December 18, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia-based health kiosk company SoloHealth raised $4.3 million in equity and securities, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $25.8 million.
Existing investors include WellPoint, Novartis, Dell, and Coinstar. Walter Huff, founder and former chairman of a medical information systems firm acquired by McKesson, called HBO & Company, has also...
September 24, 2014
Safeway Health president Dr. Kent Bradley believes healthcare data has arrived. The challenge now for stakeholders, especially employers, is to figure out how to use that data meaningfully.
Safeway Health entered the health market in an unusual way. In 2010, the grocery store chain Safeway was getting so much attention for its novel approaches to employee wellness that the company spun off...
September 11, 2014
Health gaming corporate wellness platform Keas raised $7.4 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to date to at least $32.9 million. Previous investors in the company include Atlantic Ventures and Ignition Partners. Keas was co-founded by the original Google Health chief Adam Bosworth.
Keas' corporate wellness program offers users a social health and wellness...
August 26, 2014
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has added a mobile and online offering, called OneHealth, to bolster its mental health and behavioral health programs. OneHealth offers members 24/7 structured peer support, education and tools to aide in the recovery from substance abuse, according to the health insurance company. The program uses social media and real-time tracking to monitor emotional...
February 11, 2014
Employee health and wellness platform Keas announced new customers this morning including Target, Wix, Safeway and American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings.
Existing Keas customers include Pfizer, Salesforce, Reed Elsevier, The Cheesecake Factory, and BAE Systems.
Target is offering the Keas platform to all employees, not just those who are eligible for the company's healthcare benefits. Target...
April 3, 2013
OneHealth Solutions, a web and mobile platform geared at employee behavior change, announced a $9 million second round of funding from existing investor Lemhi Ventures. The money will go to expanding the service and supporting the added accounts of a number of recently added partners and customers. Since January, the company has inked deals with healthcare company Cenpatico, healthcare management...
June 15, 2010
Castlight launches with $60 million: Lots of buzz this week about Castlight Health, an online healthcare price-compare service has raised $60 milllion in funding, some of which came from Cleveland Clinic. The startups founders include Relay Health founder Giovanni Colella and athenahealth co-founder Todd Park, who left Castlight to join the Obama Administration. Grocery store chain, Safeway is...
October 22, 2009
Some estimates peg about 50 percent of health care problems on bad genetics or accidents, the Director of the Connected Health Center, Dr. Joseph Kvedar noted during his closing remarks at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston on Wednesday.
"Those are the types of patients that politicians [love to point to] and ask providers: Why would you want to deny that patient care? The other 50 percent...
October 16, 2009
According to a report in the Washington Post, a bill recently passed by the Senate Finance and Health Committees, includes a provision that more than doubles the potential rewards and penalties that employers can use to incentivize or motivate employees to lose weight, lower cholesterol, stop smoking or lower their BMI.
"A single employee whose annual premiums cost him and his employer the...
October 7, 2009
Grocery store chain Safeway gives employees discounts on their health insurance for having certain body mass indexes, quitting smoking, controlling hypertension or lowering their cholesterol, according to a report from National Public Radio this week. Safeway CEO Steve Burd told the radio network that his company's employees receive a discount on their health insurance if they have a body mass...