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By Laura Lovett June 4, 2018
With its eyes set on a global reach, telehealth giant Teladoc announced that it was acquiring fellow virtual care platform Advance Medical for $352 million this morning. The acquisition is expected to help Teladoc expand its clinical services internationally, specifically to multinational employers, and cater to patients in more languages.  “[Teladoc provides] a full suite of services—everything...
By Laura Lovett June 4, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this arcticle misstated the location of company. This story has also been updated with additional information.  This morning Purchase, New York-based telehealth giant Teladoc announced that it is acquiring Advance Medical, a company that specializes in virtual care, for $352 million.   The move is expected to help Teladoc grow its global market into Latin America...
By Dave Muoio February 28, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated Watson's contributions to the Teladoc platform. Watson does not offer diagnoses. With the acquisition of Best Doctors last summer, telemedicine vendor Teladoc has been providing specialist consultations through its remote platform. A less-publicized outcome of the deal, however, is that the company has also absorbed and implemented the...
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 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 Aditi Pai November 3, 2015
Peter Antall American Well, a telemedicine company, has hired Dr. Peter Antall as its chief medical officer. Antall previously helped to found a telehealth medical network, called The Online Care Group, which launched in 2012. He will remain the president of this group while serving as CMO for American Well. In a statement, American Well CEO Roy Schoenberg explained that a number of health...
By Aditi Pai August 21, 2014
Vitals This year, on Inc Magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies, several of the companies listed were in the digital health space. Inc created this list by measuring a private company's revenue growth between 2010 and 2013 and sorted the results by percentage. The awards mark one of the few opportunities to get a peek at a private company's revenue figures and a general...
By Jonah Comstock January 7, 2013
Digital health incubator Rock Health has released it's 2012 year in review report, and it shows that venture capital investment in digital health is robust, if still tentative by some measures. Overall investment is up, but a large percentage of the numbers are accounted for by a few big deals and a few big investors. Venture capitalists invested $1.4 billion in digital health in 2012, a 45...
By Neil Versel November 13, 2012
It's purely speculative, but a survey of entrepreneurs working in digital health suggests that Practice Fusion, Castlight Health and ZocDoc could be the next companies in the sector to go public. Venture capital firm InterWest Partners queried more than 100 entrepreneurs about the future of digital health and found that 26 percent of them thought Practice Fusion, the current darling of the small-...