Why telemedicine has been a bust: CNBC.com

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Why telemedicine has been a bust: CNBC.com

“The next big thing in health care? For more than a decade, it was supposed to be telemedicine,” Christina Farr writes over at CNBC.com. “Billions of investment dollars have been poured into apps and websites that offer this virtual consultations with physicians, ranging from Doctor on Demand to American Well. The theory behind them is […]

How much does mental health care cost? Telemental Health, Part 6 in our series

Summary: Cost and convenience have prevented millions of Americans from seeking access to mental health care. Yet new technologies can make services more accessible, whether consumers choose online therapy, seek to connect and share information with fellow patients through online support groups, or use a number of apps on the market that help patients fight […]

Telemedicine: How much does a phone call with a doctor cost? $40.

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

SUMMARY: Here’s a startup that will charge you $40 for a phone consultation with a doctor.     “They are your health dollars and it is your valuable time. Spend them wisely!” is the motto of this startup, Doctor on Demand, which just raised $3 million in venture capital funding. One co-founder is Adam Jackson; […]