remote visits

By Brian Dolan June 2, 2016
A year ago the American Medical Association's ethics council almost took a vote to adopt a set of guidelines focused on ethical considerations related to the use of online or mobile visits between patients and physicians, but a physician from Texas helped convince the committee to rethink its plans and table the discussion until later that year. Now, 12 months later, the guidelines appear to have...
By Aditi Pai April 11, 2016
Telehealth company Teladoc announced that the company completed 240,000 telemedicine visits during the first quarter of the year, up 61 percent from 149,000 visits during the same period last year. Teladoc announced in its recent 2015 earnings call that, in total, physicians performed more than 575,000 visits with customers last year. Teladoc ended 2015 with $77.4 million in revenue, up 78...
By Brian Dolan February 19, 2016
  As part of our coverage of the big HIMSS16 event in Las Vegas later this month, MobiHealthNews caught up with half a dozen Boston-area digital health types to discuss a handful of topics we thought might bubble up at the big show -- or at least topics we think should. In the video above MobiHealthNews discuss the current state of telehealth with American Well's Roy Schoenberg MD, Twine...
By Aditi Pai February 11, 2016
Chicago-based remote visits company First Stop Health has raised $2.1 million from the company’s cofounders Patrick Spain and Dr. Mark Friedman as well as other angel investors. This brings First Stop Health’s total funding to $5.6 million to date. Spain said he first decided to found the company after getting involved in patient advocacy work. “We had a family issue that required me to get smart...
By Brian Dolan August 26, 2015
This year continues to be a breakout one for doctor video visits: CVS Health announced this morning that it is working with three established remote visits companies: American Well, Doctor On Demand, and Teladoc, to expand its telehealth capabilities and services. Dr. Andrew Sussman, the EVP and associate chief medical officer of CVS Health and the president of MinuteClinic told MobiHealthNews...
By Brian Dolan June 10, 2015
This week the American Medical Association’s ethics council attempted to come to an agreement over a set of guidelines focused on ethical considerations related to the use of online or mobile visits between patients and physicians, but a physician from Texas helped convince the committee to rethink its plans. The guidelines were tabled and sent back to committee for further review. The earliest...
By Jonah Comstock June 4, 2015
While Teladoc has been pulling in a lot of press lately with its IPO news, competitor American Well has been busy too, securing an eight-figure investment from Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva, according to a recent report in Israeli publication Globes. According to Globes, the investment of "tens of millions of dollars" is part of a new push into digital health by Teva, which has also included...
By Brian Dolan June 1, 2015
In late April news broke that remote visits company Teladoc had taken the first steps toward filing for an IPO, but the initial filing was private. Over the weekend the first public draft of its S-1 filing was published to the SEC's site, revealing a bevy metrics about the private company, including its financial performance to date and details surrounding the acquisitions it has made in the past...
By Jonah Comstock April 29, 2015
Teladoc, a large and fast-growing video visits company based in Dallas, Texas, has taken the first step toward filing an initial public offering, according to a statement from the company. Teladoc filed a confidential S-1 form with the SEC and expressed an intention to file an IPO following the SEC's review process. The Deal had the scoop about a month ago from three investment bankers, one of ...
By Jonah Comstock March 26, 2015
Rep. Cecile Bledsoe Shortly after the Arkansas House of Representatives rejected a bill that would have allowed telemedicine companies to offer services within the state, the House has passed a more limited bill, which had already cleared the Senate, increasing the allowable range of telemedicine services. The new bill, SB133, is more restrictive than the one that was previously voted down. It...