remote care

By Laura Lovett 03:23 pm February 12, 2020
On March 1, XRHealth plans to launch its first virtual reality telehealth clinic in eight states and Washington DC.  The new technology is set to bring VR therapy into the patient’s home by combining therapeutic software, telehealth support and a VR headset to deliver remote rehabilitation services. Patients can use this service for a number of conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke...
By Dave Muoio 03:12 pm December 3, 2019
The US Department of Agriculture announced new grant investments in late November for infrastructure aimed at expanding education and healthcare access among rural US residents. The full bundle consists of 133 grants totaling $42.5 million, and are spread across 37 states and two US territories. WHAT’S THE IMPACT Roughly half of these grants are being allotted for telemedicine-focused projects,...
By Laura Lovett 03:18 pm November 19, 2019
Ada Health is expanding its services in East Africa with a new Swahili language version of its artificial intelligence assessment app.  The tool is pitched as a way for clinicians and patients to get more information about potential symptom causes as well as localized action steps about what to do next.  “The Swahili version of the Ada app can be accessed via smartphone, and offers support to...
By Dave Muoio 02:33 pm September 23, 2019
Heal, maker of an app for booking and processing device-driven physician house calls, announced today that it has acquired New York City-based Doctors on Call, a roughly 50-year-old provider of house call services for elderly patients. The acquisition allows Heal to expand its services — previously limited to the Atlanta, California and Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. areas — into the New York...
By Dave Muoio 02:31 pm September 13, 2019
Fall has arrived, and with it comes the annual migration of millions of young adults leaving their homes for the promises of higher learning. For a substantial portion of these students, the trek means a transition from their family’s usual healthcare provider to their campus’s health services or other nearby sources for care — a gap that telehealth vendors are eager to fill. “These students are...
By Dave Muoio 02:49 pm September 9, 2019
Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), a provider of remote patient monitoring platform for health systems, has closed $10 million in new funding. The raise was led by Edison Partners. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2012, HRS offers a broad range of telehealth services that provide systems with real-time monitoring, virtual visits, messaging, patient engagement and education, image transfer and other remote...
By Laura Lovett 08:59 am September 2, 2019
Across the U.S. and Europe, the population is rapidly aging. In Finland this "silver tsunami" is particularly true.  Roughly 22% of the country’s population is over the age of 65, a figure only expected to grow over the next decade, according to Statistics Finland. Moreover, in about 50 years over a third of the population will be classified as a senior citizen.   In the nation’s capital, the...
By Dave Muoio 11:36 am June 14, 2019
Seeking to better reach aging patients in their homes, telehealth company American Well has partnered with Cisco Systems on an upcoming effort to deliver virtual care through home television sets, the companies announced today at American Well’s annual Client Forum in Boston. “This is a very, very different exercise than any of the tech health that we’ve done in the past, because this isn’t about...
By Dave Muoio 09:47 am June 13, 2019
Genome Medical — a company that offers patient-facing virtual visits and provider-facing consultations with genetic experts — has raised $23 million in Series B funding. The round brings Genome Medical to $46 million in total funding. The round was led by Echo Health Ventures, with participation from LRVHealth, Casdin Capital, Perceptive Advisors, Manatt Venture Fund and Dreamers Fund, as well as...
By Dave Muoio 03:17 pm June 11, 2019
Medically Home Group, a services company that supplies remote care technology for at-home acute care, has added a $10 million strategic investment from Cardinal Health and other unnamed backers of its ongoing Series B funding round. WHAT THEY DO The company pitches its “Virtual Hospital” service as an alternative to lengthy and expensive hospital stays. It deploys monitoring and communication...