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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Industry Voices—The future of digital health depends on how well it improves patient engagement


Portals, apps and other innovations create a stronger personal connection between provider and patient. But the success of digital health ultimately relies less on advanced technology than on whether or not it improves an individual’s health and their ability to engage in their own health, Spectrum Health COO Tina Freese Decker writes for FierceHealthcare

Intermountain Healthcare Joins the American Well Family

American Well Blog

This week Intermountain Healthcare officially joined the American Well network as our newest health system partner. It will provide 24/7 on-demand care to all 750,000 members of Intermountain’s health plan as well as its approximately 34,000 employees, many of whom belong to the plan. Partnering with American Well is the next logical step in extending its reach system wide. The post Intermountain Healthcare Joins the American Well Family appeared first on American Well.

Next Generation ACO Model Bodes Well for Telemedicine Reimbursement

American Well Blog

By Kofi Jones, VP of Government Affairs, American Well. This may be just what telehealth advocates have been waiting for – a clear demonstration of the value of telehealth in FFS Medicare, which bodes well for provider reimbursement for telehealth visits.

American Well Receives NCQA Certification with a Score of 100%

American Well Blog

American Well is pleased to share that our affiliate national telehealth network of providers, Online Care Group, just received certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for physician credentialing, with a perfect score of 100 percent! By Sarah Natoli.

Why Boston? An Interview with American Well Co-Founder Dr. Ido Schoenberg

American Well Blog

If you’ve heard of American Well, you know we are a Boston-based digital health company and a leader in the telehealth space. Q: In just a few words – why Boston as the corporate headquarters for American Well?

Accountable care needs to help patients as well as cut costs


Two JAMA articles regarding value-based care suggest that accountable care organizations must help patients as well as they cut costs and reduce unnecessary care. One article lays the framework for an alternative payment model, the other calls for more teamwork to advance value-based care

Introducing American Well’s Telehealth Index: 2015 Consumer Survey

American Well Blog

American Well has published a new eBook – the first in our Telehealth Index series. We ran a nationally projectable survey with Harris Poll in December 2014 to answer some questions about telehealth, including: Are consumers ready get healthcare through video visits with physicians?

How Stepping Up to Transform Mobile Medical Care around the Country Makes the Biggest Change in Wellness of Public Health

KB Dental Consulting

Introduction. Mobile health is opening new opportunities for communication between patients and healthcare medical providers. This chance gives positive feedback by improving the outcomes and enhancing the patient experience.

American Well Announces Mobile Milestone of 1 Million Downloads

American Well Blog

This month, national telehealth leader American Well announced that it has reached the mobile milestone of 1 Million downloads for its free Amwell app for iPhone and Android. The post American Well Announces Mobile Milestone of 1 Million Downloads appeared first on American Well.

Intelligent, On- Demand Healthcare Concierge Provides Personalized Patient Experience

Consumer eHealth Engagement

It all started with a simple question one day, and grew into a trusted health relationship a few short months later. Sarah was very busy at work that crisp fall morning and had only a few minutes to log in and ask about her daughter’s diabetes medication.

American Well CEO Talks the Future of Telehealth

American Well Blog

Nobody knows this better than Roy Schoenberg, co-founder and CEO at American Well. The FSMB guidelines also required that patients have a choice of physician, as well as specified how documentation should take place. The telehealth market has come a long way since American Well was founded in 2006. What new projects is American Well working on to enable innovation within the telehealth industry?

Virtua Navigates Orthopedic Patients Pre- & Post-Surgery with Improved Patient Engagement and Care Coordination

Consumer eHealth Engagement

WELLBE PLATFORM FOR PATIENT ENGAGEMENT With an aging population and increase in chronic conditions including obesity, the demand for hip and knee operation is increasing dramatically.

When Buying a Pair of Jeans Competes With Filling a Prescription at CVS in Target

Health Populi

Target focused on another under-served and fast-growing market of people who can well use clothing that’s easy to take on and off, more comfortable and live-able, at an accessible price-point. Stories about three fashion brands have me thinking about women and their health economics.

Stanford’s ClickWell: Virtual Model for Primary Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

In January 2015, Stanford Medicine launched ClickWell Care, a new type of Primary Care clinic which leverages technology to allow patients to virtually connect with their own Stanford primary care clinicians and wellness coaches via video or phone visits.

Carolinas HealthCare System Pilots Prevent PreDiabetes Program via Virtual Group Coaching

Consumer eHealth Engagement

“Teammates have found it beneficial to participate in the program”, explains Kati Davis, Director Benefit Planning and Wellness at Carolinas HealthCare System. OMADA HEALTH CONSUMER VIEW.

How Albertsons Grocery Stores and Rite Aid Can Help Remake Healthcare

Health Populi

If played out well, the combination could become an important player in the evolving U.S. Adding Rite Aid to this map would expand Albertsons’ physical reach to millions of more food, healthcare and wellness consumers.

Dartmouth- Hitchcock’s ImagineCare Platform Leverages Wearables, Connected Health & Analytics for Personalized Patient Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), an innovative New England healthcare system with 1,000+ providers is committed to creating a “sustainable health system”, which proactively engages patients through new care models to achieve the triple aim.

Ochsner Leverages Retail, Connected Health Tools & Apple Watch to Engage Consumers

Consumer eHealth Engagement

After more than nine months of planning, Ochsner launched their OBar in early 2014 at the new Ochsner Center for Primary Care and Wellness. The OBar is located in the lobby to attract people walking by as well as patients.

Consumer Health and Patient Engagement – Are We There Yet?

Health Populi

Well, it depends on how we define the terms, and through what and whose lens. Along with artificial intelligence, patient engagement feels like the new black in health care right now.

1st. Qtr. Release Notes

Health Portal Solutions

HPS has repackaged its online health and wellness programs into a bundled program called Health e360. Daily Health & Wellness Videos and Tips. News Release Notes claim submission dental mobile provider provider portal telemedicine wellness

Carolinas HealthCare’s Diabetes Patients Collaborate with Coaches Using Data from Smartphones and Devices

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Like other innovative healthcare systems, Carolinas HealthCare also launched a mobile app for patients to access their portal (MyCarolinas), inform about the closest urgent care location with wait times as well as offer a provider search. Carolinas Healthcare System, the second largest public, not-for-profit healthcare system in the U.S. (39 39 hospitals, 900 care locations) based in the Southeast, is committed to using technology to engage patients for better care.

Brigham and Women’s Primary Practice Pilots New Mobile App to Drive Patient Engagement & Collaborative Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Twine Health Mobile App Engages Patients with Chronic Conditions The story about the health decline of our citizens is being told everywhere. According to the CDC website, “as of 2012, about half of all adults—117 million people—have one or more chronic health conditions.

More Working Americans Enrolled in High-Deductible Health Plans in 2017

Health Populi

Bundling financial wellness into health/wellness is key, and there’s a lack of dot-connecting among too many health citizens enrolled in so-called consumer-directed health plans. Over four in 10 U.S.

Add Behavioral Data to Social Determinants For Better Patient Understanding

Health Populi

We need to understand human behavior, as well, advocates Zip Codes Alone Don’t Deliver , a report from Sage Growth Partners.

Warren Buffett’s Healthcare Cost Tapeworm & His Alliance with Amazon and JPMorgan

Health Populi

And, increasingly, employee-patients, who have become important payors in the process, as well, shouldering many thousands of dollars of that PPO cost in the form of shared premium, copayments, and coinsurance, according to Milliman, the actuaries, who calculated that $26,944 PPO cost figure.

Addressing Patient Health Information In-Security at HIMSS 2018

Health Populi

Connected health Consumer experience Cybersecurity Financial health Financial wellness Health Consumers Health costs Health policy Health regulation Privacy and security Risk management Trust

Heart-Love – Omron’s Holy Grail of Blood Pressure Tracking on the Wrist

Health Populi

Finally, the battery is designed to last for two weeks, which is a consumer-friendly and -desirable feature, as well. It’s February 1st, which marks the first of 28 days of American Heart Month – a time to get real, embrace, learn about, and engage with heart health.

The $4 Trillion Health Economy of 2020

Health Populi

Financial health Financial wellness Health and wealth Health Consumers Health costs Health Economics Health finance Health policy Health politics Hospitals Personal health finance Prescription drugs Primary care Public health Safety net and health Value based health

Will People Enrolled in Medicaid Want to Be Amazon Prime’d?

Health Populi

a month a value to access Amazon Prime’s benefits, it’s a good thing for them especially to bolster aspects of living that bring health, wellness (physical and financial) and happiness to them.

U.S. Workers Say Health Care is the Most Critical Issue Facing the Nation

Health Populi

Health care ranks highest among working Americans as the top critical issue facing the country, well above terrorism, the role of the Federal government, unemployment and jobs, education, immigration and taxes. Never say Americans aren’t in touch with their own financial wellness.

Getting Real About Social Determinants of Health

Health Populi

New research points out that real people live real lives, and our assumptions about social determinants of health (SDOH) may need to be better informed by those real lives.

#Engage4Health: How Patients Are Morphing Into Healthcare Consumers, for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

This blog appears today as part of a #HIMSS18 primer series for attendees, and the industry at large, to discuss major health IT issues that will help move health and healthcare delivery forward in 2018 – and beyond.