24/7 virtual visits now–integration of vital signs monitoring (through Bluetooth connected monitors) and mobile phone video conferencing later. SmartPlanet/ZDNet’s Dana Blankenhorn believes there’s now a critical mass for direct to consumer telemedicine; in an interview with their senior manager for PR and branding, he was quite open that their eventual plan is to build relationships with insurance companies (a la American Well), employee benefit organizations and develop a specialist network. If you’re a telehealth or mHealth company–are you considering a partnership? Release. SmartPlanet. InteractiveMD website.