March 17, 2020
Blue Shield of California announced yesterday that it is now waiving out-of-pocket costs for all commercial plan members using Teladoc Health's services until May 31. This includes individual and family plans, as well as those sponsored by an employee.
"As we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, we believe making telemedicine more readily available is the right thing to do," Dr....
October 22, 2019
Octave, a startup behavioral health practice that blends in-person therapy with virtual coaching services, has collected $11 million in Series A funding. The raise was led by Greycroft and supported by Obvious Ventures.
The announcement also coincides with news of a partnership that establishes Octave as an in-network provider for Anthem Blue Cross of California. In addition, it is opening two...
August 28, 2019
While roughly two in three American adult consumers say they would be willing to receive care via telehealth services, just 8% report having ever having a video visit with a doctor, according to survey data from telehealth American Well published yesterday in a white paper.
The company commissioned Harris Poll to conduct an online survey more than 2,000 adults, the responses of which were...
August 20, 2019
A new survey from Harmony Healthcare IT shows that millennials in large numbers are going online rather than to the doctor when they need medical advice.
While only 48% of those surveyed (2,013 Americans aged 23 to 38 years) said they trust online resources to accurately diagnose symptoms, 73% admitted to going online for medical advice rather than seeing a doctor.
WebMD was the overwhelming...
February 5, 2019
Ahead of HIMSS19, Teladoc Health has launched two new features for health system customers: Clinical WorkScope, which allows hospitals to virtualize their existing workflows, fee structures, and referral networks; and Integrated Diagnostic Testing, which makes it easier for physicians to order imaging and lab tests in virtual visits.
“The status quo right now for most vendors is a minor medical...
September 18, 2018
Enterprise telehealth company SnapMD, which provides a variety of white-labeled virtual care tools to hospitals, has raised $7.1 million in new funding. Existing investors contributed to the Series B round, which brings the company’s total funding to $16.3 million.
“With SnapMD’s recognition as the most advanced telemedicine platform in the world, our white-label telehealth solution enables...
May 24, 2018
A recent study of hypertension patients suggests follow-up visits conducted virtually are just as effective in maintaining blood pressure control as those conducted in person.
Conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s (B&W) Hospital, the investigation also found no differences in non-primary care visits between the two patient groups.
July 6, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Midwest Health Care Network signed a collaborative agreement with the Air Force Medical Operations Agency, to provide five military treatment facilities with access to the VA’s Tele-ICU capabilities, the VA announced this week.
The agreement covers Air Force patients in Las Vegas; Hampton, Virginia; Biloxi, Mississippi; Dayton, Ohio; and Anchorage, Alaska...
July 5, 2017
UK-based Push Doctor, a provider of app-based virtual visits, has raised $26.1 million in Series B financing in a round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures and Draper Esprit. Oxford Capital, Partech Ventures and Seventure Partners also contributed, bringing Push Doctors’ total funding to date to more than $37.5 million. The company last raised money in January 2016.
Push Doctor, which was founded...
June 20, 2017
Denver-based telemedicine startup CirrusMD, which focuses on a text-first approach to virtual visits for large health systems and payers, has closed on $7 million in Series A funding led by Colorado Impact Fund. Bootstrap Incubation, Three Leaf Ventures, Rockies Venture Fund, Service Provider Capital, Sand Hill Angels and New York Angels also contributed. The company last raised money in March...