May 2, 2016
Chattanooga, Tennessee-based video visits technology company WeCounsel has raised $3.5 million in a round led by Longmeadow Capital Partners with participation from Point Judith Capital and CVH Holdings. This brings the company’s total funding to $4.5 million to date.
WeCounsel CEO Harrison Tyner started the company directly out of school.
“The impetus for my wanting to do this stemmed from a...
April 13, 2016
Cleveland Clinic providers will now offer online and mobile video visits to CVS Minute Clinic customers in Ohio. The partnership is powered by American Well’s video visits offering. American Well previously partnered with CVS and Cleveland Clinic in separate deals.
“Our longterm view of telehealth is that it’s not only a new, welcome service that we can offer our existing patients, but it’s a way...
April 11, 2016
Telehealth company Teladoc announced that the company completed 240,000 telemedicine visits during the first quarter of the year, up 61 percent from 149,000 visits during the same period last year.
Teladoc announced in its recent 2015 earnings call that, in total, physicians performed more than 575,000 visits with customers last year. Teladoc ended 2015 with $77.4 million in revenue, up 78...
February 19, 2016
As part of our coverage of the big HIMSS16 event in Las Vegas later this month, MobiHealthNews caught up with half a dozen Boston-area digital health types to discuss a handful of topics we thought might bubble up at the big show -- or at least topics we think should. In the video above MobiHealthNews discuss the current state of telehealth with American Well's Roy Schoenberg MD, Twine...
February 2, 2016
Investment in on-demand healthcare companies, like video visits with doctors, is expected to total $1 billion by the end of 2017, up from $200 million in 2014, according to Accenture.
“On-demand healthcare is fundamentally changing – and enriching – the doctor-patient relationship, making the physician much more accessible to patients while simultaneously reducing costs,” Kaveh Safavi, senior...
January 18, 2016
UK-based Babylon, a remote care company, has raised $25 million in a round led by Investment AB Kinnevik with participation from Hoxton Ventures, Innocent Drinks cofounders Richard Reed, Adam Balon, and Jon Wright, as well as Deepmind cofounders Demis Hassabis and Mustafa Suleyman.
The company’s CEO and founder, Ali Parsa, began working on Babylon in 2013 and launched the offering in early 2105...
January 14, 2016
Call9, which offers emergency care via video visits to nursing homes, raised $10 million in a round led by Index Ventures with participation from Y Combinator Partner Ali Rowghani, previously an exec at Pixar and Twitter; Palantir Cofounder Joe Lonsdal; and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki.
Call9's video visits service connects nursing home patients to an emergency room doctor. The company sets up the...
January 7, 2016
The New York-Presbyterian Hospital has announced the launch of a new app, called NewYork-Presbyterian, that is designed to improve a patient’s access to the hospital as well as communication between the hospital and patients.
“There are a lot of apps out there and there are a lot of healthcare apps, but I think it’s very confusing to the end user, to the patient,” NYP Chief Innovation Officer...
January 7, 2016
UK-based video visits company Push Doctor has raised $8.2 million in a round led by Oxford Capital Partners and Draper Esprit with participation from Partech Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to $9.4 million.
Push Doctor CEO Eren Ozagir told MobiHealthNews in an email that the company will use the funds to scale and improve its offering.
“We intend to better connect ourselves into...
December 2, 2015
Community Health Systems, the largest for-profit health system in the United States, has tapped American Well to bring remote visit services to its primary care patients.
Starting with local networks in Oklahoma and Washington and continuing into Arizona and Pennsylvania in the coming months, CHS will begin rolling out American Well's VirtualHealthNow platform, which offers urgent primary care on...