October 11, 2017
Telehealth platform provider Avizia announced yesterday that it has acquired Seattle-based virtual care provider Carena to further strengthen its position as a system-wide telehealth partner for US healthcare systems. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“This acquisition combines two of the nation’s leading virtual care platforms,” Mike Baird, CEO of Avizia, said in a statement. “With...
May 12, 2017
Virtual medical assistant company Sensely is collaborating with the Mayo Clinic to ascertain how to leverage patient engagement and chronic disease monitoring technology. The partnership will blend the Mayo Clinic’s triage algorithms and clinical expertise with Sensely’s patient engagement platform in hopes of assessing and predicting which resources can be best used at the right time to help...
December 21, 2016
Fitbit has added four new corporate customers to its portfolio: New insurer York Life, mail and message management company Pitney Bowes, software company SAP and Sharp Healthcare, a nonprofit regional healthcare system in San Diego. The company, which has seen success getting into many corporate wellness programs, cites data from ABI Research that suggests programs that incorporate wellness...
December 20, 2016
Nashville, Tennessee-based Saint Thomas Health has opened Saint Thomas Health On Demand, a virtual clinic offering round-the-clock access to healthcare.
Part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system, Saint Thomas Health has built the service – which allows patients to receive high-quality care in a virtual clinic via a smartphone, tablet or computer – using a...
September 16, 2016
Austria and San Diego-based MySugr, a diabetes management coaching app announced a partnership with Abbott in the UK. Abbott has a wearable interstitial glucose monitor called the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System. The system, which is not yet available in the US, consists of a patch that continually reads blood glucose and an NFC reader device that the user can hold over the patch...
June 4, 2015
Seattle-based Carena, which offers a video visit service for health systems, has raised $13.3 million from Cambia Health Solutions, McKesson Ventures, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), and Martin Ventures.
Carena's video visit offering, which they describe as a virtual clinic, is designed to help extend health systems' services. Patients can request physician visits via phone or the web. Visits...
June 12, 2014
This week, a bevy of telehealth stakeholders sent incoming HHS secretary Sylvia Burwell a letter as part of ongoing efforts to improve the legal and political climate for telehealth. But virtual visit practioners -- whether using video, telephone, or software -- are managing to do pretty well despite some coverage restrictions. There's at least 12 companies in this burgeoning space, and that...
September 16, 2013
Tacoma, Washington-based Franciscan Hospital Systems, is partnering with Seattle telemedicine company Carena to offer virtual urgent care visits to all prospective patients in the hospital system's coverage area. Franciscan has seven hospitals and 100 clinics, covering most of the Puget Sound area of Washington state.
"The value proposition from the system is if we can take care of people...