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...
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...
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...
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...
April 17, 2019
Adoption and interest in telehealth technology for patient consultations has increased substantially over the past few years, according to a new physician survey released by telehealth provider American Well.
The survey, which was conducted by M3 Global Research, polled 800 US physicians in late 2018. Of these, 62.5 percent were primary care physicians and the remainder were specialists....
April 17, 2019
Best Buy is now selling Tyto Care’s remote care device and service through its online storefront, the companies announced in a press release this morning. The retailer is also offering the platform in certain Minnesota stores, and has plans to expand this availability to North Dakota, South Dakota, California and Ohio locations as well.
Coming in at $299.99, the TytoHome device connects users to...
April 11, 2019
Telemedicine giant Teladoc announced this morning that it is teaming up with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on a new project aimed at creating a consumer pediatric telehealth platform for hospital and health systems.
As part of the partnership, doctors from Cincinnati Children’s will lead the advisory team. The hospital team is set to advise on pediatric-specific workflows,...