Recent Digital Health Hires and Departures

Rock Health's Halle Tecco Talks Why Gender Diversity Matters in Healthcare

Halle Tecco Steps Down from Rock Health  Rock Health’s Founder and Managing Director Halle Tecco announced that she is stepping down from the full-service digital health fund via Twitter on Wednesday. 1/ After nearly six years of helping build @Rock_Health, I’ve made the difficult decision to move on.— Halle Tecco (@halletecco) May 4, 2016Apple Taps Google X founder to Lead Healthcare ProjectsApple has tapped Yoky Matsuoka, a cofounder of Google's experimental Google X division and former VP of
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Telehealth Startup WeCounsel Nabs $3.5M to Connect Mental Health Providers

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WeCounsel, a HIPAA compliant turnkey telehealth platform that connects mental health providers to clients online has raised $3.5M in Series A funding led by Longmeadow Capital Partners, Point Judith Capital, and CVH Holdings. The company's solution serves as a turnkey virtual office for healthcare providers and businesses, complete with a custom video conferencing experience. We are fortunate to have seen so much success in the marketplace and to have translated that into a major investment from
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ResApp Nabs $12.5M For Smartphone App That Instantly Diagnose Respiratory Diseases

ResApp Nabs $12.5M For Smartphone App That Instantly Diagnose Respiratory Diseases

ResApp, a Australian-based digital health startup that has developed a smartphone app that can diagnose respiratory diseases based on the sound signatures of the coughs, announced it has raised $12.5 million in funding. The oversubscribed round was led by Jett Capital Advisors, Empire Capital Partners and CPS Capital Group. The company plans to use the funding to accelerate the FDA approval for its adult diagnostic test and expand US market access beyond telehealth into in-clinic use, including
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higi, IMPOWER Partner to Advance Behavioral Telehealth with Biometric Data

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IMPOWER is a leading, non-profit mental health and child well-being has announced a partnership with telehealth kiosk company higi  that will improve patient engagement and physician insights with the addition of real-time health stats in Central Florida.  By leveraging the higi platform, IMPOWER patients can routinely track key biometric data, such as blood pressure, weight, pulse and body mass index.When patients opt in, they can share them with IMPOWER clinicians through a quick and
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Ask the Doctor Launches Virtual Doctor Visits for Employers in Canada

Ask the Doctor Launches Virtual Doctor Visits for Employers in Canada

Ask The Doctor, the world's most popular medical question and answer platform has selected Ontario to launch its Virtual Healthcare Platform for Employers, ATD Works. Starting today, Ontario employers can provide their employees with the benefit of immediate virtual access to a physician through email, SMS, phone or video chat on the Ask The Doctor App. Employees will not only have access to medical advice, they can also receive prescriptions conveniently filled at their nearest pharmacy. The
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Telehealth Startup CirrusMD Nabs $1M for “Closed Loop” Virtual Care

CirrusMD

Denver, CO-based telehealth startup CirrusMD has raised $1.05 million in funding led by New York Angels, Rockies Venture Club, Sand Hill Angels and Three Leaf Ventures, BusinessDen first reports. The funding will be utilize to expand their development and sales team. Founded in 2012, CirrusMD’s HIPAA-compliant platform allows value-based healthcare organizations to offer secure text messaging, image sharing and telehealth video visits with patients via mobile devices and web browsers. The
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Reflexion Health Appoints Dr. Joseph M. Smith CEO

Reflexion Health Appoints Dr. Joseph M. Smith CEO

Reflexion Health, a digital health and telemedicine company dedicated to bringing personalized healthcare into patients' homes has announced the appointment of Joseph Smith, MD, PhD, as the company's new CEO. Dr. Smith has been serving as interim CEO since December 2015 and has been a member of Reflexion Health's board since October 2012. The San Diego-based company recently secured 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the Vera™ system, an innovative
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AbilTo Study Finds Tele-behavioral Therapy Can Reduce Depression in Diabetic Patients

AbilTo Study Finds Tele-behavioral Therapy Can Reduce Depression in Diabetic Patients

AbilTo, a provider of behavioral health programs proven to improve medical outcomes and lower costs for high-risk medical populations, today announced that Telemedicine and e-Health has published the results of a study AbilTo conducted on the impact of tele-behavioral therapy on diabetes patients with depression.AbilTo’s study documents significant decreases in depression, anxiety, stress, and glucose levels, as well as increased frequency of glucose self-testing, among
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Why Telemedicine Is Not A “Internet of Things” Solution

Infographic: Do People Trust Telemedicine?

Medullan’s Dutch Dwight talks about the state of telemedicine and the virtual direction its headed in healthcare.  As telemedicine teeters on the edge of an explosive state of expansion, so many questions come to mind, including how it will transform healthcare delivery as we know it. With value-based reimbursement and a push to serve the underserved growing in the U.S, telemedicine stands to gain a lot of traction and quickly. Still, it’s important to remember the flesh and blood human
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Is Telemedicine The Key To Making Addiction Treatment Work?

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Editor’s Note: D’Arcy Guerin Gue is a co-founder of Phoenix, with over 25 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning, IT services, knowledge leadership, and industry  relations —  with a special focus on patient engagement and federal compliance issues. She currently serves as the Director of Industry Relations at Phoenix Health Systems, a division of Medsphere Systems In a world where only the wealthy suffered from addiction, we wouldn’t have to worry so much about the
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