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By Laura Lovett May 15, 2018
Wellness and patient engagement company Sharecare broke the news yesterday that it is teaming up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to offer its personalized health platform to commercial customer groups starting in 2019. This comes just a week after Sharecare announced a seperate partnership with retail giant Walmart that will give employees and their families access to the wellness...
By Jonah Comstock July 14, 2016
Health engagement platform Sharecare is forming a joint venture with Guidewell, parent company to several health plans including Florida Blue, Florida’s largest health insurer. The as-yet-unnamed JV will combine member data and expertise from Guidewell with Sharecare’s digital health tools to create an all-in-one app for health plans, starting with Florida Blue, to provide to members. Jeff Arnold...
By Jonah Comstock July 13, 2015
Sharecare's AskMD. Online and mobile symptom checkers like WebMD, AskMD, iTriage, and even offerings from the Mayo Clinic and the UK's NHS, come up with an accurate diagnosis only about a third of the time, according to a study by Harvard researchers recently published in the British Medical Journal. Researchers looked at 23 free English-language symptom checkers that either offered patients a...
By Jonah Comstock April 8, 2015
Atlanta-based Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, has raised $20 million from Wellington Management Company. Additionally, Sharecare picked up a $5 million investment from Trinity Health (formerly CHE Trinity), a healthcare system that has been investing in Sharecare since 2013. The two investments...
By Aditi Pai February 26, 2015
Atlanta-based Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, has acquired Germany-based Feingold Technologies, a company that offers software that analyzes human behaviors. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Feingold Technologies closed an undisclosed Series A round in October 2014 led by ...
By Jonah Comstock January 13, 2015
Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, is working with the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a company that manages 164 hospitals and 114 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England. The two companies will work together to create new patient engagement offerings. HCA also made an...
By Jonah Comstock November 20, 2014
Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, has acquired QualityHealth, a patient identification and engagement platform that works with health systems and pharmaceutical companies, for an undisclosed sum. QualityHealth will be kept more or less intact as its 50 million member database will help Sharecare...
By Brian Dolan October 23, 2014
One of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the US, CHE Trinity Health has chosen Sharecare, the company founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, to equip its 30 million patients spread across 20 states with Sharecare's portfolio of patient engagement tools. CHE will offer patients Sharecare's health risk assessment the RealAge Test,...
By Aditi Pai January 2, 2014
San Francisco, California-based Fitbit has released an update to its app which use Apple's M7 motion coprocessor, according to TechCrunch, so that even those without a Fitbit activity tracker can use the app to get data about their fitness trends. The new feature is called Motion Track and will track only basic activity, but will rival other app-only trackers such as Moves and Noom. Fitbit also...
By Neil Versel December 17, 2013
A potentially watershed moment in the evolution of digital health occurred last week. Atlanta-based health and wellness social network Sharecare launched AskMD, a mobile, consumer-facing app that includes a symptom checker unlike any other symptom checker out there. As MobiHealthNews reported: Sharecare's app, AskMD, offers users a symptom checker that allows them to choose which symptoms they...