Hims & Hers launch Spanish language telemedicine services – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Hims & Hers, the startup focused on providing access to elective treatments for things like hair loss, skin care, and erectile disfunction and online telemedicine services, is expanding its services to include a Spanish language option, the company said. After Mexico, the U.S. has the second-largest Spanish speaking population in the world, with an…

Twilio tapped for Zocdoc’s expansion into telehealth video consultations – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Twilio’s video player will be used as the backbone for the new video consultation service that Zocdoc is launching for its customers today, the two companies said in a statement. As the COVID-19 epidemic reshapes healthcare in the U.S. more service providers are going remote with the delivery of healthcare consultations and encouraging entire…

Activ Surgical launches visualization tech for making surgeries safer – TechCrunch

[ad_1] After $25 million in funding and three years of development, the Boston-based medical device and software development company Activ Surgical is bringing its first product to market, the company said yesterday. The company’s ActivEdge platform, an artificial intelligence and machine learning software system using data from a hardware attachment that can be fixed to…

Nigeria’s Helium Health raises $10M Series A for Africa expansion – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Nigerian startup Helium Health sits in a good position during a difficult period, according to its co-founder. The Lagos based healthtech venture is in the black, has batted away acquisition offers, and just raised a $10 million Series A round, CEO Adegoke Olubusi told . The startup offers a product suit that digitizes data,…

LetsGetChecked raises $71 million as COVID-19 epidemic makes home-testing increasingly vital – TechCrunch

[ad_1] As the country wrestles with the COVID-19 epidemic, home health testing, checkups and diagnostics have never been more important and companies like LetsGetChecked are filling a void left in a U.S. healthcare system consumed by the outbreak. The surge in demand for the company’s services has led to an equal surge in investor interest,…

FDA-cleared AI-based medical triage tool goes free to help busy radiology diagnostics departments – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Medical startup Nines, which has developed an AI-based triage tool that has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use, is making that tool available for free to all until June 30 to help address the growing burden on radiology diagnostics departments as COVID-19 continues to reshape the healthcare landscape…

When regulation presents a (rare) opportunity – TechCrunch

[ad_1] More posts by this contributor In London, Uber has won the battle but risks losing the war Shockingly, Congress acted responsibly in regulating autonomous cars… So what’s next? Every time we realize something new about the coronavirus, it’s always worse than we thought: maybe we don’t develop immunity to it; maybe six feet of…

Can API vendors solve healthcare’s data woes? – TechCrunch

[ad_1] A functioning healthcare system depends on caregivers having the right data at the right time to make the right decision about what course of treatment a patient needs. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic and the acceleration of the consumer adoption of telemedicine, along with the fragmentation of care to a number of…

Sweat power, Earth imaging, testing ‘ghostdrivers’ – TechCrunch

[ad_1] I see far more research articles than I could possibly write up. This column collects the most interesting of those papers and advances, along with notes on why they may prove important in the world of tech and startups. This week: one step closer to self-powered on-skin electronics; people dressed as car seats; how…

A full-time VC & part-time ER doctor shares his thoughts on COVID-19 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] An emergency room physician for the past 12 years, Dr. Robert Mittendorff joined Norwest Venture Partners eight years ago as a healthcare investor; the firm invests in a number of healthcare startups, including Talkspace, which raised a $50 million Series D last year, and TigerConnect. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, Mittendorff is spending his…