January 23, 2017
Convenience may override loyalty when it comes to sticking with a primary care physician, and those that offer telehealth may fare better in keeping their patients than those who don’t. In fact, many would switch to a new doctor altogether if they offered telehealth services, especially video visits, according to a new survey by telehealth company American Well.
In a poll over more than 4,100...
January 18, 2017
Samsung news site SamMobile is reporting that a new version of Samsung's S Health app is in the works, and that it will add doctor's visits, telemedicine, and symptom checker features through partnerships with American Well and WebMD.
SamMobile expects the update to launch with the launch of the Galaxy S8 in late February. The site said it's a "deep integration" which will allow users to search...
December 2, 2016
Austin, Texas-based Medici, a recently launched telemedicine startup, has raised $24.2 million according to an SEC filing. The company confirmed that it has raised a funding round, although it wouldn't confirm the amount or name the investors. According to CEO and founder Clinton Phillips, the funding was a private placement from 10 individuals, most of whom are CEOs of non-healthcare companies...
August 23, 2016
Swedish digital health startup Kry, which connects patients with healthcare professionals via video, has raised $6.8 million (€6.1m) in seed funding led by London and San Francisco-based Index Ventures and Stockholm-based Creandum. Berlin-based VC Project A also contributed.
Currently available in Sweden, Kry will use this investment to expand internationally and continue building up its...
August 3, 2016
Most Bostonians look back on the blizzard of late 2014 less than fondly. But there was a silver lining for Massachusetts General Hospital, which found in the snowstorm the perfect test case for its then-fledgling telehealth program.
“Two years ago, Boston received some record-breaking snowfall,” Marcy Simoni, senior program manager for telehealth at Mass. General said at a recent event, the...
July 31, 2016
Remote medical visit services are rapidly becoming commoditized, according to Dr. John Jenkins, VP of Telehealth and Executive Managing Director of that Primary Care Collaborative at Cone Health, a health system in Greensboro, North Carolina.
“How many of you ever went to a hotel before there was free internet?” he asked the crowd last week at the mHealth and Telehealth World Congress in Boston...
June 30, 2016
Lewisville, Texas-based telemedicine company Teladoc has announced plans to acquire Scottsdale, Arizona-based employee health benefits app-maker HealthiestYou for $125 million in a mix of cash and stock.
HealthiestYou, which raised $30 million from Frontier Capital in November, provided employees with an app to access a location-aware provider directory to read reviews, ratings and background...
May 16, 2016
Direct to consumer dermatology telemedicine services are lacking in a number of areas, including transparency, diagnostic and therapeutic quality, and thoroughness, according to a small study published in JAMA Dermatology.
Researchers who worked on the study were from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, Pasadena Premier Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Department...
May 11, 2016
Mental and behavioral health video visit company Regroup Therapy has raised $1.8 million in a round led by Hyde Park Angels with participation from OCA Ventures, Impact Engine, New Stack Ventures, Wasson Enterprise, and MD Angels.
Regroup Therapy CEO David Cohn said he had been interested in the field of behavioral health since high school, in part, because the services had helped him personally...
May 10, 2016
Walgreens has once again expanded its partnership with video visits company MDLive, adding behavioral health visits from Breakthrough Behavioral, which was acquired by MDLive in 2014.
Breakthrough Behavioral offers patients an alternative to in-person therapy sessions. Patients can use Breakthrough Behavioral's site to choose a licensed therapy professional based on their personal profiles and...