telemedicine

By Heather Mack July 28, 2016
New York City-based Smart Vision Labs, creator of the smartphone-based autorefractor for vision testing, announced the launch of the SVOne Enterprise, an intuitive, self-guided vision testing system now available in a handful of New York eyeglasses stores. SVOne Enterprise leverages the company’s early offering, SVOne, which is a handheld autorefactor about the size of a brick that attaches to a...
By Heather Mack July 27, 2016
Geoff Clapp, founder of now-defunct consumer health startup Better, delivered a long-awaited post-mortem on the Tech Tonic podcast with Lisa Suennen and David Shaywitz. Better, which launched in 2013 with backing by the Mayo Clinic and The Social+Capital fund, shut down last year. Clapp wrote last year that he planned to publish a post-mortem on Better’s efforts shortly after its closure, but...
By Heather Mack July 26, 2016
NewYork-Presbyterian health system announced the rollout of NYP OnDemand, a new set of digital health tools including telehealth services for both patients and providers available on the NYP website and via its mobile app. The offerings will rollout gradually over the next few months, and will include offerings for emergency services, digital follow-ups, second opinions and acute stroke care. The...
By Jonah Comstock July 22, 2016
Were digital health innovators best described as a clever Trojan Horse this quarter, or as slimy snake oil salesmen? It really depends on who you ask.  At the beginning of the quarter, HHS CTO Susannah Fox said that technology would be a Trojan Horse for culture change in healthcare. She spoke about the ways HHS is enabling the democratization of technology innovation through the internet. Later...
By Heather Mack July 19, 2016
In Arkansas, currently the only state in the nation that does not allow telemedicine companies like Teladoc or American Well to treat patients, a proposed telemedicine rule that would have made remote visits more permissible was stalled when a key legislative panel declined to sign off, Politico's Morning eHealth reported.   Arkansas is ranked last in the nation in telemedicine practice standards...
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 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 27, 2016
According to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll and commissioned by Salesforce, 59 percent of all consumers, and 70 percent of millennials, would choose a primary care physician who offers a patient-facing app over one who doesn't.  The survey results included 2,025 US adults aged 18 and older, among whom 1,736 have health insurance and a primary care doctor. The survey showed that by and...
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...