June 11, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert


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Virtual care aligns with strategic imperatives to improve health outcomes, enhance patient safety, and optimize the patient experience for populations with medical complexity and high healthcare needs. As a result, it will pay off if healthcare can continue the expansion of telehealth started by the COVID-19 pandemic.

One driver of successful expansion of virtual care services is open communication and collaboration with key stakeholders on important initiatives that impact the virtual care process, said Dr. Saima Aftab, vice president, strategic initiatives, at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Sustaining quality telehealth programs

“Stakeholders include internal and external customers, our patients,

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By Victoria Bailey

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has shown significant positive results in A1c reduction, weight loss and reduced insulin use after one year of using a telehealth program that treats patients living with type 2 diabetes.  

Traditional diabetes treatments have failed to make any impact on this population, which sees the highest rates of type 2 diabetes in the country. According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 15 percent of American Indians and Native Alaskans have been diagnosed with diabetes, compared to roughly 10.5 of the American population.  

In addition, roughly 20 percent of the population has

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Acquisition will enable Walmart Health to continue focus on seamless experience and improved health

BENTONVILLE, Ark. & PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walmart Health and MeMD, a multi-specialty telehealth provider, today announced they have entered into an agreement for Walmart Health to acquire MeMD. This reinforces Walmart’s commitment to integrated, omnichannel health delivery that leverages data and technology to improve engagement, health equity and outcomes.

This acquisition will, over the coming months, allow Walmart Health to provide access to virtual care across the nation including Urgent, Behavioral, and Primary care, complementing our in-person Walmart Health centers. Our focus on consumer engagement, improved health outcomes,

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“I know the struggle. I know what its like to avoid the doctor this is a must have.” Ross said.

ATLANTA — Rick Ross has added the title of healthcare hero in one of his recent boss moves. The multi-platinum hitmaker has launched his latest venture JetDoc to Georgia residents. It’s a telehealth platform designed to make medical care and prescriptions easier and faster virtually.

On April 2, JetDoc officially launched in the Peach State following Florida as the second state using the app. Ross, who invested $1 million in the start-up,  hosted an intimate dinner and discussion about

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