January 4, 2017
It’s been a busy week for Fitbit. The San Francisco-based wearable company announced four different partnerships, three of which are integrations with the Works with Fitbit ecosystem.
Habit, the Campbell’s Soup-backed personalized nutrition startup that uses data from genetic tests and individual’s health and fitness goals to create tailored diet and exercise plans, will now incorporate Fitbit...
January 3, 2017
UnitedHealthcare’s wellness program Motion will soon offer participants the ability to use Fitbit’s Charge 2 to track activity metrics via a customized integration with Motion’s Frequency, Intensity and Tenacity (F.I.T.) program. Using the device, participants can track progress on their daily goals and earn financial incentives that can be applied towards their healthcare plan.
October 31, 2016
AARP Services, a subsidiary of AARP, has launched a new, interactive website designed to address gaps in the caregiving market, from scheduling and telehealth to professional advice.
The CareConnection site, currently in beta, aims to be a central hub for caregivers, and is piloting services from a number of companies that provide resources for caregivers. The idea for the site is based on...
October 6, 2016
GE Healthcare has launched a healthcare accelerator called five.eight to improve health outcomes for the world’s developing economies. So-named for the 5.8 billion people worldwide who lack access to quality, affordable healthcare, the accelerator will look for global health startups with aims to improve healthcare quality and accessibility in places with low resources.
The initial program will...
September 20, 2016
Even though more people than ever are using digital tools to manage their healthcare – from comparison shopping medical service to purchasing insurance – that doesn’t mean they like it, or even fully understand it. In fact, most Americans have a limited knowledge of basic health insurance terms or the cost range for specific medical services.
According to a new poll of 1,011 US adults by...
September 16, 2016
At the Digital Medicine Connect in Boston this week, presenters wrestled with the question of what it would take to spur wider adoption of digital therapies. With Omada CEO Sean Duffy on the panel, it’s not surprising that one common answer — more and better efficacy data — came up. But also, speakers including Vidya Raman-Tangella, head of United Healthcare’s Innovation Center of Excellence and...
August 31, 2016
United Healthcare has made some updates to its Health4Me app to help make wading through health services a little less like a chore and more like spending time on any other mobile app.
The updated Health4Me automatically sends care alerts to UnitedHealthcare plan participants if they are missing important medical treatments or tests. Several updates also help patients better follow treatment...
July 5, 2016
In a deployment with UnitedHealthcare, health coaching startup Vida was able to reduce weight and blood pressure in a group of 1,000 high-BMI patients across three states, the company told MobiHealthNews.
"Over 58 percent of the population has seen weight loss and over 30 percent have lost more than 5 percent of their body weight, which is clinically significant," Vida CEO and Founder Stephanie...
May 16, 2016
UnitedHealthcare has been offering video visits through Doctor on Demand and American Well for nearly six months now, since the start of the year. At a panel at the American Telemedicine Association conference in Minneapolis, representatives from all three companies reported on their experiences with the partnership and also shared some thoughts about the future of telemedicine.
March 1, 2016
UnitedHealthcare has partnered with Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Life to launch a new mobile-enabled wellness program, called UnitedHealthcare Motion. The program is designed for UnitedHealthcare members and their covered spouses who are enrolled in high-deductible health plans.
“UnitedHealthcare Motion brings together wearable technology, telemedicine and wellness incentives to empower employees...