Telemedicine

By Laura Lovett 03:23 pm May 5, 2020
The traditional brick-and-mortar clinical research studies are getting a shakeup as digital comes onto the scene. The rapidly rising cost of clinical trials and the more recent coronavirus pandemic have put pressure on the industry to evolve.  “If you look at drug company trials, you see how much it is costing per participant. It is now at an exponential phase. It was unsustainable before and it...
By Dave Muoio 02:23 pm May 5, 2020
Heal, the maker of an app for booking and processing device-driven physician house calls and other virtual care services, announced today that is has launched a new telepsychology service for California residents. Heal Teletherapy will connect Heal's users to a licensed clinical psychologist via telehealth video chat. The virtual visits will cost $69 per 20 minutes, according to the company. ...
By Dave Muoio 03:07 pm May 4, 2020
DrChrono launched today new telehealth capabilities that are fully integrated with its mobile EHR, billing and practice-management platform, and has additional plans to release a patient-facing telehealth offering next month, the company told MobiHealthNews. "We are aiming to help providers from around the world through technology to care for patients from anyplace. Using telemedicine...
By Dave Muoio 03:52 pm April 30, 2020
When Teladoc Health wrapped up its last earnings call in February, the virtual-care company gave its revenue projections a modest bump and said that it was keeping an eye on COVID-19 cases in the event that it would need to scale the capacity of its telehealth network. Three months later, and Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic is sharing news of the company's "remarkable growth" across revenue, visit...
By Dave Muoio 01:44 pm April 30, 2020
Chronic disease patients relying on DarioHealth's mobile glucose management system will soon have in-app access to medical specialists, thanks to a new telemedicine integration with MediOrbis' MySpecialistMD network. According to an announcement from the companies released yesterday, the virtual services now on offer through the app include primary and acute care; chronic disease management for...

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By Tammy Lovell 09:39 am April 28, 2020
French telehealth provider Doctolib has ranked among the top three most-used video-consultation services in the world since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 100,000 online consultations are taking place per day on the platform, compared to around 1,000 a day before the health crisis. The other two most widely used video-consultation services worldwide are the US firm Teladoc and Chinese...
By Marianna Imenokhoeva 01:19 am April 28, 2020
Many European countries are making their first steps on the way to restart economic and social activities, balancing their goals to minimise the impact on citizens' health and to keep capacities of healthcare systems under control. Despite the timing, detailed plans differ between countries depending on the degree of being affected and myriad other factors - though there is a general framework...
By Dave Muoio 01:56 pm April 24, 2020
Uninsured Massachusetts residents now have 24-7 access to free COVID-19 telehealth visits following a new partnership between Doctor on Demand and the Commonwealth. According to the telehealth provider's announcement, the virtual visits will handle questions an uninsured resident may have about the disease's symptoms. Additionally, it will also support those who have been tagged by Massachusetts...
By Dave Muoio 04:19 pm April 23, 2020
Telehealth technologies are often cited as opportunities to address disparities in care. Telehealth services that work alongside a school system's health providers are no exception. Getting these programs off the ground – let alone broadly utilized – is no simple feat. "[These school-based interventions] fall into that health disparity use case, and often require multiple stakeholders to think...
By Laura Lovett 04:27 pm April 22, 2020
While coronavirus has swept across the entirety of the United States, several vulnerable groups are being hit the hardest.  Communities of color, the elderly, and the incarcerated population are facing some of the greatest challenges in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.  Last week a group of panelists discussed the impact of COVID-19 on these communities during HIMSS 20 Digital’s webinar “The...