September 21, 2015
The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recently released a whitepaper, based on a workshop held last April, on designing telehealth and remote visits for consumers. The 20-page document is interesting, extensive, and hits on some good points about how to make telehealth convenient and effective for consumers. Yet both the whitepaper and the workshop excluded the viewpoint...
September 2, 2015
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has brought on San Francisco-based Doctor on Demand as the health insurer's new preferred telehealth provider. Starting in 2016, members of some BCBS plans will pay a reduced rate or no rate for Doctor on Demand's no-subscription video visit platform.
Additionally, Doctor on Demand's software will support claims processing for BCBS Minnesota customers and they'...
August 26, 2015
This year continues to be a breakout one for doctor video visits: CVS Health announced this morning that it is working with three established remote visits companies: American Well, Doctor On Demand, and Teladoc, to expand its telehealth capabilities and services. Dr. Andrew Sussman, the EVP and associate chief medical officer of CVS Health and the president of MinuteClinic told MobiHealthNews...
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...
April 30, 2015
UnitedHealthcare has announced that it will now cover video visits from Doctor On Demand, American Well's AmWell, and its own Optum's NowClinic, which is a white-labeled American Well offering. The insurance company pointed out that the average price of a video visit is less than $50, and as part of its coverage for the service its members will still be responsible for a portion of that fee...
April 29, 2015
MultiCare Health System has announced that it will offer video visits to Washington-based patients via Doctor On Demand.
The new service will be co-branded as MultiCare Doctor On Demand, and will allow anyone in the state of Washington to communicate with a physician about different medical issues, including flu, cough, eye infections, UTIs, and sports injuries for $40.
Information from the...
April 2, 2015
Google Ventures, the early-stage investment arm of Google, has invested about 30 percent of its fund into health startups, according to Krishna Yeshwant, one of its general partners. The fund receives $300 million a year from its parent company. Yeshwant, who is also a practicing physician, discussed Google Ventures' digital health investments at the HxRefactored 2015 event in Boston this week....
February 18, 2015
A company founded by two Australian doctors, called CliniCloud, is now taking pre-orders for a connected medical kit that help take the remote video visit to the next level by adding connected medical devices.
CliniCloud, which has offices in San Francisco and Melbourne, Australia, is offering a wireless non-contact thermometer and a digital stethoscope that plugs into a smartphone via the...
November 4, 2014
As telemedicine continues to grow in adoption and support, two of the most high profile telemedicine CEOs -- Teladoc's Jason Gorevic and Doctor on Demand's Adam Jackson -- shared the stage at the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit with Dr. Allan Khoury, a Towers Watson senior health management consultant with a focus on the burgeoning field. The panel discussed telemedicine adoption and the...
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,...