telemedicine

Doctor on Demand CEO Hill Ferguson

Doctor on Demand CEO Hill Ferguson

By Jonah Comstock August 9, 2018
Telemedicine options for employers in the United States are approaching ubiquity — a National Business Group on Health survey last year found that 96 percent of employers planned to offer telemedicine services to employees this year. Indeed the question for employers has moved from “whether to offer telemedicine” to “how to maximize the value of a telemedicine investment.” That gives big...
MinuteClinic Video Visits
By Dave Muoio August 8, 2018
Through a partnership with Teladoc, CVS’ MinuteClinic announced today that it has launched a 24-7 telehealth offering available through an app for consumers’ smartphones. The service is intended for patients aged two years or older seeking care for a minor illness, minor injury, skin condition, or “other wellness needs.” MinuteClinic Video Visits are currently available in Arizona, California,...
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August 8, 2018
The personal data of 2,373,764 patients was left exposed online after Hova Health, a telemedicine company based in Mexico, misconfigured a MongoDB database. Security researcher Bob Diachecko made the discovery using the Shodan.io search engine, which scans the internet for open ports on connected devices and web servers. The database was publically available and could be accessed or changed by...
By Dave Muoio August 7, 2018
Telemedicine may help practitioners better reach their patients, but the convenience could come at a cost for the provider. In a qualitative study recently accepted in Nature’s Pediatric Research journal, pediatric doctors conducting telemedicine consultations report a number of medical and non-medical challenges that are not present during face-to-face encounters. "It is clear that doctors...
By Laura Lovett August 1, 2018
Looking towards growth, MDLive announced this morning that it has closed a $50 million investing round led by Health Velocity Capital with existing investors Cigna Corporation and Health Care Service Corporation. Novo Holdings A/S and Industry Ventures also participated in the round. “As telehealth continues its rapid integration into the healthcare space, this financing has provided us with a...
Walgreens launches new a digital platform for connecting customers to healthcare providers
By Jonah Comstock July 26, 2018
Walgreens Boots Alliance has launched a new digital platform, available through its mobile app and website, called Find Care Now. The service is designed to be a curated way to connect customers to a range of healthcare providers that Walgreens has partnered with, including telemedicine companies, digital-enabled house call companies, and more traditional providers. “Find Care Now is ultimately a...

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By Laura Lovett July 25, 2018
Update: The telemedicine scene referred to in this article was cut from the US version of "Sharkwrecked." It will still be in the international version. Correction: The survivalists blew up a boat. A previous version of this article misstated that the divers were in an inflatable boat.  Telemedicine is getting a cameo on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Set to premier tomorrow night, the show "...
By Dave Muoio July 23, 2018
Anthem plan members who own a Samsung Galaxy device are now able to use American Well’s LiveHealth Online telehealth service through the Samsung Health app, the companies announced today. LiveHealth Online facilitates video consultations with US-based, board certified providers who can diagnose users’ non-emergency medical conditions and submit a prescription if necessary. The service is...
US Army triage training

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By Dave Muoio July 19, 2018
The US Army’s medical division has been building a mobile technology platform that will streamline triage and communications in the event of medical evacuations, and is now looking for units to pilot the technology according to a recent release from the service’s public affairs division. The Medical Hands-free Unified Broadcast, or MEDHUB, initiative looks to leverage wearable sensors,...
By Dave Muoio July 19, 2018
California-based telehealth provider InTouch Health inked a letter of intent alongside Rite Aid to explore how the virtual care platform can be implemented by the retail pharmacy chain to boost customers’ access to care. Specifically, the deal looks to bring InTouch’s technology to health kiosks owned by Rite Aid. These kiosks could be placed in Rite Aid’s pharmacies, or installed in “alternative...