Telehealth

Patient taking a blood pressure reading while video-calling with a doctor.
By  Mallory Hackett 02:14 pm May 10, 2021
Science 37, a decentralized clinical trial operating system developer, has shared it's going public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company LifeSci Acquisition II Corp. Upon completion of the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021, the combined company will operate as Science 37 and will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “SNCE.” Science 37 will...
Walmart Health clinic
By  Mallory Hackett 02:14 pm May 7, 2021
Walmart this week strengthened its foothold as a healthcare provider with the announcement of its plans to acquire telehealth company MeMD. The retail giant’s healthcare arm, Walmart Health, will bring MeMD’s multi-specialty virtual care options into its fold later this year. The deal is expected to close in the coming months, following regulatory approvals, according to the announcement. The...
Patient describing symptoms to doctor via telehealth
By  Mallory Hackett 11:50 am May 5, 2021
Boost Mobile has added a new sign-on perk for subscribers of its Unlimited Plus plan: free virtual healthcare services through K Health. The partnership between Boost Mobile and K Health gives the wireless provider’s customers and immediate families access to a range of telehealth care. K Health’s platform offers a text-based artificial intelligence-enabled symptom checker, virtual primary care,...
Doctor doing telehealth
By  Mallory Hackett 11:17 am April 29, 2021
Telehealth provider Amwell announced this week its latest virtual care platform, called Converge, designed to improve healthcare stakeholder connectivity through third-party device integrations. Sharing the news at its annual Client Forum, Amwell said its new platform is flexible and scalable and is designed to be simple and reliable. Converge was built with an open architecture to support...
Doctor doing telehealth
By  Mallory Hackett 11:18 am April 26, 2021
The American Board of Telehealth has opened registration for its new self-paced, online behavioral telehealth certification program. In response to growing behavioral health needs during the pandemic, the ABT developed this curriculum to give mental health professionals the tools to effectively deliver behavioral health services through telehealth. "The COVID-19 pandemic set off a new wave of...
Mom and baby doing telehealth
By  Mallory Hackett 03:09 pm April 23, 2021
Climate change has been called the biggest threat that humanity has ever faced yet is being propelled by the very system meant to enhance people's quality of life. While healthcare institutions continue to contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, some are turning to telemedicine to curb the issue. "The potential [of telemedicine] is very significant, and it allows us to increasingly treat people...
Desktop view of the Doximity Dialer
By  Mallory Hackett 02:33 pm 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...
BlueJeans Telehealth dashboard.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:07 pm 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. The...
Product shots of the Mantra Health app
By  Dave Muoio 11:11 am 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....
By  Dave Muoio 02:51 pm 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. Offered...