January 28, 2019
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have launched its first-ever patient-facing app. Called “What’s Covered”, the app will allow people covered by Original Medicare (that is, not Medicare Advantage) to search for particular medical products or procedures and see if they are covered.
The app is easy to use, with no sign-in required. It's part of a broader initiative called eMedicare...
September 18, 2018
Fresh Tri, a healthy behavior app developed through a partnership between neuroscience-focused design firm engagedIN and Walmart, will be rolled out this week for Walmart employees staffing 4,700 retail locations, the two companies announced here at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California.
The app, which has already been tested by thousands of Walmart associates, encourages users to set specific...
September 17, 2018
Focus on Innovation
In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
October 4, 2017
San Francisco-based Amino has added a new cost ratings functionality to its online healthcare marketplace platform. Employers and employees subscribed to the paid version of Amino’s service, Amino Plus, will be able to compare the cost of treatment, surgery, and now chronic care with each nearby provider, and gauge these against the app’s previously implemented care quality ratings.
“Across all 1...
September 27, 2017
Garmin’s upcoming effort to woo younger customers will have the support of some big brands, as the company announced today that its vivofit jr. 2 wearable activity tracker will prominently feature Minnie Mouse, Captain America, and other Disney licensed characters.
“Disney is committed to creating healthier generations, and we’ve worked with Garmin to make healthy living fun with a wearable...
September 20, 2017
Basic health information and advice provided by the Mayo Clinic is now available on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Owners who have downloaded the Mayo Clinic First Aid skill (Amazon’s version of apps) need only voice their concerns to receive answers to dozens of everyday health issues or other self-care instructions.
“Mayo Clinic produces trusted, evidence-based health guidance to empower people...
September 15, 2017
Care1st Health Plan Arizona has launched a pilot program offering Pacify Health’s live video chat app to new and soon-to-be mothers enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program.
The Pacify service, which is also available to consumers on Android and iOS platforms, quickly connects users to lactation consultants, dietitians, and other pregnancy management specialists. The video chat service is now...
September 15, 2017
DreamJay, a San Francisco- and Warsaw, Poland-based sleep app developer, announced today that it has raised $2.3 million in Series A funding. Investors include the Joint Polish Investment Fund (JPIF), Poland’s largest life science venture capital fund, and Nordic Makers, a Swedish fund.
The newly acquired capital will be used to continue development of Nightly, DreamJay’s unreleased app, and...
August 30, 2016
King's Health Partners, an academic science center, and health wearable company Buddi, both UK-based, are testing a combination of a wearable device and a mobile app to help keep at-risk patients from developing Type 2 diabetes. The randomized control trial, which starts next month, will follow 200 patients with prediabetes over the course of a year in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark...