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...
October 16, 2015
New York City-based FRND, a startup that has developed an app that allows patients to request a house call, launched in New York City last week. The company also has received funding from an angel round.
This is the latest in a growing list of companies to offer a doctor house call service, but unlike a few other apps on the market that offer a similar service, including Heal, Dispatch, and Pager...
October 5, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia-based MedZed has raised $3.2 million for its doctor house call service that allows providers to remotely connect with their patients with the help of a caregiver. The funding includes a few seed rounds from as early as January 2014.
"MedZed is focused on connecting doctors and their patients," MedZed CEO Scott Schnell told MobiHealthNews. "Our focus is on going to a frail or...
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...