December 22, 2020
UK startup Babylon Health has scored $100 million (£74.5m) in a convertible loan led by Swedish listed fund VNV Global.
The new investment is part of the financial round of 2019, which saw the firm raise $550 million (£410m) in Series C funding.
VNV Global invested the full $100 million round in Babylon through Global Health Equity, a newly established company within the VNV Global group. $35...
January 29, 2020
A new menopause health service has launched in California that offers women remote consultations and, for the first time, mail-order prescriptions of menopause hormone replacement therapies.
Called CurieMD, the telemedicine platform offers consumers video consultation with a board-certified midlife health practitioners (free at launch, and $39 for follow-up appointments).
Should that practitioner...
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April 16, 2019
Ro — the company which made its mark with a men’s health platform focused on erectile dysfunction called Roman — has landed an additional $85 million in Series B financing, according to a source at TechCrunch.
When MobiHealthNews reached out, the company declined to comment on this funding.
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Ro made a name for itself in the digital health world with its online platform that...
April 1, 2019
Providers using DrChrono’s digital EHR system will now be able to conduct virtual appointments through a smartphone. This comes after the company announced that it is integrating Beam, a digital health platform that lets providers bill and connect patients to virtual care, into its system.
Physicians already on the DrChrono system can will now be able to see their patients through HD, HIPAA-...
March 26, 2019
A recent independent review of askmyGP, an online triage and telehealth consultation service deployed in the UK, suggests that patients seeking care online often behave similarly to those simply calling their practitioner’s office — particularly in terms of when during the day patients most often reach out to make an appointment.
Despite this broader trend, feedback from patients using the...
March 26, 2019
A recent report is projecting that the global telemedicine market will expand from its current $38.3 billion valuation to $130.5 billion by 2025.
According to the study by Global Market Insights, this 19.2 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) will be largely fueled by worldwide telecommunication network developments, market opportunities in rural areas or those without easy access to...
February 20, 2019
A survey of 164 US adults published last week in npj Digital Medicine suggests that while many individuals seeking psychotherapy for depression would consider a digital treatment with or without supplementary support, a one-on-one in-person visit is still the most popular option due to concerns of efficacy, access and confidentiality.
Forty-nine percent of the survey’s eligible...