Omada Health

By Dave Muoio January 28, 2018
Omada Health has made plans with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Wake Forest University to conduct the largest randomized controlled study of a digital diabetes prevention tool yet, according to the digital therapeutic company. “What’s really exciting about this clinical trial is that we also are studying how best to integrate effective, scalable preventive services,...
By Jonah Comstock January 16, 2018
Connected thermometers track flu season. Smart thermometer company Kinsa told the New York Times that its flu tracking data is more accurate and more granular than that of the CDC. Kinsa's data -- based on 25,000 readings a day from thermometers in 500,000 households around the country -- suggests that California's flu outbreak is the worst in five years, while the Northeast, including New York...
By Jonah Comstock October 25, 2017
A group of  health startups in the burgeoning digital therapeutics space have joined together to create a new industry association, the Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA). “Digital therapeutics are re-writing our definition of medicine,” Akili Interactive CEO Eddie Martucci said in a statement. “It’s critical that industry, academia, government, and the medical community work together in the...
By Jonah Comstock September 26, 2017
Last week, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma revealed — in a Wall Street Journal editorial and an informal request for information (RFI) — that CMS would be heading in a “new direction” with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Primarily, Verma’s CMS seems interested in dropping the mandatory adoption of new payment methods in favor of a...
By Jonah Comstock June 16, 2017
Insurance startup Oscar Health announced a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic to offer co-branded insurance plans in northeast Ohio. The deal marks a first for both organizations: Oscar’s first plan in Ohio and Cleveland Clinic’s first foray into the health insurance market. "Together, Cleveland Clinic and Oscar Health intend to offer a different approach, one that breaks down the complexities...
By Heather Mack June 14, 2017
San Francisco-based Omada Health has raised $50 million in new funding, led by commercial partner Cigna. Civilization Ventures and Sanofi Genzyme BioVentures also contributed to the round. Omada last raised money in September 2015, when it took in $48 million. This latest round brings the company’s total funding to $127.5 million. Along with the funding, Cigna will also expand its collaboration...
By Jonah Comstock March 2, 2017
Even when an employer or insurer offer their members innovative digital health products, for a healthcare consumer looking for a solution to a problem, it can be hard to know what's out there and what works. Collective Health, an employee benefits platform that raised more than $100 million in VC funding in 2015, is aiming to solve that problem with the help of predictive analytics. Collective...
By Heather Mack February 10, 2017
Digital diabetes prevention program Omada Health was featured in a recent study examining the outcomes of a Medicare population who participated in a program that combined digital health with human coaching. Out of a starting population of over 500, the study found support for such programs in improving weight, health and well-being. Launchpad Digital Health announced seed funding for four...
By Jonah Comstock January 10, 2017
Omada Health has announced five new senior hires, most notably a new chief medical officer, Dr. Paul Chew, who previously served as senior VP and global chief medical officer at Sanofi. The company also announced the hire of Tom Schoenherr as chief commercial officer, a position he previously held at Counsyl. “For the last five years, we’ve worked to establish Omada Health as a leader in digital...
By Jonah Comstock December 12, 2016
While the path to value-based care is necessarily a slow one for hospitals and health systems, prevention programs – focused on a single outcome measure for a single condition – are in a position to lead the way in charging for outcomes. Omada Health, the first digital diabetes prevention program, has been charging only for successful outcomes for a while. Noom announced yesterday that it will do...