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Remote monitoring rule could ultimately drive down healthcare costs

Despite discovering the myriad benefits of remote monitoring over the past year due to the necessity of COVID-19, a December final rule around reimbursement severely disincentivizes providers from using them. While this initially appears foolish and out of touch with the way facilities actually use these solutions, the rule is feeding into global paradigm shifts…

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, March 3

Senior living chief medical officer reflects on COVID a year into pandemic, including vaccine acceptance … NIH halts convalescent plasma trial in ED patients with mild COVID symptoms … Stroke patients cared for at hospitals with stroke telemedicine fare better … Israel sees 67% drop in need for mechanical ventilation in elderly COVID patients … UK coronavirus vaccinations more than 80% effective in preventing hospitalization in elderly

Curve Health announces $6M in seed funding, new CEO

Curve Health, creator of a platform combining telemedicine, smart billing, health information exchange,and predictive analytics for long-term care, has wrapped a $6 million seed-funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company also announced Rob MacNaughton as its new CEO, while Timothy Peck, M.D., the company’s founding CEO, assumes the role of president and executive…

TapestryHealth expands to AL, memory care

TapestryHealth, one of the nation’s leading providers of primary care telemedicine services to the skilled nursing industry, is now offering its services to assisted living and memory care providers nationwide. “Since the pandemic began, we’ve been expanding rapidly, adding skilled nursing facilities and now assisted living and memory care communities every week,” said Chief Operating…

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