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By Dave Muoio November 29, 2017
A slew of digital diabetes care companies have announced integrations with the upcoming virtual Type 2 diabetes management platform being developed by Onduo, a joint venture of Verily and Sanofi. These announced services include Voluntis’ Insulia, a digital insulin dose recommendation and coaching system; Glytec’s Glucommander Outpatient, cloud-based software that evaluates blood glucose and...
By Heather Mack July 12, 2017
Boston-based Wellframe, makers of mobile patient engagement and care management software, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by F-Prime Capital. Existing investors DFJ also contributed, and the new capital brings the company’s total funding to date to $25 million. Wellframe teams up with health plans and providers to offer a suite of customizable care plans that are designed to keep...
By Heather Mack March 27, 2017
Delivering on a promise spoken just last week, DarioHealth announced partnerships today that will allow customers in the United States who use the company’s digital diabetes monitoring system to have their products reimbursed by insurance. All third party insurers were not named, but the company said it had signed alliance agreements with partners across the country who will be able verify...
By Heather Mack January 10, 2017
Bethesda, Maryland-based Aledade, which partners with primary care physicians to create tech-enabled accountable care organizations, has raised $20 million in a round led by Biomatics Capital, GV and Maryland Venture Fund. Existing investors Venrock and ARCH Venture Partners also contributed to the round. This brings the company’s total funding to $54.5 million. The funding, which was announced...
By Heather Mack August 2, 2016
New York health insurer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has partnered with Boston-based Wellframe to make Wellframe's mobile platform a part of its Health Care Improvement team. Excellus’s HCI team focuses on integrating care management and quality improvement programs to close gaps in care, and the partnership with Wellframe will help Excellus to achieve those goals through its mobile app. ...
By Aditi Pai May 16, 2016
Highmark, a Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated payer, has announced a collaboration with connected behavioral health company Quartet Health. Highmark will initially roll out the program for members in Western Pennsylvania. “Physical and mental health go hand-in-hand, but recent studies have highlighted difficulties in coordinating treatment of both,” Highmark Health Plan President Deborah Rice-...
By Jonah Comstock March 15, 2016
More and more health insurers are encouraging members to seek out video visits with physicians by subsidizing or outright covering such services. The latest to commit to the trend is Independence Blue Cross, which serves 2.5 million customers in the Philadelphia area and another 7.5 million across the country. Independence will offer telemedicine to its members in two ways — both through a...
By Jonah Comstock October 13, 2015
More and more health insurers are embracing telemedicine as a way to provide lower-cost care to a large swath of covered patients. But at least one health insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, is investing heavily in bringing telemedicine to those who might otherwise not have access to it. The payer, which covers Maryland, northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia, is offering $3 million...
By Jonah Comstock September 2, 2015
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has brought on San Francisco-based Doctor on Demand as the health insurer's new preferred telehealth provider. Starting in 2016, members of some BCBS plans will pay a reduced rate or no rate for Doctor on Demand's no-subscription video visit platform. Additionally, Doctor on Demand's software will support claims processing for BCBS Minnesota customers and they'...
By Jonah Comstock June 9, 2015
New York-based behavioral health startup AbilTo has raised $12 million in third round funding led by HLM Venture Partners. Existing investors BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, .406 Ventures and Sandbox Industries all contributed to the round as well. Yumin Choi, a partner at HLM, will join AbilTo's board. AbilTo is focused on identifying and remotely treating mental health co-morbidities...