Telehealth

Young Man Donates VGo Robots To Children’s Hospital

By Dave Crawley, CBS Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A traveling robot with a human face and voice rolled through Children’s Hospital Wednesday morning. It’s one of two VGo robots donated by a young man who has benefited from the hospital’s care. “I’m able to do what I wasn’t able to do before,” says 19-year-old Cris […]

Telemedicine for Concussion Evaluation

By Dana Lerch, MeMD blog A new pilot program’s results look promising for concussion evaluation among football athletes. The initial findings revealed that onsite physicians and neurologists examining the athletes via a telemedicine robot made the same decisions regarding care. The Northern Arizona University football team was studied over two seasons by sports neurologist Bert […]

Telehealth: betting the minimum or all in?

By Daniel Theobald, Chief Innovation Officer, Vecna, and Amanda Baldi, Director of Marketing, Vecna, For For the Record Telehealth is a rising trend: patients prefer it, physicians need it, the market demands it, insurers reimburse for it – and the technology has been proven and is ready to scale. Typically, it’s driven by the physician […]

Robots and the Cloud Help Homebound Kids Attend School

By Maja Tarateta, Fox Business Robots are interacting with patients in medical facilities, handling material in warehouses, working in manufacturing, and helping ill children attend school—all with a hand from the Cloud. Indeed, by linking to the Cloud, robots are bringing homebound students into classrooms, hallways and cafeterias to socialize with their friends and continue […]

Teen raising funds for robots so patients can see outside hospital walls

By Rachel Weaver, triblive.com  Cris Colaluca knows how a simple change of scenery can make a world of difference. The New Castle senior is attempting to raise enough money to purchase three robots to give Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh patients the ability to telecommunicate with friends and family from their hospital beds. “There is more […]

Vecna Board Names Dwight Moore CEO of VGo Subsidiary

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vecna Technologies, parent company of VGo Communications, has selected Dwight Moore as VGo’s new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment of Moore to this position follows a strategic decision to make the VGo product line a subsidiary company under the Vecna umbrella and focus its mission on immersive […]

Upstream Change, Downstream Value: see you at HIMSS!

The time between setting an appointment and arriving in the exam room is the most important for influencing immediate and downstream revenue capture, patient readiness and satisfaction. Vecna’s patient self-service solution is a digital platform that automates routine registration and billing tasks through one cohesive workflow for patients and staff. Our customers have: cut patient […]

8 Best Practices in Implementing Telehealth

By Daniel Theobald and Amanda Baldi, The Doctor Weighs In Research shows that patients and physicians are ready for telehealth—and improved outcomes are being realized by healthcare facilities around the country. Physicians are leading the charge, but it’s time for executives and leaders of healthcare organizations to recognize the power of telehealth and to go […]

New Connections Speed Up Care

By Joanne Kaldy, an excerpt from Provider Magazine Energizing Elders And Their Loved Ones No matter how much planning goes into telemedicine programs or how much is invested in the technology, it won’t be effective if patients aren’t energized and engaged. To get elders involved, according to Easton-Garrett, “you need technology that is easy to […]

MonTech robot helps Victor kindergartner stay connected

By Perry Backus, Ravalli Republic VICTOR — “Are you ready Miss Piper?” The lights on the Vgo robot standing a couple of feet away from Victor Kindergarten teacher Sue Lane blink happily. “Is your paper folded short and fat or long and skinny?” “Short and fat,” comes Piper’s response. On tiny tables surrounded by tiny chairs, […]

Using mHealth to Tackle the Concussion Conundrum

By Eric Wicklund, mHealth Intelligence mHealth tools, ranging from apps to headgear the occasional robot, are changing the way schools and youth sports leagues check for concussions in their athletes. It’s not uncommon these days for a high school or college physical trainer to have a tablet stowed alongside the bandages, water bottles and aspirin. […]

High-Tech House Call

By Val Prevish | Photos by Gary Kessler for Episcopal Retirement Homes Linkage Residents at Marjorie P. Lee and Deupree Cottages may notice a new “face” in the halls—a robotic face, that is. Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) is piloting a VGo robot that enables physicians and family members to interact with patients remotely to enhance […]

Rapid Growth of Telemedicine Initiatives at Vanderbilt Providing Patients Care Closer to Home

Originally posted on Newswise Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Allen Naftilan, M.D., Ph.D., puts a stethoscope to his ears and listens to the heartbeats of patients more than 90 miles away. Telemedicine makes it possible for him to identify a heart’s galloping rhythm or a whooshing murmur even though he’s in Nashville and the […]

High-Tech House Call

By Val Prevish | Photos by Gary Kessler for Episcopal Retirement Homes Linkage Residents at Marjorie P. Lee and Deupree Cottages may notice a new “face” in the halls—a robotic face, that is. Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) is piloting a VGo robot that enables physicians and family members to interact with patients remotely to enhance […]

Starlight and Astellas USA Foundation Bring VGo Robots to MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Connecting patients, families and communities through innovative robot technology BOSTON – Starlight Children’s Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation are partnering to advance children’s health and education through technology with the placement of three VGo robots at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston. Hospital staff and representatives from Astellas USA Foundation and Starlight gathered at the […]

VGo Robot Helping to Extend Reach of Care for Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation

By Andrew Rowe, nwindianalife.com Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation is extending their reach of care with their new VGo robot technology that they received as part of a generous donation by the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The VGo telepresence robot is a versatile tool that Jacob’s Ladder is using in a number of ways including virtual visits. […]

Organization donates robots to help hospitalized children in Oklahoma with education

By Danielle Dunn for The Oklahoman BETHANY — The Starlight Children’s Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation are partnering to help children’s health and education by placing VGo robots at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, 6800 NW 39 Expressway. The robots offer hospitalized children the ability to telecommute to a school or health care setting, giving students with injuries, extended illness […]

VGo Robot Helping to Extend Reach of Care for Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation

By Andrew Rowe, Valpolife.com Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation is extending their reach of care with their new VGo robot technology that they received as part of a generous donation by the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The VGo telepresence robot is a versatile tool that Jacob’s Ladder is using in a number of ways including virtual visits. […]

Starlight Children’s Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation Bring VGo Robots to The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation are partnering to advance children’s health and education through technology with the placement of two VGo robots at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany, Oklahoma. Patients and staff gathered at the facility today to unveil and celebrate the new technology.