We may still be in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that isn’t stopping policy makers from planning ahead to determine whether temporary telemedicine CPT codes should be a permanent part of the “new normal” that is expected to reign after the emergency situation dissipates. As mentioned previously, quick changes to legislation, especially those that reimburse telemedicine visits at the same value as in-office visits, made telemedicine a much more convenient and financially viable alternative to the traditional model of in-office visits—for both patients and providers. As we look ahead to 2021, however, debate surrounds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’ decision to drop a large majority of the recently-enacted billing codes, which may return the state of telemedicine almost to where it was before the pandemic began. Read more
Industry Experts in Public Safety Can Now Market, Promote and Co-Sell FirstNet Services
LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, Oct. 5, 2018 – swyMed, a provider of industry leading telemedicine and connectivity solutions, through its relationship with Two Way Direct, is joining AT&T’s FirstNet Dealer Program. As part of its relationship with Two Way Direct, swyMed can now sell FirstNet services to eligible current and future public safety customers.
In support of AT&T’s efforts to deliver FirstNet services to first responders under its contract with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), AT&T has engaged a group of dealers and solution providers with deep knowledge of public safety. This FirstNet Dealer Program will help get FirstNet’s game-changing technology into the hands of first responders throughout the U.S.
“We are very pleased to join the Two Way Direct and FirstNet family. We believe in the ability of FirstNet services to change the communications landscape for first responders and its promise of dramatic positive change for all citizens during and after a devastating emergency,” stated Stefano Migliorisi, CEO for swyMed.
FirstNet is the nationwide public safety communications platform dedicated to America’s first responders. Being built with AT&T, in public-private partnership with the FirstNet Authority, FirstNet is bringing public safety a much-needed technology upgrade to help them connect to the critical information they need. Every day. And in every emergency.
“Enabling swyMed, through its relationship with Two Way Direct, to equip first responders with FirstNet service is a great way to meet public safety where they are,” said Stacy Schwartz, vice president, AT&T Public Safety & FirstNet. “The FirstNet Dealer Program makes it easy for public safety agencies to work with the solution providers they know and trust – like swyMed – to sign up for FirstNet service.”
AT&T closely regulates which indirect sellers are approved to promote, market and co-sell FirstNet. swyMed was selected for its focus on industry leading telemedicine and connectivity solutions for healthcare, EMS, and Emergency Services Clients.
To learn more about swyMed, go to http://swymed.com. To learn more about FirstNet, go to FirstNet.com.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
Intelligent Enterprise Hotspot Helps Make Reliable, Real-Time, Virtual Visits with Doctors Possible from Emergency Vehicles, Telemedicine Carts and Remote Clinics
Lexington, MA – February 20, 2018 – swyMed, a provider of exceptional-quality video telemedicine solutions, today unveiled the DOT Mini, an intelligent enterprise hotspot that provides unmatched connectivity, allowing care providers to conduct video telemedicine encounters in areas that previously could not be served due to bandwidth limitations. The DOT Mini can be easily mounted into an emergency vehicle, telemedicine cart or building, and while designed for the rigors of critical transports (i.e. mobile telestroke/mobile stroke unit), schools and rural clinics, it can be used in any facility that is lacking the connectivity infrastructure to conduct reliable video visits.
Initiative to Gauge the Effectiveness of Telehealth Technology in Rural EMS Environments
Lexington, MA – October 24, 2017 – swyMed, a provider of exceptional-quality video telemedicine solutions, today announced that it has joined forces with the Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC) and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) on a program to implement telemedicine between Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers and a select group of trauma centers in rural West Texas. Read more
Initiative Addresses Physician Shortages and Advances Patient-Centered Virtual Visits
LEXINGTON, MA, July 18, 2017–swyMed announced today that as a Glass Partner, it is deploying its industry-leading video telemedicine solution on Glass Enterprise Edition to deliver hands-free, remote evaluations of patients from anywhere in real time.
The healthcare industry recognizes the enhanced value that can be gained from remote patient evaluations including improved patient outcomes, efficient use of the increasingly limited number of physicians, reduced readmissions and time saved by reducing in-person follow-ups. Collectively these benefits translate into reduced medical costs, improved patient convenience and improved outcomes.
WHO: Stefano Migliorisi is the CEO and founder of swyMed. Leveraging its patented technology, swyMed expands telemedicine care to places where it was previously unavailable, powering truly mobile exceptional-quality live video encounters, at the lowest bandwidths. The company’s video telemedicine solutions, including the DOT Telemedicine Backpack, give care providers the ability to connect to doctors for real-time video telemedicine – anytime, anywhere.
Initiative to Allow for Real-Time Video Encounters between Network Hospitals and the District’s Educational Institutions
Lexington, MA – May 16, 2017 – swyMed, a provider of exceptional-quality video telemedicine solutions, and Bassett Healthcare Network today announced that they have joined forces to allow for highly reliable video telemedicine encounters within Bassett Healthcare’s 15 School-Based Health Centers (SBHC). Bassett Healthcare’s SBHCs are medical offices located within school buildings, in partnership between school districts and their six network hospitals and 46 regional health centers. Under the terms of the agreement, swyMed is providing Bassett Healthcare’s SBHCs with the advanced networking infrastructure capabilities to allow for real-time video telemedicine encounters between area students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and medical staff. Read more
Lexington, MA – May 3, 2017 —swyMed, a provider of exceptional-quality video telemedicine solutions, today announced the issuance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of a patent that covers the company’s proprietary data transport protocol. U.S. Patent No. 9,641,559 entitled “Methods and Systems for Dynamic Adjustment of Session Parameters for Effective Video Collaboration Among Heterogeneous Devices” solidifies swyMed’s leadership position in developing proven and reliable solutions that allow for real-time video telemedicine — anytime, anywhere. Read more
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
Physicians with outstanding leadership and clinical experience introduced as members
Lexington, Mass. – January 31, 2017 – swyMed, a provider of exceptional-quality video telemedicine solutions, today announced the creation of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with four key appointments: Lester Wold, M.D.; James McCarthy, M.D.; Ronald Merrell, M.D.; and Noah Rosen, M.D. The Scientific Advisory Board will advise swyMed on the highest value applications for swyMed’s truly mobile telemedicine solutions, and how innovative healthcare providers can further use the technology to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. Read more
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