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Cleveland Clinic leader: Telehealth now a 'permanent mode' of care delivery

Frank McGillin, CEO of The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic, talks about next steps: relaxed licensure requirements, personalized care for complex conditions, a move toward concierge care – and avoiding ‘platform sprawl.’

Why specialty care outcomes depend on virtual access to expertise

Difficulties accessing virtual care and support remain a barrier to the best care for patients facing complex conditions.

Why specialty care outcomes depend on virtual access to expertise

Difficulties accessing virtual care and support remain a barrier to the best care for patients facing complex conditions.

Industry Voices—An innovation engine for virtual care: 4 lessons from The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic

The experience of The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic points to four ways to fully realize the next stage of telehealth’s evolution.

Virtual Care in 2022 and Beyond: Put Your Game Face on Now

Contrary to what many outside of healthcare circles might say, the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t spark the virtual healthcare revolution.

3 Ways to Capture the New Value Differentiator for Telehealth: Quality of Care

Owing in large part to the pandemic, telehealth is growing increasingly popular with consumers.

Cleveland Clinic, ReviveHealth to offer patients second opinion tool

Some ReviveHealth members will be able to access online second opinions from Clinic physicians.

Cleveland Clinic, Amwell ink consumer health partnership for telehealth 2nd opinion service: 3 details

The Clinic, a joint virtual health venture between the Cleveland Clinic and Amwell, is teaming up with ReviveHealth to enable ReviveHealth members to get virtual second opinions for more than 550 specialties from Cleveland Clinic.

7 things to know about Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Anthem's virtual care strategies

As the pandemic boosted telehealth usage, four payers have solidified their virtual care strategies. Here are seven things to know about Aetna, Anthem, Cigna and Blue Cross Blue Shield’s telehealth expansions and digital health initiatives in the last few months.

23 virtual care companies, services launched this year

Below is a list of 23 new telehealth companies and services that were rolled out in 2021.

Digital health news, funding roundup in the prior week; September 13

Beauty Pie raised $100 million; Homage landed $30M; DotCom Therapy picked up $13M

Second Opinions for Anthem Members

Anthem recently signed on with The Clinic to begin offering its members easy access to virtual second opinions.

Spin-offs and Joint Ventures: Another way to Innovate with The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic

There are many ways to innovate within an existing organization. However, it can be difficult to move as fast as you’d like within the constructs of an established business model and culture.

STAT Health Tech Newsletter: An Alphabet spinout faces the ultimate test

What’s next for Verily after it assembled an all-star team of executives?

Developing value-based virtual partnerships: What health plans should know

Given the growing interest specialty providers are showing in virtual visits, health plans should ensure that their telehealth offerings include consumer access to a wide breadth of specialists.

Anthem Offers Virtual Care Platform To Facilitate Second Opinions

The virtual care platform will be provided in conjunction with The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic in order to connect members with high-quality care and secondary health assessments.

09.09.21 | Anthem signs on with Cleveland Clinic's virtual second opinion service

Anthem is teaming up with The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic to offer virtual second opinions to members.

Cleveland Clinic, Amwell to offer telehealth 2nd opinion service to Anthem members

The Clinic, a joint virtual health venture between the Cleveland Clinic and Amwell, is teaming up with Anthem to offer the insurer’s members access to the Clinic’s telehealth second opinion service, the organizations said Sept. 8.

What is the Ultimate Destination of Virtual Care?

Three differentiators that separate leaders from chasers in virtual health transformation.

Will Delayed Care Ramp Up Demand for Specialists? Key Trends to Watch

Data are revealing the health impacts of gaps in essential care for those with chronic conditions. Technology can be used to leverage a response.

Second Opinions Via Telehealth Have Value to Patients and Providers

The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic is using telehealth to offer second opinions, a service that benefits not only the patient but the primary care provider as well.

Is this growing field the future of medicine?

Virtual care is more than just telemedicine. From remote patient monitoring to wearable devices and more, this technology-enhanced approach to care is helping clinicians prevent disease and ensure it doesn’t reappear after it’s been treated.

Beyond urgent care: Why virtual second opinions are telehealth’s next value differentiator

Where is telehealth headed after the COVID-19 pandemic — and how can we optimize its value?

Taking Hold of the Condition-Specific Virtual Coaching Opportunity

How telehealth coaching can improve patients’ health outlook and outcomes, while saving on care-delivery costs

The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic Launches New Multidisciplinary Virtual Second Opinion Program for Brain and Prostate Cancer

Comprehensive approach to complex cases enables broad access to exceptional medical expertise from world-renowned specialists at Cleveland Clinic

News 5/19/21

Announced items related to HIMSS2

Cleveland Clinic, Amwell joint venture expands virtual second opinions services: 4 details

The Clinic, a joint digital health venture between the Cleveland Clinic and Amwell, is launching new health offerings as part of its virtual second opinion service, the organizations said May 18.

Turning up the volume on digital health in 2021 and beyond

Employers are on a mission to boost their telehealth benefits in 2021, as consumer demand for virtual care remains strong more than one year into the coronavirus pandemic.

What is digital care’s destination? 4 Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

Where is digital innovation headed — and how should it be incorporated into member benefits for a patient-centric, value-added experience?

New Amwell telehealth platform offers connections to Cleveland Clinic, Google Cloud services

Amwell on April 28 unveiled its new Converge telehealth platform, which can host and operate digital offerings from Cleveland Clinic, Google Cloud and others.

Amwell rolls out new telehealth platform that integrates with digital health tools

Telehealth giant Amwell launched a new telehealth platform with an open architecture to integrate with digital health applications like wearables.

Cleveland Clinic's Virtual Second Opinion Program Changes Medical Treatment

Nearly three-quarters of recommendations change treatment plans; more than a quarter of opinions result in a change of diagnosis.

Cleveland Clinic, Amwell joint venture launches virtual 2nd opinions service

The Cleveland Clinic and telehealth company American Well are offering virtual medical second opinions as part of their telehealth joint venture.

Amwell partners with electronics giant LG to develop digital health tools

LG is ramping up its presence in healthcare beyond just hospital room devices to create new tools for the healthcare market, Sokwoo Rhee, SVP and head of LG North American Innovation Center, said in a statement. 

The 2022 Outlook for Virtual Care

The virtual care landscape has seen major transformations over the past few years, with pandemic-linked federal telemedicine waivers and the takeoff of video visits. 

HIMSS 2022 Day 3

Day 3 of HIMSS and there appears no diminishing of traffic and people although I did catch a few people checking out of my hotel as I left.

Virtual second opinions: The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic sees big opportunities

The Cleveland Clinic and Amwell have teamed up to offer patients, employers and health plans the chance to check a diagnosis remotely. Frank McGillin, CEO, says there’s a clear need and a substantial market. 

Interview with Frank McGillin

Frank McGillin, CEO, The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic, discusses the importance of reducing misdiagnoses to contain costs, as well as how the shift to virtual care brought on by the pandemic can ensure patient access to second opinions. 

Interview with Dr. Rasmussen at HIMSS

It is hard to recall precisely the distances involved in the exhibit hall but this year has fewer vendors over a shorter length and catching up with the booths away from the main thoroughfare was much easier this year.

Interview with Frank McGillin

Frank McGillin, CEO, The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic, discusses the importance of reducing misdiagnoses to contain costs, as well as how the shift to virtual care brought on by the pandemic can ensure patient access to second opinions. 

Interview with Nancy Papesh

Telehealth offers a myriad of benefits to patients and providers alike but establishing strong relationships through a screen may prove to be a challenge as virtual care use grows. 

Cleveland clinic podcast w/ Dr. Rasmussen

Peter Rasmussen, MD, cerebral vascular surgeon and Chief Clinical Officer of Virtual Second Opinions by Cleveland Clinic, joins the Cancer Advances podcast to discuss the benefits of Virtual Second Opinions. 

Cleveland Clinic's virtual second-opinion program saves $65 million annually

The Cleveland Clinic’s virtual second-opinion program has led to avoidable costs for misdiagnosis of about $65 million annually. 

Cleveland Clinic’s Virtual Second Opinion Program Saves $65M Annually

The Cleveland Clinic’s virtual second-opinion program has led to avoidable costs for misdiagnosis of about $65 million annually, Healthcare Finance reports. 

Post-COVID-19 healthcare landscape spurs new business models

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the healthcare industry have been profound, resulting in shifting profit pools, spikes in innovation, and the creation of new business models, while diversification and vertical integration are likely to accelerate in the pandemic’s wake. 

Interview w/ Dan Walden

The Cleveland Clinic’s virtual second-opinion program has led to avoidable costs for misdiagnosis of about $65 million annually, Healthcare Finance reports.