January 14, 2019
Chicago-based remote virtual care company First Stop Health announced Friday a $6.5 million funding round led by Morningstar founder and CEO Joe Mansueto as well as Rich Gallun, cofounder and CEO of bswift. First Stop Health’s cofounders Patrick Spain and Dr. Mark Friedman also contributed to the latest funding round.
What they do
First Stop Health is a virtual care provider that targets the...
December 31, 2018
Kaiser Permanente has a history of integrating virtual care programs. The organization’s provider and payer model has allowed it to explore digital health early on.
“We have some unique opportunities because we are an integrated organization,” Dr. Patrick Courneya, EVP and chief medical officer at Kaiser Permanente, told MobiHealthNews. “We have healthcare delivery on the clinical side and...
December 11, 2018
Mobile app analytics firm App Annie has released a list of the telemedicine apps most frequently downloaded through the Apple and Google marketplaces.
The five services, in descending order, are: American Well (which currently holds a 4.7/5 star user rating on the App Store), Doctor on Demand (4.9 stars), Teladoc (4.8 starts), MDLive (4.6 stars) and HealthTap (4.3 stars).
To reach its conclusion...
November 14, 2018
Virtual care provider Teladoc Health recently highlighted two major collaborations with academic institutions focused on the advancement of telehealth delivery and practices.
The first of these, conducted with Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health, launched what the pair consider to be “the industry’s first academic fellowship program in the field of telehealth.” The program, which launched during...
October 12, 2018
The challenges of new technology adoption loom across every industry, and healthcare is by no means an exception. Between its risk-adverse culture, worn out workforce, and heavy value placed on establishing human connections, it’s little surprise that many technologies which could potentially isolate patients or introduce unnecessary tasks would be met with some resistance.
“One of the hardest...
September 27, 2018
On September 20, Teladoc Health announced that it will be launching a virtual health service for worldwide members beginning in 2019. Called Teladoc Global Care, the service looks to provide companies and insurers covering individuals across multiple countries comprehensive remote consultations at all hours of the day, and entirely within the company’s existing mobile app.
While Teladoc is...
September 24, 2018
Teladoc Health has announced the launch of a virtual health service designed to accommodate companies whose employees span national borders. Called Teladoc Global Care, the new 24-7 service is delivered through the company’s mobile app and available in more than 20 languages, according to Teladoc.
Why it matters
A recent report suggests the global number of expatriates grew to more...
September 13, 2018
Hurricane season is swinging into full gear again as this week’s natural threat, Hurricane Florence, makes landfall in the US Southeast. Between the gusting winds and “catastrophic flash flooding” heralded by meteorologists, the Category 2 storm threatens to leave emergency responders and local health care systems overwhelmed.
Fortunately, these groups will have some support. Much like in storms...
August 29, 2018
This week virtual care provider Teladoc Health was busy, releasing news about a new product launch and a separate good will initiative.
First was yesterday’s launch of Partners HealthCare On Demand, a virtual urgent care service collaboration between the telehealth company and Partners HealthCare. Delivered through web and mobile devices, the video-based service is first being rolled out to the...
June 1, 2018
Telemedicine continues to move from the peripheries of healthcare into the mainstream. Earlier this week, a national review of 145 telemedicine studies conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality concluded that the technology likely improves access to care and has clinical benefits in acute and chronic care. This report also found less robust evidence that telemedicine in these...