September 19, 2018
Fitbit on Wednesday announced Fitbit Care. Born directly from its acquisition of Twine Health earlier this year, Fitbit Care is a connected health platform for health plans, employers, and health systems.
Utilizing Fitbit’s wearable devices, Fitbit Care combined health coaching and virtual care to help improve disease management and prevention by leveraging Twine’s health coaching services.
April 30, 2018
Fitbit and Google have entered a partnership focused on better leveraging wearables and cloud-based technologies for digital health, the companies announced this morning. The effort will be largely focused on refining EHRs to give medical practitioners a comprehensive look into a patient’s health during treatment, according to a statement from Fitbit.
“Over the past decade, we have built an...
February 19, 2018
Last week, Fitbit announced that it was acquiring Twine Health for an undisclosed sum. The news came as a surprise to many who still think of Fitbit as primarily a consumer-facing wearable device company. But an increasingly large slice of Fitbit is Fitbit Health Solutions, the company’s employee wellness business. And for Fitbit Health Solutions, Twine Health — which itself pivoted toward the...
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...
May 2, 2017
Twine Health, which offers software to manage coaching programs for wellness and disease management, has had some pretty robust efficacy data over the years. For instance, a hypertension trial saw a decrease in systolic blood pressure from 26.3 mm Hg to 16.0 mm Hg, and a diabetes trial saw an average 3.2 drop in HbA1C with Twine’s coaching, compared to a 1.0 drop for a control group.
September 19, 2016
Can the success of digital health coaching apps like Twine Health and WellDoc be ported over to the clinical trial space? According to Joris Van Dam, a strategic projects leader in pharmaceutical development at Novartis, it can and it should. Van Dam spoke at the Mobile in Clinical Trials event today, put on by The Conference Forum.
"The use [of coaching in clinical trials] is a natural fit," he...
December 7, 2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Twine Health has raised $6.75 million from Khosla Ventures, Provenance Venture Forum, and Tower Capital Partners for its chronic condition health coaching offering. Notably, Vinod Khosla led Khosla Ventures' investment personally.
Twine Health has developed a health coaching system designed for providers working in various care settings, including primary care, on-...
February 10, 2015
A new report from Chilmark Research shows that the state of affairs in patient engagement is best summed up by the overused paraphrase of the William Gibson quote: The future is here, it's just not very widely distributed.
After speaking to about a dozen healthcare vendors and their customers, report author Naveen Rao found that for any given patient engagement technology, outside of the most...