October 11, 2018
Pfizer recently detailed a number of C-suite shakeups coming in the wake of its incoming CEO Albert Bourla.
Perhaps most relevant to Mobi readers is the appointment of the company's first chief digital and technology officer, Lidia Fonseca. Currently the CIO and SVP at Quest Diagnostics, Fonseca has also held tenure at the Laboratory Corporation of America, Synarc Incorporated and Philips...
October 4, 2018
Solv, the San Francisco-based maker of an urgent care appointment booking app, has unveiled a video call functionality that will allow providers to offer patients the option of a telemedicine visit.
Video calls made through the Solv Video Telemed system are encrypted and entirely conducted within a mobile phone’s web browser, requiring no additional downloads for the patient. Integrating the...
September 27, 2018
On September 20, Teladoc Health announced that it will be launching a virtual health service for worldwide members beginning in 2019. Called Teladoc Global Care, the service looks to provide companies and insurers covering individuals across multiple countries comprehensive remote consultations at all hours of the day, and entirely within the company’s existing mobile app.
While Teladoc is...
September 27, 2018
Netherlands-based 1Minuut Innovation is launching an all-in-one mobile health communication platform that will make extensive use of augmented reality eyewear for point-of-view video sharing for telehealth purposes.
Called Genzõ, the platform was developed through partnerships with Vuzix, maker of the M300 Smart Glasses used in the platform, and Deloitte Assuring Medical Apps...
September 24, 2018
Teladoc Health has announced the launch of a virtual health service designed to accommodate companies whose employees span national borders. Called Teladoc Global Care, the new 24-7 service is delivered through the company’s mobile app and available in more than 20 languages, according to Teladoc.
Why it matters
A recent report suggests the global number of expatriates grew to more...
September 18, 2018
Enterprise telehealth company SnapMD, which provides a variety of white-labeled virtual care tools to hospitals, has raised $7.1 million in new funding. Existing investors contributed to the Series B round, which brings the company’s total funding to $16.3 million.
“With SnapMD’s recognition as the most advanced telemedicine platform in the world, our white-label telehealth solution enables...
September 13, 2018
Hurricane season is swinging into full gear again as this week’s natural threat, Hurricane Florence, makes landfall in the US Southeast. Between the gusting winds and “catastrophic flash flooding” heralded by meteorologists, the Category 2 storm threatens to leave emergency responders and local health care systems overwhelmed.
Fortunately, these groups will have some support. Much like in storms...
Photo credit: Edgar Rojas Muñoz/Purdue University
September 6, 2018
The military is now looking to augmented reality and drones as a new avenue for delivering expert care to patients in war zones.
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new AR system consisting of an headset and a drone, which aims to let experienced doctors give more junior doctors working in the field instructions.
"The most critical challenge is to provide surgical expertise into...
August 29, 2018
This week virtual care provider Teladoc Health was busy, releasing news about a new product launch and a separate good will initiative.
First was yesterday’s launch of Partners HealthCare On Demand, a virtual urgent care service collaboration between the telehealth company and Partners HealthCare. Delivered through web and mobile devices, the video-based service is first being rolled out to the...
August 28, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Zipnosis, which offers whitelabeled telemedicine tools to providers, quietly raised a $3 million funding round last week. The raise came from existing investors. The company's last round, in January 2016, was supported by Safeguard Scientifics, Ascension Ventures, Fairview Health Services, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Arthur Ventures, Waterline Ventures and Omphalos...