June 19, 2019
Digital chronic condition management company Vida Health has raised $30 million in a strategic Series C round.
Contributors to the round included Florida Blue parent company GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, telemedicine giant Teladoc Health and Workday Ventures, the investment arm of enterprise cloud software company Workday, all of which also announced new partnerships or integrations with...
March 18, 2019
Over the last week, San Francisco-based Vida Health’s consumer and member digital health coaching programs have seen the rollout of a personalized behavior recommendation and reminder tool powered by machine learning. In addition, the company is announcing later today a new coaching program focused on healthy sleeping, both as a standalone offering and as a module supporting its other services...
February 13, 2018
This morning wearable giant Fitbit announced that it will be acquiring healthcare coaching platform Twine Health for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition takes Fitbit more solidly into the healthcare space than it has been up until now.
The Twine platform aims to help users manage chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension by using artificial intelligence technology and creating a way for...
February 6, 2018
Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts has launched a new app-based initiative to try to keep patients from coming back to the hospital’s cardiology department. The hospital has teamed up with Twine Health to launch a program that virtually connects patients with a health coach who helps them stick to their goals.
“I’ve been a cardiologist for 10 years and in my clinic I’m always frustrated...
December 11, 2017
Workplace wellness program company Provant will be adopting Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Twine Health’s AI-assisted health coaching platform for its employee health programs, the companies announced today.
“We’re always looking at ways to better engage our members and help them understand their health risks, and reinforce information that makes them aware and constantly working on their health...
November 21, 2017
San Francisco health startup Ginger.io went public today with a major pivot that the company has been undergoing over the last year and a half. While the startup began life as a passive monitoring company that sold its artificial intelligence technology to hospitals, it has reinvented itself as a healthcare provider in its own right, offering a full service online and app-based mental healthcare...
July 26, 2017
San Francisco-based digital health coaching startup Vida Health has demonstrated in the past that it’s effective at helping people lose weight, but The Journal of Internet Medicine recently published a study from the University of California San Francisco that quantifies this efficacy.
Almost 29 percent of participants lost an average of 9.5 percent of their body weight; 86 percent of those with...
October 10, 2016
Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City has agreed to work with startup Kaigo Health to provide its patients with an app that combines personal health coaching, chronic disease management, and telehealth. Mount Sinai will roll out the technology for patients in its OB-GYN, maternal health, cancer and urology departments to begin with, with other parts of the hospital to follow.
Kaigo Health hires...
June 30, 2016
Anthem Blue Cross, a BCBS plan that covers the state of California, is the first of several Anthem payers nationwide to launch a pilot with Kurbo Health to use its app and online coaching to help treat childhood obesity. The initial pilot includes 100 young patients. Anthem is also working with San Benito Medical Associates, a local provider in the California county with the highest incidence of...