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By Jonah Comstock December 9, 2015
Dr Jay Parkinson, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Sherpaa, has long been an outspoken critic of video visits as the increasingly de facto modality for telemedicine. He argues that Sherpaa's offering of asynchronous doctor visits, carried out by text messaging, is more efficient, more scalable, and more in tune with consumer expectations. "Secure, asynchronous messaging to solve health...
By Aditi Pai November 19, 2015
PediaQ, an app-based pediatric house call service, has raised $1.2 million in a round led by Bill Miller, a healthcare industry advisor at KKR Advisors, with participation from Jack Furst, of Oak Street Investors & HM Capital, and Gary Gerlacher, founder of Acute Kids Pediatric Urgent Care. This brings the company’s total funding to $2.1 million. PediaQ allows users to call pediatric nurse...
By Aditi Pai October 16, 2015
New York City-based FRND, a startup that has developed an app that allows patients to request a house call, launched in New York City last week. The company also has received funding from an angel round. This is the latest in a growing list of companies to offer a doctor house call service, but unlike a few other apps on the market that offer a similar service, including Heal, Dispatch, and Pager...