patient-doctor communication

By Jonah Comstock June 20, 2016
A new survey, conducted by Nielsen and commissioned by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices, shows a gap in communications between how much doctors say they are prescribing technology and how patients report that interaction. Nielsen talked to 30,007 US consumers and 626 US physicians for the poll. “This survey is evidence of the failure of American healthcare to provide coordinated,...
By Jonah Comstock July 21, 2015
Bright.md, a telemedicine company for non-acute care that uses a software called SmartExam to minimize the time required of its physicians, has raised $3.5 million in first round funding. The round was led by Oregon Angel Fund, with substantial participation from Seven Peaks Ventures and Stanford-StartX Fund. The company previously raised a $1 million seed round, which we reported on last October...
By Aditi Pai July 13, 2015
Newport Beach, California-based Curely, which has developed a telehealth app that allows patients to ask physicians health and wellness questions, raised $2 million in a round led by Exponential Partners. Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that "GE Health's" CIO had invested in Curely. Doctors who communicate with patients through the app, which is available for iOS...
By Jonah Comstock October 29, 2014
MIEC, an Oakland, California-based medical malpractice insurer, has teamed up with HealthLoop to turn the startup's mobile and web-based communication platform toward a new use-case: decreasing the number of malpractice claims brought against a doctor or hospital. "It is well known that most litigation cases are not due to actual malpractice or 'bad surgeons,' but rather because patients felt...
By Jonah Comstock August 8, 2013
A qualitative study by Weiss Cornell Medical Center found many benefits to digital patient-physician communication. A new qualitative study from Weill Cornell Medical Center, published in Health Affairs, suggests that physician-patient communication by email or a secure patient portal offers significantly more advantages than disadvantages. However, the study authors speculate adoption of...