April 24, 2020
About the Author: Bradley Merrill Thompson is a member of the firm at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. There, he counsels medical device, drug and combination product companies on a wide range of FDA regulatory, reimbursement and clinical trial issues. The opinions in this piece are Thompson's and don't necessarily reflect the opinions of MobiHealthNews or HIMSS.
Many appreciate that telemedicine...
April 6, 2020
SteadyMD, a nationwide telehealth provider focused on continuous care, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Pelion Venture Partners and Next Ventures co-led the round, alongside contributions from First Trust Capital Partners, the Daube Family Office, Crosscut Ventures, M25, Wild Ventures, and Hyde Park Venture Partners.
WHAT THEY DO
SteadyMD's virtual care service connects members to text...
March 20, 2020
The FDA announced today a new policy that permits expanded use of connected, non-invasive remote vital sign monitors until the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The agency is relaxing its prior guidance so that healthcare teams can monitor their patients outside of the hospital with certain devices that were previously cleared by the FDA, thereby freeing up space for the high volume...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...