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FastMed Partners with TouchCare To Become Largest Urgent Care to Offer Telemedicine Visits - Partnership Gives North Carolinians New Option for Convenient Care PRESS RELEASE: DURHAM, NC – JUNE 9, 2016 – FastMed Urgent Care, the largest Joint Commission accredited and fastest growing independent urgent care organization in the United States, is enhancing its healthcare services by partnering with leading telemedicine platform, TouchCare, to offer mobile video appointments to North Carolinians via smartphone or tablet.  Many urgent care conditions can be treated through video consults, but unlike other virtual-only services – such as Doctor on Demand, Teladoc and American Well – FastMed can also see these Read More >
Virtual Patient Check In Added to Scheduled Telemedicine Appointments - We’ve just updated the TouchCare app to help ensure that video appointments start smoothly and on time. For appointments scheduled directly through the TouchCare app, we will now notify patients to “Check In” a few minutes before their scheduled appointment time — just like they do for an Read More >
Telemedicine App Updates Improve Efficacy, Convenience, and Security - Our latest app updates make video appointments more effective, easier, and more secure. Take a look and then, if you’d like to give TouchCare a try or get more information, just let us know. Add Images to Enhance Clinical Assessment You can now add images Read More >
Two Ways Telemedicine Can Change the Way We Treat Rare Diseases - Have you heard of Brugada syndrome? What about protoporphyria, or Guillain-Barré syndrome? Most people, even health care professionals, haven’t heard of them. Afterall, these diseases are uncommon in the general population. Definitions vary, but in the United States, a disease is considered rare if it Read More >
Telepsychiatry Consults Fill the Mental Health Gap - This is a guest post from Dr. Jennie Byrne, a psychiatrist with Cognitive Psychiatry in Chapel Hill, NC, a TouchCare user, and a telepsychiatry enthusiast. Telemedicine is transforming the health care industry, especially within the multibillion-dollar mental health care sector. It’s needed – the prevalence Read More >
Kudos to Bipartisan CONNECT Bill Seeking to Expand Telemedicine Services - Last week, the telemedicine industry was encouraged by a new bipartisan legislation introduced to remove barriers to telemedicine services.  The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act, Senate Bill S.2484,  is comprised of three  policies: Waiver of telemedicine restrictions of Read More >
Telemedicine In The News: Innovative Use Cases That Can Inspire You - It’s extraordinary to see all the ways that telemedicine is improving patient care across the country and around the globe. Check out some recent headlines to learn about a few ways that telemedicine can change lives. Prisons Turn to Telemedicine to Improve Health and Keep Read More >
Integrating Telemedicine Visits Into Your Workflow Just Got Easier: Announcing the Practice Dashboard - Like any change, incorporating telemedicine into your workflow can present challenges. How do you set up appointments? Who actually manages the scheduling? The billing? We’ve designed our new online Practice Dashboard to tackle those issues and make incorporating telemedicine into your practice simple and convenient. In Read More >
CMS Approves Telemedicine Use in Medicaid Home Health Appointments - TouchCare’s passion for helping health care teams implement telemedicine into their patient care is renewed daily with more and more announcements of how telemedicine is being used to improve patient care.  CMS continues to expand on allowable telemedicine services under Medicare, and they are now working Read More >