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Consumers Expand Their Definition of Well-Being to Include Food-As-Medicine

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Viewing food-as-medicine is going mainstream for health consumers, who look beyond the “medicine” in that phrase toward a broader concept of personal well-being. This is the theme of a new report from the FMI Foundation called The Power of Health and Well-Being in Food Retail.

How a Razor Bolsters Health, Wellness and Love for Caregiving

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The post How a Razor Bolsters Health, Wellness and Love for Caregiving appeared first on HealthPopuli.com. The market for caregiving is growing and the business community has, finally, begun to pay attention.

IKEA Garners the Top Health & Wellness Award at Cannes Lions 2019 – the Expanding Health/Care Ecosystem

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Shaheed also led the Health & Wellness jury at Cannes Lions 2019, the mission of which is to, in the words of the award’s portal, “celebrate creativity for personal wellbeing.” So back to the Grand Prix award for Health & Wellness.

Good Coffee + Engaging Design + Banking = Financial Wellness

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Financial stress breeds ill health, and financial wellness feeds into wellness and vitality. The post Good Coffee + Engaging Design + Banking = Financial Wellness appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

The New Employer Wellness Lens Includes Mental Health, Telehealth and Women’s Health

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Four in five medium, large and jumbo companies expect their spending on health and wellness programs will increase over the next three years. The post The New Employer Wellness Lens Includes Mental Health, Telehealth and Women’s Health appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

AIA and Singtel collaborate to drive wellness in Singapore

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AIA, the largest public listed pan-Asian life insurance group and Singtel, the largest mobile network operator in Singapore, yesterday announced a partnership to promote consumer wellness.

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Pain relief health tech startup Oska Wellness lands $5.5M

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The new money will be put towards sales, marketing and distribution efforts. It will also be used to help develop the company's product line

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Canadian wellness incentive app Carrot Rewards shuts its doors

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The service's million-plus registered users will retain any reward points processed prior to the shutdown

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How well-designed tech can help medical professionals avoid burnout

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Right now, technology is diminishing clinician and patient experience. It could and should be improving them

Cleveland Clinic, American Well launch new joint venture called The Clinic

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The new system will allow users to access Cleveland Clinic proivders while tapping into American Well's telehealth system.

Startup highlighting local wellness events, services closes funding round, partners with MINDBODY

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Fitt provides health and fitness coverage or recommendations for 31 cities, and is looking to move into class registrations and bookings as well

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Care, wellness robotics company Embodied collects $22M

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Pasadena, California-based Embodied announced today it has raised $22 million in Series A funding to support its AI and robotics platforms for improved care and wellness.

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Apple, Aetna collaborating on new Watch-driven wellness rewards program

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The Attain program will combine members' health record data with activity tracking to offer personalized goals, with rewards that include the Apple Watch itself

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UnitedHealthcare offering Apple Watches to employee wellness plan members

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First announced in March, the program allows participants to pay off the device's cost by meeting daily fitness goals.

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American Well's new video app to integrate with Epic's EHR

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Aviliable within Epic's App Orchard, the app lets patients schedule and access virtual visits.

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American Well launches new acute care telemedicine cart for virtual specialist care

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The American Well 760 Cart will be able to run on American Well's software or an existing Cisco infrastructure.

Personalized wellness company Arivale shuts down consumer operations

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The fate of the company's recently-announced research partnerships is unclear

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John Hancock incentivizes members with Vitality wellness program

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John Hancock will expand its Vitality offerings so that all members will have access to Vitality Go or Vitality Plus.

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Epic adds American Well telehealth app to its App Orchard

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The American Well Telehealth app is now available in Epic's App Orchard, offering clinicians the ability do video visits and virtual consults within the electronic health record.

UnitedHealthcare adds Apple Watch to Motion employee wellness program

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UnitedHealthcare has added a new wearable to its Motion employee wellness program. Starting in July, in addition to the Fitbit, Garmin, and Samsung devices, employees in the program will be able to use Apple Watches

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Two-Thirds of Americans Say Healthcare Doesn’t Work Well, in RealClear Politics Poll

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Fully two-thirds of Americans say the health care system isn’t work well, at best; at worst, the system is broken, needing an entirely new approach, shown in the poll’s data in the second chart. Only 4% of people say American health care is “working well.”

The True Costs of Diabetes Go Well Beyond the Wallet

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Diabetes impacts peoples’ leisure-time activities — that would be “fun” — as well, with nearly one-half of PwD having to miss a planned outing or other personal event due to diabetes.

Philips adds American Well telemedicine into uGrow baby-tracking app

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Telemedicine company American Well and health technology company Royal Philips anounced back in January that they would partner to integrate American Well's virtual care capabilites into Philips' consumer and professional digital health products.

Meta-analysis: Robopets can reduce loneliness, increase wellness among seniors who engage with them

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Data from 19 studies suggest emotional benefits for those living in homes, but stress that the simulated pets won't be accepted by every senior

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Blockchain technology to expand in Hawaii following Timicoin, First Vitals Health and Wellness partnership

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Timicoin and First Vitals Health and Wellness plan will use blockchain to aggregate data from EHRs in Hawaii.

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UnitedHealthcare, Fitbit, and Castlight share secrets to workplace wellness success

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Employee wellness is not a new idea, but new ideas from digital health companies like Castlight Health and Fitbit, as well as incumbents like UnitedHealthcare, are reimagining and reinvigorating the space

American Well acquires Avizia, plans to expand acute care services

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This morning telehealth company American Well announced that it will be acquiring fellow telemedicine company Avizia in late Q2 for an undisclosed sum.

Re-Tweeting Sanofi’s Tweet: Inclusion Matters for Health, Wellness, and the Body Politic

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The post Re-Tweeting Sanofi’s Tweet: Inclusion Matters for Health, Wellness, and the Body Politic appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

Employee wellness platforms Virgin Pulse, RedBrick Health to merge

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This morning, the employee wellness and health engagement platforms Virgin Pulse and RedBrick Health announced that they are merging under the Virgin Pulse name.

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French pharmacy group to launch in-store digital wellness coaching

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Customers will be guided through health consultations on the Yiango platform via an iPad and offered food supplements

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Study: Wellness programs show limited clinical results

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A new study published in JAMA shows that there is little evidence that employee wellness programs are in fact improving employee health and productivity

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FDA releases revised draft guidance on CDS software, final guidelines on ‘device’ definitions for software such as wellness apps

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The new guidances are intended to provide clarity on which products are or are not subject to regulatory enforcement, and to bring the agency’s efforts into compliance with provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act

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Digital employee wellness service Spring Health brings in $6M

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Spring Health, a digital wellness platform that connects employees to mental healthcare resources, has scooped up $6 million in seed funding, bringing the company’s total amount raised to $8 million.

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CMS launching demonstration for wellness programs in individual market

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The Trump administration will allow 10 states to participate in a demonstration that will offer new flexibility to provide wellness programs in their individual market

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“Telehealth is a digital distribution channel for health care” – catching up with Roy Schoenberg, President and CEO of American Well

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Ten years ago, two brothers, physicians both, started up a telemedicine company called American Well. chat with Roy Schoenberg, American Well President and CEO. The company works with virtually every major payer-player, and 45 Blue Cross Blue Shield plans as well.

Amazon rumored to start Alexa-focused 'health & wellness' team

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After Amazon inked a deal with JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway to focus on employee health in January, it was clear the tech giant would be investigating the healthcare arena

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B-Secur gets €4.7M to develop ECG algorithms for security as well as health

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The company's technology could be incorporated into steering wheels, wearables and more

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Fitbit expands upon health, wellness partnerships, announces expanded support for Solera DPPs

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Executives of the wearable maker gave a breakdown yesterday of the thousands of ongoing projects with clinical, research and employer business partners

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American Well scores $290, with possibility of more to come

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Boston-based telemedicine giant American Well has recently filed an SEC document revealing that the company raised $290 million in funding. According to the document, which was filed on June 29, the company is looking to raise up to $314.7 million within this funding round.

Cleveland Clinic, American Well launching new joint venture telehealth company

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Cleveland Clinic and telehealth company American Well are launching a Cleveland-based joint venture telehealth company.