virtual care

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...
A video call through a tablet
By Dave Muoio 02:00 pm October 29, 2020
Teladoc Health has been on the up-and-up throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, and yesterday's earnings report suggests that the company is having little trouble booking new business. In Q3 2020, the virtual care company outperformed its revenue and total visit projections, and fell about in line with its prediction of total U.S. paid membership and visit-fee-only access. However, the...
By Dave Muoio 02:59 pm October 19, 2020
Last month, the CDC launched a prostate cancer information program with a uniquely digital face: a "virtual human" named Nathan who speaks with men about screening and treatment. "Talk to Someone About Prostate Cancer" takes the form of an in-browser interactive video developed by health simulation company Kognito, where Nathan introduces himself and prompts the viewer by asking how confident...
By Laura Lovett 02:29 pm September 15, 2020
London-based virtual care provider Medefer landed £10M ($12.8M) in a funding round led by Nickleby Capital.  WHAT IT DOES Medefer is split into three services: a healthcare provider, virtual outpatient pathway and a tech platform for doctors to conduct virtual visits. Currently the platform can deliver healthcare within the UK's NHS system.  The platform allows patients to see a Medefer GP or a...
By Dave Muoio 11:37 am September 14, 2020
Major telehealth vendor MDLive announced this morning a new $50 million crossover equity investment from Sixth Street Growth. The company said that it has also obtained $25 million in debt financing from other unnamed investors. WHAT IT DOES MDLive provides a telehealth platform staffed by a network of certified clinicians capable of delivering virtual urgent care, dermatology, therapy and...
By Dave Muoio 11:06 am August 20, 2020
Pediatric behavioral care platform Brightline has brought in $20 million in Series A funding. Threshold Ventures and prior backer Oak HC/FT headed the raise, which also included Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Boston Children’s Hospital, SemperVirens VC, Rock Health and City Light Capital. WHAT IT DOES The Palo Alto, California-based startup formerly known as...
By Dave Muoio 02:24 pm August 6, 2020
Ginger, the San Francisco-based behavioral health startup formerly known as Ginger.io, announced today a $50 million Series D funding round. Advance Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners headed the raise, which also saw participation from Cigna Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures and LinkedIn Executive Chairman Jeff Weiner. With this, the company said it has raised more than $120...