AmalgamRX to launch stress reduction app for patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

Digital therapy platform AmalgamRX has just announced the upcoming launch of its new app, Beyond, which aims to help patients living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis providing them resources to manage stress.

Keller Williams incorporates Fitbits into employee wellness program

International real estate franchise Keller Williams announced today that it will be incorporating Fitbit wearables into its employee national US wellness program. This will allow more than 157,000 of Keller Williams’ employees to purchase the devices at a special pricing and participate in organized fitness challenges.

Study: App-based self acupressure could help with menstrual cramps

For many women their monthly period can mean a few days of debilitating cramps or at least some discomfort. But last month a study published by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that app-based self acupressure could be an effective way to help with menstrual pain compared to usual care. 

Walgreens partners with NewYork-Presbyterian to offer in-store telemedicine

Telemedicine continues to go mainstream as more pharmacy chains introduce remote consults within corner drug stores. 

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to offer remote access to NYP physicians on Walgreens’ website and at self-service kiosks at select Walgreens-owned Duane Reade drug stores in New York — while CVS has a similar arrangement with the Cleveland Clinic. 

Philips acquires VitalHealth to bolster population health portfolio

Royal Philips has acquired VitalHealth for its cloud-based population health management technology.

Founded in 2006 by Mayo Clinic and the Netherlands-based Noaber Foundation, VitalHealth develops tools — for outcome measurement, patient engagement, care coordination and analytics — to help manage chronic disease. Its products are deployed at more 100 healthcare networks in the US and abroad.