telemedicine

By Heather Mack September 21, 2016
New York City-based RubiconMD, which makes a digital consultation platform for physicians and specialists, has announced a $750,000 investment from the California Health Care Foundation Innovation Fund, which supports emerging technologies in healthcare. The company most recently closed a Series A round of financing in which they received around $4 million, and the new investment brings their...
By Heather Mack September 16, 2016
Arkansans will now be able to use telemedicine the way every other state (except Texas) does. The state’s Board of Medicine approved regulations that allow a doctor and patient to establish a relationship via telemedicine. The medical board’s approved regulations outline a “proper physician-patient relationship” to include “a face-to-face examination using real time audio and visual telemedicine...
By Jonah Comstock September 15, 2016
Telehealth company American Well has added psychiatry services to a subset of its behavioral health offering, with a larger rollout planned for the rest of the year. American Well has offered a behavioral health  module to some of its customers since 2004, but is debuting some new features as well as the addition of psychiatrists, meaning many patients will be able to have mental health drugs...
By Heather Mack September 14, 2016
At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, startups and established tech companies alike gathered to showcase new ideas and products as well as announce the launch of new gadgets. While healthcare had a smaller presence at the conference than some of the other industries, a handful of digital health innovators were on deck to share their ideas to impact medical care, fitness and wellbeing.  Here is...
By Heather Mack September 14, 2016
A new healthcare startup is taking two approaches to improving the patient experience – by launching a web platform and app that provides telemedicine, appointment scheduling, prescription refills and more, and also opening an actual brick and mortar private primary care practice.  Carbon Health, which presented on stage at Tech Crunch Disrupt in San Francisco, announced the launch of their app...
By Jonah Comstock September 13, 2016
In rural Mississippi, where almost 65 percent of the state's counties are more than a 40 minute drive from specialty care and 68 percent of the providers are in urban areas even though 64 percent of the patients are in rural areas, telehealth takes on an added importance.  Michael Adcock, and administrator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Center for Telehealth spoke at the Pop...
By Jonah Comstock September 1, 2016
NYC-based asynchronous telemedicine service Sherpaa quietly opened its doors this week to direct-to-consumer business. Previously, text message and app access to Sherpaa doctors was available only via an employer. "B2B is definitely our core right now, but we decided that after really refining our processes over the years and creating an entirely new delivery model that it was ready for prime...
By Heather Mack August 30, 2016
Ride-sharing company Lyft has partnered with GreatCall, which makes connected health and safety solutions for the aging population to offer a new transportation program. The GreatCall Rides program will provide GreatCall customers with access to Lyft without an app by leveraging GreatCall’s personal operator services. (Customers just have to dial “0” on their Jitterbug phones). The initial pilot...
By Heather Mack August 30, 2016
Norwalk, Connecticut-based Zillion, which makes an cloud-based patient engagement platform, has raised $28 million in Series C fundraising in a round led by TwinFocus Capital Partners. The funding will be used expand Zillion’s customer base, increase sales and focus on marketing efforts. Zillion’s digital engagement platform uses face-to-face live video conferencing – including one-on-one, group...
By Heather Mack August 29, 2016
The Texas Association of Business, a lobbying group that represents the state’s employers, is joining the pro-telemedicine camp: the group just released two surveys (one of its members, one of the voting public) totaling more than 750 people that serve as a support to legislation that would allow telemedicine to operate more freely in the state. “Texas health care consumers are calling for new...