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

Health Populi

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.

Good Coffee + Engaging Design + Banking = Financial Wellness

Health Populi

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.

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

Mobi Health News

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

Health Populi

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.

The True Costs of Diabetes Go Well Beyond the Wallet

Health Populi

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.

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

Health Populi

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

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

Mobi Health News

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

Enhancing Student Wellness through School-Based Telemedicine

Telehealth Blog

The targeted programs – behavioral health, obesity reduction and prevention, and oral health – were designed to enhance the clinical and educational services offered by using telehealth to provide on-the-spot care as well as distance education.”

Exercise and Your Mental Well-Being

Iris Telehealth

Growing up, I’ve always enjoyed partaking in physical activity, but I never truly understood what it meant to my mental health and well-being.

Care, wellness robotics company Embodied collects $22M

Mobi Health News

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

Mobi Health News

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

Mobi Health News

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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HIStalk Interviews Guillaume de Zwirek, CEO, Well Health

HIStalk Interviews

Guillaume de Zwirek is founder and CEO of Well Health of Santa Barbara, CA. I founded Well almost precisely four years ago. Well helps patients and administrators break free of antiquated communication practices. We were successful, but even if we hadn’t been and we had learned those lessons, it would have been time well spent and we wouldn’t have been stuck in this endless pilot phase.

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A Portal’s Contribution to Your Company’s Financial Wellness

Health Portal Solutions

Financial wellness is a buzz word often used to describe an individual’s financial health – how well one is earning money and saving it. However, financial wellness is also a key metric for healthcare payers.

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John Hancock incentivizes members with Vitality wellness program

Mobi Health News

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

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UnitedHealthcare adds Apple Watch to Motion employee wellness program

Mobi Health News

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

Mobi Health News

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

Philips adds American Well telemedicine into uGrow baby-tracking app

Mobi Health News

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.

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

Mobi Health News

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

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

Mobi Health News

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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Voice First: Speaking Up about Health and Wellness

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Voice First is changing health and wellness offerings today. But there are experiments and pilots for using Voice First technologies for health and wellness applications.

American Well debuts next-gen telemedicine cart, partners with Netsmart on opioid addiction counseling

Mobi Health News

The company's new 250 cart connects providers to specialists anywhere, not just within their own system

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

Maneesh goes well beyond tracking steps and heart rate: for example, air quality in his immediate environment. [On He wears many devices at once, putting the techs to his tests, and figuring out just what works well, and for whom.

Social Media and Mental Health – Teenage Wasteland or Land of Opportunity?

Digital Health

Apps and Devices That Impact Your Health and Well-Being

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Apps and Devices That Impact Your Health and Well-Being appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

What HPS Employees Say About Our Online Wellness Programs

Health Portal Solutions

HPS sees the value of our plug-and-play wellness programs so much that we provide these benefits to our own employees! HPS’ solutions for wellness , healthcare advocacy , and telemedicine easily plug into our portal and are priced at wholesale prices.

Pilot study: Akili's digital ADHD therapy feasible, well liked by autistic children, parents

Mobi Health News

The study's 19 young participants stuck to their regimens, and along with their parents said that they would be open to continuing treatment sessions.

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Employee wellness platforms Virgin Pulse, RedBrick Health to merge

Mobi Health News

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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Planned Parenthood rolls out chatbot to answer teens' sexual health, wellness questions

Mobi Health News

The new chatbot, called Roo, was designed to help teen girls between the ages of 13 to 17

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Rally launches new consumer wellness platform, Apple AR rumors and more digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: Lyft integrates blockchain platform for medical transports; Owkin's new funding, hire

American Well acquires Avizia, plans to expand acute care services

Mobi Health News

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

Digital employee wellness service Spring Health brings in $6M

Mobi Health News

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 inks remote monitoring plan, John Hancock incentivizes wellness and other Q4 payer news

Mobi Health News

Also: UnitedHealthcare's "Motion" incentive program expands to include Apple Watches and Cigna teams up with Happify Health and Prevail.

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Smart Phone Sign – A Measure of Well-Being and Suitability for Discharge

33 Charts

They wanted to know if a patient’s use of a smartphone during the initial clinical assessment by a surgeon could be used as a marker for well-being and suitability for discharge. Smart phone use as a surrogate for wellness is underutilized.

American Well Client Forum Recap

American Well Blog

American Well is still coming down off a terrific week in beautiful, albeit not-so-sunny San Diego (it rained most of the time, but that didn’t stop us from having a blast!), In every story there were clear benefits to the patients and caregivers, as well as the physicians and hospitals.

What is working well in Healthcare IT?

Healthcare Guys

What is working well in Healthcare IT? Advantages of electronic medical records and benefits of health information technology. Benefits of e-prescribing

EarlySense lands $39M in round led by Hill-Rom, Wells Fargo

Mobi Health News

Just last month Hill-Rom and EarlySense teamed up on a new hospital bed that uses the latter's contact free health monitoring.

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

Mobi Health News

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.

Study: U.S. Insulin May be Substandard, As Well As Costly

Insulin Nation

The next step for Carter and Heinemann is to test larger samples and to include insulin analogs, as well as biosimilars. On December 21, 2017, Alan W. Carter and Lutz Heinemann published a report in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology that suggests that insulin vials sold in U.S.

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Anthem: Employers embracing bundled health, wellness benefits

FierceHealthIT

A new Anthem study reveals that bundled health and wellness benefits can result in better care, lower costs and more satisfied employees

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