October 17, 2017
Fifty-nine percent of American adults used a website like WebMD to look up symptoms instead of visiting a primary care physician, according to a new survey, while only 12 percent used telemedicine in place of primary care.
The data comes from the University of Phoenix College of Health Professionals, which completed an online survey of 2,201 individuals across a range of demographic backgrounds....
January 26, 2017
Paris, France-based Doctolib, an online doctor’s appointment booking app and management software company, has raised $28 million (26 million euros) in series C funding in a round led by BPI France. Existing investors Accel, Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, cofounder of PriceMinister, and BlaBlaCar cofounder Nicolas Brusson also contributed. In 2015, the company raised $20 million (18 million euros), and...
November 23, 2015
PatientPop, which offers a marketing service that doctors can use to grow their practice, raised $10 million from Toba Capital. This brings the company's funding to $13.3 million.
“Providers today recognize the front door of their practice has moved online; they realize the importance of having a professional web presence, good reputation, and a technology strategy that helps acquire and retain...
March 10, 2015
Irvine, California-based practice management software company Kareo has acquired San Francisco-based DoctorBase, maker of a mobile-based patient communications offering.
DoctorBase has raised at least $360,000 to date. Kareo had raised a total of $72.5 million as of January 2014.
DoctorBase developed a tool that both helps practices find new patients as well as communicate with their existing...
February 12, 2015
A new survey from Salesforce of 1,700 American adults shows that most are satisfied with the care they receive from their physicians, despite fairly limited adoption of online tools to communicate with their doctors.
Less than 10 percent of those surveyed said they use the web, email or text to set up appointments, compared to 76 percent that still do so over the phone and 25 percent that...
January 15, 2015
Patients are increasingly looking at what digital services physicians provide when choosing a doctor, and they're finding themselves disappointed in what they see, according to a new survey from TechnologyAdvice. The research group found that while 62.6 percent of physicians offered some kind of digital services, two of the top three most requested services -- online appointment scheduling and...
July 25, 2014
Around 4.4 million members in health system Kaiser Permanente's 9.1 million member network are using Kaiser's online health management platform, called My Health Manager, according to a Kaiser's 2013 annual report.
Kaiser Permanente's health manager website had over 131 million visits last year. The report adds that through Kaiser's online and mobile health services 34.4 million lab test results...
January 7, 2014
UnitedHealthcare announced at CES that the company is launching an online appointment booking system for UnitedHealthgroup members. The system, which is called myEasyBook, will allow users of high-deductible healthcare plans (such as those linked to Health Savings Accounts or Health Reimbursement Accounts) to go online and compare the costs of different available providers in their network.
June 25, 2012
According to a survey of 1,000 patients in the US, almost all patients (90 percent) want to use technology to better self-manage their own health. Accenture released the results from its survey at last week's America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) conference. These patients were interested in accessing their own health information, refilling prescriptions, and booking doctors appointments online...