Solera Health

By Laura Lovett March 29, 2019
Solera Health, a digital platform that offers a marketplace for benefits and chronic disease management programs, announced that it is teaming up with Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute on a new program that will focus on social determinants of health.  The plan is for Solera Health to work with BCBS and tailor its platform to link people up with community-based providers and other resources that...
By Jonah Comstock March 14, 2019
Virta Health, the company that controversially claims to reverse Type 2 diabetes using a combination of diet and digitally-powered management efforts, has hired a big name in the digital health space as its new head of commercial: Derek Newell, who served as CEO of Jiff prior to its acquisition by Castlight. Newell stayed on with Castlight as president for a little over a year, according to his...
By Dave Muoio March 6, 2019
Fitbit’s busy morning may have been headlined by news of its latest consumer devices, but lately the wearables company has also had plenty to say on its inroads with health plans, clinical researchers and large employers. In fact, the company devoted a substantial portion of its press event yesterday to its ever-growing health services operations and a new deal involving Solera Health’s...
By Laura Lovett January 10, 2019
Solera Health has tapped Dr. Andrey Ostovsky to fill the role as next chief medical officer and vice president of behavioral health. Ostovsky previously served as the chief medical officer of the US Medicaid Program.  “Over the past 12 months I’ve witnessed firsthand Solera’s incredible growth trajectory and the market’s validation of the company’s integrated network,” Ostrovsky said in a...
By Dave Muoio May 29, 2018
Telemedicine company SnapMD will provide its Virtual Care Management platform to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Member Advantage Program, according to SnapMD. With this, the organization’s 66,000 US pediatricians, surgeons, and specialists will be able to conduct virtual visits as a complement to normal in-person care. "This new Member Advantage Program directly addresses concerns cited by...
By Laura Lovett April 3, 2018
Innovators compete. Ascensia Diabetes Care has announced the six finalists in its innovation competition, which is aimed at finding digital platforms to support Type 2 diabetes management. The competition included 116 submissions from North America, Asia, and Europe. The six finalists are: Foodient by Whisk, an artificial intelligence-powered dietary app that connects to large grocery retailers,...
By Jonah Comstock September 26, 2017
Last week, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma revealed — in a Wall Street Journal editorial and an informal request for information (RFI) — that CMS would be heading in a “new direction” with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Primarily, Verma’s CMS seems interested in dropping the mandatory adoption of new payment methods in favor of a...
By Jonah Comstock September 21, 2017
Health enterprise software company Welltok has hired a new chief financial officer. Chris Power previously served as CFO at a number of companies including Paycor and LifeLock, both of which are software as a service companies. “Chris is an exceptional leader who brings tremendous financial depth and operating know-how to our fast-growing organization,” Jeff Margolis, chairman and CEO of Welltok...
By Jonah Comstock July 12, 2017
Solera Health, the Phoenix-based company that has created a marketplace for digital and in-person diabetes prevention programs, has raised $18.3 million in a round led by Adams Street Partners, with additional participation from Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners, Sandbox Industries and SJF Ventures. The round, Solera's largest to date, brings its total funding to $30.3 million. Solera makes...
By Jonah Comstock June 28, 2017
PureTech Health subsidiary Akili Labs, which is working with pharma companies on health-oriented games like Project Evo, a video game for assessing and treating ADHD, has added some big names to its executive board. Former Cubist Pharmaceuticals CEO Robert J. Perez will move from advisor to executive chairman of Akili, while former DreamWorks Interactive CEO Glenn Entis, and former Chief Game...