direct to consumer telemedicine

By Jonah Comstock August 2, 2016
Even just a few years ago, saying “telehealth” in a hospital almost always meant site-to-site telehealth, or video visit hardware wheeled around the hospital on carts. Now, in more and more hospitals, it’s starting to mean direct-to-consumer video visits. But barriers to adoption persist, both when it comes to physician buy-in and adoption by consumers. “The difficult part of this is the clinical...
By Jonah Comstock December 18, 2014
First Opinion, a San Francisco-based telemedicine app maker, has raised $6 million from Polaris Ventures. Existing investors also contributed, including True Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Scrum Ventures and Monashees Capital. This brings the company's total funding to $8.6 million, including a $1.2 million seed round in January and another $1.4 million round in May. First Opinion offers consumers...