telemedicine

By Jonah Comstock 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...
By Dave Muoio 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...

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By Laura Lovett September 6, 2018
The military is now looking to augmented reality and drones as a new avenue for delivering expert care to patients in war zones.  Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new AR system consisting of an headset and a drone, which aims to let experienced doctors give more junior doctors working in the field instructions.  "The most critical challenge is to provide surgical expertise into...
By Dave Muoio 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...
By Jonah Comstock August 28, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Zipnosis, which offers whitelabeled telemedicine tools to providers, quietly raised a $3 million funding round last week. The raise came from existing investors. The company's last round, in January 2016, was supported by Safeguard Scientifics, Ascension Ventures, Fairview Health Services, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Arthur Ventures, Waterline Ventures and Omphalos...
By Jonah Comstock August 27, 2018
Eighty-seven percent of Americans used at least one digital health tool in 2017, up from 80 percent in 2015, according to a new survey out from Rock Health. For the past three years, Rock Health has surveyed 4,000 U.S. adults about digital health use and perceptions. “With data from 2015 to 2017, we see a clear upward trend of consumers taking control of their healthcare via the use of digital...
By Dave Muoio August 21, 2018
SOC Telemed (formerly Specialists on Call) announced yesterday that it has acquired behavioral health telemedicine company JSA Health, and will be adding JSA Health’s services to its acute telemedicine platform. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “JSA achieved a strong foothold in the telepsychiatry industry, but as a single specialty practice the company sought scalability that SOC...
Doctor on Demand CEO Hill Ferguson

Doctor on Demand CEO Hill Ferguson

By Jonah Comstock August 9, 2018
Telemedicine options for employers in the United States are approaching ubiquity — a National Business Group on Health survey last year found that 96 percent of employers planned to offer telemedicine services to employees this year. Indeed the question for employers has moved from “whether to offer telemedicine” to “how to maximize the value of a telemedicine investment.” That gives big...
MinuteClinic Video Visits
By Dave Muoio August 8, 2018
Through a partnership with Teladoc, CVS’ MinuteClinic announced today that it has launched a 24-7 telehealth offering available through an app for consumers’ smartphones. The service is intended for patients aged two years or older seeking care for a minor illness, minor injury, skin condition, or “other wellness needs.” MinuteClinic Video Visits are currently available in Arizona, California,...
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August 8, 2018
The personal data of 2,373,764 patients was left exposed online after Hova Health, a telemedicine company based in Mexico, misconfigured a MongoDB database. Security researcher Bob Diachecko made the discovery using the Shodan.io search engine, which scans the internet for open ports on connected devices and web servers. The database was publically available and could be accessed or changed by...