PlushCare

By Jonah Comstock March 1, 2018
PlushCare, a direct-to-consumer telemedicine service that originally focused on acute and urgent care, has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to add allergy testing to its offerings. PlushCare users will have access to Thermo Fisher's ImmunoCAP Specific IgE blood test, which can detect a number of allergies without needing to subject a patient to the traditional skin prick test. "It’s a...
By Dave Muoio February 26, 2018
Pillo Health has announced a deal with AI and voice assistant company Orbita to power the former’s in-home medication adherence robot. The partnership will allow the Pillo platform, set to debut at HIMSS 2018, to better assist users with complex therapy regimens and encourage adherence. “Combining voice-first technology with algorithms and architecture dedicated to healthcare is critical to...
By Jonah Comstock April 26, 2017
DarioHealth launches in the UK. Israel-based DarioHealth, makers of a smartphone-connected glucometer, announced the launch of a direct-to-consumer channel in the United Kingdom. It is already available D2C in the US and Australia, but was previously available in the UK only through pharmacies and diabetes educators. PlushCare launches telemedicine EMR. PlushCare, a D2C telemedicine service...
By Jonah Comstock November 3, 2016
PlushCare, a D2C telemedicine service focused on urgent care, has raised $8 million in a round led by GGV Capital. Lightspeed Venture Partners and Exponent also contributed to the round. Founded by Ryan McQuaid, a former lead product marketing manager of AT&T's mHealth Platform business, PlushCare launched in 2014 with a crowdfunding campaign. From an original launch in California only, the...
By Aditi Pai June 12, 2014
This week, a bevy of telehealth stakeholders sent incoming HHS secretary Sylvia Burwell a letter as part of ongoing efforts to improve the legal and political climate for telehealth. But virtual visit practioners -- whether using video, telephone, or software -- are managing to do pretty well despite some coverage restrictions. There's at least 12 companies in this burgeoning space, and that...
By Jonah Comstock March 5, 2014
MobiHealthNews has written about a few mobile health crowdfunding projects recently, even since our last roundup in mid-January. Johns Hopkins student team Aezon became the second Tricorder X Prize contestant (after Scanadu) to try to crowdfund its entry for the $10 million prize -- out of a desired $10,000, the team has raised $4,000 so far. AT&T alum Ryan McQuaid also launched a...
By Aditi Pai February 4, 2014
Ryan McQuaid, a former lead product marketing manager of AT&T's mHealth Platform business, recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for his new company, PlushCare, an app-based system that lets users email, call and video chat with doctors for a subscription fee. (Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated McQuaid was Former Head of Product for AT&T mHealth)....

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