March 17, 2020
Blue Shield of California announced yesterday that it is now waiving out-of-pocket costs for all commercial plan members using Teladoc Health's services until May 31. This includes individual and family plans, as well as those sponsored by an employee.
"As we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, we believe making telemedicine more readily available is the right thing to do," Dr....
November 8, 2019
Virtual reality treatment startup AppliedVR announced a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute that aims to explore whether or not the immersive technology can reduce anxiety among patients with terminal cancer. The phase 1 study will enroll patients from the institute’s designated cancer centers, and could yield a follow-up phase 2 investigation...
September 12, 2018
Consumer health software maker Welltok has made another acquisition, this one a long-time player in the digital and mobile health spaces: Wellpass, the company formed in 2017 from a merger of Sense Health and Voxiva. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Wellpass is a natural extension of the tremendous work we have been doing to enable health entities to activate consumers by targeting and...
August 21, 2018
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio has partnered with Propeller Health to provide sensor-equipped inhaler attachments to plan members with COPD. The rollout will give members access to Propeller’s medication tracker app, while providing an online provider portal for the insurer’s care management team.
“There’s currently no cure for COPD, but much can be done to help consumers treat the...
July 31, 2018
Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) members in Massachusetts now have access to Welltok’s CafeWell platform following a deal between the payer and consumer health software company. The platform, which is targeted at increasing member engagement, will let the NHP reach out to its members through texting, calls, and emails.
"Our collaboration with Welltok reinforces NHP's commitment to outstanding...
April 24, 2018
Florida Blue, one of the largest health insurers in the Sunshine State, has tapped Welltok to create a digital health and wellbeing program for its 5 million members.
The program, called "Better You Strides," is based on Welltok's CaféWell offering. Available online or via a mobile app, it uses data analytics to connect members with applications that address their particular health needs,...
April 4, 2018
Consumer health software service company Welltok just announced it raked in $75 million in Series E2 funding. This round included new investors Future Fund Management Agency, Ziff Davis, NF Trinity Capital (Hong Kong) Limited and ITOCHU Corporation, as well as existing investors.
"We are continuing to invest in product development, expansion in new market segments and integration of other...
February 9, 2018
Patients are used to getting bombarded with communications from their insurance providers. From text messages and emails to phone calls and snail mail, it can be overwhelming for patients to keep track of all the information coming in.
Welltok aims to streamline the communications so members’ inboxes look a little less chaotic. This week, the healthcare software company announced the launch of...
October 11, 2017
Health enterprise software company Welltok has acquired Tea Leaves Health from j2 Global subsidiary Ziff Davis for north of $80.8 million. While the company didn't disclose the amount of the acquisition, CEO Jeff Margolis told MobiHealthNews in an interview that the company was required to file with the FTC under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and that $80.8 million is the HSR reporting threshold....
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...