Digital health startup Omada is adding virtual consultations with physicians to its platform. To start, the company is offering physician-guided care for diabetes and hypertension.
What You Should Know: – Techstars-backed OpenLoop raises $3M in funding to expand digital health marketplace to connect certified clinicians to telehealth opportunities. – The company plans to use the funding to This financing enables OpenLoop to expedite the development of their marketplace technology and… Read More »OpenLoop Raises $3M to Expand Digital Health Marketplace for Clinicians
The agency said it would stop enforcing a rule requiring women to get the first of two pills in person at a medical clinic or hospital.
The first quarter of 2021 has been one of investor optimism as the vaccine rollout continues ahead of expectations and economic activity begins to accelerate in response. Within the Health IT industry, the already strong investment and M&A trends seen in 2020 have only accelerated. Over the… Read More »Q1 2021 Health IT/Digital Health PC/VE, M&A, IPOs/ SPACs Activity
Traditional patient care patterns have been radically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. And after more than a year of disruption, it’s doubtful that everyone will revert to those patterns after the pandemic. New habits have been formed, and consumers are more willing to pursue the… Read More »Does Telemedicine Impede or Help the Patient-Centered Medical Home?
Virtual primary care startup Firefly Health plans to launch a benefit plan after raising $40 million in new funding. The company currently offers virtual and in-person access to a primary care team.
Sandeep Pulim, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Bluestream Health There’s no question that the demand for telehealth and virtual care has grown exponentially over the last twelve months. With that growth has come a fundamental shift in the attitude toward virtual care. No longer do… Read More »How a Virtual Care Mindset Leads to Greater Patient Acceptance and Sustainable Telehealth Growth
Insurance technology startup Bright Health has purchased Zipnosis, which provides telehealth services. Though details of the new transaction are sparse, the acquisition aims to lower healthcare costs and expand access to quality care.
Peter Ziese PhD, MD, Business Leader, Monitoring and Analytics, Philips COVID-19 has been a novel pandemic in many ways beyond the actual virus itself – from the irreparable impacts it’s having on society, to the immense strain it’s put on the healthcare industry. A recent… Read More »Key Lessons from COVID-19 & How We Can Better Support our Healthcare Provider
After going public through a SPAC merger last year, SOC Telemed bought acute telemedicine provider Access Physicians for $194 million. The deal is expected to bolster the company’s specialty consults and telemedicine services for hospitals.
As the pandemic rages on, the other major public health crisis in recent history has not ebbed. The opioid epidemic is worsening, but providers have kept their eye on the ball and are continuing their efforts to treat opioid use disorder and curb unnecessary prescriptions.… Read More »How providers are tackling a crisis within a crisis — the opioid epidemic
The pandemic has upended virtually every industry, and although many of the impacts are undeniably devastating, negative events can also offer opportunities for positive change, by highlighting existing problems and eliminating roadblocks to new solutions.
What You Should Know: – SOC Telemed, today announced the acquisition of Dallas-based Access Physicians in a deal valued at $194 million in cash and stock to become the largest pure-play provider of acute telemedicine in the country. – The company will deliver care to… Read More »SOC Telemed Acquires Access Physicians for $194M to Form Largest Acute Telemedicine Provider
A group of inventors at the University of Cincinnati are developing a drone that can be used to conduct virtual visits in patients’ homes. The technology aims to fill the gap in telehealth delivery among those who do not have access to the necessary devices… Read More »Drone in your home? Telehealth makeover underway at Univ of Cincinnati
In the year since the UK went into its first lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19 the country’s health service has undergone an unprecedented digital transformation. The NHS quickly scrambled to reduce face-to-face contact between patients and healthcare professionals, and manage demand for services… Read More »Health tech and digital transformation lessons from the NHS
Mark Prather MD, MBA, CEO & Co-founder at DispatchHealth The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we interact with one another, with businesses, and with the world around us. From social distancing to hand sanitation to remote working, its impact on society is immense. And among… Read More »How the Pandemic is Accelerating the Shift to Alternative Care Delivery Models
Amazon is rolling out a telehealth service for other companies to offer as an employee benefit. But scale alone will not help it to unseat well-known telehealth brands in an increasingly competitive space.
In another big tie-up between a telehealth and digital health company, Grand Rounds and Doctor on Demand reached a merger agreement. Grand Rounds CEO Owen Tripp will serve as CEO of the combined business.
Telemedicine will not revolutionize health care on its own, but the experience of millions of Americans during the pandemic assures us that it will become a permanent fixture of the health care ecosystem – one likely to account for a growing share of revenue in… Read More »How can telemedicine evolve in the post-Covid era
While telehealth use soared last year, the biggest increases were among adults living in metropolitan areas with low poverty levels, according to research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
HELENA, Mont. — When the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation began offering telehealth services in Montana in early February, the nation’s largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider promised quality care for far-flung residents without their even having to leave home. This story also ran on Fortune. It… Read More »The Boom in Out-of-State Telehealth Threatens In-State Providers
Covid-19 has highlighted the critical importance of increased communication and transparency between acute and post-acute providers, and the immediate need for more diverse acute and post-acute care options.
Fast growing UK telehealth provider Babylon Health bought a California-based practice as it looks to expand in the U.S. The company has several large contracts, including one to provide telehealth services to the U.K’s National Health Service.
Abbott announced the launch of the newly-approved NeuroSphere Virtual Clinic by which deep brain stimulation patients can have their devices programmed and reset remotely, from the comfort of their homes without having to travel to a specialist.
While 2020 incited widespread adoption of video-based consultations, the healthcare ecosystem is now presented with a new mandate of delivering virtual care at scale. Fortunately, there are some companies up to the task.
Two founders started Oula, a maternity care startup that combines virtual and in-person care. They began seeing patients virtually in December and opened an in-person clinic on Tuesday.
Thirty Madison launched a new telehealth brand for people with seasonal allergies. It’s the latest addition to the company’s growing list of direct-to-consumer brands, which include hair loss, migraines and acid reflux.
Seniors in the U.S. are among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and providing them with primary care proved to be a major challenge. But several organizations rose to the occasion, deftly changing their care delivery strategies as the pandemic evolved.
The health system and payer are joining forces to offer Medicare Advantage patients access to Mercy’s telehealth center. They also plan to implement a value-based payment model, tying reimbursement for Mercy clinicians to care quality measures.
After a year of record growth, Teladoc set expectations for limited growth in its paid memberships and visits in 2021. But the company still sees long-term opportunities with a primary care pilot it is launching and its acquisition of Livongo.
The insurer is buying the telehealth company for an undisclosed sum through its health services portfolio Evernorth. The acquisition will enable Evernorth to offer a 24/7 virtual care platform to health plans and employers, including non-Cigna members.
According to an analysis of 1.8 million medical claims, employers’ claims were down 4% in 2020. Although telehealth visits plateaued at the end of the year, they made up nearly 1 in 5 visits.
Moha Desai, Principal, Healthcare Strategy & Transformation Health systems across the country will require a plan to react to government deep spending cuts and revenue shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital services have seen a significant downturn in demand in 2020, and the recent… Read More »11 Best Practices of a Successful Care Model Transformation Plan
Primary care startup Eden Health, which contracts with employers and commercial real estate companies to offer a combination of virtual and in-person services, raised $60 million in funding. The company plans to use the funds to build out its platform and open brick-and-mortar clinics in… Read More »Eden Health raises $60M, plans to expand primary care model to more cities
Kroger Health Partners with Gauss to Provide Smartphone-Enabled COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Home Tests What You Should Know: – Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. announced plans to offer the first smartphone-enabled, at-home Gauss COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kit to patients nationwide, expanding… Read More »Kroger Health to Offer Smartphone-Enabled COVID-19 Tests Nationwide
We have heard much about how COVID-19 has created a paradigm shift in the use of telemedicine. A paper by Patel et al. (2021) uses claims data between January 1, 2020, to June 16, 2020 to measure this trend quantitatively. They find that in a… Read More »The rise of telemedicine
Zocdoc, which had built its business as an online scheduling platform for doctors, quickly pivoted at the beginning of the pandemic to offer telehealth visits. The company recently raised $150 million from Francisco Partners.
EHRs have caused a few problems for healthcare but they have paved a path on which we can set out on the journey of healthcare transformation. Without the existing EHR infrastructure, we’d not only have to map out a path but lay the road while… Read More »Covid-19: A tipping point for EHR innovation
The Office of the Inspector General will audit Medicare Part B telehealth services to detect potential vulnerabilities and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. To prepare, providers must first take stock of their programs and conduct audits of their own, experts say.
Several states passed recent laws that would require commercial insurance plans to cover more telehealth services on a permanent basis. More states now require health plans to pay the same amount for telehealth as in-person visits.
Walgreens appoints Rosalind (Roz) Brewer as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective on March 15, 2021. Brewer will also join the WBA Board of Directors upon assuming the role. She succeeds Stefano Pessina who, as previously announced, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman… Read More »Executive Hires: Walgreens Appoints New CEO, Cityblock Health, Innovaccer, Others
A pair of new studies show that telehealth use differs by specialty, patient condition as well as socioeconomic factors, which may affect the technology used for care delivery.
What You Should Know: – Verily’s Onduo, known for its tech-based solution for virtual diabetes management, is launching a new multi-condition platform that matches the right care to the right consumer at the right time. The expanded virtual care platform is designed to support patients managing type 2… Read More »Verily’s Onduo Virtual Care Solution Expands to Multi-Condition Platform
Nicole Muehlenhaus, Senior Product Manager, Ergotron As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated telehealth adoption, many patients and providers supported the remote-friendly technology. While the big spikes of usage may slow, adoption is still far ahead from where it was pre-pandemic, and we expect that to remain.… Read More »Virtual Care in the Post-COVID World: How to Prepare Your Healthcare Environment
Every patient who could benefit should be armed with the sophisticated and validated technologies currently available to monitor key biometrics at home to alert patients and their clinicians of abnormalities and opportunities for early intervention.
Waseem Ghannam, MD, President, Telehealth Solution A night doctor’s dilemma Five years ago, I was practicing medicine in a rural hospital in North Carolina as a nocturnist, when I received a call from an Emergency Room (ER) doctor. “Hey, it’s Blake. Room 7. Demented. UTI,”… Read More »Treat in Place: Protecting Nursing Home Patients From Hospital Readmission
Few people question whether care delivery will continue to migrate out of the hospital into new settings such as the home. The better question is, what services – specifically – will migrate to the home, and what innovations are necessary to support these migrations?
Bryan Lubel, Executive Vice President, Connected Health of KORE Not many will disagree that the global pandemic has accelerated the use of technology in healthcare. With a healthcare system stressed to a breaking point, medical professionals have had to prioritize critical cases and increasingly turn… Read More »The Combination of 5G and AI Will Transform Healthcare in 2021
Paula Muto, MD, FACSFounder and CEO, UBERDOC, Inc. We are at a watershed moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to reevaluate our priorities both economically and with regard to public health. Living with a healthcare system that was created in response to an emergency… Read More »A New System to Fit A New Economy: How Healthcare Can Recover From COVID-19
Mass General Hospital Doc on MedCity Pivot podcast: In some cases, virtual care is better than in-person care
Dr. Ami Bhatt, a cardiologist at Mass General Hospital, says there are situations in which virtual care alone may work better than in-person care, but it would be a mistake to pit in-person care against virtual care.
Teladoc Health Head of R&D Yulun Wang highlights the impact of virtual care in underserved populations around the globe through the World Telehealth Initiative’s (WTI) work at the HOPE Field Hospital in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh.
What You Should Know: – Concentra recently transitioned their three-year-old Concentra Telemed® offering from Amwell to the eVisit Virtual Care platform. – The eVisit Virtual Care platform is supporting all of Concentra’s telemedicine requirements, including its industry-leading 24/7/365 Concentra Telemed offering and Concentra Telerehab®, conducting… Read More »Concentra Transitions Telemed Offering from Amwell to eVisit Virtual Care Platform
Covid-19 showed that pharma companies can be nimble and implement changes that prevent processes from weighing down on operations. But which of these operational and strategic changes will stand the test of time and make this year and the future bright for the industry?
In an interview with MedCity News, Amwell CEO Dr. Roy Schoenberg shared how attitudes around telehealth have changed and what he’s watching for in future policy.
The three-year-old digital health startup began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. It merged with a subsidiary of Oaktree Capital Management in a deal that valued the company at $1.6 billion.
UnitedHealth’s 2020 revenue jumped by $15 billion from the year before. As the payer gears up for 2021, leaders except to see demand for telehealth and online pharmacies continue, driving their focus on these services.
The telehealth company and managed care organization are launching a new HMO plan on the Texas health insurance exchange. The ‘virtual-first’ plan is designed for those who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.
Heidi Sveistrup, CEO at Bruyère Research Institute Elza Seregelyi, Director at L-SPARK The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is changing the face of healthcare and has the potential to significantly improve patient access as well as system efficiencies. The adoption of telemedicine, for example, spurred… Read More »IoMT Is Improving Patient Access: We Must Avoid Creating New Barriers
What You Should Know: – FCC announces initial 14 pilot project selected for $100M Connected Care Pilot Program that will support connected care service across the country and focus on low-income and veteran patients. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today announced an initial set of… Read More »FCC Unveils 14 Initial Projects Selected for $100M Connected Care Pilot Program
During a panel discussion at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, three physicians from Stanford Medicine discussed the investment opportunities that can help accelerate innovation in healthcare in the coming year.
Despite concerns over broadband access and reimbursement, telehealth still brings many opportunities to care for patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid, panelists said at CES.
In a wide-ranging discussion at J.P. Morgan’s Annual Healthcare Conference, former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt talked about the future of the ACA, telehealth and Medicare Advantage with a Democrat-led House, Senate and presidency.
Roughly a third of adults had a telehealth visit in the first 6 months of the pandemic, according to a new survey conducted by the Urban Institute. But not everyone who wanted a telehealth visit was able to access it, leaving some adults with unmet… Read More »Patients report unmet care needs despite rising telehealth use
In an increasingly crowded landscape, digital health startups must figure out what sets them apart. Three startup leaders shared what differentiates their companies from the competition at this year’s J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.
What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. launched an AI-powered patient engagement virtual assistant platform to transform omnichannel digital experiences for patients. – Healthcare provider organizations can now deploy a single, common cloud-based platform to support their entire patient journey across engagement channels using… Read More »Nuance Launches AI-Powered Patient Engagement Virtual Assistant Platform
What You Should Know: – Telehealth adoption for behavioral health services jumped sharply during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Telehealth adoption increased sharply during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, with the approach being used more often for behavioral health services… Read More »Behavioral Health Services Fueled Telehealth Adoption During Pandemic, Study Finds
In response to the spike in demand for virtual care services amid the Covid-19 pandemic, UCLA Health developed telehealth-specific triage protocols to ensure their patients are getting care through the appropriate medium — whether in person or via a video visit. Here’s how they did… Read More »How UCLA Health incorporated telehealth into its triage protocol
What You Should Know: – TigerConnect has announced an expansion in their suite through the acquisition of Critical Alert, a leading provider of enterprise-grade middleware for hospitals and health systems. – For the hundreds of thousands of nurses that currently use TigerConnect, these new capabilities… Read More »M&A: TigerConnect Acquires Hospital Middleware Solution Critical Alert
Dr. Paul Hain, Chief Medical Officer of GoHealth Telehealth is Here to Stay in 2021 Prior to the pandemic, telehealth was a limited ad-hoc service with geographic and provider restrictions. However, with both the pandemic restrictions on face to face interactions and a relaxation of… Read More »12 Telehealth & Virtual Care Predictions and Trends for 2021 Roundup
COLUMBIA, Mo. — A memory haunts Christina Fuhrman: the image of her toddler Pearl lying pale and listless in a hospital bed, tethered to an IV to keep her hydrated as she struggled against a superbug infection. “She survived by the grace of God,” Fuhrman… Read More »Children’s Hospitals Are Partly to Blame as Superbugs Increasingly Attack Kids
Teladoc Health and Livongo Merge The combination of Teladoc Health and Livongo creates a global leader in consumer-centered virtual care. The combined company is positioned to execute quantified opportunities to drive revenue synergies of $100 million by the end of the second year following the… Read More »2020’s Top 20 Digital Health M&A Deals Totaled $50B
Scott Galbari, CTO, Lyniate Drew Ivan, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Lyniate Healthcare data security has been a growing concern for CIOs for the last year or so, as hackers are increasingly targeting health information. Now, with a global pandemic forcing a shift to telemedicine… Read More »CIO: 3 Rules for Meeting ONC/CMS Interoperability, While Improving Cybersecurity
As we close out the year, we asked several healthcare executives to share their predictions and trends for 2021. Kimberly Powell, Vice President & General Manager, NVIDIA Healthcare Federated Learning: The clinical community will increase their use of federated learning approaches to build robust AI models across various… Read More »30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021
In a wide-ranging interview with MedCity News, Cerner CommunityWorks President Mitchell Clark discussed the healthcare challenges facing rural communities amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the company’s new free offering that aims to support rural telehealth.
AR tools will see a massive boost in 2021 after a year in which its star grew. Here are some more trends that are poised to make 2021 a meaningful year for healthcare.
EverCommerce, a provider of solutions for businesses in the service sector, has added Updox to its roster of health services companies. Updox offers a variety of virtual care, patient engagement and office productivity solutions.
Reviewing 2019’s key digital health stories last year I suggested that, while big strides continued to be made, any definitive ‘coming of age’ moment for the sector was unlikely. But that was before the first reports emerged of a highly contagious coronavirus and 2020 will… Read More »5 ways digital health, and digital pharma, changed in 2020
What Will Healthcare Look Like in a Post-COVID-19 World? (Part 1) Notes from HLTH VRTL 2020: The future of healthcare post-COVID and anticipated impacts of changes on the care of autoimmune disease. The Doctor Weighs In
The academic medical center collaborated with GE Healthcare to set up the first virtual intensive care unit program in the state, which will help the organization extend its critical care expertise across rural areas and manage bed capacity amid climbing Covid-19 cases.
Telemedicine, once an intriguing proposition struggling to reach its potential, became an absolute necessity in 2020. In the early days of COVID-19, as medical centers labored to deal with an influx of patients while also trying to mitigate coronavirus spread, telemedicine was urgently needed as… Read More »Looking at Emerging Trends in Telemedicine
As 2020 draws to a close, healthcare providers are strategizing for the new year and the new normal. Providers will need to retool their telehealth efforts and prepare to meet a burgeoning mental crisis, among other issues.
Emad Rizk, M.D., President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Cotiviti As 170 research teams race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, some that are in late-stage approvals have seen recent progress, but it is still not yet clear when a vaccine will become widely… Read More »Gleaning Insights for COVID-19: Why Claims and Clinical Data Matter
Anne Davis, Director of Quality Programs & Medicare Strategy at HMS A global health crisis has thrust us into a scenario in which lives quite literally depend on the ability to virtually connect. Telehealth has rapidly emerged as a vital tool, enabling continuity of care,… Read More »As Telehealth Surges, Are Seniors Being Left Behind?
What You Should Know: – DispatchHealth launches Clinic Without Walls, a new service line offering patients a telemedicine visit with in-person assistance for more complex medical visits. – The initial service line will be available in a pilot to MultiCare patients in the Tacoma and… Read More »DispatchHealth Launches New Clinic Without Walls for Enhanced Virtual Visits to MultiCare Patients
Powered by Doctor on Demand, ArcBest Rolls Out Virtual Primary Care Health Plan to its 13k Employees
What You Should Know: – Publicly traded logistics company ArcBest announced its deal with Doctor On Demand to introduce its virtual-first health plan to its 13,000 employees, who are largely “essential workers” as long-haul truckers. – Employees appreciated the convenience and safety of 24/7 virtual… Read More »Powered by Doctor on Demand, ArcBest Rolls Out Virtual Primary Care Health Plan to its 13k Employees
Don Godbee Don Godbee, Mobile Solutions Architect at Stratix Don Godbee Telehealth and virtual care are not brand-new phenomena suddenly cobbled together as a rapid response to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the average US patient could be forgiven for thinking that it… Read More »Ensuring Telehealth Providers’ Virtual Care Dollars Make Sense
What You Should Know: – Pear Therapeutics today announced that it has successfully closed an $80 million Series D financing led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. – Pear is the leader in prescription digital therapeutics and the first company to receive FDA authorization for a… Read More »Pear Therapeutics Raises $80M to Advance Prescription Digital Therapeutics
Tom Stanis, Verily’s co-founder and former head of software, left the Alphabet subsidiary in February to found a new healthcare startup. Called Story Health, his new startup is focused on providing care in the gaps between specialty visits.
CommonHealth App Connects to 230 Health Systems to Share Health Data – including COVID Test and Vaccine Status
What You Should Know: – CommonHealth has connected to 230 health systems in the United States, allowing patients to gather, manage and share their health and test data, including COVID test and vaccination status. By the end of this month, CommonHealth will connect to more… Read More »CommonHealth App Connects to 230 Health Systems to Share Health Data – including COVID Test and Vaccine Status
Providing care for chronic disease patients during a one-in-a-century pandemic is full of challenges, but health systems like Jefferson Health are finding ways — with help from technology — to make sure their patients are getting the care they need.
Shalini Shah, MD is Vice-Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, and Enterprise Director of Pain Services, UC Irvine Health The dominant presence of COVID-19 has not meant the absence of cancer, ear infections, heart attacks, chronic pain, or other illnesses that… Read More »Virtual Engagement During COVID Pushes Paradigm Shift for Physician Training and Patient Care
What You Should Know: – DAS Health Ventures acquires healthcare and managed IT company Randall Technology Services (RandallTech). – This acquisition adds Allscripts® PM and EHR solutions to the DAS portfolio of supported products, and DAS Health has now added additional staff in Texas that… Read More »Healthcare M&A: DAS Health Acquires Randall Technology Services
In the Face of a Medicaid Tsunami, Telehealth is More Important Than Ever Telehealth utilization under Medicaid surged during the pandemic providing needed services to the vulnerable. Ongoing funding must be ensured The Doctor Weighs In
The US government has introduced a scheme to allow hospitals to reduce the number of inpatients they see through a telehealth platform that would helps deliver acute care at home. The move comes as the number of new cases of COVID-19 have been climbing to… Read More »As COVID-19 cases swell, US extends telehealth to acute care
Elizabeth Bierbower, Former President of Humana’s Group & Specialty Division Healthcare can achieve optimum efficiency when patients are at the center of care. When patients have the necessary information to navigate their care journey, they will choose the path to high-quality care at the lowest… Read More »COVID-19: How Can Payers Prepare for Mandates and Support Pandemic Relief Efforts
A merger involving two US digital health specialists and a blank cheque company has created a telemedicine player, called UpHealth, that is valued at more than $1.3 billion. The three-way deal combines UpHealth – which provides patient care management, telemedicine and digital pharmacy services and… Read More »Digital health player UpHealth swells with three-way merger
What You Should Know: – GigCapital2 Inc has agreed to merge with UpHealth Holdings Inc and Cloudbreak Health LLC to create a public digital healthcare company valued at $1.35 billion, including debt, the blankcheck acquisition company said on Monday. – The combined company will be… Read More »SPAC Mergers with 2 Telehealth Companies to Form Public Digital Health Company in $1.35B Deal
Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. In the past few months, we’ve seen huge shifts in how people are working. This naturally extends to the healthcare industry,… Read More »How Webex Uses Patient and Provider Insight to Improve Virtual Care Delivery
What You Should Know: – Amwell just announced some new offerings Amwell Now, Touchpoint Tablet software, and C500 to help increase doctor-to-patient virtual connections as patient and doctor preferences change in light of the pandemic. – The new solutions (a quick-to-deploy video visit offering, new… Read More »Amwell Launches New Offerings to Increase Doctor-to-Patient Virtual Connectivity
The company, which makes a digital stethoscope and electrocardiogram, raised $65 million in series C funding. It plans to use the funds to build out a telehealth platform and at-home monitoring program for cardiopulmonary patients.
Many of the strategies that were on the bottom of the priority list in early 2020 may have moved up, with a new focus on digital enablement and other technological capabilities.
Source: Zoom KLAS recently issued a Spotlight on Zoom for healthcare. KLAS Spotlights are first looks at new and emerging technology. Everyone knows Zoom, but how well does the solution perform for healthcare organizations looking to handle the immediate demands created by COVID-19 as well… Read More »KLAS Spotlight on Zoom for Healthcare Examines Early Outcomes
Abbott recently released global research on vascular patient care, designed to shine a light on the vascular patient journey. The report called “Beyond Intervention” uncovers the universal challenges faced by physicians who deliver vascular care, their patients, and the hospital administrators who support them. It… Read More »How Data-Driven Technology Holds The Promise of Better Outcomes for Vascular Patients
Access to mental healthcare continues to be a hurdle amid the Covid-19 pandemic, prompting Aetna and telehealth provider Inpathy to expand their existing mental health partnership to include three more states.
the pandemic has brought much-needed attention to how technology can help take down barriers to care and bridge care gaps—by shifting healthcare to people’s homes.
Lark Health, which offers AI-powered digital care platforms for chronic diseases, has raised $70 million in new funds, which it plans to use to expand its relationship with Anthem and eventually deepen partnerships with other payers and telehealth providers.
Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. Change. It’s constantly redefining the healthcare landscape, whether triggered by technology innovations, cultural shifts, or world events. Healthcare organizations understand this and plan for it, putting continuity and recovery plans in… Read More »Achieve Business and Clinical Resiliency in Times of Change
Most of the digital health experts we spoke to for this issue of Deep Dive made one thing clear – no one can really say what the future holds for digital tech in the pharma and healthcare industries. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing… Read More »Deep Dive: Digital Health Innovation 2020
What You Should Know: – Mayo Clinic announced a collaboration with Vocalis Health to to research and develop new voice-based tools for screening, detecting and monitoring patient health, beginning with a study to identify vocal biomarkers to detect pulmonary hypertension (PH). – The clinical validation… Read More »Mayo Clinic Launches Vocal Biomarker Study for Pulmonary Hypertension Detection
The two companies finalized their merger on Friday, with Livongo becoming a subsidiary of Teladoc. Shareholders overwhelmingly approved the deal on Thursday.
What You Should Know: – Fern Health will reveal a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Mass General Hospital where it will inform existing and future digitally-delivered pain management programs through the marriage of AI + predictive analytics with 10 million de-identified Mass General patient records. – MGH… Read More »Fern Health Taps 10M Mass General De-Identified Patient Records for Pain Management
Teladoc Health has sued competitor American Well for patent infringement. The company is seeking unspecified damages and a ruling that would prevent AmWell from using the telemedicine cart technology that Teladoc claims to hold the patents for.
As COVID-19 took hold in March, U.S. doctors limited in-person appointments — and many patients avoided them — for fear of infection. The result was a huge increase in the volume of remote medical and behavioral health visits. Doctors, hospitals and mental health providers across… Read More »Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and Cons
After Teladoc and Livongo merge, several of the company’s top executives, including CEO Zane Burke and President Dr. Jennifer Schneider, will leave the combined company, according to a recent filing.
EVisit, an Arizona startup that is building an end-to-end telehealth platform for health systems and physician practices, raised $14 million.
Healthcare consumers want the same level of ease when scheduling a health check-up as they have when booking an Uber, and younger generations of Americans are increasingly hinging their care selection preferences on facilities that offer a user-friendly digital front door, a new report shows.
Sheba ARC Innovation Center What You Should Know: – Holy Name Medical Center based in New Jersey and Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, the largest medical center in the Middle East announced a strategic partnership to develop digital health and telehealth solutions, The Times of Israel… Read More »Holy Name, Sheba Medical Center Partner to Develop Digital Health Solutions
What You Should Know: – Doctor On Demand and CareLinx, one of the largest professional networks for in-home care, have announced a collaboration to bring in-home virtual care services to CareLinx clients. – At a time when seniors have been encouraged to stay home to… Read More »CareLinx, Doctor on Demand Partner to Bring In-Home Virtual Care to Seniors
By JAMES MOELLER Remote patient monitoring has emerged as the next significant challenge for virtual healthcare and that challenge is creating significant opportunities for many companies largely outside of the traditional healthcare technology marketplace. In particular, it is potentially setting up an opportunity for Big… Read More »Remote Patient Monitoring Sets Up Big Tech to Revolutionize Telemedicine and Healthcare
The partnership will combine in-home caretakers with Doctor on Demand’s telehealth services. Some of CareLinx users will be able to access virtual visits for free.
Nice Healthcare, a Minnesota-based startup that offers telemedicine and primary care services, raised $5 million in seed funding. The company plans to use the funds to bring its benefits to businesses in more states.
Donella Pogue has trouble finding dentists in her rural area willing to accommodate her 21-year-old son, Justin, who is 6 feet, 8 inches tall, is on the autism spectrum and has difficulty sitting still when touched. And this summer, he had a cavity and his… Read More »Bridging the Miles — And the Pandemic — Teledentistry Makes Some Dentists Wince
98point6 App What You Should Know: – On-demand text-based primary care platform 98point6 raises $118M in Series E funding to further invest in research and development and expand its robust medical practice. – 98point6 offers patients easy access to primary care in the same way… Read More »98point6 Lands $118M to Expand Text-Based Primary Care Platform
The startup, which has seen its user base more than triple in the last year, plans to use the funds to further build out its platform.
Dr. Jacob Lazarovic M.D., IMCS Group As you read this, over 200,000 American deaths have been attributed to the virus. The influx of cases continues, while state and local economies are experiencing hardship, children are shuttered in their homes learning remotely, grown children are moving… Read More »Were We Mentally Ready for COVID-19? Why It’s Time to Take Behavioral Health Seriously
What You Should Know: – Press Ganey advances the healthcare consumerism movement with acquisitions of Doctor.com and a majority stake in Binary Fountain. – Expanded technology platform enables industry-leading management of providers’ online brand and seamless Web-wide patient acquisition and loyalty strategies. Press Ganey today… Read More »Press Ganey Acquires Doctor.com, Acquires Majority Stake in Binary Fountain
What You Should Know: – UAB Medicine has announced a large-scale, strategic telemedicine partnership with Advanced ICU Care that will encompass the entire health system, one of the top three largest public hospital facilities in the U.S. – The relationship initiates the development of a… Read More »UAB Medicine, Advanced ICU Care to Develop Tele-ICU Care Operations Center
Fear of COVID-19 Keeps Patients From Seeking Medical Care A new survey finds that fear of COVID-19 has kept people from seeking medical care, including people with chronic conditions. The Doctor Weighs In
The companies made their first cross-sale to Guidewell Health, the parent company of Florida Blue. Livongo’s diabetes platform will become available to 50,000 of the insurer’s members.
The question isn’t if telemedicine has a future, but rather how ubiquitous it will be in our healthcare system moving forward.
Cleveland Clinic’s top clinicians and researchers present the top 10 medical innovations transforming medical advancements and new awards to recognize healthcare innovation. The list of breakthrough technologies was selected by a committee of Cleveland Clinic subject matter experts, led by Will Morris, M.D., executive medical… Read More »Cleveland Clinic Names Top 10 Medical Innovations For 2021
Health systems should embrace an omni-channel strategy that includes asynchronous virtual visit capabilities to better meet consumer needs, improve provider capacity, and enable more robust virtual care models.
What You Should Know: – Butterfly Network launched its next-gen ultrasound product, the new Butterfly iQ+ featuring the world’s only Ultrasound-on Chip™ technology and announced a landmark collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Butterfly Network, Inc., today announced the launch of its next-gen ultrasound… Read More »Butterfly Network Launches Mobile, Whole-Body Ultrasound with Integrated Telehealth Platform
What You Should Know: – Augmedix closes $25 million in private placement funding and completion of a reverse merger transaction with Malo Holdings Corp. – Following the transaction, the merged entity will be named “Augmedix, Inc.”, and will continue the historic and innovative business of… Read More »Remote Medical Documentation Startup Augmedix Closes $25M, Reverse Merger with Malo Holding
What You Should Know: – Intermountain Healthcare announced it will scale Notable’s AI-driven platform across the health system’s clinically integrated network to support thousands of providers, automate administrative workflows, streamline the check-in experience for patients, and simplify provider follow-up. – The Notable Platform uses intelligent… Read More »Intermountain to Deploy AI-Powered Digital Assistants Across Clinically Integrated Network
While payers and policymakers took a more narrow-minded perspective on innovation value in 2020, the year 2021 will bring an increased focus on a treatment’s societal value, how innovation interacts with digital technologies, and whether new innovations are able to reduce existing health outcome inequalities.
Digital healthcare means using communications and information technologies in medicine to diagnose, predict, treat, and monitor diseases. It is also widely used for prognosis, rehabilitation, behavioral health, and public health. Indians have witnessed a surge of smartphone and internet use since the last decade. This… Read More »ViewPoints Article: Digital Healthcare in India – Current Trends & Future
Roland Therriault, President, InSync Healthcare Solutions Since COVID-19 emerged as a major health threat, virtual care has taken off. As many as 46% of patients reported in late April that they had used telehealth to replace a canceled healthcare visit in 2020, while 48% of… Read More »Getting Beyond the Telehealth ‘Stop-Gap’ Mentality
Gerry Miller, Founder & CEO at Cloudticity The coronavirus pandemic accelerated telemedicine exponentially as patients and doctors switched from in-person visits to remote consultations. Health providers rapidly scaled virtual offerings in March and April and traffic volumes soared to unprecedented levels, with practices “seeing 50… Read More »3 Telemedicine Security and Compliance Best Practices
The investigation resulted in charges against more than 345 defendants for more than $6 billion in alleged fraud losses. Roughly $4.5 billion of that was connected to telemedicine, the Department of Justice said.
Victor Siclovan, Director of Medicaid Transformation Project at AVIA Living through a pandemic is stressful and anxiety-inducing. Stay-at-home measures are compounding this stress, resulting in social isolation and unprecedented economic hardship, including mass layoffs and loss of health coverage. Fully understanding the impact of these… Read More »Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis
Telehealth Update from ATA President Dr. Joe Kvedar Joe Kvedar, MD, President of ATA, joins Pat Salber, MD, CEO and Editor of The Doctor Weighs In, for an in-depth telehealth update. The Doctor Weighs In
It’s crucial that today’s providers, innovators, and regulators alike continue to push for such tech adoption, driving virtual, continuous care in populations disproportionately affected by disease.
Amwell expanded its partnership with Tyto Care, a startup that makes connected exam kits for telehealth visits. The companies will design new integrations of their technologies, and Amwell will become a reseller of Tyto Care’s devices.
Plume provides access to telehealth consultations for patients seeking gender-affirming hormone therapy. Recently, the startup began partnering with employers to offer its services as a benefit.
Chronic Wounds: How Self-care Can Help Speed Healing Optimal self-care for patients with chronic wounds includes dressing changes, good nutrition, and recognizing warning signs of infection. The Doctor Weighs In
Health insurer Humana has filed a lawsuit against telemedicine company QuivvyTech that it says resulted in fraudulent prescriptions worth millions of dollars being written for duped customers. According to the complaint, QuivvyTech hired telemarketers to cold-call Humana members, whose details were obtained using “illegal means,”… Read More »Humana lawsuit exposes fraud risk in high-growth telehealth market
Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) needed a way to continue critical healthcare services without in-person visits when the pandemic hit. Like most… Read More »Georgia Department of Public Health: Keeping Doctors and Patients Connected
Dynamic personnel shifts, technology embrace, and significant behavior change will allow for rapid evolution of the healthcare industry and create the opportunity for alliances across the care continuum.
Mental health startup Lyra Health raised a $110 million series D, valuing the company at $1.1 billion. The company plans to use the funds to expand its teletherapy service and develop additional mental health solutions.
It’s all go in the US telehealth sector, with Alphabet’s Google investing $100 million in Amwell on the same day the Boston-based firm unveiled plans for an initial public offering (IPO). Google has also agreed a partnership with Amwell that makes the telehealth company its… Read More »Google pumps $100m into Amwell as telehealth firm eyes IPO
Dr. Kayur Patel, Chief Medical Officer of Proactive MD The impact of the coronavirus crisis is shining a bright light on many of the challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system. So much more than a lack of primary care physicians and hospital beds, the all-hands-on-deck… Read More »The Coronavirus Crisis’ Silent Death Toll: Chronically Ill Patients
Amwell filed preliminary paperwork for an IPO. The telehealth company also struck a partnership with Google, which will buy $100 million of its class C common stock.
Though the rest of 2020 is still unknown, one fact is very clear: Clinicians will need to continue to lean heavily on technology like RPM, AI and telehealth to ensure successful patient outcomes across the board.
Even relatively healthy older adults see the benefit of receiving home-based primary care, not just because of its convenience, but because patients feel safer at home now, and more unsafe than ever in ambulatory settings surrounded by other sick patients.
The rise of digital in the health care ecosystem is also making the consumer experience increasingly fragmented and overly complex.
The UK government has said it is vital to adopt telemedicine across the NHS in response to COVID-19 – but is the health service ready to fully embrace this digital tech? Dom Tyer investigates. The rapid digitalisation of life during COVID-19’s acute phase has had… Read More »NHS’ telemedicine ambitions approach a pivotal point
When digital health giants Teladoc and Livongo announced their $18.5 billion merger, shares in both companies fell sharply as investors tried to work out the rationale for the deal. Now the dust has settled, they seem to be warming to it. The cash and stock… Read More »Is Livongo-Teladoc merger a ‘leap forward’ for digital health?
What You Should Know: – Direct-to-consumer telehealth company Thirty Madison raises $47M in Series B round from Johnson & Johnson and Polaris Partners. – Thirty Madison’s three portfolio brands — Keeps, Cove, and Evens — enables patients to easily access specialist-level care combined with the convenience of telemedicine and treatment delivery. Thirty… Read More »Backed by Johnson & Johnson, Thirty Madison Raises $47M for Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Brands
Dr. Donald Brown, CEO and founder of LifeOmic The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, from how we work to how we get our health care. The crisis has put the creativity of many small businesses to the test after being forced… Read More »4 Ways Businesses Will Adapt Their Healthcare Landscape
Lumeon, a startup building a platform to make virtual care delivery more reliable, raised $30 million. Optum Ventures and Endeavour Vision led the funding round.
Julie Rovner, KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, on Tuesday joined WDET’s “Detroit Today” host Stephen Henderson and Dr. George Kipa, the deputy chief medical officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, to talk about the future of telemedicine and whether Medicare and private insurers will… Read More »Listen: Will Telemedicine Outlast the Pandemic?
Mitzi Amon, Director of Healthcare Marketing at Vertiv If you’ve been to a big-brand grocery or department store recently, you probably noticed some form of healthcare outlet – or maybe you didn’t. These in-store pharmacies and clinics have become so omnipresent, right there next to… Read More »Envisioning a 5G-Powered Retail-Healthcare Hub
Art Papier, MD, CEO and Co-Founder at VisualDx We are facing a global healthcare crisis unlike any in our recent history. Within the span of a few short weeks, we saw our lives and practices drastically change. COVID-19 has fundamentally altered how medical care is… Read More »Improving the Patient Experience by Optimizing Telehealth Through COVID-19 and Beyond
Art Papier, MD, CEO and Co-Founder at VisualDx We are facing a global healthcare crisis unlike any in our recent history. Within the span of a few short weeks, we saw our lives and practices drastically change. COVID-19 has fundamentally altered how medical care is… Read More »Improving the Patient Experience by Optimizing Telehealth Through COVID-19 and Beyond
Ginger, a startup that provides mental health coaching services to its members, raised $50 million in series D funding.
– Healthcare Growth Partners’ (HGP) summary of Health IT/digital health mergers & acquisition (M&A) activity, and public company performance during the month of July 2020. While a pandemic ravages the country, technology valuations are soaring. The Nasdaq hit an all-time high during the month of… Read More »Analysis: July Health IT M&A Activity; Public Company Performance
Irv Lichtenwald, President & CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation In the late 1940s, the United Kingdom was busily reassembling country and what remained of the empire in the aftermath of World War II. Among many revelations, the war had convinced Britain’s leaders of the need… Read More »COVID-19 Underscores Why Certain Aspects of the American Healthcare System Should Change Forever
Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. President Donald Trump keeps promising to unveil a comprehensive plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, but it keeps not appearing. However, this week he did order an expansion of telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries and… Read More »KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Still Waiting for That Trump Health Plan
When reviewing a return to normal operations, there is much to consider. Here are four approaches aimed at establishing a healthy pathway back to something close to the norm.
The two fast-growing digital health companies struck a merger agreement on Wednesday. Teladoc will acquire Livongo in a deal that would value the startup at a whopping $18.5 billion.
Teladoc will acquire digital health company Livongo for $18.5 billion. The deal would combine one of the largest telehealth companies with a platform for managing an array of chronic conditions, including diabetes and heart disease.
Several federal agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, have indicated their interest in expanding telehealth coverage after the federal emergency period ends. But to do that, they’ll need the help of states and Congress.
The executive order would call on the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a new pilot payment model for rural hospitals, and would set up a task force to improve broadband infrastructure in rural communities.
– Both companies’ clients will gain an increased depth of IT and security support, and Technology Seed’s healthcare clients will now have a substantially improved value proposition DAS Health Ventures, Inc., a provider of health IT and management, announced today it completed the acquisition of Technology Seed, LLC, a… Read More »DAS Health Acquires Managed IT Services and CyberSecurity Company Technology Seed
Grandma doesn’t feel safe in the nursing home anymore: Innovations in remote monitoring give hope for improving home-based senior care
The Covid-19 pandemic is providing the impetus to look at the senior home health care model differently and more holistically.
There’s a new kid on the block in digital health – called HealthHero – with aspirations to become the biggest company in the European market. The new company officially comes into being today with the acquisition of Berlin-based telemedicine company Fernarzt, which was set up… Read More »New digital health player HealthHero launches with Fernarzt buy
Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward. Life, however, will likely never be the same — particularly for people over 60. That is the conclusion of geriatric medical… Read More »What Seniors Can Expect as Their New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World
Insurance startup Oscar Health plans to expand to 19 new markets next year, pending regulatory approval. The company will offer individual and family health plans in four new states, and will expand its presence in existing states.
The first visit can seem daunting for patients, but by offering this advice and treating the virtual visit as an extension of in-person care, it can be an easy and efficient way to conduct an appointment.
Telehealth has quickly transformed the healthcare industry. Rather than scheduling an appointment, waiting up to a few weeks, and going to a doctor’s office or another healthcare facility, we can now access many types of care from the convenience of our smartphones. However, telehealth has… Read More »Telehealth and COVID-19: Overcoming New Challenges for Providers and Payers
Mount Sinai spinoff launches virtual trial network with the American Gastroenterological Association
Rx.Health, a Mount Sinai spinoff that stitches together digital healthcare tools, struck a partnership with the American Gastroenterological Association to create a virtual trial network. The company hopes to expand the toolkit to other patient registries in the future.
In-home primary care startup Heal raised $100 million in funding, led by Humana. Heal plans to use the funds to expand into new markets and expand the breadth of services that it offers.
After Withings co-founder Eric Carreel bought the connected device company back from Nokia two years ago, the company has charted a more clinical course. With $60 million in new funding, Withings plans to build out a remote monitoring program for its medical devices.
Ro, a startup offering patients mail-order prescriptions and telehealth appointments, raised $200 million in funding. The company started three years ago with men’s health and wellness products, before expanding its business.
Family gatherings on Zoom and FaceTime. Online orders from grocery stores and pharmacies. Telehealth appointments with physicians. These have been lifesavers for many older adults staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. But an unprecedented shift to virtual interactions has a downside: Large numbers of… Read More »Technology Divide Between Senior ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response
Healthcare providers are seeing between 50 and 175 times (1) more patients via telehealth than before. Telehealth platforms* offer solutions for a wide array of different healthcare issues. An estimated 20 percent of all emergency room visits and 24 percent of routine office visits and… Read More »Telehealth and Cybersecurity: What You Should Know
Several states have enacted changes to make it easier for patients to access mental health services via telehealth during the pandemic. Here’s a summary of what has changed so far.
What You Should Know: – GoodRx today announced it has expanded the reach of HeyDoctor by GoodRx and it is now available across all 50 states and Washington D.C. – HeyDoctor provides affordable access to online medical visits from US-licensed providers to treat a wide… Read More »GoodRx Expands Telehealth Service Nationwide Across All 50 States
A large-scale shift towards online GP appointments could reduce no shows, save businesses up to £1.5 billion in lost employee work time, and free up considerable capacity, says a new report. The study – carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR)… Read More »UK should ramp up online GP consultations, advises report
By JESSICA DaMASSA There are few better positioned to speculate on what’s next for telehealth than Roy Schoenberg, co-CEO & President, of Amwell. After 15 years, more than $710M in total funding, and probably the best analogies out there for describing telehealth’s potential as a… Read More »Amwell’s Roy Schoenberg: Telehealth Post-Pandemic is “Entrenched Inside” Traditional Health Care
Muthu Alagappan, MD, Medical Director at Notable Health The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented shift in the way consumers view and access a variety of goods and services—and healthcare is no exception. Recent studies show that many patients, including vulnerable populations like those living with cancer, are delaying recommended care and… Read More »Virtually or In-Person, Automation Improves The Healthcare Experience
New Long-Term Care Benefits Added to Medicare Advantage Plans Medicare’s coverage of long-term care is limited, but new benefits added to some Medicare Advantage plans will help more seniors to continue to live at home The Doctor Weighs In
Ernie Ianace, EVP Sales and Marketing at VitalTech “The numbers don’t lie,” is a famous old adage and quite appropriate with regard to the rapid rise and deployment of telehealth solutions in the medical community. It may have taken a global pandemic for society to… Read More »Telehealth’s Time Has Come. And It’s Here to Stay.
The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the shift to a more resilient, agile and innovative digitally-enabled world within healthcare and pharma. But the best companies are going further – by enhancing and expanding their digital channels they are using this as an opportunity for enduring change.… Read More »The enduring innovation and behaviour changes from COVID-19
Months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the pace of new investments for startups has picked back up. Five VCs shared what’s changed and how they’re working in the midst of the crisis.
Centene will expand its partnership with behavioral health startup Quartet Health to 32 states. The insurer became an investor in Quartet last year.
A bill introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday would permanently lift site restrictions for Medicare patients to access telehealth. During the pandemic, several restrictions on where telehealth visits could be conducted and what services were eligible were temporarily lifted.
The coronavirus pandemic has shrunk timelines for businesses’ adoption of digital technologies to days and weeks from years, with healthcare firms among those implementing the fastest changes, says a new survey. The poll of more than 2,500 companies around the world – carried out by… Read More »COVID-19 has been a digital “accelerant” for healthcare firms; report
Curavi Health, CarePointe, U.S. Health Systems Merge to Form Arkos Health to Power Virtual Care for Seniors
Curavi Health, CarePointe, U.S. Health Systems announced a merger agreement to form Arkos Health. Arkos Health will provide virtual care solutions and health insights to vulnerable populations across the United States. These three entities will become wholly-owned subsidiaries of Arkos Health, and the executive leadership… Read More »Curavi Health, CarePointe, U.S. Health Systems Merge to Form Arkos Health to Power Virtual Care for Seniors
Telehealth startup Doctor on Demand raised $75 million in a series D round led by General Atlantic. The company plans to use the funds to build out its virtual primary care offering,
Randy Carpenter, SVP of the Executive Advisory Board at HCTec The loss of lives and livelihoods from COVID-19 is almost too much to comprehend. And yet, slowly, conversations are emerging about the positives percolating from the pandemic. It’s human nature to want to look for… Read More »Post COVID-19: 3 Things I Hope Healthcare Won’t Recover From
What You Should Know – Doctor On Demand raises $75M in Series D funding led by General Atlantic to expand comprehensive virtual care. – Doctor On Demand is seeing record usage this year – up 139% – for COVID-19 screenings, routine health issues, chronic conditions and behavioral health. San Francisco, CA-based Doctor… Read More »Doctor On Demand Raises $75M to Expand Comprehensive Virtual Care Platform
Digital health companies once again set a record for funding in 2020, according to a report by Rock Health. They raised a total of $5.4 billion in the first half of the year.
Housecalls may not arrive in the form of a horse and buggy, but after experiencing the convenience and value of receiving care on the channel that they prefer and exactly when they need it, consumers will expect this level of care from here on out.
Whether healthcare organizations are ready or not, the era of virtual care has arrived, with telehealth spearheading the change.
Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. In the last few months we have witnessed an unprecedented acceleration in the adoption of telehealth. To keep providers and… Read More »When Virtual Care Becomes the New Normal
Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. The healthcare landscape is quickly changing and we’re entering a new era of patient-centered care delivery –… Read More »Scaling Virtual Consultations
March 17, 2020, may well be remembered as the day the telemedicine revolution finally took off. Telemedicine and Telehealth‘s adoption, fast-tracked by Coronavirus/COVID, will create profound changes in how healthcare services are provided — while also spawning new healthcare marketing opportunities. Telemedicine & Telehealth: Innovation &… Read More »
Coronavirus: 5 Ways You Can Use Social Media and Digital Marketing to Help the Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Today I am going to share some important ways that doctors, hospitals and healthcare marketers can use social media to inform the public during the COVID-19 crisis. Priority One: Use social media to convince people to comply with social distancing, and consequently help us all,… Read More »Coronavirus: 5 Ways You Can Use Social Media and Digital Marketing to Help the Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic