May 21, 2020
OptumHealth, the healthcare services and delivery business of UnitedHealth Group's Optum, has acquired naviHealth, a post-acute care management platform for health plans and providers, for an undisclosed sum. The deal was first reported by the Nashville Business Journal, and confirmed to MobiHealthNews by an Optum representative.
While the terms of the transaction were not disclosed, Optum said...
May 19, 2020
Digital chronic-disease-program company Omada Health is leaping into musculoskeletal care thanks to its acquisition of Physera, an app-based platform that includes remote consultations with physical therapists.
Although the deal was announced today, Omada said it will "immediately" begin offering the MSK program to its employer, health plan and individual customers.
“Integrating a digital...
May 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected us all. To honor those who have been lost and those who are working so hard to keep us well, HIMSS and its media brands will observe a digital day of silence and appreciation on May 18.
May 14, 2020
Telehealth of all stripes has exploded since COVID-19, but one particular subset deserves further examination: telebehavioral health, an area in which the crisis has upended the norms of supply as well as demand as the crisis take's a toll on the world's collective mental health.
In this episode, host Jonah Comstock, Managing Editors Laura Lovett and Susan Morse and Associate Editor Dave Muoio...
May 7, 2020
A number of digital health companies have seen their businesses grow amid the COVID-19 crisis, and so far Livongo Health appears to be no exception. The company announced strong quarterly results headlined by revenue growth and a record number of client launches.
Taking new agreements and the prospect of continued demand for virtual services into account, the company said that it has raised its...
April 30, 2020
Chronic disease patients relying on DarioHealth's mobile glucose management system will soon have in-app access to medical specialists, thanks to a new telemedicine integration with MediOrbis' MySpecialistMD network.
According to an announcement from the companies released yesterday, the virtual services now on offer through the app include primary and acute care; chronic disease management for...
April 28, 2020
UnitedHealth Group's Optum is reportedly in late-stage talks with AbleTo regarding a roughly $470 million acquisition of the virtual behavioral-care company, according to unnamed sources who spoke to CNBC.
Optum is already a stakeholder in the New York company, having provided a "significant investment" through its Optum Ventures arm back in January of 2019.
At the time, Optum Ventures Principal...
April 24, 2020
Uninsured Massachusetts residents now have 24-7 access to free COVID-19 telehealth visits following a new partnership between Doctor on Demand and the Commonwealth.
According to the telehealth provider's announcement, the virtual visits will handle questions an uninsured resident may have about the disease's symptoms. Additionally, it will also support those who have been tagged by Massachusetts...
April 7, 2020
A group of organizations—Amazon, Apple, and Google among others—are blurring the line between the tech field and the healthcare field. One of the key elements in this blurring of the line is the automation of health and human service functions that previously required human work.
This tech-enabled automation is frequently accomplished through bots, which are computer applications that perform...