October 11, 2019
Partners Health VP of Connected Health Dr. Joseph Kvedar has been giving the keynote for 16 years at the Connected Health Conference in Boston and the Partners Connected Health Symposium, one of CHC’s predecessor events.
Each year, the show has focused on up-and-coming technology trends in the world of connected health.
“People tell me that — and have told me year after year for almost as long as...
October 7, 2019
Juliet Bauer has been appointed managing director of digital GP provider LIVI in the UK, after joining the startup earlier this year from NHS England as VP of product.
Bauer, who was the first chief digital officer for NHS England, will replace Luke Buhl-Nielsen, who will be taking on a new role as VP for business development & operations for the global LIVI (known as KRY in the Nordic...
October 3, 2019
While the web may seem like the wild west for purchasing goods, a recent New England Journal of Medicine correspondence found when it comes to birth control telemedicine follows medical standards, and is safe and affordable.
“These findings suggest that telecontraception may reduce barriers to contraception because vendors are convenient and accessible,” the authors of the correspondence wrote...
September 24, 2019
Amazon is launching Amazon Care, a virtual primary care offering for its Seattle-based employees. CNBC broke the news after Amazon sent information about the program to its employees and launched a website, amazon.care, laying out the details of the offering.
"To help Amazon employees get excellent medical advice and help whenever it’s needed, we’re piloting a new program for employees and their...
September 20, 2019
Canadian telemedicine company Maple has landed a cool $14.5 million CAD ($10.9 million USD) in a new funding round. German VC firm Acton Capital led the round, with participation from SE Health.
This news comes less than two years after the company closed a $4 million Series A funding round, which at the time the company said would be used for growth and expansion.
WHAT THEY DO
Maple is a...
September 13, 2019
Fall has arrived, and with it comes the annual migration of millions of young adults leaving their homes for the promises of higher learning. For a substantial portion of these students, the trek means a transition from their family’s usual healthcare provider to their campus’s health services or other nearby sources for care — a gap that telehealth vendors are eager to fill.
“These students are...
September 12, 2019
There are some striking similarities between mail-order sexual health companies Ro and Hims: Both started out focused on men’s sexual health, both employ telemedicine and if you ride the subway in a major city you’ve probably seen their advertisements.
But things are getting heated this week after Hims launched an updated version of its platform. On Tuesday, Ro cofounder Zachariah Reitano...
September 9, 2019
Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), a provider of remote patient monitoring platform for health systems, has closed $10 million in new funding. The raise was led by Edison Partners.
WHAT THEY DO
Founded in 2012, HRS offers a broad range of telehealth services that provide systems with real-time monitoring, virtual visits, messaging, patient engagement and education, image transfer and other remote...
Credit: Sheba Medical Center
September 2, 2019
Israel’s Sheba Medical Center and Telesofia Medical, provider of personalised videos that aim to improve patient engagement, are introducing a telemedicine programme to help cancer patients talk to their doctors straight from their homes, enabling oncologists to better monitor their condition and offer support.
The initiative is starting as a pilot in the oncology department at the hospital,...
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August 29, 2019
Boston-based American Well is launching a new patient facing app set to integrate with Epic’s EHR system. The new technology, dubbed the American Well Telehealth Patient app, will be offered within Epic’s App Orchard, an API marketplace.
Patients using the American Well Telehealth Patient app will be able to schedule or request telemedicine appointments through the MyChart platform. Users can...