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By Jonah Comstock October 12, 2017
Updated with new information and a statement from Teladoc. Dr. Lewis Levy, the Chief Medical Officer at recent Teladoc acquisition Best Doctors, has stepped into the Teladoc CMO role. Former Chief Medical Officer Dr. Henry DePhillips has left the company to become SVP and Chief Medical Officer at Cedar Gate Technologies, which makes healthcare performance analytics tools for value-based care....
By Jonah Comstock October 3, 2017
Today at Health 2.0, Teladoc rolled out the first tangible fruits of its acquisition of Best Doctors: a new mobile app for clients of both services. "For over 20 million people today, Teladoc [delivers] healthcare that drives better convenience, better value, and better outcomes," Nita Stella, vice president of product strategy, said during a demo of the new app at the conference. "Now with our...
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 Jonah Comstock September 28, 2017
Telemedicine company Teladoc has added Brian McAndrews, former CEO of Pandora (the media company, not the jeweler), to its board of directors. Notably, McAndrews has extensive experience with machine learning algorithms, which Teladoc is considering ways to deploy. “Brian’s depth of experience as an executive leader and board member of prominent technology and digital media companies complements...
By Jonah Comstock August 4, 2017
Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic certainly had a lot to talk about on yesterday’s Q2 earnings call. Referencing the recent legislation in Texas and the company’s acquisition of Best Doctors, Gorevic called Q2 2017 "the most exciting quarter in the company's history”. On the call, Gorevic delved into some details about how Teladoc and best Doctors will integrate, shared some future plans for the company...
By Heather Mack June 19, 2017
Telemedicine giant Teladoc has acquired Best Doctors, a virtual medical consultation company, to enable a connected care platform focused on improving outcomes for some of the most complex medical conditions. Under the terms of the deal, which is expected to close next month, Teladoc will pay  $375 million cash and $65 million of Teladoc common stock. The company reports it has secured $360 in...
By Jonah Comstock May 26, 2017
In the State of Texas, a major piece of telemedicine legislation is sitting on Governor Greg Abbott’s desk. Known as Senate Bill 1107 and House Bill 2697, the bill abolishes the requirement that patient-physician relationships be established with an in-person visit before telemedicine can be used. (Update: As expected, Abbott signed the bill on Saturday.) Texas is the final state of 50 to abolish...
By Heather Mack May 9, 2017
With an emphasis on member engagement strategies, some big new clients and a boost in utilization from a “short but severe cold and flu season” in early 2017, Teladoc’s first quarter of the year kept the telemedicine company in good financial standing. With record-high visits totaling 385,000 in the quarter ending March 31, the company saw revenue increases across the board. Total revenue was at...
By Heather Mack April 13, 2017
Accessing medical services across the expansive state of Montana can be tough. With a majority of residents marooned in rural areas that can be separated by significant distances or poor road conditions, more people are using telemedicine to meet with their doctors. Accordingly, legislators have introduced a bill to put, as Representative Kirk Wagoner said, “sideboards on the practice of...
By Jonah Comstock March 30, 2017
Employee wellness company Sidekick Health, which makes a suite of online, customizable wellness and disease prevention programs for providers and employers, has teamed up with weight loss company Jenny Craig. Through the partnership, employees in Sidekick’s employee wellness program with prediabetes will be referred to Jenny Craig’s weight loss program, which includes healthy eating tips and...