12 hospitals, health systems launching telehealth services  

Here are 12 hospitals and health systems that implemented telehealth technology and services in June.

1. Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health patients can now access TytoCare's portable patient examination device for telehealth appointments.

2. Randolph, Vt.-based Gifford Health Care is expanding its psychiatric services for emergency department patients by using Alpine Telehealth's video conferencing abilities.

3. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is piloting a study on telephone-based care for homebound seniors with dementia.

4. Houston-based Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center launched a telehealth platform that allows veterans to receive mental health services remotely.

5. Lebanon-N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is partnering with Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington to help expand care for pediatric cardiology and urology patients through telemedicine.

6. Richmond, Texas-based OakBend Medical Center implemented a telemedicine cart that allows the health system's cardiologists to virtually examine patients to determine whether they should be admitted to the hospital.

7. Cranston, R.I.-based CODAC Behavioral Healthcare and Thundermist Health Center in Woonsocket, R.I., are partnering on telemedicine services that will increase substance use disorder patients' access to medication-assisted treatment.

8. UHS Healthcare rolled out virtual walk-in visits where patients and providers can connect through video to discuss minor medical conditions.

9. Billings (Mont.) Clinic partnered with Blue Sky Telehealth, a neurological virtual care company, to provide neurology and stroke care during the hospital's overnight hours.

10. Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network partnered with Mercy Virtual, a telehealth services provider, to develop a new virtual care model for critically ill patients.

11. Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences launched a digital health clinic that uses telemedicine to treat spinal patients statewide.

12. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City launched the Hauser Institute for Health Innovation in recognition of the more than $50 million philanthropists Rita Hauser and Gustave Hauser have donated to the hospital's telemedicine programs.

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