PlushCare

By Dave Muoio 03:18 pm June 8, 2020
Virtual primary care service PlushCare has raised $23 million in Series B funding. Transformation Capital led the round, which included GGV Capital, WTI and other unnamed individual investors. Along with its 2016 Series A, this brings the company's total raise to $31 million. WHAT THEY DO PlushCare's platform connects consumers across all 50 U.S. states to an online video visit with a doctor. The...
By Laura Lovett 03:39 pm April 13, 2020
This morning Fitbit became the latest tech giant to unveil a new coronavirus feature. Users of the Fitbit app will now be able to use the new feature to connect with a doctor virtually and access information on exercising indoors.  The new feature, which is live today, will be a new tab at the bottom of the app labelled COVID-19, and include the latest updates from the World Health Organization...
By Dave Muoio 03:50 pm March 30, 2020
MyHeritage, a genealogy and health DNA testing company, has teamed up with the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) to establish a COVID-19 testing lab in its home country of Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported on Saturday. The facility is aiming to open its doors by April 9 with a 10,000-tests-per-day capacity, and hopes to scale up to 20,000 per day shortly after. “BGI will ship to Israel in the...
By Jonah Comstock 04:24 pm March 1, 2018
PlushCare, a direct-to-consumer telemedicine service that originally focused on acute and urgent care, has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to add allergy testing to its offerings. PlushCare users will have access to Thermo Fisher's ImmunoCAP Specific IgE blood test, which can detect a number of allergies without needing to subject a patient to the traditional skin prick test. "It’s a...
By Dave Muoio 11:55 am February 26, 2018
Pillo Health has announced a deal with AI and voice assistant company Orbita to power the former’s in-home medication adherence robot. The partnership will allow the Pillo platform, set to debut at HIMSS 2018, to better assist users with complex therapy regimens and encourage adherence. “Combining voice-first technology with algorithms and architecture dedicated to healthcare is critical to...
By Jonah Comstock 03:21 pm April 26, 2017
DarioHealth launches in the UK. Israel-based DarioHealth, makers of a smartphone-connected glucometer, announced the launch of a direct-to-consumer channel in the United Kingdom. It is already available D2C in the US and Australia, but was previously available in the UK only through pharmacies and diabetes educators. PlushCare launches telemedicine EMR. PlushCare, a D2C telemedicine service...
By Jonah Comstock 10:51 am November 3, 2016
PlushCare, a D2C telemedicine service focused on urgent care, has raised $8 million in a round led by GGV Capital. Lightspeed Venture Partners and Exponent also contributed to the round. Founded by Ryan McQuaid, a former lead product marketing manager of AT&T's mHealth Platform business, PlushCare launched in 2014 with a crowdfunding campaign. From an original launch in California only, the...
By Aditi Pai 08:09 am June 12, 2014
This week, a bevy of telehealth stakeholders sent incoming HHS secretary Sylvia Burwell a letter as part of ongoing efforts to improve the legal and political climate for telehealth. But virtual visit practioners -- whether using video, telephone, or software -- are managing to do pretty well despite some coverage restrictions. There's at least 12 companies in this burgeoning space, and that...
By Jonah Comstock 05:43 am March 5, 2014
MobiHealthNews has written about a few mobile health crowdfunding projects recently, even since our last roundup in mid-January. Johns Hopkins student team Aezon became the second Tricorder X Prize contestant (after Scanadu) to try to crowdfund its entry for the $10 million prize -- out of a desired $10,000, the team has raised $4,000 so far. AT&T alum Ryan McQuaid also launched a...
By Aditi Pai 11:19 am February 4, 2014
Ryan McQuaid, a former lead product marketing manager of AT&T's mHealth Platform business, recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for his new company, PlushCare, an app-based system that lets users email, call and video chat with doctors for a subscription fee. (Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated McQuaid was Former Head of Product for AT&T mHealth)....