Tech Startups Helping Medical Practitioners Deploy Telehealth Apps

COVID-19 updates to TELEHEALTH regulations are a great start, but to be effective, practitioners need technical help getting setup and transitioning virtual appointments.

Workflow Updates Coming Soon, But For Now ...

If you're a developer willing to help please choose the "I Can Help" button. If you're a medical practice and need help deploying telehealth functionality, please select the Practitioner button.

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Helping Medical Practitioners Deploy Telehealth During COVID-19 ...

A Message From CityScreen+

In this short clip from a March 31st conference call, CityScreenTV CEO Chris Berno explains how they will delay the CityScreenTV product launch planned for Q2 2020 and work with healthcare providers to ensure they can provide services via telemedicine and telehealth applications as effectively as possible.

Rapid Deployment, Scalability, Security

What matters most now is heping medical Practitioners see patients online, reduce demand on hospitals and help prevent further spread of COVID-19.

With recent changes to telehealth laws, we want to make sure that eligable Practitioners who are interested in providing services virtually have the support and resources they need to get started.

Building A Foundation For Telehealth

Telehealth Applications hold the promise of mitigating at least some impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare system. As a result, we are suspending work on our SmarTV Medical applications and concentrating our capacity in helping medical pros get up and running on telehealth platforms. Even if those platforms aren't ours!

We believe that by focusing our workforce on helping healthcare providers extend their ability to service online, while maintaining the highest standards in privacy and security sets the stage for a very different and exciting future for the healthcare industry.

Beyond The Technology: Helping Staff & Patients Fast-Track Telehealth Deployment For Your Medical Practice

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Office Team Training

Using our rapid deplyment model we've broken staff training up into 3 10 minute sessions and were checking patients in online within 24 hours.

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Clinician Training

In our experience Clinitians have been ready to see patiens via telemedicine apps with just one demo call.

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Customer Support

Your patients my not be tech savvy so it's imperative that your telehealth solution accessable to your patients while maintaing privacy and security regualtions.

Helping Healthcare Providers Rapid-Deploy Telehealth Services

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Define Requirements

Are you seeing patients one-on-one or in group settings. Are you collecting a co-pay upfront? By answering a few important questions up front we can better help practices select the best telehealth app for their needs.

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Select A Telehealth Platorm

There are a number of viable telehealth platforms and a number of video conferencing applications and we can help you select the best options based on the needs of your medical practice.

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Rapid Deploy

Whether you're building a simple telemedicine app for your practice or joining a larger platform - we can help you fast-track and start seeing patients online faster and with a lot less stress.

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Training & Communication

We can help train you, your staff and help get the world out to new and existing patients about telehealth practice

Setting Up Telehealth In Response To COVID-19 -- FAQs

Have the HIPPA privacy rules been suspended due to COVID-19?

No, Secretary Azar has exercised the authority to waive sanctions and penalties against a covered hospital that does not comply with the following provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule:•the requirements to obtain a patient's agreement to speak with family members orfriends involved in the patient’s care. See 45 CFR 164.510(b).•the requirement to honor a request to opt out of the facility directory. See 45 CFR 164.510(a).•the requirement to distribute a notice of privacy practices. See 45 CFR 164.520. •the patient's right to request privacy restrictions. See 45 CFR 164.522(a). •the patient's right to request confidential communications. See 45 CFR 164.522(b).

What patients can a covered provider see under HIPPAs COVID-19 notification?

This Notification applies to all HIPAA-covered health care providers, with no limitation on the patients they serve with telehealth, including those patients that receive Medicare or Medicaid benefits, and those that do not.

Are telemedicine apps approved for group therapy?

Yes, the HIPAA Privacy Rule generally permits a covered entity to conduct Group Telehealth (i.e. medical weight loss groups and couples therapy) from anywhere.

How long does the telehealth waiver last?

The telehealth waiver will be effective until the PHE declared by the Secretary of HHS on January 31, 2020 ends.

Are the telehealth services limited to patients with COVID-19?

No. The statutory provision broadens telehealth flexibility without regard to the diagnosis of the patient. This is a critical point given the importance of social distancing and other strategies recommended to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, since it will prevent vulnerable beneficiaries from unnecessarily entering a health care facility when their needs can be met remotely. For example, a beneficiary could use this to visit with their doctor before receiving another prescription refill. However, Medicare telehealth services, like all Medicare services, must be reasonable and necessary under section 1862(a) of the Act.

Do beneficiary out of pocket costs apply to telehealth services?

Telehealth does not change the out of pocket costs for beneficiaries with Original Medicare. Beneficiaries are generally liable for their deductible and coinsurance; however, the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) is providing flexibility for healthcare providers to reduce or waive cost-sharing for telehealth visits paid by federal healthcare programs.