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By Jonah Comstock 04:00 am February 18, 2015
Aetna announced this week a collaboration with Newtopia that's moved out of the pilot phase and into full implementation. It also quietly updated its iTriage app by adding price comparison features for select users. Last December at the mHealth Summit, iTriage President Jim Greiner mentioned to MobiHealthNews that iTriage was planning to start focusing less on scale and more on adding new...
By Aditi Pai 07:22 am February 4, 2015
San Francisco-based digital health startup Wildflower Health partnered with health insurance company LifeMap Assurance to launch an app, called LifeMap Due Date Plus, for expectant parents with short term disability coverage. The app is available on iOS and Android devices. "LifeMap is an ancillary benefits provider meaning that they provide things like disability benefits, insurance benefits,...
By Jonah Comstock 11:57 am February 2, 2015
Eligible, which offers an API that other health tech companies use to add a streamlined insurance eligibility check feature for doctors and patients, has raised $2.3 million, according to an SEC filing. The company raised more than $1.5 million in seed funding last year, using a combination of AngelList and SecondMarket. Backers at that time included David Lee, Esther Dyson, Anvil Capital’s...
By Aditi Pai 09:33 am February 2, 2015
Seventy one percent of consumers want their employer or health plan to offer a program or a set of guidelines that helps them manage their health, according to a recent Survey Sampling International poll of 562 consumers with company-sponsored health plans. The survey was commissioned by San Francisco-based HealthMine, which offers employers and health plans a white-label health improvement...
By Aditi Pai 08:41 am January 28, 2015
Aliso Viejo, California-based healthcare provider Crossover Health raised $15 million from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) to enhance its patient-facing tools, which include an iPhone app, and create a population health analytics offering. Crossover focuses on providing on-site care to large employers. The company's patient-facing app, called Crossover One, allows patients to communicate with...
By Aditi Pai 11:05 am January 20, 2015
West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based chronic care app developer CareCam Health Systems received a strategic investment from Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation. CareCam has already raised at least $12.4 million to date. CareCam raised $2.4 million late last year, according to a filing with the SEC in November. Given the timing, it is likely the Independence Blue Cross...
By Aditi Pai 08:22 am January 15, 2015
A mobile intervention, called FitBack, that personalizes health content for the user is an effective tool to help patients improve their nonspecific lower back pain (NLBP), according to a study, conducted by health app intervention developer ORCAS with help from insurance company Cigna, that was recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The American College of Physicians (...
By Jonah Comstock 09:30 am January 14, 2015
Dr. Sachin Jain, who left his position as Merck's Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer last month, will start work as Chief Medical Officer of CareMore Health System on January 19, MobiHealthNews has learned. CareMore, a subsidiary of Anthem, is an integrated care plan that combines a Medicare Advantage plan with 24 care centers around the country. The position at a health insurance...
By Jonah Comstock 06:58 am January 13, 2015
Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, is working with the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a company that manages 164 hospitals and 114 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England. The two companies will work together to create new patient engagement offerings. HCA also made an...
By Aditi Pai 08:07 am January 8, 2015
Denver, Colorado-based Welltok raised $12 million co-led by Hearst Ventures and Catholic Health Initiatives. The capital tops off a $37 million round for the company, which disclosed the other $25 million in October. The previous $25 million was led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Emergence Capital Partners, InterWest Partners, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), and Qualcomm...