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October 22, 2020
98point6 Now Serves Businesses of All Sizes with Launch of Client Portal
SEATTLE – October 22, 2020 – 98point6, an on-demand digital primary care service today announced the launch of its new Client Portal, enabling businesses of all sizes to provide their employees immediate, 24/7 access to board-certified physicians who can diagnose and treat, answer health-related questions and order any necessary prescriptions or labs. With the Client Portal, companies with fewer than 5,000 members can offer 98point6 to employees in as little as one day’s time. In the era of COVID-19—and with the onset of an unprecedented cold and flu season—swift action to accommodate customers and patients is more crucial and appreciated than ever.
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January 13, 2021 | GeekWire
U.S. Startups Raise Record Investment in 2020; Here Are the Top Pacific Northwest Deals in Q4
When the pandemic hit the U.S. earlier this year and tech companies began laying off thousands of employees, analysts warned of a bumpy ride ahead for startups and venture capital investment. To say the industry stabilized would be an understatement.
December 31, 2020 | Forbes
Doctors Are Eagerly Getting COVID-19 Vaccines; Here’s What They Want You to Know
When the first COVID-19 vaccines were approved for emergency use in December, many doctors and healthcare providers eagerly volunteered to get vaccinated, often publicly. But for vaccines to achieve their full impact, Americans will need to embrace them with a comparable fervor.
December 30, 2020 | USA Today
Front Line Doctor: Overworked Doctors, Nurses Are Getting Vaccinated. Here’s Why You Should Too
Even as vaccines for COVID-19 begin to get rolled out, many Americans remain uncertain as to whether they will be willing to receive the vaccine once it becomes widely available. Front line health care workers will be among the first groups to provide real-world evidence of the vaccine’s side effects and efficacy outside of controlled test groups.
December 29, 2020 | GeekWire
A View From the Front Lines: COVID-19’s Lasting Impact on the Technology and Science of Healthcare
To say that Dr. Brad Younggren has a unique perspective on COVID-19 would be an understatement—because he actually has multiple perspectives. Dr. Younggren is the chief medical officer at Seattle-based healthcare startup 98point6, which has seen interest in its on-demand virtual care service skyrocket amid the pandemic. He’s also an emergency physician, and the medical director for emergency preparedness, at EvergreenHealth Medical Center, in Kirkland, Wash., the first hospital in the country to get an influx of COVID-19 patients earlier this year.
December 28, 2020 | Becker's Hospital Review
Top 5 Telehealth Stories of 2020
Sam’s Club partnered with primary care telehealth provider 98point6 in September to offer members virtual visits. The discounted subscription for club members gives them unlimited telehealth visits for $1 per visit and has board-certified physicians available 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
December 15, 2020 | Forbes
COVID-19 Vaccines’ Speed to Market Makes Consumers Nervous. It Shouldn’t.
When health care workers received the first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccines on Monday after the vaccine got emergency approval from the FDA just days before, it was a triumph for science.
December 10, 2020 | Becker's Hospital Review
UW Medicine Launches Telehealth Program That Provides Patients Care Through Text Message
Seattle-based UW Medicine rolled out a new on-demand virtual care program that lets patients receive medical care via text message consults with physicians, according to a Dec. 9 news release. UW Medicine partnered with telehealth provider 98point6 for the new on-demand virtual care subscription service.
December 9, 2020 | UW Medicine
UW Medicine Partners With 98point6 for Virtual Care
UW Medicine has begun offering on-demand, text-based virtual care for its patients in collaboration with 98point6®. The service replaces the Amwell virtual clinic that UW Medicine has utilized for the past year and a half. Patients will still have access to the telehealth platform used to talk directly with their UW Medicine primary- and specialty-care providers.