Former Haven CEO Dr. Atul Gawande (Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Geisinger)
January 4, 2021
Haven, the high-profile joint venture from Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, is officially calling it quits after a nearly three-year run.
The company had sought to leverage each of the three business' strengths to devise a new model for employee health coverage and access to care, but launched relatively few projects and shed a number of key employees near the end of its lifetime....
July 14, 2020
Amazon continues making moves in their employee health space, today announcing the launch of a pilot program with Crossover Health that will give its local employees access to local health centers.
The pilot will start in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and will be opened to Amazon employees and their families. Employees can visit the centers for primary care, chronic care, prescription medications...
February 19, 2020
Amazon employees and their families living in Seattle will now have access to tech-enabled Amazon Care, CNBC first reported. This comes roughly five months after the news emerged that the company was planning this rollout.
Like many services on the market, the tech giant will be offering face-to-face and virtual care options.
Patients will be able to access care through multiple channels...
October 22, 2019
Mountain View, California-based Beddr is taking aim at the employer market. The sleep health company announced this morning the launch of a new program that provides employees with a sleep tracking device, weekly coaching and referrals to experts.
“Beddr’s program helps people who have a combination of physiological, psychological and lifestyle causes of their chronic sleep issues,” Michael Kisch...
August 9, 2018
San Francisco-based Hinge Health, which makes a digital health platform for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, has raised $26 million in a Series B round led by Insight Venture Partners. Existing investor Atomico also contributed, increasing its stake in the company. This brings the company’s total funding to $36 million.
“There’s been a lot of enthusiasm for the Hinge Health product,” CEO Dan...
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July 31, 2018
With hundreds of digital vendors to chose from, figuring out the best way to provide quality care and wellness platforms to employees can be a difficult task for employers. Some companies are looking towards the most cutting edge apps, while others are seeking more traditional routes like implementing a telemedicine program. But as more companies dip their toes into the digital waters employers...
February 27, 2018
Apple will launch a group of internal health centers alongside a push to improve the health and wellness of its employees. The major consumer tech company quietly published a webpage for the program, called AC Wellness Network, which includes a description of the company’s goals as well as information about a number of open positions.
“AC Wellness Network believes that having trusting, accessible...
September 17, 2014
Dallas, Texas-based employee wellness company Viverae has acquired behavioral health company OneHealth for an undisclosed sum. Viverae counts 300 clients in various industries throughout the US that use its health management programs. OneHealth's offerings will bolster Viverae's by allowing users to anonymously support each others' emotional and physical health.
OneHealth offers members 24/7...
August 19, 2013
A recently published study from Finland, conducted in 2008, shows Web- and mobile-based health interventions for employees can be effective, but face challenges when it comes to employees actually using the technology over time.
In a study published last month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, a team from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland looked at 114 employees who were...