March 8, 2018
Aetna's iTriage, a symptom checker app that was one of the earliest successful exits in the digital health space, has officially disappeared from the app store after being "sunsetted" to make room for a new, upcoming app called Aetna Health, MobiHealthNews has learned. Aetna Health launched in January and is currently available to a select group of Aetna members.
"We were starting to get to the...
April 27, 2016
Hospital communication company Voalte appointed a new CEO and Chairman, Adam McMullin. McMullin comes to Voalte via Hill-Rom, where he led the Clinical Workflow Solutions business. Trey Lauderdale, founder of Voalte and the current CEO, will stay on as President. "Adam is a phenomenal choice to lead Voalte as we embark on the next phase of growth for the company,” Lauderdale said in a statement...
March 7, 2016
Aetna has merged its Denver-based health app-maker subsidiary iTriage with its cost transparency business, WellMatch, to form one team. The move follows lay offs across four Aetna businesses, an iTriage spokesperson confirmed to MobiHealthNews. The iTriage app, which has been downloaded more than 15 million times, helps consumers connect with the right care provider via a symptom navigator.
February 4, 2016
Aetna subsidiary iTriage has quietly launched a new version of its app, called iTriage Essentials, for iOS and Android platforms. The app is a redesigned, stripped down version of iTriage designed to serve as a testing ground for the company, though it will likely eventually replace the original iTriage app.
“We built this as a platform to test some hypotheses we have and some deep research we’ve...
August 27, 2015
During a campaign stop in Iowa this week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touted the importance of telemedicine, Politico reported this morning. The entire speech is available from Clinton's campaign, but here's the relevant passage:
"And we also need to do better on health care. Decades ago, I led a commission on rural health in Arkansas that worked on increasing access in remote parts...
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...
July 13, 2015
Online and mobile symptom checkers like WebMD, AskMD, iTriage, and even offerings from the Mayo Clinic and the UK's NHS, come up with an accurate diagnosis only about a third of the time, according to a study by Harvard researchers recently published in the British Medical Journal.
Researchers looked at 23 free English-language symptom checkers that either offered patients a...
May 13, 2015
Warsaw, Poland-based DocPlanner, which offers a service that helps consumers find and book appointments with providers, has raised $10 million in a round led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and angel investor Lukasz Gadowski.
Other investors participating in the round include newcomer OLX Founder Fabrice Grinda as well as existing investors Point Nine Capital, Piton ...
April 29, 2015
Aetna business unit iTriage has released data from a survey of 3,300 of its users -- a sample of individuals who, as iTriage users, have already adopted mobile health tools -- and found that only 48 percent of their iOS users use Apple Health. What's more, 27 percent have never heard of it. Google Fit fairs even worse, with only 40 percent of the iTriage Android users surveyed using it and 27...
February 19, 2015
President Barack Obama is considering using an Apple Watch because of its fitness capabilities, according to a recent interview with Re/Code Cofounder Kara Swisher.
“I don’t have a Fitbit yet, but I work out hard,” he told Swisher. “Word is these Apple Watches might be a good companion for my workouts. So I’m gonna see, I’m gonna test it out."
Obama continued: "I don’t want to give Tim Cook too...