June 4, 2015
While Teladoc has been pulling in a lot of press lately with its IPO news, competitor American Well has been busy too, securing an eight-figure investment from Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva, according to a recent report in Israeli publication Globes.
According to Globes, the investment of "tens of millions of dollars" is part of a new push into digital health by Teva, which has also included...
April 29, 2015
Teladoc, a large and fast-growing video visits company based in Dallas, Texas, has taken the first step toward filing an initial public offering, according to a statement from the company. Teladoc filed a confidential S-1 form with the SEC and expressed an intention to file an IPO following the SEC's review process.
The Deal had the scoop about a month ago from three investment bankers, one of ...
October 13, 2014
About a year ago when Google launched its video chats service and directory Helpouts, which connects people to experts in a wide variety of fields, reports emerged that the search giant was now offering video visits with doctors.
Soon after Helpouts' launch, tech-savvy primary care provider One Medical Group's CEO Dr. Tom Lee told VentureBeat that his company was working with...
August 28, 2014
According to research firm Parks Associates the number of doctor-patient video consultations in the US will almost triple over the next year.
"The number of doctor-patient video consultations will nearly triple from this year to the next, from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015, and will exceed 130 million in 2018," Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks...
October 15, 2013
Last week Boston-based American Well made its telehealth service available as a direct-to-consumer offering. Now anyone with a camera-equipped smartphone, tablet, or computer can conduct a video visit with a physician for $49 -- assuming you live in a state that doesn't prohibit it. That means those in Texas, Louisiana, Alaska, Alabama and Oklahoma will have to wait until their state's...