Telehealth News Recap - June 2022

It can be tough to catch up and keep up with the latest news, trends, interviews, and insights in the virtual care space. That’s why we’re here to do the work for you with our monthly telehealth news recap.

This month, we’re talking about the impact of big pharma’s investment in digital health, ways virtual care can combat clinician burnout, a day in the life of a telemedicine doctor, and more!

Trends & Insights

How Leaders at Salesforce, Zoom, and Best Buy Are Using Technology To Change Healthcare

How are leading digital health companies innovating their virtual health offerings to increase patient engagement? In this article, three healthcare executives at top organizations share how they are using data and technology to meet the growing demand for virtual care.

Read the full article from Fortune >

Pharma Dives Feet First Into the Digital Health World

A recent uptick in investments and partnerships between pharmaceutical and digital health companies, like AstraZeneca and Huma Pharmaceuticals, signals an industry shift for big pharma. In this article, industry experts predict how these new ventures may impact patient experiences for the better, by bringing more digital innovation to big pharma.

Read the full article from Digital Health Business & Technology >

First Opinions & Engaging Conversations

Is Telemedicine an Answer to Physician Burnout and Staffing Shortages?

In this interview, Dr. Pooja Aysola, Wheel’s senior director of clinical operations and a practicing emergency medicine physician, shares her journey from virtual care skeptic to advocate. She also discusses the opportunities for virtual care to address clinician burnout and staffing shortages.

Read the full article from Healthcare IT News >

COVID Drove Telehealth Forward in High Gear: Now What?

After three years of rapid growth and experimentation in a “pandemic-driven sandbox,” what’s next for virtual care? In this conversation, Wheel’s Dr. Pooja Aysola, Foley & Lardner’s Nathaniel Lacktman, and 7wireVentures’ Rachel Stillman discuss potential trends in post-pandemic virtual care and why companies can’t overlook clinicians' needs when creating post-COVID virtual care models.

Read the full article from Medscape >

Policy & Regulatory Updates

Harris, Surgeon General Warn of Healthcare Worker Burnout

Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a warning about burnout among the nation’s healthcare staff. The administration suggested plans to protect the mental wellbeing of healthcare workers by expanding access to counseling, reducing administrative burdens, and promoting worker safety on the job.

Read the full article from AP News >

Growth & Innovation

What It’s Like To Be a Full-Time Telemedicine Doctor

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a telemedicine doctor looks like? From maintaining work-life balance to delivering quality care across multiple virtual care platforms, this article provides a deep dive into the lives of doctors working full-time in virtual care.

Read the full article from Second Opinion >

Wheel News

Case Study: Leading Digital Health Company Transforms Business & Sees Significant Savings

Delivering virtual care at scale is capital intensive. In today’s uncertain economic climate, it’s critical to optimize your virtual care delivery model to mitigate financial risk and stay competitive. Learn how a Wheel partner saved 67% in clinical staffing and overhead costs while drastically improving clinical quality performance and expanding business.

Read the full case study from Wheel >

The Rise of Virtual-First Care: Bridging the Gap Between Online and Offline Patient Experiences

In this webinar, Wheel’s CEO and Co-Founder Michelle Davey joins other digital health industry experts for a conversation on the rise of virtual-first care. Panelists discuss trends in virtual first care and the potential for hybrid care models to improve the patient experience, health outcomes, and deliver cost savings.

Watch the full webinar from MedCity News >

At Wheel, we believe healthcare will move forward when we amplify the impact of virtual care for more patients. Find out how Wheel can help launch, scale, and sustain your telehealth business.