March 7, 2019
Teladoc Health has big plans going into 2019. From a business perspective, the telemedicine company anticipates becoming cash-flow positive this year, CEO Jason Gorevic said on a recent earnings call. And from an operations perspective, the company plans to pursue a "virtual first" strategy over the next year.
In the full year 2018, Teladoc increased revenue 79 percent from $233 million...
March 6, 2019
Fitbit’s busy morning may have been headlined by news of its latest consumer devices, but lately the wearables company has also had plenty to say on its inroads with health plans, clinical researchers and large employers. In fact, the company devoted a substantial portion of its press event yesterday to its ever-growing health services operations and a new deal involving Solera Health’s...
March 5, 2019
Digital health engagement platform dacadoo and the United Arab Emirates’ Daman Health Insurance announced a new mobile game that encourages players to log steps and stay active.
The new Daman Tamshi game is built on dacadoo Go, the company’s customizable, white-label geolocation app that uses rewards and friendly competition to engage its users. The platform calculates a user’s “Step Score” to...
February 27, 2019
Guidewell Connect, a consumer engagement company that shares a parent company (Guidewell) with health insurer Florida Blue, has acquired Onlife Health, a health and wellness technology platform, from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and Cambia Health Solutions. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Onlife offers member engagement services that include wellness and chronic condition...
February 26, 2019
This morning Doctor On Demand announced the launch of a multicomponent virtual primary care platform designed to integrate with US health plans’ and employers’ existing networks.
Called "Synapse by Doctor On Demand", the platform offers new clinical capabilities and smart, in-network service referrals to better stitch together gaps in patients’ care and increase their overall access to healthcare...
February 26, 2019
Crossover Health, which provides medical services to large employers, Apple and Facebook among them, has acquired Sherpaa, an asynchronous telehealth company that has also mostly focused on serving employer populations.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Sherpaa founder Dr. Jay Parkinson and his team will all become part of Crossover Health.
“Our physicians work in designated care...
February 18, 2019
Paris-based digital health insurance provider Alan - founded in 2016 - has raised €40m in a Series B funding round led by Index Ventures and partners of DST Global.
Alan, the first licensed health insurance company in France in more than 30 years, plans to use the new money to grow its user base in France, with a focus on SMEs and freelancers, and expand its team to 175 employees by the end of...
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February 14, 2019
This week saw the kickoff of HIMSS19, and the MobiHealthNews staff was on site to interview industry leaders and catch the latest insights from a range of health and tech experts. While the majority of MobiHealthNews' stories and videos from the show floor can be found on our HIMSS19 conference coverage page, there was no shortage of digital product launches, deals and other announcement ...
February 13, 2019
Innovation is one of those buzzwords that float around conference halls and boardrooms. But startup competitions are one place where the lay person can get a peek into new technologies as they emerge.
Now in its thirteenth year running, the HIMSS Pitch Competition featured seven startups described as “Series A ready.” This year, the contestants ranged from a digital health company focused on...
February 13, 2019
At the Patient Engagement and Experience Summit during HIMSS19, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy took the stage to answer some attendee questions about the state of patient engagement. While the discussion was wide-ranging, an overall theme shined through: the importance of empathy. Read on for some patient engagement lessons.
1. Don’t mix up patient data with patient...