While 30% of Americans used live video telemedicine in the past year, it has yet to fully shift from being a convenient consumer offering to a must-have. But as the emerging coronavirus puts pressure on an already overburdened healthcare system, digital tools could play a key role—with some limitations. On the Hill, lawmakers are pushing on reimbursement for and access to virtual consults during such emergencies.
Elsewhere, Apple and Johnson & Johnson teamed up with Rock Health portfolio company Evidation on an ambitious new study to see if the Apple Watch might help detect early signs of stroke (Best Buy’s involved, too). And health benefits navigation company Accolade filed its S-1 late Friday, revealing plans to raise up to $100M in an IPO.
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- Digital primary care app K Health landed $48M
- HealthJoy scooped up $30M for its employee benefits platform
- AI-powered home fitness system Tempo launched with $17.5M
- AxialHealthcare got $15M to expand substance use disorder treatment
- Ribbon Health closed $10.2M to help patients make data-driven decisions
- Digital physical therapy co Sword Health raised an additional $9M