13 Best Telemedicine Apps (2018) Sharing the Spotlight
- Doctor on Demand
MDLive has continued to provide seamless and secure consultations from doctors with cost effectiveness. Using this platform, patients can get in touch with doctors, counsellors, psychiatrists or dermatologists for consultations via a mobile app.
Not only this, MDLive provides an exceptionally good platform for providers to join their team of telehealth practitioners. It also provides telehealth focused trainings to them. Additionally, cloud-based telehealth platform is helping medical institutions enable teleconsultations to improve patient wait times and save caregiving costs.
Lemonaid Health has quickly established a good reputation as one of the most responsive telemedicine platforms. It provides healthcare and assistance or birth control, sinus, cholesterol, addiction management, acid reflux and many more conditions including lab testing. Patients can schedule an online doctor visit on the same day after registering a complaint at a minimal fixed cost.
They also deliver the prescriptions to local pharmacies they’ve partnered with. This way, you can pick up your medicines effortlessly. Their team of medical experts operates these services in AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, MD, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, VA, and WA for now.
AmWell has been one of the major players partnering to deliver the best HIPAA compliant and secure telemedicine services which were once considered far from reality. The AmWell app provides 24/7 doctor support for urgent care, therapy, psychiatry and other conditions at a fixed cost. Patients can pick a wide range of physicians based on their availability. It documents all patient-provider conversations and prescriptions in patient’s profile making them easily accessible.
The AmWell app for providers opens up new opportunities to earn extra income as per their schedule and video calling preferences. The practice can involve joining the online care group or can be private. With a multitude of choices for both providers and patients, AmWell has proven to be a leader in the telehealth industry.
Babylon is an AI doctor. It provides medical consultation through a deep-learning system that directs patients to healthcare experts and services. Apart from that, they also provide face to face appointments and personalized healthcare 24/7.
Their AI bot helps patients by responding to messages and posing questions to figure out your medical condition and thereby suggesting what should be done.
Babylon is a collection of scientists, doctors, and engineers together which gives a mix of AI and medical expertise of a human.
Also, this app caters to healthcare support for workplaces. They have a growing strong presence in the UK as well as the US.
Dialogue provides online video consultations to the employees working Canadian organizations. Employees can send instant messages and participate in live chats with nurses. Medicine delivery and prescription renewals are totally free.
Dialogue’s move to promote healthy environment and improve employee productivity at workplace is worth the appreciation. Not only this, they provide drug purchase at discounted rates as a part of their group benefits plan. Their regular follow-ups and specialist referrals adds an advantage for working professionals.
TalkSpace makes counseling and therapy simpler. They offer online therapy and counseling with a network of over 1000+ licensed therapists on-board.
With TalkSpace, it just takes an initial assessment to identify the right kind of therapist for patient needs. The therapists respond once or twice every day and patients can write to them anytime they want to. The flexibility in the pricing structure and their top-notch banking-grade encryption keeps the conversation very safe and secure. Therapists can also join their community through an application process to determine eligibility.
Available on web and as an iOS app, First Opinion provides medical assistance through a free messaging service that connects with a group of doctors. Patients can start off by messaging about health conditions to a healthcare professional through the platform and get advice and prescription.
Also, it works without insurance except for the prescriptions. This app boasts a fast response time and has a stringent onboarding criterion for healthcare professionals.
Simple Contacts is a unique startup that helps patients renew contact lens remotely without visiting an optical store. The simple contacts vision test and contact redness test are done via the mobile app that makes it easy to renew contact lenses.
They deliver contact lenses from all the major-brands with an exact prescription.
Also rated 4.9 on Yelp, PlushCare promises top-notch online consultations from physicians who have attended the top 50 medical institutions. With this web and mobile app, patients are only required to pay per visit, and there are no hidden fees as well.
Their services include general medical consultation, prescription refills and lab testing. For doctors to signup to this facility, there is a simple process of applying online.
With Maple, Canadian on-demand telemedicine industry has achieved a major benchmark. They have been able to accomplish the goal of reducing wait times i.e. a major challenge for Canadian healthcare.
Patients can request medical services by paying per consultation or for a flat subscription fee.
They offer door delivery of the prescriptions and a complete family healthcare plan too.
Making the first move in Canada, Maple’s philosophy of putting people first has helped create more awareness about telemedicine and is winning it accolades.
Pager is an AI powered mobile first solution that is simplifying healthcare for all. With a pager, patients can get immediate advice by messaging nurses anytime. Also, it connects doctors and specialists in the vicinity of any patient and helps in scheduling vaccinations and follow ups with doctors.
Their machine learning powered messaging platform helps in delivering effective advice by analyzing a huge amount of data.
Doctor On Demand
This technology startup is steadily working towards improving healthcare in the US. With a recent investment of $74 million, Doctor On Demand is soaring high on both consumer centric and enterprise level services.
This platform serves people regardless of their insurance and is also significantly cheaper and free to join. It is available for health insurance businesses and employers as well with a nationwide support in all 50 states of the US.
HealthTap promises to offer a new healthcare experience by providing a 24/7 immediate access to over 108000 top doctors through messaging, voice call or a video call. It is available on any computer, smartphone, tablet, or Android Wear device.
They also help with organizations and workplaces to provide healthcare services and assistance at a lower cost. By employing cutting-edge technology, HealthTap is doing its bit to deliver better healthcare via seamless applications.
Doctors can build a strong professional reputation and income through ‘Virtual Practice Hours’ using this app. What’s more is that they enjoy the credit of having developed world’s first interoperable Health Operating System (HOPES)!