UnitedHealthcare

By Jonah Comstock 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...
By Heather Mack 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...
By Jonah Comstock 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...
By Jonah Comstock 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. Karen Scott,...
By Aditi Pai 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...
By Brian Dolan September 11, 2015
by Jonah Comstock Telehealth is officially in its heyday. With Teladoc's recent IPO, major recent venture rounds for MDLive, DoctorOnDemand, and a slew of official guidelines out last year from organizations like the American Medical Association, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, it's hard to ignore the fast-growing popularity of virtual doctor visits...
By Aditi Pai August 11, 2015
UnitedHealthcare has added new access options to its Health4Me app for Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries in 17 states. Health4Me, which first launched three years ago for members of employee-sponsored health plans, helps users navigate their health plan. The app offers several features that help users find physicians or pharmacies nearby, check the status of a claim, manage prescriptions, or...
By Aditi Pai April 30, 2015
UnitedHealthcare has announced that it will now cover video visits from Doctor On Demand, American Well's AmWell, and its own Optum's NowClinic, which is a white-labeled American Well offering. The insurance company pointed out that the average price of a video visit is less than $50, and as part of its coverage for the service its members will still be responsible for a portion of that fee...
By Jonah Comstock April 13, 2015
Since Walgreens merged with UK drugstore chain Boots last year, the company has been ramping up its digital strategy and has announced a slew of strategic partnerships with companies like Qualcomm Life, WebMD, MDLive, and PatientsLikeMe. Walgreens President and Walgreens Boots Alliance EVP Alex Gourlay, who transitioned over from Boots in the merger, spoke at HIMSS this week in Chicago about each...
By Aditi Pai April 7, 2015
Minneapolis-based Novu has raised $20 million from SSM Partners and Noro-Moseley Partners for its app-enabled wellness program, which it offers to payors, providers, and employers. “The health care system, to date, has not been successful in moving past a transactional relationship with the consumer, resulting in low rates of engagement and lack of trust,” Novu CEO Tom Wicka said in a statement...