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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

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

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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.


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.”

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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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.


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.

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


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

Digital Health

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.

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.


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.


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


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.

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.

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.

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 scores $290M, 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.

American Well to Acquire Avizia

Healthcare Informatics

Telehealth provider American Well has agreed to acquire Avizia, a provider of telehealth services in hospital settings

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.

Wealth is Health and Health, Wealth, Fidelity Knows – with Weight a Major Risk Factor

Health Populi

Total Well-Being , a research report from Fidelity Investments, looks at the inter-connections between health and wealth – the combined impact of physical, mental, and fiscal factors on our lives. Just 4% of workers in poor health generated high financial wellness index scores.


Self-Care is Healthcare for Everyday People

Health Populi

In fact, health and wellness consumers have existed since a person purchased the first toothpaste, aspirin, heating pad, and moisturizing cream at retail. I find all of these, and more, at the Health-Beauty-Wellness Conference convened by GMDC in Orlando this week through the weekend.

American Well hires CFO, Amazon hires noted cardiologist, and more digital health hires and departures

Mobi Health News

American Well has hired Keith W. Anderson comes to American Well via Piper Jaffrey, where he served as managing director and a member of the healthcare investment banking team Anderson as its new chief financial officer.

Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

Health Populi

Food — healthy, accessible, fairly-priced — is a key social determinant of individual health, wellness, and a public’s ability to pursue happiness. Obesity, diabesity, food deserts and food swamps co-exist across America, factors that cost the U.S.

As Workers’ Healthcare Costs Increase, Employers Look to Telehealth and Wearable Tech to Manage Cost & Health Risks

Health Populi

Two approaches quantified in this year’s KFF survey are the use of lower-cost settings, such as retail clinics and telehealth, as well as workers generating health data shared via mobile apps and wearable technology.

Starkey's new Livio AI is part hearing aid, part fitness tracker, part wellness coach

Mobi Health News

As a health wearable that far predates the invention of the term, hearing aids have always been an interesting spot. Now Minnesota hearing aid company Starkey Hearing Technologies, which launched one of the first hearing aids to connect directly to an iPhone back in 2014, has launched Livio AI


The Center for a Mental Health & Wellness Tour

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Now that July, National Minority Mental Health Month, is in full swing, the Center for Total Health encourages you to join us in a new and thought-provoking tour focused on integrating mental health and wellness into everyday life. The post The Center for a Mental Health & Wellness Tour appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health. Center for Total Health Mental health Uncategorized center for total health Find Your Words Kaiser Permanente mental health Wellnes

Employers Take on Health Activism, Embracing Behavioral Health, Virtual Care, AI, and Transparency

Health Populi

More U.S. employers are growing activist roles as stakeholders in the healthcare system, according to the 2019 Large Employers Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH).

Nimblr integrates with Alexa, Maryland Medical studies new senior wellness app, and more digital health briefs

Mobi Health News

It’s bilingual. Miami-based CareCloud, maker of care management platform Breeze, has just added a new Spanish version, called Breeze en Español. The new version will allow customers to book, check-in and out of appointments, and pay for bills in Spanish

American Well engineering team highlighted on VentureFizz

American Well Blog

This week we announced the appointment of longtime American Well technology executive Jon Freshman to Chief Technology Officer. American Well Engineers Seamlessly Advance Telehealth. Freshman joined American Well in 2007, tackling web and mobile development.

American Well's telehealth service now available to Anthem members with Galaxy phones

Mobi Health News

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

Health-Care tech for seniors – not well served by the Wall Street Journal

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Skip the tech – listen to the experts interviewed – first robots. The good news – this week’s Health Care Technology supplement transcended the limits of doctors and hospitals – and dabbled in the dilemmas of elder care – included technology to assist those with dementia and mitigate loneliness.

pairSEQ breaks down another barrier to fixing, well, everything.

Import Immunity

Here’s how: Take a sample and distribute it randomly across N (we used 96) wells. Amplify the alpha and beta chains within each well, just as we’d do for traditional immunosequencing. Now, say we’ve found alpha sequence A in wells A1, B5 and E3. Just add more wells.


On World Food Day 2018, Imagine A Chef Cooking for Patients

Health Populi

has honed its portfolio of business to focus on health and well-being, which I’ve discussed here in Health Populi. We are but one family that’s part of a global trend of consumers keen to adopt products and services that boost health and well-being via food, Mintel has found.

American Well to shine HIMSS18 spotlight on partners as it slides into connector role

Mobi Health News

But American Well co-CEO Ido Schoenberg says that the telehealth company is pointing that spotlight elsewhere At the HIMSS global conference, technology companies tend to use the gathering as an excuse to show off the latest features and advancements of their platform.

A Front Row Seat for the Future of Technology-Enabled Health and Wellness

The cHealth Blog

At last year’s Symposium, we announced the merger, to establish “the singular leadership event focused on the future of technology-enabled health and wellness. And, the list of exhibitors is long as well, and we’re very excited to see this growing marketplace.

As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

Health Populi

These organizations collect data on consumers which can be used to better coordinate care, as well as, if married to practical artificial intelligence, predict health needs in advance of disease onset.

Anthem partners with Samsung, American Well on telehealth offering


A new partnership between Anthem, American Well and Samsung will make it easier for 74 million members to access virtual consultations on Samsung Galaxy phones

American Well partners recognized as “top” healthcare leaders

American Well Blog

American Well is proud to say that three of our clients, Intermountain Healthcare, CVS Health, Cleveland Clinic, have been recognized for their outstanding work in improving life at sustainable costs.

Multimorbidity In the US – Obesity As A Key Driver of Health Spending

Health Populi

“Obesity is associated with a large number of pathologic processes and risks, including metabolic syndrome, vascular disease, cancer, oxidative stress, inflammation, as well as many others.” In the U.S.,

Food as Medicine Update: Danone Goes B-Corp, Once Upon a Farm Garners Garner, and Livongo Buys Retrofit

Health Populi

Danone recently divested its portfolio of any business that didn’t speak to health or some adjacency to wellness. Several years ago, the parent Danone has doubled-down on the mission of making people healthier, and is strategically focused on sustainability, health and wellness.

Survey: More workplaces are expanding definition of wellness programs


The new survey from the National Business Group on Health and Fidelity shows well-being and financial health top employers' lists