Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

By Jonah Comstock 02:45 pm September 20, 2018
San Francisco-based Ooda Health, a new startup focused on decreasing waste and inefficiency in the area of healthcare administration, has raised $40.5 million in a Series A round that’s notable in a couple of ways: for one, the company’s veteran founders, including Castlight Health founder Dr. Giovanni Colella, chose to work exclusively with VCs with at least one woman partner. For another, the...
By Laura Lovett 08:56 am January 22, 2018
Nutrition-based platform Zipongo just announced that it received $18 million in a Series B funding round led by Seventure Partners and Zaffre Investment with involvement from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.  “This is the first time we’ve had a health plan invested in the company and the reason they are doing it is because they are really excited about food is medicine,” Dr. Jason...
By Jonah Comstock 07:00 am October 14, 2016
Ovuline, which makes a suite of women's and family health apps, has raised $10 million in new funding and is renaming the company "Ovia Health". Ovia was already the brand name attached to its suite of apps. Martin Ventures and Zaffre Investments, the investment arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, led the round. All of the company's previous investors returned for the round, including...
By Aditi Pai 08:41 am May 26, 2015
Ovia Pregnancy Boston-based women's health app developer Ovuline has raised $3.2 million from Martin Ventures and Zaffre Investments, the investment arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. About $1 million of this investment came from Zaffre Investments. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $5.7 million. Ovuline offers two apps, Ovia Pregnancy and Ovia Fertility, which ...
By Aditi Pai 08:59 am March 11, 2015
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has partnered with American Well to pilot the company's video visits offering, called WellConnection, with two physician groups, Emerson Physician Hospital Organization (Emerson PHO) and Lowell General Physician Hospital Organization (LGPHO). BCBSMA nurse care managers will also pilot the offering with members. WellConnection is a white-labeled version of...
By Aditi Pai 09:11 am December 3, 2014
Massachusetts General Hospital Director of Healthcare Transformation Lab Eric Isselbacher The key to patient engagement is educating the patient so that the doctor-patient relationship resembles a partnership, according to Massachusetts General Hospital’s Dr. Eric Isselbacher.  But, he added, there are still many other challenges to engaging patients with digital tools. Isselbacher and Blue...
By Aditi Pai 06:50 am March 4, 2014
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has launched a secure health and wellness website, ahealthyme, which aims to help members reach their personal wellness goals. On the website, members can do a variety of things related to wellness: they can take a health assessment that looks at eight different areas of health and provides results in a health index score; participate in wellness forums...