US giants join to exploit telehealth growth

Two stories that reflect the growing interest in this market.

Medline and ViTel Net Team Up to provide Home Health Monitoring. Medline and ViTel Net announce that they will work together to integrate home monitoring solutions and offer value added services to Medline’s clients. “We’re creating a very strong synergy within our companies’ product and service offerings. One example includes our new wireless wound care solution that can be easily applied to Medline’s customers,” said ViTel Net President Allen Izadpanah. “We look forward to working with Medline in helping to expand their product line and recognize that their clients can utilize our cost effective solutions to improve their ability to manage chronically ill patients.” Medline press release

McKesson acquires RelayHealth and launches Personal Health Solutions Group. McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 16th on the Fortune 500 and RelayHealth, which pioneered secure, insurer-reimbursed online consultation between physicians and patients, are seeking to strenghten their position in the home health monitoring market. “Patients want the convenience of monitoring their health conditions from home…” McKesson press release.