June 10, 2020
The healthcare startup market has always had the unique challenge of selling its innovations almost exclusively to major businesses. Although recent years have seen a rise in digital health offerings focused on patient satisfaction, if not on selling their product directly to the consumer, the reality of the industry is that insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, large employers, health systems,...
May 14, 2020
Consumer health company Welltok announced today that it will be including remote condition management programs from four new digital health services as part of its Connect Partner program. These four offerings include a Type 2 diabetes reversal program from Virta Health, a gut health program from Vivante Health, a telemedicine treatment program for addiction from Workit Health and a dietitian-...
May 11, 2020
This morning, chronic-condition-management startup inHealth named digital health veteran Harry Kim as its next CEO and executive chairman. The company’s current CEO and original cofounder Aubrey Jenkins will move into a new role as president of the company.
“The healthcare professionals delivering care every day are front line warriors and heroes. In the fight to improve people’s health, we need...
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...