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By Dave Muoio September 20, 2018
RapidSOS’ latest deal with Google will allow emergency communication centers using RapidSOS’ platform to more quickly and accurately pinpoint Android users’ location when they dial 911. Specifically, the system will utilize Android Emergency Location Service (ELS), a feature supported on 99 percent of Android devices, and comes after a January pilot conducted by the two companies. "Emergency...
By Jonah Comstock September 18, 2018
Cigna and digital diabetes prevention program Omada Health are once again expanding their relationship, offering Omada's services to all of Cigna's regional and national employer customers, representing a significant portion of Cigna members. "We will be expanding in January of this year to our national and regional clients, which is a large percentage of Cigna’s book of business, but it will be...
By Dave Muoio August 8, 2018
Voice assistants are finding their way into a growing number of consumer homes, leading an ever-increasing number of healthcare companies to investigate how these connected technologies can be used to improve patients' health and deliver pertinent information directly to the individual. Unsurprisingly, building a successful consumer voice app comes with a number of challenges and considerations...
By Laura Lovett May 8, 2018
As technology increases in the healthcare arena more and more venture firms are turning their attention to digital health.  Healthcare focused venture firm 7wireVentures has recently closed on a $100 million fund and formed a coalition with eight major healthcare organizations including several large health systems and insurers. The 7wire Connected Consumer Health Fund has invested in 12 digital...
By Jonah Comstock January 16, 2018
Connected thermometers track flu season. Smart thermometer company Kinsa told the New York Times that its flu tracking data is more accurate and more granular than that of the CDC. Kinsa's data -- based on 25,000 readings a day from thermometers in 500,000 households around the country -- suggests that California's flu outbreak is the worst in five years, while the Northeast, including New York...
By Jonah Comstock December 26, 2017
Member engagement was the watch word for health insurers in the fourth quarter, as we saw consumer-facing app launches or related moves from Humana, Anthem, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare. The quarter also saw some big moves from CMS and some interesting developments in the realm of employee wellness. Check out our roundup of Q4 payer news below. If you want to take a look at the whole year, check...
By Jonah Comstock December 18, 2017
Health insurer Cigna announced Friday that it has acquired digital health software-as-a-service company Brighter. Cigna will use the technology and team to develop future member-facing mobile and desktop tools, as well as continuing to run Brighter as a tool for its existing customers. “We’re committed to delivering superior experiences that better connect consumers with high-quality healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock October 6, 2017
Health insurers Cigna and UnitedHealthcare both took the stage in deep dive sessions at the Health 2.0 Fall Conference in Santa Clara, California this week. The two insurers both spoke on the same general theme: what it means to be a customer-centered health insurer in 2017, and how technology can support that vision. “‘Putting the customer at the center of all we do’ is an easy phrase, but for a...
By Jonah Comstock June 16, 2017
Insurance startup Oscar Health announced a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic to offer co-branded insurance plans in northeast Ohio. The deal marks a first for both organizations: Oscar’s first plan in Ohio and Cleveland Clinic’s first foray into the health insurance market. "Together, Cleveland Clinic and Oscar Health intend to offer a different approach, one that breaks down the complexities...
By Heather Mack June 14, 2017
San Francisco-based Omada Health has raised $50 million in new funding, led by commercial partner Cigna. Civilization Ventures and Sanofi Genzyme BioVentures also contributed to the round. Omada last raised money in September 2015, when it took in $48 million. This latest round brings the company’s total funding to $127.5 million. Along with the funding, Cigna will also expand its collaboration...