MDLive

By Jonah Comstock 08:28 am February 7, 2017
Saint Luke's Health System, a 10-hospital system serving patients in and around Kansas City, Missouri, has teamed up with VenueNext to build a new, comprehensive mobile app for patients and visitors. "We currently have multiple mobile applications that we offer to our patients," Saint Luke's CIO Debe Gash told MobiHealthNews. "We have the Epic MyChart app for those that are seeing our physicians...
By Heather Mack 05:36 pm November 17, 2016
Telemedicine provider MDLive has hired Scott Decker as the company’s new chief executive officer. The company’s current CEO and founder, Randy Parker, will now be MDLive’s chief business development officer and also serve on the board of directors. Decker comes to MDLive from HealthSparq, where he was also CEO and where he built a cloud-based healthcare shopping and price transparency platform...
By Jonah Comstock 04:33 pm November 7, 2016
After offering the service to a few Medicare Advantage members in Arizona last year, Humana is expanding a collaboration with MDLive to make telemedicine services available to Medicare beneficiaries in select counties in Georgia and South Carolina. “With on-demand services playing a big role in people’s lives today, it’s important that we offer our members access to on-demand care to help reduce...
By Jonah Comstock 10:19 am September 27, 2016
Cigna has greatly expanded its telehealth offerings, adding AmericanWell to its existing offering of MDLive, the companies announced this morning. While the health insurer has been offering MDLive's service to members since 2013, they will now add AmWell, branded "AmWell for Cigna" both as a standard telehealth benefit for most of its employee health plans and many of its individual plans as well...
By Jonah Comstock 09:54 am July 31, 2016
Remote medical visit services are rapidly becoming commoditized, according to Dr. John Jenkins, VP of Telehealth and Executive Managing Director of that Primary Care Collaborative at Cone Health, a health system in Greensboro, North Carolina. “How many of you ever went to a hotel before there was free internet?” he asked the crowd last week at the mHealth and Telehealth World Congress in Boston...
By Heather Mack 02:19 am July 25, 2016
Rick Lee takes the helm at MeYou Health: Nashville-based employee wellness company Healthways has divested itself from MeYou Health, its Boston-based innovation and digital health subsidiary. Rick Lee, a serial entrepreneur who sold early digital wellness platform Healthrageous to Humana in 2013, led a group of investors, including Ballast Point Ventures, Blue Shield of California, and several...
By Aditi Pai 03:28 pm May 10, 2016
Walgreens has once again expanded its partnership with video visits company MDLive, adding behavioral health visits from Breakthrough Behavioral, which was acquired by MDLive in 2014. Breakthrough Behavioral offers patients an alternative to in-person therapy sessions. Patients can use Breakthrough Behavioral's site to choose a licensed therapy professional based on their personal profiles and...
By Jonah Comstock 12:14 pm April 5, 2016
A study of eight leading telemedicine companies shows that, for a number of common conditions, remote video and telephone visits are equally accurate, both are more accurate than webchat, and accuracy of diagnoses and adherence to best practices for in-person care varied greatly from company to company. In the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, UCSF-affiliated...
By Jonah Comstock 12:27 pm March 15, 2016
More and more health insurers are encouraging members to seek out video visits with physicians by subsidizing or outright covering such services. The latest to commit to the trend is Independence Blue Cross, which serves 2.5 million customers in the Philadelphia area and another 7.5 million across the country. Independence will offer telemedicine to its members in two ways — both through a...
By Brian Dolan 04:30 pm January 11, 2016
Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic took the stage at the JP Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference in San Francisco this morning to share some preliminary metrics around his company's financial performance last year. Gorevic also announced a few new big name Teladoc customers and shared a slide that included Teladoc's estimates for how well their competitors are doing. Gorevic said that Teladoc's revenues...