16 hospitals, health systems launching telehealth services

Here are 16 hospitals and health systems that implemented telehealth technology and services in July:

1. Cleveland-based MetroHealth System rolled out its urgent care telemedicine program July 1 to college students at select universities in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas and Florida.

2. Community Medical Center in Missoula, Mont., partnered with telemedicine provider SOC Telemed on 24/7 neurology and stroke care coverage.

3. Nashville, Tenn.-based Ascension Saint Thomas hospital partnered with Contessa, an acute home care management company, to offer its patients home recovery care services such as telehealth appointments and remote monitoring.

4. Texas A&M University Health Science Center is extending its telemedicine services to medical facilities in Franklin and Hearne, both in Texas, as part of its partnership with CHI St. Joseph Health.

5. West Virginia United Health System and Mon Health Medical Center, both located in Morgantown W.Va., are teaming up on telemedicine services to expand neurology and stroke care for patients at Mon Health's facilities.

6. The USDA granted $465,000 to Marietta Memorial Hospital in Ohio to implement a telemedicine program for opioid addiction.

7. The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a telehealth pilot program at select VA medical centers and remote facilities across the country to increase patients' access to audiology care specialists.

8. Julesburg, Colo.-based Sedgwick County Health Center partnered with HealthOne Virtual Network, a telehealth provider, to offer virtual care services for neurology and psychiatric patients.

9. Broaddus Hospital in Philippi, W.Va., developed a telehealth program that allows patients with diabetes to teleconference with a dietician or a certified diabetes educator instead of traveling to the hospital for an appointment.

10. St. Luke Health Services in Oswego, N.Y., partnered with telemedicine provider Curvai Health on a program that offers its patients virtual care anytime day or night.

11. Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Metron Integrated Health Systems launched its new "smarter heart" cardiac rehab program and telehealth services at one of its medical facilities July 16.

12. University of Louisville (Ky.) Hospital's burn center launched a telehealth pilot program to help reduce patients' barriers to follow-up care.

13. NYC Health + Hospitals unveiled its primary-care centered diabetes management program, which will enhance care for more than 60,000 New York City residents with diabetes through increased clinical pharmacy staff, telehealth technology and mobile-based health monitoring apps.

14. Dalhart, Texas-based Coon Memorial Hospital launched telehealth services that connect its cardiology and dermatology patients with specialists through video and audio conferencing technology.

15. St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City is offering a new telemedicine service that provides pregnant patients with at-home checkup kits and virtual appointments.

16. The University of Chicago Medicine has partnered with PinnacleCare to offer remote second opinion to patients across the country.

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