hospital site implementations Reston, Va. — June 30, 2017 — Avizia, powering system-wide telehealth, has been recognized as a top provider of telehealth solutions. The rankings were determined by number of hospital site implementations and based on data from Definitive Healthcare. The list of […]

Telehealth Helps Veterans Gain Access to Care

Our U.S. service members have been engaged in more than a decade of combat activity in Iraq and Afghanistan. These missions require bravery in the face of danger, the outcomes of which often have a long-lasting impact on the lives of these men and women. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates a post-traumatic […]

HEART Act Targets Medicare Limits on Telehealth

Addressing the barriers facing telehealth, despite its low cost and high efficacy. A bill introduced last month in the House of Representatives seeks to improve access to telehealth services in the rural United States and takes square aim at expanding remote patient monitoring (RPM) related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure. Introduced […]