telehealth

By Heather Mack May 22, 2017
San Francisco-based Lemonaid Health, which offers a simple, text-based telemedicine app, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Novartis Venture Fund and Hikma Ventures led the round, with participation from Correlation Ventures, Adaptive Healthcare Fund, Vega Ventures and 415 Ventures. The company last received funding in 2015, and the latest investment brings Lemonaid’s total capital to...
By Heather Mack May 17, 2017
As telemedicine policies expand and evolve across the country, there have been clear variations in how some states view the role of virtual care. One of the most challenging issue some states have taken up is whether to allow the use of telemedicine to prescribe medications that induce abortion, a consideration that has led to lawsuits, or has held up legislation that would otherwise establish...
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 May 3, 2017
A group of US Senators introduced a new version of a bipartisan bill today seeking Medicare-covered expansion of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services nationwide. The bill was previously introduced by the six-Senator group, which is headed by Brian Schatz (D-HI), in February. Called the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act,...
By Heather Mack May 3, 2017
San Francisco-based telemedicine provider Doctor on Demand has added another layer to its virtual visits with the integration of laboratory services with Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, which will be available in the coming months. Rather than interrupt their service and create additional paperwork or communication chains, clinicians practicing with Doctor on Demand can continue playing the...
By Heather Mack April 28, 2017
While the word “telemedicine” was once considered a catch-all term for any type of healthcare service administered remotely, it’s become evident over the last decade that the word can be applied to the myriad virtual care services, tools and companies out there today. So in effort to get an idea of where the industry is heading in the next few years, a panel at the American Telemedicine...
By Heather Mack April 25, 2017
As fun as FaceTime or other video calls can be, many people may choose to decline an incoming face-to-face chat for the simple reason of, well, not wanting to show their face. Understandably, when people are sick and are choosing to engage with their doctor virtually, they may not leap at the choice of a video visit. “When we talk about telemedicine, a lot of people immediately think video. But...
By 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’...
By Heather Mack 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...
By Heather Mack 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...