telehealth

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.
telehealth

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.
SoloHealth station

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.
Zipnosis

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.
telehealth service

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.