Patients often miss preventative or follow-up appointments due to cost, the inconvenience of travel, and time intensity. Therefore, their conditions worsen until an emergency room is needed, resulting in expensive, avoidable healthcare costs. TruClinic provides a universal telemedicine platform for patients to set up secure video conferences with healthcare providers to avoid unnecessary in-person visits and their associated costs. TruClinic was acquired by InTouchHealth in 2018, which was then subsequently acquired by TelaDoc in 2020. TruClinic participated in the Village Capital-VentureWell HEALTH Boston accelerator in 2014. VentureWell invested in March 2015. Hitachi, Village Capital, and Investors’ Circle were some of the original co-investors.