remote care

By Dave Muoio October 26, 2017
It’s hard to argue that steadily increasing lifespans are anything but a positive, but medical breakthroughs over the past few decades have brought with them another pressing challenge for digital health to overcome: aging. “We’re not getting any younger, either individually or as a society. In fact, for the first time in history, by 2020 there’ll be more people over 65 than under five,” Dr....
By Dave Muoio October 19, 2017
Health at Hand, a telehealth startup targeting Middle East markets, announced that it has received $3.1 million in seed funding and will be launching its platform this Sunday in the United Arab Emirates. An unnamed regional family office anchored the funding round, which brings the company to approximately $4.1 million in total funding. Founded in 2016, Health at Hand is a Dubai Multi Commodities...
By Dave Muoio September 29, 2017
As wide swaths of the southeastern US work to recover from the recent spate of hurricanes, they won’t be reliant on local health care providers alone. Since Hurricane Harvey began threatening the Houston area in late August, telemedicine vendors and healthcare providers alike have opened up their lines to receive emergency calls and support relief efforts free of charge. This isn’t the first time...
By Dave Muoio September 26, 2017
UK-based digital remote care company Inhealthcare has added another of their technology services to the long list of those already offered through the UK’s National Health Service. Their latest is a cardiovascular self-test that that can remotely transfer results via a Bluetooth mobile app, secure web portal, or automated telephone call. According to a statement, the service is now available to...
By Aditi Pai August 24, 2015
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based health insurance company Capital BlueCross has announced that starting in 2016, the company will offer telehealth services through American Well to members enrolled in most Capital BlueCross health plans, though the payer didn't specify which health plans were not included. While Amwell typically costs $49 per video visit, a Capital BlueCross spokesperson told ...
By Jonah Comstock March 26, 2015
Rep. Cecile Bledsoe Shortly after the Arkansas House of Representatives rejected a bill that would have allowed telemedicine companies to offer services within the state, the House has passed a more limited bill, which had already cleared the Senate, increasing the allowable range of telemedicine services. The new bill, SB133, is more restrictive than the one that was previously voted down. It...
By Aditi Pai January 21, 2015
Sixty four percent of patients are willing to participate in a video visit with a doctor, according to an online Harris Poll survey of 2,019 adults aged 18 and up conducted in December 2014. Telehealth company American Well commissioned Harris Poll to conduct the survey. Of those that were willing to visit with their doctor over video, 61 percent said convenience was a factor in this decision....
By Jonah Comstock January 6, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota-based telemedicine company Zipnosis has received a "significant" strategic investment from Fairview Health, the hospital system the company has been working with the past several years. The amount of the investment was not disclosed. "It’s not only a really good runway for us, but it also gives us a partner who’s got national connections through a variety of networks," CEO...