virtual care

By Dave Muoio January 22, 2019
Laid to rest. A longstanding legal dispute between Apple and Valencell over infringement on four patents and deceptive trade practices was quietly put to bed last year. The two companies submitted their dismissal to the US District Court North Carolina in September, with no other details on how the settlement shook out. When this case (and a similar one against Fitbit) was first filed in early...
By Laura Lovett January 22, 2019
This morning telemedicine heavyweight American Well rolled out American Well 760 Cart, a new product that lets acute care teams at health systems virtually bring a specialist on site. The new technology, which can run on American Well’s software or an existing Cisco infrastructure, is an FDA-registered Class 1 device.  The company said that the new technology could be used in myriad of situations...
By Laura Lovett January 17, 2019
This morning telemedicine provider Teladoc Health announced the launch of its new back pain treatment program, Teladoc Back Care. The service will let users access digital videos and exercise programs, which target lower back pain.  In order to create the program, the telemedicine company teamed up with Telespine, a digital health company specifically focused on back health. This new program...
By Dave Muoio January 16, 2019
Netanya, Israel-based device maker and telehealth provider Tyto Care brought in $9 million in additional strategic funding from Sanford Health, Itochu and Shenzhen Capital Group. The new backing extends a nearly $25 million Series C round led by Ping An Global Voyager Fund that was announced last year, and brings the round’s total to $33.5 million. What they do Tyto Care offers a remote...
By Laura Lovett January 14, 2019
Chicago-based remote virtual care company First Stop Health announced Friday a $6.5 million funding round led by Morningstar founder and CEO Joe Mansueto as well as Rich Gallun, cofounder and CEO of bswift. First Stop Health’s cofounders Patrick Spain and Dr. Mark Friedman also contributed to the latest funding round.  What they do First Stop Health is a virtual care provider that targets the...
By Laura Lovett December 31, 2018
Kaiser Permanente has a history of integrating virtual care programs. The organization’s provider and payer model has allowed it to explore digital health early on.  “We have some unique opportunities because we are an integrated organization,” Dr. Patrick Courneya, EVP and chief medical officer at Kaiser Permanente, told Babyforyou.net.ua. “We have healthcare delivery on the clinical side and...
By Dave Muoio December 11, 2018
Mobile app analytics firm App Annie has released a list of the telemedicine apps most frequently downloaded through the Apple and Google marketplaces. The five services, in descending order, are: American Well (which currently holds a 4.7/5 star user rating on the App Store), Doctor on Demand (4.9 stars), Teladoc (4.8 starts), MDLive (4.6 stars) and HealthTap (4.3 stars). To reach its conclusion...
By Dave Muoio November 14, 2018
Virtual care provider Teladoc Health recently highlighted two major collaborations with academic institutions focused on the advancement of telehealth delivery and practices. The first of these, conducted with Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health, launched what the pair consider to be “the industry’s first academic fellowship program in the field of telehealth.” The program, which launched during...
By Dave Muoio October 12, 2018
The challenges of new technology adoption loom across every industry, and healthcare is by no means an exception. Between its risk-adverse culture, worn out workforce, and heavy value placed on establishing human connections, it’s little surprise that many technologies which could potentially isolate patients or introduce unnecessary tasks would be met with some resistance. “One of the hardest...
By Dave Muoio 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...

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