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By Laura Lovett 02:26 pm March 16, 2020
CVS will be integrating social-care-coordination platform Unite Us into its opioid-focused program "Guardian Angel," which was launched by Aetna in 2018.  The duo will roll out this combined effort first in North Carolina, where case managers will be able to use the Unite Us platform to organize with social services, including housing, food and financial support. By the end of 2020, case managers...
By Laura Lovett 03:37 pm January 22, 2020
The skinny on acquisition news. This morning Providence St. Joseph Health announced that it was acquiring weight management program HMR (Health Management Resources) from Merck. The tech-enabled program offers an app with weight loss resources, group phone coaching and in-person classes. Prior to this acquisition three of HMR’s clinics were inside of Providence facilities, and the organization...
By Laura Lovett 01:51 pm November 20, 2019
Yesterday Propeller Health, maker of digital management tools for patients with respiratory conditions, announced a new deal with CVS, Walmart, Kroger, and Rite Aid, allowing its members to tap into the retail giants’ pharmacy services through the Propeller app.  Propeller is best known for its sensor-enabled inhalers, which can give patients and providers insights about use, symptom triggers and...
By Jonah Comstock 04:10 pm November 7, 2019
In its second earnings call as a public company, Livongo was able to report strong financial and operational numbers and raise its revenue guidance for the year from $7 million to $9.5 million. CEO Zane Burke also shared that the company's diversification beyond diabetes is making progress: more than 20% of the company's estimated value from new partnerships is from non-diabetes business. TOPLINE...
By Laura Lovett 11:21 am August 15, 2019
This morning MyHealthTeams, a social network for chronic care patients, announced exclusively to MobiHealthNews that it landed $9.44 million in Series B funding. This round was led by Belgian pharma giant UCB, who has teamed up with MyHealthTeams on a number of initiatives in the past, notably on creating a spondyloarthritis focused social network.  Adams Street Partners, Qiming US Ventures, CVS...
By Dave Muoio 02:53 pm July 24, 2019
This morning CVS Health and its recently acquired Aetna business announced new initiatives that will work with community organizers, social services and software makers to tackle social and environmental factors affecting individuals’ health. To do so, the company has partnered with Unite Us, maker of care coordination products specifically designed to drive connections between social services...
By Dave Muoio 03:12 pm June 12, 2019
Yesterday, CVS Health unveiled Vendor Benefit Management, a new service that will help CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients roll out and manage third-party health products. As the service is applicable to both digital and non-digital health and wellness products, the company has decided to inaugurate its initiative by announcing Big Health — maker of the CBT-based sleep app...

Dr. Alan Lotvin, EVP and chief technology officer of CVS, presenting at the Attain launch in Boston on January 29.

By Laura Lovett 03:51 pm January 30, 2019
It’s easy to ignore a flu shot reminder email or grab a donut on your way into work, but Attain — a new voluntary wellness rewards program developed in partnership by Apple and Aetna (recently acquired by CVS) — is aiming to curb these behaviors through personalization.  At yesterday’s Attain launch event in Boston, Apple and Aetna executives stressed the importance of both personalization and...
By Dave Muoio 03:35 pm December 17, 2018
CVS Caremark and health data management company Sharecare last week announced the launch of a digital pharmacy savings card for under-covered individuals. Accessed through an app, the Sharecare Rx program will provide discounts on CVS Caremark network drugs as well as search for lower drug prices. The digital card will be accepted at more than 68,000 in-network pharmacies. “Whether treating strep...
By Laura Lovett 04:56 pm November 6, 2018
During the third quarter of 2018, the digital health space has seen a slew of deals with healthcare providers in the US, UK and elsewhere around the world. While telemedicine has continued to be a trend within the provider space, health systems are starting to turn their attention to some of the latest cutting-edge technology, such as voice.  But as these technologies advance, some physicians are...