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Leading VCs discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the world of digital health

In December 2019, Extra Crunch spoke to a group of investors leading the charge in health tech to discuss where they saw the most opportunity in the space leading into 2020. At the time, respondents h

Coordinated response required to optimize telehealth during COVID-19 pandemic

The battle with the current pandemic is being fought in clinics, doctor’s offices, hospitals and via telehealth sessions as I write this, and there is no time to waste.

Administration expands telemedicine for Medicare and encourages health plans to boost offerings

The U.S. government is moving to lift restrictions on telemedicine services and expand coverage to all Americans, even as many providers say they’re struggling to meet existing demand. The expan

Online ID verification is seeing a spike in demand driven by COVID-19

With many businesses switching staff to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic there’s been a clearly chronicled surge in demand for videoconferencing and others comms tools like Zoom. Othe

As national COVID-19 cases top 1,000, insurers waive treatment fees and US preps stimulus

The number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. crossed 1,000 on Tuesday as President Donald Trump met with the nation’s largest insurers and members of his cabinet to discuss how to pay for treatment

No pan-EU Huawei ban as Commission endorses 5G risk mitigation plan

The European Commission has endorsed a risk mitigation approach to managing 5G rollouts across the bloc — meaning there will be no pan-EU ban on Huawei. Rather it’s calling for Member Stat

Scanwell Health launches smartphone tests for UTIs in partnership with Lemonaid Health

Companies continue to refine digital diagnostic tools for in-home healthcare at a rapid clip. The latest to launch is an at-home test for urinary tract infections from the Los Angeles-based startup Sc

Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data?

The contract between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and ecommerce giant Amazon — for a health information licensing partnership involving its Alexa voice AI — has been releas

Startups Weekly: YC grad Revel’s plan to connect women over 50

In this week's newsletter: Uber buys Cornershop and two startups named Revel raised VC dollars.

GoodRx is coming for subscription prescription services with the launch of GoodRx Care

Several months after discreetly acquiring the online prescription service HeyDoctor, GoodRx is launching a new service based on the acquisition, GoodRx Care, and offering a direct challenge to online

Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees

Amazon has gone live with Amazon Care, a new pilot healthcare service offering that is initially available to its employees in and around the Seattle area. The Amazon Care offering includes both virtu

In healthcare these days, ‘There’s an app for that’… unless you really need it

Sarah Lisker Contributor Share on Twitter Sarah Lisker is a Program Manager at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and a collaborator in The OpEd Project. She manages SOLVE Health Tech, wh

Digital health investments slide in the first quarter to $2 billion, according to Mercom Capital

Venture investors, private equity, and corporations funneled $2 billion into digital health startups in the first quarter of 2019, down 19% from the nearly $2.5 billion invested a year ago. There were

Birth control delivery startup Nurx taps Clover Health’s Varsha Rao as CEO

Rao, Airbnb's former head of global operations, joined Clover Health as COO in 2017.

Ro, a direct-to-consumer online pharmacy, reaches $500M valuation

Venture capitalists plow more dollars into men's health.

Startups Weekly: Lessons from a failed founder

In this week's startups newsletter: Uber files its S-1, Defy Partners nabs $262M and the Vision Fund backs a travel business.

Truepill, the ‘AWS for pharmacies,’ gets $10M from Initialized Capital

Meet the B2B business powering today's D2C healthcare brands.

It’s a new era for fertility tech

We explored venture capitalists' latest bets on fertility and contraception tech, including Modern Fertility, Extend Fertility, Natural Cycles, Nurx, Clue and more.

Healthcare by 2028 will be doctor-directed, patient-owned and powered by visual technologies

Visual assessment is critical to healthcare -- whether that is a doctor peering down your throat as you say “ahhh” or an MRI of your brain.

The Pill Club raises $51M as VCs find new opportunities in women’s health

VMG Partners has led the $51 million round, with participation from new investors GV and ACME Capital (fka Sherpa Capital).
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