Telecom Council Innovation Showcase

Innovation Showcase 2017 Coming Soon!

The Telecom Council Innovation Showcase 2017 is right around the corner. As part of their yearly event, Telecom Council of Silicon Valley will select 20 communication start-up companies for this honor based on their potential of impacting the industry with their technology and ideas. On May 25, 2017, these startups will enjoy a round of private meetings with telecommunications companies, vendors, and venture capitalists. Read more

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Medicare Reimbursements Shift towards Quality of Care

In an open letter last Friday, October 14, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced the finalized policies for implementing the new Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP). Although the rule takes effect on January 1, 2017, several components will be phased in over the next few years to give physicians time to adjust accordingly. Many of the policies have been updated from the previous proposal in response to feedback from clinicians across the country. Read more

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AMA Urges Telemedicine Training for Medical Students and Residents

Considering that telemedicine is a relative newcomer to the practice of medicine—compared to, say, ECG, which is well over a century old—it may come as no surprise that no formalized telemedicine training currently exists at the medical student or resident level. To correct this, the American Medical Association (AMA) recently adopted a policy to make sure that medical students and residents know how to utilize telemedicine in clinical practice. More specifically, the policy urges the accrediting bodies to add core competencies for telemedicine to their programs. Read more

2016 Innovation Showcase sponsored by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley

swyMed Selected for 2016 Innovation Showcase

This year, swyMed is honored to be chosen for the 2016 Innovation Showcase, which highlights up-and-coming movers and shakers in the telecommunications industry. Sponsored by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley, the panel features 20 startups as selected by the organization’s service provider and investor members based on innovation, viability, momentum, and management. Read more

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swyMed Approved as Federal Government Supplier

We are pleased to announce that swyMed is now on the GSA Schedule for procurement by government agencies.

Through a partnership with ACI Health, a federal contracting firm that provides telemedicine/telehealth services and medical staffing solutions, swyMed has become an approved platform for conducting easy, secure video calls in-house or “on the go.” Read more

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Astia Health Brings Medical Care To You

Remember when doctors used to make house calls routinely? The days of personalized, in-home medical care are returning, but with a twist. Thanks to video medicine technology, Wisconsin company Astia Health can connect you with a physician, no matter where you are, and deliver treatment to your doorstep. Read more

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Are You Heading to HIMSS16?

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held February 29 through March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas. Although HIMSS covers a broader range of topics than telemedicine, we encourage you to stop in and take a look if you’ll be in the area. HIMSS offers a rich resource for keeping abreast of the latest research and legislation in the healthcare industry, as well as opportunities for education and certification as a health IT professional.

Oh, and one last thing: Super Bowl Winning Quarterback and Five-Time NFL MVP Peyton Manning will give the closing keynote address. What does football have to do with health IT? I have no idea, but success principles are the same no matter the industry!

To learn more about HIMSS16, visit www.himssconference.org.

To learn more about the HIMSS organization, see www.himss.org or send us an online message at swymedical.swyme.com/contact.