Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia

A Philadelphia hospital investing in telehealth

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is investing in virtual medical service, hoping that insurers will begin paying for quality instead of quantity.
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64% of consumers would use telehealth services

Additionally, 63% of consumers believe that live video visits are more likely to yield an accurate diagnosis than phone or email alone.
St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children scores nearly $1M grant for a telehealth program

The pilot program includes 500 patients identified as most at risk for admission or readmission to hospitals and other institutional settings.

Telehealth parity law enacted in New York

Under the law - deductibles, co-insurance or other conditions for coverage of telemedicine cannot differ from those for in-person visits.
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Verizon shuts down its Virtual Visits services

The carrier launched its telehealth platform in June to provide non-emergency consults with physicians from their mobile phones, tablets or PCs.

Telehealth startup Zipnosis secures funds from Fairview Health

The Minnesota-based company will use the new funds to expand its SaaS diagnosis and treatment option for minor health conditions.
The Department of Veterans Affairs

VA looking to expand telehealth in 2015

Targeted expansion in 2015 includes tele-audiology, primary care, women's health, intensive care unit telehealth and clinical video telehealth into homes.
First Opinion

First Opinion secures $6M Series A for its text-a-doctor service

The company makes an app that lets patients communicate with physicians via SMS; sent messages are responded in 24 hours or within 5 minutes for premium users.
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SoloHealth raising another $15M for its health kiosks

The company's existing investors include WellPoint, Novartis, Dell and Coinstar, with Walter Huff joining in for this latest round.

LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon to offer telehealth services to its members

Starting from January 1, 2015, members will be able to access Teladoc's U.S. board-certified, state-licensed physicians from their homes and offices.