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 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...
March 23, 2021
Direct-to-consumer virtual care and mail-order prescription startup Ro is adding to its already impressive fundraising haul with a fresh $500 million investment headed by prior backers General Catalyst, FirstMark Capital and TQ Ventures, the company announced this morning.
SignalFire Torch and BoxGroup also returned to participate in the Series D round, as did new investors Altimeter, Baupost,...
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March 22, 2021
Shares of consumer-friendly telehealth and wellness company Hims & Hers took a hit late last week when the company pulled back the curtain on its first quarterly earnings since going public through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger.
While the company posted 2020 revenue that beat market expectations, its roughly $16 trading price immediately dipped from about $16 to the $14...
March 12, 2021
NurX CEO Varsha Rao joins host Jonah Comstock and MobiHealthNews Managing Editor Laura Lovett to discuss her telehealth company's journey from a laser focus on contraception to a broader play for women's (and men's) health that includes dermatology and migraines.
Along the way, we also discuss broader trends in telehealth, the challenges of femtech and NurX's foray into COVID-19 testing.
March 8, 2021
Abbott announced today that it has updated NeuroSphere, its app-driven neuromodulation therapy platform, with remote programming capabilities that will allow patients to speak with and receive adjustments from their provider via a cellular or WiFi connection.
The NeuroSphere Virtual Clinic was recently approved by the FDA and is now available within the Abbott patient controller app for use with...