January 2, 2020
On Apple and patents. A New York University School of Medicine cardiologist is unhappy with Apple Watch’s heart rate irregularity detection feature, which he claims in a new lawsuit infringes his own patent for atrial fibrillation detection technology. Filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on December 27, 2019, the suit describes Dr. Joseph Wiesel’s invention and his...
August 12, 2019
Genneve, an online telehealth service serving women experiencing menopause, has raised $4 million in a funding round led by BlueRun Ventures. Maven Ventures, Startup Health and an unnamed angel investors also participated.
WHAT THEY DO
Founded by former Microsoft and Neutrogena executives, Genneve is a platform offering video appointments with practitioners specializing in menopause care. Users...
June 14, 2019
Seeking to better reach aging patients in their homes, telehealth company American Well has partnered with Cisco Systems on an upcoming effort to deliver virtual care through home television sets, the companies announced today at American Well’s annual Client Forum in Boston.
“This is a very, very different exercise than any of the tech health that we’ve done in the past, because this isn’t about...
May 30, 2019
Heal, maker of an app for booking and processing physician house calls, is making an unexpected addition to its platform: a built-in telemedicine feature that customers may use to conduct voice or video calls with a provider.
For a company that often stresses the value and benefits of an in-person visit, the decision to introduce a degree of separation between the patient and a clinician may seem...
December 17, 2018
K Health, maker of an artificial intelligence-powered app for consumer health education and linkage to primary care, announced this morning that it has closed $25 million in Series B funding.
The round was led by 14W, with additional participation from Comcast Ventures, Mangrove and other unnamed angel investors. This latest gain brings the company’s total funding to $37.5 million.
In addition, K...
June 13, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden-based telemedicine app company Kry announced this week that it has raised $66 million (53 million euros) in Series B funding. The round was led by Index Ventures, and also included the company’s existing investors Accel, Creandum, and Project A.
According to a statement, the company will use the new funding to grow its staff, with the eventual goals of deepening market...
June 29, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden-based Kry, purveyors of an app-based telemedicine service, have closed on almost $22.6 million in Series A funding led by Silicon Valley venture firm Accel Partners. Index Ventures, Creandum and Project A also returned to contribute to financing. The company received $6.8 million in seed funding August 2016, and the latest funding brings Kry’s total capital to date to $29.4...
June 19, 2017
Telemedicine giant Teladoc has acquired Best Doctors, a virtual medical consultation company, to enable a connected care platform focused on improving outcomes for some of the most complex medical conditions. Under the terms of the deal, which is expected to close next month, Teladoc will pay $375 million cash and $65 million of Teladoc common stock. The company reports it has secured $360 in...
March 30, 2017
UK provider network IPRS Health has launched the virtual physical therapy platform from Physitrack to their customers under global insurer QBE, allowing patients to use app-based physiotherapy in lieu of some in-person sessions.
The QBE deal is a big one for Physitrack, which was founded in 2012 and has enjoyed considerable success across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. QBE...
April 5, 2016
A study of eight leading telemedicine companies shows that, for a number of common conditions, remote video and telephone visits are equally accurate, both are more accurate than webchat, and accuracy of diagnoses and adherence to best practices for in-person care varied greatly from company to company.
In the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, UCSF-affiliated...