employee wellness

By Dave Muoio 03:33 pm 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...
By Laura Lovett 03:12 pm January 21, 2019
This morning app-enabled behavior change platform Aduro landed $22 million from Boston-based private equity firm Abry Partners. The startup plans to collaborate with the firm to accelerate growth.  What they do Aduro is a wellness platform that teams up with employers and other organizations to motivate members to stay active and healthy. The platform was designed to let users zero in on their...
By Laura Lovett 12:24 pm August 8, 2018
Buying a Fitbit is now cheaper for some Blue Cross Blue Shield members, following a deal between the major payer and wearable company.  The deal gives members special rates on Fitbit devices if they purchase through the Blue365 portal. It will also let employers buy Fitbit devices at a bulk or subsidized rate for their employees. According to the insurer, 60 million members are eligible for the...
Spring Health digital wellness platform connects employees to mental healthcare resources

A screensnap of the digital wellness platform from Spring Health.

By Dave Muoio 09:29 am July 12, 2018
Spring Health, a digital wellness platform that connects employees to mental healthcare resources, has scooped up $6 million in seed funding, bringing the company’s total amount raised to $8 million. The round was led by Rethink Impact with additional participation from Work-Bench, BBG Ventures, and The Partnership Fund for New York City, as well as returning investors RRE Ventures and William K...
By Dave Muoio 04:06 pm May 7, 2018
Today at HLTH: The Future of Healthcare Conference, San Francisco-based Vida Health announced an update to its digital health coaching platform for enterprises that is specifically designed to target comorbidities, as well as the launch of two separate offerings with a specific focus on diabetes and behavioral health treatment. The first of these announcements is an attempt by the company to...
By Laura Lovett 12:31 pm April 27, 2018
A new digital health survey released by Castlight Health showed that while both employers and employees are enthusiastic about the future of digital health, there is a gap between what tech is being provided by employers and what the employees actually want.  Employers surveyed reported that employee assistance programs, smoking cessation programs, and health risk assessment were among the most...
By Dave Muoio 10:03 am 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...
By Jonah Comstock 03:12 pm February 19, 2018
Last week, Fitbit announced that it was acquiring Twine Health for an undisclosed sum. The news came as a surprise to many who still think of Fitbit as primarily a consumer-facing wearable device company. But an increasingly large slice of Fitbit is Fitbit Health Solutions, the company’s employee wellness business. And for Fitbit Health Solutions, Twine Health — which itself pivoted toward the...
By Jonah Comstock 01:53 pm February 12, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated Provata's 2016 revenue. Merck subsidiary StayWell, which offers a preventative health platform for employers, health plans, and health systems, has acquired Provata Health for an undisclosed sum. Provata Health makes a digital health platform for employee wellness, which includes a chronic disease management program incorporating a...
By Dave Muoio 04:34 pm February 6, 2018
Wellness program technology firm Vitality Group today announced the launch of its Gateway program, a series of partnerships that brings digital chronic care, mental health care, and other wellness offerings to its US corporate membership. Through the program, employee members will gain access to seven health companies’ offerings: Vida Health, a digital chronic care coaching company; Headspace, a...