June 26, 2020
Health insurtech company Oscar Health scored a whopping $225 million in Series C funding from Google’s parent company Alphabet, General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Lakestar, Thrive Capital and Baillie Gifford.
This comes roughly two years after the company announced a $165 million funding round led by Brian Singerman and Founders Fund.
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The company offers direct-to-consumer health...
June 25, 2020
Cancelled conference data trickles out. Digital respiratory-health company Propeller Health recently shared new study data that were accepted for presentation at the now cancelled Society of Behavioral Medicine 2020 Annual Meeting.
The first of the three abstracts described a sample of 617 adults with asthma or COPD, in which older patients engaged with Propeller's app for longer periods of time...
June 24, 2020
Digital therapeutics company Pear Therapeutics has inked a deal with pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) RemedyOne, allowing the latter to offer and administer benefit coverage for the formers’ prescription-addiction-focused therapies reSET and reSET-O to its customers.
Both reSET and reSET-O have FDA clearances. In fact, reSET was the first software-only therapeutic to get the designation. reSET ...
June 24, 2020
Verily and CVS Health are among the latest big names lending their health and technology expertise to reopening businesses. Both companies have announced new enterprise offerings incorporating COVID-19 testing, symptom checking, clinical support, data analysis and app-based tools for employees.
Verily's approach, called Healthy at Work, incorporates local, onsite and mail testing services into a...
June 23, 2020
Happify Health has developed and launched a new digital mental health program with the American Heart Association (AHA) that aims to reduce stress and encourage healthy behaviors among people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Patrick Burke, head of healthcare at Happify Health, told MobiHealthNews that his company's content team and the AHA's experts have been working together for...
June 17, 2020
Consumer virtual health and wellness brand Ro highlighted a new partnership with healthcare API company Ribbon Health that will help users and their virtual providers seek out in-person primary and specialty care services in their area. Accessible within the telehealth platform, the new capability is available across the U.S., and includes information on the types of insurance accepted at each...
June 16, 2020
With much of the world gradually returning to work after COVID-19 lockdowns, Fitbit sees a new opportunity to engage its employer customers with device- and app-driven health monitoring.
The company today announced what it's calling its Ready for Work solution, a service comprising a daily health check-in for employees and an analytics dashboard for their employers, both of which are being...
June 15, 2020
The American Diabetes Association's 80th Scientific Sessions kicked off this weekend, and a handful of diabetes management device-makers and service providers highlighted new data as part of the virtual clinical conference. Read on for summaries of the studies and findings, as well as links to the online abstracts.
Verily-backed diabetes management service Onduo, which combines a mobile app...
June 10, 2020
The healthcare startup market has always had the unique challenge of selling its innovations almost exclusively to major businesses. Although recent years have seen a rise in digital health offerings focused on patient satisfaction, if not on selling their product directly to the consumer, the reality of the industry is that insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, large employers, health systems,...
June 1, 2020
With more patients and providers being exposed to telehealth and virtual care, a report published Friday by McKinsey predicts that as much as $250 billion of current U.S. healthcare spending could theoretically be virtualized.
The key change has been the often-publicized surge of telehealth adoption accompanying the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Citing a handful of recent consumer and...