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By Aditi Pai March 24, 2015
Rep. Dan Sullivan The Arkansas House of Representatives has voted down a bill that would allow telemedicine companies to offer services within the state. The bill was defeated 41-21 with two people voting present. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Dan Sullivan (R-Jonesboro) who explained in the hearing that the bill specifically addressed "the opportunity to do certain primary care activities,...
By Aditi Pai December 22, 2014
LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon announced plans to cover video visits to its members starting in the new year. While the plan will pay for video visits between patients and their providers, LifeWise also partnered with video visits company Teladoc to make its video visits service available to members. Portland, Oregon-based LifeWise along with its partners Premera Blue Cross, Premera Blue Cross...
By Jonah Comstock November 5, 2014
In May, Oscar, the New York-based individual-only insurance plan raised $80 million at close to a $1 billion valuation. That brought the company's total funding to $150 million. It's an impressive feat for a small startup attempting to compete in health insurance, which is so thoroughly dominated by huge legacy players. At IBF's Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit in Boston, Oscar co-founder...
By Jonah Comstock November 4, 2014
As telemedicine continues to grow in adoption and support, two of the most high profile telemedicine CEOs -- Teladoc's Jason Gorevic and Doctor on Demand's Adam Jackson -- shared the stage at the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit with Dr. Allan Khoury, a Towers Watson senior health management consultant with a focus on the burgeoning field. The panel discussed telemedicine adoption and the...
By Aditi Pai September 22, 2014
Dallas, Texas-based virtual visits company Teladoc raised $50 million, according to an SEC filing. The round was led by Jafco Ventures with additional funding from FLAG Capital Management, Greenspring Associates, Mellon, and QuestMark Partners. This brings the company's total funding to about $96.6 million. Existing investors who also contributed to this round include Kleiner Perkins Caufield...
By Aditi Pai August 21, 2014
Vitals 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...
By Brian Dolan 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...
By Aditi Pai 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...
By Jonah Comstock 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...
By Aditi Pai 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...