D&C, a Garnett Company, 09/07/2014: Teladoc, a modern version of making ‘house calls’
When I was a child, our family doctor made a house call when someone was ill. After conducting his examination, most of the time he would prescribe a medication to be picked up at the local pharmacy and the ailing child would be on the road to recovery. READ MORE
EDITOR'S NOTE: Tremendous value in the following 2 articles. Telehealth has taken another step into the medical mainstream and the way people see a doctor. CVS and Walgreens are now offering telehealth visits on a $40+ per consultation basis. DoctorNowPlease members receive the same service on a "whenever needed" basis 24/7/365 with NO CONSULTATION FEES and can receive the attention of a doctor from the comfort of their home, at work or when traveling. In addition, we offer each member quick access to discounted medical benefits that can offset the cost of the membership fee - making the cost of seeing doctors virtually COST FREE.
Nasdaq, PR Newswire, 08/26/15: CVS Health to Partner with Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Providers to Increase Access to Physician Care
Company will work with American Well, Doctor On Demand and Teladoc to improve access to patient care through telehealth READ MORE
Forbes 06/10/15: Walgreens Expands Doctor Access Via Telehealth To 25 States.
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), working with telemedicine company MDLive, will expand round-the-clock access to physicians via digital device for customers in 25 states by the end of the year. READ MORE
Seeking Alpha Investment Journal, 08/19/15: Is Teladoc the Uber for Doctors?
In July, Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) became the first telehealth company to IPO in the US. The company provides on-demand healthcare via the Internet and is the first of its class to hit the exchanges. READ MORE
New York Times, 07/11/2015, Modern Doctors’ House Calls: Skype Chat and Fast Diagnosis
The same forces that have made instant messaging and video calls part of daily life for many Americans are now shaking up basic medical care. READ MORE
FierceHealthIt Journal, 05/01/15: Providers look to take telemedicine to the next level from professional video visits to text messages, service is evolving.
Telemedicine is becoming more mainstream, and now healthcare providers, payers and other industry professionals look to the take technology even further. READ MORE
Anti-Aging World, 01/29/15: The Benefits of Telemedicine by Dr. Joe Jacko.
Are you tired of having to take time off work or pull your kid out of school to go to the doctor for a minor acute illness? READ MORE
Towers-Watson, 08/11/14: Current Telemedicine Technology Could Mean Big Savings.
Towers Watson expects a 68% increase in the number of employers offering telemedicine in 2015. READ MORE
Wall Street Journal, 03/11/15: Health-Care Deductibles Climbing Out of Reach.
Deductibles are an element of any insurance product, but as deductibles have grown in recent years, a surprising percentage of people with private insurance, and especially those with lower and moderate incomes, simply do not have the resources to pay their deductibles and will either have to put off care or incur medical debt. READ MORE
Forbes Magazine, 03/12/15: Telemedicine Is A Game-Changer For Patients, The System
While 87% of Americans now have health insurance, overwhelming co-pays, high deductibles and a lack of primary care doctors still stand in the way of healthcare for many. READ MORE
Business Wire, October 20, 2015: Teladoc Conducts 1 Millionth Telehealth Visit
Industry leader brings high-quality, low-cost health care to more Americans via video, phone or online visit
PURCHASE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC), the nation's first and largest telehealth platform, crossed an industry milestone this week with the completion of its 1 millionth telehealth visit. Each telehealth visit reflects an interaction between a board-certified, state-licensed physician and a patient in need of health care via video, phone or online. READ MORE
Forbes Magazine, 07/20/16: A Breakthrough Moment For Telehealth
Industries on the rise don’t always enjoy an unrestrained ascent into acceptance. There are good times and bad. Regulatory barriers, rough weeks in the marketplace and tough hits in the press can always be expected. But, sometimes, when an industry is doing the right work at the right time, you hit a groove. Such has been the last few weeks for telehealth. READ MORE