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.

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

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

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.

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.

Survey: More workplaces are expanding definition of wellness programs

FierceHealthIT

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

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.

A medical charter to address physician burnout, promote wellness

FierceHealthIT

The charter on physician well-being was created by the Collaborative for Healing in Medicine, a group of leading medical centers and organizations, and was published in JAMA With more than half of U.S. doctors experiencing burnout, a number of leading medical organizations have created a medical charter to help address the problem.

The Healthiest Communities Are Built on Education, Good Food, Mindfulness, and the Power of Love

Health Populi

Pedro’s life work as a sociologist has been in education’s role for enriching peoples’ lives, and how schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts.

Healthcare Roundup—The top ingredients for a community's well-being

FierceHealthIT

The top ingredients for well-being in a community aren't all what you might expect, plus other health news from across the web

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.

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.

Consumers Shop Food for Health, But Cost Is a Barrier to Healthy Eating

Health Populi

Registered dietitians and nutritionists, personal healthcare professionals, wellness coaches and reading scientific studies rank at the top as trusted sources of healthy food information.

How Walmart Could Bolster Healthcare in the Community

Health Populi

The company that defined Big Box stores in their infancy grew in healthcare, health and wellness over the past two decades, pioneering the $4 generic prescription back in 2006. Walmart has been a health/care destination for many years.

The U.S. is a Nation in Pain – America’s Life Expectancy Fell Again in 2016

Health Populi

wars since 1950, according to Pain in the Nation Update from the Well Being Trust and Trust for America’s Health. The Well Being Trust is a non-profit organization devoted to peoples’ social, spiritual, and mental wellness.

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.

The Healthiest Communities Are Built on Education, Good Food, Mindfulness, and the Power of Love

Health Populi

Pedro’s life work as a sociologist has been in education’s role for enriching peoples’ lives, and how schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts.

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.

Aetna, Harvard launch research partnership to identify the roots of well-being

FierceHealthIT

The Hartford health insurer and the Ivy League university are looking into the causes of well-being as well as how to enhance it. The study comes as other research shows a lack of self-care can also cause harm to others

The Healthiest Communities Are Built on Education, Good Food, Mindfulness, and the Power of Love

Health Populi

Pedro’s life work as a sociologist has been in education’s role for enriching peoples’ lives, and how schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts.

The Healthiest Communities Are Built on Education, Good Food, Mindfulness, and the Power of Love

Health Populi

Pedro’s life work as a sociologist has been in education’s role for enriching peoples’ lives, and how schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts.

Fairview Health Services directly targets employers with new wellness program

FierceHealthIT

Fairview Health Services is skipping the insurance middleman and going directly to employers with a new suite of workplace health and wellness programs. It's part of a growing trend of partnerships between companies and the providers that treat their workers

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.

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.

Health Care for a Typical Working Family of Four in America Will Cost $28,166 in 2018

Health Populi

What could $28,166 buy you in 2018? A new car? A year of your child’s college education? A plot of land for your retirement home? Or a year of healthcare for a family of four?

Food as Medicine – Philips’ Take On An Apple A Day from the Rijksmuseum

Health Populi

What if you went to visit a Vermeer still life with fruit, vegetables, and flowers, and the only image you saw in the famous painting was the flower and an urn? That’s exactly what happened to museum-goers visiting Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

The US Covered Nearly 50% of Global Oncology Medicine Spending in 2017 – a market update from IQVIA

Health Populi

As cancer drugs have advanced from a clinical profile and end-point perspective, we have also seen their list prices increase, as well.

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.

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

FierceHealthIT

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

Apple will launch AC Wellness medical practice for its employees this spring

FierceHealthIT

Apple is creating a practice called AC Wellness and will open two clinics in Santa Clara County to provide primary care to employees and their family members in part to test consumer-facing health services and products Silicon Valley continues to shake up the healthcare market: Apple plans to launch a medical practice and open two primary care clinics this spring.

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?

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 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.

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.

Having Health Insurance Is a Social Determinant of Health: the implications of growing uninsured in the U.S.

Health Populi

This research is part of the ongoing Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index surveys conducted every day, tracking questions for U.S. Health Populi’s Hot Points: It’s insightful and correct that Gallup posts this survey on the uninsured under the tab, “Well-Being.”