Global telehealth market to grow at 18.88% CAGR during 2014-2019

The entire market is set to nearly double in next 5 years thanks to the demand for high-quality healthcare and remote patient monitoring.
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.

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.
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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.
American Well

American Well raises $80M in Series C round

The company offers a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform that gives consumers direct access to their choice of U.S. board-certified clinicians.
American Telemedicine Association

ATA launches program to certify telehealth service providers

The program will accredit U.S. healthcare entities providing real-time, online consultations directly to the patient that meet specific standards.
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.

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.
Talkspace for Android

Talkspace adds another $1M to its seed round, launches on Android

Metamorphic Ventures is joining existing investors Spark Capital and Soft Bank, while bringing the total seed round funds raised to $3.5 million.
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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.