9 hospitals, health systems launching telehealth services

Here are nine hospitals and health systems that implemented telehealth technology and services in August:

1. University of Alabama at Birmingham cardiologists and rheumatologists began using telehealth to treat patients at four rural medical centers across the state.

2. UCLA partnered with More Health, a digital healthcare company, to provide patients across the globe with second opinions on their respective medical diagnoses through telemedicine technology.

3. Flagler Health+, the telehealth spinout of St. Augustine, Fla.-based Flagler Hospital, developed an online platform dubbed "virtual health village" that allows patients to access virtual care appointments, communicate with providers and view their health information, among other capabilities.

4. Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center launched its new telemedicine intensive care unit program to help extend care to critically ill patients at rural hospitals.

5. Minneapolis-based Shriners Healthcare for Children – Twin Cities partnered with Boys Town (Neb.) National Research Hospital to provide telehealth consultations for patients who live hours away from Shriners facilities.

6. Northern Inyo Healthcare District in Bishop, Calif., was granted funding to establish a new telemedicine-equipped room after the successful launch of the organization's virtual care substance abuse program.

7. University of Alabama at Birmingham will provide 24/7 nephrology care through telehealth to help treat kidney patients at Whitfield Regional Hospital in Demopolis, Ala.

8. Amita Health St. Mary's Hospital Kankakee (Ill.) launched telemedicine services as part of its neurology and neurosurgery program.

9. Memorial Health System in Marietta, Ohio, unveiled its new mobile application that allows patients to participate in virtual visits with their provider.

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