July 29, 2020
A retrospective analysis of more than 2,000 Livongo Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) participants found an average weight loss of 5.1% from baseline after 12 months, and 6.6% among those who designated as high engagers.
The study, conducted by Livongo and published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, honed in on the relationships between specific program behaviors and program engagement...
January 23, 2020
Employer health tech company Virgin Pulse has its eyes set on the diabetes space with the recent acquisition of digital therapeutic Blue Mesa Health, best known for its diabetes prevention program Transform. The financial details of the deal were not released.
Following the announcement, Blue Mesa Health’s technology will now be rolled into a new offering called Virgin Pulse Transform. The...
January 22, 2020
With an eye on prevention, chronic care management startup Lark Health revealed exclusively to MobiHealthNews that it is launching a new AI-enabled program targeted at keeping at-risk patients healthy.
Dubbed Lark Prevention, the tool was created to help guide Lark Health's members through behavioral coaching to address weight management, smoking cessation, stress and overall general health....
August 14, 2019
This morning Solera Health, a digital marketplace for benefits and chronic disease management programs, is offering a new Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in American Sign Language (ASL) to people in the Kansas City area.
The program, created by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, will service adults living with hearing impairments in the region who are covered by a local...
August 17, 2016
California residents under Anthem Blue Cross are now able to have video visits with a Spanish-speaking doctor for non-emergency needs through a partnership with LiveHealth Online, a telemedicine company that offers its service, Cuidado Medico, to both members and non-members of Anthem.
“We all know how important it is to talk to a doctor in the language in which you’re most comfortable,” Anthem...
January 7, 2014
UnitedHealthcare announced at CES that the company is launching an online appointment booking system for UnitedHealthgroup members. The system, which is called myEasyBook, will allow users of high-deductible healthcare plans (such as those linked to Health Savings Accounts or Health Reimbursement Accounts) to go online and compare the costs of different available providers in their network.
March 22, 2013
Omada Health, developer of Prevent, an online and mobile diabetes prevention program, has locked up a $4.7 million, Series A venture financing package. U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) led this round of financing, with the help of the Vertical Group, Founder Collective, NEA, TriplePoint Capital, Kapor Capital and unspecified angel investors, Omada says.
The cash infusion will allow Omada to expand...
January 24, 2013
One thread MobiHealthNews has been following since 2010 is the changing role of the payer in digital health. The buzz at the mHealth Summit suggested that 2013 could be a big year for payers taking on more proactive, preventative measures to reduce their own costs and improve the health of their clients.
Health insurer and self-styled "global health services company" Cigna has announced a...
December 11, 2012
During last week's mHealth Summit, MobiHealthNews wrote about the relative slowness of rigorous efficacy data collection, compared to the speed of mobile development. One way to sidestep this problem is to work the other way around - to start with existing, reputable data, and build an online service that leverages it.
That's the process that led to Omada Health's diabetes prevention program,...