Under the five-year deal, the trio will develop new telehealth applications and use cases, improve healthcare quality and access for patients across the U.S.
Most patients, about eight out of 10 consumers, are still largely unaware of how to access telehealth or whether their insurer will cover it.
Hospitals can use the toolkit to assess opportunities relating to their needs as well as to analyze documentation, legal and reimbursement practicalities.
The partnership aims to enable a more complete telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population.
And another 31% say it is not offered, according to the recent HealthMine Survey results.
Among those offering free telehealth services are MDLive, Doctors on Demand, Teladoc and EpicMD.
They plan to focus more on how healthcare is delivered and paid for while still pursuing traditional methods of controlling costs...
The 'anywhere to anywhere' idea is to allow VA providers to provide telehealth services from anywhere in the country to veterans anywhere in the country.
The technology combines home visits by secondary caregivers with Glass and the video technologies of swyMed, a provider of video telemedicine technologies.
The solution offers major savings over standard per-provider monthly fees, and also integrates other capabilities such as scheduling and more.