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By Laura Lovett July 31, 2018
With hundreds of digital vendors to chose from, figuring out the best way to provide quality care and wellness platforms to employees can be a difficult task for employers. Some companies are looking towards the most cutting edge apps, while others are seeking more traditional routes like implementing a telemedicine program. But as more companies dip their toes into the digital waters employers...
By Jonah Comstock July 31, 2018
This story has been updated with some additional information about the layoffs. Wal-Mart has decided to part ways with Castlight Health at the conclusion of its current contract rather than migrate over to Castlight Complete, the company's new platform designed to bring the consumer-facing care navigation tools it rolled out with Anthem Engage out to non-Anthem customers. On the company's second...
By Laura Lovett 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...
By Dave Muoio July 26, 2018
San Francisco-based Lantern — a web and mobile platform offering cognitive behavioral therapy and mental health coaching to consumers, employers, and payers — will be laying off the majority of its staff as the company moves to taper its current commercial arrangements, CEO and cofounder Alejandro Foung told Babyforyou.net.ua. While a small handful of the team will remain on board to pursue new...
By Dave Muoio July 23, 2018
Anthem plan members who own a Samsung Galaxy device are now able to use American Well’s LiveHealth Online telehealth service through the Samsung Health app, the companies announced today. LiveHealth Online facilitates video consultations with US-based, board certified providers who can diagnose users’ non-emergency medical conditions and submit a prescription if necessary. The service is...
Consumerism tips for healthcare
By Jeff Lagasse July 19, 2018
Healthcare organizations aren't making significant strides in adapting to consumerism, even despite increasing demand, competition for patient loyalty and plenty of lip service to the idea.  That's true across the range of hospitals, payers and pharmaceutical companies, according to new research by branding and marketing consultancy specialist Prophet. Along with identifying the problem, Prophet...
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By Leontina Postelnicu July 18, 2018
London-based health tech start-up Digital Surgery has announced this week that it has developed and demonstrated a groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence (AI) system to guide surgical teams in the operating room (OR). The innovation is said to be paving the way for how AI and associated technologies will help clinicians deliver ‘safer surgeries’ in the future, according to Dr Jean Nehme, Digital...
By Dave Muoio July 18, 2018
Centivo, a self-funded health plan supported by a digital platform, has brought in $34 million in a Series A funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures, the company announced today. Other backers include F-Prime Capital Partners, Maverick Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Ingleside Investors, Rand Capital, Grand Central Tech Ventures, Oxeon Investments, and individual investors including Jim...
By Dave Muoio July 16, 2018
To expand beyond the small- and mid-size employer market, digital physical therapy, telehealth, and patient engagement platform Physitrack has launched two new enterprise-focused offerings for new or current customers. The first of these, called PhysiApp 2.0, is a revamp of the company’s patient-facing physical therapy app that is better suited for long-term treatment and guided patient education...
Executives meeting.
By Leontina Postelnicu July 16, 2018
During the next three years, £37.5m will be invested in a new Digital Innovation Hub programme aiming to unlock the value of health data resources in an effort to address Britain's 'biggest health challenges'. The vision for the ‘industry friendly’ hubs connecting data from GP practices, hospitals, social and community care, along with genetic, biomedical and other datasets, covering regions of...