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By  Laura Lovett 02:38 pm March 3, 2021
In-home care provider DispatchHealth scored a whopping $200 million in Series D financing. Tiger Global led the round with participation from Alta Partners, Echo Health Ventures, Humana, Oak HC/FT and Questa Capital. This investment bumps the company’s valuation to $1.7 billion, making it part of the ever-expanding unicorn club. In June the company closed its $138.5 million Series C funding. WHAT...
By  MobiHealthNews 02:59 pm February 15, 2021
SPAC rumors pan out. Just a few weeks after rumors spread of Sharecare's upcoming merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), the patient-engagement and benefits-navigation platform made it official with an announcement on Friday. Sharecare will be merging with Falcon Capital Acquisition and listing on NASDAQ. The deal is set to be funded through $345 million in cash in trust from...
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By  Dave Muoio 12:17 pm October 23, 2020
Employer mental health benefits provider Lyra Health has inked a strategic partnership with stress and wellness app Calm, the companies announced Tuesday. With the deal, Lyra's customers may choose to offer Calm's app and digital programs to their employees. Existing Lyra members with mild mental health issues such as stress will have the Calm app recommended. It will be available for direct...
By  Dave Muoio 03:18 pm September 4, 2020
Connected-care-device and services company VivaLNK has partnered with healthcare engineering and tech firm Mazzetti to supply pop-up hospitals, clinics and senior centers with patient monitoring tools. These include VivaLNK's wearable vitals sensors and a connected provider platform, which the companies say will help reduce unnecessary disease exposures within these settings. “As the pandemic...
By  Dave Muoio 08:38 am July 29, 2020
Humana has invested $100 million into Heal as part of a new strategic partnership between the two companies. The Series D investment more than doubles Heal's lifetime fundraise, bringing the house call and telehealth platform's lifetime raise to around $170 million. WHAT IT DOES Heal was founded in 2015 as an app that helped users coordinate doctor house calls. Although initially limited to Los...
By  Mallory Hackett 03:06 pm July 1, 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance expanded its partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch a digital platform that will deliver personalized healthcare and shopping offerings. It will give Walgreens and Boots customers the ability to access products and services from its pharmacy and retail businesses wherever and whenever they want. This marks WBA’s second phase of its digital transformation. “At WBA...
By  Dave Muoio 04:11 pm December 11, 2019
Not so fast? Google’s plans to purchase Fitbit will soon be under the US Department of Justice’s lens. According to a New York Post report, the merger raised antitrust flags at both the DOJ and the Federal Trade Commission, with the former federal agency ultimately winning out. The Post’s sources said that both of these agencies are hesitant to allow Google an even greater view into individuals’...
By  Laura Lovett 03:17 pm April 25, 2019
Looking towards the primary care space, yesterday Doctor on Demand and insurer Humana, launched a new virtual care model called, On Hand. Members and employers are able to opt into this new plan, which will let patients access an in-network primary care doctor with no copay. Users will also have access to urgent care providers and behavioral health clinicians.  “By partnering with Doctor On...
By  Dave Muoio 02:05 pm February 15, 2019
Healthcare is often referred to as a “system,” but frequently it’s anything but. A patient being discharged from emergency services might not have the details of their condition shared with a primary care physician, and that patient frequently won’t speak with a provider until their condition has taken a severe turn for the worse. Humana SVP and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roy Beveridge highlighted...
By  Dave Muoio 04:04 pm February 7, 2019
Thanks to a new CMS rule supporting more non-medical support services, Lyft announced today in a blog post that it will be expanding two existing partnerships to bring company’s non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) service to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. The first builds on a roughly 19-month relationships with Blue Cross Blue Shield, and will provide NEMT to certain BCBS MA plans by the...