July 29, 2015
Phoenix, Arizona-based eVisit has raised a $1 million seed round from Alan Ram, founder of Alan Ram's Proactive Training Solutions, Chris Reap, investor at Northstar Capital, and others.
The company has developed a two-way video communication offering, available on desktop computers as well as iOS and Android devices, that providers can use when treating minor medical issues, for example checking...
July 15, 2015
Some 35 percent of consumers said they would likely choose a virtual visit over an in-person one, according to a TechnologyAdvice survey of 504 US adults conducted via Google Consumer Insights.
The survey also found that 56 percent of respondents said they would be somewhat or very uncomfortable conducting a doctor visit using a telemedicine offering. And 75 percent of people said they would not...
July 1, 2015
Dallas, Texas-based video visits telehealth company Teladoc has raised $156.8 million in its IPO and is set to begin trading under the symbol "TDOC" on the New York Stock Exchange today. At the last minute the company increased both the price of its shares to $19 and the number of shares it was selling to 8.3 million.
In the company's previous filing, Teladoc priced its shares between $15 and $17...
June 30, 2015
HealthTap and Quest Diagnostics are partnering to add lab tests to HealthTap's video visits. Doctors on HealthTap's platform will be able to order diagnostic tests for their patients, who can then make an appointment with the nearest Quest lab to have the tests done. The results will then be accessible to the doctors via HealthTap's platform and to patients online or via Quest's MyQuest app.
June 24, 2015
Medical video consultations and visits will increase from 19.7 million annually in 2014 to 158.4 million per year by 2020, according to a new report from Tractica. The figure includes both doctor to doctor consultations as well as patient to doctor video visits.
The research firm predicts that although clinical consultations currently make up more than 75 percent of the market,...
June 23, 2015
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California launched an app, called Planned Parenthood Direct, that helps people order confidential STD testing kits, which arrive through the mail. This feature was also added to another Planned Parenthood app that serves Minnesota and Washington.
The new app will alert users via secure message with their results and if they test positive, the app will also help...
June 17, 2015
San Francisco-based video visits company Doctor On Demand raised $50 million in a round led by Tenaya Capital with participation from new investors Qualcomm Ventures, Dignity Health, and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki. Existing investors, Venrock, Shasta Ventures, and Sir Richard Branson also contributed. Doctor On Demand has raised more than $74 million in funding to date.
Doctor On Demand offers its...
June 16, 2015
Cleveland Clinic has released a new video visits app for Ohio residents, called MyCare Online, that offers patients 24-hour access to a medical professional for urgent care needs. The service is powered by American Well.
MyCare Online has been available in the iTunes store since at least August 2014, and until recently, the app was part of a pilot program -- Cleveland Clinic physicians scheduled...
June 10, 2015
This week the American Medical Association’s ethics council attempted to come to an agreement over a set of guidelines focused on ethical considerations related to the use of online or mobile visits between patients and physicians, but a physician from Texas helped convince the committee to rethink its plans. The guidelines were tabled and sent back to committee for further review. The earliest...
June 10, 2015
Walgreens, which partnered with MDLive to offer telemedicine services in two states last December, has added three more states to its rollout and announced that MDLive video visits will now be available on desktop computers and tablets, in addition to smartphones.
Colorado, Washington, and Illinois will join California and Michigan on the list of states where Walgreens offers virtual doctor...