July 3, 2015
After weeks of rumors, this morning health insurance company Aetna announced that it is acquiring rival Humana for $36 billion in cash and stock. The news follows smaller health insurance company Centene's $6.3 billion plan to acquire health insurance company Health Net, which would make that company the biggest private administrator of Medicaid programs in the US. Aetna's absorption of Humana...
May 18, 2015
The big health payer news last week was that Aetna was mulling the acquisition of one or more of its competitors: particularly Humana or Cigna. A recent Forbes analysis suggested that such a move would be a result of changes to payment models in healthcare. But Humana, Cigna, and Aetna have all been important players in the digital health. So what might a merged Aetna-Cigna or Aetna-Humana...
April 29, 2015
Aetna business unit iTriage has released data from a survey of 3,300 of its users -- a sample of individuals who, as iTriage users, have already adopted mobile health tools -- and found that only 48 percent of their iOS users use Apple Health. What's more, 27 percent have never heard of it. Google Fit fairs even worse, with only 40 percent of the iTriage Android users surveyed using it and 27...
June 25, 2014
Doctor appointment booking platform ZocDoc is working on raising an additional $152 million, which market research firm VC Experts valued at $1.6 billion, according to a report from Fortune. ZocDoc has raised at least $95 million to date.
Former ZocDoc investors include DST Global and Goldman Sachs. Fortune reported that DST Global may also be contributing to this larger round.
August 21, 2013
Denver-based iTriage, maker of a mobile and Web app that helps consumers find physicians based on symptoms they are experiencing, is working with parent company Aetna to offer mid-sized employer groups a customizable version of the app that guides users to in-network providers. iTriage expects the newly released update to save employers money and cut the administrative burden for hospitals and...
May 15, 2012
"First off, hats off to Aetna, they clearly are a fast-moving player, because they beat me to the punch," athenahealth's VP of corporate development Karl Zachar said during his brief time on-stage at the Health 2.0 Spring Fling in Boston this week. Zachar said that iTriage is a "very disruptive innovative" startup that "was looking to create value" by integrating with large hospital systems and...
March 13, 2012
Aetna, which acquired popular mobile health app iTriage last year, has since added a number of new features and beefed up existing ones, as planned. Aetna showed off the relaunched iTriage app at an event in New York City last week as well as at the South By South West Interactive event in Austin, Texas this week. The new features and content were made possible by partnerships with Vitals and...
January 3, 2012
iTriage announced this week that it has integrated with Microsoft's HealthVault to provide users of the location-aware symptom checker app a read-only view of their personal health records. The integration makes HealthVault data viewable via an iPhone app. iTriage expects to make a similar update to its Android app in the next few weeks.
Aetna acquired iTriage for an undisclosed sum in December;...
December 16, 2011
Aetna has acquired mobile health startup, Healthagen, developer of the popular health app iTriage, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition marks one of the first exits for a high profile mobile health startup.
Aetna is also leveraging the mobile application in its accountable care organization (ACO) offering, where it will be a key component for consumer engagement, Aetna executives said during...