February 7, 2017
Telemedicine provider American Well has announced two new partnerships with health systems and payers. In Indiana, several members of the Suburban Health Organization – a hospital partnership that works to promote patient access and efficiency in the system – will collaborate with American Well to bring video telehealth visits to SHO’s local patient population.
The new service is called...
November 9, 2016
Teladoc and the Texas Medical Board have asked for, and received, a stay in their ongoing lawsuit. The case will resume in Western Texas District Court on April 19, 2017.
The case, which concerns whether anti-telemedicine regulations levvied by the board constitute a violation of antitrust laws, was set to resume after the board withdrew an appeal to the Fifth Circuit court. But both parties...
October 31, 2016
AARP Services, a subsidiary of AARP, has launched a new, interactive website designed to address gaps in the caregiving market, from scheduling and telehealth to professional advice.
The CareConnection site, currently in beta, aims to be a central hub for caregivers, and is piloting services from a number of companies that provide resources for caregivers. The idea for the site is based on...
October 28, 2016
San Jose-based Vocera Communications, which offers communications services for hospitals and health systems, has acquired fellow clinical communications company Extension Healthcare for $55 million in an all-cash transaction.The acquisition combines the complementary technology of both companies, creating a mobile communication and collaboration platform within a single system from a single...
October 28, 2016
Lewisville, Texas-based telemedicine company Teladoc has announced its third quarter results, which, while showing increased revenue, membership and visits, ultimately revealed increased financial losses compared to last year. However, in a call to investors, executives pointed to the fact that it is the company’s first full quarter since acquiring employee health benefits app-maker HealthiestYou...
October 19, 2016
In an unusual move, the Texas Medical Board has dropped its appeal in its case against Teladoc. The appeal itself was an unusual move, as the board appealed not the lower court's final decision, but its rejection of the state's motion to dismiss the case.
Teladoc, which offers remote medical visits, sued the TMB in state court way back in April 2015, alleging that because the board was made up of...
September 12, 2016
Teladoc's antitrust lawsuit against the Texas Medical Board (TMB) is still a long way from over, but an amicus curie brief filed this morning in the Fifth Circuit Court shows that the telemedicine company has friends in high places: namely, the US Federal Trade Commission.
A quick refresher: Teladoc sued the TMB in state court way back in April 2015, alleging that because the board was made up of...
August 26, 2016
In 2012, MobiHealthNews ran an article — contributed by patent lawyer Orion Armon of Cooley LLP — asking the question “Is mobile health about to enter a patent thicket?” Armon had noticed a stark rise in the number of patents being issued in the mobile health space. He predicted that this would likely lead to an increase in mobile health patent litigation.
Four years later, we haven’t seen nearly...
August 16, 2016
Arkansas, which lags behind the rest of the country in regards to telemedicine, approved one medical board rule to expand telehealth services in the state, but rejected a second that would change requirements for doctors’ use of telemedicine, Arkansas’ KUAR radio reports. While the first rule allows doctors and patients to establish a relationship via audiovisual technology, the lack of a...
August 12, 2016
Over the years, more and more companies have gone public in the digital health space and existing public companies have gotten into the space, either on their own or thorugh acquisitions. Here's a roundup of digital health talk on the latest round of second quarter investor calls and quarterly finance reports.
Fitbit. San Francisco-based Fitbit, maker of a series of popular wearable activity...