Telemedicine can encompass everything from robotic surgery to remote consultations with far-away doctors. But telemedicine needs super fast broadband, so communities are trying to provide it as a way to improve their economic health.
Cellular One is connecting its customers directly with doctors via Skype and Facetime as part of a larger effort from the Competitive Carriers Association to bring telemedicine to rural communities.
A health-focused crowdfunding campaign wants to let patients waive some privacy protections in exchange for better communication with their doctor.
After drawing headlines with its first app uChek Lite, Biosense Technologies plans to crowdfund its latest product on Indiegogo.
Thanks to new technology for collecting and sharing health data, visiting with the doctor can be as simple as sitting down with your computer or smartphone.
ConsultingMD, a startup that wants to help patients get speedy second opinions from the country’s leading doctors, is changing its name to reflect a broader product portfolio.
San Francisco-based Ringadoc has raised an additional $700,000 to help doctors streamline communication with patients.
Doctor Q&A site HealthTap has raised $24 million from Khosla Ventures, Mayfield Fund and Mohr Davidow Ventures. Former Square COO and new Khosla Ventures partner Keith Rabois is joining as a board member.
News that the FDA has cleared iRobot’s medical robots for use in hospitals stoked interest across the web, but ‘robodocs’ are just one way telemedicine could keep healthcare costs down, improve care and increase access to patients.
Blueprint Health, a startup accelerator and co-working space based in New York, is announcing Thursday its ten picks for the accelerator’s latest class of startups.