virtual care

By  Dave Muoio 11:31 am February 26, 2021
Telehealth provider MDLive is being acquired by Cigna's health services subsidiary Evernorth, the two companies announced this morning. The deal is expected to close sometime in Q2. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, although Cigna said that it would share additional information regarding the acquisition during its Investor Day event scheduled for March 8. WHY IT MATTERS MDLive is among...
The virtual care company disclosed all-time-high revenue and membership growth during 2020, yet offered 2021 projections below what investors anticipated.
By  Dave Muoio 03:44 pm February 25, 2021
Teladoc Health has capped off what has proven to be a defining year for the virtual care company, if not telehealth at large. In its quarterly earnings call yesterday afternoon, the company announced that it had outpaced its revenue and earnings targets for both Q4 and FY 2020. In addition, CEO Jason Gorevic highlighted investments and acquisitions made throughout the year to develop services...
Sean Duffy and Chris Hogg
By  MobiHealthNews 12:22 pm February 5, 2021
Omada CEO Sean Duffy and Chris Hogg, former COO at Propeller Health, join host Jonah Comstock to talk about virtual care, remote chronic condition management and just what healthcare will look like into the next decade. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play!   Talking points:   What is virtual care? Virtual care in a post-COVID telehealth landscape...
A telehealth visit via smartphone
By  Dave Muoio 11:45 am January 13, 2021
Teladoc Health has launched new pilots of its virtual primary care program and hopes to explore its take on a hospital-at-home offering with large health system partners before the end of the year, CEO Jason Gorevic said this week during a J.P. Morgan virtual presentation. Shortly after the talk, Teladoc also announced a new pilot with continuous glucose monitor (CGM) company Dexcom for eligible...
By  Chris Hogg 12:01 pm January 8, 2021
This is not a story about COVID-19, although COVID-19 is a key catalyst. This is the story of a new healthcare ecosystem, which will allow the development of new, diverse and creative healthcare experiences. Today I can acquire a user on Facebook, give them access to physicians via partnership with Wheel, have medicines seamlessly shipped to their homes via Truepill [Editor's note: Hogg is a...
By  Dave Muoio 01:37 pm December 10, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic placing new strains upon in-person doctors' appointments, both clinicians and patients have increasingly relied on telehealth and other virtual technologies to maintain a connection to care. Beyond their immediate role in the public health emergency, these modalities have the potential to upend the delivery of care, said Dr. Katharine Lawrence, a healthcare delivery...
A mother and child during a telehealth video visit
By  Dave Muoio 01:37 pm November 19, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many consumers to telehealth for the first time, but their reactions to these virtual care technologies – namely, how willing they are to continue using them and how much they're willing to pay – greatly vary based on how much each generation values convenience over a trusted provider. These are the major takeaways of the Accelerate Health 2020 Consumer...
By  Dave Muoio 10:30 am November 17, 2020
It's little exaggeration to say that the college experience of 2020 is unrecognizable from that of years past. With the COVID-19 pandemic refusing to dissipate, many students are earning their credits through their computers. Those who are attending classes on campus are navigating social distancing requirements and frequent testing protocols. All of this comes with the normal stressors young...
An old-timey microphone and radio setup represent our weekly digital health podcast
By  MobiHealthNews 11:46 am November 6, 2020
In today's HIMSSCast we're once again looking at the COVID-19 telehealth boom, but this time through the lens of staffing and workforce. Host Jonah Comstock and MobiHealthNews Managing Editor Laura Lovett are joined by Michelle Davey, CEO of Wheel, to discuss how a rise in virtual care is changing how physicians work. This episode is brought to you by AmWell. Talking points: What Wheel does. How...
A family consulting with their doctor virtually
By  Ian Chiang and Poorwa Godbole 11:03 am November 6, 2020
About the Authors: Ian Chiang is a principal at Flare Capital Partners, a healthcare technology and services-focused VC firm. Prior to joining Flare, he was the SVP of product and innovation and a founding member of Cigna’s CareAllies. Previously, he was a digital health entrepreneur and a former management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Poorwa Godbole is an MBA candidate at the Wharton...