May 28, 2019
Microsoft recently detailed two partnerships with pediatric health research groups that have yielded tools and insights for clinicians tackling prevalent conditions.
The first, with Seattle Children’s Research Institute, saw the two organizations teaming up on a data-driven partnership aiming to identify predictors and risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). By collecting public...
May 7, 2019
This afternoon DispatchHealth, maker of a platform that allows clinicians to make house calls, closed a $33 million growth capital financing. Echo Health Ventures led the round with participation from Alta Partners, Questa Capital and others.
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Currently available in select parts of eight different states, DispatchHealth’s platform allows patients to request on-demand care to their...
January 16, 2019
A bot by any other name. It appears that Pillo Health won’t be the only one selling its friendly home health assistant and countertop pill dispenser. Thanks to a strategic investment by Stanley Ventures, Stanley Black & Decker will be offering a slightly modified version of the device under the name of “Pria by Black+Decker Home Care Companion.” According to a representative of Stanley Black...
November 30, 2016
Telemedicine provider American Well has teamed up with Israel-based medical device maker TytoCare to combine video telehealth visits with remote examinations. With the partnership, TytoCare’s examination platform will be integrated into American Well’s telehealth platform. In turn, TytoCare’s customers will have access to the network of healthcare providers who use American Well’s platform....
December 9, 2015
Dr Jay Parkinson, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Sherpaa, has long been an outspoken critic of video visits as the increasingly de facto modality for telemedicine. He argues that Sherpaa's offering of asynchronous doctor visits, carried out by text messaging, is more efficient, more scalable, and more in tune with consumer expectations.
"Secure, asynchronous messaging to solve health...
November 19, 2015
PediaQ, an app-based pediatric house call service, has raised $1.2 million in a round led by Bill Miller, a healthcare industry advisor at KKR Advisors, with participation from Jack Furst, of Oak Street Investors & HM Capital, and Gary Gerlacher, founder of Acute Kids Pediatric Urgent Care. This brings the company’s total funding to $2.1 million.
PediaQ allows users to call pediatric nurse...
November 17, 2015
Dispatch Health is adding an iOS app to its mobile house call service, which currently offers its service through local municipal services providers. For the first time with the new app, consumers will be able to request care from Dispatch Health directly, bringing the company more in-line with similar providers like Pager or Heal.
Denver, Colorado-based Dispatch Health maintains a fleet of cars ...
August 13, 2015
Denver, Colorado-based Dispatch Health (formerly True North Health Navigation), which developed a doctor house call service, has raised $3.6 million from investors including EMP Holdings, which has previously invested in iTriage, which was acquired by Aetna in 2011, and StatHealth, which was acquired by Teladoc in 2015.
“Our care model has proven acute care can safely be handled in the...