April 9, 2020
Even before the current crisis, connected technology and the Internet of Health Things were growing in prominence and adoption. Now, spurred on by people’s efforts to stay at home as much as possible, this technology is even more important.
But as health information and health data move into the homes and into consumers’ personal devices, concerns about privacy and security are giving pause...
March 17, 2020
Ralf-Gordon Jahns [pictured on the right] is the managing director of market analyst and strategy consultancy company Research2Guidance. Since 2008, he strategically advises healthcare companies and startups to better understand the value of adopting digital innovations. Prior to founding Research2Guidance, Ralf was a member of the leadership team of Capgemini Telecom Media & Networks...
Above photo: Suci Arumsari (Co-founder & Director Alodokter) & Nathanael Faibis (Co-founder & CEO Alodokter).
October 16, 2019
Indonesia-based healthcare superapp Alodokter announced that it has raised a $33M Series C funding led by Sequis Life and with participation from Philips, Heritas Capital, Hera Capital, Dayli Partners and others. Existing investors Softbank Ventures Asia and Golden Gate Ventures also participated in the round. The startup was founded in 2014 by Suci Arumsari (Co-founder & Director Alodokter...
May 15, 2019
Industry disruption by digital players is a major threat to the health insurance industry, but insurers themselves seem to be more dazzled by the oncoming glare than galvanised behind comprehensive strategies and best-practice development frameworks for digitising their businesses.
While there is a general cohesion around CRM and the customer experience, the deeper benefits of digitisation –...
August 31, 2017
GetInsured, a Mountain View, California-based company that makes web tools for easy insurance enrollment, has acquired ACAExpress (and its sister brand Benefit Geek) which work with insurance brokers to facilitate enrollments under the Affordable Care Act. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"ACAExpress has proven technology with astounding traction in the marketplace,” Chini Krishnan,...
August 22, 2017
Stride Health, a company that provides benefits for independent workers, has raised $23.5 million in a Series B financing round led by F-Prime Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors Venrock and New Enterprise Associates -- as well as new investors, including Portag3 Ventures.
The additional capital will fuel the expansion of Stride Health’s benefits offerings, with an eye...
August 24, 2016
Private health insurance company Oscar, which caught on quickly with individuals due to its tech-savvy image and simplified online offerings, has pulled out of two markets. As of this week, the firm will no longer offer individual market plans through the Affordable Care Act in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and in New Jersey beginning January 1, 2017.
Citing “uncertainties in those two markets” that...
July 15, 2016
As we do every quarter, MobiHealthNews has rounded up our Q2 2016 coverage into a handful of longform stories. This section is on payer-related digital health news.
CMS and other government payer-related digital health news from Q2
The Center for Medicaid Services announced a new expanded initiative for bringing value-based repayment to primary care. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)...
April 14, 2016
As we do every quarter, MobiHealthNews has rounded up our Q1 2016 coverage into a handful of longform stories. This section is on payer-related digital health news. Skip ahead using these links to read Q1 roundups focused on providers, pharma, M&A and funding.
HS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced at the tail end of the quarter that Medicare will cover the Diabetes Prevention...
January 20, 2016
Oscar is raising another round of at least $150 million that could raise its valuation to $3 billion, according to a report over at Fortune. Fidelity is the lead investor, Fortune is reporting.
A digital-saavy upstart health insurer, Oscar has already raised $365 million, including a $32.5 million investment from Google Capital last fall and a $145 million round last spring from Peter Thiel and...