telehealth

By Heather Mack July 21, 2016
When it comes to telemedicine, Texas is behind the national curve. While most states have passed legislation that greenlights various telemedicine services, Texas (along with Arkansas) still lag on the initial foray into telehealth services, struggling, for example, to define whether a video visit or a phone call can appropriately establish a patient-physician relationship.   Which is why the...
By Jonah Comstock July 18, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia-based Azalea Health, a health IT software firm with a focus on rural practices and mobile tools, has raised $10.5 million in Series B funding in a round led by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. Previous investor Intersouth Partners also participated in the round, which brings the company's total funding to $12.5 million.  Azalea's software suite includes revenue cycle management...
By Heather Mack July 11, 2016
Reston, Virginia-based Avizia has raised $11 million in Series A funding, bringing the telemedicine company’s total funding to $19.5 million. The funding round, led by Blue Heron Capital, also included Lavrock Ventures, NextGen Venture Partners, Middleland Capital, Waterline Capital and Blu Ventures.   “Telemedicine adoption is rapidly accelerating as health systems compete to offer more...
By Jonah Comstock July 6, 2016
New York City-based SkyMD has officially launched its B2B teledermatology offering today, following a “soft launch” in October.  “If you look at our history, we launched into beta in March of 2015, so we've been live in some ways for a little over a year now,” CEO Eric Price told MobiHealthNews. “In our first few months we were very sort of closed, we were only working with 10 doctors to kind of...
By Jeff Lagasse July 6, 2016
The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality combed through 58 systematic reviews amid a substantial volume of research on telemedicine to pinpoint when telehealth interventions work best. The data suggests telehealth improves outcomes such as mortality, quality of life and reductions in hospital admissions when used for remote patient monitoring for certain chronic conditions as well as for...
By Jonah Comstock June 30, 2016
Lewisville, Texas-based telemedicine company Teladoc has announced plans to acquire Scottsdale, Arizona-based employee health benefits app-maker HealthiestYou for $125 million in a mix of cash and stock. HealthiestYou, which raised $30 million from Frontier Capital in November, provided employees with an app to access a location-aware provider directory to read reviews, ratings and background...
By Jonah Comstock June 21, 2016
Iggbo, a Richmond, Virginia-based startup that has created a technology-enabled network for facilitating on-demand blood draws, has raised $13 million in funding in a round led by Heritage Group, a healthcare focused VC group based in Nashville, Tennessee. The company previously raised $6 million across several seed rounds, so this brings its total funding to $19 million. According to Iggbo, 70...
By Jonah Comstock June 15, 2016
It's looking more and more like the path to victory in the major turf wars of digital health will not be through patent litigation. Earlier this week, a Massachusetts federal judge Indira Talwani ruled that American Well's telehealth patents, which the company had sued Teladoc for allegedly infringing, were unenforceably broad. She cited the same Supreme Court precedent, Alice v. CLS Bank, that...
By Jonah Comstock June 15, 2016
Mental health-focused telemedicine company Talkspace has raised $15 million in a funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Existing investors Spark Capital, Soft Bank, Metamorphic Ventures, and TheTime, also contributed. “We’ve eliminated a lot of the barriers that prevent people from getting help in the first place by delivering therapy via messaging -- and, the biggest has been reducing...
By Jonah Comstock May 18, 2016
Teladoc plans to launch its first chronic condition management program by the end of the year, CEO Jason Gorevic revealed at a session toward the end of the American Telemedicine Association convention in Minneapolis.  “We’re still in the final stages of deciding whether it’s going to be cardiovascular disease or diabetes,” he said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for more longitudinal care....