Telemedicine

A telehealth visit via smartphone
By  Dave Muoio 11:45 am January 13, 2021
Teladoc Health has launched new pilots of its virtual primary care program and hopes to explore its take on a hospital-at-home offering with large health system partners before the end of the year, CEO Jason Gorevic said this week during a J.P. Morgan virtual presentation. Shortly after the talk, Teladoc also announced a new pilot with continuous glucose monitor (CGM) company Dexcom for eligible...
Amwell CEO Roy Schoenberg
By  Laura Lovett 01:57 pm January 11, 2021
After years of telehealth investment and validation, 2020 finally saw the future of telehealth come to fruition. Across the board big telehealth companies reported a rapid adoption of the technology and financial numbers to go with it. Amwell specifically went through a metamorphosis this year, not only seeing new market growth, but also taking the company to the public market through an IPO. ...
The grants total nearly $7 million and support investigational partnerships between Talkspace, the University of Washington and Mental Health America.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:19 pm January 11, 2021
The National Institutes of Health have awarded the teletherapy platform Talkspace two grants worth nearly $7 million to research patients’ experiences with digital mental health services. The first grant is almost $4 million and comes from the NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. It will support a four-year randomized control trial that...
Person wearing stethoscope uses smartphone
By  MobiHealthNews 09:47 am December 28, 2020
Last New Year’s Eve, the first COVID-19 case was reported in Wuhan, China. Since then, the virus has spread all over the world. Today, more than 70 million coronavirus cases and nearly 1.6 million deaths associated with the virus have been reported, according to the World Health Organization.  By February, health systems were quickly responding and rethinking their care-delivery model. Over the...
By  Laura Lovett 11:53 am December 16, 2020
GoodRx is continuing to grow its telehealth services, offering a new program that gives discounts on virtual doctor's visits as well as free mail delivery to all of its subscription GoodRx Gold members.  Users will be able to tap into telehealth visits at discounted rates and can see a provider digitally for over 150 conditions, according to the release. The program lets members then transfer...
By  Dave Muoio 01:37 pm December 10, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic placing new strains upon in-person doctors' appointments, both clinicians and patients have increasingly relied on telehealth and other virtual technologies to maintain a connection to care. Beyond their immediate role in the public health emergency, these modalities have the potential to upend the delivery of care, said Dr. Katharine Lawrence, a healthcare delivery...
The device continuously monitors four significant vital signs: heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate and activity.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:41 am November 23, 2020
VitalConnect has launched its latest cardiac monitoring patch, the VitalPatch RTM, for patients who require extended Holter monitoring. The wearable biosensor looks for 21 different cardiac arrhythmias by using an artificial intelligence electrocardiogram sensor. It continuously monitors four significant vital signs: heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate and activity. All of the...
By  Dean Koh 09:03 pm November 19, 2020
Eu Yan Sang, a Singapore-headquartered private Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and wellness company, has partnered with MyDoc, a B2B digital healthcare company also based in Singapore, to bring consultations online. WHAT’S IT ABOUT Under the partnership, Eu Yan Sang physicians will be able to use MyDoc’s platform to easily communicate with their patients without being restricted to their...
A mother and child during a telehealth video visit
By  Dave Muoio 01:37 pm November 19, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many consumers to telehealth for the first time, but their reactions to these virtual care technologies – namely, how willing they are to continue using them and how much they're willing to pay – greatly vary based on how much each generation values convenience over a trusted provider. These are the major takeaways of the Accelerate Health 2020 Consumer...
eConsult, telemedicine, Luxembourg

Credit: G-Core Labs

By  Sophie Porter 02:15 am November 19, 2020
International cloud and edge provider G-Core Labs has partnered with Wagner Group to deliver the next generation of eConsult, the telemedicine platform mandated by the Luxembourgish government at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The platform, which was built by eSanté Agency, enables patients to have virtual appointments with their doctors, dentists or even midwives, as well as allowing...