telehealth

By Laura Lovett 03:44 pm August 13, 2019
Telemedicine access in the state of New Hampshire is expanding thanks to a newly signed bill that will let primary care providers and pediatricians bill Medicaid and private insurances for telemedicine visits, according to a report by the Associated Press. The new legislation is an expansion from previous bills, which restricted reimbursement to specialist visits.  All providers with an already...
By Dave Muoio 01:23 pm August 12, 2019
Genneve, an online telehealth service serving women experiencing menopause, has raised $4 million in a funding round led by BlueRun Ventures. Maven Ventures, Startup Health and an unnamed angel investors also participated. WHAT THEY DO Founded by former Microsoft and Neutrogena executives, Genneve is a platform offering video appointments with practitioners specializing in menopause care. Users...
By Dave Muoio 12:20 pm August 7, 2019
Sitata, a service that supports international travelers with safety and health information relevant to their trip, has relaunched its platform with a host of new features, key among which is support for in-app telemedicine visits with a network of vetted travel physicians. “We knew we do a lot of preventative health information, but when it came to assisting someone in time of need, we weren’t...
By Dave Muoio 03:40 pm August 5, 2019
Sleep tracking, iOS support comes to Google Fit. Google Fit saw an update on Friday that allows the health tracking app to connect with sleep apps and services, thereby allowing users to monitor their rest within Google’s product. The tool’s iPhone app has also received a boost that brings the run, hike or biking route summaries of the Android version those pairing an iPhone with a Wear OS...
By Dave Muoio 03:26 pm August 5, 2019
Teladoc Health stuck to its game plan in the second quarter and first half of 2019, the company reported last week in its earnings call. Total revenue, membership and service utilization are each trending upward while the telehealth company’s international and strategic investments appear to be taking hold. However, the company still has yet to turn a profit, although it is aiming to be cash flow...
By Dave Muoio 04:08 pm July 29, 2019
Direct-to-consumer telemedicine services have attracted plenty of attention from investors and patients alike, due in part to their lower costs and ease of use. From a medical standpoint, however, these business models introduce a number of departures from traditional care that deserve serious concern and investigation, argue the authors of an editorial published Friday in JAMA. “DTC telemedicine...
By Vasileios Nittas 05:23 am July 23, 2019
It is widely known that the true success of digital health initiatives ultimately depends on end-user acceptance, motivation and engagement. The harsh reality is that only a fraction of eHealth solutions reaches the user, a smaller fraction of those is being adopted, while an even smaller fraction passes the line of “initial adoption” and achieves sustainability. This reality holds equally for...
By Dave Muoio 02:07 pm July 11, 2019
The FCC’s Connected Care Pilot Program — a three-year, $100 million telehealth initiative that was first proposed last summer — took another step toward fruition yesterday with the commission’s unanimous vote to advance and seek public comment on the project. Alongside general questions on the program’s budgeting, duration and structure, the new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is searching for...
By Dave Muoio 02:18 pm July 10, 2019
Virtual until proven fraudulent. A New York anesthesiologist has been indicted for her role in a scheme to submit fraudulent telemedicine claims to Medicare, Medicare Part D plans as we. According to the indictment, Dr. Anna Steiner and other providers purported to practice telemedicine in exchange for kickbacks starting in 2015. This resulted in more than $7 million in Medicare claims on behalf...
By Dave Muoio 03:44 pm July 8, 2019
Enterprise telehealth company SnapMD has released an updated version of its Virtual Care mobile app for iOS and Android mobile devices that, among other things, offers clients new tools to better embed the service within their own digital ecosystem. Launched today, the white-label app comes with an SDK and APIs that allow provider clients to either customize their own branded telehealth mobile...