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Marcus Stroke Network Selects the REACH Health Telemedicine Platform

Collaborative Program Aims to Reduce Stroke Disability and Death Rates in the Southeastern United States ATLANTA – May 8, 2018 – The innovative Marcus Stroke Network will soon expand lifesaving stroke treatment to the Southeastern U.S.. The Atlanta-based partnership is a collaboration between Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Health System, Boca Raton Regional Hospital and the American Heart Association/American Stroke

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InTouch Health Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire REACH Health, Further Solidifying Leading Position as Telehealth Partner of Choice for Hospitals and Health Systems

Now powering more than 200 health systems with the most secure and reliable virtual care solutions in the industry SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 30, 2018 – InTouch Health, the leading enterprise telehealth platform, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire REACH Health, an enterprise telemedicine software company based in Alpharetta, Georgia. Through the acquisition, InTouch Health will expand its market share as the

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Enterprise Telemedicine Platform from REACH Health Expands to Include Pediatrics

New REACH 5.0 Service Line to be Featured at ATA 2018, Booth 2216 ATLANTA – April 24, 2018 – REACH Health, the telemedicine software company, today announced the addition of a new pediatrics service line to REACH 5.0, its enterprise telemedicine software platform. “Our industry survey for 2018 revealed that healthcare providers across the U.S. are accelerating the shift from departmental telemedicine projects to centrally coordinated

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Enterprise Telemedicine Substantially More Successful than Departmental Approach

Fourth annual REACH Health survey reveals dynamic shifts and numerous industry trends ATLANTA – March 20, 2018 – U.S. healthcare providers are increasingly leveraging a centrally managed (i.e., enterprise) approach to telemedicine, according to the results of the REACH Health 2018 U.S. Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey. Forty-eight percent of respondents indicated they use an enterprise approach, up from 39 percent in 2017. This

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Telemedicine Credentialing by Proxy — What Hospitals and Telehealth Providers Need to Know

Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 View Recording   Telemedicine services continue to rapidly expand across the country, allowing providers to deliver remote care and better allocate the staffing and availability of specialist physicians.  However, despite the uptick in hospital-based telemedicine services, medical staff offices still use the traditional “primary source verification” process to credential

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The Extended Thrombectomy Window – Implications for Stroke Care Following DAWN and DEFUSE 3

Broadcast Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 View Recording   Two recent stroke studies, DAWN and DEFUSE 3, proved that mechanical thrombectomy can produce beneficial clinical outcomes for AIS patients for up to 24 hours after time of last-known well. This extended thrombectomy window is a true game-changer and will have a profound impact upon many stroke patients around the world. However, not every AIS patient is eligible for

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Telehealth Adoption – Strategies for End User Buy-​in and Competence

Broadcast Date and Time: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET View Recording   End-user telehealth adoption is challenged by the need to integrate new technologies in the clinical practice environment and incorporate the workflow process into daily activities. A sustainable adoption plan requires cultural and behavioral changes for use and reliance on ubiquitous, standardized telehealth technologies. The usability and

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News 12 NBC 26: Web Chat MD?

News 12 NBC 26 interviewed stroke survivor Myristine Colbert about her experience as a patient of the Augusta University Hospital's telestroke program. The interview also includes Dr. Jeffrey Switzer of August University, who talks about the the importance of rapid treatment for stroke patients and how telestroke can facilitate appropriate treatment:  watch the news story. Through the use of REACH technology, Augusta

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News 12 NBC 26: Augusta hospital using technology to save lives in rural counties

News 12 NBC 26 interviewed Angie Vickery, a nurse at Wills Memorial, about her father's experience as a patient of the Augusta University Hospital's telestroke program. In the article, Vickery discusses the life-saving treatment that was made available to her father through the use of telemedicine and the importance of rapid treatment for stroke. The REACH technology has facilitated the treatment with Alteplase of over 1,000 people in

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How to Alleviate ED Psychiatric Boarding: Implementing a Successful Telepsychiatry Program

Broadcast Date: October 23, 2017 View Recording Individuals with mental health complaints account for 7% - 10% of emergency department (ED) visits. These individuals are often “boarded” in the ED while waiting for an inpatient mental health bed, with the national average being a 7-hour wait following the decision to admit. In addition to causing more distress to the individuals, studies have shown ED psychiatric boarding can cost the

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