Two telehealth companies are expanding their capabilities in different ways

Frank
October 13, 2018
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This week, two telehealth providers unveiled distinct capabilities.

Los Angeles, California-based SnapMD revealed a new language functionality. Its virtual care management telemedicine platform now includes support for Spanish speakers.

While using SnapMD’s platform, patients can click on a flag icon and select Spanish as their language of choice.

“SnapMD built the VCM platform to deliver all the features and functions needed for a true point-of-care solution,” SnapMD CEO Dave Skibinski said in a news release. “The development of Spanish language capabilities allows us to further our mission to help providers deliver care virtually to conquer the last mile in healthcare.”

The telehealth startup raised $5.3 million in 2016. In an interview earlier this year at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, Skibinski said he believed 2017 would be “a tipping point year for telemedicine.”

MDLive is broadening its horizons in a different way.

The Sunrise, Florida company announced a new dermatology offering. The service is made possible through a partnership with Iagnosis, an online dermatology provider.

Patients can take pictures of the impacted area of hair, skin or nails and send them to Iagnosis’ network of dermatologists through the platform. They will then receive a diagnosis and treatment plan.

As Iagnosis CEO Dave Zynn pointed out:

The dermatology offering is available for self-paying patients immediately and for health plans and employers with a January 1 effective date.

MDLive was in some hot water this spring when it was hit with a class-action lawsuit over patient privacy issues. It later filed a motion to dismiss the suit. In early June, the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit.

All this news surrounding SnapMD and MDLive comes less than one week after CMS said it will be paying for more telehealth services, including ones surrounding psychotherapy, chronic care management and others.

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Frank’s source: https://medcitynews.com/2017/11/telehealth-capabilities/

 

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