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Sleep Data takes BetterNight national with investment


SAN DIEGO – Sleep Data and BetterNight, providers of sleep therapy services, and HCAP Partners, an investor, have announced a $6 million round of growth funding.

Bill breathes life into telehealth for respiratory therapy


WASHINGTON – A bill to encourage the use of telehealth by registered respiratory therapists has been introduced in the House of Representatives. Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., TJ Cox, D-Calif., Earl Carter, R-Ga., and Mike Kelly, R-Pa., on May 2 introduced H.R.

Best Buy makes big healthcare buy


MINNEAPOLIS – Best Buy has signed a definitive agreement to buy Great Call, a San Diego-based provider of connected health and personal emergency response services to the aging population, for $800 million in cash.

Philips embeds telehealth services into solutions


AMSTERDAM and BOSTON – Royal Philips and American Well, a telehealth provider, have signed a new strategic partnership to jointly deliver virtual care solutions around the world.

Oxygen management: Keep an eye on telehealth

Q. How will telehealth impact my business in 2018 and beyond?

A. Telehealth solutions were the talk of Medtrade and one of the major features highlighted by oxygen therapy manufacturers.

GAO studies challenges, opportunities surrounding remote patient monitoring


WASHINGTON – Concerns over payment and coverage restrictions are barriers to healthcare providers and patients using telehealth and remote patient monitoring to improve quality of care, according to a new study from t

VirtuOx launches DocViaWeb


WASHINGTON – VirtuOx, a national sleep and respiratory testing provider, has launched a sister company, DocViaWeb, to provide HIPAA-compliant and cost-effective telemonitoring solutions for healthcare organizations and professionals to diagnose and treat at home.

No reason to hold back on technology, speakers say


NEW ORLEANS – Whether it’s PERS, telehealth or remote health monitoring, tech-enabled home care is here and it’s here to stay, said the speakers at the Home Health Technology Summit last week.

Congress seeks to eliminate barriers to telehealth


WASHINGTON – The Senate introduced a bill Feb. 2 that would lay the groundwork to expand Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services, according to Bloomberg. The bill, S.

Costs don't always add up


Barry Berger may simply have been ahead of his time when he embraced telehealth way back in 2010.