August 21, 2014
This year, on Inc Magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies, several of the companies listed were in the digital health space. Inc created this list by measuring a private company's revenue growth between 2010 and 2013 and sorted the results by percentage. The awards mark one of the few opportunities to get a peek at a private company's revenue figures and a general...
July 30, 2014
Castlight Health, which went public earlier this year, inked deals with 26 more employers during the second quarter, including new deals with six Fortune 500 companies like Google, Sprint, The Kellogg Company, and Texas Instruments. The company's new customer wins also included a large state university system and a handful of local government entities. Interestingly, the company has also found...
June 12, 2014
This week, a bevy of telehealth stakeholders sent incoming HHS secretary Sylvia Burwell a letter as part of ongoing efforts to improve the legal and political climate for telehealth. But virtual visit practioners -- whether using video, telephone, or software -- are managing to do pretty well despite some coverage restrictions. There's at least 12 companies in this burgeoning space, and that...
April 29, 2014
One of the biggest difficulties for mobile and digital health companies (or health systems) focused on telemedicine is that they're usually attempting to provide a national service, but the regulations they must follow are determined on the state level -- for the most part by state medical boards. Recently, the Federation of State Medical Boards, an advisory group that issues guidance documents...
March 13, 2014
Scottsdale, Arizona-based Stat Health Services, which offers the online doctor visit service Stat Doctors, raised $3.5 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $8.8 million to date.
The company told MobiHealthNews that it plans to release more details on the investment round later today.
Stat Doctors helps patients contact doctors about medical...
September 12, 2013
Dallas, Texas-based Teladoc raised $15 million from five undisclosed investors this week, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total public funding to $46.6 million.
Teladoc declined to comment on its plans for the money.
The last public funding raise that Teladoc announced was in 2011. The company raised $18.6 million in a round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB...
September 6, 2013
Last week, Teladoc acquired Consult A Doctor for an undisclosed sum. This news marked the eleventh acquisition so far this year.
Four months ago, MobiHealthNews compiled a list of six acquisitions that had occurred so far in 2013, starting in January when athenahealth bought Epocrates for $293 million. Just a month after that, Jawbone acquired Massive Health to improve its wearable health device...
April 26, 2013
One of the findings of a recent California Health Care Foundation whitepaper about health-specific accelerators was the importance of involving healthcare experts such as doctors in the organization.
Dr. Hubert Zajicek took that to heart in starting his new health tech accelerator, Health Wildcatters, in Dallas, Texas. Zajicek is a physician who specialized in nephrology, or kidney research....
November 13, 2012
It's purely speculative, but a survey of entrepreneurs working in digital health suggests that Practice Fusion, Castlight Health and ZocDoc could be the next companies in the sector to go public.
Venture capital firm InterWest Partners queried more than 100 entrepreneurs about the future of digital health and found that 26 percent of them thought Practice Fusion, the current darling of the small-...
April 30, 2012
At the American Telemedicine Association event this week online care services provider American Well announced that the newest version of its offering would enable patients to conduct real-time video visits with physicians and other care providers via their mobile devices.
While American Well's core customer base has always been major health plans, including WellPoint, UnitedHealth, and various...