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Today, we’re excited to announce that Breakthrough has been acquired by MDLIVE, a leading innovator of telehealth services and software. This acquisition will further enhance/springboard MDLIVE’s position in the telehealth market as the nation’s leading provider of medical and behavioral health solutions.

MDLIVE, a leader in telehealth, provides patients with access via video, phone, and secure email to board certified doctors and licensed therapists to receive treatment for non-emergency medical issues. The company is headquartered in Sunrise, Florida and operates in all 50 U.S. states.

To learn more about the acquisition, view the press release and a letter from our President, Julian Cohen click here. To learn more about MDLIVE please visit their website at www.mdlive.com.

Stay tuned over the next few months for updates on how we’ll be rolling out exciting new opportunities to the Breakthrough community.

Thank you for being part of the Breakthrough family and for your continued support.

The Breakthrough Team

Here at Breakthrough, we are constantly looking for ways to support communities who can most benefit from the telehealth services offered by our amazing network of providers.

With that in mind, when we discussed supporting the 2020 Mom Project in their effort to set forth an aggressive new path for solving what some have called one of the biggest public health concerns of our time: the silent maternal mental health crisis which impacts up to 20% of expecting and new moms (over 800,000 per year), we didn’t hesitate to say, “YES!” Read the rest of this entry »

When we started Breakthrough, we were very curious why online therapy was not yet common. It seemed like such a good idea!

To understand more, we talked with the founders of several online therapy startups who came before us. We learned online therapy has had several barriers historically, such as limited research on its effectiveness, low adoption of broadband, and hard to use videoconferencing products.

However, each of these barriers has dropped significantly in recent years. We now believe the top reason that online therapy is not onlinetherapycommonplace is that it’s still a challenge to get online care reimbursed by insurance. Read the rest of this entry »

Hello everyone,

I wanted to update you on several of the projects that our team is enthusiastically working through.

A new design

We will be launching an entirely new website design early this summer that will make common features easier to access, improve readability, simplify workflows, and optimize pages for mobile devices (with mobile video sessions on our roadmap).

Here’s a sample screenshot!

browse screenshot

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http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/08/breakthrough-seed-and-insurers/

“Breakthrough has the largest insurance coverage of any online therapy service.”

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