telemedicine

May 14, 2018
The US Department of Veterans Affairs finalized its federal rule to allow providers to deliver patient care across state lines and outside of a VA facility using telemedicine. Former VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin and President Donald Trump first began to push for telemedicine expansion in August through the Anywhere-to-Anywhere initiative. “We're going to be issuing a regulation that allows our...
By Dave Muoio May 3, 2018
Amidst big gains in total revenue, memberships, and user engagement, Q1 2018 earnings reported by Teladoc show that the telemedicine company is still a long way from turning a profit. But while this quarter’s reported net loss of $23.9 million is a noticeable increase over the $15.7 million of the same time last year, CEO Jason Gorevic said during an investor call that the company is still on...
By Laura Lovett May 3, 2018
Most patients today are also consumers used to getting what they need, when they need it. This, coupled with the demand for more healthcare services, means that the way healthcare is provided is going to change in the future. As providers struggle to keep up with growing needs of an aging population, industry experts are looking at how virtual healthcare can save time, cut costs, and lead to...
By Dave Muoio May 1, 2018
Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service. “There are far too many people that aren’t getting the primary care they need, and that’s a problem. Our mission is to make primary care...
By Mike Miliard April 30, 2018
In its second acquisition this year, InTouch Health, which develops enterprise telehealth technology for hospitals and health systems, announced that it has acquired Reach Health, another telemedicine platform. The InTouch-Reach deal happened on the same day that American Well bought Avizia for its telehealth technologies that specialize in acute care services. InTouch Health officials said the...
By Laura Lovett April 30, 2018
This morning telehealth company American Well announced that it will be acquiring fellow telemedicine company Avizia in late Q2 for an undisclosed sum.  The deal is expected to help American Well grow its acute care capabilities, which Avizia specializes in. The deal will give American Well access to Avizia’s hospital-based cart lineup and custom software workflows for over 40 clinical...
By Dave Muoio April 25, 2018
An analysis of Doctor On Demand administrative data conducted by the RAND Corporation suggests that patients turning to direct-to-consumer telemedicine services in the days following natural disasters such as hurricanes are most often seeking routine care and guidance, as opposed to treatment for new issues prompted by the storms. Still, the data suggest that the service (which Doctor On Demand,...
By Dave Muoio April 25, 2018
San Francisco-based telemedicine provider Doctor On Demand announced today the closure of a $74 million round of Series C financing. The funding round was led by Princeville Global and Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. Previous investors including Venrock, Shasta Ventures, and Tenaya Capital also participated. "At Doctor On Demand we’re focused on putting the patient first, and this latest...
By Jonah Comstock April 23, 2018
Telemedicine reduces gender-based barriers to health. A study showing that telemedicine improves access to care for women and girls in Nepal has won an Atlas Award. The study, originally published in May 2017, shows that telemedicine, delivered via video conferencing or mobile apps, reduces gender-based barriers to accessing care by eliminating the need for travel and reducing the cost to the...
By Bill Siwicki April 17, 2018
Miramont Family Medicine, a group practice in Fort Collins, Colorado, has four offices with staff and patients in each location. For physicians, finding the time to be physically present where and when they are needed can be difficult. Dr. John Bender, Miramont's CEO and a diplomat for the American Board of Family Medicine, was looking for a better means to connect with patients and staff when he...

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