May 25, 2016

Telehealth Takeover

Patient Management

Telehealth is continually gaining momentum worldwide.

The discussions of telehealth are occurring both near and far – Australia to be exact. Two Australian medical students turned friends founded CliniCloud in 2012, a startup that created a consumer-friendly medical kit that can be paired with the company’s smart phone application. The kit starts at $149 and includes a stethoscope and contactless infrared thermometer, enabling patients to take their own temperature as well as transmit their heart and lung sounds to a telehealth doctor.

Earlier this month, CliniCloud announced a partnership with Doctor on Demand, a U.S. telehealth company. CliniCloud hopes to help people across the United States to access a doctor digitally.

Here in the U.S., CorVel has been one of the frontrunners for telehealth within the workers’ compensation industry by incorporating it into their service offering.

One of CorVel’s industry thought leaders, David Lupinsky, Vice President of Medication Review Services, presented at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Annual Conference and Trade Show, the largest telemedicine conference in the United States.

According to ATA’s website, “In 2016, more than 1,250,000 online patient consultations will occur, more than 550,000 ICU patients will be monitored remotely and over 125,000 patients will be diagnosed via telestroke.” The ATA conference discussed insights into the latest trends in telemedicine, digital, connected and mobile health.

Lupinsky participated on a panel discussing the implementation of a direct to employer telehealth clinic. He presented with Tim Sagers MD, Medical Director, MercyCare Business Health Solutions and the moderator was Jeffrey Benabio, MD, MBA, Physician Director Healthcare Transformation Kaiser Permanente San Diego.

For more information about telehealth, visit CorVel’s website.