May 30, 2019
Heal, maker of an app for booking and processing physician house calls, is making an unexpected addition to its platform: a built-in telemedicine feature that customers may use to conduct voice or video calls with a provider.
For a company that often stresses the value and benefits of an in-person visit, the decision to introduce a degree of separation between the patient and a clinician may seem...
April 16, 2019
Text-based primary care platform 98point6 will be providing 24-7 access to Arizona-based health plan Banner|Aetna’s members thanks to a new deal between the two groups. The deployment will begin handling consultations, assessments, prescriptions and lab test orders in July of this year.
“With 98point6, we are pioneering a new approach to primary care that will further differentiate Banner|Aetna...
February 15, 2019
Getting to a doctor’s office for a diagnosis can take days if not weeks — but getting a Google "diagnosis" takes seconds. Accessing information, both accurate and inaccurate, is easy today, opening new doors for consumers of healthcare.
“We are in a world where consumers have a lot of information and we need to give them a system to figure out how do we use that information appropriately and how...
October 1, 2018
Heal, a company that allows patients to book physician house calls through an app-driven digital scheduling and processing platform, today announced support for Apple’s personal health record platform. Now, patients using an iPhone can share records from Apple Health Record-compatible hospitals with the Heal doctor conducting the house call, helping to better inform their medical decisions....
July 26, 2018
Walgreens Boots Alliance has launched a new digital platform, available through its mobile app and website, called Find Care Now. The service is designed to be a curated way to connect customers to a range of healthcare providers that Walgreens has partnered with, including telemedicine companies, digital-enabled house call companies, and more traditional providers.
“Find Care Now is ultimately a...
May 22, 2018
Heal, a company that allows patients to book physician house calls through an app-driven digital scheduling and processing platform, announced this morning that it has raised $20 million in new investment capital, bringing the company’s raised total to more than $69 million.
The investment came from Bascom Ventures, Inflection Capital, IRA Capital, RLJ Equity Partners, Trans-Pacific Technology...
January 10, 2018
App-based physician house call service, Heal, just announced the launch of its new product Wellbe, a device which serves as a data hub for connected health devices. The company claims Wellbe can link and track data from more than 100 disconnected, siloed medical tools. The data is then connected to Heal's physicians.
"We are humbled that Heal's house calls have shown great potential to improve...
February 22, 2017
Digital diabetes management company Omada Health has brought on federal policy veteran Lucia Savage as their new Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer. Savage, who previously worked as Chief Privacy Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for IT, will lead Omada’s legal and compliance team. In her new role, Savage will lead Omada’s regulatory strategy and ensure the privacy and security...
December 19, 2016
New York City-based digital health company Progyny, which offers a number of fertility services including concierge services for in-vitro fertilization, egg freezing, adoption and fertility benefits, has hired David Schlanger, former head of WebMD, as its new CEO. Schlanger left WebMD by mutual agreement in September.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Progyny team and look forward to leading the...
December 8, 2016
Yoky Matsuoka, an executive at Apple who joined in May to work on health projects has left the company, according to a recent report in Bloomberg. Matsuoka formerly served as CEO of Quanttus, VP of technology at Nest, and head of innovation at Google. She was reportedly working on HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit at Apple. Neither Apple nor Matsuoka has confirmed the news and her LinkedIn...