Heather Mack

April 25, 2017
The most visible and utilized telemedicine tools available today are mainly geared toward primary care, but there is a growing emergence of specialty and high-touch medicine delivered through telemedicine technology. Case in point, Royal Philips debuted its enterprise-level telemedicine software designed for use in intensive care units at the American Telemedicine Conference in Orlando. Philips’...
April 25, 2017
Santa Cruz, California-based Two Pore Guys, which is developing a novel method of diagnostic testing via a device that digitally detects molecules, has raised $24.5 million in Series A funding in a round led by Khosla Ventures. Two Pore Guys (aka 2PG) will use the funding to scale up the manufacturing of their hand-held device, which works like a glucose monitor, albeit with disposable test...
April 24, 2017
Recovering from addiction is more than simply staying away from substances. Along with the myriad challenges of everyday life that could trigger relapses, many people going through addiction treatment also deal with anxiety that can make it even harder for them stay substance-free. That’s why MAP Health Management – the Austin, Texas-based remote monitoring and patient engagement company focused...
April 24, 2017
Out of the 422 million people around the world living with diabetes, one in three of them will develop diabetic retinopathy (DR), a common condition that can lead to permanent blindness if left untreated. While early detection and treatment can dramatically reduce that risk, a third of people with diabetes have never even been screened for DR, as many are living in low-income, medically...
April 24, 2017
At the American Telemedicine Association conference in Orlando today, telehealth provider American Well announced two developments the company has taken to expand their footprint, both in regards to consumer accessibility as well as ease of use for providers and health systems using the platform. In a move to nudge telemedicine more firmly into traditional healthcare, American Well  unveiled a...
April 20, 2017
Alphabet-owned Verily has launched the Project Baseline Study, a collaborative effort with Stanford Medicine and Duke University School of Medicine to amass a large collection of broad phenotypic health data in hopes of developing a well-defined reference of human health. Project Baseline aims to gather data from around 10,000 participants, each of whom will be followed for four years, and will...
April 20, 2017
San Francisco-based Solv Health, which is developing an app that allows people to find and book same-day doctor’s appointments at urgent care clinics, has raised $6.25 million in Series A funding. The investment round was led by Benchmark Capital with participation from Theresia Gouw of Aspect Ventures and Malay Gandhi of Ensemble Labs (Gandhi is also the former CEO of seed fund Rock Health)....
April 20, 2017
Telemedicine platform providers – featuring integration with electronic health records, provider networks and various other data streams – are certainly not in short supply. But some healthcare professionals have been eschewing the all-inclusive approach and using the foundational technology of Zoom, the Silicon Valley-based maker of enterprise video conferencing platforms. Zoom took note of...
April 20, 2017
Digital specialty prescribing platform ZappRx has raised $25 million in Series B funding in a round led by Qiming US Healthcare Fund. GV, formerly Google Ventures, and SR One also contributed funding. ZappRx’s cloud-based platform serves as a conduit for providers, pharmacies and patients to collaborate on the prescribing and management of specialty medications, which are used for complex...
April 19, 2017
Ohio telemedicine regulations outline expectations for prescribing After months of squabbling between legislators and the medical community, Ohio’s State Medical Board approved regulations to clarify standards of care for the use of telemedicine to prescribe medication. Under the newly-approved rules, clinicians can write prescriptions for non-controlled medications to a patient even without...