November 9, 2015
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has announced that it has tapped AbilTo to offer members the option to participate in therapy sessions via phone or video after they've experienced a cardiac event. Beginning this month, the offering will be available to certain commercial employer groups, including the Federal Employee Program (FEP).
This partnership comes just a few months after ...
October 29, 2015
The next generation of digital health offerings will use machine learning to treat patients more effectively, but it's still a decade away, according to Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, who spoke at Partners HealthCare's Connected Health Symposium in Boston this week.
Khosla said no one can deny medicine has improved over the past 50 years, but it could be much better. One area ripe for...
October 29, 2015
A Kaiser Permanente video visit.
Doctors, technologists, and entrepreneurs have a lot of different visions of the future of medicine, and they don't always line up. Dr. Robert Pearl, the Executive Director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, part of Kaiser Permanente, thinks some digital health offerings -- like video visits -- will revolutionize medicine. Others -- like health monitoring...
October 19, 2015
Tandigm Health, a venture launched in April 2014 by Independence Blue Cross and DaVita HealthCare Partners, which manages physician practices in Pennsylvania, has partnered with video visits service TouchCare.
“Medicine and the doctor-patient relationship are very personal," Dr. Anthony Coletta, Tandigm Health’s president and CEO said in a statement. "Enabling our primary care physicians to...
October 19, 2015
Four out of five internet-connected adults use some kind of digital health technology, according to a new report on consumer health trends by seed investor Rock Health.
Rock Health identified six different categories of digital health use: searching for online health information, comparing health services online, tracking health with a mobile app, tracking health with a wearable device, using...
October 1, 2015
It can be a little hard to keep track of exactly what Palo Alto-based HealthTap does these days. What began as a doctor Q&A service that has since expanded into doctor ratings and app curation, as well as launching its HealthTap Prime service for video visits, which also helps connect patients to lab tests via an integration with Quest Diagnostics. Now the digital health company is tackling...
September 2, 2015
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has brought on San Francisco-based Doctor on Demand as the health insurer's new preferred telehealth provider. Starting in 2016, members of some BCBS plans will pay a reduced rate or no rate for Doctor on Demand's no-subscription video visit platform.
Additionally, Doctor on Demand's software will support claims processing for BCBS Minnesota customers and they'...
August 26, 2015
This year continues to be a breakout one for doctor video visits: CVS Health announced this morning that it is working with three established remote visits companies: American Well, Doctor On Demand, and Teladoc, to expand its telehealth capabilities and services. Dr. Andrew Sussman, the EVP and associate chief medical officer of CVS Health and the president of MinuteClinic told MobiHealthNews...
August 24, 2015
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based health insurance company Capital BlueCross has announced that starting in 2016, the company will offer telehealth services through American Well to members enrolled in most Capital BlueCross health plans, though the payer didn't specify which health plans were not included. While Amwell typically costs $49 per video visit, a Capital BlueCross spokesperson told ...
August 20, 2015
This afternoon -- in less than two hours -- MobiHealthNews will be hosting its next webinar: Digital Health Strategies for Patient Acquisition and Member Enrollment. We'll be kicking things off a few seconds after the hour as usual -- so be sure to register now and join us for the webinar at 2PM ET. Here's today's topic:
Digital health services often aim to help lower the cost of care and improve...