December 20, 2017
Aledade, a healthcare technology company launched in 2014 by former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, has filed a Form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Aledade reported that it has raised $23 million. The total private financing amount was $28 million, according to the document filed with the SEC.
Bethesda, Maryland-based Aledade works with the Medicare...
May 27, 2015
Denver, Colorado-based Welltok, the health management company that makes the CafeWell Health Optimization Platform, has raised $21.3 million in a mix of equity and security, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $94 million to date.
Existing investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Emergence Capital Partners, InterWest Partners, New Enterprise...
June 24, 2014
Source: IDC Health Insights
Health payers should look to the retail industry to improve their consumer health engagement strategies, a new paper from IDC Health Insights argues.
"It is important to differentiate between consumer engagement and marketing," IDC's analyst Deanne Kasim writes. "The overall objective of engagement is to drive behavior change and personal accountability. By contrast...
February 28, 2014
Mark Bertolini, CEO, Aetna | Photo Credit: HIMSS 2014 Event Staff
By Jonah Comstock
There may not have been a lot of news from payers (or health insurance companies) at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando, Florida, but their presence was definitely felt. Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini's keynote address laid out the stakes well: healthcare costs are rising markedly, and it's everyone's job to try to keep them down...
November 6, 2013
Aetna CMO Dr. Lonny Reisman
At the Digital Health Summit in Boston, Eric Murphy, President of Payer Solutions for Optum, and Dr. Lonny Reisman, Aetna's chief medical officer, talked about the changing role of the payer in healthcare. As the shift from fee-for-service to risk-sharing payment models occurs, Reisman and Murphy said payers need to step up how much they work with providers.
September 13, 2013
Recent MobiHealthNews interview subject Proteus Duxbury, director of technology strategy for virtual health services at Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives, told me that lack of insurance reimbursement is holding back wider adoption of digital technologies. "A lot of [provider] organizations are going to start pulling the plug on some digital health initiatives for that reason,"...
September 10, 2013
Frisco, Texas-based population health management company ZeOmega has raised $21.5 million in its second of funding, a raise that comes on the heels of a partnership announcement to develop the company's first mobile apps.
The round was led by private fund Bregal Sagemount. The fund's founding partner, Phil Yates, will join the company's board of directors. Others who contributed to the raise...
August 19, 2013
Futura mHealth, a Philadelphia-based joint venture from Futura Mobility and HGE Healthcare Solutions, a Temple University spin off company, has developed an app the company says can reduce hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by 38 to 40 percent.
A chronic lung condition, COPD manifests itself as occasional attacks of extreme shortness of breath, called...
July 17, 2013
Remote patient monitoring will save the world's healthcare systems up to $36 billion by 2018, according to a new projection by Juniper Research. The firm says North America will account for a little over three quarters of the savings, with Western Europe making up the next biggest chunk.
Juniper predicts that a shift toward accountable care, especially in the United States, will lead to wider...