woman checking skin for melanoma

Teledermatology Can Save Lives

Frustrated with lengthy wait times to see a dermatologist, a group of community health centers in Massachusetts has negotiated their own telemedicine reimbursement with four health plans to implement a teledermatology program in order to improve access. Backed by a Partnership for Community Health grant, in its first year the platform has expedited more than 112 cases and referred 60 percent back to the primary care physician without a need for an in-person dermatology visit, saving an estimated 30 percent in annual costs by eliminating unnecessary specialist consults. Read more


swyMed CMO Noah Rosen selected as one of Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors


In the world of medicine, Boston is a world leader, with top hospitals like Mass General, Brigham and Women’s, Beth-Israel Deaconess and Tufts, not to mention top medical schools.  The Boston area attracts doctors who want to be “part of the action” in this thriving, energetic community.  Boston is to medicine, what New York is to Finance and Hollywood is to Film.  It isn’t everything, but it’s a lot.

Boston Magazine annually has a peer-nominated and reviewed listing of the Top Doctors in each field.

Noah Rosen, swyMed’s CMO was named to the 2017 Top Doctors list for Vascular Surgery so we wanted to take a moment to say Congratulations Noah !


Rural America Faces Tough Healthcare Challenges – How a Technology-Enabled Backpack Might Just Be Part of the Answer

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Treatment Providers Debate the Use of Telemedicine for Addiction

Can telemedicine be used to treat drug addiction?

This past January, the Addiction Industry Executive Summit held their annual meeting. Among the topics was telemedicine addiction—treating addiction remotely. Telemedicine is already commonly used to treat illnesses such as pink eye and bronchitis, but whether it should be used for addiction recovery has been debated heavily. Read more

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New Telemedicine CPT Codes Created

After a long wait, the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes have finally been updated to include telemedicine. A “95” modifier can be added to CPT codes for real-time remote encounters with a video and audio component; the list includes outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) codes, consultation codes, and behavioral health codes, among others. Additionally, a new place of service (POS) code, telemedicine CPT code 02, is required for clinicians who bill for telemedicine services. Read more

swyMed Introduces the DOT Telemedicine Backpack, Enabling Connectivity for Real-Time Mobile Video Consultations from Any Location

First-of-its-kind, plug-and-play backpack reliably connects patients and doctors to improve care and reduce costs

Lexington, Mass – February 14, 2017 – swyMed, a provider of exceptional-quality video telemedicine solutions, today unveiled the DOT Telemedicine Backpack. It is the first lightweight, mobile telemedicine solution that enables field care providers to conduct high quality, reliable, real-time video consults with physicians to treat patients even in the most remote areas or on the go.  Leveraging swyMed’s patent-pending video technology, the DOT Telemedicine Backpack delivers smooth, reliable connectivity for Mobile Integrated Healthcare, at the lowest bandwidth in the market.  The company will be showcasing its DOT Telemedicine Backpack at HIMSS17, taking place on February 19th-23rd in Orlando, FL. Read more

Depressed elderly woman at home

Telemedicine Offers Hope to Depression Sufferers

A recent study opens new avenues for individuals with depression: Therapy conducted with video medicine can work just as well as in-person visits. This means that patients who have limited mobility, who live in remote areas, or who do not seek treatment openly due to stigmas may soon be able to access psychotherapy treatments privately from their homes or local medical clinics. Read more

Premature infant

Emergency Telemedicine Helps Newborns in Distress

In Rochester, Minnesota, obstetricians have a new tool in their arsenal: emergency telemedicine for newborns. Ten community hospitals are using the technology to consult with neonatologists at the Mayo Clinic for issues such as newborn resuscitation, resulting in higher patient safety, increased quality of care, and reduced transfers to the neonatal ICU at Mayo. Read more

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Telemedicine Regulation Is Coming to New Jersey

Last week, a New Jersey Senate committee unanimously approved a bill that would regulate the telemedicine industry. The proposed legislation compels payment parity, safeguards the prescribing of addictive medications, and calls for the State Board of Medical Examiners to determine the specific criteria for telemedicine regulation. Read more

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swyMed Featured by TechTarget at ATA 2016

TechTarget recently highlighted swyMed as one of the most interesting technologies at ATA 2016, the annual conference and trade show of the American Telemedicine Association. Considering that 279 exhibitors competed for the attention of 6,000 visitors, we’re pleased to have made an impression. Read more