May 3, 2017
Satchel Health, a company that uses connected devices to provide telehealth offerings to post-acute care providers, has had a change at the top. Founder and former CEO Ryan Macy has stepped down into the role of chief product officer and Satchel has hired Lanson Hyde as CEO. Hyde most recently served as chief operating officer of the hospital division and president of the Ambulatory Surgery...
February 16, 2017
App-based doctor house call company Pager will incorporate PokitDok’s healthcare price comparison tool into its care navigation platform. In addition to the ability to find board-certified doctors, registered nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners and arrange either in-home or telemedicine visits (or refer to a specialist) Pager customers will also be able to verify insurance or...
January 5, 2017
New York City-based Pager, which offers an app for on-demand house call services, has appointed Walter Jin as the company’s new CEO. In 2016, Pager formalized three large healthcare provider relationships: Weill Cornell, Evolution Health, and most recently, Baylor Scott & White Health. Since its inception three years ago, Pager says it has grown significantly and has many new healthcare...
October 17, 2016
On-demand digital health concierge Accolade Health, which provides its services for employers, health plans and health systems, made several hires over the last few weeks. Two weeks ago the company appointed Dr. Ivor Horn as Chief Medical Officer. A board-certified pediatrician, Horn previously served as medical director of the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children's Hospital...
October 4, 2016
New York City-based Pager, which offers an app for telemedicine and in-person house call services around the city, has raised $5.2 million, according to an SEC filing. The news was first spotted by MedCity News, which also reported that Pager will be focusing on adding payers to its customer base. The funding will be used to expand the company’s offerings outside of New York City as well as fund...
December 9, 2015
Dr Jay Parkinson, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Sherpaa, has long been an outspoken critic of video visits as the increasingly de facto modality for telemedicine. He argues that Sherpaa's offering of asynchronous doctor visits, carried out by text messaging, is more efficient, more scalable, and more in tune with consumer expectations.
"Secure, asynchronous messaging to solve health...
November 19, 2015
PediaQ, an app-based pediatric house call service, has raised $1.2 million in a round led by Bill Miller, a healthcare industry advisor at KKR Advisors, with participation from Jack Furst, of Oak Street Investors & HM Capital, and Gary Gerlacher, founder of Acute Kids Pediatric Urgent Care. This brings the company’s total funding to $2.1 million.
PediaQ allows users to call pediatric nurse...
April 27, 2015
Los Angeles-based Heal, which has developed an app that helps people send a doctor to their house, has launched its service in San Francisco. Until a week ago, the company only operated in Los Angeles.
Users pay $99 to have a doctor come to their house in under an hour. Similarly to Uber, after requesting a doctor, the user can see the doctor's location in the app when they are en route to the...
December 11, 2014
Dr. Richard Boxer
There's more than one way to do a house call. That was the takeaway from a discussion of two very different mobile health initiatives that shared the stage at a panel I moderated this week at the mHealth Summit.
Dr. Richard Boxer, the former chief medical officer of Teladoc, spoke about his new startup Pager, which literally sends doctors to the doors of patients who have...
September 3, 2009
ECG necklace presented at IEEE event: IMEC, an independent research center for nanoelectronics and nanotechnology, along with its affiliate center, the Holst Centre, presented a protoype electrocardiogram (ECG) necklace at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine + Biology Conference (EMBC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) this week. IMEC said the technology will enable long-term monitoring of cardiac...