April 22, 2021
A Dubai-based specialist diabetes clinic has released its very first report on the outcomes of its care model, demonstrating that continuous data monitoring is advantageous in dramatically improving the health of those with the condition.
GluCare Integrated Diabetes Center, which describes itself as the “world’s first healthcare provider to employ integrated continuous data monitoring” and the “...
April 20, 2021
Doximity, a digital platform for medical professionals, has added a bundle of new features to its telehealth offering, called Doximity Dialer.
The Dialer allows providers to conduct voice or video telehealth visits from their personal smartphone without sharing their private information. The app can customize a provider's caller ID so patients only see the office number when it’s time for the...
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April 14, 2021
Women’s healthcare company carafem is now facilitating at-home abortions through its virtual assistant, Cara.
Patients in Georgia, Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and the District of Columbia can now receive medication abortions via carafem with around-the-clock emotional and medical support from Cara.
Cara (1-855-SAY-CARA) is a text-based virtual assistant that is designed to work...
April 8, 2021
European digital health coaching company, Liva Healthcare and global biotechnology organisation, Amgen, have announced a partnership to make cardiac rehabilitation accessible to patients following a heart attack.
The collaboration will enable the companies to develop Rehab+, a digital tele-rehabilitation solution that allows patients to assess their lifestyle post-heart attack.
The new platform...
April 7, 2021
gammaCore, a handheld device used to alleviate cluster headaches, is now availble through NHS England following successful trials.
The roll out of the medical device is supported by the Medtech Funding Mandate, which fast-tracks innovations in the NHS. This mandate is part of the NHS Long Term Plan and came into effect on 1 April 2021.
WHY IT MATTERS
gammaCore works to relieve pain by delivering...
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April 6, 2021
Telecommunications giant Verizon has etched its name into the ever-growing list of virtual care platform developers with this week’s announcement of BlueJeans Telehealth.
The telehealth offering was built from the ground up with collaboration from an advisory board of health system clinicians, creating a platform designed with the needs of providers in mind, Verizon said in the announcement.
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April 1, 2021
Mantra Health, a startup providing virtual mental healthcare services to higher education, has closed a $2 million extension to the $3.2 million in seed funding it disclosed late last year, MobiHealthNews has learned.
The startup's newest backers include Canaan Partners, City Light Capital and Baleon Capital, as well as Aligned Telehealth founder Dr. Nitin Nanda as a strategic angel investor....
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March 31, 2021
CirrusMD, a startup offering on-demand, text-first telehealth, has raised $20 million in a new Series C funding round that brings its lifetime funding to $46 million.
Blue Venture Fund led the raise, which also saw support from 7wireVentures, Drive Capital and the Colorado Impact Fund.
WHAT IT DOES
CirrusMD's approach to virtual care is focused on convenient and timely communication.
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March 31, 2021
SOC Telemed (formerly Specialists on Call) announced yesterday that it has purchased fellow acute care telemedicine provider Access Physicians.
The cash and stock transaction is valued at roughly $194 million, with the potential for additional considerations based on performance.
WHAT'S THE IMPACT
SOC Telemed was already a major name in the enterprise telemedicine space. The company reported...
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March 25, 2021
Spanish mobile operator, Yoigo, part of the telecommunications MásMóvil group brand, has launched a family package telemedicine service for its customers.
At €6 per month, the Doctor Go telemedicine service offers video-consultations with family doctors and specialists, as well as telepharmacy services for electronic prescriptions and the delivery of medicines.
WHY IT MATTERS
Available from last...