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Broadway worker: My career of 15 years vanished overnight. Mom of three: They shouldn't have to worry how we can eat the next day. So if you need to see a doctor any time soon and it's unrelated to Covid, chances are that your visit will be a virtual one. That's led to a boom in demand for Teladoc, a leader in the telemedicine industry.
Doctors turn to Twitter and TikTok to share coronavirus news. Telemedicine is now a household term," said Dr. Read More. Levy said the company has thousands of physicians under the umbrella of the Teladoc Health Medical group, including those recently added to support the increased demand. Most are contractors supervised by staff clinicians and a clinical leadership team.
Teladoc physicians, who work in a variety of disciplines, can usually diagnose and treat most medical problems virtually by discussing patients' symptoms, so they needn't risk leaving their homes to get blood work or other diagnostic tests. Teladoc may be the best known company in the burgeoning virtual health field, which is reflected in the stock's stunning surge this year.
But it's not the only one. MDLIVE reported Thursday that its virtual visit volume, new individual user registrations, and the number of its employer partners have hit all-time highs since March, when the outbreak took hold. Doctor: Counting on seasonal reduction isn't a safe bet Big tech companies are now focusing on virtual care, too.
So if you need to see a doctor any time soon and it's unrelated to Covid, chances are that your visit will be a virtual one. That's led to a boom in demand for Teladoc, a leader in the telemedicine industry. Doctors turn to Twitter and TikTok to share coronavirus news. Telemedicine is now a household term," said Dr.
Read More. Levy said the company has thousands of physicians under the umbrella of the Teladoc Health Medical group, including those recently added to support the increased demand. Most are contractors supervised by staff clinicians and a clinical leadership team. Teladoc physicians, who work in a variety of disciplines, can usually diagnose and treat most medical problems virtually by discussing patients' symptoms, so they needn't risk leaving their homes to get blood work or other diagnostic tests.
Teladoc may be the best known company in the burgeoning virtual health field, which is reflected in the stock's stunning surge this year. But it's not the only one. MDLIVE reported Thursday that its virtual visit volume, new individual user registrations, and the number of its employer partners have hit all-time highs since March, when the outbreak took hold.
Doctor: Counting on seasonal reduction isn't a safe bet Big tech companies are now focusing on virtual care, too. The virtual ICU is equipped with software, clinical surveillance and data analytics to track patients. What's more, Intel said that its technology lets health care providers remotely monitor patients from a PC, tablet, or phone in order to reduce the risk of spreading the highly contagious coronavirus.
Anisha Patel-Dunn, chief medical officer with LifeStance, a behavioral health company with 2, practicing mental health professionals in offices, said it got all its clinical practitioners on board with a teletherapy system within the first two weeks of March.
LifeStance had been planning to make the move to a virtual model gradually over the next few years but the Covid pandemic forced it to accelerate those plans. There has been a learning curve for clinicians and patients," Patel-Dunn said.
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In its portfolio are healthcare companies Advanced Sleep Medicine Services, which provides patients and referring physicians with a program designed to help those suffering from various sleep disorders, and Guidemark Health, a communications agency. More information about High Road Capital Partners is available at www. General Atlantic — Founded in , New York-based General Atlantic prefers to make more substantial investments from a dollars perspective in healthcare and a number of other sectors.
Companies in its portfolio include Alignment Healthcare, a provider of healthcare management services to providers, health plans and hospitals, and eviCore healthcare, a specialty medical benefit management company that provides solutions to health plans and managed care organizations. More information about General Atlantic is available at www. More specifically, companies of interest include healthcare service, pharmaceutical product and pharmaceutical service providers.
Healthcare companies in its portfolio include AdvantEdge Healthcare, which provides revenue cycle management and practice management solutions to hospital-based and large office-based physician practices; Talyst, which provides automated central pharmacy hardware and software to acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities and correctional facilities; and Epic Health Services, which provides pediatric home healthcare throughout Texas. Sterling Partners — Founded in and based in Chicago, Sterling focuses on making control, growth investments in healthcare services companies, primarily those offering multi- or alternative-site facility-based services, outsourced services for payors and providers, and technology-enabled services.
More information about Sterling is available at www. Shore Capital Partners — Founded in , Shore is a private equity firm focused exclusively on microcap healthcare investments. Shore supports management partners with capital, business development expertise, and industry knowledge to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions, and generate value to shareholders.
Companies in its current portfolio include Pediatric Therapy Services, a provider of therapy services to a variety of public school districts and private learning centers; Southern Veterinary Partners, a support organization for general veterinary practices in the Southeast; Chicagoland Smile Group, a dental support organization in Chicago; Florida Autism Centers, a provider of center-based applied behavior analysis treatment to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder; and IZI Medical Products, a developer, manufacturer and provider of medical consumable accessories used in radiology, radiation therapy and image-guided surgery procedures.
More information about Shore is available at www. Within healthcare, the firm is interested in making more substantial investments for control buyout transactions in provider services. Active healthcare companies in its portfolio include Surgery Partners, which acquires, develops and manages freestanding ambulatory surgical centers in partnership with physicians; Clarus Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of androgen-based prescription drug products; Soleo Health, a pharmacy provider of intravenous and injectable medications for patients with chronic disorders; and TLC Vision, a national eye care services company.
More information about HIG is available at www. Linden Capital Partners — Founded in and based in Chicago, Linden seeks control equity in middle-market companies through more substantial investments from a dollars perspective. Companies in its portfolio include Virtus Pharmaceuticals, a specialty generics pharmaceutical company; Strata, a full-service anatomic pathology laboratory focused on the dermatology, urology, podiatry, oral pathology, gastroenterology and gynecology segments; and CORPAK MedSystems, a medical device company focused on enteral access technologies.
More information about Linden is available at www. Pharos Capital Group — Founded in , Pharos considers a variety of investments in lower- and middle-market companies primarily in healthcare and business services. With offices in Dallas and Nashville, this physician-founded firm pursues control equity and mezzanine investments.
Its latest fund is focused exclusively on the healthcare sector. Companies in its portfolio include Seaside Healthcare, an owner, developer and operator of a network of facilities specializing in mental health treatment services for the adult and geriatric population; MOTION Physical Therapy, an outpatient provider of physical and occupational therapy services; Sona Dermatology and MedSpa, a multi-site provider of medical, cosmetic, surgical and pathologic dermatology; and TechLab, a developer and manufacturer of diagnostics products.
More information about Pharos is available at www. Sverica International — Founded in , Sverica pursues control and minority equity through a range of investment sizes. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, this firm invests in healthcare services, business and IT services, and high-value manufacturing. Within healthcare, Sverica targets companies in the provider services and non-reimbursement healthcare industries, as well as hospitals and other major facilities.
Healthcare companies in its portfolio include IMS, a provider of outsourced hospitalist physicians programs to acute care facilities and community primary care physicians throughout Northern Ohio, and Resonetics, which provides laser micromachining manufacturing services for medical device and diagnostic companies. More information about Sverica is available at www. Riata Capital Group — Founded in and based out of Dallas, Riata pursues control and minority equity investments in middle-market companies in healthcare and other sectors.
The firm is flexible in its investment size. Within healthcare, Riata pursues investments in the provider services industry and companies that live in the healthcare sector but do not have direct reimbursement risk. Current companies in its portfolio include Smile Source, a network of over independent dental practices in the United States. More information about Riata is available at www.
More information about EDG is available at www. Companies within its portfolio include EMSI, an outsourced service provider of medical information, risk adjustment and comprehensive investigative services to insurance companies, health insurers and employers; Himagine Solutions, a provider of health information management services, including medical coding, coding audit, registry management and clinical documentation solutions; and Spectrum Professional Services, a provider of outsourced and managed rehabilitation therapy services.
More information about BPOC is available at www. Geneva Glen Capital — Founded in , Geneva Glen is a Chicago-based firm that that invests in lower middle-market companies in numerous industries, including healthcare. Geneva Glen seeks controlling or minority equity, and will consider a wide range of investments. Within healthcare, the firm targets companies in the provider services and non-reimbursement healthcare industries.
Companies in its portfolio include Flow Polymers, a manufacturer of chemical dispersions, process aids and homogenizing agents for pharmaceutical and other markets. More information about Geneva Glen is available at www. Nova Bright Capital — Based in Chicago and founded in , Nova Bright pursues a variety of investment opportunities in the middle market.
More information about Nova Bright is available at www. LaSalle Capital — Founded in , LaSalle Capital is a Chicago-based firm with wide flexibility on investment size in the lower to middle market. The firm seeks control equity investments in healthcare companies in the provider services industry and companies that live in the healthcare sector but do not have direct reimbursement risk, while also investing in other non-healthcare industries.
Included in its portfolio is MetaSource, a provider of technology-enabled business process outsourcing services with a focus on the healthcare, financial services and retail industries. More information about LaSalle is available at www. High Street Capital — Founded in , High Street is a Chicago-based firm that seeks minority and control equity investments, as well as other types of investments, in healthcare companies in the provider services and non-reimbursement healthcare industries.
In addition to healthcare services, High Street also pursues investments in other industries, including niche manufacturing and outsourced business services. Past healthcare investments include BeneSys, which provides healthcare payment processing as a third-party administrator and software and computer services to multi-employer unions and voluntary employee beneficiary associations, and Countryside Hospice, which provides home hospice care in rural and suburban communities in the Southeastern United States.
More information about High Street is available at www. The firm was founded in , and pursues control equity investments in healthcare companies with strong growth prospects and profitable operating models. MTS invests in a broad range of industry segments including outsourced services to payors and health systems, technology-enabled services, healthcare providers and value-added distribution.
Companies in its portfolio include Celerion Holdings, which provides clinical trial solutions to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients conducting early clinical research; AGS Health, a revenue cycle management company providing billing and coding services; MDsave, which provides an online location for consumers to research, compare and purchase medical services; and Vital Decisions, a provider of behavioral counseling services to patients with advanced illness. More information about MTS Health is available at www.
The Riverside Company — Founded in and based out of New York, Riverside considers a wide range of investments in many industries, including healthcare. In the wake of the economic crisis brought on by the COVID pandemic, we stepped up the momentum to help our clients stay in business and maintain jobs which are critical to economic growth and livelihoods.
We applaud the perseverance and resilience of the small, medium and large businesses that are the foundation of economies in Africa and the Middle East and we will continue to support them in the next phase of the crisis and through the recovery.
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Ravi Shankar Prasad, India's information technology minister, called it "a digital strike" at a recent political rally. Another 47 apps that are clones of those already banned were blocked in late July amid reports that over more were on the chopping block, including Tencent-backed online multiplayer battle royale game PUBG Mobile and video-sharing app Zili from smartphone maker Xiaomi.
Mahajan also charged Chinese apps with data theft. Ashish told the Nikkei Asian Review. TikTok had amassed million subscribers in India. Ashish's plan now is to use Roposo, India's answer to TikTok, which has jumped up following the China ban. Other homegrown apps have also prospered.
That same day, the government announced restrictions on national security grounds on bidders from China and other countries bordering India for public projects. There have also been media reports that New Delhi will exclude Chinese technology companies like Huawei and ZTE from India's forthcoming 5G network, and increase tariffs on Chinese-made goods. There have been concerns for some time about Chinese apps being used as propaganda tools.
Zhang Yiming, chief executive of TikTok owner ByteDance, promised in that his company would ensure Chinese Communist Party "voices are broadcast to strength. The Open Technology Fund in the U. In an October report, the fund said an app called Study the Great Nation that was being touted as an educational tool in fact promoted President Xi Jinping's ideology. After initially observing that India's apps ban could be a violation of World Trade Organization rules, China's response has remained relatively restrained.
China's ambassador to New Delhi, Sun Weidong, tweeted on July 30 that his country advocates win-win cooperation and opposes zero-sum games. Sun said China is not "a strategic threat" to India, and noted that the "general structure that we can't live without each other remain[s] unchanged. Analysts say digital technology was certainly a significant win for Beijing previously. According to Gateway House, a Mumbai-based think tank, China used investments in startups over the past five years to penetrate India's online ecosystem with its popular smartphones and apps, having failed to persuade India to join its Belt and Road Initiative.
Justifying his call for a ban, Mahajan said Chinese products are cheap "because the Chinese government is giving a huge subsidy to kill our manufacturing. He also said Chinese companies should be excluded from Indian infrastructure projects to prevent them acquiring sensitive data in key locations. Mahajan believes that shunning Chinese products would make India more "aatmanirbhar" -- a Hindi term for self-reliance popularized by Modi. On May 12, Modi announced the Aatmanirbhar India campaign.
As of August 3, India had confirmed over 1. Tens of thousands of migrant laborers had been left jobless. His call for self-reliance gained momentum after tensions in eastern Ladakh along a shared Himalayan border picked up again in early May, leading to a deadly clash in mid-June that left 20 Indian troops dead and an unknown number of Chinese. Diplomacy and talks between the militaries of the two nuclear powers have so far produced little progress. Rahul Kashyap, a New Delhi-based independent analyst on Sino-India relations, told Nikkei that nationalism is now dominating public discourse, with China replacing Pakistan in the collective psyche as "enemy number one" -- a term first applied by Defense Minister George Fernandes in the late s.
Professor N. Bhanumurthy of the Delhi-based National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, regards Aatmanirbhar India as "a very long-term policy strategy," but not an entirely new one given the well established Make in India campaign. Bhanumurthy does not regard Aatmanirbhar India as a simple import-substitution initiative because the country will continue to procure whatever it still needs from China and other nations.
The main idea is to make the country a major exporter of goods in addition to services where it is already competitive internationally. Can we simply say one fine day that we stop it and find an alternative? It's not possible. India's key imports from China include smartphones, pharmaceutical ingredients, auto components and telecom equipment.
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Broadway worker: My career of 15 years vanished overnight. Mom of three: They shouldn't have to worry how we can eat the next day. So if you need to see a doctor any time soon and it's unrelated to Covid, chances are that your visit will be a virtual one. That's led to a boom in demand for Teladoc, a leader in the telemedicine industry. Doctors turn to Twitter and TikTok to share coronavirus news.
Telemedicine is now a household term," said Dr. Read More. Levy said the company has thousands of physicians under the umbrella of the Teladoc Health Medical group, including those recently added to support the increased demand. Most are contractors supervised by staff clinicians and a clinical leadership team. Teladoc physicians, who work in a variety of disciplines, can usually diagnose and treat most medical problems virtually by discussing patients' symptoms, so they needn't risk leaving their homes to get blood work or other diagnostic tests.