October 12, 2020
Telecom giant Comcast and Independence Health Group have teamed up on a new platform dubbed Quil Assure, which is centered around helping seniors connect to care teams and access emergency assistance.
The new system will include ambient sensors, voice-activated tech, emergency assistants and caregiver coordination services. The tool is slated for a 2021 release but will start going through pilot...
Quil Health CEO Carina Edwards speaks with Cooley LLP Partner Geoff Starr at BIO 2019 in Philadelphia.
June 6, 2019
In April of 2018, Comcast and Independence Blue Cross announced plans to develop a nebulous consumer-focused healthcare platform that would use technology to engage patients in the midst of their care journey.
The effort, now an independent joint venture known as Quil Health, might have seen like an unlikely pairing at the time. But according to newly appointed CEO Carina Edwards, the two...
May 22, 2019
Comcast is actively working on an in-home device for monitoring the health of seniors, people with disabilities and other at-risk individuals, according to anonymous sources cited by CNBC (whose parent company NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast). The telecommunications giant is planning pilots of the device and service before the end of the year, and could potentially aim for a 2020 commercial...
June 17, 2015
San Francisco-based video visits company Doctor On Demand raised $50 million in a round led by Tenaya Capital with participation from new investors Qualcomm Ventures, Dignity Health, and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki. Existing investors, Venrock, Shasta Ventures, and Sir Richard Branson also contributed. Doctor On Demand has raised more than $74 million in funding to date.
Doctor On Demand offers its...
February 23, 2015
Telecom giant Cox Communications announced last week that it was teaming up with the Cleveland Clinic to form a "strategic alliance", called Vivre Health, that would develop digital home health services. The joint venture will be based in Atlanta and will help Cox move its healthcare business beyond providing broadband services to hospitals, according to Reuters. As part of the announcement Cox...
August 6, 2014
San Francisco-based video visit app Doctor On Demand raised $21 million in a round led by Venrock with additional funding from Shasta Ventures and Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, which offers employee wellness program Virgin Pulse.
This brings the company's total funding to $24 million.
Existing Doctor on Demand investors include Venrock, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures,...
May 8, 2014
Just a few months into its life as a publicly traded company, Castlight Health had a good first quarter since its $180 million offering. The company added 29 new customers this quarter, three times as many as any previous quarter, the company announced on its first ever earnings call since going public in March.
"With the capital resources we received in the IPO, we believe that Castlight is very...
September 22, 2009
FCC's Open Internet threatens telemedicine? A PBS Nightly Business Report yesterday noted that the new FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski's plans for an open Internet could end up stunting growth in telemedicine or wireless health services. AT&T, Verizon and Comcast are worried that proposed FCC requirements to treat all web traffic equally will prevent them from effectively managing their...