telemedicine

By Aditi Pai February 11, 2016
Chicago-based remote visits company First Stop Health has raised $2.1 million from the company’s cofounders Patrick Spain and Dr. Mark Friedman as well as other angel investors. This brings First Stop Health’s total funding to $5.6 million to date. Spain said he first decided to found the company after getting involved in patient advocacy work. “We had a family issue that required me to get smart...
By Jonah Comstock February 10, 2016
BioGaming, an Israel-based startup, has received FDA clearance for its YuGo Microsoft Kinect-based physical therapy system. Calls to the company for comment went unanswered and its website appears to be down.  Physiotherapists can use the system to create personalized gameified routines for patients which patients can then complete at home using an Xbox or a computer connected to a Kinect device...
By Jonah Comstock February 1, 2016
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has released the latest edition of its telemedicine state-by-state score card reports. There’s good news and bad news. In the area of coverage and reimbursement, 11 states and the District of Columbia saw their grades improve since September 2014, when ATA released the first editions of these reports, and only two saw their grades decline. But in the...
By Aditi Pai January 26, 2016
Los Angeles-based SnapMD has raised $5.3 million from Shea Ventures, TYLT Labs, and Whittier Ventures for its telemedicine offering that connects providers to their existing patients. SnapMD COO George Tierney told MobiHealthNews this brings their total funding to $5.9 million. The idea for SnapMD came from Dr. Rustin Morse, who was working at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and wanted to create...
By Jonah Comstock January 19, 2016
According to a just-published 2014 survey of 1,557 US physicians, there’s a big disconnect between support for telehealth and actual use of telehealth technologies. While 78 percent of respondents believed that telehealth improved access to care, only 15 percent actually reported using telehealth services in the past 12 months. The American Academy of Family Physicians published the results of...
By Aditi Pai January 14, 2016
Call9, which offers emergency care via video visits to nursing homes, raised $10 million in a round led by Index Ventures with participation from Y Combinator Partner Ali Rowghani, previously an exec at Pixar and Twitter; Palantir Cofounder Joe Lonsdal; and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki. Call9's video visits service connects nursing home patients to an emergency room doctor. The company sets up the...
By Brian Dolan January 11, 2016
Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic took the stage at the JP Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference in San Francisco this morning to share some preliminary metrics around his company's financial performance last year. Gorevic also announced a few new big name Teladoc customers and shared a slide that included Teladoc's estimates for how well their competitors are doing. Gorevic said that Teladoc's revenues...
By Aditi Pai January 4, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota-based telemedicine company Zipnosis has raised $17 million in a round led by Safeguard Scientifics with participation from Ascension Ventures as well as existing investors Fairview Health Services, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Arthur Ventures, Waterline Ventures and Omphalos Ventures. This brings the company’s total known funding to about $20 million to date, according to...
By Jonah Comstock December 15, 2015
The judge in the case of Teladoc versus the Texas Medical Board has denied the board’s motion to dismiss the suit, responding to each of three claims that the suit was invalid, originally made in September. In the process, Judge Robert Pitman settled the issue of “active supervision”, a highly salient point in the case. In April, Teladoc sued the Texas Medical Board, alleging that a 2010 rule...
By Jonah Comstock December 14, 2015
All but eight states introduced at least one bill related to telemedicine to their state legislature in 2015, according to a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures. State lawmakers floated a total of 200 bills across the country.   The report is meant to explore the benefits and risks of telehealth for state legislatures, as well as to provide an overview of the status of...

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